This is a day you're sure to enjoy! This extraordinary tour, originating from San Jose, takes you through an entertaining, in-depth introduction to Costa Rican natural history. You won't find a more comprehensive one-day natural history tour.
Led by a highly-trained naturalist guide, you will find a variety of animals, birds, insects and trees-without having to leave the Central Valley. With minimal driving time, you'll spend the day involved in activites, not on the road! Hotel pick-up is early, to facilitate a full orientation at La Salle Natural History Museum. Taking advantage of the museum's many impressive displays, our guide will provide a broad overview of the life-systems that you will encounter (and no doubt some humerous commentary along the way.). We will continue to El Rodeo Forest Reserve, only 20 minutes from San Jose, for a walk through the last remaining old-growth forest in the Central Valley.
Our leisurely trek passes through a tropical highland forest, which is home to sloths, white-nosed coatis, lesser anteaters, orchids. Birds such as parrots, toucans, fly catchers, aracari tucanets, jays, mot-mots, cookos and hummingbirds share flying space with many types of butterflies. After a satisfying typical lunch, we will proceed to the Zoo Ave wildlife rescue center in La Garita de Alajuela.
Participants can expect to return to San Jose around 4 pm.