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Safari River Floating & Don Pedro's Farm Tour

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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Guide Jorge

For those looking for a more relaxing trip down the river to explore the Costa Rican wildlife... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Noelia C
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The farm truly makes this tour different

The knowledgeable tour guide, many birds, some sloths, monkeys and crocodiles make this tour worth... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
KitKatKeven
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Quebec City, Canada
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For those looking for a more relaxing trip down the river to explore the Costa Rican wildlife rather than deal with crazy rapids, this is the adventure for you! Our guide Jorge started things off by teaching us much about Costa Rican wildlife and agriculture...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The knowledgeable tour guide, many birds, some sloths, monkeys and crocodiles make this tour worth it. The best part, however, is visiting Don Pedro's farm where his family greets you with home-made cheese, bread and plantain, topped with some coffee and desert. Their story is...More

1  Thank KitKatKeven
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

My family and I were on the raft with Jonathan and we were with the kayaks led by Mauricio (and we were driven by Willy). The guides are the absolute best and knew literally everything about each second of the journey. We we're able to...More

2  Thank Taylor S
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We booked this the day before and were picked up from our La Fortuna Hotel, for a pretty short drive (under 45 minutes) to the river, picking up other guests on the way. Our guides were great and gave lots of info in the bus...More

1  Thank Val B
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

On Penas Blancas river...logistics and guides knowledge of fauna/flora very good He also handled the raft expertly in fairly fast flowing conditions Unfortunately ...apart from some birds and bats we saw no mammals ..despite guides best efforts...so was disappointing Only after landing did we spot...More

Thank Mark N
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a great tour to experience a wide range of Costa Rica’s amazing biodiversity; the river acts as a natural magnet for wildlife and we saw many birds including herons, hawks, toucans; crocodiles; lots of howler monkeys and iguanas; several sloths, including one with...More

3  Thank Steve1362
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is 2nd best in our vacation @ Costa Rica near Arenal. Great and safe experience for family with small kids! Tour guide was friendly and we got to see Birds, Bats, Snake and Crocodiles. It was a much-needed break with Farm. The family treated...More

Thank YSGM
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The Safari Float was definitely a highlight of our trip. We had Carlos and Marcos as our guides and they were phenomenal guides. They were very knowledgeable, knew English very well, and were very accommodating. The river is very peaceful with a minimal amount of...More

1  Thank hungrystarfish
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

What an amazing river float tour. We saw 3 crocodiles, four separate families of howler monkeys (one that included two precious babies), toucans, parrots, a tree snake (variety unknown). And the stop at Don Pedros after 1 1/2 hours on the river was a great...More

Thank Ed H
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We took this tour on the advise from some travelers we met. They loved it and so did we. Jorge was our guide, and he was great. Good transport to the river, and lots of info along the float. The stop at Don Pedros farm...More

1  Thank go4fun66
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Liz E
5 April 2018|
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Response from Skaerje | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend Proyecto Asis if you really like petting animals. My daughter and I went for a full day tour and loved it. We got to feed monkeys and feed a bunch of different animals. It's a wildlife rescue center. We... More
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6 February 2018|
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Response from Steve1362 | Reviewed this property |
The company that conducted our Safari Float stipulates 4 years old as a minimum age. I do not know if other guides are available or have different minimum ages. While the water is flat and the rafts very stable, I would... More
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