ATV - Monkey sanctuary adventure

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About the Congo Trail Monkey Sanctuary: With the invassion of civilization into monkey habitats the number of orphaned monkeys has gone up and keeps on going up. It's d

Our ATV wildlife tour is a fun and exciting way to see the area and experience some of the native wildlife. Combing a mountain ATV tour and a visit to the monkey sanctuary, this unique tour is a great option for experiencing the mountainous part of Guanacaste. Enjoy a scenic ATV ride with beautiful vistas and challenging uphill climbs. After arriving at the small village of Artola, we will make our way to the Congo Trail Monkey Sanctuary.


Once we arrive at the monkey sanctuary, you will be able to get up close with these fascinating and intelligent animals. Home to one of the only certified and inspected monkey orphanages in Costa Rica, the Congo Trail Monkey Sanctuary is an important rescue center for these creatures. For this tour, we will be focusing on the monkey sanctuary but please inquire if you are interested in the other available activities offered on site such as zip lines and horseback riding tours. This is a great family-friendly tour!

own the back road trails to the Pacific seashore. During the atv tour you can stop for a visit to the monkey sanctuary. 

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Starting at the Lizard Tours main office, we will gather around 9:00 and give you a quick explanation and safety briefing. Heading out to the Congo Trail Monkey Sanctuary, we will drive through the hills of Guanacaste towards Artola town. You will enjoy a fun and exciting 2-hour ATV ride with beautiful vistas of the ocean and the unique sights/sounds of small Costa Rican villages.


After we make our way to Nuevo Colon, we will enter the Congo Trail Monkey Sanctuary, home to one of the only certified monkey orphanages in Costa Rica. You will be able to see and learn about the monkeys up close. You can also explore their small petting zoo and snake exhibit if you choose to. If you want to combine this tour with the ATV & Zip-Line tour, just give us a heads up so we can budget our time appropriately. After a fun afternoon monkeying around, we will hop back on the ATVs and make our way back to the office. If you want to stop by Playa Potrero for a quick swim, we will enjoy a refreshing break. You can expect to be back at our office by 12:00 PM.


What we offer:

  • Water and fruits.
  • Safety equipment.
  • Bilingual tour guides.
What you bring:
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Sunblock.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Camera.
  • Bring your drivers licence.
  • For security, we don't allow kids under 7 years old.
  • If you need transportation, fees may apply.
  • We need a minimum of two ATVs to open the tour.