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Peñas Blancas River Floating

Peñas Blancas River Floating, Costa Rica

Drift silently along the Peñas Blancas river, which winds through lush, verdant forest, and see a huge variety of wildlife including monkeys, sloths, iguanas, tortoises, crocodiles and several types of birds.

Traveling in a motor-less rafting boat, you will be able to see the jungle from a totally different perspective, quietly floating downstream and taking photos of the local wildlife, whilst getting the opportunity to taste tropical fruits straight from the tree.

This tour is suitable for all ages and abilities, and you will be accompanied by an experienced naturalist who will explain many fascinating details about the trees, plants, birds and other animals that live in the Arenal region.

The tour will last approximately four hours and includes snacks and drinks. Please note that this is a group tour and there may be a few other hotel stops on the way to the boat.

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Other experiences in Arenal Volcano

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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