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Wild Life Safari Float provided by Green Vacations Costa Rica

Wild Life Safari Float
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About
Come lets Float Down the Peñas Blancas river, trying to see any type of wildlife and mother nature will fulfill all of our needs, in the land where we are "Pura Vida".
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Our Safari Float on the Peñas Blancas river offers a relaxing way to enjoy the abundant wildlife surrounding the banks of this lush paradise. Use your hands to take pictures of the rain-forest canopy teeming with monkeys or take a closer look of a tropical bird with your binoculars while you float with us in the oar boat where our guide paddle and you relax like the iguanas nearby sunning themselves on the branches. The trip begins with a twenty minutes drive from Fortuna to the river. Guests will float down the river for duration of approximately two hours during which they will have an opportunity to sight much of Costa Rica’s famous wildlife and have an interactive conversation with the guide. At the end of the river portion of this trip guests will arrive at a local working farm where the owner is a well-known Costa Rican horse breeder and trainer. His wife makes delicious homemade typical snacks and serves these treats with our world-renowned coffee made the old-fashioned way in a special “sock”. If you prefer juice over coffee, there is something for everyone’s desires. By the way, everything you eat at this farm comes directly from their land to you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Our Safari Float on the Peñas Blancas river offers a relaxing way to enjoy the abundant wildlife surrounding the banks of this lush paradise. Use your hands to take pictures of the rain-forest canopy teeming with monkeys or take a closer look of a tropical bird with your binoculars while you float with us in the oar boat where our guide paddle and you relax like the iguanas nearby sunning themselves on the branches. The trip begins with a twenty minutes drive from Fortuna to the river. Guests will float down the river for duration of approximately two hours during which they will have an opportunity to sight much of Costa Rica’s famous wildlife and have an interactive conversation with the guide. At the end of the river portion of this trip guests will arrive at a local working farm where the owner is a well-known Costa Rican horse breeder and trainer. His wife makes delicious homemade typical snacks and serves these treats with our world-renowned coffee made the old-fashioned way in a special “sock”. If you prefer juice over coffee, there is something for everyone’s desires. By the way, everything you eat at this farm comes directly from their land to you.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12732P3
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snack
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up are included in the area of ​​the town of Fortuna. Pick ups are not included in San Jose or in the Guanacaste area
  • La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Snack
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up are included in the area of ​​the town of Fortuna. Pick ups are not included in San Jose or in the Guanacaste area
  • La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Jul 2020
A note from Wild Life Safari Float
minibuses will be used at 50 percent of capacity
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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5.0
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Emma K
8 contributions
The perfect way to see wildlife
Oct 2021 • Couples
What a fabulous excursion! We were thrilled to have Hector as our guide because we saw not one, but FOUR groups of monkeys! Not to mention the large amount of birds and reptiles. Also the stop at the end of the tour at a local farm where we had fresh pineapple and cheese really put the final cherry on top! Highly highly recommend!
Written 29 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tyler R
2 contributions
Great and fun tour!
May 2021 • Couples
We had a great time on this tour. We saw many monkeys, sloths, tucans, and many other birds. Our guide did a fantastic job and was very knowledgeable about the animals and always stopped us on the bank to see the larger animals so we could get pictures and see them longer.
Written 28 May 2021
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Mitzi J
Utah18 contributions
Relaxing, beautiful, and informative tour.
Great guide, Fabrizio, and our driver, Hector also entertained. They cared that we had a good experience, made us laugh and taught us a great deal about wildlife. Highly recommend!
Written 27 May 2021
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Tracy M
York Region43 contributions
Howler Monkeys!!
A wonderful time with the twilight safari led by Roy Alvarez! Professional, Knowledgeable, Safe and showed us up close, so many birds and animals along the river. Worth booking this trip!!
Written 13 February 2020
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Charles B
8 contributions
One of the best wildlife trips of our 3 week Costa Rican holiday - lots to see.
Jan 2020
Michael proved to be an excellent guide and wildlife-spotter - 9 crocodiles, lots of birds, monkeys, iguanas, and the most beautiful drift for 8 miles down this quiet and peaceful river. A highlight of our holiday.
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brad H
7 contributions
Great family trip!
Dec 2019 • Family
It is hard picking the right trip when you’ve never been to a country before. These guys were great. Our guide was Roy Alvarez. He was very knowledgeable, good with children, and enthusiastic about spotting wildlife. We saw two sloths and had an amazing encounter with some white faced monkeys.

We have three children. Our youngest is six years old, so we could not do a white water trip. This trip was fun for the whole family, including our 13 and 10-year-olds. The river moves fast enough that you don’t have to do a lot of paddling, but it is not white water so there is little danger of falling out.

