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The trip began in earnest on our second day in Costa Rica. We rode by bus over the Pan American Highway, stopping at a workshop where they make highly decorated ox carts. Then we took an unpaved road to eventually arrive at Monte Verdi.

While in Monte Verdi, we took a hike through the Cloud Forest Preserve seeing many birds, monkeys (white faced and howlers), a sloth, and hummingbirds. Elsewhere around the Monte Verdi area we saw other birds, animals, and butterflies.
One afternoon, several of us split off from the main group and tried out a "canopy tour" or zipline. As with all canopy tour operators, ours said it was the highest (440 meters off the ground at one point), fastest (reaching up to 50 MPH), and longest. We can't vouch for the accuracy of all this, but it was quite an adrenaline rush!

_Danielle-Alex-w-Ox-Cart

_Danielle-Alex-w-Ox-Cart

_Ox-Cart

_Ox-Cart

_White-Faced-Monkey

_White-Faced-Monkey

_White-Faced-Monkey-Climbing

_White-Faced-Monkey-Climbing

_Howler-Monkey

_Howler-Monkey

_Howler Sitting

_Howler Sitting

_Howler

_Howler

_Sloth-Face

_Sloth-Face

_Sloth

_Sloth

_Hummingbird flying

_Hummingbird flying

_Porcupine-through-scope

_Porcupine-through-scope

_Toucan

_Toucan

_Butterflies

_Butterflies

_Butterfly

_Butterfly

_Fromes-at-Sky-Trek

_Fromes-at-Sky-Trek

_Mueller-at-Sky-Trek

_Mueller-at-Sky-Trek

_Zipline

_Zipline

_Eric-on-Zipline

_Eric-on-Zipline

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Central America
Subcategory Detail:Costa Rica
Keywords:Monte Verdi