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Wild Life Safari Float provided by Green Vacations Costa Rica

Wild Life Safari Float
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Last updated: 28 Jul 2020
A note from Wild Life Safari Float
minibuses will be used at 50 percent of capacity
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
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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: 3h 30m
  • 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
Our Safari Float on the Peñas Blancas river offers a relaxing way to enjoy the abundant wildlife surrounding the banks of this lush paradise. Use your hands to take pictures of the rain-forest canopy teeming with monkeys or take a closer look of a tropical bird with your binoculars while you float with us in the oar boat where our guide paddle and you relax like the iguanas nearby sunning themselves on the branches. The trip begins with a twenty minutes drive from Fortuna to the river. Guests will float down the river for duration of approximately two hours during which they will have an opportunity to sight much of Costa Rica’s famous wildlife and have an interactive conversation with the guide. At the end of the river portion of this trip guests will arrive at a local working farm where the owner is a well-known Costa Rican horse breeder and trainer. His wife makes delicious homemade typical snacks and serves these treats with our world-renowned coffee made the old-fashioned way in a special “sock”. If you prefer juice over coffee, there is something for everyone’s desires. By the way, everything you eat at this farm comes directly from their land to you.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12732P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Snack • Driver/guide • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
La Fortuna downtown
La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Snack • Driver/guide • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
La Fortuna downtown
La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
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Tyler R
2 contributions
Great and fun tour!
May 2021 • Couples
We had a great time on this tour. We saw many monkeys, sloths, tucans, and many other birds. Our guide did a fantastic job and was very knowledgeable about the animals and always stopped us on the bank to see the larger animals so we could get pictures and see them longer.
Written 28 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mitzi J
Utah18 contributions
Relaxing, beautiful, and informative tour.
Great guide, Fabrizio, and our driver, Hector also entertained. They cared that we had a good experience, made us laugh and taught us a great deal about wildlife. Highly recommend!
Written 27 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tracy M
York Region43 contributions
Howler Monkeys!!
A wonderful time with the twilight safari led by Roy Alvarez! Professional, Knowledgeable, Safe and showed us up close, so many birds and animals along the river. Worth booking this trip!!
Written 13 February 2020
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Charles B
8 contributions
One of the best wildlife trips of our 3 week Costa Rican holiday - lots to see.
Jan 2020
Michael proved to be an excellent guide and wildlife-spotter - 9 crocodiles, lots of birds, monkeys, iguanas, and the most beautiful drift for 8 miles down this quiet and peaceful river. A highlight of our holiday.
Written 3 February 2020
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Brad H
7 contributions
Great family trip!
Dec 2019 • Family
It is hard picking the right trip when you’ve never been to a country before. These guys were great. Our guide was Roy Alvarez. He was very knowledgeable, good with children, and enthusiastic about spotting wildlife. We saw two sloths and had an amazing encounter with some white faced monkeys.

We have three children. Our youngest is six years old, so we could not do a white water trip. This trip was fun for the whole family, including our 13 and 10-year-olds. The river moves fast enough that you don’t have to do a lot of paddling, but it is not white water so there is little danger of falling out.

Very pleased with this experience!
Written 28 December 2019
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Kelli H
McKinney, TX22 contributions
Not What We Expected
Nov 2019
We booked this tour through The Springs Resort & Spa, We were told that it would be a perfect trip for me as I am in a wheelchair. When we arrived we were asked to go down several muddy stairs to get to the boat which was actually an inflatable raft. The photo we were shown when we booked the trip has been attached to this post. The raft is not at all what we were expecting. The guide had a trainee with him, the 2 spent the entire trip speaking to each other in Spanish (we speak English). The only animals we saw were pointed out by someone in our group (not the guide) or we saw another tour looking and we followed them.
Written 4 December 2019
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FellowTraveler774013
Good morning, Mrs. Kelly. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our trip. We always try to do everything possible so that our travelers have the best possible experience on our trips As you mentioned, that day two guides were sent with you, one of them we used to be the tour guide and the other to take care of you exclusively. It is a river that flows naturally through the forest and the only way to navigate that section of the river is with an inflatable raft. It is the only type of boat that can be used. All our photos on the webside show exactly what you describe, concrete stairs to reach the river and navigate using an inflatable boat https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g309226-d11469542-Wild_Life_Safari_Float-La_Fortuna_de_San_Carlos_Arenal_Volcano_National_Park_Provi.html We are always available to take people in wheelchairs and that was the reason you had an extra person, I'm very sorry they spoke Spanish to each other. I am very sorry I did not meet your expectations. but your comments will be taken in the best way. have good day
Written 11 December 2019
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CatherineAnne94
Cincinnati, Ohio8 contributions
Twilight tour
May 2018 • Couples
We took the Twilight tour with Alvaro and it was awesome! It was only my husband and myself with the guide. Alvaro took care of the majority of the paddling (which was great for me!) It was so relaxing.
He knew a lot about the wildlife and we learned a lot about life in Costa Rica. We saw a lot of birds and heard the howlers. The snacks afterwards at the farm were absolutely amazing. The cheese and the banana bread/pudding were incredible. We loved sitting around and talking to the guide and driver while eating the snacks. We never felt rushed. It was very laid back. It was a really great experience overall. Would definitely recommend this company!
Written 30 May 2018
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Dear CatherineAnne94: Thank you for join us on this relaxing river safari. We are really glad that you had a great trip with Alvaro and driver, they appreciate your kindness. Great memories for you is all we look for. Pura Vida! Sincerely, Huberth Pérez
Written 4 June 2018
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada485 contributions
So relaxing yet saw so much!
Feb 2018 • Friends
The Safari Float was definitely a highlight of our trip. We had Hector as our guide and he was very knowledgeable, knew English very well, and was accommodating. The river was very peaceful with a minimal amount of current. Hector did most of the paddling but called out instructions when required to bring us closer to a sighting of animals.

