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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 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 :
    San Jose downtown Hotels
  • Return Details :
    Lobby of the Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.


All taxes, fees and handling charges

National Park fees

Bottled water

Lunch - Buffet lunch

Professional guide


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Guaranteed to skip the lines



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

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 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.