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Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna

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    What to Expect
    Nature lovers will enjoy a day traveling along the Rio Frio in the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge--widely considered one of the most biologically diverse parts of Costa Rica. You'll see migratory birds, a variety of monkey species, lizards and more. 

    Your friendly driver will collect you from your hotel and transport you in air-conditioned comfort to Los Chiles, about 1.5 hours away. This dynamic village near the Nicaraguan border is the starting point for your river exploration. The 2.5-hour floating safari through topical rain forest is led by a professional bilingual guide who will point out colorful bird species, a variety of monkeys and other wildlife unique to the area. After seeing one of the nation's most biologically diverse environments, you'll settle in for a traditional lunch that includes local coffee, fresh fruit and natural juices at the Rio Frio Restaurant.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Beverages
    • Local taxes
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Binoculars and camera suggested
    • Sun lotion
    • Mosquito repellent
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Trip on the river up to the Nicuraguan border was excellent. Lots of birds and caimens and lizards. Monkeys in the trees. Pleasant on the boat and plenty to spot. Guide excellent. Well worth the journey from la Fortuna.
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    Response from Aventurasarenal1, Propietario at Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna
    Responded 5 days ago
    Dear WorcesterMoray Thank you very much for your review of our trip to Caño Negro Rio Frio boat tour.We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope we can welcome you back soon to our lovely paradise of the Costa Rican rainforest.
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    We took this trip with Carlos as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. On the journey up to the Rio he stopped the van and set up his telescope so we could see a sloth by the road. The journey from la Fortuna took a couple of hours. The boats were huge and there
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    Response from Aventurasarenal1, Propietario at Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna
    Responded 5 days ago
    B9847HBjanes Thank you very much for your beautiful description of your tour experience . We're glad that you tought our staff were very nice. We appreciate all the nice things you said about your overall experience with the Caño Negro - Rio Frio Boat tour. If you ever have a chance, please let us know why you scored the tour with 3 stars instead of 5. We also really appreciate the constructive criticism as it provides us the opportunity to improve the experience we're able to offer to our clients.We are looking forward to welcome you once again.
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    Had a brilliant trip up the Rio Frio with our guide, Gabriel. He was knowledgeable and a great communicator. We saw all sorts of wildlife. Monkeys, cayman, a basilisk and many different birds. Pick up was smooth and we were transferred to another van for a different part of our
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    Response from Aventurasarenal1, Propietario at Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna
    Responded 5 days ago
    Dear 646katen Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of your overall experience at Rio Frio - Caño Negro Boat tour. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, including the service you received from our wonderful team members.We will share your comments with all our staff but specially with Gabriel and Rosbing.
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    We were picked up at our hotel in a comfortable bus and driven to Cano Negro. We stopped along the way for another guest to pick up some necessary items and for a restroom break. The boat captain met us at the Rio Frio. The boat captain and our guide from Aventuras Arenal
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    Response from Aventurasarenal1, Propietario at Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna
    Responded 4 days ago
    Dear Itisjustus Thank you so much for your kind review of your experience with us at Caño Negro - Rio Frio boat tour . We love your beautiful descriptions, especially regarding our guided services. We are thrilled you enjoyed everything Aventuras Arenal has to offer, and that you had an unforgettable experience in La Fortuna . Hopefully, we will be able to welcome you back very soon!
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    The bus ride to Rio Frio and back from Monteverde took about 2 hours each way including a comfort stop plus a stop to watch a sloth in a tree next to the road. We shared the boat with another group and we both benefited from extra pairs of eyes for wildlife spotting - and there
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    Response from Aventurasarenal1, Propietario at Day Trip to Caño Negro Including Río Frio Boat Experience from La Fortuna
    Responded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much for your fantastic review and taking the time to share your experience at Caño Negro -Rio Frio Boat Tour, We are looking forward to welcome you back .We will share your great comments with Froy and all the rest of the team.
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