What To Expect
We will make a stop at La Virgen del Socorro (a private reserve) and have lunch at the local restaurant owned by Don Jose.
Afterwards, we will head to Braulio Carrillo National Park and La Selva, which are a part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Tour of Chocolate Hike in the Selva Biological Reserve. This Costa Rica eco-tourism tour will get you up close and personal to nature, with a hike through the rain forest and a chocolate tour of the local cacao plantation.
We'll take private transportation through the Caribbean lowlands and Braulio Carrillo National Park to the Sarapiquì area, one of the best spots in Costa Rica to experience the many wonders of the tropical rain forests. Your certified naturalist guide will lead you through the highlands to La Selva Reserve. For an extraordinary experience in bird-watching and photography, we'll head to the La Selva Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS). La Selva has been a pioneering site in education, research, conservation, and ecotourism in Costa Rica since 1963, and is one of the first private protected areas in the country.
After you enjoy the amazing natural history of the tropical rain forests, flora, and fauna, you'll head off to discover the secrets and marvels of one of humankind's favorite foods - chocolate! With its origins in Meso-america, cacao has a rich and extraordinary history in this part of the world. Our chocolate tour will include a visit to a cacao plantation to check out forest and wild species of cacao, as well as understanding the process of turning cacao into chocolate. After indulging in all that chocolate, visit an ant farm to discover the secrets of the most organized society in the Costa Rican rainforest - a leaf cutter ant colony. It's the perfect way to end this Costa Rican nature, hiking, and chocolate adventure, before heading back to San Jose.
Authentic local lunch
Transportation to and from meeting points
Additional food and drink beyond specified above
Children below 6 years old are not allowed on this tour.
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.
Tour approximately takes 10 hours.
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