FOSSIL LAND IS A HIDDEN GEM ALMOST
EXCLUSIVELY VISITED BY COSTA RICA CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, ETC
ALMOST NO TOURISTS HAVE EVER SEEN THE 3RD
MOST EXPOSED PLACE ON EARTH FOR FOSSILS
THIS TOUR OFFERS PAINT BALL, RIVER
RAFTING, CANOPY TOUR, REPELLING, EVEN HELICOPER LANDING PAD
USUALLY REQUIRES GROUPS OF 4 OR MORE TO
SPREAD THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION AND PICKUP AT SAN JOSE HOTELS
ALTHOUGH IN TERMS OF DISTANCE IT IS ONLY
FROM SAN JOSE
DEPENDING ON HOW MANY OF THE ACTIVITIES
YOU CHOOSE THE TOUR RUNS FROM $50 TO $95
THIS IS NOT EASY TO FIND LOCATION WITHOUT
A GUIDE SO WE ADVISE CONTACTING US TO ARRANGE TRANSPORT
SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES ARE FOR ANY AGE
BUT THE ADVENTURE SELECTIONS ONLY FOR FIT PEOPLE
HOWEVER THE VIEWING OF THE FOSSILS IS AN
EASY TOUR FOR ANY AGE
fossil land is very strict on prepayment
and reservations in advance since all tours even the easy ones require guides
This excellent expedition walks you through the history of Fossil Land. You
will learn about geology (the science dealing with the structure of the
earth's crust & the formation & development of its various layers: it
includes the study of individual rock types & early forms of life found
as fossils in rocks) & how this unique location full of pecten fossils
was formed. You will learn about fossils, formations as well as tectonic
faults. Very educational, interesting, entertaining & lots of fun! It's
for EVERYBODY! - Adults, children, families, friends, schools, universities,
athletes, nature lovers, bird watchers, architects, businesses, homemakers,
bankers, investors, 1/2-day adventure. Includes transportation &
This adventure begins with an intense
long hike full of natural wonders, to a 75-meter high cliff where you descend
with rope & harness (Rappelling) to a cavern of more than
where you are encompassed by pacific echoes from the past. All this
excitement in a single tour! You need to be physically fit. (Your physical
condition must be good.) A full day adventure. Includes transportation, snack
Aerial Tram $65
Trip duration: 6 hours. Departure: 7:00 a.m.
Pass thru the unbelievable Braulio Carrillo National Park where
President Bill Clinton visited in May 1997 to inspect one of the
worlds most important protected areas. You will arrive at the
site of the worlds most impressive aerial tram to begin an amazing
journey thru the treetops of the rain forest. A naturalist guide
will accompany you on this birds eye tour to explain the plant
and animal life.
Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Resort $99
Trip duration: 10 hours. Departure: 11:00 a.m., includes lunch
Travel over the mountains to the rich plains of the area of San
Carlos. Suddenly you will come upon the perfect cone shaped Arenal
Volcano. This active volcano periodically erupts, rumbling as
its sends clouds of smoke and ash into the sky. Witness the spectacle
of the Volcano at night, watching the red lava snake down the
mountain. Take time out to relax in the thermal hot springs and
naturally heated Jacuzzis and pools of Tabacon resort.
Bosque de Paz Biological Reserve $59
Discover the enchanting rain forest in the magical valley of
Bajos de Toro Amarillo. This reserve is of great ecological importance
as it is located in a natural corridor between several national
parks. Experience the sighting of the elusive quetzal bird among
many other species as you walk thru a network of clearly marked
and accessible trails. The name of this reserve in English is
the Forest of Peace.
Orbit opinion: Best one day
tour in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Highlight Tours $95
The Costa Rica Highlights Tour has been carefully designed
to include some of the most refreshing, breathtaking scenery in
Costa Rica without having to go on long, tiring drives or having
to do any strenuous exercise.
Recognizing the needs of visitors that are in the country
for short stays or that simply wish to spend both their time and
money wisely, Orbit Highlight Tours has chosen some of the country's
most beautiful natural attractions and combined them into a spectacular,
very affordable one day trip. The tour is given at a relaxing,
leisurely pace with plenty of stops, using well informed, professional
guides, who'll give visitors an opportunity to truly admire and
understand the many wonders of this peaceful, gifted land.
6:30 AM Aproximate PICKUP AT YOUR HOTEL
FIRST STOP AFTER PICKUP IS THE EXOTIC BUENA VISTA
HOTEL FOR BREAKFAST WHICH IS INCLUDED IN PACKAGE. THE HOTEL IS
SURROUNDED BY COFFEE FIELDS AND HAS VIEW OF ENTIRE CENTRAL VALLEY.
