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JUNGLE CANOPY AND TROPICAL BEACHES TOUR INFO                                                          
For a great combination of physical activity and relaxation, this tour can't be beat. Relax and enjoy the views of the Costa Rican countryside on the 60-70 minute ride from the cruise ship pier to the starting point of the canopy tour.

Once you arrive, it's time for the activity portion. After receiving your equipment and a safety briefing to make sure you're comfortable, your tree-top adventure begins. You'll feel the adrenaline rush as you zip via sturdy cables from platform to platform, beginning in the tree tops and gliding your way down to the beach.

Your guide will help you identify the wildlife you are likely to see from your unique tree top perspective. Another view you might not expect is the viewing of the Bri-Bri Indian Village, home of an aboriginal family, who still lives in the traditional thatched home.

After the zip line, you've earned some time to relax again, with a break for a snack of tropical fruit, soft drink or coffee at a local lodge and some time to relax at their beach. You may even see a monkey or two!

As you make your way back to the pier, you'll stop for about an hour at a beautiful, tropical beach with calm clear waters for swimming, shops for browsing and restaurants if you're hungry or thirsty. A final stop at a banana plantation, including a tour of the packing house, rounds out the tour and leaves you with wonderful memories of your visit to Costa Rica
Per Person $95.00 USD  
Departures (Local Island Time)
08:00 AM (7 hrs)
Trip length includes 60-70 minute transfer time in each direction. Return to the ship at 3:00pm.
11:00 AM (6 hrs)
  Take this tram through the rainforest for an incredible experience. On this trip, you must consider your travel to the tram as part of the incredible experience as you take the interior roads to the starting point. The ride to this point is two hours, allowing you to absorb the lifestyle as you travel and surely allow you a nap on your return ride. The Rain Forest Aerial Tram is located on a 1,000-acre, private nature reserve. You will travel through the Braulio Carrillo National Park along the main road which connects the capital with the Atlantic.

You will have a naturalist with you, which is in integral part of this tour. A good guide will stand out and leave you in awe wanting more. The best guides do get professionally trained at the local universities as this is a big industry in Costa Rica.

The tram takes visitors on a fascinating tour through the rain forest canopy and its hanging gardens of plants and animals hidden at the tops of tall tropical trees. Home to two-thirds of all rain forest species, the canopy is a little-known world of tremendous beauty and extraordinary biological diversity. You will enjoy a 1 1/4-hour ride in the tram and time for an optional nature walk.
    Departures (Local Island Time):  08:00 AM (7 hrs)  
    Pricing:  Per Person: $127.00 USD Child: $104.00 USD (Ages 4-10. Children under 4 are free.)  
  Visit this park, known for its mahogany trees, then a beach and butterflies, for a perfect day. Begin this day visiting the park created to protect this country's largest coral reef. One hundred twenty-three species of fish have been listed here, along with a variety of corals and other invertebrates. The park also protects an example of tropical moist forest, along with swamps forest and marshland. Cahuita is a perfect place for those who want to enjoy the sun, the sand and a beach in the Caribbean Sea.

Upon arrival to Cahuita Town, we will get into the park for a nature walk and enjoy the rich biodiversity of the area, along a flat and shady trail that runs along the shoreline. Monkeys, iguanas, birds, caymans and many other species are very common to see during this tour. Beach time will be included for all those interested. Changing rooms and showers are available at the park.

After adequate time, you will move on to the fascinating butterfly farm, where you will see butterflies in various stages of development.

During another short nature walk into the rain forest, learn about medicinal plants. Imagine discovering new fragrances, new flavors and the origins of some that you have already experienced, but have not known much about-and doing this in the middle of the exuberant rainforest, surrounded by an intense array of wild leaves and flowers.

More to learn and so you will move on for a visit to a banana plantation and its packing house. Costa Rica is the second largest producer of the bananas and seeing the process of everything that happens before you slice a banana into your cereal is again unbelievable.

