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Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose

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San José, Costa Rica

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Visit a Costa Rican animal sanctuary and learn about sloths on this half-day tour from San Jose. Discover other local wildlife being treated at the sanctuary to be released into the wild such as monkeys, toucans, kinkajous (known as honey bears), coatimundis, macaws, and more. Plus, head to the folkloric towns of Grecia and Sarchi to explore.
  • Spend time outside San Jose on this half-day trip
  • Travel comfortably from San Jose in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • See skilled artisans building traditional oxcarts in Sarchi
  • Pickup and drop-off to/from most San Jose hotels is included
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Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off (most San Jose area hotels)
Professional bilingual guide
Visits to the Towns of Grecia and Sarchi
Gratuities
Services not specified

Departure Point

San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimal walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Dress code is casual smart, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Go Tours Costa Rica

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose.

Traveler Tips


  • "An enjoyable short tour if you are in San Jose and don’t want to spend a full day." See review
  • "No cafe available to get a drink and no gift shop which I would of happily spent a lot of money in to provide support for the sanctuary." See review

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Suzanne_H
, Apr 2020
This was a good trip but I was a little bit disappointed with the Sloth Sanctuary. The animal rescue centre had numerous types of animals in their care and it was really interesting to hear the stories relating to them, but I think they could provide more facilities to raise money for the sanctuary. No cafe available to get a drink and no gift shop which I would of happily spent a lot of money in to provide support for the sanctuary. This trip included several stops to churches etc and also included a visit to an Ox Cart factory which was amazing. Sounds boring but was so interesting.
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star-5
LOVED IT! Got to see so many sloths up and close
Sharon_P
, Feb 2020
Great tour! Highly recommend it. Got to see so many sloths at the rehabilitation center and many other animals. I also really liked the ox cart tour.
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star-5
Great place with lovely people
Peter_Keevil
, Feb 2020
Alex was a very well informed and helpful guide. The rescue centre enabled us to see the sloths close up. Fabulous.
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Nice to see the animals being looked after
jocorkill
, Jan 2020
An enjoyable short tour if you are in San Jose and don’t want to spend a full day. Alex was very friendly and had a great knowledge of the animals.
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I am still in awe..
jkruse2019
, Sep 2019
it was such a wonderful experience seeing the Rescue Center with its volunteers helping to get the animals back to health and growth. Seeing so many sloths in their natural environment was such a beautiful experience. Our Tourguide Alex was so great and nice. we had great conversations, he explained a lot about the animals and the work the volunteers do. He was awesome, then on the way to the towns and it's amazing sights such as the Metal Church or the Oxcart was very informative and interesting. At last stopping at a huge souvenir shop made us get some awesome souvenirs for family and friends. Our Tourguide Alex was just so helpful and provided outstanding customer service. He even recommended us a great restaurant and instead of dropping us off at our Hotel, he dropped us off at the restaurant after we had asked.. he went out of his way and it was just an amazing day. I absolutely recommend this tour!!!!
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Sloth and towns
Kirkamartin
, Jul 2019
Unfortunately the driver got lost twice and didn't know much detail of the places and there was no guide. The stops were great once he found them.
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Decent but not great
kxlewis
, Jun 2019
My husband and I were the only ones on the tour; this made it easy to be shown around by the guide. With a larger group of people it would have been very crowded at the animal sanctuary and the oxcart factory. Neither of these places were very large so it did not take long to see everything.
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Sloth Experience
Traveler33542849308
, May 2019
El operador del tour excelente. Puntuales y muy amables. La excursión a Sarchi valió la pena. Nos llevaron a la fábrica donde fabrican las ruedas para las carretas y nos dieron una pequeña explicación. Lo recomiendo muchísimo. Sin embargo, no vale la pena perder el tiempo en el rescate para animales. En realidad no hay ninguna experiencia ni acercamiento con los osos perezoso. No vale la pena ni el tiempo ni el costo.
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