ADVENTURES IN PANAMA & COSTA RICA

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Adventures In Panama & Costa Rica


Bocas del Toro, Panama



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

snorkeling

wildlife

dining

boating
Bocas Del Toro, Bird Island & Star Beach
This will be an outdoor adventure day of seabirds, history, swimming around starfishes, beautiful beaches with white sand and turquoise water, accompanied by an English-speaking guide. The tour will start with a 40-minute boat ride from the ship to Bird Island, a beautiful island you can observe a variety of seabird species. After meeting some of the seabirds you will continue to Boca Del Drago Beach, located on the other side of the Colón Island. Here enjoy a beautiful white-sand beach, and turquoise waters. Continue on to visit the Starfish Beach, a place to enjoy snorkeling and admire the many starfish in the clear Caribbean waters.  Then you will enjoy a delightful lunch at Yarisnoris Restaurant at Boca del Drago before returning to your ship.

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Life jackets, flip flops and snorkel masks will be provided by the tour operator.

price $109
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

culture

boating
Bocas Del Toro, Explore the Bat Cave
Here’s an unforgettable experience to interact with an indigenous peoples, see their artful weaving and experience an adventure in a subterranean river cave. The tour will start with a 10-minute local boat ride from the ship to Bahia Honda Ngobe-Buglé indigenous community. The Ngobe-Buglé women will demonstrate their process of weaving traditional bags, and have many on hand for sale. After a briefing from a local indigenous tour guide, you will be ready for your next adventure in the Bat Cave, which ranks as one of the most enjoyable places in the area. You will travel by motorized boat up a jungle-shrouded channel that provides excellent opportunities to see sloths hanging from tree branches and the occasional caiman silently resting in shallow water.  You will walk to enter a subterranean river cave that is home to hundreds of tiny fruit bats. This adventure will be impressive and memorable.

Please note:   Wear light or hiking clothes, hiking shoes or boots, and bring a towel, sunglasses, cap, camera, insect repellent and sunscreen. Important: you will want a plastic bag for your camera. Also it is recommended to bring additional clothes to change after the cave experience. Please do not bring valuable items to this tour.  You will be supplied with life jackets on the boats and boots, helmet, and lamp when visiting the cave. 

price $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

outdoors

wildlife

culture
Bocas Del Toro, Oreba Chocolate Farm
Meet the indigenous Ngabe farmers and learn how cacao is cultivated. The tour will start with a 25-minute local boat ride from the ship to Almirante and then a 10-minute bus ride to The Oreba Chocolate Farm in Bocas del Toro.  Cacao cultivation and chocolate production are becoming one of Panama’s most coveted exports, and is completely run and managed by the indigenous Ngabe farmers of the community. The local English-speaking tour guides who are cacao farmers in the community will describe and show you the entire process of organic shade-grown cacao, explaining every step of the way including growing, harvesting, fermenting, drying and ultimately roasting and making chocolate. You will take an adventurous hike that weaves in and out of jungle and cacao trees and because the tour takes place within the protected shade grown farms of the locals there are always many animals to see along the way. It is not uncommon to spot poison dart frogs, sloths, and toucans.

Please note:   Wear light clothes and hiking shoes. Bring sunglasses, a cap, camera, insect repellent and sunscreen. 


price $115
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6 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

dining

walking

beach
Bocas Del Toro, Snorkeling Adventures & Red Frog Beach
If looking for wildlife in their natural environment is your passion you will find this tour to be an opportunity to find exotic red frogs, bottlenose dolphins and beautiful coral reefs. The tour will start with a 20-minute local boat ride from the ship to Laguna Bocatorito, surrounded by small mangroves that form a kind of raft that is home to several families of bottlenose dolphins.  You will spend some time watching them jump and play around your boat. After seeing the dolphins, you will continue to Coral Cay for the impressive coral formations and its rich marine life, where snorkeling is an option. Then you will head to Red Frog Beach through Bastimentos Island, here you will have the opportunity to walk the trails looking for the red frogs or just relax on the beautiful white-sand beach. Re-board your motor coach for the 20-minute ride to Coral Cays for a delicious lunch before returning to your ship.

