MEET THE SLOTHS: BEHIND THE SCENES- AN ANIMAL PLANET EXCLUSIVE TOUR

6 hours | Limon | LIO-230
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Points of Interest

  • Sloth Sanctuary
Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

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 go "behind the scenes" to learn about the sloths' habitat, the perils they face in the rainforest and steps being taken to protect the future of their species. Baby sloths can be seen in the NICU/Nursery, and the unique "Slothpital" showcases the highest level of care for rescued sloths. This onsite veterinary clinic has cutting-edge diagnostic equipment unlike any other in Central and South America.

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 light refreshment is served consisting of bananas, tangerines, bagged chips, sealed sweet rolls or cupcakes, bottled water, coffee and tea.

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

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.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

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

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
00:40

Re-board transportation, ride to port and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time:
00:40

Arrival and restrooms stop

Time at site:
00:15
Restroom available:
Yes

Learning Center: Meet rescued sloths and learn about their natural history

Time at site:
01:00

Go behind the scenes: Visit the Slothpital clinic and NICU/Nursery

Time at site:
01:00

Canoe ride with a local guide: See the sloths' lowland tropical rainforest habitat

Time at site:
01:00

Refreshments: fresh fruit, light snacks, bottled water, coffee and tea

Time at site:
00:30
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Nature trail: Guided walk to see sloth pre-release enclosure and towering trees

Time at site:
00:30
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Meet the Sanctuary's matriarch and sloth-celebrity of the 'Meet the Sloths' series

Time at site:
00:15
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Gift shop visit for sloth-Inspired souvenirs

Time at site:
00:15