The Wilds Of Cost Rica October 28 - November 2, 2024

The Wilds of Costa Rica – SOLD OUT!

Join representatives from the NEW Zoo and the NEW Zoological Society on an amazing trip to explore the Wilds of Costa Rica!

This 9-day trip, October 25 – November 2, will focus on the conservation of both flora and fauna in this beautiful country and get you up close and personal with many of the popular tropical residents.

The cost of the trip is $5766/double occupancy and includes round-trip airfare from Green Bay; all meals; tours; airport transfers; and more! Visit our travel partner Sunset Family Travel for ALL of the details!

Day 1 – Friday, October 25
Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica, and take an evening sightseeing tour of the City by coach before a welcome dinner.

Day 2 – Saturday, October 26
Travel to Tortuguero via Broulio Carrillo National Park, a flora and fauna sanctuary covered by an emerald-green mass of vegetation. A tour-hour boat ride through the canals of the rainforest transfers us to our lodge and the village of Tortuguero. We will visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy, an educational center located in the heart of Tortuguero National Park, an important nesting site for green sea turtles.

Day 3 – Sunday, October 27
The day is spent exploring the canals of Tortuguero National Park viewing many mammals, birds, and reptiles.

Day 4 – Monday, October 28
The journey continues with a boat transfer back to Cano Blanco as we begin our drive to La Selva Biological Research Station where we stop for a guided tour. Next is a stop at La Fortuna Waterfall before arriving at our lodge in Arenal.

Day 5 – Tuesday, October 29
Today’s experience begins with the Hanging Bridges and follows with a visit to Proyecto Asis to learn about and visit up close with sloths!

The day continues with a cooking class at Arenal Vida Campesina where we make our own dinner before heading out on a night hike to explore the depths of nature at its most spectacular time!

Day 6 – Wednesday, October 30
A morning paddle on the Penas Blancas River provides sitings of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crocodiles, and tropical birds while the naturalists share educational explanations of all of the plants and animals we encounter.

After lunch, we head to Monteverde where we take a night walk through the Curi Cancha Reserve, part of the Cloud Forest while we learn the difference in the biodiversity of a cloud forest and a rain forest.

Day 7 – Thursday, October 31
We journey into the heart of the rainforest in search of sloths! A private tour of the Selvatura Park Sloth Sanctuary will allow us the opportunity to observe these animals that are refugees of poaching, habitat destruction, and other factors that brought them to the sanctuary.

After lunch, our group will partake in a volunteer project at The Children’s Eternal Rainforest which will include Bird Mist netting and tagging.

Day 8 – Friday, November 1
Our morning walk takes us through the Santa Elena Cloud Forest with chances to see sloths, howler and white-faced monkeys, toucans, umbrella birds, and maybe even a quetzal!

The afternoon takes us to a coffee, chocolate, and sugar cane plantation where our group will observe and taste coffee, candy, and a dish of picadillo de arracacha.

Day 9 – Saturday, November 2
An early morning wake-up call starts our journey back to San Jose and our flight home.

For a detailed itinerary, or with any travel questions, please visit Sunset Family Travel or contact Shelley at (920) 268-1234.

For any NEW Zoological Society-related questions, contact Kristine at