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Lifejackets, flip flops and snorkel masks will be provided by the tour operator.

price $115
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6 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

dining

beach

boating
Bocas Del Toro, Zapatillas Paradise Cays
Visit uninhabited islands, with white-sand beaches, clear waters and exotic vegetation. Enjoy the experience on National Marine Park Isla Bastimento, with its, mangroves and beautiful corals and view of bottlenose dolphins playing in their natural environment. The tour will start with a 20-minute local boat ride from the ship to Laguna Bocatorito, surrounded by small mangroves that form a kind of raft that is home of several families of bottlenose dolphins. After watching the dolphins, you will continue to Cayo Coral to see some of the most impressive coral formations and rich marine life and snorkel if you wish. You will continue to Cayo Zapatilla, one of the most impressive islands of the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, where you will find uninhabited islands, white-sand beaches, clear waters and exotic vegetation. Re-board your motor coach for the 20-minute ride to Coral Cays for a delicious lunch before returning to your ship.

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Life jackets, flip flops and snorkel masks will be provided by the tour operator.

price $129
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Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama



4.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Balboa, Panama Treasures
Begin your journey into Panama’s Pre-Colombian history on this unique excursion.   You will board your motor coach for a 30-minute drive to the oldest city in Panama, a place that has become known as Panama Viejo, or "Old Panama," a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your 60-minute walking tour you can relax and take in the sights and sounds of this historic location while walking through different monuments where your guide will tell the history behind the structures and lead you to the Old Panama Visitor's Center. You will continue to the Panama Reprosa Museum & Factory, where Panama's ancient civilizations, cultural traditions, and natural treasures come to life in gold and silver. See how the Pre-Hispanic masterpieces are made by the same method as the ancient goldsmiths. Following a video presentation, walk a catwalk to a casting demonstration and try your hand at the sand blasting process, a highly recommended experience! After this wonderful day and activity, you will board the motor coach for a transfer back to the port. 
                                                                                                                                                                                         
Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and insect repellent.

price $99
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5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture
Balboa, Tastes Of Panama- A Gastronomical Experience
Participate in a Gastronomical Experience like no other in Panama! During this excursion, you will enjoy the traditional flavors of Panama while learning all about it through a live show and a guided presentation. Your 30-minute motor coach ride will take you to the kitchen where the Chef and his sous chef will prepare and explain several different recipes of the Panamanian Cuisine, while you can take notes and taste each one of them. Beverages will be served during the activity and afterwards you will enjoy a buffet lunch to now taste what was learned!

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your camera.

price $155
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

sightseeing
Balboa, Gamboa Aerial Tram
In the midst of the 55,000-acre Soberania National Park, the Aerial Tram allows you to discover the secrets of the upper forest canopy deep within nature.  Board your motor coach for the 45-minute ride to the park.  The Tram will take you from the shadowy forest floor through the understory and into the sun-drenched canopy. Take in a birds-eye-view of a thousand hues of green, interspersed with the fluorescent exclamation points of flowering trees. You’ll even be able to see the Panama Canal from the Observation Platform.  Stop at the frog exhibit and serpentarium to see and hear creatures in a natural setting. 

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Maximum weight to participate on this tour is 250 lbs.

price $115
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Balboa, Monkey Watch
This is a nature adventure of sight and sound, combined with the thrill of speeding through the Panama Canal next to the mighty ships transiting this man-made wonder! After an exhilarating 30-minute ride at high speed right through the heart of the Panama Canal, the boat will slow down and enter the labyrinth of jungle-covered islands of Lake Gatun. In this protected area the wildlife is plentiful, and you are likely to encounter capuchin monkeys, 3-toed sloths, howler monkeys, various kinds of toucans and other bird life as well as caimans, crocodiles, turtles and a wealth of butterflies. This is an exceptional place to experience the sights and sounds of the jungle up close.  The trained naturalist guides will ensure that you have an outstanding nature experience by identifying the wildlife as well as educating you about the area on this exceptional jungle and canal adventure.

