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San Jose

Looking for Wild Sloths, Birds and Butterflies in San Jose!

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Stop At: Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro Montes de Oca, San Jose 20603 Costa Rica

We will visit the Campus of the University of Costa Rica, which holds some of the largest patches of forest in the San José Metro Area.

On our first stop, we will look for resident and migratory birds, lots of incredible insects and amazing flowers.

Then, we will see the largest indigenous stone sphere (which is world heritage) in San José.

Lastly, we'll visit the main campus where the sloths live freely and hopefully find some tasty berries.

On weekdays we will also visit the scientific research butterfly garden with more than 25 different species and you will get to know the people working with them.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Musmanni, Frente a Instalaciones Deportivas UCR, 202, San José, San Pedro, Costa Rica
2: Fito's Bar, Jose María Muñoz, Saprissa, San José, San Pedro, Costa Rica
2h 30m
Return Details
Parada de Autobuses UCR-Cartago, Jose María Muñoz, San José, San Pedro, Costa Rica
  • Telescope and binoculars for bird and sloth watching
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Ponchos or raincoats over the rainy season
  • Birding field guide is shared during the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 11 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and experience with Charly! He was extremely knowledgeable and have a keen eye in spotting animals, plants, fruits and etc. He knows his stuff! He was very patient and answered every question. Charly gave us the history of the university and it's
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Response from Carlos B, Gerente at Looking for Wild Sloths, Birds and Butterflies in San Jose!
Responded 29 Aug 2019
Thank you so much, Gem for spending such a nice time with us! We really enjoyed it and hope you did as well! Next time you come to CR give us a heads up! We'd be happy to arrange something nice for you
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I was really surprised (in a good way) by this tour. My guide, Gladys, was really knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. I was surprise d by how much we could see just around the University Campus (birds, plants, and SLOTHS!) . We actually saw a sloth really, super close (like
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Response from Marcelo E, Manager at Looking for Wild Sloths, Birds and Butterflies in San Jose!
Responded 29 Jul 2019
Hello Kate! We are very glad you had a great time with Gladys! We saw the pics of the sloth, you were in fact SUPER lucky! Thank you for joining us! Hopefully, you will be visiting us back
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We had a fantastic experience on the UCR tour. Our guide was JP (Jose) and he was great. The tour was limited to 7 people, but we only had 4, all from our family. (All 4 were adults.) JP made the tour very enjoyable and informative. He spoke English really well and knew
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Response from Carlos B, Propietario at Looking for Wild Sloths, Birds and Butterflies in San Jose!
Responded 8 Jul 2019
Hi Don! Thank you for such a detailed review! It was a pleasure having your family on a tour with us, JP was very happy and satisfied with the tour, especially about the sighting of the baby sloth which is great news for that population! Thank you again for supporting our small but passionate project. Hope to see you again in the future!
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Most of the guides are students or former students of university Costa Rica . I actually went on 5 trips. One was to the rainforest and was very professionally done. I also had a trip inside of the premises of the university of Costa Rica during a heavy downpour which was
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Response from Carlos B, Propietario at Looking for Wild Sloths, Birds and Butterflies in San Jose!
Responded 20 Jun 2019
Thanks for the review and the feedback, we will be more cautious in the future to assign expereinced birders guides to people who is mostly into birdwatching like yourself. We do have some guides who's area of skill and research is ornythology, however, Costa Rica being so biodiverse and rich in so many taxa, we try to include as many poeple from different areas as we can. Thank you for your trust in this little travel company, hopefully we will fulfill gaps like that in the future to offer the best experiences possible in our country. About the list, I'm sorry the guide didn't share that with you, we will have a workshop on those issues in the near future. If there's something we can do about it, please let us know.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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