Costa Rican Wildlife: Palo Verde National Park Private Tour


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: costa rica, costa rica

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

On this tour you will take a relaxing riverboat cruise down the famous Tempisque River for an educational wildlife tour. A major feature of the park is the density and variety of bird species, a major factor in the creation of the reserve, due in part to its diverse ecology, with 15 different topographical zones from evergreen forests to mangrove swamps. Birds spotted regularly in the park include great curassows, scarlet macaws, white ibis, roseate spoonbills, anhingas, jabirus, and wood storks among many others.The park protects one of the most endangered ecosystems. It is one of the last remaining tropical dry rainforests that once covered most of Central America. Tropical dry rainforests now exist in less than 0.1% of their original size and are considered to be the most endangered ecosystems in the tropics.

The Palo Verde National Park, Spanish for "Green Tree", is a National Park of Costa Rica, part of the Tempisque Conservation Area.


What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch

National Park fees

Private tour

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 69
  • SENIOR: Age: 70 - 99

Additional Info

  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Explore the Palo verde national park and take a relaxing riverboat cruise down the famous Tempisque River which border Palo Verde National Park. Enjoy an incredible number of birds, Howler Monkies and white face Capuchin Monkies, as well as crocodiles and some other species in their natural habitat.

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Filadelfia
There is a short stop at the little town of Filadelfia, to enjoy the real Costarican culture also we visit the central park where you can see tens of giant iguanas in their natural habitat.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Great Daytrip to Palo Verde
RobO1280, 18-04-2019
Miller was our guide and he was fantastic. On the boat trip, we saw several crocodiles, birds, and monkeys. He also know good places to stop along the way to the river. He would pull over to the side of the road and point out birds (motmots, kingfishers, and several others whose names I forgot), iguanas, and monkeys. We stopped by a restaurant on the way back to the hotel and the food was delicious. Overall it was a great day with a great guide. Highly recommended.
Great tour!
Gabriela P, 24-12-2018
We went to Ortega to the office where we met Maricela y Ruben. We got our tickets and Ruben went with us to the boat landing. He was very nice. Our guide and captain of the boat was Felix. We had a private tour as the other people did not show up. Felix knew a lot and showed us all the animals. We could stop to take pictures. We saw monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas and lots of beautiful birds. It was a great tour! Then we returned to the office in Ortega to have lunch. It was delicious!
Spectacular Wildlife Viewing
barkie2112, 10-12-2018
Decided on this tour because it was a private excursion. Miller promptly picked us up at our hotel and we were off. Made a stop at a local park to see the lizards up close. At one point, I had five lizards at my feet. Miller stopped the car en route to Palo Verde to point out the Howler monkeys in the trees. Upon arrival to Palo Verde, we realized we had the entire boat to ourselves. The boat ride was the highlight of the trip, we saw lots of wildlife up close and at a distance. We had tons of opportunities to snap pictures of everything we saw. We had a fantastic time and were so grateful we had Miller to show us around.
Must See Place - Must Use Miller; He's the best guide out there !!!
AdamGoodfriend, 12-01-2018
The Excursion: Short visit in CR with 2 teenage kids. Needed to see animals. Did research and this was a great 1 day trip. Takes about 90 minutes each way to travel to the park with plenty of things to see along the way. Our guide, Miller knew all the best spots and even though we were probably his 10,000th trip, still showed enthusiasm and professionalism. On time pick up, generous time allotment and great attitude. When you are with 2 kids - a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide is vital. Miller took us on a private boat tour to see several monkey species, birds, alligators and left no stone unturned for our enjoyment. He also took videos and stills of us and sent them after the trip for us to enjoy. Don't just take my word for it, if you use Amex Travel or Visa Travel (I use both)...they ultimately refer you to Miller.




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