Please note:  Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues. Wear light clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and insect repellent.


price $85
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5.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Balboa, Panama Canal - The Past & Future
Considered the 8th wonder of the world, the Panama Canal consists of a series of locks. The focus of this tour is designed to showcase the Miraflores Locks on the Pacific and to get an up close look at the recent expansion. After boarding your motor coach for the 45-minute drive,  you’ll make your way to the Miraflores Locks Visitors Center. In here take the opportunity to pause and view the gargantuan ships that make their way through the Panama Canal and visit the four exhibition halls, organized by themes that constitute the heart of this center. After observing this amazing feat, you’ll travel to the New Panama Canal Locks (Agua Clara Visitor Center) where you’ll see the addition of a new traffic lane. This new lane created two new sets of locks, one on the Pacific and one on the Atlantic, which doubles the canal’s capacity and allows longer and wider vessels to transit. At the end of your tour, you’ll return to port.

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and insect repellent.

price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing
Balboa, Panama City & Miraflores Locks
Your English speaking guide will pick you up and take you on a tour of Panama City and the Miraflores Locks. You will start the tour with a 30-minute drive to Miraflores to see the huge vessels passing through the Panama Canal. You will be able to see many ships getting lifted or lowered as you enjoy the view from a sheltered terrace and listen to the explanations of your guide. You will visit the Museum and Visitor Center at Miraflores which will give you a good lesson on the construction of the Canal – a masterpiece of engineering. You will also learn about the history of the canal and its significance for Panama and the entire world trade as well as on the current expansion project. You will continue with your guide to the Amador Causeway, a road that connects three Islands in the Pacific Ocean and offers magnificent views of the Canal on one side and of the skyline of Panama City on the other side. The tour will continue to Casco Viejo, Panama City’s colonial quarter. At Casco Viejo you will take a trip back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get a good idea about Panama’s history by driving or walking through the main attractions of this quarter. 

Please note:   Wear comfortable shoes, bring your camera, sunscreen, and water. 


price $89
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Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica



4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

walking
Golfo Dulce: Chocolate Farm - A Sweet Experience
Experience the interesting cacao manufacturing process by visiting a traditional cacao plantation at Kobo Farm. Board your minivan for the 25-minute drive to this untouched and mystical area, where you will see the cacao forest, the flowers, and fruit. The history and culture of this tropical crop reaches back to the Mayas. You will learn about the origin of the cacao tree, the history, the first contact with Europeans, and the principal disease called monilia. Wildlife is usually seen in this area so be on the lookout for monkeys, coatis, sloths, and more.  You will take a guided walk where you will see different species of cacao fruit, take a break in this beautiful spot and taste fresh fruit from the chocolate tree.   You will be shown the various steps of making good chocolate and have the opportunity to taste a wonderful chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and homemade banana bread from the farm in the middle of a tropical garden.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be walking over both paved and dirt paths. This is a wet landing so bring your sandals too. 


price $119
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

dining

walking
Golfo Dulce, Yoga Class and Farm to Table Lunch
This tour will begin with a pick-up in Puerto Jimenez. From there you will take a beautiful scenic 30-minute route driving deeper in the Osa’s beautiful rainforest. Along the way, your driver may stop if there are animal sightings. Upon your arrival at Blue Osa, you will be able to take a walk on the private beach or relax by the chlorine-free pool. Experience the best yoga on the Osa Peninsula at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat. This tour will include a 1-hour yoga class in a world-renowned yoga studio overlooking the Golfo Dulce.  After yoga, you will enjoy a mouthwatering farm-to-table meal from the kitchen of the retreat.  They are devoted to serving the freshest ingredients possible delivered daily to their kitchen from their own farm. Your lunch will consist of ingredients that are sourced and picked from their garden each morning. 