AFTER BREAKFAST TOUR OF THE COFFEE FARM. THEN ON TO THE TOP OF
POAS VOLCANO AT 9000 FT AND FOR THOSE THAT LIKE AN EASY WALK THRU
THE PRIMIVAL CLOUD FOREST.
AFTERWARDS VISIT THE LA PAZ WATERFALL AND THE HUMMINGBIRD GALLERY.
CONTINUE ON PAST BANANNA, PINEAPPLE, CACAO(CHOCOLATE) PLANTATIONS.
LUNCH INCLUDED AT SELVA VERDE NATURE LODGE AND LATER BOARD THE
COMFORTABLE COVERED BOAT FOR 1 AND HALF HOUR JUNGLE RIVER CRUISE
WHERE YOU PASS MONKEYS, IGUANAS, SLOTHS, TURTLES, RARE BIRDS,
JUNGLE INDIANS. COME BACK THRU THE LUSH RAINFOREST OF THE BRAUILLO
CARRILLO PARK TO SAN JOSE AT AROUND 5PM.
Turtle Island $99
Trip duration: 10 hours. Departure: 6:00 a.m. Includes breakfast,
lunch and dinner.
Take the road to Pacific Coast where you board luxury boat to
the desert Turtle Island. Open bar and fresh fruits on 90 minute
cruise. Spend day on wonderfully remote white sand beach in crystla
water. Local fisherman catch and prepare tour lunch on the beach.
The guests traverse from tree to tree and platform to platform
using pulleys on horizontal traverse cables, as they sail through
the treetops of the tropical rainforest canopy, and over the trails
far below. Expert guides assist you in this exciting journey through
the different layers of the virgin rain forests and explain whats
going on around you, from the time you leave the ground, until
you rappel back down to the forest floor.
The Original Canopy Tour is a new adventure sport, invented (
patent pending ) and developed in Costa Rica by our founder
Darren Rennick By modifying techniques and equipment originally
used by spelunkers (caverns) and canyon rappelers,
CANOPY TOURŪ offers any adventurous tourist
the opportunity to ascend into the forest canopy and see jungle
life from a perspective available previously to only a select
few researchers and photographers.
The main objective is to provide tourists a unique activity and
ecological experience while, at the same time, helping to aid
in the preservation of the worlds endangered rain forests through
direct financial support to conservation, education and reforestation
THE IGUANA PARK CANOPY TOUR:
Iguana Park Canopy Tour is situated in the primary
jungle area and is about a 40 minute hike from the tourist center.
The tour consists of 3 platforms, 2 traverses
and a rappel. The clients start off on a hill and climb a small
ladder to the first platform located in a Guanacaste tree about
15 meters high. From there they traverse to the second platform
in a strangler fig 32 meters high. After a brief explanation of
the rainforest levels (especially those of the cathedral forest
in Iguana Park) the clients make their "leap of faith"
across the forest floor to the 3rd platform, 44 meters high in
a Kapok tree. This is the tree on the photo in the brochures.
Following this they rappel back down to the ground level.
The climate at Iguana Park is very warm and usually
humid. This is a tropical transition forest between the dry lowland
forests of the north and the wet rainforests of the south and
is therefore rich in biodiversity, both plants and animals.
Due to the hot climate, clients are recommended
to wear shorts and a t-shirt and to bring a change of clothing,
as they will get either sweaty or wet from the rain. There are
shower facilities at the park.
Insect repellant, camera and binoculars are also
recommended. The tour lasts about 3 1/2 hours.
Walk-in Rates....... Like ... If you get to the park in a rent
a car,for instance
Students (w/ ID) $41
These prices include the $10 entrance fee for
Iguana Park . This money is used for scientific research into
This one we pick you up at your hotel in San Jose,
Jaco or Puntarenas, We feed you take you to the park teach you
how to do the canopy tour and then safely return you to your hotel
Low Season: $79 per person -
High Season: $89 per person
Group Rates are available
Butterfly Farm $20
One of the worlds most extensive butterfly farms will provide
you with an expert guide to really understand this wonderful creature
of nature we all are so dependent on.
Carara Biological Reserve and Jaco Beach $79
Trip duration: 8 hours. Departure: 7:00 a.m., includes lunch.
Walk thru the trails of this transitional forest which is a cross
between a dry tropical forest
City of San Jose Tour $20
Trip duration: 4 hours. Departure: 8:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. departure.
Fascinating tour of the capital and its important historic buildings
such as the restored National Theatre, the National Museum and
its world renowned collection of pre-columbian artifacts, visit
several interesting residential areas, and take time to shop in
several of the areas where you may find the native handiwork.
