"Meet the Sloths" An Animal Planet Exclusive Tour

LIO-235 | Limon, Costa Rica | See Special Notes

from $109.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Sloth Sanctuary Sloth Sanctuary
You will see:

Easy

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4.5 hours

Tour Overview

What you will visit:
Aviarios del Caribe/Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica
Costa Rica's three-toed sloth is a slow-moving, medium-sized mammal that is highly adapted to life in the jungles of Central and South America. Meet this intriguing animal at the Aviarios del Caribe/Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, a rescue center established in 1997. Here at the Sloth Sanctuary, the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sloths is emphasized with a focus on conserving the natural inhabitants of the Costa Rican rainforest. Guests learn about the sloths' habitat, the perils they face in the rainforest and steps being taken to protect the future of their species. The knowledgeable and caring staff members tend to the animals until they are ready to be released onto the sanctuary grounds. You'll also enjoy a meeting with Buttercup, the grande dame of the sanctuary.

What you will see along the way:
To fully experience the sloths' natural habitat, canoe expeditions along the Estrella River and natural trails through the dense rainforest offer up-close experiences with the indigenous flora and fauna.

Snack:
A bottle of water is offered during the tour.

Shopping:
Visit the on-site gift shop for sloth-inspired souvenirs.

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Detailed itinerary

Depart your ship for a guided tour en route to the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

Details:
Travel time: 00:40 Transport type:Air Conditioned Transportation
Total number of steps:3 Notes

3 bus steps

Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Arrival, use restrooms, divide into 2 groups: A & B

Details:
Time at site:00:15 Inside Visit :Yes
Restrooms available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Learning Center to meet sloths and learn their natural history

Details:
Time at site:01:00
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:Yes Notes

No flash photography of the sloths

Canoe ride with experienced boatman through Estrella River delta observing varied fauna & lush flora of lowland tropical rainforest.

Details:
Travel time: 01:00
Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):500
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Enjoy refreshing tropical fruit buffet with Buttercup in attendance. Visit Gift Shop for sloth-inspired souvenirs

Details:
Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Walking
Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):100
Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

Second floor is not accessible - must climb a few steps

Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):30 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:Yes
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Details:
Travel time: 00:40 Transport type:Air Conditioned Transportation
Inside Visit :Yes
Total number of steps:3 Notes

3 bus steps

Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 


No touching or holding of sloths at the sanctuary (for their safety and yours), but you will see sloths up close and have many photo opportunities. Wildlife sightings, while common, are not guaranteed. Time segment sequences may change due to extreme weather or other conditions beyond the sanctuary's control. Closed-toe shoes, rain gear, sun hat and bottled water are recommended for your comfort.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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