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Palo Verde Boat Ride

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Embark on a 4-hour tour exploring the Palo Verde National Park water basin. Navigate through a significant RAMSAR wetland, spotting Costa Rica's largest bird and diverse wildlife, including massive crocodiles. The Tempisque River's hydrologic characteristics create vital Ramsar wetland ecosystems. A two-hour boat trip unveils the ecosystem, with bird-watcher highlights like Jabiru, osprey, white ibis, and scarlet macaws. After the boat tour, enjoy a typical lunch* at a rustic spot, concluding this memorable excursion with a delightful culinary experience.

A howler monkey in the rain forest
  • Explore RAMSAR-listed Palo Verde National Park's captivating wetlands
  • Witness giant crocodiles and the largest bird in Costa Rica
  • Encounter monkeys, iguanas, and an array of exotic wildlife
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Palo Verde National Park

  • 1 Lunch
Embark on a 4-hour tour exploring the Palo Verde National Park water basin. Navigate through a wetland of global significance (RAMSAR) and witness the largest bird in Costa Rica, along with numerous other wildlife species, including massive crocodiles. The hydrologic characteristics of the Tempisque River shape these internationally vital wetland ecosystems (Ramsar site). Palo Verde National Park stands out for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike. A two-hour boat trip immerses you in this crucial ecosystem, where you may spot gigantic crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, and an abundance of wildlife. Prized sightings for bird-watchers may include the Jabiru, osprey, white ibis, tiger herons, and scarlet macaws. Following the boat tour, head to a rustic locale for a delectable typical lunch*, concluding this remarkable excursion with a delightful culinary experience.

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  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Bilingual Guide on shared basis
  • Water & Fruit
  • Boat excursion
  • Gratuities
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  • Personal Expenses
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  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)


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