Take a walk on Costa Rica's wild side with this guided nature trek at the Ecocentro Danaus, a sustainable ecotourism park. Learn about local wildlife and conservation efforts on a guided loop through the rain forest and wetlands, where you can see hundreds of species of tropical plants, plus butterflies, frogs, birds, monkeys, and other jungle-dwelling critters. Round-trip transport from La Fortuna and a fresh fruit snack make this a sweet and easy day trip during a visit to Arenal.
Nature trek at the Ecocentro Danaus reserve from La Fortuna
Stroll through a botanical garden featuring more than 600 species of tropical and medicinal plants
Spot native wildlife such as monkeys, butterflies, caimans, agoutis, and frogs
Support local conservation efforts and sustainable tourism
Eco-friendly way to explore Costa Rica's biodiversity
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Round-trip transport and a fresh fruit snack included
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Meeting And Pickup
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C. 470, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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What To Expect
Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, and travel from your La Fortuna hotel to the Ecocentro Danaus in a provided shuttle. This small nature reserve provides a great opportunity to observe Costa Rica's famous biodiversity in an intimate and eco-friendly way. When you arrive, set off on a easy circuit trail through the secondary rain forest that is regenerating thanks to the park’s conservation efforts.
While walking through this protected ecosystem, learn about various habitats including a wetlands bird nesting grounds, a frog reproduction area, a medicinal plant grove, and a botanical garden featuring more than 600 different plant species. Catch sight of some 40 types of winged wonders in the butterfly garden, as well as larger animals like monkeys, sloths, turtles, caimans, and agoutis that make their home in the forest.
You can also explore Costa Rica's indigenous culture with a visit to the on-site Maleku House, which offers insight into the daily lives of a northern region tribe. After completing the loop trail, browse for souvenirs at the gift shop and enjoy a snack of fresh fruit before the return trip to your La Fortuna hotel.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Operated by Ecoterra Expeditions
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.
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Great morning trip
Katey_B, May 2021
This was an educational experience. We got to see a sloth. Transportation was timely. Everyone was friendly. Would recommend.
Loved it. There were so many...
Becky G, Sept 2017
Loved it. There were so many animals we would not have seen without our guide. Totally worth it.