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River Kayak Wildlife and Mangrove Observation


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2 people minimum. Is a Share Tour Includes: Transportation, guide, fresh fruits, and drink.

Starting 3km up the Ora River, we take you on a relaxing sightseeing adventure through the dense tropical forest vegetation and thick mangroves along the banks until our arrival at Camaronal Beach. Quietly observing birds such as Cormorants and Roseate spoonbills, Howler and White-faced monkeys, iguanas and more, this tour is highly recommended.

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, swimsuit, towel, sun block, water shoes, and binoculars.

Duration Approx: 3 hours

What You Can Expect

Getting pick up by your tour guide at your hotel front door, you will start a 20 to 25 minutes journey to the Ora River where a whole different species of wildlife awaits you.

During your journey you will get to know your tour guide, as he explained about the areas, you are passing by such a neighborhoods of Samara and Carrillo beach, awarded one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, soon we leave the pavement to get in to the well-known dirt roads of Costa Rica, crossing the Ora bridge you get to see Ora River below.

We have arrived at the river, and while you apply sun cream and get your camera, binoculars, and all you need ready for the tour, your tour guide and driver will set the kayaks for the tour, before starting, we will also provide very detailed instruction about ridding the kayaks and what to expect during the tour.

After paddling down the river and explore the wildlife and mangrove for about 1 to 1 hour and a half, we will arrive at the Ora River mouth and land on Camaronal beach, well known for his beautiful black sand and a habitat for thousands of turtles that come throughout the year for nesting during the night.

Even though turtles only come out at night to lay there eggs, you will have a chance to walk on the beach explore and look for turtle the traces or the eggshells from babies that have already hatched, after we will enjoy some fresh fruits, ones we are done with the fruits and have rested, it is time to head back on the kayaks paddling back up to the place we started the tour and have more time to spot new birds or animals we could not see on our way down or just to enjoy the magnificent panoramic view the river offers.

Now the sad time has come when we have to leave the kayaks and go in the car, heading back to your hotel, with a 25 to 30 minutes ride back and memories we spect you won’t forget we get to your hotel and its time to say goodbye.


  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Ticket info

You can present either a paper or mobile ticket for this activity.

Local operator information

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Departure point

Any hotel, hostel or rental house located around Samara or Carrillo downtown

Departure time

Monday to Sunday depending on the tide it could be from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm


3 hours (approx.)

Seller Information

  • Store Name: Ask Zipy
  • Seller: admin
  • Address: PO Box 47 - 6370
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