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Palo Verde National Park River Safari provided by Costa Rica Unique Transfers and Tours

Palo Verde National Park River Safari

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This safari along the banks of the majestic Tempisque River and through Palo Verde National Park will give you the option to see exotic birds, incredible crocodiles, iguanas, mammals, wild monkeys and much more. Indulge in a fantastic, authentic typical Costa Rican lunch. An added extra, exclusive to Costa Rica Unique, enjoy a mini coffee tour and tasting, learn about indigenous Chorotegan culture and their amazing pottery techniques. Bring home your own real Costa Rican pottery!
You'll start at
La Gran Nicoya
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    Palo Verde National Park
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    Total Tour. In this floating river-safari you will have the chance to see wild animals up close in their own habitat! After a scenic drive, enjoy a two hour cruise on the Tempisque River, the nearest access to world famous Palo Verde National Park, home to hundreds of migrating and local water bird species. Among other creatures you might see…. -monkeys, - Iguanas, - Smaller Mammals on the river banks, - The mighty American crocodile, one of the largest in the world. After the safari, enjoy an authentic COSTA RICAN TYPICAL LUNCH, COOKED IN A WOOD FIRE KITCHEN!, True to Costa Rican Cuture! On our return, we make a short stop to learn about Chorotega indigenous pottery using the same techniques that were used by their Pre-Columbian ancestors. Finally we´ll stop at the “small coffee tour store”, where you´ll learn about coffee, it´s process, its importance to Costa Rica, get a free taste of the BEST coffee on the planet! and purchase some to take back home!
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You'll end at
La Gran Nicoya
Guardia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Guardia, Costa RicaThis is an important souvenir store with a big and safe parking lote where our clients can leave their cars
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Important Information
Departure Point
La Gran Nicoya, Guardia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Guardia, Costa Rica
6–7 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • One bottle of water person and a cooler with ice, our clients can bring extra drinks if the want. In fact our guides stop at a grocery store in the way.
  • Entry/Admission - Palo Verde National Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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kcir wrote a review 4 Apr
prince albert, sk56 contributions44 helpful votes
First thing is a special shout out to Harold and Iron Man (Jenner) who are absolutely the best .....went to Riu Celeste and on the Palo Verde National Park River Safari with Harold and Jenner as our guide and driver and let me say ask for them when booking because they make the
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Date of experience: March 2020
Georgia W wrote a review Mar 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
We booked the tour through Frank the Tank - who has been fundamental in making our holiday fantastic! We organised 3 tours through him, he was so helpful, patient and responsive. We Facebook messaged and Whatsapped him for info, he always responded promptly and was really kind
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Trip4us12 wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California38 contributions2 helpful votes
4 of us thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Eddie was our main tour guide. Got to see iguanas, monkeys and crocs up close.
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frohls wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary74 contributions52 helpful votes
Had a great day, but some tour guides are better than others. We had Johnathon and he did provide some information but seemed more interested in his phone and eating ice cream that was bought for himself after money was provided by everyone on the tour for bananas and chicken.
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Rose K wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent time and great culture tour. Our tour guides Eddy Rojas and Sidar Aldovez went above and beyond our expectations!! This is by far the highlight of our trip! Our 9 year old daughter loved every minute.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6–7 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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