The Safari Float by Kayak on the Rio Penas Blancas is a great way to observe wildlife while enjoying a fun outdoor adventure. Imagine kayaking down a river surrounded by jungle and tropical wildlife!
The day starts when you are picked up from your Arenal Volcano area hotel. After all participants have been picked up you will be brought to the Penas Blanca River, about 20 minutes from La Fortuna. Your guide will give you paddling plus safety instructions and help you into your kayak which may be the kind where you sit on top, or inflatable.
While the river gently pushes you downstream, you will use your paddle to steer along the banks viewing the wildlife that is visible on the day of your visit. As you drift down the river your guide will attempt to spot sloths, howler monkeys, toucans, waterfowl, crocodiles, iguanas, turtles, and much more. The river and its banks provide a perfect habitat for numerous critters and tropical wildlife.
At the take out point, you will visit a family-operated traditional Costa Rican farm. Here you will meet the family who will show you the value of growing coffee, chocolate, sugar cane, and fruit trees plus provide you with demonstrations and tasty snacks in La Cocina de Tita Yolanda. This is an authentic working farm and welcoming cultural experience as you connect with a rural Costa Rica family.
Transportation will be provided back to your hotel following the tour. In total, including round trip transfers, the tour is expected to last 4.5 to 5.5 hours, though timing is always subject to change. This laid back river tour includes transportation, equipment, guide, and snacks.
- Kayak on a jungle river
- Observe tropical wildlife in a natural habitat
- A traditional farm experience