After being picked up at our hotel, we were taken for about a 20-minute drive from La Fortuna to the river. We began the tour with a quick lesson and then the six of us boarded the raft for our adventure.

We floated down the river for approximately 1.5 hours, during which we had the opportunity to see some of Costa Rica’s famous wildlife and had an interactive conversation with Hector. The boat trip down the Peas Blancas River offered a relaxing way to enjoy the abundant wildlife surrounding the banks of this lush paradise.

The slow pace enabled us to take plenty of pictures of the rain-forest canopy and take a closer look of a tropical bird, owl or sloth with our binoculars while we floated in the boat. Hector just paddled while we just generally relaxed.

After the float, we went to a family farm. It was such an authentic and amazing experience. We were able to sample some Costa Rican foods such as plantains, soursop drink, cheese and fruit.

"Pura Vida".
Written 1 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ChrisandGary2020
Sheffield, UK13 contributions
Beautiful, relaxing drift down the river.
Feb 2018 • Couples
Very relaxing experience paddling down the river with our guide Hector Hemandez.
Not much paddling required at all and the river was so peaceful. Felt completely safe throughout the trip.Only 6 people on the boat including our guide which was good as don't really like being part of a big tour group.
Hector was very knowledgeable about the wildlife we saw and spotted birds and animals we would never have seen otherwise. He was also really good company!
Tour ended with some lovely fresh fruit, cheese, bread and juice in the garden of a local family.
Only complaint is it finished too soon!
Written 17 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nkclark01
Pomona, CA28 contributions
Wonderful, relaxing river tour
Jan 2018 • Friends
This was a tour that we all could enjoy, and we did. The personnel were wonderful, friendly, and could spot the animals on the river. This was a relaxing tour, with wonderful snacks and coffee afterward.
Written 13 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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YOU MUST TAKE THIS TOUR!
Our Guide, Erica was amazing. She is born and bred for generations in the area. Her knowledge of Botany, wildlife
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Unfair refund
The guide was wonderful and informative unfortunately due to weather was unable to go on the Arenal volcano hike wh
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A blast!
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FANTABULOUS DAY!!
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Erica from Green Vacations Costa Rica is awesome!
The Mystico Park Hanging Bridges was spectacular! Erica was incredibly informative, pointing out hidden gems of th
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Amazing tour with an amazing host!
We just had the most amazing time visiting all the sites around Arsenal volcano and the town of Fortuna. This tour
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Great Tour! Great Tour Guide!
Fantstic day filled with exciting activities. Erica was a phenomenal tour guide. Her ability to find animals in the
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Amazing hikes and great tour guide!
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Perfect way to see the highlights of Arenal in one day.
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Erica is awesome!
Erica (guide) and Ricardo (driver) were so awesome! You can tell they are both passionate about ensuring visitors r
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Beautiful experience and incredible guide!
This tour was incredible!! Erica was our guide and she went above and beyond to make the day special for us. From p
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Great tour!
This was a great tour. It rained the whole day but we still had a lot of fun and got to see a lot of great wildlife
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Phenomenal tour
This trip was absolutely amazing. Erica was phenomenal. She found us toucans, a sloth, wild boar, spider monkeys an
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Amazing
This tour was amazing and our guide Hector was phenomenal! He was super knowledgeable about all of the locations. W
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Beautiful waterfall!!
Fun but full day in La Fortuna! Well organized, varied, and enjoyable! We saw great wildlife during the hanging bri
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