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Cocoa Plantation And Rainforest Adventure

From US$ 140 per person
Based on 3 Reviews
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highlights
  • Explore the Selva Tropical Rain forest, home to toucans, monkeys, parrots and many more
  • Visit the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to 400 bird species
  • The original chocolate tour at the cocoa plantation
  • Visit the ant farm to enlighten your knowledge about ants lives
Get high on wildlife and chocolates from this tour that takes you through the amazing rainforests where you get a chance to meet baby animals and birds and explore the cocoa plantations and taste the best original chocolates.

Visit Tirimbina Rainforest Center for a chocolate tour and discover the wonders behind one of the world’s most tantalizing foods — chocolate! The cacao tree originated in Mesoamerica and has a rich and extraordinary history. En route to this amazing place, we will make a stop at La Virgen del Socorro (a private reserve) and lunch at the local restaurant owned by Doña Marielos.

This San Jose tour will get you up close and personal to nature and noms, with a hike through the rainforest and a chocolate tour of the local cacao plantation.

We’ll take private transportation through the Caribbean lowlands and Braulio Carrillo National Park to the Sarapiquì area, one of the best spots in Costa Rica to experience the many wonders of the tropical rainforests. Your certified naturalist guide will lead you through the highlands to La Selva Reserve – one of the best birding spots in Costa Rica. Part of a UNESCO Biological Reserve and with over 400 bird species spotted in the area, you’re sure to see some incredible little fliers.

For an extraordinary experience in bird-watching and photography, we’ll head to the La Selva Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS). La Selva has been a pioneering site in education, research, conservation, and ecotourism in Costa Rica since 1963, and is one of the first private protected areas in the country, and together La Selva and the Braulio Carrillo National Park are part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

After you enjoy the amazing natural history of the tropical rainforests, flora, and fauna, you’ll head off to discover the secrets and marvels of one of humankind’s favourite foods – chocolate.

With its origins in Mesoamerica, cacao has a rich and extraordinary history in this part of the world. Our San Jose chocolate tour will include a visit to a cacao plantation to check out forest and wild species of cacao, as well as understanding the process of turning cacao into chocolate.

Not to worry – after imbibing us with knowledge and information, we’ll actually get to sample some chocolate! We’ll enjoy a chocolate tasting of cacao and other organic chocolate products all made by the Association of  Women Amazilia del Caribe, a local organisation. We hope you’re ready to taste some of the best chocolate on earth!

After indulging in all that chocolate, we’ll visit an ant farm to discover the secrets of the most organised society in the Costa Rican rainforest - a  leaf cutter ant colony.  In our opinion, it’s the perfect way to end this Costa Rican nature, hiking, and chocolate adventure, before heading back to San Jose.
what’s included
  • Local english speaking naturalist guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fee to the reserve
  • Authentic local lunch.
what’s excluded
  • Transportation to and from the meeting points
  • Food and drink other than specified above
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips / gratuities for the guide and driver.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 10 hours
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends San Jose, Costa Rica/San Jose, Costa Rica
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 3 reviews
Excellent
Ms. Lori S. At
5 - Excellent
“Excellente tour to Tirimbina -yummy chocolate tour to see and taste the production of chocolate from the bean to the savory smooth chocolate. . . .swinging bridges walk to a fabulous hike in the foresty jungle with LOTS of ID's of plants, trees, animals, birds, insects. Highly recommend for a day trip OUT of the the city and enjoy the REAL Costa Rica country.”
Excellent
Mr. Rajesh K. At
5 - Excellent
“This experience was out of this world. I have Eric, the guide to thank for this. I enjoyed the hike, the sloths, the frog, the ants, the iguana, the birds, the bats, the rain, the bridge, the monkeys, the flowers, the food, the shops, etc. And yes, the chocolate. How could anyone ever forget the chocolate. My fellow travelers also made this trip complete. We all enjoyed the trip. It was a "perfect" day.”
Excellent
Ms. Francine B. At
5 - Excellent
“I was unable to do the booked trip but Eric Gomez made sure that we got the tour and it was exactly what we expected and he was very accommodating and has great knowledge of the history of San Jose. It worked out better as there was an ox cart parade the day we visited.”
Good to know Dress standard: You should bring/wear the following: hiking/closed toe shoes, rain coat/poncho, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, mosquito/bug spray, long pants.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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