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Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center provided by Destiny Travel Costa Rica

Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center

Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center
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Last updated: Jun 17, 2020
A note from Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center
Small groups ( 5-8 passenger maximum per excursion)
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24578P22
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Private Driver/guide • Private Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Small-group tour at the Ranch • Private Transport by air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Toucan Rescue Ranch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up all travellers at any Hotel or place in San Jose downtown, Heredia downtown or Alajuela downtown.
Airports:
Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Private Driver/guide • Private Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Small-group tour at the Ranch • Private Transport by air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Toucan Rescue Ranch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up all travellers at any Hotel or place in San Jose downtown, Heredia downtown or Alajuela downtown.
Airports:
Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Dress code is smart casual
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Toucan Rescue Ranch
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    This tour is rich with the individual stories of rescued wildlife including a large variety of parrots, macaws, owls, sloths, spider monkeys and more! The tour teaches the public about the importance of conservation, facts about rainforest wildlife and what it means to run a wildlife rescue center
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Robin S
Toronto, Canada23 contributions
Very interesting half day!
Feb 2020
Juan was our guide and was very personable and knowledgeable. First we visited the Sloth Rescue, but in fact there are many different species there. They really depend on visitors to help raise the money for the animals' care, some of which have been rescued after being hit by cars, electrocuted on power lines, or from irresponsible people who kept them as pets until they became unmanageable. They try to rehabilitate and return to the wild the ones they can. For the others, they have found their forever homes. It's a bit sad, but it's really important work, so I was glad to support them.

After that, we visited with the Chief of an indigenous tribe called Huetar. There are very few of this tribe left and they are trying to maintain their traditions as best they can in a very different world. Juan was our interpreter, as the Chief doesn't speak English. It was interesting to hear about their beliefs and traditions, even though there are some that we don't agree with in our modern world. But we respected each other's position, and it was a great reminder that if you listen with an open mind, you can at least agree to disagree.

The only reason I'm not giving this excursion 5 stars is that since it was a 7 am pickup, we had breakfast at 6 and didn't arrive back at our hotel until 1:30, then had to go find a place to have lunch. It would have been great to either add a local lunch to the itinerary, or take us to a local place for a snack between appointments.

But all in all, an interesting day with a very good guide.
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Daniel S
Dear client... THank you so much for your comments and we are glad to know you had a great time at this excursion. . We would like to thank you again becuase with your visit you are being part of this great project.
Written February 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bighack
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico76 contributions
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. The animals are incredible, and the tour guides there are very knowledgeable, and the staff is amazing.

I highly recomendó taking an Uber from San José rather than signing up for this $150 “tour.” Our driver provided no helpful information and was not a guide, though he was prompt and courteous. You can purchase tickets for the TRR on line or on site for $35 per adult, and the Uber from San José is about $12 each way.
Written January 11, 2020
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Daniel S
Dear client... THank you so much for your comments and we are glad to know you had a great time at the Ranch. Regarding what you mentioned about the driver, certainly it is a short drive from any Hotel in San Jose to the Ranch and the certified guides at the Ranch are ready to welcome you and provide you with the full information during the tour. 85% of the price you paid goes to the ranch funds as a donation that will help this place to continues with its good work taking care of injured animals. We would like to thank you again becuase with your visit you are being part of this great project.
Written January 13, 2020
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Jeanne M
1 contribution
Great experience
Jan 2020 • Friends
Absolutely loved this experience. Guide was knowledgeable and we got to see four baby sloths up close as they climbed around and ate hibiscus flowers. The toucans were interesting as were the other birds and unexpected animals like a river otter. This place does great work and deserves your visit. On hikes or other tours you are lucky to catch a glimpse of many animals. Here you watch them where they are being cared for before a return (if possible) to their native habitat.
Written January 3, 2020
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Daniel S
Hello Jeanne...We are happy to know you had a beautiful day at the Sloth Ranch. Thank you for sharing your experience with others and for letting us be part of your experience. With your visit, you are contribuiting to maintain a place that really cares about animals , among others places along the country - Muchas gracias !!!
Written January 7, 2020
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Alana P
1 contribution
Toucan Rescue Ranch
Aug 2019 • Family
This was a great tour! We loved seeing the baby sloths and learning more about them. Highly recommend this tour if you want to definitely see sloths while in Costa Rica.
Written August 12, 2019
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Curiosity821826
Dear Alana, 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 at the Ranch. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to show you our country.
Written August 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trudygirl70
Toronto, Canada25 contributions
Great outing!
Jul 2019
We were picked up at the hotel on time and traveled inside an air-conditioned bus. There were only 6 of us so we had a small group and were able to ask all kinds of questions. Our Guide Omar was very knowledgeable.
We went on to a church and ox cart factory. Well worth the trip.
Written July 21, 2019
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Curiosity821826
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 Miguel loves his job and always take very good care of all our clients. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to show you our country. !!
Written July 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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