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Palo Verde Wildlife Tour from Tamarindo

Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Wildlife Tour at Palo Verde National Park

From USD 137.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore a jungle river that flows alongside Palo Verde National park with a 5-hour wildlife tour and riverboat cruise from Tamarindo. Watch for crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys and dozens of birds as you navigate the slow-moving Tempisque River, spend two hours on the water spotting animals in their natural habitats, then come to shore for a traditional Costa Rican lunch. Learn the history of this once-bustling river that’s among the region’s most important bird sanctuaries, and finish your day with a return transfer to Tamarindo.
  • 5-hour Palo Verde jungle river tour from Tamarindo
  • See native Costa Rica wildlife in its natural environment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (listed hotels only)
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

06:20 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Departure Point: Pickup from the following hotels or meeting points: Westin Conchal Hotel JW Marrott Guanacaste Tamarindo Beach Flamingo Beach Potrero Beach Playa Grande Beach Brasilito Beach

What To Expect

Palo Verde National Park (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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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An amazing morning adventure
Eric_A, Feb 2023
An exciting morning! We had an amazing guide (Rainer) who was nice and knowledgeable! A great boat ride on the river seeing crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas and scarlet macaws! The late breakfast was delicious too!
Great tour, knowledgeable guide and tasty food!
Shelley_W, Mar 2022
Loved seeing all the monkeys in the wild. The crocodiles were out as well. So glad we got to see so much. The brunch afterwards was amazing. Our guide Rainer was so knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend!
Our guide Rainer was fantastic, when...
pierreluc_c, June 2016
Our guide Rainer was fantastic, when i come back in costa rica and take a tour i will ask for him. For the boat tour, we saw crocodile and parrots, it was not a good day we did not saw white face monkey, but oh well its nature you cant tell them to be there at 10. Realy a good tour. thanks
Enjoyed this tour a lot. We got to...
Laura K, Jan 2016
Enjoyed this tour a lot. We got to see a large crocodile swimming right next to the boat, and a lot of birds, iguanas and howler monkeys. The guides were very nice and very well informed.

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