Please note: The Yoga class is geared for beginning to intermediate levels. Please bring your beach towel, bathing suit, comfortable clothing for a yoga class, sunscreen, cash for drinks and other miscellaneous items.

price $159
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5 HRS

Easy

dining

culture

walking

concierge
Golfo Dulce, Concierge Collection: Lets Cook a Tico Meal
Osa Clandestina Lodge is an exclusive and sophisticated jungle retreat in front of Playa Pan Dulce in Cabo Matapalo, where you will have the opportunity to spend a few hours enjoying Costa Rican gastronomic specialties and learning how to prepare them. This gastronomic adventure will start when you board your motor coach for a 15-minute ride to the local market, where you will select the freshest fruits and vegetables of the day along with homemade cheeses, fresh eggs, milk and some other ingredients necessary to cook the banquet. On this tour you will see how to select quality tropical ingredients, and you will spend 90 minutes in the cooking class where you will learn how to convert these ingredients into a healthy and delicious meal. You will also learn the nutritional science behind a healthy meal. Taste and health are paramount in the creation of Tico food. After enjoying the lunch you helped create there will be leisure time to spend in the beautiful pool at the Lodge, or chill and relax at the games lounge, where books and music afford an opportunity to do just that. You can also do some stretching at the yoga deck surrounded by nature, or revel in the beauty of Playa Pan Dulce, which is one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful and tranquil beaches, and is just a 5-minute walk following the trail across the gardens from the Osa Clandestina.  Scarlet Macaws, toucans, and monkey may accompany you along the way.     

Please note: Wear light clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat or visor, sunscreen, insect repellent, a change of clothing, your swim suit and bring a towel if you choose to go swimming.

price $199
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

walking
Golfo Dulce, In Peace with Nature
Costa Rica enjoys 5% of the world`s biodiversity and one of the major reasons is the large number of avian species, making of this country one of the most amazing places for ornithologists and birds lovers. If you want to be part of this spectacle of nature in Costa Rica, you have to visit Matapalo, is located in the southern pacific coast of Costa Rica. Through the mountain and creeks, you will see many different species of birds like toucans, hawks, trogons and small and colorful species that live in the area, and you may find lizards, monkeys, insects and even snakes. The 30 minute- drive from Puerto Jimenez to Matapalo will be aboard 4WD private vehicles.  You will have a 2-hour guided nature walk on a beautiful path that leads to an isolated beach where your guide will prepare delicious snacks for you to regain your energy. If weather permits there will be free time to swim either in a river or at the beach.

Please note:  Wear comfortable shoes, a hat or visor, sunscreen, insect repellent and  bring a rain poncho, swimsuit and towel if you want to swim or get wet in the river.

price $179
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4 HRS

Easy

wildlife

beach

refreshments

boating
Golfo Dulce: Dolphin Watch
Costa Rica’s warm seas are home to one of the most biologically diverse marine habitats in the world. The best place to observe these magnificent mammals is in the waters off the Osa Peninsula. You will board your boat and head for a place known by ¨National Geographic to be “the most biologically intense area on earth.” A place where large groups of dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays swim in clear blue tropical waters putting on an amazing show!  Other possible sightings may include 6 different species of turtles, large schools of tuna feeding, and an occasional marlin or sailfish. As you cruise around the bay your tour will be enhanced by the informative commentary provided by a trained naturalist guide. You will learn about the biology, behavior and habits of the wildlife you will spot. You will have amazing photo opportunities and if weather permits you will have free time to swim in the serene waters of Punta Encanto (Enchanted Beach).  

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with limited mobility or back problems as it involves an optional nature walk over a gravel surface and the boat ride might get bumpy. 


price $139
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

wildlife

refreshments

beach
Golfo Dulce: Oceans & Canals Kayaking
Go across Golfo Dulce where life goes in a slow pace through the humid mangroves with the squeaking sounds of the unique scarlet macaws that mingle in this area the most common birds. Your kayak guides will be waiting with your kayaks and paddles ready for you to begin this fun experience! Paddle up the mangrove estuary with the rising tide until you can go no further and return with the falling tide, dragging your kayak across the sand spit and into the Golfo Dulce to cruise the shoreline, stopping to swim at the best beach.  Pods of bottle-nosed porpoises return daily in the afternoon along this coast on their way to the open Pacific, affording a great chance to view them.  

