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Danaus Eco Center + Campesino Tour

This is the best opportunity to get some insights on the conservation efforts that transformed the Ecocenter Danaus area in a rich flora and fauna sanctuary, as well as surrender to the one of a kind sensorial experience of walking through the jungle. The visit to a true Costa Rican farm and the healthy home-cooked lunch you’ll enjoy here will be memorable.

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Danaus Eco Center + Campesino Tour

Highlights

  • Wander through the jungle, hike the forested trails and observe the verdant flora and fauna
  • Visit Ecocenter Danaus’s many attractions and learn about Maleku tribe
  • Discover Costa Rican farm life and taste a home-cooked lunch, made from fresh products

Description

Just 5 minutes from the downtown of La Fortuna, you’ll find the Ecocenter Danaus, a conservation and educational project, located in a protected area. You will wander through the forest, along a circular trail, to observe the rich flora and fauna, in search of  sloths, iguanas, insects, butterflies, caiman, and the many birds that inhabit this pace. At Ecocenter Danaus you will also find the Maleku House, where we can learn a little about the Maleku Indian tribe from the northern region of Costa Rica and their culture. Some other attractions of this place are the frog natural reproduction area, the butterfly garden with more than 40 colorful species, a natural wetland, a medicinal plant garden and a native tree nursery. At the end of visit, you will stop to enjoy a delicious snack of fresh fruit to regain your strength.

The journey continues: you will take a short 30 minute drive to a small town called La Tigra, where you will find Los Toños Family Farm. Once you arrive there, you will learn about the lifestyle of a Costa Rican farm family: about their customs, traditions, and daily routine of taking care of their farm. Agriculture is an important part of their life and you’ll have the privilege to tour the property and the plantations of products like black pepper, vanilla, yucca, coffee, banana, corn, and many other specific crops. Once again, you will get into the forest, a small patch of rainforest in the process of regeneration, where you will discover many interesting species of plants and trees. Finally, before returning to La Fortuna in the late afternoon, you will enjoy a delicious lunch made of fresh products from the farm, prepared on a wood burning stove for the most authentic Costa Rican flavor.

Duration

08:00am – 04:00pm

What’s Included

  • Transportation from the hotel with A/C vans
  • Bilingual naturalist guide with ICT certification
  • Ecocenter Danaus entrance fee
  • Los Toños Family Farm entrance fee
  • Bottled water
  • Fresh fruits
  • Typical Costa Rican lunch
  • Material with supporting information
  • Liability policy

What to Bring

  • Hiking shoes or sneakers
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rain coat
  • Insect repellent

Important Notes

  • Rates per person (USD).
  • Minimum age required: 4 years
  • Price for children: 4 – 9 years
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers.
  • Pick ups from hotels that are located too far from La Fortuna town or the main road to the Volcano can have extra charge.
  • Any cancellation or modification of the reservation made in less than 24 hours before departure will incur a penalty of 100%
  • The customer should be at the agreed time and place. We’ll wait a maximum of 5 minutes. In case of No Show, the reservation will be charged to 100%

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Ecocentro Danaus, La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica

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Ecocentro Danaus, La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica 10.482357, -84.617699

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