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Veragua Rainforest and Tortuguero Canals Shore Excursion
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Veragua Rainforest and Tortuguero Canals Shore Excursion

By Relax Day Tours
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Ages 0-99, max of 18 per group
Duration: 6–7 hours
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Mobile ticket
English, Spanish
Features animals


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Tortuguero Canals boat ride
  • Entry/Admission - Tortuguero Canal
What's not included
  • Veragua Rainforest admission fee is NOT INCLUDED
  • Entry/Admission - Veragua Rainforest Park


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If you are a cruise ship passenger, we recommend to meet us as soon as possible after your ship arrives and you have permission to get off the ship. You will find us outside the cruise ship terminal exit gates, which will be 150 - 350 meters (160 - 380 yards) away depending on your ship's size, for most ships it is just 150 meters (160 yards). Look for our sign with the logo RELAX DAY TOURS. We will send you more details and a clarification image through Viator's messenger, please read it. If not a cruise ship passenger, we will coordinate with you through Viator's messenger.
  • Terminal Hernan Garron Salazar - JAPDEVA, Principio de la ruta 32,, Limón, Costa Rica Meet us outside the port exit gates in Puerto Limon, around 150 meters (160 yards) from the ship towards the Vargas Park. Please walk from the ship through the crosswalk and souvenir tents until you see the public street, outside the exit gates. You will see a sign with the logo RELAX DAY TOURS.
  • Ports:
  • Terminal Hernán Garrón Salazar, XXRF+CQP, Limón Province, Limon, Costa Rica
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 54857P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Veragua Rainforest and Tortuguero Canals Shore Excursion?
Veragua Rainforest and Tortuguero Canals Shore Excursion price starts from $75.00. Discover and book Veragua Rainforest and Tortuguero Canals Shore Excursion on Tripadvisor
What is the Veragua Rainforest and Tortuguero Canals Shore Excursion cancellation policy?
Veragua Rainforest and Tortuguero Canals Shore Excursion cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Veragua Rainforest and Tortuguero Canals Shore Excursion on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Veragua Rainforest and Tortuguero Canals Shore Excursion?
Veragua Rainforest and Tortuguero Canals Shore Excursion is hosted by Relax Day Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Relax Day Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Veragua Rainforest and Tortuguero Canals Shore Excursion on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 54857P5

