Our 8-night Sloth Safari Costa Rica vacation package will put you on the path to plentiful sloth encounters in Costa Rica! Star your escape in Costa Rica’s vibrant cultural center of downtown San Jose where you’ll discover the Toucan Rescue Ranch. Then, head north to Arenal Volcano for an intimate stay at an award-winning boutique hotel with sloths living right on the property! In Arenal, experience a sloth-dedicated tour and hike through the rainforest across hanging bridges while exploring the tropical forest canopy. Then, head to the most popular little park in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio National Park to discover the wildlife of the rainforest on the coast!
Arrive Hotel Presidente, San Jose
Upon your arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica transfer to Hotel Presidente for overnight. This 92-room boutique hotel is set in the heart of downtown San Jose on the corner of the Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard and Seventh Street. Situated near some of the city's most well-known landmarks, Hotel President has a vibrant cultural vibe and offers a rooftop tapas bar and restaurant, WiFi, and a fitness room.
Toucan Rescue Ranch Tour
Discover the unique stories of rescued toucans and other birds and animals, including two-toed and three-toed sloths, parrots, macaws, owls, kinkajous, a spider monkeys, rainforest porcupines, otters, and a hawk named Prince! Overnight Hotel Presidente.
Ask about upgrading to a private sloth-focused experience!
Transfer to Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens, Arenal Volcano
Today you will transfer by ground approximately 3 hours to the Arenal Volcano, a region offering an abundance of exciting adventure opportunities! Arrive at Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens for overnight. Surrounded by rainforest, Arenal Nayara's tropical architecture seamlessly blends with stunning natural surroundings.
The Nayara Property is a natural habitat for sloths due to an abundance of sloth friendly vegetation. During your stay, you may ask the front desk for a "sloth viewing", where a member of the staff will take you through the grounds to spot wild sloths.
Callidryas Sloth Tour
Experience the original tour of Arenal! Arenal is well-known for its diverse wildlife, including the two different Costa Rica sloth species: the two-toed sloth and three-toed sloth species. You'll have the opportunity to see toucans and blue jean dart frog. Birds, iguanas, and monkeys are among the animals that you might encounter. On the search for wildlife, your guide will drive you around the most beautiful spotting areas in La Fortuna! Overnight Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens.
Hanging Bridges Hike
Arenal Hanging Bridges is an ecotourism network of trails and bridges focused on the observations nd protection of nature. With 250 hectares of rainforest, this private nature reserve has a variety of wild birds, flowers, animals, and lush vegetation. Walk across hanging bridges overlooking the canopy led by a professional naturalist guide. The hike has eight fixed and six hanging bridges designed for beauty and safety. Don't miss the waterfall extension trail at the end of the hike! Overnight Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens.
Transfer to Tulemar Resort, Manuel Antonio
Today you will be met and driven approximately 5 hours to Tulemar Resort outside Manuel Antonio National Park on the Central Pacific Coast. Tulemar Resort is a unique home away from home surrounded by rainforest. Discover the property's small, private beach. On the way down, you may see monkeys, birds, and other wildlife!
Take the Sloth Institute tour, located right at Tulemar. You will be guided through the property looking for sloths as you learn from professionals working with the institute all about these adorable creatures. *Closed on Tuesdays.
Manuel Antonio Free Day
On your free day in Manuel Antonio, we recommend checking out Manuel Antonio National Park (closed on Mondays). Costa Rica’s favorite national park is tiny Manuel Antonio, featuring three of the country’s most beautiful white sand beaches bordered by dense rainforest and trails abundant in wildlife. The Park is home to some 109 known species of mammals and wildlife including two or three species of monkeys, sloth, white-nosed coatimundis, agoutis, colorful butterflies, iguanas, and various birds. Talk to a Costa Rica Expert about adding on a private tour!. Overnight Tulemar Resort.
Manuel Antonio Free Day
Relax on the beach or plan additional tours in the area! Overnight Tulemar Resort.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today, transfer about 3 hours to the San Jose international airport for your afternoon departure.
Pricing is valid through the date listed for each itinerary (all pricing is subject to change until booked and confirmed). Holiday season supplements apply for Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day, and Easter travel dates. Green season specials and/or lower rates may apply for May to November travel dates.
All itineraries are land only and international airfare is quoted separately. Itinerary adjustments may be necessary depending on your international flight schedule. For example a late arrival will usually require a night near the airport in San Jose.
Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.