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“Excellent Ziplining/Tortuguero Canal Excursion”
Review of Your Lucky Tour

Your Lucky Tour
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Combo Tour from Puerto Limon
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Zipline and Canal Tour
Ranked #1 of 23 Tours in Puerto Limon
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Enjoy your Vacation in Costa Rica with.. Your Lucky Tour Costa Rica spans two coasts: from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. A small country at only 200 miles wide, it has become a newfound paradise for travelers, who come from around the world to enjoy the wide variety of landscapes and climates it offers. Visitors relax on its sunny beaches, venture into the wild on outdoor adventures, and treasure the country’s natural beauty and rich indigenous culture. Thousands have already discovered their ideal vacation experience with Your Lucky tour. Our eager, knowledgeable guides know the area intimately, and offer flexible and affordable tours to any of the beautiful places you’ve dreamed of seeing. Let us do the driving, in our air conditioned vehicles, and we’ll make your trip to Costa Rica the one you won’t soon forget. Your Lucky Tour have the aim to show visitors many of the beautiful and exciting things in Costa Rica. By keeping reasonable prices, finding the best local guides, and keeping vehicles in good conditions. We can assure that you will be more secure, and will be fully satisfied. We can provide private tours for as few as a single passenger, or for groups as large as you would like. By paying careful attention to your desires, and with honesty and reliability, we’re prepared to show you as much of the real Costa Rica as you would like. Enjoy everything Costa Rica has to offer: We are inviting you to discover all the incredible spots it has from coast to coast; astounding forest and beaches, delightful small villages, tasty local dishes, and a significant amount of art and culture, to name a few.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We booked this tour online one month prior to our cruise after reading the excellent reviews by other travellers. The owner of the tour - Eduardo Humphries - responded to my first email within 30 minutes of requesting information. Due to being a local company (and not paying kickbacks to the cruiseline) the tour guide has to meet you outside the cruise terminal. This is about a 10 minute walk from the ship. We (my wife, her aunt and uncle, and myself) met Eduardo outside and boarded a comfortable minivan with 15 other travellers. We were introduced to the driver ("Gatto") and proceeded on an excellent tour of the area. Eduardo speaks english fluently and is very knowledgeable about the area. We drove through the city and stopped at a fruit stand in the countryside. We proceeded to the zipline area - this is actually a little ranch club where you can also do horseback riding or nature trail walks. Now, this is the best part of the excursion - if people in your party do not want to zipline, the cost is only $45 per person for the entire excursion, otherwise add another $40 for the zipline (9 platforms, 7 stages). My wife and her uncle opted not to zipline. Her aunt and I boarded a shuttle that took us up to the first station. The entire zipline is approx 2kms long (1.2 miles). The first 5 stages average about 1300 feet long and about 250 feet above the ground. The last two about 700 ft and 80 feet. Excellent experience. One can buy refreshments and souvenirs back at the ranch club. We drove through the countryside through villages and banana plantations until we reached the Tortuguero Canals. We boarded a clean, well-maintained canal boat for an 1 1/2 hr tour through the canals, stopping frequently for upclose views of the different wildlife (birds, sloths, monkeys, small crocodiles, etc). We drove back to Puerto Limon along the shoreline and went to a nice restaurant that overlooked the city and bay - great view. Eduardo and Gatto were extremely accomodating - a young family that travelled with us but didn't want to wait at the restaurant were driven back to the ship while the rest of us had beer. When the rest of the passengers disembarked at the cruise terminal, I asked if there were any ATM's nearby and Gatto drove me to a local bank and back so that I did not have to walk through the town. The whole trip was about 7 hrs. Excellent tour!! Next time in Costa Rica we will definately book with YourLuckyTour again!!

4  Thank LondonGuava
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I am not normally moved to write a review but this tour gave us everything that was promised and more by such a personable guide who made the day quite different to the other excursions we attended organised by the ship' shore excursions team. This was smaller, friendlier and altogether totally enjoyable .
Simply skip the big tours and go with this local small business who was very responsible about ship sailing times but still never hurried you during the visist.
First class job Eduardo.


2  Thank locksheath
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We were two couples in their 60s traveling on a Holland America cruise. We chose "Your Lucky Tour" let by Eduardo Humphreys. It was an excellent decision. We didn't want an 8 hour tour with lots of driving and we didn't want to go ziplining or wait while others did. Eduardo was very responsive to all of our email questions and gave a just what we wanted. There were a total of 10 people on the tour. We saw a local fruit stand, the Doyle Banana Plantation, the Canals, then we went to a local restaurant with an amazing view and ended the tour buying coffee and vanilla at the real grocery store where the prices were far lower than the tourist areas. The Canal tour was extremely well done by the guide who was a friend of Eduardo's. The boat was very clean and a lot of the ones we saw operating were not. The plantation tour was much more personal and complete that we could see the big bus tours were receiving. It was particularly nice to see real life Costa Rica and not just the staged tourist sites and very nice to be in a small group doing just what we wanted to do. We all agreed that the tour was Excellent and Eduardo did an excellent job. By the way, he also had a brand new, air conditioned van.

7  Thank 456ddd
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We were met at the port with our name's on a sign, Tour guide was clean and nicely dressed. We had two guides for just the two of us.
We enjoyed our tour very much and would use them again in the future.
The car was very clean too.
Really enjoyed our private tour.

2  Thank Sailinggal
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We were with the Celebrity Equinox in Puerto Limon February 2013.
Instead of going with the big busses and doing more expensive trip with the cruise company we choose to have a tour with a smaller private Costa Rican company. Because of all the good things we read about your lucky tour and Eduardo Humphries we decided also to book with them.

We did a tour to the Veragua Rain Forest and afterwards a boat ride on the Tortuguero canals.

We met Eduardo personally right outside of the main entrance/exit where he was holding a sign with our names on. So this went very smoothly. Just walk off your ship, walk some 500 metres and you'll find the representatives from your lucky tour.
So we departed much faster than most big busses from the ship, because they need to wait untill a complete bus has filled up.

Than we drove the Veragua rain forest, Eduardo was our guide and Soto our driver. FIrst part of the ride was ok, than the road got very bumpy. But our driver was very good.

Arriving to the Veragua forest we needed to wait a couple of minutes for our nature guide (Eduardo doesn't guide you here, but you'll get a nature guide). The tour was very informative and nice to get. You see a lot of flora, not so much wild animals (we some a sloth and some other animals) the flora is impressive and also the sounds of the rainforest are very nice to hear.
They take you with an aerial tram close to a nice waterfall, afterwards you'll get to see some teraria with snakes, lizzards and frogs. At the end you visit a butterfly garden.
This was a very good visit with a good guide with lots of knowledge.

After Veragua we went to the Tortuguero canals where we were with 5 people on a small boat. Our captain/guide Harlan did everything to show us wildlife (we saw a lot of nice birds, some crocs, a baby croc, a couple of sloths, ...) and the captain told a lot about the drugs trafficing.
The captain really took his time to give us nice opportunities for some good pictures.

After time we were brought back to the ship with a possibility to buy Costa Rican coffee.

They bring you back well before ship departure so no worries at all on that side.

5  Thank Ann-Lie
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