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Slothies and Birds provided by Jacamar Naturalist Tours

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Guaranteed observation of sloths, one of the most emblematic animals of Costa Rica. ................
  • You'll start at
    La Fortuna de San Carlos
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Arenal Volcano
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    The sloth is one of the most emblematic animals of Costa Rican fauna. These small and friendly creatures are sweet, beautiful, and always appear happy, with an eternal smile painted on their faces. We would love for you to join us for a short hike through the secondary rainforest to try to locate them. This trail is only 2 km. (1.25 miles) and is designed with the entire family in mind. It is very common to spot these small mammals hiding among the vegetation. But our expert guides know all their secrets and tricks! We will also learn interesting facts about some of the fabulous plants we spot along the way. Due to its location and type of flora, this trail is also heavily populated with birds. To complement a morning or afternoon full of wildlife, we will be able to appreciate many species of birds in the area. Recommended only for sloth and bird lovers! Bring your camera charged and ready to go.
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  • You'll end at
    La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Important Information
Departure Point
La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
1–2 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 2 people per booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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GRGsinCR wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My family and I just did this tour with our super guide Jaido and driver Alberto. It exceeded all our expectations and was really marvelous. Jaido knew so, so much and answered all my questions (of which there many!)--and was able to keep my 15-year old son and 12-year old
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Date of experience: August 2019
angiebombshell wrote a review Jul 2019
Santa Barbara, CA50 contributions18 helpful votes
We did the "sloths and birds" tour with Jacamar, and our guide was excellent. It was just my husband and I with our guide, and he had an amazing ability to spot things that we would never see. We also learned a lot about the local birds and wildlife. He took great pictures and
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Date of experience: July 2019
ExPat35 wrote a review Mar 2019
Culebra, Costa Rica13 contributions17 helpful votes
Great way to see the sloths and a ton of other animals. Our incredibly knowledgeable guide, Ronald, had introduced us to sloths even before arriving at the park (they are all over the place). Once inside we saw more sloths, birds, insects and frogs than we would have expected.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Bill from Traverse City wrote a review Jan 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family took an afternoon sloth and bird watching tour in La Fortuna. Our guide Allan and driver picked us up at Tabacon Resort and took us to the nature reserve about 30 minutes away. Allan was an exceptional guide with extensive knowledge of regional flora and fauna as
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Date of experience: December 2018
LynnMcC17 wrote a review May 2018
Hartford, Ar298 contributions111 helpful votes
If you want to be guaranteed to see a sloth you need to take this tour. It is just outside of town and very close to our hotel. The walk is on flat ground and very easy. We saw 8 sloths, several blue jean frogs and the elusive green poison dart frog. We saw lots of other stuff
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Date of experience: May 2018
About the operator

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By: Jacamar Naturalist Tours
Was so amazing!!
We had such a wonderful time ziplining and horseback riding. Adrian accompanied us with the horseback riding and wa
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Day Tour w/ Mistico, La Fortuna and Lunch
We had a great day with Jacamar Naturalist Tours. They were a bit late picking us up at our hotel in the morning
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Refusing to give me a Refund
I ended up not using their service as I found a more affordable option. Was promised a refund and didn't hear anyth
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Beautiful Costa Rican nature experience, excellent beaches and animal experience
We had a private driver take us to Manuel Antonio National Park. Aside from the extreme heat that day it was a love
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Excellent White Water Rafting Tour
Went on this rafting tour on March 10, 2020. Our rafting guide was Allison, who is one of only three female rafting
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Neither my wife nor I had zip lined before this. What a great first experience! Marvin picked us up at the La Fort
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Canon Negro by boat Jacamer
Fabulous nature tour on Rio Frio by Jose into lagoon full of beautiful and rare birds...excellent information on sp
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Great experience! Highly recommend
We did a tour of the hanging bridges with Erica and it was incredible! While you can go to see the bridges without
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Wow...fantastic experience!
What a wonderful experience that was guided by a very knowledgeable and personable guide named Jason. His passion,
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Tour with Elvis - He was the King
Took this tour on March 6, 2020 with our tour guide named Elvis. He was really knowledgeable and personable. His br
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Good Value Canopy Tour
My family did the canopy tour on 3/4/2020. Our family consists of my husband and I (mid-30s) and a 7 year old and
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Jacamar is an excellent choice for private Transfer!
We used Jacamar throughout our trip to get around Costa Rica. From San Jose to La Fortuna, Monteverde to Manuel Ant
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Excellent Tour
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. Diego was incredibly knowledgeable and had an unbelievable ability to spot
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Great peaceful introduction to Costa Rican wildlife
The good: Great guides, close up to nature, lovely family with snack at end. Saw bats, many birds (including some r
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great coffee tour with our children
This was such a great experience. Our driver Christian brought us directly here after a great white water rafting
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1–2 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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