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Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna provided by Aventuras Arenal

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Overview
See more of Costa Rica’s natural landscape without the stress of navigating on this convenient day trip to Caño Negro—hotel transport included. The itinerary features a river boat safari through a wildlife refuge known for its birds, monkeys, and lizards, which you can spot and learn about with the help of your guide. Round out the tour with a well-deserved lunch at a local restaurant.
Itinerary
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    Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna
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Highlights
  • Sightsee in Caño Negro without the stress of planning
  • River boat cruise offers rare views of the natural landscape
  • Guide points out easy-to-miss plants and animals
  • Lunch, round-trip hotel transport, and entrance fees included
Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Binoculars and camera suggested
  • Sun lotion
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Judi W wrote a review Mar 2020
Orlando, Florida277 contributions80 helpful votes
We were promptly picked up at our hotel. Our guide was Carlos and he did an excellent job. We had about a two hour ride in the van to the boat launch. Once wer were on the boat the tour lasted about 3 hours. The guides pointed out several birds, Howler Monkeys and also white
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Gabriel S wrote a review Jan 2020
Townsville, Queensland, Australia35 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a well organised tour, you do have a 2 hour drive to get here but it is worth it. For us an added bonus was that it was sunny something we haven’t seen much of so far. We saw quite a few different bird species and a couple that are hard to find elsewhere like the potoo
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Response from Aventurasarenal1, Propietario at Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Gabriel Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a fantastic review. We were thrilled to read how much you enjoyed the tour, We are looking forward to welcome you again.
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Katheb123 wrote a review Jan 2020
Des Moines, Iowa132 contributions20 helpful votes
We were supposed to go to Rio Celeste or see the blue water at the waterfall but on our way our guide, Julio, received a call from the office stating that due to heavy rains the prior day the water was not blue but mud. He offered the group an opportunity to change the tour to
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Aventurasarenal1, Propietario at Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Katheb123 Thank you for your review of our tour. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and hope you will return for more days among the Rainforest. We hope next time you can visit Rio Celeste in a sunny day.
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Laura C wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions3 helpful votes
With so much to choose from, we were happy we went on the river criuse. Hosts were great, funny, informative about the eco challenges in the country - they provided lunch (rice, beans, salad, chicken, cold drinks, beer) and a fun two hour tour of the river. The boat has
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Aventurasarenal1, Propietario at Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Dear compasspointswest Thank you so much for your fantastic review and taking the time to share your experience at Caño Negro -Rio Frio Boat Tour, We are looking forward to welcome you back .
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stclairmam wrote a review Jan 2020
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Couldn’t be more pleased with our trip to Cano Negro. Carlos, our guide, was so knowledgeable and fun to be with. The shuttle driver and boat captain were awesome too! We saw sloths, all 3 monkey types, iguanas of brown, green and orange, turtles, butterflies, snakes and birds
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Aventurasarenal1, Propietario at Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Dear Stclairmam , We are so honored you chose to spend part of your vacations with us. Thank you so much for your kind words and beautiful description of your experience on the Caño Negro Tour. We are looking forward to welcome you again.
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sabrina_shams
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Beautiful with great guide
Our guide's name was Mai and she was so knowledgeable of everything and made sure we learned a bit about everything
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MacchuPicchu1
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Tourist
This trip was excellent. Our driver picked up up at our hotel on time in a mini van with one other couple who were
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NalaiNalai
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Wonderful hike with spectacular views and wildlife
Our guide Daniel from Aventuras Arenal picked us up on time and drove us to the boat landing on the far side of the
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MLeiteM
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Great Combo!
We booked a combination that included La Fortuna waterfall, Mistico Park Hanging Bridges and the Tabacon Hot Spring
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Andrew H
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Anticlimactic
Staff was nice and helpful. View from the endpoint was not as good as the view from the platform( first stop on th
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jraddick
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Amazing variety of birds
Billy was our guide. He brought a spotting scope and took photos with our smartphones looking through the eyepiece.
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Justy2379
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Fun Activity To Keep Cool And See the Volcano From A Different Perspective!
The morning of our tour no one showed to pick us up. Turned out there was a miscommunication between Trip Advisor a
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Kelly B
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Fun Safari Float
We took the safari float along the Penas Blancas and had such a fun time. We took our three-year-old, and this was
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CreatureComforts40
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Would thoroughly recommend
Used these guys for two trips around the Arenal volcano: volcano walk around 1968 trail plus Mystic hanging bridges
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AKroppi
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Disappointing
We booked the tour through a third party as a seat in, so I assume it's the regular Hiking the Volcano tour. The h
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Cmlg2122
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Superd beauty and culture!!!
First of all, I cannot imagine having a better tour guide than Carlos. His knowledge and patience pointing out all
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stillwrts
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Must do!..kayak Lake Arenal
Roger our captain (guide) was muy excellente and so nice, kind, informative and was very fluent in English. We woul
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TwylaM_12
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Safari River Raft
Thanks to our guide Billy and our driver Leo for a great afternoon. A slow meadandering float down the river. Sa
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Ana C
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A MUST when visiting Costa Rica
HIGHLY recommend. We did a 4-in-1 expedition including: hike along the Arenal Volcano, visit the La Fortuna waterf
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Mistyb1302
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Our Cano Negro Tour was the best tour we did in Costa Rica
We were staying in the La Fortuna area of Costa Rica as part of a three week holiday. As part of our pre planned to
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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