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“Such a relaxing and knowledge filled ride”

Safari River Floating & Don Pedro's Farm Tour
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This safari float is so cool. We were able to see and listen to
Howler monkeys. We also saw iguanas, long nose bats, woodpeckers, toucans, Jesus Christ lizards, and tiger herons, our guide Jairo made the trip for us. He was great and even made the howler monkey noise so they would talk back to us. After the ride, we went to a ranch where we were served a tuber bread, cows milk cheese (queso fresca), fried plantains, coffee, and star fruit juice. Such a great way to start our vacation!

Thank Raquelplante
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

I would probably call this tour the highlight of our trip. It was fantastic! We had Alberto, Andre and Lopez and they were a hoot! We never stopped laughing. Alberto was our guide in our raft and he really taught us a lot about the animals and the forest.

We saw a couple crocs, howler monkeys, birds, iguanas, lizards, bats and a sloth. alberto really took an interest in what animals we were looking for and did his best to keep an eye out for them. You could tell how much he loves Costa Rica and his love for the country was infectious.

When we stopped at Don Pedro's farm, we were in awe. What a spectacular experience. His daughters made us homemade treats - mozzarella cheese, plaintains cooked, bread and some coffee. We took a tour of his farm and it was just incredible how Don Pedro has opened his home to tourists. We were sorry to leave when the time came, especially since as we started back to the river, we saw 6 howler monkeys playing in the tree.

There was something phenomenal about being able to see nature knowing that nothing had been touched. We were just spectators floating down the river. So beautiful. Won't forget it!

Thank LindsayD820
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Wow! This was the BEST excursion we had all week! Our awesome tour guide took us on a big raft and we floated down the Penas Blancas river. We saw Howler and White Faced Monkeys, sloths, birds, butterflies, bugs, lizards and so much more. It was so peaceful and something that cannot be missed in La Fortuna!

1  Thank Kimberly S
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Don Pedro's farm is pretty educational and the guide/teacher was fun and informative. Many local and native plants and wildlife were located in a fairly small farm. We had a nice dinner afterwards.

Thank MikeKnudstrup
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

The float ride was perfect for our family of 4 + grandmother. A lazy 2 hour river float with a guide who has extensive knowledge of the flora & fauna. We saw howler monkeys, crocodiles, lizards iguanas, bats and many types of birds. We stopped on the way for a snack at the old farm. For me it was the highlight of the trip. We didn't get to meet 100 year old don pedro because he was ill, however we had tasty prepared snacks, local cheese, plantains and bread. and the hand built farm house was a real treat. How often do you get to go to an 80 year olf hand built farm house that is only accessible by boat on a river, has no electricity, and family lives traditionally off the land (plus now some money from tours) great trip

Thank eric m
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