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  1. Costa Rica
  2. Alajuela
  3. La Fortuna

La Fortuna: Sloth Watching Experience

Product ID: 190874
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A wildlife tour to La Fortuna, a unique site to watch sloths. The climate, food availability, protection and the absence of predators make this area, and the property you will visit, a small natural oasis for these charismatic creatures.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

ransfers are included from hotels in Zone 1, including La Fortuna Town, Arenal Country, Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Los Lagos, Volcano Lodge, Volcano Inn, Arenal Springs, Arenal Manoa, Arenal Paraíso, Montaña de Fuego, Kokoro, Campo Verde, Carlos Lodge, Tacotal, Kioro, Tabacón, Mountain Paradise, Arenal Nayara, Villas Eco Arenal, Silencio del Campo, Royal Corin, Baldi Hot Springs, La Pradera del Arenal, Magic Mountain, and Lomas del Volcan. For hotels in Zone 2 a fee of USD 39.00 is added for transfers. This rate is per service for 1-6 persons at hotels in Arenal, El Tanque Airport, Lost Iguana, Arenal Lodge, El Bosque, and The Springs Resort. For transfers from hotels in Zone 3, the additional charge is USD 48.00. This includes Arenal Observatorio Lodge, hotels in El Castillo, hotels in Chachagua, and hotels in Muelle.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Trail through the fascinating tropical forest
  • Have your sloth sighting guaranteed
  • Take a tour recommended for families
  • Choose between a morning, noon or evening departure
Full description
After being picked up from your hotel at your chosen time, you will start this exciting journey into the sloths' territory, which is within a small family-friendly eco-project just 5 minutes from La Fortuna. The project has a path of 1500 meters (a little less than a mile) which is suitable for adults, families, and children of all ages. You will venture into the forest for 2 hours, where you will be surrounded by plants, a river bordering the property and of course, the Guarumo Trees (Cecropia obtusifolia), which are the favorite food of sloths in Costa Rica.

During this tour, you will learn about the importance of the sloths' protection, as illegal trade has grown due to its increasing popularity. Because of this, Ecoterra Expeditions, along with the Rodríguez family, are maintaining this privileged area to protect the sloths in Costa Rica.

Your specialized guide will be an expert in locating these sloths, so you can be guaranteed of a sloth observation during your tour. It's important to remember that the sloth is a solitary animal and spends most of its time sleeping and resting on the treetops. The two-toed sloth and three-toed sloth can be observed in the route, and now and then, visitors may have the incredible experience of watching the mother with its offspring. Your naturalist guide will supply high-quality optical gear to provide a 100% satisfying observation without any impact to the naturally smiling sloths. At the end of this natural experience, you will be driven back to your hotel where you will be left understanding just why you cannot come to Costa Rica without seeing a sloth.
Includes
  • Optical equipment
  • Reserve entrance fee
  • Bilingual nature guide
  • Transportation to and from your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan with WiFi
  • Bottled mineral water
What’s Not Included
  • Money for snacks, tips, or souvenirs
  • Additional food and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• 2 adult minimum required to operate the tour
• Baby seats are available at no extra cost, subject to availability
• The tour is operated in English and Spanish
• Transportation included from the majority of hotels (if your hotel is located far from La Fortuna or the main road to the Arenal Volcano, please inquire about extra charges)
• Choose between 8:00AM, 2:00PM or 5:30PM departure
Save up to 20%

From US$ 67.85 US$ 54.28 per person

Customer reviews
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Review summary
Service
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Organization
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Value for money
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Safety
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Ecoterra Costa Rica

Product ID: 190874