Café Britt Coffee Factory $20
Multimedia presentation to describe coffee production from the
farm to the beverage at your local coffee shop. The tour begins
in an actual coffee plantation continuing to a theater performance
with plenty of time for tasting and selection of souveniers.
Crocodile Safari $75
This fascinating tour will take you along the river Tarcoles
by boat to enter into the habitat of the enormous crocodiles.
Witness close up the remaining species that some call the last
of the living dinosaurs. The area also offers incredible bird
watching opportunities due to the number of species that make
their home here, as well as the variety of migratory species.
The boat cruises down river into the estuary through the complex
eco-system of mangroves.
Horse Back Tour $70
Explore the San José mountains and forests on this horseback
riding tour admiring the uniques views of the Central Valley.
One of the best ways to truly nature, and appreciate the surroundings.
Horses available for all levels of riders.
Irazu Volcano $33
Climb to the heights of Irazu Volcano and marvel over its moon
like surface. The panoramic view sometimes allows you to see the
both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. You will pass by one
of the richest agricultural areas of the world on the way along
with passing the geographic midpoint of the Americas.
Irazu and Orosi Valley $52
Climb up to the heights of the Irazu Volcano, Costa Rica's highest
volcano and marvel over its moon-like surface. The panoramic view
sometimes allows one to see both the Pacific and the Atlantic
Oceans. Our trip will continue with visit to the historical Orosi
Valley. Home of the first Spanish settlers, the Orosi Valley is
rich in colonial history including ruins, the countries oldest
Irazu, Orosi, and Lankaster Gardens $56
Trip duration: 7 hours. Departure: 8:00 a.m., includes lunch.
Climb up to the heights of the Irazu Volcano , Costa Ricas highest
volcano and marvel over its moon like surface. The panoramic view
sometimes allows one to see both the Pacific and the Atlantic
Oceans. Lankaster Gardens, boasting an incredible variety of orchids
and tropical plants is next on the itinerary followed by the historical
Orosi Valley. Home of the first Spanish settlers, the Orosi Valley
is rich in colonial history including ruins, the countries oldest
church, and the Basilica in the City of Cartago
Lankaster Gardens and Orosi $45
Lankaster Gardens, boasting an incredible variety of orchids
and tropical plants. After the learning experience we will visit
the historical Orosi Valley. Home of the first Spaniard settlers,
the Orosi Valley is rich in colonial history including ruins,
the countries oldest church. A stop to visit the Basilica in the
City of Cartago, home of the Costa Ricas patrons "La Virgen
de Los Angeles".
Palo Verde National Park $75
Best know for presserving some of the most extensive wetlands
in the world providing refuge for thousands of migrant and resident
waterbirds Numerous landbirds and many other animals
Perfect Combination $49
Coffee and Butterfly tours combined
Poas Volcano $39
Trip duration: 5 hours. Departure: 8:00 a.m.
Scenic drive past coffee and sugar plantations up to the top
of Poas Volcano National Park with its enormous crater with its
deep green lake.
Sarapiqui Rain forest $70
This jewel of a rainforest is located in the north east corner
of Costa Rica where you will pass dense tropical forests and scenic
waterfalls. Upon arriving on the port to the San Juan River you
will take a boat which will cruise thru the diverse overhead canopies
alive with monkeys and colorful birds while the caimans and turtles
can be seen on the banks.
Tiquicia Traditional Evening $34
Truly authentic Costa atmosphere located high in the mountains
in a restored adobe farmhouse over looking the central valley.
While enjoying the traditional foods be entertained with the display
of the colorful folk dances performed by the local professional
Tortuga Island Cruise $99
Unforgettable cruise among islands in the Gulf on the Pacific
including the deserted Isla Tortuga. Enjoy the exotic lunch included
while relaxing on this world famous island.
Tortugero National Park $75
Explore by boat of the worlds unique channels in the intricate
eco system known as the Amaxon of Costa Rica this offer a rich
variety of flora and fauna.
White Water Rafting on the Pacuare $90
Trip duration: 9 hours. Departure: 7:00 a.m., includes lunch
Depending on where you start is class 2 easy, class 3 , or class
White Water Rafting on the Reventazon $70
Trip duration: 9 hours. Departure: 7:00 a.m. Includes lunch and
Costa Ricas mighty rivers provide wonderful opportunities for
white water enthusiasts from the novice to the experienced. For
classes of rafting on several rivers combine adventure on the
rapids with a chance to observe exotic wildlife such as colorful
birds and monkeys. Choose from the Reventazon, class 2, 3 &
4, or the Pacuare,class 4, the Sarapiqui or the Savegre. An experienced
guide and professional equipment.