Please note: This tour is operated at high tide only. A waiver is required and there is a weight restriction of 235 lbs. Wear light clothes, hat or visor, sunscreen, and sun glasses.


price $105
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

walking

boating
Golfo Dulce: Tropical Gardens, Beach Scape & Dolphin Watch
You will depart from the main pier and travel by boat through Golfo Dulce with a great view of some of the most intense rainforest landscapes in the world. The green-blue landscape is beyond any description. There are occasions when a red bright spot comes into the picture, and you will be astonished with the scarlet macaws and their noisy freedom! After this amazing experience, you will visit Casa Orquideas, a beautiful garden that contains many varieties of tropical plants, and samples of other plant species brought from all over the world.  There is so much to learn while you visit the medicinal garden and indulge your senses with the beauty and perfume of the enormous array of flowers in many different colors and shapes.  There will be time for snacks and leisure before your boat will return you to Golfo Dulce.

Please note: If weather permits there will be an optional time for swimming. Bring your bathing suit and a towel. This tour involves a nature walk over gravel surfaces and exposed roots and is not recommended for those with mobility issues. It also involves a wet landing so bring your sandals in addition to sturdier footwear.

price $129
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Quepos, Costa Rica



5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments
Quepos: Savegre River Floating Class I & II
You will depart from Quepos on a 1-1/2 hour transfer by air-conditioned motor coach to the rural town of El Silencio passing by palm, teak, and melina plantations. After a short stop where you can often spot toucans and macaws, you will continue toward the town of Santo Domingo, where a group of qualified bilingual guides are waiting for you to start this 2-hour class I & II amazing river float. They will give you an orientation on the river and its natural environment, considered one of the most beautiful rivers of Central America.  The scenery and wildlife along the Rio Savegre will give you an opportunity to enjoy beautiful landscapes, including some native African oil palm plantations, white ibis, cormorants, egrets, lizards,and herons.

Please note:  Wear light clothing, water shoes or rubber soled shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Bring a change of clothing and a towel as you will get wet.  Protection for your camera highly recommended.  Guests may be asked to paddle.  No alcohol will be allowed on this tour.  Guest must read, fill out and sign a waiver prior to departure of this tour. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. 


price $105
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4 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Quepos: Highlights & Wildlife Rescue Center
This tour will start when you board a coaster bus for a ride through downtown Quepos. Along the way your local guide will explain the history and culture of Costa Rica and show you the area built-up by the United Fruit Company within the “American Zone”. Your various stops in town include the Quepos Church, the local Fish Market and an African Palm Plantation, where you will learn about the importance of this plant in the Quepos area. Your next stop will be Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary, an institution that was founded in 1999 for the purpose of educating people around the world about the ecological importance of the rainforest and to set-up programs to preserve the rainforest and its wildlife. Your visit will include a guided walk through the Wildlife Sanctuary where you will learn about the rescued animal program and see a few of the rescued animals. After your guided tour enjoy delicious Costa Rican fruits and free time to visit the Kids Saving the Rainforest souvenir shop before you make your way back to the Quepos pier and your waiting yacht. 

Please note:  The wildlife sanctuary is easy to navigate but due to a few steps and uneven terrain this will be difficult for guests using a wheelchair. 


price $135
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments
Quepos: Titi Canopy Tour
Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly through tree tops, amid some of the most beautiful flora and fauna in the Costa Rican rainforest! This canopy tour is an exciting adventure that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. You will fly for a mile over the jungle canopy suspended on solid steel cables attached to a personal, high-tech, lightweight harness.  During your journey you'll stop and rest at 16 strategically located platforms and 12 cables where you are most likely see the surrounding wildlife. Many of these platforms are almost 100 feet high, nestled in the trunks and branches of trees that are centuries old. The staff of professionally trained guides will help you look for the abundant wildlife along the way; including Titi monkeys, two- and three-toed sloths, poison dart frogs, iguanas, and toucans. The exhilaration of a zip line is unlike anything you have ever experienced.

