Twilight Safari Float
The transition from day to night in the tropical rainforest is a powerful shift, and when most mammals become active. This Twilight Safari Float offers a unique perspective as guests will meander along the Penas Blancas river accompanied by bilingual naturalist guides that help to identify the sounds and sights of the nocturnal rainforest.
up to 3 days in advance
- Duration: 3 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 4:30 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 3 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The two-hour float begins with pick up from the Arenal area hotels and a short drive to the Penas Blancas river. The guides will talk about and hopefully help you to observe the habits and environments of forest creatures such as opossums, sloths, long-nosed bats, howler monkeys, spectacled owl, caimans, and birds such as the crowned night heron. One of the most powerful things that you will encounter is the sounds that pulse all around you from the river banks to the tree tops above.
After navigating the calm river and which normally takes about two hours the guides will pull up to a local farm where the tour ends and a typical Costa Rican snack is served which includes yucca bread, sweet fried plantains, homemade cheeses, coffee, and juices. Once everyone has filled themselves, the tour concludes with a 20-minute ride back to the Arenal area hotels.
Attraction VisitedPenas Blancas River
Known as the "white water gem of Costa Rica's Atlantic slope", the Penas Blancas River runs right through the Tilaran Mountain Range in north central Costa Rica. It then converges with the San Carlos River east of the Arenal Volcano.
What to Bring
Repellent, water bottle, flashlight, and camera.
Transportation, lights, water, and a typical Costa Rican snack.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
This tour was unbelievable fun and exciting! We were fortunate enough to see quite a bit of wild life on our tour. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. 10 out of 10 for sure!
Daniel is helpful a great guide.
Beautiful, peaceful float down the river with an excellent guide. Definitely recommend.
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