Day Trip From San Jose To La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Safari In Sarapiqui River

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Travellers will be picked up at the Hotel lobby
  • Return Details :
    Lobby of the Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a walk through an enchanting Costa Rican landscape alive with rescued jaguars, resplendent butterflies, exotic birds, and tropical cascades with a tour to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Travel from San Jose to this private nature reserve, designed to educate visitors and provide a sanctuary for rescued wildlife through a variety of gardens and exhibits. Also discover the beauties of the Sarapiqui River all in one day.
Tour includes: Profesional bilingual guide, comfortable & air conditioning transportation, bottled water, rain coat, buffet lunch, entrance fee and boat ride
Daily departure from San Jose Hotels: 7:00 am
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and your camera

Know More about this tour

La Paz Waterfall Gardens is the # 1 most visited private ecological attraction in Costa Rica that offers you the best trails near San Jose, the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica, including the famous La Paz Waterfall, an animal sanctuary and private reserve of wildlife with more than 100 species of animals and environmental education programs. Five waterfalls, cloud forest and rain forest, trails, aviary with 40 species of birds, feeding toucans in the palm of the hand, titi monkeys, display of insects, butterfly farm with their laboratory, 2-toed sloths, capuchin monkeys or capuchins, spider monkeys, garden of hummingbirds with more than 26 documented species, feeding hummingbirds in the palm of the hand in the mornings and afternoons, serpentarium, jaguar, pumas, ocelots, tigrillos, cauceles, house of peace with area of domestic animals and cart with oxen. Frog, display of orchids, display of heliconias, bromeliads. All this in one place makes it the most important ecological attraction of Costa Rica.

After enjoying this wonderful place we will go to the Caribbean area to visit the famous Sarapiqui River that crosses a variety of environments: humid tropical forests, mountains, pastures and more. The river is popular with rafters, who come to ride their rapids, but it also has quieter sections that are perfect for safari-style floats. This tour is a relaxed boat trip to explore the vibrant river ecosystem. As your boat sails downstream, be attentive to wildlife in the water and on land. You may be able to see monkeys, iguanas, sloths, crocodiles, lizards, otters and a wide variety of bird species. Your guides will help you detect animals and explain the ecological importance of the surrounding area. This tour lasts two hours and takes place in a comfortable and modern boat. The boat has a special engine designed to minimize the impact on the environment.

Inclusions

All taxes, fees and handling charges

National Park fees

Lunch - Buffet lunch

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz

Entry/Admission - Sarapiqui River

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is smart casual

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Small groups ( 5-8 passenger maximum per excursion)

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Jul-2022

    Sitio perfecto xq limitan el aforo. Y encima en San fermin. La seguridad era perfecta , supermajos y muy guapos, nos sentimos muy agosto. La música un 10. Perfecto si eres mujer y te quieres sentir segura sin baberos alrededor.

  • 21-Mar-2022

    If you want to see all kinds of animals this is definitely the best tour to go on. The park/ refuge was beautiful, nice meal, the river cruise was soo relaxing. We also saw beautiful waterfalls. I'm most appreciative of our tour guide Will! He was informative the whooole time. He was kind, helpful, and made sure we had a very nice time. Thanks Will!

  • 26-May-2021

    This was the best! Touring Costa Rica via this itinerary was excellent. The tour took us through GORGEOUS mountainous landscapes, by wonderful landmarks off the beaten path, and ultimately to the La Paz Waterfall gardens. The waterfalls were incredible, and I was impressed with the animal rescue center. And we had lunch at the restaurant, which was superb. But the best part of the tour was our guide, Oscar. He was so knowledgable, kind and fun. We learned so much about the area, and his love and passion for his country makes him the perfect tour guide. We are so very fortunate to have gone through Destiny Travel - this company has heart and soul, and good people working for them.

  • 26-May-2021

    I compared many companies before choosing Destiny Travel. When I went to book the trip through Expedia it was full for the day we needed, but I went on the Destiny Travel website and it was open after all. So glad we booked directly via email! Oldemar got back to me immediately and was very gracious and helpful, and apparently setting things up for the trip in the wee hours of the morning. Our tour guide Oscar was amazing! We had so much fun with him, it definitely made a big difference in the experience. If you want a beautiful tour with knowledgable, fun and professional guides, go with Destiny Travel. Best decision I have made in a long time.

  • 29-Dec-2020

    Disfrutamos mucho de nuestra visita a los jardines de La Paz así como del Safari por el río Sarapiquí. La parada en la Hacienda cafetera es un gran acierto, el café es excelente. Un 10 para nuestro guía Oscar Sandoval y para el conductor Eduardo, excelentes personas y profesionales. Incluso nos hicieron un quick tour por San José a nuestro regreso al hotel! 100% recomendable!! Saludos desde Mallorca :)

  • 05-Aug-2018

    Our guide was Arturo and he was a very nice fellow. He was very accomodating to our needs, since my husband and I were the only ones on the tour.
    It was a national holiday, so it worked out perfect for us, since we had no traffic leaving the city.
    The Waterfall gardens is an incredible place. It is a must see place!
    Arturo guide us through the place. He had a lot of knowledge about the animals and plants. Very calm and sweet person.
    We were able to spend really a long time at this place and see the Sloth in action.
    If you want to go to the river, this a a much better tour than the one with the Irazu volcano.

  • 05-Aug-2018

    Our guide was Arturo and he was a very nice fellow. He was very accomodating to our needs, since my husband and I were the only ones on the tour.
    It was a national holiday, so it worked out perfect for us, since we had no traffic leaving the city.
    The Waterfall gardens is an incredible place. It is a must see place!
    Arturo guide us through the place. He had a lot of knowledge about the animals and plants. Very calm and sweet person.
    We were able to spend really a long time at this place and see the Sloth in action.
    If you want to go to the river, this a a much better tour than the one with the Irazu volcano.