San Jose

Hike at Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Braulio Carrillo

San Jose, Costa Rica
Rainforest Adventure from San Jose

From $133.00

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

  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Trek through Costa Rica’s lush rainforest on an adventurous day tour from San Jose. Start off with a bird’s-eye perspective of the jungle canopy from aboard an aerial tram, and then descend to the forest floor for a challenging hike through this wildly diverse ecosystem. With the help of your guide, learn about the surrounding flora and spot native wildlife like tropical birds and howler monkeys. Stop for a swim in a natural tropical pool, and enjoy a replenishing riverside picnic along the way.
  • Rainforest hike in a private nature sanctuary near Braulio Carrillo National Park
  • Ride an aerial gondola and then take a difficult 3-mile (5-km) trek through thick tropical forests
  • Capture unmatched views of pristine wilderness, walking along the Corinto River
  • Swim in a natural pool and enjoy a picnic-style lunch along the riverbank
  • Learn about the exotic plant and wildlife you see from an expert naturalist and hiking guide
  • Breakfast, box lunch and round-trip transport from most San Jose hotels included

What's Included

  • Aerial tram tour
  • Hiking Adventure / Trekking (5-kilometer guided walk)
  • Picnic lunch by the river
  • Expert certified naturalist bilingual guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Rainforest Adventures Braulio Carrillo
    Ruta 32, junto al Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo. A 45 mins de San José, Route 32, next to Braulio Carrillo National Park, 45 mins from San José, downtown, Limón, Guápiles, Costa Rica

    If you selected the option Tour Only (No transfers ), the starting point will be at the Park.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We need at least 2 people to operate this tour and transportation

What To Expect

Trade the urban bustle of San Jose for the wild beauty of the jungle with a visit to Rain forest Adventures Costa Rica Atlantic. This 1,200-acre (475-hectares) private eco-reserve borders the Braulio Carrillo National Park and offers miles of scenic jungle trails. Your adventure begins with early morning pickup (if selected) at your San Jose hotel and a scenic drive to the reserve. Once you arrive, fuel up for your hike with a hearty Costa Rican breakfast served with coffee, juice and tea.

Accompanied by a naturalist guide, climb aboard an aerial tram for a ride through the rain forest canopy. As you head deeper into the jungle, enjoy a bird’s-eye perspective of the treetops, where you can observe plant and bird species not typically seen from the ground. Hop off at one of the gondola towers and descend back to the forest floor to begin your hike.

Follow the Corinto River as you hike through dense foliage and scramble over rocks and along muddy paths. Plan to cover about 3 miles (5 km), with an elevation gain of 475 feet (145 meters). Stop at several points along the way to rehydrate and admire the amazing rain forest scenery.

Take a refreshing swim in a natural river pool if you like, and settle in along the riverbank. Hike back along the river trail, and then take a detour back at the gondola tower where you’ll traverse the reserve’s shared border with Braulio Carrillo National Park. Back at the main building, you have a chance to shower and change before the return drive to your San Jose hotel.

Rainforest Adventures

9 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • A good level of fitness is required
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Please wear long sleeve pants and shirt and hiking or rubber shoes or boots
  • Please bring a backpack, water, a change of clothes, a hat, insect repellent, a raincoat and a towel
  • Note: The open-air gondola can hold up to 6 passengers plus a tour guide
  • A minimum of 2 passengers per booking is required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.


4 reviews
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Great day in tropical rainforest
Petra_S, Mar 2024
This tour is a guided loop walk through tropical rainforest. Even though I could do only a part of the trail, it was great. We started a breakfast, then went into the forest by tram and continued walking up to mouintain rainforest. After lunch, I went for a walk with a guide again to see more. I enjoyed whole day, it was very relaxing to spend time in the reserve and to be able to see many birds species, capuchin monkeys, sloths, fruit bats, butterflies, beautiful trees and tropical plants. The guide was experienced and knew the forest very well. It was great that he was able to adjust the tour to our interests. It felt like a private tour (only 2 participants). I highly recommend this tour, especially to anybody who loves nature!
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LaMar_B, Aug 2021
Our tour guide Sergio did a good job sharing some of the history of Costa Rica on the way to the venue and once we got there. Although there was no breakfast offered as stated in the excursion description. Also, it was stated that we would visit a river to do some swimming, but since it was raining I figured that would not happen. In saying that, I did not see any river for this activity to even take place, so this is another potential aspect that is mentioned and was not included. I also would have liked to see more wildlife in a rainforest, but we only saw an anteater.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and feedback, we are really sorry that the tour was not of your liking. Wildlife is really unpredictable and even in the rainforest, is a matter of luck to spot it. We have no control of this since all of the animals at the park run free. In regards to the breakfast the handling of food due to the pandemic had be canceled. If you are ever back in Costa Rica, please let us know and the tour and breakfast is on us. Sincerely
A great day trip. After an early...
David S, Oct 2017
A great day trip. After an early start we were taken to the rainforest centre about an hour from San Jose and given a very nice breakfast, followed by a trip on the aerial tramway through the canopy. Then a hike through the forest in the company of two expert guides, who were extremely informative and interesting about everything we saw tapir, toucans and other birds, butterflies, and an incredible variety of trees and plants. Then lunch and a swim in the river and a hike back to the tramway. The walking is fine for the most part, though you need to be steady on your feet roots, wet leaves and after lunch there's quite a steep climb back. It's hard to think of a better way to see the rainforest.
masahiko_m, Jan 2020
森に囲まれたレストランで朝食。その後、ゴンドラで熱帯雨林を上空から30分程かけて観察。ツカンを見れた。ゴンドラから降りて、ジャングルの中の道なき道をガイドのデニスに導かれ、ハイキング。登りがきついところもあるが、1時間半ほどで、川に到着。ピクニックランチを楽しみ、 川で泳ぐ。爽快だ。帰り道は、あまりきつく無く、珍しいカエルや昆虫、モルフォ蝶などを見ることが出来た。戻りのゴンドラからは、珍しい種類のツカンも発見。ガイドのデニスも2か月ぶりに見たとのこと。カマキリ先生がモルフォ蝶を探しに訪れた場所。

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