We start with a brief 20 minute drive to the lower Peñas BlancasRiver in an air-conditioned van. From there we launch inflatable rafts on this slower moving section of the river. Enjoy a relaxing 2 hour float with no motor, only the incredible sounds of nature around you. The expert bilingual naturalist guide will describe the many different flora and fauna of the region. Along the way it is possible to see 2 species of sloth’s, monkeys, 3 species of Toucans, crocodiles, Jesus Christ Lizards, caimans, different colored iguanas, mammals, and a variety of birds.
The second part of the tour includes a stop at the farm of Don Pedro Farm. This is the highlight of the trip for most tourists. Shake his hand; calloused from many years of hard work. He has endured 65 years on what most considered useless farmland, and without roads, electricity, or running water. Our guide will translate as you enjoy a visit with this fascinating man. His family will prepare wonderful Tico snacks for you to enjoy.
Next we journey into the Primary Tropical Rainforest along his farm…if the weather permits. You will be surrounded by trees over 100 hundred years old as we look for more animals including the “Blue Jeans” Poison Dart Frog. Our guide will educate you on the many medicinal purposes of plants in the rainforest. On the trails you can see one of the smallest flying mammals in Costa Rica. You will also learn of the interesting relationship/comparison between frogs and humans.
Finally we reboard the rafts for our final 40 minute float to Boca Arenal while we continue to enjoy the scenery. The return trip to La Fortuna allows you to see the extensive agriculture system of San CarlosCounty.
Departure: 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Includes: Transport, bilingual guide, equipment and typical lunch.