- Tropical rainforest walk and chocolate tasting from San Jose
- Spot rare tropical birds at La Virgen del Socorro
- Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
- Take a guided hike through La Selva Biological Reserve, home to 400 species of birds
- Learn about how La Selva and the Braulio Carrillo National Park are part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at the La Selva Organization for Tropical Studies
- Visit Tirimbina Rainforest Center and learn about cacao and enjoy a chocolate tasting
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What You Can Expect
After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the Braulio Carrillo National Park in Costa Rica’s Sarapiqui lowlands region. Stop to take a walk across the mighty Tirimbina Suspension Bridge over the Sarapiqui River, then join your expert naturalist guide on a walk through tropical rainforest in La Selva Biological Reserve, one of the country's best spots for wildlife and birdwatching.
There's the chance to spot 400 bird species on your guided highlands walk, which takes you to La Selva Organization for Tropical Studies. Learn about the reserve's status as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, hear about the groundbreaking research, conservation and ecotourism being carried out here, and enjoy more birdwatching and photography at La Selva.
After your encounter with nature in the tropical rainforest, learn the secrets behind the history and art of chocolate-making on a visit to Tirimbna Rainforest Center. Learn how the cacao tree originated in Mesoamerica, see forest and wild species of the plant, and hear how chocolate is produced.
At the end of your visit, enjoy a tasting of organic chocolate and other cacao products made by the local Association of Women Amazilia del Caribe before the relaxing drive back to San Jose.