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Sarapiqui River (Rio Sarapiquí) Tours and Activities

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In 1856 this iconic Costa Rican river transported weapons, soldiers and food during the war against the filibusters. Today, Sarapiqui River (Rio Sarapiquí) has been named a national monument and is one of the country’s top destinations. Adventurous travelers can navigate the raging rapids of level III and IV white waters, while laid back visitors and families searching for fun can opt for a relaxing day tour or rive safari.

The surrounding mountains, as well as the La Selva Biological Reserve are home to scenic landscapes and plenty of wildlife. During a river safari, keep eyes peeled for turtles, sloths, monkeys and iguanas, as well as colorful tropical birds found only here! And travelers who prefer to keep their feet on land can still catch their share of rugged beauty on hikes on the reserve’s epic trails.

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Whitewater and Wildlife Rafting Class 2-3 Balsa River from La Fortuna

Whitewater and Wildlife Rafting Class 2-3 Balsa River from La Fortuna

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Experience the thrill of rafting down Costa Rica’s Rio Balsa on this white-water adventure! Following the lead of an experienced guide, you’ll navigate Class II and III rapids as you pass through a lush rain forest landscape. After working up an appetite paddling down the river, enjoy a traditional lunch at a local eatery. Round-trip transport from your La Fortuna hotel is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Full-Day Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4 from La Fortuna

Full-Day Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4 from La Fortuna

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Take a wet and wild ride down the Sarapiquí River on a thrilling white-water rafting tour! Paddle your way through Class III and IV rapids while surrounded by the lush tropical scenery of the Costa Rican rain forest. Refuel with a tropical snack on the river bank, and reward your white-water victory with a hearty lunch at an authentic restaurant. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica - Class III-IV

Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica - Class III-IV

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Prepare to get wet and wild as you tackle the class III and IV rapids of the Sarapiqui River on this half- or full-day white-water rafting adventure from La Virgen. Marvel over the dramatic scenery and lush rainforest of the Sarapiqui canyon as you hurtle downstream, then re-fuel with lunch (full-day tour only) or refreshments by the waterfront. Best of all: the rapids are suitable for all abilities, including complete beginners, and anyone over 14 can give it a go!
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  • 3 hours
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$64.41
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White Water Rafting Class II- III From Sarapiquí

White Water Rafting Class II- III From Sarapiquí

For experienced and keen rafters, this guided, full-day, white-water rafting adventure that traverses 12 class IV technical rapids presents an exciting challenge. Get your adrenaline pumping as you tackle 6.5-miles (11-kilometers) of the Sarapiquí River with your fellow rafters and certified guide.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$62.00
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Safari on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

Safari on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

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Escape the city for a day in the wild on this full-day tour from the San Jose area, including a cruise down the Sarapiqui River, visits to various animal sanctuaries at the Black Madero private wildlife reserve, and a typical buffet lunch. Make it easy to see Costa Rica’s famous wildlife on this inclusive tour featuring a sample of popular rain forest and river activities in and around Braulio Carrillo National Forest.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rafting Class 2-3 Sarapiqui AFTERNOON Trip

Rafting Class 2-3 Sarapiqui AFTERNOON Trip

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Head out on the Sarapiqui River in the afternoon for a thrilling ride down the Class II and Class III rapids. This activity is great for those who have other morning plans or arrive in town later in the day; most rafting trips offered have early morning starts. With a guide at the helm, you’ll be safe and comfortable and have all the instruction you need.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Irazu Volcano & Boat on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

Irazu Volcano & Boat on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

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See some of Costa Rica’s most famous cultural and natural attractions in a single day on this guided tour from San Jose. Travel quickly and hassle-free with a guide who takes you to must-see spots such as the Cartago ruins, the Irazú Volcano, and the Sarapiqui River for an animal-watching boat ride.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.00
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San Jose Whitewater Rafting One Day Tour on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

San Jose Whitewater Rafting One Day Tour on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

Go Rafting on the Sarapiqui River class 2-3 from San Jose! This is an excellent choice for families that want to enjoy nature and crystal clear waters. Rafting on the Sarapiqui River is perfect for all nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and people who are looking for a fun adventure while staying in San Jose. And it's easy to get from San Jose to this exciting white water rafting trip and end up back up in San Jose. You'll love this amazing day of adventure!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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5-Days Package: Jungle & Islands Expedition

