San Jose

Day Trip from San Jose to La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Safari in Sarapiqui River

San Jose, Costa Rica

From USD 225.00

Price varies by group size

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


Experience the bio diversity and natural majesty of Costa Rica’s most-visited nature reserve on this full-day, guided tour to La Paz Waterfall gardens with safari boat tour on the Sarapiqui River included. Learn about and see exotic animals and insects living in the animal sanctuary. Relax during a boat cruise as your guide points out monkeys, birds, sloth, ocelots, jaguar and more along the shore line.
  • Full-day, guided tour of a private nature park and animal sanctuary
  • Visit the La Paz Waterfall gardens
  • Cruise down the Sarapiqui River to see vegetation and exotic wildlife
  • Park entrance fees, transportation, and lunch included

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

07:00 am

Pickup details

Travellers will be picked up at the Hotel lobby

What To Expect

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Sarapiqui River

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are 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.

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Traveller Tips

If you want to go to the river, this a a much better tour than the one with the Irazu volcano.


8 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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denis_A, Apr 2023
My experience was amazing with my tour guide Oscar because he showed me the best part of Costa Rica. Since it was my first time traveling I needed a tour instead of doing it on my own. The first stop was the coffee shop that is made there and the view was phenomenal. While I was buying the coffee he showed me the rocking chair which I loved and I sat down and saw the view. The second tour was the best one which was the waterfall La Paz it felt like I was in the movies .. the rest of the tour was great..I needed a tour because I wanted to know the Country well in Costa Rica.. if you like nature this is the place for you to visit .. he showed me a lot of things which next time I know where to go when I come back to Costa Rica.. he also recommended me places to go which it was nice of him to do that ..
La Paz and Mountain View’s.
James_V, Feb 2023
La Paz water falls. Panoramic views of the Jungles and mountains.Impressed with Cheetah’s and Lions.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Great to know you enjoyed the tour . THank you for sharing your experience !!!
So many animals! Perfect Tour to see CR
Patricia_H, Mar 2022
If you want to see all kinds of animals this is definitely the best tour to go on. The park/ refuge was beautiful, nice meal, the river cruise was soo relaxing. We also saw beautiful waterfalls. I'm most appreciative of our tour guide Will! He was informative the whooole time. He was kind, helpful, and made sure we had a very nice time. Thanks Will!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi Patricia.. Glad to know you enjoyed every part of the trip. thank you for your feedback ..
Our guide was Arturo and he was a...
Steven_S, Aug 2018
Our guide was Arturo and he was a very nice fellow. He was very accomodating to our needs, since my husband and I were the only ones on the tour. It was a national holiday, so it worked out perfect for us, since we had no traffic leaving the city. The Waterfall gardens is an incredible place. It is a must see place! Arturo guide us through the place. He had a lot of knowledge about the animals and plants. Very calm and sweet person. We were able to spend really a long time at this place and see the Sloth in action. If you want to go to the river, this a a much better tour than the one with the Irazu volcano.
Response from Host, May 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy to know that the tour and service provided met your expectations. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to show you our country. !!
Great value for money!
ROSA_T, Dec 2020
Disfrutamos mucho de nuestra visita a los jardines de La Paz así como del Safari por el río Sarapiquí. La parada en la Hacienda cafetera es un gran acierto, el café es excelente. Un 10 para nuestro guía Oscar Sandoval y para el conductor Eduardo, excelentes personas y profesionales. Incluso nos hicieron un quick tour por San José a nuestro regreso al hotel! 100% recomendable!! Saludos desde Mallorca :)
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Hola Rosa. Nos alegra enormemente saber que disfrutaron de la excursion y de la compañia de nuestros amigos Oscar y Eduardo. Muchas gracias por compartir su experiencia con otros pasajeros .. Saludos y Pura vida !!

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Day Trip from San Jose to La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Safari in Sarapiqui River


10 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 225.00