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Canoe Experience at Río Frio and Caño Negro provided by Aventuras Arenal

Canoe Experience at Río Frio and Caño Negro

Canoe Experience at Río Frio and Caño Negro
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About
Visit the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frío for a guided, full-day canoe experience — a floating safari through tropical rain forests and fields. Both locations are biological wetlands, considered to be some of the richest in biological diversity in all of Costa Rica. Take a private tour or join a small group. Lunch and a hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • 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
What to expect
  • Your journey to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge begins with pickup from your La Fortuna hotel, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle and relax during the scenic drive to the nature reserve. On arrival, you’ll greet your guide and board a canoe to begin your river expedition. As you float down the Rio Frio at a relaxed pace, scour the tropical wetlands and dense rain forest for diverse fauna: caimans, basilisks, cormorants, monkeys, and three-toed sloths are all native to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. Following your floating safari, you’ll arrive on the shores of Los Chiles to enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch, accompanied by exotic fruit, fresh juice, and coffee. Sated, you'll conclude your tour with hotel drop-off in La Fortuna.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • 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.
What to expect
  • Your journey to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge begins with pickup from your La Fortuna hotel, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle and relax during the scenic drive to the nature reserve. On arrival, you’ll greet your guide and board a canoe to begin your river expedition. As you float down the Rio Frio at a relaxed pace, scour the tropical wetlands and dense rain forest for diverse fauna: caimans, basilisks, cormorants, monkeys, and three-toed sloths are all native to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. Following your floating safari, you’ll arrive on the shores of Los Chiles to enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch, accompanied by exotic fruit, fresh juice, and coffee. Sated, you'll conclude your tour with hotel drop-off in La Fortuna.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21909P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel isn't in the list please, please contact us (+506) 2479 9133
  • Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Binoculars and camera suggested
  • Sun lotion
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel isn't in the list please, please contact us (+506) 2479 9133
  • Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Binoculars and camera suggested
  • Sun lotion
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 25 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    La Fortuna
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
    The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frío are biological humid areas considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds plus three different species of monkeys, also iguanas, sloths, turtles and caymans.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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