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Unique Caño Negro provided by Canoa Aventura

Unique Caño Negro
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from £44.01 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Discover the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica on a boat ride through Caño Negro and the Rio Frio. Traveling by boat enables you to get up-close views of monkeys, iguanas, egrets, herons, and an array of other wildlife. Along the way, a guide points out animals you might otherwise overlook and shares information about your surroundings.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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.
Highlights
Explore Caño Negro on a boat tour
Learn about the region's agriculture on your drive to the river
Enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch after the boat ride
The tour includes hassle-free round-trip transportation from your La Fortuna hotel
What to expect
Meet your guide in La Fortuna at 7:30 am and make your way in air-conditioned comfort to Caño Negro, where you'll learn about local plantations and regional crops like yucca, papaya and pineapple. Enjoy a welcome drink and snack at the El Caiman restaurant before journeying by boat into the Rio Frio. Spend 2.5 hours searching for egrets, monkeys, herons, iguanas and indigenous flora. After an exciting excursion into nature, head back to the El Caiman Restaurant and enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch before heading back to La Fortuna.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21249P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Fuel surcharge • Bottled water • Lunch • Snacks • Professional Driver/guide • Transportation - For more information look at this option ¨Pickup information¨ • Entry/Admission - Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
Exclusions
Dinner • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Centrally located hotels in La Fortuna Hotel Pickup and drop-off is included if hotel location is between La Fortuna and Hotel Tabacón on Route 142, otherwise extra charges apply depending on hotel location.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Fuel surcharge • Bottled water • Lunch • Snacks • Professional Driver/guide • Transportation - For more information look at this option ¨Pickup information¨ • Entry/Admission - Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
Exclusions
Dinner • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Centrally located hotels in La Fortuna Hotel Pickup and drop-off is included if hotel location is between La Fortuna and Hotel Tabacón on Route 142, otherwise extra charges apply depending on hotel location.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Hotel Pickup and drop-off is included if hotel location is between La Fortuna and Hotel Tabacón on Route 142, otherwise extra charges apply depending on hotel location.
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
    Our tour starts in La Fortuna at 7:30 am. On the way to Caño Negro you will have the opportunity to learn about numerous agricultural plantations of Costa Rica such as yucca, papaya, pineapple, sugar cane and oranges. Then we will arrive at the "El Caiman" restaurant, where we will enjoy a welcome drink and snack, before the boat tour on the "Rio Frio" river. Here we will have 2.5 hours to see egrets, herons, monkeys, caimans, iguanas, bats and a variety of flora. An excellent Costa Rican typical meal will be waiting for us, back at El Caiman Restaurant and while we have lunch, we can talk about the unforgettable experiences on the river.
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Rob R
Rehoboth Beach, DE27 contributions
A naturalist's dream
Jun 2021
What an unbelievable experience. This was our second trip to Costa Rica and one of the most memorable trips we have ever taken. Our guide, Greivin, was an absolute joy with so much enthusiasm and love for his country and its rich biodiversity. Monkeys, caiman, iguanas, and birds galore. Our captain was eagle-eyed as well, and it concluded with an absolutely delectable traditional meal at the facility. To truly experience the rich natural beauty of the area, make this tour a must for your stay. We will most certainly return. Pura vida!
Written 13 June 2021
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Kevin H
14 contributions
Going all out
Jun 2021 • Couples
We did the Safari cruise with Joe. He was a great guide and we saw lots of wildlife as the promotional flyer said. The boat driver also was good to turn us around, bring us shore—-whatever was needed to insure we had the best view.
Written 10 June 2021
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Maquenque
We are pleased to know that you had enjoyed your tour with us. Our guides are always concerned about making you have the best experience and Joe is no exception. Thank you for trusting in our work
Written 11 June 2021
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Elizabeth B
1 contribution
What a great tour!
Apr 2021
We had a great tour with Canoa Aventura. Our guide, Joshua , pointed out so many animals it was amazing and had so much knowledge about the area. We had a very good "typical" meal after the river trip. We loved it!
