San Jose: Guided Nature Walk With Biologists Seeking Sloths
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 2.5 - 3 hours
The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in San Jose, Heredia, or Alajuela at 6:00 AM. On your way to breakfast, drive past rolling coffee plantations and admire the mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park. At around 7:15 AM, stop for a traditional Costa Rican breakfast to set you up for the day's adventure. Enjoy fresh fruit juice, coffee, eggs, and the popular gallo pinto (a typical Central American rice and bean dish.) After breakfast visit a local banana plantation and learn about the process of growing and exporting fruit. At around 10:00 AM, leave the bus behind and hop onboard a boat as you cruise into the jungle of Tortuguero National Park. Surrounded by tropical rainforest, which covers over 29,000 hectares, soak up the magic of this luscious green landscape. As you sail along the jungle canals, see native green sea turtles, as well as other endangered a...
Travel to the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica on a day tour that’s perfect for thrill-seekers and nature lovers. Embark on an exciting river cruise down the Sarapiquí River. Check out the different flora and fauna around you at the Tirimbina Biological Reserve. Navigate a unique suspension bridge. Begin your adventure early at your hotel where your naturalist tour guide will meet you. Hop on a luxury air-conditioned vehicle for a relaxing drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside. On the way, experience the beauty of the second-largest national park in Costa Rica, the Braulio Carrillo. The highway divides the park into 2 big sections, so you can enjoy breathtaking views of the pristine rainforest. Once on the Caribbean slope, learn about the local culture, the unique architecture of the Caribbean, the most important crops including bananas, cassavas, pineapples, heart of palm,...
Explore the protected Tortuguero National Park in the Limón Province, reachable only by airplane or boat. Take in the wealth of biodiversity in its eleven different habitats, including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons.
After an early morning hotel pickup, admire the biodiversity of a primary forest through the window as you drive past Braulio Carrillo National Park. Sample a delicious Costa Rican breakfast during the drive. Mid-morning, board a comfortable boat and travel along the Tortuguero Canals. Be enchanted by the surrounding paradise and its varied flora and fauna. Then, enjoy a refreshing cocktail and a delicious lunch at the hotel. After lunch, tour the canals and take incredible photos for the rest of the afternoon. Arrive at Pachira Lodge (or similar) for a delightful dinner and a restful night's sleep.
The day begins with pickup from your hotel in San Jose and heads to the stunning La Paz Waterfall Gardens. This private nature reserve has been designed to educate visitors and provide sanctuary for rescued wildlife through a variety of gardens and exhibits. Enjoy a stroll through the park's luscious green landscapes and see rescued jaguars, colorful butterflies, exotic birds, and unique plants. Theres's also plenty of tropical cascades to admire and snap photos of for your vacation album. Later, discover the wonders of the Sarapiqui River on a relaxing boat cruise. Soak up the tranquility of the river and surrounding rainforest as you listen to the sound of bird’s chirping and trickling water. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, be dropped off back to your accommodation.
Enjoy an exclusive private tour with a naturalist guide and captain. swim in the water, sail in a small and classic sailing boat, go snorkeling, practice your abilities on a paddleboard, or just relax on the sun deck while navigating the peaceful waters of the Pacific Ocean. Begin your adventure with a relaxing 90-minute drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside with air-conditioned transportation. Arrive at Playa Herradura, where a “Panga” or water taxi will take you out to The Reliant for a pleasant journey along the beautiful coast of Herradura Bay. Enjoy complimentary red and white wine, beer, sangria, soft drinks, bottled water, and rum punch as well as a variety of local fresh fruits and snacks. Sail over and anchor with the beautiful Isla Herradura in the background. Take a life vest if you feel less comfortable in the water. An experienced person will go with your gr...
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Our guide Gladys is a Biology Student working on finishing her degree at UCR, and she was fantastic during our tour of the nature reserve and campus. She was very knowledgeable about many of the local plants, birds, and insects. We definitely got some interesting stories about the unique habits of local animals and how they interact with each other. There are no guarantees of seeing any specific types of animals on this tour except the farmer ants, but you are pretty likely to see at least a handful of unique birds and insects around the campus. Although we didnt get to see a sloth on campus, we did get to see and learn a lot that we didnt expect. Definitely a great time and a very informational tour.
Great experience with a lot of insights and personalized education about the animal life in Costa Rica with a biologist. Cello was super knowledgeable and friendly as we walked the grounds spotting local wildlife right in San Jose. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend to anyone looking for something interesting and educational right in San Jose.
Gladys was an amazing tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about everything on the tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves nature and it's tranquility. We had a great tour!
The tour and the tour guide was very nice. We saw a lot of nice birds insects and 2 sloth’s and nice plants. We got a lot of interesting infomations. I just can recommend the tour.
This tour was a very nice experience! Our guide Jose had an excellent knowledge of plants, animals and a lot more - it was very interesting! We would highly recommend it!