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Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus

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La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

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
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Calle 470 , C. 470, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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What is the social distancing policy during Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Nature Walk at Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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star-5
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.
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Loved it. There were so many...
Becky G
, Sep. 2017
Loved it. There were so many animals we would not have seen without our guide. Totally worth it.

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