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

Embark on a day of nature and adventure on this combo tour including a river boat cruise and zipline canopy tour from San Jose. Start your day tour from your accommodation in San Jose, where you will drive north-east to the quaint township of Sarapiqui in the stunning region of the Western Caribbean. Enjoy a relaxing river boat nature cruise along the Sarapiqui River, exploring areas inaccessible by land where an array of native wildlife is put on display. This is followed by a nature walk, lunch, and an action packed zipline canopy tour on the edge of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. This is the perfect tour for both nature enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies alike!

Your combo tour begins from your accommodation in San Jose and the surrounding areas where you will be transported north-east via the Heredia province through the spectacular mountains of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. On clear days you will be able to see stunning vistas of vast valleys and untouched rainforest which dominate the mountainsides. Upon arrival into Sarapiqui, your guide will take you to the banks of the Sarapiqui River to begin your river boat cruise. Admire the natural surroundings and marvel at the rich biodiversity on display as you cruise through the waters. If you’re lucky, you will be able to observe native birds, such as anhinga and herons, along with other animals including monkeys, otters, iguanas, crocodiles, and turtles.

After your river boat cruise, you will disembark and enjoy a guided nature walk on one of the private trails of the Selva Verde Eco Lodge. On this nature walk, you may be able to enjoy even more native flora and fauna 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 San Jose and the Central Valley. Finally, a stop will be made at an adventure park on the edge of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. You will then be fitted with helmets and safety gear for one of the most exciting parts of the day – the zipline canopy tour! Enjoy 11 platforms and 7 exhilarating cables as you zip your way through the forest. See high above the canopies edge for a spectacular bird-eyes view of the surrounding rainforests. You may even be lucky enough to see some of the native inhabitants that call this area home including monkeys, birds, and other forest dwelling creatures.

With your zipline canopy tour complete, you will head back with your guide 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 zipline canopy tour.
Tour guide gratuity (optional)

For those looking for less adrenaline and more nature, then you can opt to do the Rainforest Aerial Tram instead of the canopy zipline tour.

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, you will make a stop at an exciting adventure park on the border of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Your guides will fit you with helmets and safety gear before beginning your exhilarating zipline canopy tour made up of 11 platforms and 7 cables. Enjoy stunning vistas from high above the canopy as you zip your way through the course.


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

Zipline Braulio Carrillo
Sarapiqui Boat Docks
River Boat Cruise
Sarapiqui River Boat Cruise
Guided Nature Walk Sarapiqui
Braulio Carrillo Zipline
Zipline Braulio Carrillo
Zipline Canopy Heredia Province
Braulio Carrillo Canopy Tour

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