This is a tour that is great for everyone who enjoys water and wildlife viewing. It's also quite a learning experience in tropical nature!
After just 15 minutes of instruction, we’ll be on the water, and floating down a class 1section of the amazing Sarapiquí River,or the flat water, "enchanted forests" of the Puerto Viejo River through the O.E.T (Organization for tropical studies www.ots.ac.cr ). We’ll be floating in our one person inflatable kayaks we affectionately call 'Duckies'. We commonly see monkeys, toucans, amphibians, sloths, and sooo, sooo much more. We couldn’t possibly fit all the tropical nature of our unique area here on the Caribbean slopes of Costa Rica into one paragraph!
The unique vantage point of a kayak is the least intrusive way to get close to the huge variety of wildlife we see along the banks of the Sarapiquí and Puerto Viejo Rivers. Our certified naturalist guides will show you things that only us fortunate few are able to see in their natural environment. On either river, we will be paddling through one of the best areas in the world for bird watching. Choose between the mild rapids and amazing scenery of the Sarapiquí River, or the totally flat, moving water float through the majestic, old growth forests of the OTS Biological Station. We call it the enchanted forest float! All in all, the experience takes 2.5 hours. Kids 12 and up can paddle their own one person kayak, and kids 5-12 yrs can paddle in a double kayak with our guide (as well as any adult who prefers the security of the double). Don’t miss this amazing combination of tropical river float, and exotic nature safari. We have long-sleeved “paddle jackets” for cooler days. This tour is superb for photography as well as fishing! We hope to see you on the water!
The Sarapiquí River Safari has mild class 1, 1+ rapids, and great scenery!!
The Puerto Viejo River Safari has no rapids and superb scenery!!