Full-Day Safari On The Sarapiqui River From San Jose

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Explore in and around the Braulio Carrillo National Park where you can witness the beauty of the flora and fauna of the rainforest. Go on a river cruise, enjoy a buffet lunch filled with local cuisine, and discover attractions such as the Frog Pond, the Serpentarium and the Butterfly Pavilion. Transportation to and from your hotel will be provided, and please be aware of pick-up times depending on your location.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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The tour starts in the morning, taking the road leading to the Braulio Carrillo National Park, which where you will spend much of your journey, observing its magnificent greenery and variety of flora.

This road is one way that allows the group to reach Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, where Costa Rica Fun Adventures provide the comfort of a private and exclusive dock for customers, where you can enjoy delicious local fruits as you approach the boat that will take you through the Sarapiqui River.

This route along the river takes about an hour and a half. It is here that you will begin the great adventure in the rainforest. Observe a variety of birds and animals, along with many species of plants and trees. Undoubtedly the main players in this extraordinary setting are crocodiles, which can be observed at various points along the route.

The boat will arrive at the private wildlife preserve Black Madero where you can enjoy a delicious typical lunch buffet.

Once lunch has ended, you will continue on to enjoy the other attractions in the area, such as the Frog Pond, the Serpentarium and the Butterfly Pavilion, where you can observe relax and first-hand some of the species common to the area. You can also take walks through the beautiful Botanical Gardens, a place where you will be able to see many birds in total freedom.

Towards the end of the day, you will have time for a little break where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious coffee. Afterwards it will be time to return to San Jose and your hotel.

Inclusions for Full-Day Safari On The Sarapiqui River From San Jose

  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Admission
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Full-Day Safari On The Sarapiqui River From San Jose

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

If you have not booked a hotel yet, you are required to provide this information to the local operator as soon as possible after your purchase.

Please note that the hotel pickup might be as early as 2 hours prior to the tour departure, depending on the location of your hotel.

You must be ready 30 minutes before the pickup in the lobby of the hotel.

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Highly suggested to bring a camera, insect repellent, walking shoes, and sunscreen.


If you do not have the two passengers at least, the tour is canceled.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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6 Traveler Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • Mauricio was an excellent tour guide. On the river cruise he and Pedro the boat operator found all sorts of wildlife. We even saw a baby monkey fall in the water and we turned the boat around. Mauricio reached in, grabbed it by the tail and saved it. We went up to the area where all the monkeys were and returned it to the tree. If
    Once we started to leave, we saw Mama go get her baby. An experience we won't soon forget.

  • Crocodiles and toucans and big butterflies and lots and lots of monkeys. The river was fantastic, as was the flora and the fauna. The tour would have been better if it had started and ended an hour earlier, so that we were not coming back to San Jose after nightfall.

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