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Maleku Indigenous Reserve Tour provided by Ecoterra Costa Rica

Maleku Indigenous Reserve Tour

Maleku Indigenous Reserve Tour
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About
The Maleku Indigenous Reserve is located in the Northern Region of Costa Rica. The reserve is home to three different villages, known as Palenques Margarita, Tonjibe y El Sol, all within the 2993 hectares (7395 acres) territory. The population is 1000 indigenous, and 80% speak the native dialect called Maleku Jaica. The purpose of this tour is to allow you to learn about the way of life of these indigenous groups in the present day and what they have done to keep their customs and traditions alive.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7453P21
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Traditional Maleku lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Maleku Chocolate
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation.
  • Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Diag. 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica Just drive in to the parking area and ask the receptionist about ecoterra Costa Rica Tours
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Traditional Maleku lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Maleku Chocolate
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation.
  • Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Diag. 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica Just drive in to the parking area and ask the receptionist about ecoterra Costa Rica Tours
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Maleku Chocolate
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    The tour begins in La Fortuna at 8:00 am. After a 1 hour drive through the northern plains, you will arrive at the Indian community Palenque Tonjibe and be warmly received by their people. After a short presentation, you will begin a hike through the village to observe many important aspects of this unique place, such as the way they bury their dead, the antique type of home structures, and their artwork and craftsmanship which currently provide a means of income, the use of cocoa in their farming, and the creation of their clothing. Later you will continue with a walk along a forest trail with 600 meter long (0.37 miles) in order to learn about medicinal plants that the ancestors used, and how we benefit from them today. Here you will also observe some antique huacas or indigenous tombs. Finally you will pass through a Palenque were you will be treated to a traditional Maleku meal.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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By: Ecoterra Costa Rica
aaronrK6356ON
aaronrK6356ON
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Beautiful and educational
We had an amazing experiance with David as our guide! His knowledge of the area was impressive and he had an abilit
danielcar
danielcar
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A Must do!
We did the Venado Caves tour with Eco Terra and loved every minute of it. Albert was an amazing guide and so knowle
Ewisakalison
Ewisakalison
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Amazing experience and company!
The underground Venado cave tour was honestly amazing to me. I am a person who loves the mountains and mysterious t
Lizzie W
Lizzie W
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Must do!
What an amazing experience! My sister and I weren’t sure what to expect except that we would be walking across susp
Jordan88729
Jordan88729
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Best trip yet!
Fantastic experience throughout the entire week. There are two guides in particular that I want to highlight and r
DebP123
DebP123
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Worth exploring
This was a wet cave tour where you walked in a little bit of water most of the trip. You did crawl and have to duck
danamanza504
danamanza504
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Very cool
Our tour guide Allan was great! Our experience was quick but memorable for sure. The caves were great, I was glad t
toryhunz
toryhunz
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Highlight of our time in La Fortuna
This was an incredible experience - to get up close and personal with a working farm in La Fortuna. The farm owners
codybJ667ON
codybJ667ON
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Best new experience
Loved this trip. I have been to Costa Rica a few times. I've ziplined and gone horse back riding but this was amazi
Natalia Z
Natalia Z
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Volcano and hot springs is a great combination
We took this tour with a tour guide Jose who walked us around the Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. He told us interesti
Summer S
Summer S
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Unforgettable Adventure
I am so glad we did this, truly a highlight of our trip. Gustavo, our guide, was so extremely knowledgeable and was
MomonMove
MomonMove
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Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Falls
Ecoterra was an amazing tour group and I would highly recommend them. They were well organized, entertaining and in
Madilyn C
Madilyn C
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AMAZING. For both Thrill-seekers and families. The tour guides will adjust to fit your needs! 10/10!!
If I could give more stars, I would. Albert was our guide and from the moment he picked us up, he began teaching us
580cherylc
580cherylc
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The guide was very knowledgeable
The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful getting thru and around the cave. The cave tour is approximately 1 hou
antonj71
antonj71
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Easy hike in the Rainforest and a Most Beautiful Waterfall!
We visited here as part of a day tour and had a guided hike. We did not see any exciting large wildlife, but did s
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