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Jungle & River Wagon Expedition. Puntarenas Shore Excursion
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Jungle & River Wagon Expedition. Puntarenas Shore Excursion

By Greenway Nature Day Tours
About
This tour consists of a journey through the rain forest, located in the Tarcolitos River canyon that is part of the 200-hectare private reserve of the Hotel Villa Lapas, crossing the river 8 times with a total distance of 3.2km in a cart drawn by a tractor at low speed, so that you can appreciate both the flora and fauna of such a special area in Costa Rica as Carara is. During the tour we make several stops for bird watching and important trees in the area as well as a stop to see the river where even customers can get off the wagon and get into the pool. Our two carts have a capacity for 24 people and lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. After this great adventure, our tour will continue with a short drive to Tarcoles River where you can enjoy and boat tour on the river, see the abundant wildlife including the huge crocodiles. On the way back to the pier, a short stop at a local souvenir is included in case you want to buy that special gift from Costa Rica.
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Ages 5-90, max of 50 per group
Duration: 6h
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Bottled water
  • fruits snack
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • 1 hours boat tour in Tarcoles River
  • 1 hours rain forest wagon tour
  • Visit a souvenir store and restaurant
  • This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers.
  • Entry/Admission - Carara National Park


Start:
  • Antigua Capitanía de Puntarenas, X5G9+49J, P.º de los Turistas, Provincia de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
    From Puntarenas or Caldera Cruise Ship Pier: Pick up is at the main gate entrance of the pier. It is a very short walking distance from the cruise ship.
Pickup details
  • This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you are not arriving by cruise ship please do not book this tour. Tour operate only when we have cruise ships in port. Pick up is at the main gate entrance of the pier. It is a very short walking distance from the cruise ship. Once at the entrance of the pier, you will see a Greenway Tours Guide holding a sign with your name. SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT PICKUP TIME All our pickup times are set to 8:00 AM by default. HOWEVER: If your ship arrives after 8:00 AM, the Pickup will be 30 minutes after ship arrival. You can book your tour and we will adjust the time accordingly with your ship arrival. If you ship is late, our staff will wait for you till the ship dock and allow you disembark. We operate all our tours accordingly with the ship´s arrival.
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • Muelle Nacional, X5G9+4GQ, P.º de los Turistas, Provincia de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
End:This activity ends back at the meeting 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: 26853P74

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you are not arriving by cruise ship please do not book this tour
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

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

    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: 26853P74

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    • gwendolynw273
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      Wonderful experience
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    • Sharon M
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      Awesome crocodiles
      Our day in Costa Rica with Greenway was nothing short of amazing. We spent the morning on a short trek exploring the rain forest and the hanging bridges, we didn’t see many animals or birds but did see a dart frog. After we went to the Tarcoles River to see the crocodiles which were awesome. Unfortunately the heavy rain meant the tour of puntarenas was cancelled
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    • robertmbb
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    • 10sJohn
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice hike, nice river cruise
      Very tour. Nice hike, nice river trip. One thing they don't tell you is the 50 minute stop at the souvenir store/complex. Nice place but not sure I needed that stop.
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    • Mike S
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An amazing experience
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    • Floridaholic
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      An enjoyable day in Puntarenas
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    • MilenaKancheva
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      Incredible vacation
      It was very easy and quickly to book the tour even though I am from Europe. Greenway Nature Tours arraigned everything more than perfect - transfers, transport, hotel accommodation, entire trips. All pick up times were strictly kept, not wait anything or anyone. From start to end, it was amazing. Good shuttle bus service, professional drivers. All the Guides are very professional and superb. Great energy and always available when needed. Definitely recommend the Adventure Zipline Canopy Tour plus several ecological attractions. It was very cool. Hotel stays were fantastic - quietly and very very beautiful places, big, comfortable and clean rooms. Meals/restaurants were great. Casado is very tasty. I would definitely recommend Greenway Nature Tours. The country is so so beautiful, peaceful and very safe. I already fell in love in it. Pura Vida 😊😊😊 P.S. to be my review completely realistic I will be say that the only thing I didn't like was the crazy traffic jam in San Jose
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    • N1333ADjoannam
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    • MargaretA323
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      Excellent experience (but longer than expected)
      The activities were very enjoyable and our guide and driver were excellent. I would like to rate this tour as excellent, but I expected to return to the ship at 1:00pm as stated on the website, but we actually arrived about 4:00pm. While the 40 minutes delay getting started on the river portion of the tour was not Greenway's fault, even without that delay I still would have returned at least two hours later than I had expected. (Friends on board were a bit worried about me since I didn't meet them for lunch as expected.) However... I really enjoyed the hike and hanging bridges. The resort where it is based was lovely, and we had a wonderful break there with fruit and water before heading to the river portion of the excursion. We saw several crocodiles on the river and the bird-watching was very good. The bus/van was comfortable with good A/C and free internet. As I said before, our driver Charlie and guide Arial were both excellent... friendly, informative, helpful.
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    • Steve H
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      Interesting day out with lots of variety
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    vivian_CR14
    Heredia, Costa Rica32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2020 • Couples
    It was an amazing experience, I went with my parents and they loved the tour It consists of a wagon that goes through the Tarcolitos river, with the birds singing, and diferent trees and plants. The customer service is great, and the walk thru Santa Lucía's village is an unforgettable experience.
    Written December 12, 2020
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    Hello Vivian. Thank you very much for your great review about our services and tour. We really appreciate it and we are so glad to hear you enjoy the experience with us.
    Written December 14, 2020
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    maamof5
    Ontario, CA8 contributions
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    Jan 2023 • Friends
    We loved this tour. Saw many animals in their natural habitat. Tour guides were knowledgeable and informative. Highly recommend
    Written January 20, 2023
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    We are so glad to see that you enjoy the day with us. Thank you for your positive review
    Written January 28, 2023
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