Booked this private tour while on a Celebrity Equinox cruise after reading Tripadvisor reviews. Eduardo Humphreys and his staff met us at the entrance to the port and with six others in a comfortable van we were off. Our guide, a personable and informative young lady said we were off to a local fruit stand where we could have free samples of local fruit. On the way she stopped the van where we witnessed a group of howler monkeys that she coaxed to call to us. At the fruit stand the ladies were greeted by the children with exquisite flowers for their hair, The stand had several huge bunches of banana varieties, papaya, cocoa beans, coconuts all cut and ready for tasting. We had a lecture on the varieties of local herbs and spice bushes on the property. Next we visited a banana plantation for a well described tour. Then off to the docks for a tour on the Tortuguero Canal. In small motorized boats we experienced bird varieties, monkeys, cayman ,iguanas, sloths and a variety of local plants. The highlight of the tour was a sloth we discovered swimming from the edge of the canal to the semi-submerged branch of a nearby fallen tree. I was able to get a video of this apparently seldom seen occurance. The boat driver was wonderful in spotting the wildlife and without being asked slowed, backed and stopped the boat often to allow us to get great photos. Before returning to the ship we went coffee shopping. Not at the duty free shops at the cruise terminal but at an in-town supermarket in Puerto Limon. Our guide came with us to describe the various varieties and helped us with the exchange rate, Dealing with Eduardo by e-mail (email@example.com) was a breeze. I thought I was becoming a pain in the butt by continuing to ask more detailed questions but he was always prompt and friendly in his replies. Everything he conveyed to us was honest and accurate. The tour price was very fair (paid at the end) and less than the tours offered by the ship. One of the top tours of our 11 day, 6 port cruise.
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