This reserve is located close to Estero Negro, where you will experience an amazing canoe trip with our guide, getting close to a variety of wildlife.

Although not included in the price, you will have the chance to stop at a very nice local restaurant for lunch
    Departures (Local Island Time):  08:00 AM (7 hrs)  
    Pricing:  Per Person: $94.00 USD Child: $77.00 USD (Ages 4-10 Children under 4 are free.)  
  Walk the most beautiful part of this coastline and enjoy a swim. This trip to Cahuita will introduce you to an area just a bit southeast of Limón. A good portion of the area is part of the Parque Nacional Cahuita, which is a small peninsula with beautiful stretches of sandy beach. The status of national park protects the coral reefs, the marine life, and all the wildlife indigenous to the area. Cahuita, from the indigenous words kawe (mahogany) and ta (point), was created in 1970 particularly to protect the country’s largest coral reef. One hundred twenty-three species of fish have been listed here, and that is just the beginning of what you will see.

Your leisurely nature walk will show you the biodiversity here. You will see sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and a variety of birds you are unlikely to encounter elsewhere as you walk along a flat and shady trail that runs along the shoreline.

You will have about an hour for lunch (not included in the price of the tour) and another hour to enjoy at the beach. There are changing facilities, showers, and restrooms at the beach for your use.
    Departures (Local Island Time):  08:00 AM (6 hrs)  
    Pricing:  Per Person: $74.00 USD Child: $62.00 USD (Ages 4-10. Children under 4 are free.)  
  You will think you took four tours here, in this combination of the best of Limon.  For this trip, you will experience the Tortuguero Canals in a small covered boat. Tortuguero is a little village at the edge of the national park. This area is an important breeding ground of the green sea turtle. Of the eight species of marine turtles in the world, six nest in Costa Rica.

You will also make a stop a fascinating butterfly farm. Here you will see many butterflies in various stages of development.

Banana production is huge in Costa Rica and one of your stops is at a banana plantation. Here you will learn about America's favorite fruit and how it grows. You will be able to see how these people have learned to pack them so they arrive without any brown spots - a real art.

Last is a stop at Cahuita, a small village known for its beautiful beaches. These stretches of sand are part of the Parque Nacional Cahuita, a small peninsula to the south of town. Along with the beaches, you will be able to see, hear, and taste the Creole culture which is prominent here.
    Departures (Local Island Time):  08:00 AM (7 hrs)  
    Pricing:  Per Person: $94.00 USD Child: $77.00 USD (Ages 4-10. Children under 4 are free.)  
  It's the Venice of Costa Rica. Enjoy the canals and the city itself.  You will see instantly why this area is called the Amazon of Costa Rica. The moist heat provides a flourishing rainforest which surrrounds the Tortuguero Canal, making it rich with exotic flora and fauna. A quick bus ride through small villages and countryside of plantations will bring you to the Moin Wharf.

The boats you will take through the canals have covered areas to shade you from the heat. These boats will take a quiet, 2-hour cruise through the canals, allowing you to see and feel the dense environment that provides a home to exotic animals and plants. Monkeys, crocodiles, sloths and toucans should be hanging out waiting for you to snap their photo.

Three species of monkey are frequently sighted. More than 400 species of bird inhabit the area, including the magnificent frigate bird and the royal tern. Caymans, a variety of snakes, and amphibians are living here as well.
Freshwater turtles line up on logs by the riverbank to sun.

Once you complete your cruise, you will return to Puerto Limon for a city tour. Your guide will also direct you to souvenir stores, and please know that they do this for your comfort. They do not make commission on sales, but promote the craftsmen and storeowners who are locals making a living.
    Departures (Local Island Time):  08:00 AM (3.5 hrs)  
 Pricing:  Per Person: $76.00 USD Child: $63.00 USD (Ages 4-10. Children under age 4 are free.)


