Buttercup Tour

Buttercup the Three-fingered sloth, in her basket-chairAvailable in English & Spanish, this 2-hour tour offers a superb introduction to sloths. You will  be able to photograph sloths, including Buttercup and baby sloths in our juvenile nursery. Sorry, no touching or holding sloths.

Includes a guided river tour in a comfortable canoe with an expert boatman/guide. Note: From time to time, the water level of the river changes. If too low or the current overly swift, we’ll need to cancel for your safety.

After your tour, weather-permitting, walk along our tranquil, well-maintained rainforest trail.


  • Adults & children ages 11+: $30 per person
  • Children 5–10: $15 each; under 4 years: free
  • Groups of 20 or more with advance reservation: $25 per person
  • Student groups (University or school) of 20 or more: $22 per person

Need to know:

  • Tours begin on the hour, 8AM– 2PM, Tuesday–Sunday.
  • Reservations not required.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the tour start time for registration and payment.
  • No touching or holding sloths
  • Up to 20 guests per tour

Leaning Center at the Sloth Sanctuary

Your admission/donation helps provide food, veterinary care and facilities upgrades for rescued sloths.