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

By Destiny Travel Costa Rica
from
$150.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$150.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-90
Duration: 4h
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Mobile ticket
English, Spanish


  • 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
What's not included
  • 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24578P22

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • 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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center?
Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center price starts from $150.00. Discover and book Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center on Tripadvisor
What is the Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center cancellation policy?
Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center?
Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center is hosted by Destiny Travel Costa Rica. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Destiny Travel Costa Rica on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24578P22

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
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    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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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Avery K
Avery K
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Book it!
We had a wonderful tour! The drive up was great, both the guide and driver were warm and welcoming. The garden area
BrianO3399
BrianO3399
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Good view; Good workout
Waterfalls were impressive. Older travelers should note that significant exertion is required to ascend steps to ob
megant2023
megant2023
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Great guided tour
Our guide, Freddy was great. Enjoyed very much. The waterfall and butterfly and hummingbird garden were all beautif
Lucy B R
Lucy B R
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Highly recommend.
It is very hard to .pick a favorite part of this excursion. We were picked up on time, offered a water bottle in th
G9098CDchristiang
G9098CDchristiang
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Excellent day out
We were extremely lucky to have seen the Volcán clear sky’s! The Lunch buffet was amazing and location as well
719amulp
719amulp
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Wonderful Costa Rican Adventure
Thanks again for a great itinerary! I would not hesitate to recommend Destiny Travel to friends or family.
Cory M
Cory M
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Nice day trip
Very nice tour guide. Lots of wildlife. Sloths. Monkeys. Hermit crabs. The ocean. Wish we had a bit more time, but
MagicSeek
MagicSeek
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Amazing Experience!
We have had excellent service with a web travel agency called Viator in other locations who connect us with local t
michaelcA9826BR
michaelcA9826BR
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Amazing
The best tour I went on in Costa Rica. Our tour guide (Edgar) was hilarious. He gave us detailed tours and guided
jessicalilia3
jessicalilia3
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Rent a car instead
The main reason I chose this tour was because I was trying to avoid the coffee farm tour, and go straight to the vo
katieeD7905YH
katieeD7905YH
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Amazing experience!
Such an amazing day! Our tour guide was incredible by providing such a rich history and enthusiasm in both Spanish
desireevsanchez
desireevsanchez
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Fantastic Day Trip, covers so much
We had the best time on this trip with Oscar! My sister and I are first time traveler's and he made the entire expe
zahram402
zahram402
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Poas volcano and Lapaz Waterfall garden!
Poas volcano was fantastic! Great scenery! We didn't booked the full day at first but then we decided to join the g
annewW1052EM
annewW1052EM
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Great Opportunity To See Wildlife
We had a tour with Fran & Alan as our driver. They were both really great! We learned a lot and got to see a lot of
n0rcald
n0rcald
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A Fun and Beautiful Experience
This day tour from San Jose was well worth the time and cost. We were picked up at our hotel and driven the 45 min
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bighack
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico77 contributions
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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Mi Mi
8 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
I planned on doing the tour on short notice and the team around Oldemar (one of the few tour companies that has offers for solo-travelers) replied swiftly and worked on my booking. However, my plans changed and even then I was met with understanding and excellent customer service. Thank you again for your understanding!
Written January 5, 2022
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Daniel S
We are glad to know that our team took care of your booking and even though your plans changed, you were happy with the service provided. Thank you very much for sharing your experience.. Pura vida
Written January 6, 2022
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Robin S
Toronto, Canada23 contributions
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
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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 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
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Guy Powell
Ogden, UT1 contribution
Excellent presentation of rescue animals and the mission. Relaxed intimate experience. Included video, refreshments, walking tour with staff and gift shop.
Written November 7, 2021
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Daniel S
We are pleased to know that everything was to your liking on this tour. With your visit to this place, you are contributing to the conversation and care of these endangered species. Thank you very much for being part of this noble cause.
Written November 7, 2021
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Jeanne M
1 contribution
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
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
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Trudygirl70
Toronto, Canada26 contributions
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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