Sarapiqui River Sightseeing Cruise and Zipline Canopy Tour from San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica

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Delve deep into the Costa Rican rain forest with his full-day tour to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. Take in views of lush tropical landscape and native wildlife during a leisurely riverboat cruise, and then experienced the thrill of swinging through the jungle canopy on a series of treetop ziplines. This action-packed day includes a traditional Costa Rican lunch and round-trip transport from your San Jose hotel.
  • 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


  • Lunch
  • Equipment
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle


  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Tour departs from most centrally located San Jose hotels

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original point of departure at approximately 5:00pm
Experience two unique perspectives of the Costa Rican rain forest on this full-day combo tour. Your guide will pick you up from your San Jose hotel in the morning for the 1.5-hour drive to the town of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. Pass through a famous national park and learn about the beautiful native landscape along the way. 
The adventure begins with a cruise down the mellow Rio Sarapiquí on a riverboat. Soak up the tropical surroundings as you make your way down the river, and be sure to keep an eye out for the many creatures that call this area home, including crocodiles, monkeys, exotic birds and sloths. Your naturalist guide will point out highlights during the 2-hour cruise.
Next, it’s time to take to the air along a series of ziplines that crisscross a private rain forest reserve. You’ll be outfitted with a harness and hard hat and receive a brief safety training. Then, step off the first treetop platform and feel the thrill of soaring across the canopy. Enjoy a rush of adrenaline and a bird’s-eye view of the amazing ecosystem below as you glide from tree to tree.
Once back on solid ground, savor a traditional Costa Rican lunch at the reserve. Rest and relax on the drive back to your San Jose hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of two passengers are required for the tour to commence. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Tasha F
, Mar 2018

The tour guide was a little rude and I didnt feel comfortable asking him questions. We rode in a very little boat and went looking for crocodiles before going zip lining. boring The ride was about an hour, I just wanted to arrive at the zip lining location. We arrived and got 2 guides who did not speak English which is important because we didnt speak Spanish. You can only imagine the confusion that went on during this tour. We had fun, but it was a real work out. The buffet lunch was just ok and I felt
Iike they were watching us as we fixed our plates. We ate and that was pretty much the end of the tour.

, Jan 2018

This tour was amazing!

angela e
, Oct 2017

the cruise and the zipline was great . I had a really good time and the tour guide was very knowledgeable . I got to experience wild life in their natural habitats live and not just see it on tv.

, Aug 2017
, Apr 2017

Excellent! Highly recommend light outdoor clothing and close toe shoes.

Yeeming T
, Apr 2017

good experience

Arnold L
, Apr 2017

River sightseeing cruise was a old flat motor boat. There was very little to see. There was a long walk to the zip lining and it was an old road and fields that were quite muddy. The ride to the cruise was quite long. Waling back to the lunch area was very wet and muddy. Would be quite a chore if it was the rainy season. The tour guide did not seem very interested in us during the ride to the cruise area. Not the best tour that I have been on.

Steve T
, Mar 2017

This was an absolutely amazing experience! This was my first time ziplining and everything was extremely well organized. More importantly, I felt extremely safe even though we were hundreds of feet in the air. What was also nice about this was that if you do get tired, you can actually stop at a certain point since this does involve climbing a few ladders.

I would definitely do this again!

Simon M
, Feb 2017

Really great!

Pamela G
, Oct 2016

Personnel was so friendly, extremely knowledgeable and honest.
All the time i felt safe, not scary at all but fun.

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