Costa Rica Tropical Rainforest + Chocolate Adventure Tour - Small Group Tour

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Befriend the the residents of the Selva Biological Reserve (toucans, monkeys, parrots and more), while discovering the secrets and wonders of the world's favorite food - chocolate!


  • Discover the secrets and wonders of one of the world’s favorite foods – chocolate!

  • Befriend the residents of the Selva Tropical Rain Forest – toucans, monkeys, parrots and more!

  • Pass through the Tirimbina Suspension Bridge and cacao plantation

  • Visit part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and catch a glimpse of some of the over 400 bird species that call the reserve home

  • Get a closer look at the home of the most intriguing tropical rainforest local at the leaf cutter ant farm


Day Tours in San Jose
Departs From:
San Jose
Meeting Point:
Main entrance of National Stadium or main entrance of National Theater
10 hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 6:30 AM; 7:00 AM
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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.


  • English-speaking guide

  • Authentic local lunch

  • Transportation

  • Entrance fee to the reserve


  • Transportation to and from meeting points

  • Personal expenses

  • Additional food and drink beyond specified above

  • Tips and gratuities

Please note

  • 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.

  • Please dress comfortably. It is advised that you wear closed-toe shoes or hiking shoes, a raincoat or poncho, long pants and sunscreen.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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