Discover the wild and flavorful treasures of Costa Rica's rain forest on a full-day combo tour. Meet up with your tour guide in downtown San Jose for the approximately 2-hour drive north. Your first stop is the private reserve at La Virgen del Socorro, where you can birdwatch for hummingbirds and hawks.
Enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch before journeying on to the beautiful Sarapiquí region and Braulio Carrillo National Park. Walk across the gentle Sarapiquí River on a suspension bridge, and then continue to your next stop — the renowned La Selva Biological Reserve. This popular ecotourism destination is distinguished as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is the site of important conservation work to preserve Costa Rica’s natural bounty. Take a guided nature walk through the rain forest and keep an eye out for some of the 400 bird species found in the area.
Next, stop at the Tirimbina Rain forest Center to discover the ancient history of cacao in Central America. Learn how the beans are grown and harvested before being turned into a variety of delicious chocolate products. Enjoy a selection of tasty cacao-based treats
locally made by the Association of Women Amazilia del Caribe.
Wrap up the afternoon with a visit to a leafcutter ant farm, where you can watch these amazing insects hard at work within their complex colonies. After a full day of adventure, sit back and relax on the scenic return drive to San Jose.