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Wild Life Safari Float

By Green Vacations Costa Rica
Recommended by 95% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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$66.50
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Ages 0-95, max of 12 per group
Duration:3h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish


  • Snack
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up are included in the area of ​​the town of Fortuna. Pick ups are not included in San Jose or in the Guanacaste area
  • La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12732P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Wild Life Safari Float
  • minibuses will be used at 50 percent of capacity
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Wild Life Safari Float?
Wild Life Safari Float price starts from $66.50. Discover and book Wild Life Safari Float on Tripadvisor
What is the Wild Life Safari Float cancellation policy?
Wild Life Safari Float cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Wild Life Safari Float on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Wild Life Safari Float?
Wild Life Safari Float is hosted by Green Vacations Costa Rica. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Green Vacations Costa Rica on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Wild Life Safari Float on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Wild Life Safari Float?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h 30m. Discover and book Wild Life Safari Float on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12732P3

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

968sheenaa
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Worth every penny!
Our experience was amazing! Roy was our guide and he was able to teach and show us so much about the area and anima
shot673
shot673
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Very good tour. Great experience with Raul.
We had an awesome time with Raul on this tour. Very attentive, very knowledgeable and the tour had a good pacing (N
Jess E
Jess E
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BEST WAY TO SPEND A DAY IN COSTA RICA
Ericka and Joel are PURA VIDA, they were the best tour guides and made it all worth it. Ericka knows EVERYTHING, s
aaku12
aaku12
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Fun tour!
Our trip was amazing! Everything was planned out perfectly and paced well. We had a great group and Raul, our tour
689gennag
689gennag
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Great way to spend a day in Arenal
Our guide Ericka was awesome. Henry our driver was safe and professional. The company promptly picked us up in a be
haoyangy361
haoyangy361
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Well scheduled and energetic tour
Very well scheduled tour, the time and activity are perfect for a normal and family event. The tour guide Raul was
WesternTravelGal
WesternTravelGal
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A great experience not to miss
A truly fabulous experience! Having a guide like Ericka who can explain and point out things we would have missed a
Lawtino
Lawtino
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NO BETTER!
Erika was the best!!! Super knowledgeable about the sites, the animals, plants and everything Costa Rica! And she w
Nairi H
Nairi H
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Best Tour ever!
Waouuuuu what an amazing day. Raul and Jorge were amazing. Raul’s knowledge about every single place we visited was
Tyoo
Tyoo
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Excellent
Excellent tour that is well worth the money and well organized. Upon booking I received a message informing me of m
Mov1987
Mov1987
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Beautiful experience.
We went in the raining season, highly recommended for couples. We saw some awesome howler monkeys, swinging overhea
Nadine H
Nadine H
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All day La Fortuna Tour
This tour was amazing! If you have limited time in La Fortuna, and want to make the most of your time this would be
shelbydobz
shelbydobz
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Raul and Hector are the best tour guides in Costa Rica!
We loved this hike with Raul and Hector! We met them both the day before during our Safari Boat Tour and asked for
174samanthac
174samanthac
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Best Tours Ever!
Absolutely amazing! If I could give them 6/5 I would! We did 2 tours with Green vacations, first was the hanging br
taylorv724
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The true essence of PURA VIDA, a once in a lifetime experience.
My wife and I had an amazing time. The guides were some of the best I've ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed every mome
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Baoyan Y
2 contributions
Love this experiences and it was pretty chill! The guide Pepe (I hope the spelling is correct) is super helpful. He would try his best to get the best view of wild animals along the way. We saw multiple kinds of beautiful water birds, as well as monkeys and sloths. Snacks and drinks at the end were quite nice too.
Written August 21, 2022
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greenvacationscr
Thank you for your review! We are so happy to listen that you enjoyed your Safri Float with Pepe! We will let him know that you have really enjoyed your tour with him. Best regards!
Written August 25, 2022
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Frederick F
3 contributions
This was a great experience for our family!
The tour was well organized including transportation from/to our hotel. Our tour guide, Roy, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour itself was very safe and definitely not crowded. We were able to see a good number of animals along the way while our guide provided a lot of interesting information along the way. At the end of the tour we enjoyed drinks and a small meal made by a local family. Definitely a great experience if you are exploring la Fortuna
Written August 22, 2022
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greenvacationscr
Hi! We're so happy to listen that you got a great experience in your Safari Float tour with Roy and that you enjoyed the snack provided at the end of the tour! Thank you for your review! Best regards
Written August 25, 2022
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Lori O
1 contribution
This was the perfect excursion for our family. We have 2 young children (2.5 & 4.5 years old) and after the Mistico Hanging Bridges (also great!) were at a bit of a loss as to what to do for our last day in the Arenal area. Green Vacations Wildlife Safari Float was just the ticket! Our guide, Roy, and driver, Hector, were wonderful and we enjoyed every minute of the manageable drive from our hotel, peaceful float (where we saw bats, birds, a turtle, spiders, & tons of howler monkeys), visit to a lovely farm, and the return shuttle trip even included a toucan and scarlet macaws! Thank you also to Karla in booking who helped us tremendously :)
Written June 28, 2022
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greenvacationscr
Hola Lori!! Thank you for your review! We are so happy to know that you and your family enjoyed the Safari Float tour. Is great listed that you found a space of peace on this tour and saw many animals. We will let know to the team that worked in your reservation and tour that you have enjoyed your trip. Best regards!
Written August 25, 2022
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Mel
Palo Alto, CA7 contributions
Feb 2018
Great little tour! Very relaxing on a nice river, saw lots of monkeys, a caiman, a sloth, a snake bird and an iguana. The guide gave us lots of information about the wildlife, for example the social structure of howler monkey families. We also got to chat generally about Costa Rica, its economy and education (the topic came up when we passed a place where schoolkids cross the river in a basket to go to school!)

