San José, Costa Rica
10 Hours
English, Spanish
All Year Availability

If you are looking for an authentic nature excursion from just outside of San Jose, then look no further than our rainforest gondola and river boat cruise in the beautiful region of the Western Caribbean. From your San Jose accommodation, you will head north-east to the charming rural township of Sarapiqui. From here you will join a tranquil boat ride along the Sarapiquí River, followed by a nature walk, lunch, and an exhilarating experience on the Rainforest Aerial Tram which glides its way through the canopies edge, offering breathtaking views of the forest and rich biodiversity of this region.

Your day begins from your accommodation in San Jose and the surrounding areas where you will be transported to the northern Heredia province via the spectacular mountains ranges of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. On clear days you will be able to see stunning views of vast valleys and untouched rainforest which dominate the mountains. Upon arrival into Sarapiqui, your guide will take you to the banks of the Sarapiqui River to begin your peaceful boat cruise. Take this time to admire the natural surroundings and marvel at the rich biodiversity. On any given days you may be lucky enough to observe birds, like anhinga and herons, along with monkeys, otters, iguanas, crocodiles, and turtles.

After your river boat cruise, you will disembark and enjoy a guided nature walk through one of Selva Verde Eco Lodge’s private trails where you may be able to enjoy even more native animals including monkeys, mot-mots, toucans, and poison dart frogs. This will be followed by an excellent Costa Rican styled lunch before boarding your coach back to the Central Valley. Enroute we will make a stop at the Rainforest Aerial Tram on the border of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. This award winning cable car tour transports you through the dense Costa Rican rainforest. Explore incredible vistas from high above the canopy for an amazing birds eye view of the treetops ands forest floor. A naturalist guide will accompany you to explain the natural history and importance of this national park as well as point out any wildlife you may be lucky enough to see on the way.

With your aerial tram complete, you will head back with group for the return journey to your accommodation in San Jose where your tour will conclude.

PICK UP TIME 7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.
END TIME Approximately 7:30 PM – 8:30PM
BRING Light rain jacket or poncho, hat, sunglasses, repellent, camera, and money for additional purchases.
Return Transportation Bilingual guide
Lunch River boat cruise, guided nature walk and rainforest aerial tram.
Tour guide gratuity (optional)

For those looking for a little more adrenaline, you can opt to do a zipline canopy tour instead of the rainforest aerial tram.

Pick ups are available from hotels throughout San Jose and the greater area. If your accommodation falls outside of the pick up area, then we will arrange a pick up location where you can meet your driver/guide.

Child pricing is between the age of 9 to 10 years of age – you must be a minimum of 9 years old to join the white water rafting portion of this tour. For infants under the age of 2 years of age their is a charge of $18.00 USD. Private tours for groups are available on request – please use the contact form on our contact page to request a quote. Tour is subject to minimum numbers of 3 adult passengers – if numbers are not met, then you will be put on stand by until we can confirm or arrange an alternative date of departure.

Cancellations must be made a full 48 hours prior to the tour embarking, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied. Likewise there will also be a 100% penalty for no shows.

Additional information

Ticket TypeAdult, Child, Infant

7.00AM to 8.00am

Picked up from your hotel at San Jose or the surrounding area and then embarking north east through the Northern Heredia provinces. Traverse through the scenically stunning Braulio Carrillo National Park and continue on to Sarapiqui.


Arrive at Sarapiqui and begin your relaxing river boat excursion. Your guide will be sure to point out any wildlife they may encounter along the way.


With the river excursion complete, you will then begin your nature walk through one of Selva Verde Eco Lodge’s private trails. Your expert guide will make stops to point out the flora and fauna that is found through the trail. This will be followed by an excellent Costa Rican styled lunch.


Board your coach and head back to San Jose. Along the way, a stop will be made at one of the countries most popular tourist attraction: Rainforest Aerial Tram on the border of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. You will board your rainforest gondola with an expert guide who will explain to you the natural history and national importance of this very special area. If you are lucky, you may be able to encounter some incredible wildlife as you glide your way above the canopies edge.


Rejoin your group and tour guide for the return journey to San Jose.


Arrive back at your accommodation where your tour will conclude.

* Please note that all times are approximations

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