River Safari & Felines of Costa Rica Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. Extra charge applies when booster seats are required. Please request in advance.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), Portuguese (basic), Spanish (fluent), Swedish (basic)

Nature Lovers' Favorite Tour

You will be surprised by how beautiful and abundant Costa Rica's wildlife is.
Precisely, one of the best ways to enjoy it, is going on a River Safari Adventure.

We head north to the Tropical Dry Forest in Guanacaste, home of a wide variety of colorful exotic birds species. Here, it is also possible to spot howler monkeys, other species of mammals and cool looking lizards.

Once on the river the experience becomes more interesting as we go down the tranquil Rio Corobici discovering the beautiful and sometimes noisy inhabitants of the forest.
This Floating Safari includes a mellow rapids section that adds just the right touch of adventure before finishing the ride.

Afterwards, at the Wildcats Rescue Center you will have the opportunity to observe up close the 6 species of felines that inhabit Costa Rica. One of them, the jaguar, is truly one of the most beautiful creatures of the forest. This is a visit that it is meant to enjoy, learn and contribute to the conservation of Costa Rica's wildlife.


Pick up at hotel in Puntarenas or Cruise Ship Terminal and drive on a scenic route towards the beautiful Tropical Dry Forest for 1 hour 35 minutes.

Floating Safari Adventure: 2 hour tour on a tranquil river. Ideal for enjoy wildlife watching and photos as you will not have to paddle.

Felines Rescue Center: 1 hour slow pace walking on flat paths and learning about the different animals of the Tropical Dry Forest.

Return to your hotel or cruise ship terminal.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up from cruise ship terminals (Puntarenas or Caldera) and your hotel in Puntarenas (Central Area).

End location: Drop off at your cruise ship terminal or at your hotel. If a different end location is required details should be provided in advance.

Duration: 8 hours

Tour duration is an approximate. It may slightly vary.

For shore excursion visitors: a minimum of 9-10 hours gap is recommended to do this tour. Please double check available in-land time with your cruise line.


From 2-3 participants:

4x4 SUV 2016 Mitsubishi Montero
4 adults + 2 children capacity

From 3 to 8 participants:

Modern van
10 passengers capacity

Wish to invite more participants for the tour? Feel free to contact me to quote a proper vehicle.

What’s Included

Floating Safari Private Transportation
Wildlife Center entrance fee
Professional Bilingual Guide
Bottled Water

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 American Dollars - Extra drinks and souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Personal expenses

A Recent Review of this tour

Jorge was an entertaining and knowledgeable guide. The river raft trip was great and he really helped my wife(who uses crutches) have a successful and enjoyable trip. I recommend him highly.
William Doherty

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