The snack at the farm was tasty. Note you don't really get a tour of the farm itself, just go to the cafe area.

I did the morning tour, so I was back in time to catch another tour in the afternoon. Great way to spend half a day!
Written February 11, 2018
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ChrisandGary2020
Sheffield, UK13 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Very relaxing experience paddling down the river with our guide Hector Hemandez.
Not much paddling required at all and the river was so peaceful. Felt completely safe throughout the trip.Only 6 people on the boat including our guide which was good as don't really like being part of a big tour group.
Hector was very knowledgeable about the wildlife we saw and spotted birds and animals we would never have seen otherwise. He was also really good company!
Tour ended with some lovely fresh fruit, cheese, bread and juice in the garden of a local family.
Only complaint is it finished too soon!
Written February 17, 2018
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nkclark01
Pomona, CA28 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
This was a tour that we all could enjoy, and we did. The personnel were wonderful, friendly, and could spot the animals on the river. This was a relaxing tour, with wonderful snacks and coffee afterward.
Written February 13, 2018
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Shelby
9 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Raul, Hector, and Ray welcomed us to Costa Rica with a safari boat ride on our first day and we had an amazing time! They were all so friendly and made the trip truly unforgettable. We saw howler monkeys, a sloth, iguanas, birds, and tons of plants. It was so cool to end the trip at a small local family farm with fresh snacks and drinks as well. We enjoyed the trip so much that we booked a hike with them the next day!
Written November 17, 2022
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john r
6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We had a great time today on the safari float tour. Our guide Raul was really adept at finding crowds of howler monkey's in the trees. The ride itself was fun and we shared the adventure with a lady with 2 young girls in the same raft.
It was to me, a mild ride but the guide said it was a class 2 rapid.
The weather was great and not the expected rainstorm. I would recommend it to really everyone.
Written October 27, 2022
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greenvacationscr
It´s great to hear from you and your experience in the safari tour was good time and a great weather conditions. Raul has a great eye to find fauna. We highly appreciate your recommendation
Written October 28, 2022
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Lauren H
2 contributions
May 2022
This trip was arranged through The Springs Resort. We got picked up at the hotel, and then were driven to a house by the banks of the river while they prepped the raft and gave us quick instructions (and I got to pet the friendly dog.) Please forgive that I forget my guide's name, as he was wonderful. He took the time to point out everything to us, even getting in the water to hold up the raft to get us a better view. We saw monkeys, birds, a sloth, lizards, and more, and the nature along the banks was spectacular. Then at the end, we were given some snacks at a farm, which were great (fried plaintains, yucca bread, and cheese, along with juice or coffee.) I would highly recommend using this company.
Written May 18, 2022
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greenvacationscr
Hola Lauren!! Thank you for your review! We are so happy to know that you and your family enjoyed the Safari Float tour. Is great listen that you found a space of peace on this tour and saw many animals. We will let know to the team that worked in your reservation and tour that you have enjoyed your trip. Best regards!
Written September 2, 2022
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natebenma
Boston, MA136 contributions
Jan 2022
We had an amazing morning float safari on the Pena Blancas river January 3 with Roy of Green Vacations Costa Rica.

We started out with a pickup from our resort. We had not even left the property when we had our first stop for an animal encounter- a sloth in a tree. We arrived at the launching site where we met the friendly dogs on the property as our guide prepared the raft.

Roy impressed us with his ability to spot birds and other critters as we floated down the river and we were fascinated by the information he shared about the animals, birds and plants that we passed. I appreciated that he encouraged me to focus on taking pictures while he and my sons paddled us into place to get the best views.

The entire experience was incredible. Floating down a beautiful river, not knowing what we would find around the next bend was simultaneously relaxing and exciting and peaceful. Except when it wasn’t. Hearing the troops of howler monkeys calling out loudly was exhilarating. We saw exotic birds perched and in flight. Anhingas, herons, pipers, a turkey vulture and a TOUCAN!!! We passed under several large troops of howler and capuchin monkeys. We spotted iguanas and bats.

My son has a degree in wildlife biology and forestry, and I am an avid bird watcher, so this excursion was a perfect for us, but the wildlife float safari is a must-do for anyone who loves nature and wants to witness the incredible diversity of animals and plants that inhabit the rainforest.

The landing point is at a local working farm where we were served a delicious snack of cheese, fried plantains, cassava bread and coffee. Everything we consumed was grown and produced on site!

The bird-watching tour did not stop when we left the river. I was distracted from the food by the flowers that attracted gorgeous hummingbirds and a feeding station where colorful tropical birds came to feast on fruit and nuts.

I want to send a special shout-out to the exceptional booking staff at Green Vacations. We appreciated that the company was very responsive and compassionate with us when we had to reschedule and change our plans with them due to the COVID-19 situation and a recent family tragedy. We were originally scheduled to come to Costa Rica in March 2020. At that time, we had booked Green Vacations Combo Tour (Mistico Hanging Bridges, Volcano Hike and La Fortuna Waterfall), the Wildlife Float Safari and we had privately contracted them to transport us from our resort in Arenal to Playa Flamingo. We postponed our visit to Costa Rica the day before we were supposed to leave and cancelled the two tours with full refunds, but asked Green Vacations if we could keep the money we paid for the transfer to use when we rescheduled the trip. We rescheduled for March 2021, postponed once again due to the global COVID situation and rescheduled the trip for New Years week since that was when my sons would be able to travel. Tragically, my husband passed away unexpectedly this summer. When we contacted Green Vacations to see if they were still able to provide the transfer we arranged with them previously, they told me that they no longer offered that service but would honor our agreement. I was impressed that they were willing to go the extra mile (pun intended), but I asked if we could use the money we prepaid in 2020 to reserve the transfer to book an excursion instead. They offered a few interesting options and we settled on the float safari. They told me that we had paid more than what it would cost the 3 of us for the excursion and suggested a couple of add-ons to the trip, but I asked if we could buy out the raft and just have the 3 of us and our guide. My family really appreciated the flexibility of working with Green Vacations, and their prompt responses to all of my inquiries and requests over the past 2 years. Muchas Gracias!
Written January 16, 2022
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