5-Days Package: Jungle & Islands Expedition

Enjoy some of the best Costa Rica destinations and tours with this amazing vacation package for 5 days and 4 nights. From capital city San Jose, you will visit Tortuga Island. Located in the Nicoya´s Gulf, Tortuga Island is considered on the most beautiful islands in the country. This tour includes bus transfer to Puntarenas province where a deluxe catamaran boat will be waiting for you for a journey around the islands of the gulf for about 90 minutes. Once at the island, enjoy the white sand beach, sport activities, lunch on the beach and free time for explore the area on your own. As a second tour, visit Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall in a private tour, Fortuna Town and have a pleasant and relaxing time at Baldi Hot Springs. The next day, have a blast with our exclusive and world class whitewater rafting tour at Pacuare River. This package is a great option for adventurers and nature lovers looking for amazing experiences in Costa Rica
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  • 5 days
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White Water Rafting Sarapiqui River | Class II - III

White Water Rafting Sarapiqui River | Class II - III

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Explore the Sarapiquí River on a guided white-water adventure from Puerto Viejo. After a convenient hotel pickup, embark on your journey to La Virgen de Sarapiquí. Plow through class-II rapids that are ideal for both a beginner and an experienced paddler. Enjoy incredible jungle scenery and wildlife on your 10-mile (16-kilometer) trip downriver. 
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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San José to La Fortuna Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

San José to La Fortuna Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

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Visit Pozo Azul's beautiful waterfall then prepare your self for our Class 2-3 rafting on the Sarapiqui River is perfect for all nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and people who are looking for an easy-going adventure! Challenge yourself as you paddle down 11 kilometers of exciting rapids. As you descend down the river, you’ll have a chance to admire the lush greenery, vines, and different types of insects, birds, and animals, like monkeys and sloths. About halfway down the river, you’ll have a chance to see the river rapids from the shore while enjoying fresh tropical fruit and relaxing with the rest of your group! Make your transfer a unique and very fun adventure while heading to your next vacation destination.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal

White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal

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Prepare to ‘take the plunge’ during this fun-filled, full-day, whitewater rafting excursion between Arenal and San Jose. Feel the adrenaline during a safe, but fun, adventure on the Class III and IV rapids of the Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro. Rafting equipment, snacks, beverages, and a Costa Rican-style lunch are also included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Class II-III Rafting and Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

Class II-III Rafting and Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

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Get a dose of Costa Rica's ‘pura vida’ lifestyle on this full-day combo tour featuring plenty of sweet treats, adventure, and relaxation. Navigate the rapids of the Balsa River on a whitewater rafting trip, learn how to turn raw cacao beans into delicious chocolate at a cacao farm, and savor lunch at a traditional country estate. The tour includes all food, drink, and equipment, plus round-trip transport from La Fortuna hotels for a stress-free day sampling Costa Rican highlights.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.00
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NEW! Jungle Safari Float on Sarapiqui River

NEW! Jungle Safari Float on Sarapiqui River

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Families love this La Fortuna Safari Float. A perfect tour for all ages! One of the best Arenal tours for families visiting La Fortuna and those who want to take it easy on their vacation in Costa Rica.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica - Class II-III

Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica - Class II-III

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Appease your appetite for adventure during an exhilarating 3-hour rafting session on the Sarapiqui River from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui . With an experienced guide, conquer the Class II and III rapids on the river’s most intense section and feel your adrenaline levels surge. During calmer periods, marvel at the abundance of exotic wildlife on the banks of the Sarapiqui River and listen to fascinating commentary from your guide. All rafting equipment and round-trip transportation from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is included on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.37
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Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour

Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour

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Learn about the chocolate industry in Costa Rica on this private 7-hour tour from San Jose. You'll visit Tirimbina, a private biological reserve in the rain forest and take a guided hike across a suspension bridge to a cacao plantation. Get an intimate look at the chocolate-making process, from fruit to chocolate bar. Lunch is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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San Jose Full Day Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4

San Jose Full Day Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4

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Get ready to enjoy one of Costa Rica's most exuberant and exciting rivers! White water rafting on the Sarapiqui River is considered one of the "Must-Do" Costa Rica tours. You'll experience over 45 exciting rapids with names like "The Terminator" and "Dos Locos" on this FULL DAY class 3-4 rafting trip. Whether you are a first-timer or a rafting expert, this rafting trip will guarantee to get your adrenaline pumping! Spend 3.5-hours of your best journey down the Sarapiqui River on a FULL DAY rafting adventure with nearly 22 kilometers of lush and vibrant rainforest.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip from San Jose to La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Safari in Sarapiqui River