Very pleased with this experience!
Written 28 December 2019
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Kelli H
McKinney, TX22 contributions
Not What We Expected
Nov 2019
We booked this tour through The Springs Resort & Spa, We were told that it would be a perfect trip for me as I am in a wheelchair. When we arrived we were asked to go down several muddy stairs to get to the boat which was actually an inflatable raft. The photo we were shown when we booked the trip has been attached to this post. The raft is not at all what we were expecting. The guide had a trainee with him, the 2 spent the entire trip speaking to each other in Spanish (we speak English). The only animals we saw were pointed out by someone in our group (not the guide) or we saw another tour looking and we followed them.
Written 4 December 2019
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FellowTraveler774013
Good morning, Mrs. Kelly. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our trip. We always try to do everything possible so that our travelers have the best possible experience on our trips As you mentioned, that day two guides were sent with you, one of them we used to be the tour guide and the other to take care of you exclusively. It is a river that flows naturally through the forest and the only way to navigate that section of the river is with an inflatable raft. It is the only type of boat that can be used. All our photos on the webside show exactly what you describe, concrete stairs to reach the river and navigate using an inflatable boat https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g309226-d11469542-Wild_Life_Safari_Float-La_Fortuna_de_San_Carlos_Arenal_Volcano_National_Park_Provi.html We are always available to take people in wheelchairs and that was the reason you had an extra person, I'm very sorry they spoke Spanish to each other. I am very sorry I did not meet your expectations. but your comments will be taken in the best way. have good day
Written 11 December 2019
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CatherineAnne94
Cincinnati, Ohio8 contributions
Twilight tour
May 2018 • Couples
We took the Twilight tour with Alvaro and it was awesome! It was only my husband and myself with the guide. Alvaro took care of the majority of the paddling (which was great for me!) It was so relaxing.
He knew a lot about the wildlife and we learned a lot about life in Costa Rica. We saw a lot of birds and heard the howlers. The snacks afterwards at the farm were absolutely amazing. The cheese and the banana bread/pudding were incredible. We loved sitting around and talking to the guide and driver while eating the snacks. We never felt rushed. It was very laid back. It was a really great experience overall. Would definitely recommend this company!
Written 30 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear CatherineAnne94: Thank you for join us on this relaxing river safari. We are really glad that you had a great trip with Alvaro and driver, they appreciate your kindness. Great memories for you is all we look for. Pura Vida! Sincerely, Huberth Pérez
Written 4 June 2018
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada491 contributions
So relaxing yet saw so much!
Feb 2018 • Friends
The Safari Float was definitely a highlight of our trip. We had Hector as our guide and he was very knowledgeable, knew English very well, and was accommodating. The river was very peaceful with a minimal amount of current. Hector did most of the paddling but called out instructions when required to bring us closer to a sighting of animals.

After being picked up at our hotel, we were taken for about a 20-minute drive from La Fortuna to the river. We began the tour with a quick lesson and then the six of us boarded the raft for our adventure.

We floated down the river for approximately 1.5 hours, during which we had the opportunity to see some of Costa Rica’s famous wildlife and had an interactive conversation with Hector. The boat trip down the Peas Blancas River offered a relaxing way to enjoy the abundant wildlife surrounding the banks of this lush paradise.

The slow pace enabled us to take plenty of pictures of the rain-forest canopy and take a closer look of a tropical bird, owl or sloth with our binoculars while we floated in the boat. Hector just paddled while we just generally relaxed.

After the float, we went to a family farm. It was such an authentic and amazing experience. We were able to sample some Costa Rican foods such as plantains, soursop drink, cheese and fruit.

"Pura Vida".
Written 1 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ChrisandGary2020
Sheffield, UK13 contributions
Beautiful, relaxing drift down the river.
Feb 2018 • Couples
Very relaxing experience paddling down the river with our guide Hector Hemandez.
Not much paddling required at all and the river was so peaceful. Felt completely safe throughout the trip.Only 6 people on the boat including our guide which was good as don't really like being part of a big tour group.
Hector was very knowledgeable about the wildlife we saw and spotted birds and animals we would never have seen otherwise. He was also really good company!
Tour ended with some lovely fresh fruit, cheese, bread and juice in the garden of a local family.
Only complaint is it finished too soon!
Written 17 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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ajnavy04
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Great Day Trip
This was an awesome day. Hector was our guide and he made it very enjoyable. All 3 parts of this trip are 100% wort
ilovebb
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Summary of day
What a great day! Started the day with a the bridges which were very interesting, great views and saw some spider m
Connor R
Connor R
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Best tour in La fortuna
Roy was our guide and he was great. This is definitely worth the money. You get to see all the great sights in the
Kayla E
Kayla E
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Great tour
Erika is very knowledgeable, organized, and passionate. We learned a ton during this tour and had a great time. The
EKUS18
EKUS18
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A day of a lifetime
Honestly this was probably one of the best days we’ve ever had and it’s all because of Hector. From the local persp
MLMPJM
MLMPJM
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Amazing guide, pura vida!
Erica and Jorge picked us up right on time and we had our guide all to ourselves! Erica was amazing and had so much
Starre C
Starre C
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Río celeste is a must see!
Eric and Héctor took my friends and I from la fortuna to Parque Nacional Volcán Tenorio to see Río Celeste and the
danamanza504
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Great combo tour
Amazing tour! It’s a long day almost 10 hours but all three attractions were awesome. Our tour guide Erica was very
246luizaf
246luizaf
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Amazing tour!
Erica is an amazing tour guide. She spotted so many animals, had so much knowledge about history, animlas and trees
Christine J
Christine J
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Hanging bridges and la fortunate waterfall
This trip was a wonderful mix of gorgeous scenery, wildlife spotting, and learning from our guide. Hector was fanta
Jason P
Jason P
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Great adventure
Erica was a highly knowledgeable guide of the area and continuously had relevant information throughout each part.
G4144JPalexandrab
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An absolute must!
We had a blast! Our tour guide, Erica, was not only delightful but also highly knowledgeable. My husband and I had
vanessakQ9197UK
vanessakQ9197UK
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Perfect day
It was wonderful! The Guide was so nice showed us so many animals and was really caring a lot! Also the combination
592tannerc
592tannerc
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Awesome Tour
Such a great experience. The Volcano was awesome, La Fortuna waterfall was awesome, Lunch was awesome, Hanging Bri
Drew S
Drew S
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Erica and Guillermo are the best!
My wife and I had a wonderful time on our tour. Erica, our guide, is from La Fortuna and extremely knowledgeable ab
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