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Discover Sloths Tour

Discover Sloths

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3 Locations (San Jose, Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve, Puerto Viejo)
8 days
Finish on Friday
Wildlife Conservation
San Jose airport (SJO)
San Jose airport (SJO)
Maximum 16 persons
Average age range : 30 - 75
Going Solo? : Over 70% of those on our tours start off as solo travellers
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Itinerary

DAY 1 (FRI): Arrival in San Jose

Your epic adventure starts today. When you land and have gone through all the usual rumble and tumble of airport formalities, one of our hearty and forever-smiling guides will be waiting to greet you with a hug, smile, and Bamboo hi-5!

They will be very noticeable as they sport their Bamboo colors or wave the Bamboo flag - yes, we have flags. You'll then be whisked off to the accommodation to get rested and refreshed.

There will be an informal meet and greet for those of you feeling energized enough tonight - we wouldn't want you feeling slow, so let the sloth adventure begin!

Meals included: Dinner

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DAY 1 (FRI): Arrival in San Jose

Your epic adventure starts today. When you land and have gone through all the usual rumble and tumble of airport formalities, one of our hearty and forever-smiling guides will be waiting to greet you with a hug, smile, and Bamboo hi-5!

They will be very noticeable as they sport their Bamboo colors or wave the Bamboo flag - yes, we have flags. You'll then be whisked off to the accommodation to get rested and refreshed.

There will be an informal meet and greet for those of you feeling energized enough tonight - we wouldn't want you feeling slow, so let the sloth adventure begin!

Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2 (SAT): San Jose Animal Rescue Centre

To kick off today, we will gather you all for an in-depth orientation. We'll explain some do's and don'ts, the culture and customs, as well as offer some tips to help you get the most out of this trip.

It's then off to the animal rescue center! Located around an hour and a half from San Jose city, we'll have a brief look around to learn about the fantastic work going on to protect the country's flora and fauna before meeting some sloths, amongst many other animals. There will be much to do here, such as feeding the animals, cleaning cages, and preparing the food.

Once we're all happy, and in the know, we will head back to our lodging for a relaxing afternoon before heading out for dinner together.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3 (SUN): Tirimbina Biological Rainforest Reserve

Today we'll be experiencing life in the tropical rainforest while helping to conserve its biodiversity. We'll be exploring the trails, discovering its flora and fauna, walking on the suspension bridges, and discovering the hidden secrets of the beautiful Costa Rican rainforests. It's then on to an exclusive lodge, surrounded by tropical gardens to peacefully fall asleep to the sounds to mother nature.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4 (MON): Tirimbina Biological Rainforest Reserve

CHOCOLATE! Yes, that's right, today we'll wake up nice and early to prepare for our chocolate hike!

You will be taken through Tirimbina's rainforest across the longest hanging bridge in the region to a traditional cacao plantation. Here you'll have the opportunity to taste the cacao bean at its various stages in the chocolate-making process while embracing the magical vistas of Costa Rica, so don't forget to bring your sweet tooth and camera!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5 (TUE): Puerto Viejo

Today we'll be traveling to the stunning Puerto Viejo, set along the lush turquoise Caribbean Sea in south-eastern Costa Rica.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a laid-back beach town with a distinctly Caribbean feel. With residents of both Afro-Caribbean and indigenous descent, Puerto Viejo offers a unique culture that can be found only in this part of Costa Rica. Here, coconut rice, Reggae beats, colorful homes, and a laid-back attitude dominate. Together with some of the country's most beautiful beaches, lush jungle, and an array of restaurants and nightlife, it's no surprise that Puerto Viejo is a popular destination!

We'll be visiting the Jaguar Rescue Centre to support the conservation work happening there. There's a large variety of many ill, injured, and orphaned animals (including more sloths!) that need a lot of love and support.

It's very common to see sloths all over in the wild near Puerto Viejo, simply crossing the road or hanging with their babies in the surrounding trees.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6 (WED): Cahuita National Park

Cahuita National Park is one of the most amazing parks in the country. Created in 1970 and designed as a national monument to preserve the coral reefs off the Caribbean coast. Later, the area reformed as a National Park. If you're lucky enough, you might be able to spot some more wild sloths here, so get those cameras ready!

