Playa Flamingo

Palo verde river cruise, sugarcane liquor and cultural combo tour.

Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
Palo verde river cruise sugarcane liquor and cultural combo tour

From $295.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 8 to 10 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This private full-day tour combines a Tempisque River boat cruise with local sugarcane farming experiences. Spot birds, monkeys, and crocodiles while cruising on the Tempisque, which borders Palo Verde National Park. Afterward, check out a working hacienda and traditional oxen-operated sugar mill, tasting local specialties and learning about how rum is prepared locally. Finish your visit by preparing your own fruit- and spice-infused rum.
  • Take a riverboat cruise down the Tempisque River
  • Visit a traditional sugar mill and working hacienda
  • Taste hand-made tortillas and local corn specialties
  • Prepare your own fruit- and spice-infused rum

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

07:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We can pick you up at the north pacific area of Costa Rica

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Private tour. ( Cultural activity and boat tour there may be more people but you will always have your own guide all day.)
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required.
  • Please check the Tour options and pricing that you are buying. Since the number of people does not match with the pricing the balance will be pay it at the pick up time in cash.
  • Infant meals are not included
  • Liquor purchase is optional.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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River cruise was a hit
Toni_M, Mar 2024
We saw many animals on this boat ride. It was really nice. As for the cultural and rum tour we had them cut it down in time some because it was so hot outside, but it was interesting to learn about both.
Action packed day!
Jennifer_E, Sep 2023
What an amazing day! Eddie was the best tour guide and went out of his way to make our day extra special. We saw so many crocodiles and monkeys in the river boat cruise then had a delicious home made Costa Rican lunch. Rum tour was very educational and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to learn about Costa Rican culture.
Another fun trip with Miller as our guide
aharden9869, Nov 2019
Got to learn about sugar cane and how they use it at a farm and Rum Distillery. We got to use the old sugar cane extracting machines with an Ox called Curro. We got a tour of a Rum distillery and got to blend our own bottles of Rum. Next we went on a boat tour of the river and got to see the White Face Monkey, birds and some crocodiles. Miller really was a great guide because of his knowledge of the wildlife and the trees in Costa Rica. We will try to use his company for our tours next time we visit. Thank You Miller!

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