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Terminal Hernan Garron Salazar - JAPDEVA
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Veragua Rainforest Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Tortuguero Canal
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Puerto Limon
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Mas X Menos
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Roger G
Roger G
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An amazing experience in Costa Rica
This was definitely the best excursion of our cruise. Larry, our guide, was funny, informative & very passionate ab
Margaret C
Margaret C
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Good times in Limon
Best excursion in our entire cruise. Larry and team really showed off Costa Rico. Their knowledge, patience and fri
Claudia S
Claudia S
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Thank you!!!
Great Team! Thank you for this wonderful tour and lots of interesting informations about beautiful costa rica. 5 st
dawnofnight
dawnofnight
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Amazing Time
We had an amazing time and saw so many animals including sloths, birds, monkeys, bats, lizards, a caiman and a snak
gmaofmands
gmaofmands
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Not alot of beach time but plenty to see and learn about the area.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide, Larry, was very informative and accommodating as he
Starletnj
Starletnj
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Fabulous guides! A perfect little taste of Costa Rica!
We had a amazing time on our tour! Larry was a fantastic guide. He was funny, kind and incredibly knowledgeable abo
Abamagal
Abamagal
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Great shore excursion.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with our guide Larry and our driver Franklin. They made our time in Costa Rica extra
Jokers66
Jokers66
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Greatest bang for your buck hands down! A very new comfortable van‼️‼️👍‼️👍‼️👍
The tour was readily available, the gentleman was helpful and holding a sign with my name on it ‼️👍‼️ His name was
Robin F
Robin F
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Great tour
Great tour guides, boat ride in canal was great, saw lots of wildlife, fruit market was nice, sampled some local fr
98Travel
98Travel
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Amazing time, would highly recommend
We did the Zip Line and Tortuguero Canals Excursion and had Esteban as our guide. It was amazing. Zip lining was su
caninbelize
caninbelize
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Skip the cruise ship tours and take this one
Excellent service from this company - we had to rebook twice because of trip cancellation/rescheduling and money wa
945shelleyk
945shelleyk
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Great value and great tour!
The tour was exactly as described and very much appreciated Monika, Carlos and Franklin with Relax Day Tours for al
Steve H
Steve H
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Great trip thanks
Very good tour. Saw so many animals and Steven was a great guide. We were met at the cruise terminal and were toure
MichiganMomofteens
MichiganMomofteens
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Lovely country and culture
This was our best shore excursion on our cruise. Our guide, Yorlena (Nene) was friendly, informative, and (best of
lsnydes
lsnydes
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Good Limon Tour
Loved our guide Larry. Lot's of good local info and very funny. Kept it moving. No down time except at Playa Bonit
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Rocky
1 contribution
Jan 2023
The trip was well organized and our guide Juan Carlos was excellent. Relax Day tours operates this excursion and I would highly recommend it. They were flexible in what people asked for after the excursion and went out of their way to ensure a great local experience.
Written January 7, 2023
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Federico S
Thank you for your nice review. We are really glad to read that you enjoyed your tour with Juan Carlos. Best wishes.
Written January 7, 2023
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ravensguy13
66 contributions
Spent the day with "Steven" (Esteben) on our day excursion. He was awaiting with an engaging smile when we left the terminal, that was easy and our day began. Throughout the day, he was cordial and informative. Went to lunch at a local venue that tourists would not know about (perfect) and he provided an experience only a local could provide. A real gentleman. Feel like we got a lot of bang out of our buck. (The rainforest admission cost was a tad steep, in addition to the cost of the tour, but we knew that " out of the gate").
Would highly recommend this day tour.
Written April 17, 2019
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Lori J
Fontana, CA3 contributions
Mar 2022
We had the pleasure of doing a tour last week with Relax Day Tours. Federico and Jorge were amazing!! Federico was so personable and spoke English very well. He was excellent at explaining animal habits, the culture of Costa Rica, and farming techniques and information.

He was there at the dock exactly where he said he would be, holding a sign. His directions for us to follow to find him were perfect. Jorge was great at finding wildlife on the sides of the road and also while in the canal.

The first thing I told Federico when we got in the van was that I really wanted to see a sloth. Well, they made that dream come true! I saw several. It was truly amazing to see them in person. They were high in the trees and most were sleeping, but we were lucky enough to discover one in the canals that was crawling around in the tree!

The Veragua Rainforest was breathtaking. FYI, your Relax Day guides do not accompany you into the rainforest. You are handed off to the guides that work for the rainforest and they will accompany you through the area. But, Federico walked with us to the entrance, introduced and handed us off to our guide there, and he was right there waiting at the exit as we left. So much beauty at the rainforest, as well as many different types of small wildlife.

In the Tortuguero Canal, we took Federico's boat and found iguanas, many bird species, sloths, and even a howler monkey or two. Again, Jorge was great at spotting things and Federico was great at making sure we got up close to see the animals and get some photos.

Not only did we go to the rainforest and the canals, but we did a little mini city tour, and he took us to a restaurant up on the hill overlooking the bay and the ship. Amazing photo op there. We relaxed and enjoyed a beverage, and then he also stopped at a supermarket in town where we could stock up on a few things to take back with us on the ship. Oh, and we also stopped for a few minutes at the beach to enjoy the beauty. We could have stayed longer, but we just wanted to get a quick picture. Federico never once made us feel rushed during our day with him, and he was eager and happy to tailor anything we wanted.

