Tours

Tours

Booking a tour is required before your visit. Click here to reserve.

The experience of seeing sloths up close is indescribable. These captivating and enigmatic creatures can be hard to spot in the rainforest due to their natural camouflage. Booking a tour at the Sanctuary allows you to observe sloths in a safe, fun and informative environment. Tours available by reservation only six days a week except Monday, when the Sanctuary is closed. One important note for visitors: Although sloths seem huggable, we’ve learned that it’s acutely stressful for them to be held by unfamiliar people. It’s essential for their wellbeing to be admired without being held or hugged by visitors.

Buttercup Tour

$25 Adults and children aged 12 and older

$15 Children aged 5–11

Free admission to children younger than age 5

A guided 2-hour tour with optional self-guided jungle trail hike. Tours begin hourly, 8AM–2PM.

Suggested: Camera, sun protection, closed-toe footwear, insect repellent

 

Insider’s Breakfast Tour: $150 per person

7:45AM  Arrival time and morning coffee

8 to 9AM  Breakfast with Buttercup the Sloth

9 to 10AM  Join the Buttercup Tour with other visitors

10 to 11AM  Visit “behind the scenes” and NICU Incubator Babies Nursery with your own personal guide

11AM to noon  Tour the river by canoe with your expert guide, Cali

The order of your tour might change in case of weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control, but we hope you will enjoy the overall experience.

 

Insider’s Lunch Tour: $150 per person

10:45AM Arrival time

11AM to noon  Join the Buttercup Tour with other visitors

Noon to 1PM  Lunch with Buttercup the Sloth

1 to 2PM  Tour the river by canoe with your expert guide, Cali

2 to 3PM  Visit “behind the scenes” and NICU Incubator Babies Nursery with your own personal guide

The order of your tour might change in case of weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control, but we hope you will enjoy the overall experience.

The maximum number of people allowed on the Special Insider’s Tour is 6 (unless you are a family or a group of friends). To secure your reservation we require payment in full. Upon confirmation that the time slot is available we will send an invoice that is payable by PayPal or credit card.

Cancellation policy

We are unable to issue refunds for the Special Insider’s Tour. If you are unable to attend, we will try to reschedule within 1 year of your original date. If you cannot take the tour within that year, your payment will be considered a donation to the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica.