Playa Samara Tours
Palo Verde National Park Day Trip
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Palo Verde National Park Day Trip

By Carrillo Tours
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$231.00
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Ages 4-90, max of 10 per group
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat Tour at Tempisque River
  • Entry/Admission - Palo Verde National Park


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Carrillo Beach
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting 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: 123803P2

        • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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

        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: 123803P2

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          The tour is in Tempisque river
        About the operator
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        • Carrillo Tours
          83
          Playa Samara, Costa Rica
          Joined in September 2015
        • Nershi
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice Afternoon Activity
          Nice afternoon kayaking to Isla Chora. Fairly easy paddle from the beach, arriving on the island about 25 minutes later. Very nice beach and the snorkeling was good. Our guides were personable and did a nice job explaining everything.
          Written March 9, 2024
        • Q4713NXcolleenh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Saw a turtle!
          Javier was excellent and very attentive. The team was so kind and accommodated our special requests. The kayaking was great and the snorkeling remarkable especially when coming face to face with a turtle. Topped off with some fresh pineapple.
          Written February 17, 2024
        • joannawS5152JG
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A lovely experience- would highly recommend.
          A lovely kayak with Christopher from Carillo Tours this morning. Such a knowledgeable guide with perfect English. He went out of his way to provide us with gluten free snacks too. A lovely experience - would highly recommend.
          Written August 4, 2023
        • Ruth C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect way to experience natural Costa Rica.
          A perfect way to experience natural Costa Rica. Very nice tour guide. Beautiful river with many birds.
          Written March 12, 2023
        • KarenL340
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful and so much to see
          We knew when the van picked us up for this excursion we were in for an adventure and were not disappointed. Our tour guides, Leonardo and ChiChi, were very fun and knowledgable and shared great information along the way. The paddle was not difficult and there was lots of time for interaction with the guides. The snacks provided when we got to the beach were appreciated - cold drinks and fresh watermelon. We saw lots of different birds along the way and on our return trip in the van we were able to get out and see crocodiles! We highly recommend Carrillo Tours for your next excursion.
          Written February 26, 2023
        • elizabethd386
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great sloth experience with great guides!!
          Highly recommend this tour and if you can ask for Leonardo and Cavito!! They make a great team and made the hike a memorable experience! We saw a total of 8 sloths, many birds, and lots of plants. Leonardo was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Cavito's ability to spot animals was amazing. Bring water.
          Written February 25, 2023
        • Toffee_Rou
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Pleasant activity in beautiful surroundings accompanied by a professional team
          The information given before the trip was useful. The tour itself was really enjoyable! Leonardo, our tour guide, was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, spoke really good (self-taught!) English and even quite good German. We saw howler monkeys, several birds of all sizes and species, an armadillo, ... CriCri and ChiChi (Jorge) supplied us with cold drinks, cookies and fresh fruit, giving us fresh strength for the return trip up the estuary. I can definitely recommend this tour!
          Written February 24, 2023
        • Dan P
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful and relaxing
          Tour guides were really friendly and informative. The kayaking is super easy and relaxing. River was shallow. We saw a lot of different birds, not much wildlife besides that; but the trip was good regardless. Nice relaxing tour. Recommend Carrillo Tours, they were very accommodating and good.
          Written February 9, 2023
        • T9904TTcarolineb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun and Beautiful
          It was a very fun, easy paddle and our guides were extremely knowledgable! We got to see howler monkeys and various types of birds that are local to Costa Rica. The beach at the end was breathtaking.
          Written January 14, 2023
        • Jeff M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mangrove Kayak Tour
          Nice mellow river kayak to the ocean 😬. Our guide Chistofer was awesome showed us lots of the local plants and animals. O would highly recommend this tour even for first time kayakers.