This excursion was the highlight of our 17 days on the seas. I cannot recommend this tour company enough. The next time we find ourselves in Puerto Limon we will definitely contact Relax Day Tours again to do a different excursion with them.

Book a tour, you won't be sorry!
Written April 2, 2022
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Federico S
Wow, I am totally amazed with this excellent review, super complete and meticulously detailed! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such beautiful words! Greetings from Puerto Limón, Federico and Jorge!
Written April 3, 2022
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Jim H
17 contributions
Dec 2022
You meet your driver once you exit the port and find him in the crowd of folks waiting. That went quite well. The van was pretty good with AC. The drive to the rain forest was about an hour and mostly on good roads. Nice local scenery and villages along the way. The rainforest itself was disappointing. You only walk about a 1/2 mile. The cage ride down the mountain at the top of the forest was good. They take you to some building which I did not care for (snakes, lizards, frogs, etc...). After the rainforest we were driven to the canal. (we did receive water and juice once we asked for it.). At the canal, it was very disorganized. We ended up on a boat with a full group of German tourists (no English explanations). The canal is just ok. Saw a couple of animals and birds.
Written December 20, 2022
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Federico S
We are sorry to hear that our services were not to your liking. We cannot respond for Veragua Rainforest, as it is a private ecological reserve, and the exhibits are only a part of the attractions they offer. Many guests are very satisfied, a very small minority like yourselves apparently do not find it interesting. But we do take responsibility for the boat tour, it was a mistake to put you with a group of Germans, we told the German speaking guide to speak English as well, which apparently she did not. That is why we offer you a 100% refund per our satisfaction guarantee, as the tour was not satisfactory for you. Please contact us as soon as possible. Our sincere apologies.
Written December 21, 2022
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Lisa
Doylestown, PA61 contributions
Mar 2020
We had such a great time and ended up with a private tour with Esteban. We watched the people from the ship experience the same things, only in a large group with lines and a crowded bus. We also paid less! We saw sloths and toucans. Highly recommended! Ask for Esteban. He told us so much about the local area and had a great sense of humor.
Written June 19, 2020
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Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are happy to see you enjoyed your experience, Esteban always does his best to be knowledgeable, funny and provide a great time, which is something we strive for at Relax Day Tours. Best regards from Puerto Limon!
Written June 23, 2020
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mforkner
Pataskala, OH539 contributions
Nov 2019
We booked via Princess so I hope this review is about the right company. This the tour we took and we enjoyed it immensely. The guide, Edrei, was informative and engaged. He moved to tour at a decent, but not rushed pace, provide good narratives and was very good. The Rainforest portion of the tor took the majority of the time and included two long bus rides over some bumpy, narrow, winding roads. Our driver was (thankfully) very skilled and Edrei helped pass the time well with stories and demos. A spoiler, if you have him, you may never view chocolate quite the same again. The time at the rainforest included a couple of brief lectures by staff / scholar / naturalists with real insight into the ecosystem and the University Foundations efforts at preservation and conservation. We toured a large number of exhibits, had a nice tram ride down and back up,(thank goodness!) about 3300 feet to a small creek and trail leading to a waterfall. My wife took the hike to the falls and reported they were quite pretty, but assured me I made the right choice to rest and watch a toucan in a tree near the tram station. Tour included a decent lunch. From the Rainforest we made to the journey to the Canals for a pleasant ride on a boat - spotted several interesting birds, a couple of sloths (one a mother with a baby) and a few monkeys - no caiman or crocs. The ride was pleasant and a good ending to a long day. We returned to a welcomed, refreshing array of fresh fruit prior to the short drive back to the ship. If you are on a cruise ship that offers this excursion, it is strongly recommended,
Written November 15, 2019
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Terry Hollen
1 contribution
Jan 2023
