Safari on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

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From $104.00

7 reviews   (4.14)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Our tour starts in the morning, taking the path that leads to the Braulio Carrillo National Park, which we can enjoy in large part of our trip, observing its splendid greenery and its great variety of flora species.
This road is one of the routes that allows us to reach Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, where Costa Rica Fun Adventures will provide you with the comfort of a private and exclusive dock for your clients, where you can cool off with delicious local fruits while we board the boat that will lead us along the Sarapiqui River.

What's Included


Special Option: °Vegetarian |° Gluten Free |Let us know if you have some special meal restriction |

Tour Guide

Tour operate with a minimum of 4 travellers

Transportation from Hotels in San José

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages


Souvenir photos

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 85

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Covid-19 risk assessment of the activity completed (routes, visit of sights, possible crowds, number of people in the group, reduced services).
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Highly suggested to bring a camera, insect repellent, walking shoes, and sunscreen.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Sarapiqui River
Once in Puerto Viejo, we will arrive to the comforts of our own private pier, where you will enjoy the fresh fruits that our staff will have waiting for us. We will board a boat and experience the richness of the Costa Rican rain forest and its magnificent inhabitants such as toucans, monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, birds, and many other species that call this wonderful river “Home”.
After an hour and half we will arrive to our private and exclusive Reserve MADERO NEGRO, where you will enjoy a typical Costa Rican buffet. After lunch you will take a guided tour to our Dart Frog Sanctuary, Butterfly Farm and Snake Collection, following these activities you will have some time to walk around our Botanical Gardens where you will see many different bird species. .
Finally, to conclude our journey you will enjoy some of our world renowned Costa Rican coffee and return to San Jose.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Amazing experience. The guide was...
Gordon W, 02-01-2018

Amazing experience. The guide was passionate about the area and was born/raised in the region. The boat ride down the river was interesting. We saw monkeys, birds, crocodiles, slath, and many plants. The stop in the rain forest restaurant was an experience in itself. He showed native plants to the rain forest and detailed what they were and several interesting facts. In the natural greenhouse we were able to see the dart frog and green spotted frogs. I would highly recommend this tour. The time frame was perfect and the guide was incredible.

Excellent experience. Guide was the...
marshall p, 26-11-2017

Excellent experience. Guide was the best I have encountered. Also, he was an excellent photographer.

Mauricio was a great tour guide who...
Braya M, 04-03-2018

Mauricio was a great tour guide who grew up in the area and had a ton of knowledge to share. The boat ride and horseback riding is worth the money but make sure to book an activity as this is the only thing to do after the boat portion and they offer lockers.

This was mainly a river cruise. I...
Cheston R, 21-12-2017

This was mainly a river cruise. I feel that the the part about the private animal reserve was definitely overrated. It is a backyard with tropical plants, and one structure with a few tiny frogs. The other annoying part of this excursion was having to wait while others went on canopy adventure then having to wait for them to eat the meal, and there is nothing to do while waiting. I do not think this excursion was worth the price.

The tour and guide were both good...
viator, 15-11-2017

The tour and guide were both good, but we felt it didn't really meet expectations based on the description. The 300 letter limit prevents fair elaboration, but in summary: No activities, no serpentarium or butterfly garden, only one animal sanctuary, didn't enter the national park, mainly in Spanish

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