Are you looking to experience something out of the ordinary in the middle of pure paradise?
Do you want to enjoy the real tropical forests without all the noise & people? Then the floating tour is something for you! Take a peaceful yet exciting ride down the jungle river to Rio Claro beach, exploring the rainforest and all its beauty.
The Floating Tour is a guided tour that takes you deep into the primary rain forest.
This tours starts from drake bay where we will take a 20 minute taxi ride up to the forest where we will begin a 2 hour hike (tough hike), we will stop along the way to have some snacks or fruits and keep walking until we get to a relaxing waterfall where we will spend about 30 minutes.
After that we will start floating down rio claro for about an hour and 30 minutes, The float itself is a great way to sit back, take in some beautiful vegetation, and possibly some animals! sometimes you are able to see several tiny squirrels, monkeys romping around in the tree tops and crossing from one side of the river to the other directly above our heads!
When we reach Rio Claro beach we will offer a packed lunch and let you rest for a while. A man by the name of Clavito, who has lived on the beach for over 30 years has jewelry and souvenirs for purchase, so take home a memory for life!
After resting for a little we will take you on a short walk to (San Josecito/Punta Marenco) where a motor boat will pick us up and bring us back to Drake Bay.
This was one of my highlights of my entire trip to Costa Rica. We did the tour with Carlos' son and he was such a friendly and funny guy. Definitely recommend if you are adventurous and like doing something different!
Laura E Michigan, USA
My husband and I saw this tour when we were at home and I thought it would be so,etching to remember and it was! From the moment we got in the back of the pick up, then hiked thru the primary forest, following steep,paths, over rocks and finally to a refreshing waterfall I felt so glad we had chosen to do this tour. I felt like I was seeing the real Costa Rica and not some Disneyland version of it.
Jan Baechtel California, USA
The float trip was one of our favorite tours in our entire stay in Costa Rica. There is a bit of a "hike" involved to get to the river, but it's not too hard and well worth it. Along the hike, Carlos will tell you about different plant life and you get to see his platform in the middle of the forest (where you can also pay to stay overnight). Then you arrive at a waterfall where you can take a dip and have a snack (again, delicious!). The float itself is a great way to sit back, take in some beautiful vegetation, and possibly some animals!
John Weasley California, USA
What to bring
Tennis shoes (they will get wet)
A bottle of water
Light clothing that can get wet
If you bring a camera make sure its water proof, and also remember everything you bring might get wet.
So are you ready to take on the fun?
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