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for guests who are afraid of heights or pregnant women. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. A waiver must be signed prior to the tour.  An optional drop off in Quepos is available, where you will find several restaurants and shops.


price $105
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3.5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

boating
Quepos: Mangrove Wildlife & Boat Cruise
A boat ride through the mangroves is like visiting another world.  The species of trees that grow in the mixed waters of the ocean and the river make a unique and very fragile ecosystem.  Most of these trees grow along the estuary, developing an aerial root system. As the tide goes down the roots become suspended in the air creating a perfect home for crabs and crocodiles. In the upper part of the forest you will see monkeys and a great variety of birds including herons, egrets, and spoonbills. The launch will take you to a private property for refreshments as your naturalist tour guide gives you more information about this amazing ecosystem. Your shaded boat will then take you deep into the mangroves, where you will try to spot all the incredible wildlife making their home there.  After a 2- hour boat ride you will arrive at the village where transportation will be waiting to drive you back to the ship.  An optional drop off in Quepos is also available, where you will find several restaurants and shops.

Please note: Wear light clothing, good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  

price $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

refreshments

walking

beach
Quepos: Manuel Antonio National Park Nature Walk
Manuel Antonio National Park is the jewel of Costa Rica.  Its fragile rainforest ecosystem shelters a variety of wildlife including mammals and tropical birds.  The dense rainforest opens into small, well-maintained trails where your naturalist tour guide will share information about the area.  Another great attraction is the white-sand beach that meets the jungle.  Your 1-1/2 hour guided walk will lead you to the beach where you will have time for sunbathing or swimming. Manuel Antonio Park protects 683 hectares of tropical rainforest and is considered one of the most visited national parks in Costa Rica so you may see large groups of people and lines at the only entrance. Your tour will start early in order to avoid the crowds and have a better chance to spot wildlife. At the end of your walk your guide will prepare a tropical fruit buffet before you will head back to Quepos when an optional drop off in town is also available.

Please note:  The walking is moderate with some uphill climbs.  It is recommended to wear light clothing, good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen,  water, and insect repellent.  Wear a bathing suit under your clothes and bring a towel if you want to sunbathe at the beach.  Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. 



price $79
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Quepos: Sport Fishing - Blue Fin II
For those who love to fish, Quepos is an excellent option.  Unlike Northern Costa Rica, Quepos is protected from the winter winds and is considered one of the top fishing destinations in the world. After approximately 45 minutes of sailing to the southwest (20-25 miles off shore) your boat will arrive at the deep sea area known for catching sailfish, marlin, tuna, and mahi-mahi.  For the best and easiest fishing the bait that will be used is either moli or balihu. Blue Fin II is a 28-foot custom sportfisher, with a 315 HP inboard Cummins engine, tower with full controls, IGFA Tackle, Penn International Reels, LEE Fighting Chair, cabin with a bed, and a marine toilet, manned by a captain and first mate with many years of experience in fly fishing, and catch & release.

Please note:  The price for this tour is per boat. This tour requires lots of activity and arm strength and is only recommended for those in good physical condition. Wear fishing attire, a hat, and sunscreen.  Fishing licenses are not included and should be purchased at the pier - $15.  Charters include soft drinks, fruit, water, ice, beer, tackle, and all equipment.

price $1499
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

horseback

outdoors

wildlife
Quepos: Rainforest Horseback & Cascades
This is an excursion for adrenaline lovers. You will be picked up at La Marina and go to the property where you will start your horseback riding tour. During the 30-minute drive to Londres - where the tour starts - your guide will give you an interesting briefing about the history of Quepos. Once you reach Londres you will set foot on a picturesque property that has bathrooms, stables, a corral and an open air waiting area. You will receive riding instructions, safety tips and practice time, before heading out to explore the rainforest. This Manuel Antonio tour will allow you to uncover the exotic secrets that lie within this secondary rainforest. The maximum altitude of this area is 1,900 feet. You will ride through the mountains without reaching the mountain top. Your horse ride lasts about 2.5 hours (round trip) and it will be highlighted by amazing valley views, verdant vegetation and numerous wildlife species such as birds and reptiles. At the end of the trail there is a beautiful waterfall where you will be able to rest for about 30 minutes. You can lie on the grass or take a swim or both! After the break, you will return by the same trail. 

