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.
- Duration: 6 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 9:00 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
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 VisitedSarapiqui 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.
What to Bring
Comfortable clothes, hiking shoes, camera, binoculars, rain jacket, water bottle, sunscreen, daypack, and insect repellent.
Boat transportation, tour guides, and lunch.
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The Sarapiqui River flows along the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua and is home to some of the country's most gorgeous scenery. During this 2-hour river safari, you'll ride a comfortable boat down the Sarapiqui River and have ample opportunities to spot a range of wildlife.
2 hrsFrom $36