Thank you for your support of Conservación de la Selva a través del Turismo S.A., "Rain Forest Conservation through Tourism, Inc." or CONSELVATUR. Through your sponsorship you are contributing to rain forest, watershed, wildlife, sea turtle and marine conservation. Your choice makes a difference!
CONSELVATUR operates and coordinates a variety of nature and adventure itineraries through out Costa Rica and Panama which have one thing in common, namely, your stay at Selva Bananito Lodge & Reserve, which is the pivot point for all the programs we offer. We design programs with one main goal, the active support of conservation programs at Selva Bananito Lodge & Reserve and other initiatives, like sea turtle conservation at Pacuare Reserve, and marine conservation at the Bastimentos Marine National Park in Bocas del Toro, Panama.
The itineraries offered by CONSELVATUR / Selva Bananito Lodge are active programs which vary in length, anywhere from 8 days / 7 nights, 11 days / 10 nights up to 13 days / 12 nights in the case of the different La Amistad adventure programs. All programs center around the most active program at Selva Bananito, the 4 days / 3 nights extra adventure package, sometimes including an additional night at Selva Bananito.
When you take part in the extra adventure package you will have the opportunity to explore the canopy during our tree climbing or jungle tree climbing activity as well as the canopy observation platform tour with or without rappel. Ride freely on noble and sure footed horses through open fields and segments of primary forests during the horseback tour of the farm or the adventure horseback tour, and immerse yourself in natural old growth forests of unique beauty while learning about its ecological importance during our guided natural history rain forest hike or the full day waterfall tour. Our most exhilarating activity is the waterfall rappel. Additionally, you can bathe in pristine river pools or enjoy guided bird watching tours. The hammocks on your cabinás veranda invite you to live peaceful moments or to simply absorb the beauty and peacefulness of this pristine environment seeking spiritual healing and rest.
All itineraries include the first and last over night in San Jose at a charming Bed & Breakfast and offer the experience of rafting down the Pacuare River class III / IV, or the Sarapiqui River class II / III.
The following itineraries are our recommendations for a truly memorable vacation experience with nature and adventure in mind. However, we do cater for the individual traveler and individual travel itineraries and gladly will take all of your requests into consideration.