          Written January 13, 2023
        • Cheryl S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The perfect way to learn about sloths!
          We were a group of 13 people, ranging in ages 4-64. We were picked up on time and taken to the nearby location. The guides met us at the gate and we were given a private tour, coming upon sloths within the first five minutes. Both guides were very informative and attentive, taking lots of time to answer our questions and set up a monocular, which we could use to take pictures on our phones. We had a lovely walk(bug repellent recommended) and ended with a fresh snack of pineapple and drinks. I’d highly recommend this wonderful tour.
          Written January 10, 2023
        • Simone B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lovely peaceful way to see the mangroves
          This was a peaceful, calm kayak tour on the Rio Ora which winds gently through mangroves. We saw lots of birds and iguanas and the guides (Javier and Christopher) were very knowledgeable about the local wildlife and plants. We stopped for drinks and the most delicious fresh pineapple also.
          Written December 14, 2022
        • elizabethhN9220DA
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour company for families
          LOVELY! our whole family had fun on this adventure. We also did the sloth tour. In both cases, our guides were freelance so I guess there may be variation in guide quality, but both of ours were great. They were knowledgeable, kind, spoke great English, and, most importantly for me, great with kids. My daughter is obsessed with our guide Leonardo, and both kids loved Patron as well.
          Written December 1, 2022
        • Amy P
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Sloth Experience
          Our guide Christopher was very knowledgeable, not only about sloths, but about the birds and the flora and fauna of this area. The walk takes you through a project where biologists are studying and monitoring the sloths. We were lucky to see four sloths, the last being a female climbing from tree to tree and eating from the leaves of the trumpet tree. Our guide had a scope through which he took wonderful pictures from our phones. We were so close that we were able to take videos of the sloths through our phones as well. Highly recommend this experience!
          Written November 22, 2022
        • 947g_nesisa
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience
          El tour de perezosos fue un éxito, pudimos ver a 5 perezosos durante el recorrido, distintos tipos de árboles y algunos monos. El guía fue muy amable y nos explicó detalladamente la historia de los árboles, de los monos y otros detalles que consideró importante que supieramos. La experiencia fue muy bonita y al finalizar nos dieron hidratación. El guía siempre se comportó muy profesional y demostró gran conocimiento. The sloth tour was a success, we were able to see 5 sloths during the tour, different types of trees and some monkeys. The guide was very kind and explained in detail the history of the trees, the monkeys and other details that they considered important for us to know. The experience was very nice and at the end they gave us hydration. The guide always behaved very professional and excelled great knowledge.
          Written October 27, 2022
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        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2020
        Ayant fait cette excursion au départ de Playa Samara, le voyage en voiture, sur des routes souvent difficilement carrossables, d'une durée de 2 heures dans chaque direction, rendait ce court séjour dans la nature pratiquement insignifiant.
        Written March 10, 2020
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        Muchas Gracias Saludos cordiales
        Written June 28, 2021
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        MarielaVegaCortes
        San Jose, Costa Rica
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Deberían indicar que se ocupa de 4 personas para hacer el tour y no hacer que una reserve para luego cancelarle. Que molesto !!!
        Written February 17, 2022
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        Hola Mariela, espero se encuentre muy bien. Lamentamos mucho el inconveniente, agradecemos la recomendación y nos comprometemos a mejorar este y cualquier detalle que nos falte. Muchas gracias de nuevo. Atentamente... Christopher Carrillo.
        Written April 3, 2022
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Solo
        Bezoek gebracht aan Palo Verde NP. De chauffeur was netjes op tijd en eenmaal aangekomen werden we vriendelijk onthaald door een lokale familie die de boot tour verzorgd. Voot rit van 2u met een prachtig uitzicht, veel krokodillen gespot en vele soorten bijzondere vogels , alsook apen!! Top tour als je in Guanacaste bent. De gids wist ongelofelijk veel en sprak goed Engels. Zeker een aanrader!
        Written February 29, 2020
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        Thank you so much for your kind words. We are happy you had a great day and please feel welcome to visit again anytime. Greets, Team Carrillo Tours
        Written March 2, 2020
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