This safari float is a half-day adventure that combines rafting down a calm river with a wildlife expedition. Floating along means that you don’t need a noisy motorboat, making this tour ideal for spotting the most wildlife possible. This exciting excursion comes with a delicious bonus — a chocolate tour!
up to 3 days in advance
- Duration: 4 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 7:30 AM, 2:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 3 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Take the scenic route when you choose this La Fortuna adventure! The Peñas Blancas River flows through the Tilaran Mountain range; a luscious landscape of forested canyons and rainforests surrounds the water, playing host to an amazing variety of wildlife.
Fun for Everyone
If you're seeking a family tour that's good for both children and seniors, then the Peñas Blancas Safari Float is an ideal tour! Your naturalist guide will handle the majority of the raft's rowing, so you can concentrate on the scenery. However, along the way, you may hit stretches of Class II and III rapids. This is your opportunity to grab a paddle and help steer. It's a mini-whitewater rafting adventure and a safari flaot all in one!
Visit Nature and Her Family
Your eyes will widen with delight as Monkeys leap between trees and chatter. Become entranced by the melodious siren song of tropical birds (the region boasts over 800 species). You may spot families of iguanas lounging on tree branches, and you definitely don't want to miss the caimans and crocodiles.
Bring binoculars so you can see as much of the rainforest as possible. Your guide can explain this rainforest’s complex ecosystem, and point out some of the hard-to-spot animals hiding in the trees. Your guide is extremely knowledgeable, so you will be able to ask of the questions you have about local wildlife.
Anywhere Makes Adventure Easy!
Your adventure concludes with a tasty treat courtesy of a tour at Eden Chocolate. Discover how the chocolate you know and love is created — going from cacao fruit, to dried bean, to bar. Of course, this experience wouldn't be complete if you didn't get to sample the finished product, and sample you shall!
This adventure is wholesome family fun that everyone can enjoy — regardless of age general athletic ability. Why go to a zoo when you can be rewarded by visiting nature on her home turf? See the colorful animals of Costa Rica on tis fun and exciting safari float down the Peñas Blancas River.
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
Sunscreen, bug spray, t-shirt, shorts, sandals, raincoat, towel, binoculars, and/or a waterproof camera.
Transportation, naturalist guide, snacks, drinks, chocolate tour.
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This was by far our favorite experience of this trip!!
Great guide, fun float, loved that we actually had to paddle. Saw our first monkeys. Wonderful time.
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