While visiting Volcano Arenal, why not take advantage of all of the tours that are located within a 20 minute drive? This past weekend we explored the river on a Safari Float. Unlike river rafting there are no rapids or rough waters, but you are still in a raft with paddles and life jackets. It is the perfect compromise to someone who wants to experience the river without risking getting wet.
On the 2 hour tour, the guide did an excellent job at pointing out the flora and fauna of the area and teaching us all about the local animals. His knowledge about the area was very impressive and he had so much passion for the animals that it made us eager to learn more. We were able to see sloths, monkeys, birds, lizards, iguanas, a small kamon, and even some cows. Most of the animals are unique to Costa Rica so it was exciting to see them first hand.
After paddling roughly 10 times, not really an active trip, we arrived at the end point. Here we were treated with cookies, fruit, juice, and fresh coconut. It was a perfect ending to an educational tour.
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Filed under: Costa Rican Wildlife on September 24th, 2007