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A little lower-rent than I expected, but very charming. The river is beautiful, with lots of great views of wildlife. The ziplines were fun, but I was hoping for something a little more "extreme". Horseback riding got rained out, but that didn't bother me, as the ride to the ziplines showed me the horses are trained to walk along and ignore all attempts to actually, you know, ride them - not much fun for anyone who's ever been on a horse more than once. Staff was great - knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Wear clothes you don't care about, and bring raingear.
The guides, activities, and food were superb. We were quite nervous about getting picked up at arranged hotel, especially when our info stated 8 hour tour started at 9am and when we called to confirm we were told we would be picked up at 11am. It worked out fine, but we were quite worried about it. We were glad we had a Spanish speaking person in our party to make the phone confirmation.
The zip line was a lot of fun. The boat ride was very interesting. We saw lots of wildlife.
It was a great day with a wonderful guide. I felt completely safe and it wasn't nearly as scary as I thought. Everyone was really friendly. Bring bug spray.
FREDERICK R. S
The Sarapiqui trip was very good for ecological enjoyment. But the zip line ride got grease stains on my shirt and pants that I cannot get out.
Our guide (Victor) was very informative and helpful in ensuring that guests expectations were met. We saw much of the wildlife advertised and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. One word of caution is that the actual canopy tour is very physically challenging, requiring that high ladders be scaled to most of the zip line platforms.
The tour was good. The zip lining was good. The tour operator however cut corner without informing us. The horseback riding was replaced with the pickup truck ride to the platform. The hotel pick up was the worst as the driver zigzagged all over SJ hotels for no good reason.
we didnt see much animals when we were on the boat, the canopy zip lining was something
The trip was not quite as described. The Cruise was 1 hr not 2. The canopy was 1 hr not 2. There were no horses to deliver one up to the first station which was only about a 3 meter climb which zipped you to a base from which you walked to a ladder which I was told was 17 metres high - I quit!
We drove from Quepos to San Jose which made it a long day, 7am start and 11pm finish. While we enjoyed the trip we would not recommend this if you are not staying in or around San Jose. We found other great trips that were similar in and around Quepos that would have meant less travel and were just as good. Viator had no trips in that area.
Overall, good tour, but felt rushed when eating meals. Just felt rushed altogether.
First of all, we weren't picked up until 10:30am and arrived back at our hotel after 8pm. We arrived at the rainforest around 1:30. We stepped off the bus right into a pile of fire ants.
They load us on the boat (what about lunch?) The boat ride was ok...we didn't really see a lot of wildlife...some monkeys, a few crocs, a bird and some bats.
Once we got to the canopy area, they hurried us off to canopy with no lunch. It's now probably 3:00 and I'm super starved. By the way, there isn't a hike or Canopy was a ton of fun and a nice distraction from being so hungry. The guides operated very safely and had fun with it. I felt like it offered the right amount of platforms at varying heights. A couple notes: it's very humid, so dress cool. Also, if you go first, you get back to the food faster!
After canopy, we finally got our lunch (it's now probably 4 or 4:30). It wasn't much food, so I was still left hungry. At least there was cold beer for purchase!
A quick boat ride back to a 2.5 hour bus ride to our hotel. One big disappointment is that the guide didn't talk much about the country on the long bus rides. Would have been nice, esp. the ride back since it was after dark and we couldn't do anything else (no lights to read by).