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Butterfly Farm 4 hours USD $25 p/p
Costa Rica is a butterfly sanctuary that contains approximately 5% of the world's butterfly species. They range in size from tiny jewel-like butterflies to the giant Blue Morphos. This mesmerizing tour allows you to surround yourself with thousands of rainbow-like butterflies in their fullest display. Book now for an experience truly unique to Costa Rica..
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San Jose City Tour 4 hours USD $26 p/p
Discover the rich history and culture of San Jose on this spectacular tour. Visit the historic National Theatre, a masterpiece in art and architecture which was completed in 1897, the University of Costa Rica and beautiful Sabana Park. Enjoy a stop in Moravia, known for its arts and crafts stores. This is a great day out in a truly amazing city.
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Grecia-Sarchi 5 hours USD $29 p/p
A trip to Costa Rica is not complete until you have visited the picturesque little town of Grecia. Renowned for its red metal church of the Lady of Mercy, this town is rich in architectural beauty. The magic of this tour continues with a visit to the countries most famous artisan town. Here, you can see where they build the famous oxcarts, once used to transport coffee beans over the mountains to the coast. These oxcarts are treasured worldwide for their unique beauty. Be sure not to miss this delightful tour.
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Poas Volcano National Park 5 hours USD $36 p/p
The beauty of Poas Volcano National Park has made this the most visited park in Costa Rica.. and now you too can see why! Join this journey for spectacular views, stunning scenery, and exotic wildlife. You will have the opportunity to see the still active Poas Volcano up close and also all her surrounding flora. This is one trip you shouldn't miss!
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Aerial Tram Atlantic 6 hours USD $79 p/p
Located in an extensive private reserve next to Braulio Carrillo National Park, this is the only place in the world where you can fly through the rain forest canopy without wings! Enjoy a ride on an aerial tramway where you will see the most complex community of life on earth! Experience the rain forest up close in comfort and safety. You'll agree that this is one of the most beautiful spots in Costa Rica.
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Central Valley ATV Tour 5 hours USD $85 p/p
If it's adventure your looking for, then let your hair down and take a ride on a ATV, Quad Four-Wheeler bike. An off road drive on a 150 Hectare private property will take you through a Laguna and an old coffee plantation before climbing 2000 meters to spectacular view over Central Valley and Irazu Volcano.
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Reventazon River Rafting Class III 9 hours USD $75 p/p
If you're a first-time or experienced paddler looking for the excitement of big waves, hydraulics, and stunning scenery, then this trip is for you. After your safety orientation, the first rapid of the day will set the pace for more to come. As your raft rounds each new bend in this dam-controlled river, you'll be greeted with yet another breathtaking view of the Reventazon Valley. Thrill to class III rapids, stunning scenery, and exotic wildlife on this once-in-a-lifetime trip!
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Canopy San Lorenzo 8 hours USD $77 p/p
For a truly unique experience, head out of bustling San Jose and journey into the mountains for a little adrenaline charged fun! Enjoy a birds eye view as you fly high above the ground, using a cable system that runs between platforms high in the sky. As you soar through the trees, you'll appreciate the valley and tropical forest, and you may even spot some native wildlife.
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Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV 11 hours USD $95 p/p
Experience the full explosion of excitement which is the thrill of white water rafting!. The scenery while rafting is just marvelous. The vegetation that will surround you plus the power of the waters will transport you into a great wild adventure. The equipment is all provided, and a specialized guide will instruct you on how to manage yourself into the strong currents of the river. This one-day adventure is unforgettable!
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Palo Verde Wildlife 8 hours USD $80 p/p
From mangroves to swamps and from saltwater to freshwater lagoons, the Palo Verde National Park has it all! See exotic animals such as anteaters and crocodiles basking in the sunshine as you travel along the Bebedero River. You might also spot some howler monkeys, green iguanas and an amazing array of birdlife. This tour is a nature lovers dream!
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Corobici Nature Float 8 hours USD $85 p/p
