San Jose

Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center

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Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths and other wildlife Rescue Center
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get out of the city and experience Costa Rica’s rich wildlife heritage with this half day private tour to the Toucan Rescue Ranch. What started out as a rescue facility for toucans has expanded to include other charismatic species such as sloths, monkeys, parrots, and owls. Learn all about them from the dedicated staff committed to their care.
  • Toucan Rescue Ranch tour from San Jose
  • See wildlife without traveling far from the city
  • Learn about toucans and other animals from your guide
  • All transportation included for a hassle-free trip

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Private Driver/guide
  • Private Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour at the Ranch
  • Private Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

We pick up all travellers at any Hotel or place in San Jose downtown, Heredia downtown or Alajuela downtown.

What To Expect

Toucan Rescue Ranch

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
The Toucan Rescue Ranch is doing critically important work rehabbing injured sloths, birds and other native Costa Rican Animals. The cost of this excursion helps them greatly and you will have an incredible experience learning and observing the animals. Everyone there is incredibly passionate and eager to share their knowledge. An amazing experience!


21 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Wonderful Rescue
Lotta_S, Mar 2024
Our guide was amazing. I learned quite a bit from her about sloths, the macaws, the wild cats, and the rescue, rehabilitation, and release work they do there. I would love to be able to volunteer there someday!
We learned so much about the animals native to Costa Rica and the important work being done to help them and keep them s
Michele_Z, Feb 2024
The Toucan Rescue Ranch is doing critically important work rehabbing injured sloths, birds and other native Costa Rican Animals. The cost of this excursion helps them greatly and you will have an incredible experience learning and observing the animals. Everyone there is incredibly passionate and eager to share their knowledge. An amazing experience!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Michelle we are so happy to read your comments about this tour and that you we are able to learn about the project and the animals. Thank you very much becuase with your visit you are helping this place to continue with this amazing work .
Best Sanctuary
Janet_E, Jan 2024
Oscar was a wonderful driver and tour guide!! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Proud of his country and wanted to show us all around! The Sanctuary was impressive great tour getting to know the animals! They do amazing work and educate people!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
It is good to know you had such a good time during the excursion. Thank you for sharing your experience.
deniselesley100, Nov 2023
Very enjoyable day out. Pleasant drive. Staff at the rescue centre were well informed and provided a very special and comprehensive guide.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
We are glad to know that you enjoyed the visit to the rescue center...Thank you for sharing your comments.
Great half day trip!
Heidi_N, Oct 2023
Great tour! Was picked up promptly by my guide, Oscar, and went to the Toucan Ranch Rescue. This was an opportunity to learn about their rescue efforts and see Milo, one of the resident sloths, up close. While I was in CR, I saw other sloths but never with as much visibility as at the TRR. The guide at TRR was informative and answered all of my questions. Oscar took me through downtown San Jose on the way back to the hotel to show me the vibrancy of the downtown and Central Market.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We are very happy to know that your visit to this site was the best and that both the plant guide and the guide Oscar treated you in the best way. Thanks for sharing your comments
Truly Beautiful Experience
Elaine_B, May 2023
A truly beautiful experience. Lots of quality time up close with the animals. Our guide was super friendly and very knowledgeable about every animal. If you love animals, this trip will warm your heart!
A must visit
GlenW, Mar 2023
Andrea was a wonderful guide and we enjoyed learning about the rescue program and the animals. Excellent experience.
Excellent experience!!
Lee_S, Feb 2023
Perfect activity for anyone looking to learn more about the animals of Costa Rica. The presentation about the animals at the ranch was well done and I loved walking around to see all the animals up close. The guide was very informative and took her time with us, answering all our questions.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank for your comments.. We are happy to know that the tour met your expectations and that you enjoyed our services. !!
Patricia_B, Feb 2022
All of it. Daniel is an remarkable guide. He knows everything. Whether it is flowers, snakes and Birds. Also, he engages us.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Hello Patricia.. Glad to know you enjoyed the excursion and that Daniel did a good job..thank you for sharing your feedback ...Pura vida
Great Tour
Shayne_M, Dec 2020
A short drive from San Jose in a beautiful air conditioned van. The rescue center was very nice and the guide was passionate and knowledgeable. It’s a little pricey, but a great tour
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Hello Shayne...We are happy to know you had a beautiful day at the Sloth Ranch. Thank you for sharing your experience with others and for letting us be part of your experience. With your visit, you are contribuiting to maintain a place that really cares about animals , among others places along the country - Many thanks !!!
John_J, Feb 2020
I am not speaking of the Toucan Wildlife Rescue Center. They are doing blessed work before your eyes. Book this adventure in San Jose and save yourself over $200.00. Viator and the sub-contractor Destiny are overcharging and unable to explain the what the price of the excursion entails. Not as advertised.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Dear John, it is a pleasure to greet you and we welcome your comments and appreciations regarding the tour. I would like to comment that certainly if someone wishes to visit the Ranch by their means, it can be done without any problem as you indicate. The tour we offer is a private tour as indicated by our announcement. I also want to tell you that 65% of the cost of this tour is given as a donation to this place, which is a foundation without government help and non-profit. As you understand, this place is maintained through the donations they receive from all the visitors and we greatly appreciate the fact that you have been part of this tour, since with your visit you are helping to rescue and care for endangered+injured species. Thank you very much and pura vida
A Wonderful place
NeilH736, Jun 2019
This place offers sanctuary for rescued animals from across Costa Rica. Those that can be released back into the wild will be. It provides education and an opportunity to see animals close up. Our driver was Arturo and he picked us up from our hotel on time. On arrival at the Toucan Rescue Ranch, our guide, Javier, welcomed us and offered some refreshments. For us, the highlights were when Denise, introduced us to a pair of baby 2 toed sloths, explaining their circumstances and behaviour. Her passion for rearing sloths with the aim of eventual release was truly inspiring and she answered everyone’s questions. We were shown around enclosures housing other animals such as adults sloths, toucans, otters, a grison and owls. But it will always be fluid as to which animals are there at a given time. A great day out, highly recommended.
Response from Host, Jun 2019
Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are happy to know that the tour and service provided met your expectations. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to show you our country. !!

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Price varies by group size

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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