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

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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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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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
What to expect
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.
What to expect
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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
  • Traveller 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.
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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled 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
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
  • Traveller 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
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct. 13, 2021
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 sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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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  • You'll return to the starting point
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bighack
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico76 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
7 contributions
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
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
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
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
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
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lauravM1866SP
lauravM1866SP
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Francini and Alan made this tour
In my review, if you’re not excited for this trip you will be as soon as you step into the van with Francini. She a
cynthiaz674
cynthiaz674
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Incredibly FUN
Our experience was awesome. Ronny was our guide and he was both incredibly informed AND enormously entertaining! He
phoebee656
phoebee656
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Great day trip from San Jose
This was a great and easy day trip from San Jose. Everything you need is provided - transportation, stops for break
ZebraStar1
ZebraStar1
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Great guide, driver, and experience!
What an incredible experience. Filander was a wonderful tour guide (do yourself a favor and ask for him) and Cristi
angelawU2878AH
angelawU2878AH
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Amazing
It was a long day but worth it! We saw a lot of animals in the park. Freddy was excellent at spotting the animals a
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Inspire32790680212
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DO NOT BOOK with this company! Book directly with VIP tour costa rica and ask for Jordan!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Jordan was an incredible tour guide!!!!! He was amazing!!!! Knew so much and made the experience so special. DO NOT
Izortiz
Izortiz
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Must go
Recommend. They are on time. And it feels like they give you enough time to see things. Before entering the waterfa
RHeath80
RHeath80
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens is lovely
The La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful location. I enjoyed seeing the animals and the beau
lazypeople123
lazypeople123
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Nice place for an outdoor visit.
Great outdoor place, 5 waterfalls, avairy, butterflies, hummingbirds, and some rescue animals. Our tour included t
Kelli S
Kelli S
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Never treated so rudely
The trip to LaPaz Waterfall was very nice and our guide and driver were friendly and accommodating to the group. Th
Alexa N
Alexa N
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Amazing guides and waterfalls, but refuge with small enclosures
The tour itself was amazing! Our guides were really good and had a lot of information. Pickup, drive and drop of we
MichelleHFromCanada
MichelleHFromCanada
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Poor communication
I cannot contact them about my tour that is supposed to happen tonight. Poor communication. They need to provide a
Cindy c
Cindy c
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Awesome
Ronny was out tour guide for this excursion and we had a wonderful time. He was very knowledgeable about all things
courtneyjZ8146KK
courtneyjZ8146KK
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Amazing vacation
Destiny Travel Costa Rica made our trip to Costa Rica the most memorable and fabulous trip we have ever been on. I
jackpA985JO
jackpA985JO
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Oldemar wants to be sure that you love your time in Costa Rica
We held back for months during covid. Then in the last week of dismal February we abruptly decided to travel to Co
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