La Fortuna

Peñas Blancas River Safari Float

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From USD 74.52

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the wonderful wildlife of Costa Rica on this rafting safari from La Fortuna. Float down the beautiful Corobici River while a guide does all the paddling, so you can take photos and look out for native critters like monkeys, sloths, caimans, and exotic birds. At the end of the cruise, enjoy a homemade Costa Rican lunch at a local family's farm.
  • Half-day river safari from La Fortuna
  • Float down the Frío River in a sturdy raft
  • Relax and take photos while a guide does all the paddling
  • See native wildlife like monkeys, iguanas, sloths, and birds
  • Hear the sounds of the jungle by traveling on a motorless boat
  • Visit a local family farm for a homemade Costa Rican lunch

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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EXTRA Cost: Arenal Lodge Arenal Observatory Chachagua Rainforest Hideaway Rio Celeste Linda Vista Del Norte Lost Iguana Resort and Spa Rancho Margot El Tucano The Springs Resort and Spa Volcano Gold  

What To Expect

After morning pickup at your hotel in La Fortuna or surrounding areas, travel by air-conditioned minivan to the launch point on the Corobici River. Climb aboard a sturdy, inflatable raft and set off on the gentle currents. Your river guide handles all the paddling so you can relax and enjoy the lush tropical scenery, keeping your hands free to take photos.

Cruising with a quiet, motorless boat allows you to enjoy the sounds of the jungle and minimizes disturbance to wildlife. Keep an eye out for caimans and turtles lounging on the riverbanks, tree-dwellers like sloths and monkeys, colorful birds, and iguanas. Learn about native flora and fauna through your guide’s commentary.

Back on dry land, head to a local family's farm to recharge with a homemade Costa Rican lunch before the return trip to your La Fortuna–area hotel.

Penas Blancas

Get to know the tropical river ecosystem, experience the tranquility of the forest while floating slowly down the Peñas Blancas River with the opportunity to observe many species of arboreal and aquatic animals such as: monkeys, sloths, iguanas, turtles, alligators and different types of birds such as herons, cormorants, American darters, and passerines, along with the possibility of observing a reptile species called the basilisk lizard, which is capable of walking on water. The interesting vegetation includes dense branches of ficus, luehea, and kapok trees full of lianas and epiphytic plants, which intersect from both sides of the river forming tunnels full of various shapes and exuberant green colors where very little sunlight gets through. This tour is perfect for those who do not want much walking, but plenty of opportunities to observe and photograph the natural beauty and wildlife.

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Amazing Tour w/ Incredible Wildlife!
Nicole_P, Dec 2022
We really enjoyed this tour! All the guides made it such a fun, memorable, & informative experience. + we saw A TON of wildlife that we didn't see anywhere else in Costa Rica. The coffee & snacks at the end was a really nice touch. Don't miss this tour!