Palo Verde National Park River Safari Boat Tour

Guardia, Costa Rica

From USD 120.00

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get close to animals in their natural habitat on this river cruise through Palo Verde National Park. After a scenic drive through the park, see exotic birds, crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, and other animals on a 2-hour river cruise on the Tempisque River. Then, enjoy a lunch of typical Costa Rican dishes cooked over a fire. On the return journey, make short stops to learn about indigenous pottery techniques and taste local coffee.
  • A full-day Palo Verde National Park tour with a river cruise
  • Enjoy lunch of typical Costa Rican dishes cooked over a fire
  • Taste local coffees and learn about indigenous pottery techniques
  • Pickup and drop-off from Guardia and other select locations

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Certified Driver
  • Certified Guide

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • La Gran Nicoya
      Guardia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Guardia, Costa Rica

      This is an important souvenir store with a big and safe parking lote where our clients can leave their cars, the times depends of the booking and pick up locations, the day before the tour at the nigth will contact you to provide you the correct pick up time in the meeting point.

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    07:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    1. THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE TO OPERATE IS 4, we can try to make groups from different hotels, so it is important to book on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS. If we do not get the minimum, the tour must be canceled since it is not operational at a regular price. 2. We pick up in many other hotels in Guanacaste area, also AIRBNB or other private houses, just contact us to confirm if your hotel or resort is available to offers you the pick up! Phone number +506 84741625. Once you make the reservation, we will let you know the pick up time and meeting point depends of the resort.

    What To Expect

    Palo Verde National Park

    7 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
    Operated by Costa Rica Unique Transfers and Tours

    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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    41 reviews
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    Both guide and boat...
    Sherry_P, Mar 2023
    Both guide and boat captain were excellent bird and wildlife spotters, very knowledgeable. And lunch was delicious!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Hi Sherry, It´s great to know that you enjoyed and appreciated wildlife on this tour. Pura Vida :)
    This is a fantastic tour. I'd do it again.
    Gary_H, Mar 2023
    Tour guide Calikee (Manual) was very knowledgeable and very friendly. We made various stops and he provided us a great background of the working people of Costa Rica and its culture. The boat tour guide was very good as well and he knew how to point out all the wildlife.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Hi Gary Thank you for trusting in our team, this is a wonderful tour to get to know the wildlife a little more closely. I´m happy to Know that you enjoyed it.
    fun river tour
    Marty_B, Sept 2022
    The close up of the crocodile that came up to the boat and feeding the iguanas the monkeys didn't come down to the river like in the past
    Eddy is superb tour...
    mary_s, Aug 2022
    Eddy is superb tour guide! Fun energetic and made the trip more than expected. Highly recommend this tour!
    Don't miss this one!
    Jeff_P, May 2022
    Very good excursion that all should try. Very informed guide and fun boat caption. Lots of wildlife! Plenty of crocodiles and bird life. We added the coffee, pottery, and lunch to our excursion as well which was well worth the experience. The lunch was very good and prepared at a "Soda" which was a super experience. The coffee guy was quite proud of his expertise with coffee and was willing to talk your ear off about it but I must mention that we did purchase some coffee and when we got home and tried it was fantastic! The pottery demo was very interesting and unique. This was a fantastic experience and very fun and educational.

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