We'll be getting up close and personal with the coral reefs today. Weather permitting, you can see over 35 coral species, many crustaceans, and hundreds of fish and shellfish species.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 7 (THU): Puerto Viejo to San Jose

After breakfast, we'll return to Puerto Viejo for our final full day in Costa Rica. Hold those tears back, for now, and we still have one last night out to give Costa Rica the farewell it truly deserves!

We'll have a much-needed beach day today, but Bamboo never visits a beach without a cheeky beach clean-up! If you're up for it, we'll walk along the beach with some bin bags and the goal to get things that little bit cleaner.

After the clean-up and some chill time, we'll head back to San Jose for a final dinner together where we'll share stories and debate who took the cutest sloth photo from the trip.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 8 (FRI): Depart San Jose

It's over...the end! Trust us, you won't believe how much you've done, how much you've experienced, how many new friends you've made, and just how soon you'll want to be back here in this magical country.

Hugs, back-slaps, and hi-5's all around, along with that final team photo - a memory that'll last forever.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Travel Highlights

  • Get up and personal with nature's most relaxed and smiley animal: the sloth!
  • Embrace the fascinating and captivating culture of Costa Rica
  • Chill out at sunsets on breathtaking beaches
  • Learn about the continuing work being carried out to sustain and replenish the local wildlife
  • Sample authentic and traditional mouth-watering cuisine

Accommodation and Meals

Accommodation is provided throughout the tour and will be on a shared basis. If you would like a room to yourself, please get in touch to enquire about single supplement costs.

Meals included as per the itinerary

Locations

  • San Jose
  • Tirimbina Biological Rainforest Reserve
  • Puerto Viejo
  • Cahuita National Park

What’s Included

Airport pick-up and transfer on arrival into San Jose
All accommodation
All in-country transport
24/7 support from our experienced local guides
All tour activities included in the itinerary
Heaps of meals!
Project donation
Full pre-departure support from our ace travel coordinators
A flashy Travel Hack packed full of helpful advice

FAQ

In short - anything that's not on the "What's included?" list! The main things you'll absolutely need to get that aren't included are:

International flights - we have people join us from all over the world so we leave these flexible so you can choose the departure airport and airline that suits you best.

Travel Insurance - you can choose your own travel insurance or we can organise this for you.

Visas - depending on the passport you hold you may need to get a visa before you travel. Please see below for more information on visas.

Arrival

You need to book a flight that lands into San Jose International Airport (SJO) on the Friday that the tour starts.

Departure

This tour ends on the Friday 8 days later in San Jose. You can book your departure flight from San Jose international airport (SJO) for any time on this day

Not all people who wish to travel to Costa Rica need a tourist visa; this will depend on your nationality and duration of stay.

We recommend that you check the Costa Rican embassy website www.costarica-embassy.org to confirm whether you will require a visa or not.

This largely depends on you. Lots of breakfasts throughout the tour are included, along with a couple of lunches and dinners. The rest of the meals are up to you. If you are having local meals, it will cost a few dollars per meal. If you prefer western food, it may be more and will depend on where you choose to eat.
This will depend on your home country and your personal vaccination history. You should visit your GP or local travel clinic to find out what they recommend.

When you are ready to secure your spot on a Bamboo tour, you can choose the best payment option to suit you:

1. Pay a deposit today and the remaining balance 120 days before your tour starts (you will also have the option to pay the rest of your balance in instalments).

2. Pay in full to get a discounted price and save money

3. Sign up to monthly instalment payments

If you know you want to travel but just need more time to decide on the destination or date, the best option is to get a Bamboo Travel Voucher. Not only will you be sure of a place on a tour, you'll make a saving as our vouchers match the amount you pay. Get a $50 voucher and we'll take $100 off; get a $250 voucher and we'll take $500 off; get a $500 voucher and we'll take $1000 off!! Vouchers are valid for 3 years so there's plenty of time to decide when and where you want to go. Click here to find out more and get your voucher.

You may also want to consider signing up to our Bamboo+ Membership. For $997, we'll not only reduce your tour balance by $1000 but you'll automatically get a 20% discount on each and every future tour with Bamboo! There's also loads of other benefits - click here to find out more and become a Bamboo+ member.

Like any country in the world, there will always be some dangers (just as there are in your own home country!) and it is always important to exercise common sense, particularly when in major cities and tourist destinations. However, Costa Rica is a very safe country to travel in and around. You'll also be with our award-winning team throughout your stay and will be travelling with a group.
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