Booked this trip through a cruise line. Picked up up at the dock and had a comfortable bus trip to the rainforest through local villages. Part of the trip was a gravel road, but seeing the local homes and flora/fauna on the way added to the feel of the trip. My wife was having problems with a recent hip replacement surgery and the staff at the beginning of the walk offered a free wheelchair for her. There seemed to be only one wheelchair there, so don't assume it will be available. The rainforest walk has two versions. A fairly flat boardwalk trip through the rainforest was guided by a informative guide who pointed out local things of interest. The other (which we did not take) had a trip to a waterfall with 175 steps to get to the waterfall. The butterfly house was amazing. After a hot lunch, we were bussed to theTortuguero Canals where we boarded a small river boat and in the short, smooth ride on the boat, we saw several sloths, howler and white faced monkeys who followed the boat, crocodile, and lizards. It was the highlight of the trip. Tony was our tour guide throughout the entire trip and was excellent.
Written January 27, 2023
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Federico S
Thanks for the 5 stars, but you didnt travel with us. We're happy to see you enjoyed your tour anyway. Best regards.
Written February 10, 2023
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mmbtjj1
Rocklin, CA4 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
We booked with Relax Day Tours based on some other reviews. We were in port for the entire day and the price was very reasonable for the day. Frederico and Florian was waiting for us as we walked off the ship and showed us everything possible in Limon. They were flexible with what we felt like doing and went out of their way to make sure we were able to see everything that was possible. Incredible day and we highly recommend them. Such a fun day and wonderful memories!!!
Written January 30, 2019
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Thank you for having booked with us, it was a pleasure for us. We aim to deliver great experiences to the best of our abilities, and it fills us with satisfaction when we see that you enjoyed and made some good memories of your day in Puerto Limon. Thanks again for your wonderful review. Best wishes.
Written February 18, 2019
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Siping L
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
It would be better if the tour guides can all speak English well. It was hard to understand one of the tour guides.
Written March 4, 2023
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Federico S
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that your experience was not excellent, we at Relax Day Tours do our best to have talented guides with very good English language skills. However, it's much harder for us to control the quality of the guides employed at Veragua Rainforest (they are an external company to Relax Day Tours). We are in discussion with the management of Veragua as it's very important to us that they address the issues raised by our mutual guests. Thank you for your valuable feedback. Kind regards.
Written March 4, 2023
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Michala J
1 contribution
Our experience was so so. We didn’t see much wildlife - no monkeys or sloths in the Rainforest and it is insanely expensive to enter. Our tour guide also did not speak English very well so it was very difficult to understand. On the tortugero canal there were some sloths and birds but way up in the trees so difficult to view. The boat ride was somewhat pleasant but there were houses knocked down recently that were inhabited by “narcos.” I overhead the guides speaking in Spanish. I’m not sure if the area is very safe. Also, there was a person in a boat intentionally creating a wake and zooming up and down the canal. I probably wouldn’t go ever again and really don’t recommend the tour. Spend your time in Manuel Antonio and you can hike on your own and see tons of wildlife and amazing beaches up close!
Written February 28, 2023
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Federico S
We are sorry to read that your experience was "so so". Veragua Rainforest is a private reserve, and as you experienced yourself, you pay the entrance fee, not us, and you really can't expect much wildlife in a reserve with concrete trails, an aerial tram and exhibits. In Veragua, you can also request a better guide than the one they give you. Juan Carlos was your guide for the rest of the tour (except Veragua), and he does speak very good English. We also assigned you our star driver Erick, who was able to find some animals on the side of the road, but he told me that you didn't want to see them, he found two 2-toed sloths close enough to take a selfie, but you didn't want to get out of the vehicle. You could also find monkeys. So when you have the chance, in nature you have to take the chance, this is not a zoo where the animals are locked up. And you are right, in Manuel Antonio National Park there are many animals, what you forgot to mention is that this park is on the other side of Costa Rica, on the Pacific coast, it is not in the Caribbean of the country where you were at this moment, your cruise ship arrived in Puerto Limon, Caribbean of Costa Rica. Best regards.
Written March 1, 2023
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