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  2. San José Province
  3. San Jose

San Jose: Guided Nature Walk With Biologists Seeking Sloths

Product ID: 270972
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Guided by passionate biologists, discover a hidden ecosystem in the middle of the city. See native sloths, birds, butterflies, and variety of plants and insects living wild and free. Join a small group tour on the grounds of the University of Costa Rica.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Booklets
English

Pickup optional

Pickup at the desired location inside the Metro Area. Details of the car will be provided as soon as guide is assigned.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover an amazing variety of birds, incredible insects, and amazing flowers
  • See the fascinating indigenous sphere stone, the largest in San Jose
  • Look for a wild sloth population in the middle of the university campus
Full description
Departing from the nearby meeting point, visit the University of Costa Rica campus, home to some of the largest patches of forest in San Jose. Guided by young biologists, discover the nature hiding in the middle of Costa Rica's largest city. Experience wildlife you wouldn't have imagined existed minutes away from downtown.  

On the first stop, you’ll look for resident and migratory birds, lots of incredible insects and amazing flowers. Then, see the largest indigenous stone sphere in San Jose, thought to derive from the extinct Diquis culture. Lastly, visit the main campus to seek out the friendly sloths climbing freely.

On weekdays, you can also visit the scientific research butterfly garden with more than 25 different species and get to know the people working there. The goal of this tour is to change the way tourism is done in Costa Rica, while supporting young scientists, researchers, and local entrepreneurs.
Includes
  • Guided nature walk by a biologist
  • Butterfly garden entrance fee (weekdays only)
  • Binoculars and telescope
  • Poncho
  • Bird pocket guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, if option selected
What’s Not Included
  • Snacks or water
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Closed-toe shoes
Not allowed
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• During the rainy season (May to November), bring bug spray and be prepared to experience the rainforest
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Product ID: 270972