Written 27 April 2021
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Matt S
2 contributions
Lots to see
Dec 2020 • Couples
Lots of animals to see, saw all 3 monkeys in area, many birds and reptiles as well. A little longer drive from La Fortuna but worth it.
Written 11 December 2020
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Peter E
Wrexham, UK6 contributions
Superb wildlife experience
Feb 2020
A superb trip during which we saw an abundance of birds plus caiman, sloths and 3 varieties of monkey. It was however a success due to our superb guide Pierre whose knowledge of nature, conservation and all mattered related, was second to none.
We have been on many similar days like this in many places around the world, but this was up there with the best. Merci beaucoup Pierre.
Written 2 March 2020
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Tompetty
20 contributions
River Safari
We just returned from Costa Rica, every tour was top notch! We had Pierre for our guide who was very knowledgeable and excellent at spotting wildlife which made this trip all the more amazing! If you want to see lots of birds, Caimen and a variety of monkeys just to mention some of what we saw, I would definitely recommend this tour.
Written 2 March 2020
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Nick
East Lansing, MI1 contribution
Picture Perfect
Feb 2020
Our guide Pierre was super knowledgeable of the wildlife and the way things evolve in a natural way throughout this tour. Don't know anything about the other tour locations to compare for you but this experience was pure joy. Also, the lunch was top shelf
Written 28 February 2020
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portzebie
Ottawa13 contributions
Caño Negro Boat tour
We had a wonderful day with Pierre as our guide who talked in 3 languages non-stop!! We learned a tremendous amount about Costa Rica as well as the various wildlife in Caño Negro. It was well worth the drive to get there from La Fortuna. The day Included pickup at our accommodation, a breakfast snack upon arrival, a 3 hour tour of the Rio Frio & à Costa Rican lunch afterwards. We would highly recommend this tour. Muchas graçias Pierre y Jorge.
Written 24 February 2020
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Sue T
Kincardine, Canada9 contributions
Caño Negro tour full day
Feb 2020 • Couples
Pierre was our guide for the day, Toño our driver. Pierre was extremely knowledgeable and talked to us on the 2 hour drive to Caño Negro about Costa Rica. After the drive there was a quick rest stop with a snack and drink, then we boarded the boat. It was open but with a roof. I don't remember the boat driver's name but he was highly skilled, getting us close to the wildlife whilst not disturbing it. We saw so many kinds of birds, monkeys, Cayman, bats, etc. Two or three hours passed so quickly, and Pierre gave us access to his close-up photos afterwards. Back at the rest stop we were treated to a great Costa Rican lunch, before our drive home. No walking required on this tour. Extremely interesting and highly recommended.
Written 21 February 2020
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easttowest
Wine Coast Country California, CA98 contributions
Wildlife viewing at its best and easiest
Feb 2020
We chose the boat, instead of canoe or kayak, because its not easy for my husband to sit in canoe or kayak for any length of time and for the sun protection. I wondered if we would see less, but not so.
Our boat driver skillfully turned the boat so that both sides got good views and we were free to walk out on the front deck for better camera angles. And, most importantly, much of the wildlife was totally oblivious to us, we were just that non-threatening lump in the river. A few birds took flight, but mostly they were content to ignore us. We saw three types of monkeys: howler, capuchin and spider. Lots of caimins, lots of birds, iguanas and lizard.
Our guide Pierre was great, both on the bus going up and on the boat, giving both cultural and wildlife information. He even spotted a two-toed sloth with baby on the side of road going home where we all jumped out and got great looks and photos.
The lunch was good and plentiful. Only downside, it is a long ride (1hour 45 minutes) and the bus was full (16 people) with some of the riders (myself included on the ride up) had wheel well humps that required sitting with your knees close to your chin, plus no back pack storage. I did notice that afternoon trip that pulled out of the dock as we were leaving only had about 5 people and it looked like they came up in a minivan. Downside, wildlife is generally not as plentiful in the afternoon, but if you have major back problems, you might want to find a way to go by minivan.
Written 19 February 2020
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