We visited Gumbalimba Park as a Carnival cruise excursion. Our plans were to do the zip line ride & then tour the park & visit the monkeys. Unfortunately, it started pouring while we waited for the zip line. There was a long line of riders ahead of us - probably over 100 - and the rain was incredibly cold! Several families ended up asking for a bus ride back to the park and we opted out of the ride. I was very pleased with how quickly & nicely they dealt with our request to leave. Many people had goose bumps & chattering teeth.
When we got to the covered area, many people bought t-shirts for $10, and they were nice! The rain finally slowed down & we went on the guided tour.
You get to see the flowers, hummingbirds, an insectarium, murals about the history of Honduras, and more! Then, as we walked across a rope bridge, we saw macaws flying overhead!
We got to use our own cameras to take photos with a macaw on our shoulder or arm. And then we were happy to see the monkeys! A mama monkey and her baby sat on both me & my daughter. It was such a neat experience!
I was disappointed to find out these monkeys were not native to the island, however they do live on the mainland.
Overall, even without the zip line, this was a great experience!
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