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

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Experience the bio diversity and natural majesty of Costa Rica’s most-visited nature reserve on this full-day, guided tour to La Paz Waterfall gardens with safari boat tour on the Sarapiqui River included. Learn about and see exotic animals and insects living in the animal sanctuary. Relax during a boat cruise as your guide points out monkeys, birds, sloth, ocelots, jaguar and more along the shore line.
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  • 10 hours
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$225.00
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La Fortuna to San Jose FULL DAY Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4

La Fortuna to San Jose FULL DAY Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4

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Enjoy one of Costa Rica's top adventures with us on this Sarapiqui River FULL DAY rafting adventure with nearly 22 kilometers of exciting rapids along lush and vibrant rainforest.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Full Day Costa Rica Water Rafting Experience from Arenal, La Fortuna

Full Day Costa Rica Water Rafting Experience from Arenal, La Fortuna

Experience a Sarapiqui rafting adventure on the most exciting section of the Sarapiqui River. You will love this exciting, intense adventure through the Costa Rican jungle! Make your way through exciting rapids like “Morning Coffee,” “The Terminator,” and “Dos Locos.” Peer up at the canyon walls dripping with waterfalls and take in the majestic views of the mountains and volcanoes in the distance.  Our highly qualified Instructors will make you feel comfortable and safe while rafting. Plus, they will point out a variety of birds, wildlife, trees, and other flora and fauna along the way.  This activity is perfect for intermediate rafters, or those who are physically fit and are willing to paddle and work as a team. The minimum age to participate is 14 years and must be comfortable in white water, in good physical condition, and be able to paddle. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.41
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 La Fortuna to San José Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

La Fortuna to San José Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

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Our Class 2-3 rafting on the Sarapiqui River is perfect for all nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and people who are looking for an easy-going adventure! Challenge yourself as you paddle down 11 kilometers of exciting rapids. As you descend down the river, you’ll have a chance to admire the lush greenery, vines, and different types of insects, birds, and animals, like monkeys and sloths. About halfway down the river, you’ll have a chance to see the river rapids from the shore while enjoying fresh tropical fruit and relaxing with the rest of your group! Make your transfer a unique and very fun adventure while heading to your next vacation destination.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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White Water Rafting Class 4 with Lunch - Arenal Tours

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White Water Rafting Class 4 with Lunch - Arenal Tours

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Sarapiqui River is one of the cleanest rivers in the country and has been the base of national and international rafting and kayak competitions, due to the quality of the rapids and the gorgeous scenery.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.00
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Half Day Sarapiqui Class Iv Adventure

Half Day Sarapiqui Class Iv Adventure

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STRAP ON, because you are about to feel like you are being launched out of a rocket! The action starts on this run immediately, and you will understand why this section is the favorite run for adventure seekers in this part of Costa Rica. Location: San Miguel de Sarapiqui, Epic Adventure Center, 500 meters north from the Red Cross Includes: transportation from/to our Center, guide, equipment and snacks
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.00
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Sarapiqui River Cruise & Rain forest Hanging Bridge Walk. Private Tour

Sarapiqui River Cruise & Rain forest Hanging Bridge Walk. Private Tour

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The driving distance from San Jose to Sarapiqui will take about 90 minutes. Along the way, enjoy the beauty of the second largest National Park in Costa Rica: The Braulio Carrillo. Sarapiqui is the name of the river and it is the most important tourist attraction in the region. In the Upper part, the river is perfect for the practice of the Whitewater Rafting. In the Lower Part, boat tours, transfers and fishing are important economic activities. During this 2-hour river safari, you will ride a comfortable boat down the Sarapiqui River and enjoy the very rich wildlife of this region. In there, it is easy to see Howler Monkeys, White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys, Sloths, Toucans, Crocodiles. Giant Iguanas, River Turtles, Otters, many aquatic birds and more. After the boat safari, taste the local flavours with a delicious lunch, before continuing our journey to Tirimbina Reserve, where a nature walk into the rainforest will complement this amazing ecological experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sarapiqui River (Rio Sarapiquí) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 43 Sarapiqui River (Rio Sarapiquí) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Sarapiqui River (Rio Sarapiquí) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sarapiqui River (Rio Sarapiquí) costs USD 55.37. Guided Sarapiqui River (Rio Sarapiquí) tours start around USD 55.37 per person. See all 43 Sarapiqui River (Rio Sarapiquí) tickets and tours on Viator.
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