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Peñas Blancas River Safari Float

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the wonderful wildlife of Costa Rica on this rafting safari from La Fortuna. Float down the beautiful Corobici River while a guide does all the paddling, so you can take photos and look out for native critters like monkeys, sloths, caimans, and exotic birds. At the end of the cruise, enjoy a homemade Costa Rican lunch at a local family's farm.
  • Half-day river safari from La Fortuna
  • Float down the Frío River in a sturdy raft
  • Relax and take photos while a guide does all the paddling
  • See native wildlife like monkeys, iguanas, sloths, and birds
  • Hear the sounds of the jungle by traveling on a motorless boat
  • Visit a local family farm for a homemade Costa Rican lunch
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
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Traveler pickup is offered
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After morning pickup at your hotel in La Fortuna or surrounding areas, travel by air-conditioned minivan to the launch point on the Corobici River. Climb aboard a sturdy, inflatable raft and set off on the gentle currents. Your river guide handles all the paddling so you can relax and enjoy the lush tropical scenery, keeping your hands free to take photos.

Cruising with a quiet, motorless boat allows you to enjoy the sounds of the jungle and minimizes disturbance to wildlife. Keep an eye out for caimans and turtles lounging on the riverbanks, tree-dwellers like sloths and monkeys, colorful birds, and iguanas. Learn about native flora and fauna through your guide’s commentary.

Back on dry land, head to a local family's farm to recharge with a homemade Costa Rican lunch before the return trip to your La Fortuna–area hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Penas Blancas
Get to know the tropical river ecosystem, experience the tranquility of the forest while floating slowly down the Peñas Blancas River with the opportunity to observe many species of arboreal and aquatic animals such as: monkeys, sloths, iguanas, turtles, alligators and different types of birds such as herons, cormorants, American darters, and passerines, along with the possibility of observing a reptile species called the basilisk lizard, which is capable of walking on water. The interesting vegetation includes dense branches of ficus, luehea, and kapok trees full of lianas and epiphytic plants, which intersect from both sides of the river forming tunnels full of various shapes and exuberant green colors where very little sunlight gets through. This tour is perfect for those who do not want much walking, but plenty of opportunities to observe and photograph the natural beauty and wildlife.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Jacamar Naturalist Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Peñas Blancas River Safari Float ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Peñas Blancas River Safari Float ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Peñas Blancas River Safari Float ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Peñas Blancas River Safari Float .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Peñas Blancas River Safari Float ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Peñas Blancas River Safari Float .

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