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    Meet a driver at your downtown La Fortuna hotel for a morning departure, then make the trip to Los Chiles, a small village close to the Nicaraguan border.
    Upon arrival in Los Chiles, transfer to a motor boat to explore the wetlands, which are fed by the Río Frío. Keep your eyes on the water throughout the tour, as caimans, fish, and even freshwater sharks can be spotted in the river.
    White-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, and spider monkeys forage in the treetops, and the reserve is also an important stop for thousands of migratory birds that spend the winter in Caño Negro’s warm, shallow waters. Pause along the river for a lunch of authentic Costa Rican cuisine, then head back to Los Chiles, watching for wildlife along the way.  This tour concludes with return transfer to La Fortuna, and drop-off at your hotel in mid-afternoon.
    Please note: It may be possible to explore Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge by canoe or kayak. For details, please contact the supplier directly after booking.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Allan was our guide and, like all of our Jacamar guides, he arrived on time, knew exactly what we were doing, and had lots of knowledge to share. It’s a drive from la Fortuna to Cano Negro, but our car was comfortable, the road good,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Hope L
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This Cano Negro River Cruise was part of our Caravan tour and part of my FAVORITE DAY in Costa Rica. The captain was excellent at spotting wildlife including SLOTH, lizards that walk on water to escape predators which we had the privilege to watch LIVE,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank KarenEph320
    Reviewed 8 April 2019

    This was an awesome trip in which we saw a lot! Elena was a fun, interesting, knowledgeable guide with a great eye. The boat captain was able to move the boat quite close to animals without disturbing them. To see tiger herons and boat billed...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank PamOpo
    Reviewed 14 March 2019

    This was a great trip. We saw all the wildlife we could have wanted and Bernardo was a terrific guide. We were lucky enough to see a green Macaw. The lunch with a typical Costa Rican family was delicious. It was a fabulous day all...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank LaurinHen
    Reviewed 19 February 2019

    Our guide Alonzo was amazing. He spotted so much wildlife that we would never have seen otherwise. He also knew most everything about the animals and the flowers we were seeing. The family we visited were great hosts and after our river excursion we were...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Jerry L
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