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Day trip from San Jose to Wildlife Refuge La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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    spend a day surrounded by the natural wonders of the tropical forest in the gardens of the La Paz waterfall. Walk along a paved path to a thunderous waterfall, admire the flora and fauna of the place and observe a variety of colorful tropical birds and exotic animal species up close. 

    Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel, get on your transfer vehicle and head to the gardens of the La Paz waterfall. Visit ten animal exhibitions to see fascinating creatures, such as butterflies, monkeys, toads, snakes, exotic birds and even felines from the jungle that roam the place. 

    Take a moderate-intensity hike to the gardens of the La Paz waterfall, an exuberant green space where biodiversity is very present. Walk the paved trail of 3 kilometers (1.8 mi), which will take you to the base of the La Paz waterfall. This ecological park, with a height that varies between 1,200 and 1,500 meters (4,000 to 5,000 ft), is home to a wide variety of wildlife and plant species. 

    Make a stop at the aviary and admire this birdwatchers' paradise. Many species take refuge in this fascinating reserve, such as colorful toucans, wild turkeys, macao macaws, finches and honeycreepers. Walk surrounded by more than 4,000 butterflies that fly in the butterfly garden and learn about the different stages of its development. 

    The La Paz waterfall is a perfect and relaxing destination for the whole family, full of opportunities to take photographs worthy of a postcard of the fantastic natural beauty of Costa Rica.

     

     
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    San jose downtown hotels
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Same of departure - lobby of the hotel
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We were apprehensive about going to Costa Rica in the rainy season but came to find it is a great time to visit. There are no crowds and bargains are available. While we did get soaked during one excursion we didn't have a single wash out day the week we were there. Every day
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    Response from Curiosity821826, Public Relations Manager at Day trip from San Jose to Wildlife Refuge La Paz Waterfall Gardens
    Responded Oct 7, 2019
    Hello Gary, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are happy to know that the tour and service provided met your expectations and that you had a good time while in Costa Rica. Certainly our guides love what they do and are always ready to explain and show you the main spots of each tour. Once again, thank you for sharing your thoughts that will help others travelers . !!
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    What a great way to spend the day. The hummingbirds, butterflies, sloths and monkeys and the breathtaking waterfalls.
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    Response from Curiosity821826, Public Relations Manager at Day trip from San Jose to Wildlife Refuge La Paz Waterfall Gardens
    Responded Aug 28, 2019
    Hi SHari. Glad to know you had a beautiful day at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Thank you for sharing your experience with others and for letting us be part of your experience.
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    La Paz water gardens is gorgeous our guide was very informative and courteous. lunch was very good ,all animals are very visible, but a lot of stairs so be prepared
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    Response from Curiosity821826, Guest Relations Manager at Day trip from San Jose to Wildlife Refuge La Paz Waterfall Gardens
    Responded Jul 31, 2019
    Dear Customer, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are happy to know that the tour and service provided met your expectations and that you had a good time. Certainly our guides love what they do and are always ready to explain and show you the main spots of each tour. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to show you our country. !!
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    Really enjoyed all the animals, waterfalls, and food. Highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. Highly recommend!
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    Response from Curiosity821826, Guest Relations Manager at Day trip from San Jose to Wildlife Refuge La Paz Waterfall Gardens
    Responded Jun 9, 2019
    Hello Jamie, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are happy to know that the tour and service provided met your expectations and that you had a good time. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to show you our country. !!
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

    By: Destiny Travel Costa Rica
    29 reviews
    bighack
    San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    728
    Great site to visit, but take an Uber
    We had a wonderful visit to the Toucan Rescue Ranch, and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica.
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    jeannemC6877PN
    10
    Great experience
    Absolutely loved this experience. Guide was knowledgeable and we got to see four baby sloths up close as they
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    ljanssen13
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    111
    Amazing and Intimate tour!
    This is a must do in Costa Rica! Our day started on a river cruise in which we saw: sloths, monkeys, birds,
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    Tammie H
    Frigate Bay, St. Kitts
    54
    Day trip with Oscar
    This was such an amazing trip. We ended up being just us and our amazing tour guide Oscar. Although we to wait to
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    N8271SHtrevors
    40
    Great Experience
    Was a great way to escape the city and visit the natural wildlife of Costa Rica. The tour I had felt like a
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    devyn123
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    10
    Personalized tour company
    We did a ton of research of different tour companies and chose Destiny because of the types of tours they offered,
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    Gary W
    ATLANTA, GEORGIA
    63
    Don't let the "rainy season" scare you away
    We were apprehensive about going to Costa Rica in the rainy season but came to find it is a great time to visit.
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    marthacscott
    Sequim, Washington
    388
    A beautiful refuge for orphan animals snd amazing Waterfalls
    My granddaughter and I took this tour to the La Paz waterfall and gardens, we saw unusual Orchids, and an area
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    Shari E
    60
    Beautiful
    What a great way to spend the day. The hummingbirds, butterflies, sloths and monkeys and the breathtaking
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    rjhankey1974
    10
    Highly recommend this tour!!
    I had originally booked the Irazu tour, and that one had to be cancelled the day before, so they arranged for me
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    Alana P
    10
    Toucan Rescue Ranch
    This was a great tour! We loved seeing the baby sloths and learning more about them. Highly recommend this tour
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    suewA8159TV
    52
    La paz
    La Paz water gardens is gorgeous our guide was very informative and courteous. lunch was very good ,all animals
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    Trudygirl70
    Toronto, Canada
    168
    Great outing!
    We were picked up at the hotel on time and traveled inside an air-conditioned bus. There were only 6 of us so we
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    Getaway12911248966
    Athens, Georgia
    10
    Fantastic tour!
    I've never booked an official tour before--I typically like to explore on my own, but I can't emphasize enough how
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    Jamie M
    21
    Better than expected!
    Really enjoyed all the animals, waterfalls, and food. Highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. Highly recommend!
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    • Destiny Travel Costa Rica
    • Duration: 8h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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