Day Trip from San Jose to La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Safari in Sarapiqui River


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From $225.00

6 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 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

Take a walk through an enchanting Costa Rican landscape alive with rescued jaguars, resplendent butterflies, exotic birds, and tropical cascades with a tour to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Travel from San Jose to this private nature reserve, designed to educate visitors and provide a sanctuary for rescued wildlife through a variety of gardens and exhibits. Also discover the beauties of the Sarapiqui River all in one day. 

Tour includes: Profesional bilingual guide, comfortable & air conditioning transportation, bottled water, rain coat, buffet lunch, entrance fee and boat ride

Daily departure from San Jose Hotels: 7:00 am 

What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and your camera


What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Buffet lunch

Driver/guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Hotel pickup and drop-off

National Park fees

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 90

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
La Paz Waterfall Gardens is the # 1 most visited private ecological attraction in Costa Rica that offers you the best trails near San Jose, the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica, including the famous La Paz Waterfall, an animal sanctuary and private reserve of wildlife with more than 100 species of animals and environmental education programs. Five waterfalls, cloud forest and rain forest, trails, aviary with 40 species of birds, feeding toucans in the palm of the hand, titi monkeys, display of insects, butterfly farm with their laboratory, 2-toed sloths, capuchin monkeys or capuchins, spider monkeys, garden of hummingbirds with more than 26 documented species, feeding hummingbirds in the palm of the hand in the mornings and afternoons, serpentarium, jaguar, pumas, ocelots, tigrillos, cauceles, house of peace with area of domestic animals and cart with oxen. Frog, display of orchids, display of heliconias, bromeliads.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Sarapiqui River
After enjoying La Paz Waterfall Gardens we will go to the Caribbean area to visit the famous Sarapiqui River that crosses a variety of environments: humid tropical forests, mountains, pastures and more. The river is popular with rafters, who come to ride their rapids, but it also has quieter sections that are perfect for safari-style floats. This tour is a relaxed boat trip to explore the vibrant river ecosystem. As your boat sails downstream, be attentive to wildlife in the water and on land. You may be able to see monkeys, iguanas, sloths, crocodiles, lizards, otters and a wide variety of bird species. Your guides will help you detect animals and explain the ecological importance of the surrounding area. This tour lasts two hours and takes place in a comfortable and modern boat. The boat has a special engine designed to minimize the impact on the environment.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

So many animals! Perfect Tour to see CR
Patricia_H, 21-03-2022
If you want to see all kinds of animals this is definitely the best tour to go on. The park/ refuge was beautiful, nice meal, the river cruise was soo relaxing. We also saw beautiful waterfalls. I'm most appreciative of our tour guide Will! He was informative the whooole time. He was kind, helpful, and made sure we had a very nice time. Thanks Will!
A day in the heart of Costa Rica
kittytwist, 27-05-2021
This was the best!
Touring Costa Rica via this itinerary was excellent. The tour took us through GORGEOUS mountainous landscapes, by wonderful landmarks off the beaten path, and ultimately to the La Paz Waterfall gardens.
The waterfalls were incredible, and I was impressed with the animal rescue center. And we had lunch at the restaurant, which was superb.
But the best part of the tour was our guide, Oscar. He was so knowledgable, kind and fun. We learned so much about the area, and his love and passion for his country makes him the perfect tour guide.
We are so very fortunate to have gone through Destiny Travel - this company has heart and soul, and good people working for them.
Dy trip to the falls
Grumpycathobbs, 27-05-2021
I compared many companies before choosing Destiny Travel. When I went to book the trip through Expedia it was full for the day we needed, but I went on the Destiny Travel website and it was open after all. So glad we booked directly via email!
Oldemar got back to me immediately and was very gracious and helpful, and apparently setting things up for the trip in the wee hours of the morning.
Our tour guide Oscar was amazing! We had so much fun with him, it definitely made a big difference in the experience.
If you want a beautiful tour with knowledgable, fun and professional guides, go with Destiny Travel. Best decision I have made in a long time.
Our guide was Arturo and he was a...
Steven_S, 05-08-2018

Our guide was Arturo and he was a very nice fellow. He was very accomodating to our needs, since my husband and I were the only ones on the tour.

It was a national holiday, so it worked out perfect for us, since we had no traffic leaving the city.

The Waterfall gardens is an incredible place. It is a must see place!

Arturo guide us through the place. He had a lot of knowledge about the animals and plants. Very calm and sweet person.

We were able to spend really a long time at this place and see the Sloth in action.

If you want to go to the river, this a a much better tour than the one with the Irazu volcano.

Perfecto
H378JJanam, 10-07-2022
Sitio perfecto xq limitan el aforo. Y encima en San fermin. La seguridad era perfecta , supermajos y muy guapos, nos sentimos muy agosto. La música un 10. Perfecto si eres mujer y te quieres sentir segura sin baberos alrededor.




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