Tours in Costa Rica, Adventure, Nature, Wildlife & Volcano Tours
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Cost per person
Departure place
San Jose Area Hotels
Departure time
7:00 a.m. approx.
Tour Duration
6 hours approx.
Tour difficulty


  • Observe sloths and other animals native to Costa Rica
  • Learn how animals are rehabilitated, in a wildlife rescue center
  • Discover the beautiful sloths and learn about their habits
  • Visit the Quitirrisi Indigenous Reservation near San Jose
  • Learn about Costa Rican Indigenous Culture and Traditions


  • Round trip transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Animal Rescue Center entrance fee
  • Indigenous Reservation entrance fee

Tour Description

Discover the amazing sloths and Native Culture of Costa Rica, on this Sloths Experience & Indigenous Tribe Tour. This excursion starts in the morning with pickups from the San Jose area hotels in an air-conditioned vehicle, and you will then travel to the mountains of the Central Valley.

Explore the Costa Rican indigenous culture at the “Quitirrisi” Indigenous Reservation. Learn about Indigenous tribes of Costa Rica, their history, traditions, and lifestyle in modern times. This tour is led by the Reservation’s Chief or his Son, who will provide a complete explanation of the “Huetar” Ethnic Group from ancient times and the challenges that represent to be a native person living in an Indigenous Tribe in modern times. On this tour you will also have the opportunity to walk around the reserve and observe one of their cemeteries, as well as some of the places where the rituals of this tribe take place, they still do frequent ceremonies to cure physical illnesses, and to do spiritual cleanliness. Participate in a workshop on this tour where you will learn how to throw an arrow with an arch, like a native person, as well as learn the history of these tools used by the members of the tribe.

After your visit to the native reserve, travel to the Animal Rehabilitation Sanctuary. Learn about sloths at the multiple “sloth gardens” of this rescue center, which are natural enclosures where the animals are kept for their rehabilitation.

This particular rescue center normally has many sloths at their premises, since they are specialists in rehabilitating these rainforest creatures. Observe many other species of rainforest animals of Costa Rica at this rescue center, such as toucans, monkeys, macaws, ocelots, kinkajous, coatis, exotic birds, and others, but it is important to understand that some of the mentioned animals can be released at any given time and they could not be there at the time of the tour, since releasing animals back into the wild is the main purpose of this organization.

After your visit to the animal rescue center, you will be taken back to your hotel in San Jose.    

Special Notes

A short amount of walking is involved on this tour, however, there is a portion of about 200 yards where the trail is a little uneven on the way to the indigenous reserve.

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