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  • Location:San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Sarapiqui River Sightseeing Cruise and Zipline Canopy Tour from San Jose

Admire scenic views as you travel to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui for a full-day riverboat trip and canopy adventure! Swing through the treetops of the Central American rainforest and enjoy a unique perspective of Costa Rica on a day trip from San Jose.


  • Canopy adventure and riverboat day trip from San Jose
  • Take an exciting boat ride on the Sarapiqui River
  • Soak in amazing scenic views of a the Costa Rican rainforest
  • Enjoy a thrilling canopy adventure through the treetops
  • See a wide array of tropical wildlife
  • Delicious lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Sarapiqui River Sightseeing Cruise and Zipline Canopy Tour from San Jose

Sarapiqui Canopy and Rainforest Day Tour

After pickup from your San Jose hotel in the morning, begin your 1.5-hour journey to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui with your naturalist guide and pass through one of the most famous national parks in Costa Rica.

Once you arrive, discover Costa Rica's beautiful tropical wildlife on a riverboat trip. Enjoy views of the magnificent rainforest on a 2-hour boat ride along the water, and look out for forest inhabitants such as toucans, monkeys, sloths, crocodiles and more!

Arrive at the private reserve, where you’ll have the choice to horseback ride or hike up to the canopy. After receiving a safety briefing from your naturalist guide, embark on your canopy adventure. Using a special system of steel cables and professional climbing gear, you’ll roam through the treetops and leap from platform to platform in the tropical rainforest. No experience required for this unique experience!

After an adrenaline-packed two hours, enjoy a home-style lunch at the private reserve before relaxing on a scenic drive back to San Jose.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was such a great experience! Jorge was really friendly, fun and knowledgeable, making the long drive to the location feel much shorter than it was. Zip-lining was so much fun, one of the instructors took photos for us throughout and we paid 20 for a CD with the photos on - much better than us trying to take photos and potentially dropping the camera in the middle of the rainforest. When we got back the food was already prepared for us and was really lovely, traditional Costa Rican food. Jorge also showed us around the family's greenhouses which housed plants, snakes and frogs. The only slight cricitism though more with the operator's description of the tour than the tour itself: the horse-riding was not actually included and is not something they normally do for this tour, however the family kindly saddled up two of their horses for us anyway. All in all, definitely worth the money and would certainly do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Jorge and Carlos picked us up at the hotel at the time we confirmed via the tour comapny's website. It takes an hour and half but Jorge made it go by fast with all his facts about the rain forest. We saw crocodiles, birds, howler monkeys while on the boat. The zip lining was worth it, great food!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Lots of fun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Highlight of our trip: boat ride, ziplining, meal, photos. I was very apprehensive, but the zipline staff were super safety conscious and made us all have fun, even if we were scared. Ladder climbing is very difficult, but we did it. Traveling with my niece who is very ill, and the guides and staff were extremely accommodating and understanding when we had to lay back and go last for everything.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

excellent tour! ziplining was brilliant and easily one of the highlights of my entire trip! A special thank you to the guys at the ziplining venue who helped me get through my debilitating fear of heights and actually complete all 10 stations! loved the river cruise and overall great experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Victor our tour guide was very informative. Being handicap, Victor made every effort to ensure that I had a fantastic tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our tour guide Mauricio and driver Carlos were great. We had a pretty long ride from the hotel but it was very scenic and Mauricio pointed a lot of landmarks and gave us information about the region. We had a wonderful boat ride. We saw tons of animals on the boat ride to the zip line location. The zip line crew were very friendly and made sure we had fun and were safe. You zip on 10 different lines, two of which require you to climb pretty tall ladders. Lunch is also provided after the zip lines.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Awesome experience.Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The combination of the boat ride seeing all the wildlife and the ziplining is awesome! Tour guides were entertainingly awesome. Must go!

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