For those looking for a bit of adventure - but not too much - look no further! There is no better way to discover wildlife in its natural environment than becoming one with nature. Enjoy a leisurely raft down the Corobici River before you hit the class II rapids! You're sure to spot some monkeys, colorful birds and lizards before your day ends.
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Combo Buena Vista Hot Springs / Canopy Tour and Water Slide 8 hours USD $127 p/p
This is an adrenaline junkies dream day! This is the day where you will go from one extreme to the other. Start your day with a birds-eye view from the tree tops as you soar from tree to tree. Then, enjoy an exhilarating slide down a 400 meter waterslide that's nestled into the countryside. Now for the 'down time'. Rejuvenate with a relaxing mud rub at beautiful Buena Vista Hot springs! Ready to go again?
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Buena Vista Hot Springs 10 hours USD $90 p/p
Need a little rejuvenation? Why not try the Buena Vista Hot Springs, where the therapeutic properties of the volcanic mud and the warm sulfurous waters of the natural hot spring are sure to revive you. Relax unconditionally as you enjoy pleasurable and rejuvenating treatments. At the end of the day, you will forget hustle and bustle of modern life!
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Monteverde Cloud Forest 12 hours USD $115 p/p
One of the most interesting places to visit in Costa Rica is the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Situated at approximately 5,000 feet above sea level, clouds actually pass through the forest instead of above it, hence the name. You can enjoy a two-hour sky walk trail, which is a series of suspension bridges and platforms constructed within the cloud forest. Discover the breathtaking forest from a different angle!
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Combo Arenal Volcano / Tabacon Hot Springs and Rainforest Adventure 15 hours USD $110 p/p
Hear the haunting cries of wild birds and other jungle creatures as you stroll amongst the exotic plants in one of Costa Rica's natural rainforests! Uncover the rejuvenating properties of the Tabacon Hot Springs before observing one of natures most powerful forces as the Arenal Volcano erupts in a display of towering energy, spitting lava and ash from inside the earth.
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Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs 12-13 hours USD $85 p/p
Since 1968, the Arenal Volcano has been active and to this day continues to produce glowing red lava and explosions almost daily. Feel the earth rumbling as the sky explodes with nature’s own fireworks. Afterwards, rejuvenate the body and soul in the mineral pools and hot springs, fed by the Arenal Volcano. This is sure to be a memorable and beneficial experience, so book your place today.
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Poas Volcano and Grecia-Sarchi 8 hours USD $56 p/p
For a scenic day out, explore the beauty and wilderness of Costa Rica. Start your day with a journey through coffee plantations and flower farms to the Poas Volcano, with a crater that’s over 1.5 km wide! Surrounding the volcano is a lush reserve, teeming with native wildlife. Conclude your day with a visit to Sarchi,, home of the famous Costa Rican oxcarts!
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Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs 11 hours USD $75 p/p
The Arenal Volcano has been active since 1968, and to this day continues to produce glowing red lava and explosions almost daily. Feel the earth rumbling as the sky explodes with nature’s own fireworks. Then, relax and rejuvenate in the mineral pools and hot springs, fed by the Arenal Volcano. For a memorable day in Costa Rica, be sure to join this tour.
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Four in One 12 hours USD $79 p/p
If you don’t have a great deal of time but you want to see it all, then this tour is perfect for you. Some of the highlights of this tour include a visit to Poas Volcano, viewing the amazing waterfalls at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a cruise on the Sarapiqui River amongst the local wildlife and a drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park.
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Tortuga Island 12 hours USD $89 p/p
Costa Rica is famous for its romantic day cruises to its exotic Pacific Islands! After a comfortable ride to the Pacific coast, you will board a luxurious yacht for the Pacific Island adventure. Your final destination, the Tortuga (Turtle) Island which is famous for pristine white sand beaches, crystal clear water and superb snorkeling. A wonderful seafood buffet will be served on the beach. You will not want to miss this island paradise adventure.
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Canopy Experience 9 hours USD $93 p/p
Adrenaline lovers, have you ever wanted to climb right to the tree tops and observe the surrounding forest from a new perspective? From the slopes of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, hike into the rain forest, strap on a harness, and ride from tree to tree via ropes. What a rush!
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