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San Jose: Walking Nature Tour with Sloths, Birds, and Trees

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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.

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

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. 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 Telescope for bird and sloth watching

Important Information

  • During the rainy season (May to November), please bring bug spray and be prepared to experience the rainforest. During this time we recommend booking the morning slot; however, the afternoons are also great.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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