Sarapiqui One Day Tour

This tour combines a safari-style float on the Sarapiquí River with a hike through the forest. As such, it is a fantastic way to experience both riparian and terrestrial environments in Costa Rica.

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  • Duration: 6 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 9:00 AM
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  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Boat Tours
Nature Walk
Sarapiqui River

The Sarapiquí River passes through a variety of environments, including mountains, farmland, and wet tropical forest. Not surprisingly, the river and the surrounding area is home to a variety of creatures, some of which you may be able to see on this tour.

During the first part of this tour, you will board a comfortable boat and make your way down the river. Keep your eyes out for animals on land and in the water. You may be able to spot sloths, crocodiles, turtles, monkeys, iguanas, woodpeckers, toucans, and more. Have your binoculars and camera handy.

After this 2-hour river safari, you'll get off the boat and go for a 2.5-hour nature walk. Your tour guides will lead you along a trail that winds through humid tropical forest, and will teach you about the importance of the plants and animals that you encounter. After your hike, you will enjoy a delicious lunch buffet.

Attraction Visited

Sarapiqui River

Originating from clear mountain streams, the Sarapiqui River runs from the Central Mountain Range just north of San Jose to the San Marcos River which runs along the shared border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The river is considered a national monument because of the vital service it provided in transporting arms, goods and soldiers in the 1856 war against the filibusters.

Sarapiqui River

What to Bring

Comfortable clothes, hiking shoes, camera, binoculars, rain jacket, water bottle, sunscreen, daypack, and insect repellent.

What's included

Boat transportation, tour guides, and lunch.

Transportation

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.

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