The Aerial Tram and Crocodile river tour is a great cocktail that will discover tropical nature to your eyes and ears. In a flight above the treetops on the aerial tram and on a riverboat to search for giant American crocodiles, this experience is a wonderful way to see different ecosystems and habitats.
The Pacific Rain Forest Aerial Tram is an ecotourist development with 90 hectares (222 acres) of the pristine and unique rainforest, with stunning marine landscapes and an incredible diversity that merges the Southern Pacific humid rainforest and the endangered tropical dry forest of the North.
This association of the two ecosystems is full of intriguing wildlife and an abundance of tropical flora.
The Tarcoles River, at the very center of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, is an essential watercourse for the country. In the area where the tour is conducted, there is a boundary with the Carara National Park as well as a vital mangrove patch and, consequently, the most significant population of American Crocodiles in Central America.
You will start this trip in the jungle with a slow, yet exciting flight through the forest canopy on the aerial tram.
As you travel in the comfortable six passenger’s gondola, your naturalist guide will point out the different species while talking about the natural history of the ecosystem.
After an hour and a half trip over the forest, you will be ready to come down from the tram and go for an easy nature walk to see the medicinal herbs and the butterfly gardens
Afterward, prepare for a delicious lunch.
Following, you will get back on your transportation and go to the Tarcoles River, where your boat will await you to take you into the popular crocodile safari.
As you start your trip, the naturalist guide will be, with your skipper searching for the abundant wildlife that lives at the edge or in the Tarcoles River.
You may see some vast crocodiles close enough to take a great picture but not enough to be dangerous. You will also see green and black iguanas, basilisks, and several sorts of aquatic birds like great and little blue herons, roseate spoonbills, green and tiger herons, and several types of kingfishers.
Tidal dependent, you may visit the serene mangrove forest nearby.