Please note:  Children riding alone must be at least 6 years old. Maximum weight for riders is 222 pounds.  Bring suntan lotion, sunglasses, a camera, a hat/ visor, insect repellent and bathing suit. Wear long pants and comfortable hiking shoes.



price $95
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4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

beach
Quepos: Surf Lessons on Manuel Antonio Beach
Costa Rica occupies a privileged spot in the heart of the Americas. While its territory of 19,652 square miles touches both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the country is surprisingly accessible - one can travel from coast to coast in just 4 hours by car and a large number of visitors come to Costa Rica to enjoy surfing because it offers different type of waves for beginners or for experts and most importantly because the ocean temperature is always warm and tropical. You will be picked up at the pier for the 30-minute ride to Manuel Antonio Beach.  You will be given a safety speech and a surfboard for 2 hours of surf lessons followed by tropical fruits snacks. You’ll be amazed by the waves in one of the most beautiful and best surfing spots on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica - perfect for beginners.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit. Bring sunblock, waterproof camera, towel, and extra dry clothes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $115
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Bahia Herradura, Costa Rica



6.25 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

dining

walking
Bahia Herradura, Turubari Tram & Eco Center with Lunch
Explore one of the most beautiful eco-attractions in Costa Rica, Turu Ba Ri. Visionary conservationists have transformed this one time barren valley into a beautiful and lush eco-park with tropical foliage, an amazing Aerial Tram, beautiful botanical collections, nature walking trails, a sugar mill and many other attractions. Board your air-conditioned coach for a guided 1-hour scenic drive to Turu Ba Ri. Upon arrival, you will hop on board an aerial gondola that will transport you into into the park, where your naturalist guide will wait for you.  Follow the guide through the nature trail where you will find a wide variety of attractions that include orchids and Bromeliad exhibits, a sugar mill, a countryside farm, gigantic trees from a secondary forest, an iguana exhibit and a large butterfly garden that is home to over 40 different species. After your visit and guided tour, you will board the aerial tram for a final stage that goes over the Turrubares River, with spectacular views, before reaching the restaurant, where you will enjoy a delicious Costa Rican-style lunch.

Please note:  The paths inside the park are not wheelchair friendly. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $135
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4.25 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

sightseeing
Bahia Herradura, 4WD From Rivers to Oceans
Are you ready to whip mud and get splashed? Board your Honda (buggy type) mule and ride through the forest on an adventure you will not forget!  You will depart from the pier in an air-conditioned minibus for the short drive to Punta Leona. You may want to use the restrooms or browse around the shops. The mules will be there waiting for you.  First your guide will instruct you on safety information followed by an easy test drive and for the next hour you will cross several rivers and creeks, whip mud, drive on sand banks and appreciate the sites of some of Costa Rica's wildlife until you arrive to Playa Agujas. You will wind down with the river rainforest trails as you descend toward an isolated beach called Bochinche where you will enjoy a refreshing snack, drinks and time at leisure with lush forest and ocean vistas.
Return to Punta Leona and then board the minibus for your ride back to the pier. On the way you will make a quick stop at Tarcoles River where you will have the opportunity to observe and photograph large crocodile colonies.

Please note:  Please wear clothes that you can get dirty. Bring extra dry clothing, and wear comfortable shoes (sandals are welcome),  a hat or visor, sunscreen and  insect repellent.  Bring a a rain poncho and driver’s license.

price $139
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5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

culture

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Bahia Herradura, Andalusian Horse Show & Countryside

This show combines the magnificent Andalusian horses with masterful riders. Learn about the equestrian world from a local English-speaking expert with vast knowledge in this field. You will board your comfortable air conditioned motor coach for the 75-minute ride to Rancho San Miguel, passing a variety of landscapes including mango and watermelon farmlands, lush forests and mountain views to the highlands of Alajuela Province where the hacienda is located. Rancho San Miguel is a school of high equestrian arts they have been exhibiting at horse fiestas for over 30 years.It is now famous throughout the Americas for their pure breed of Andalusian horses. You will be greeted by a local expert who will introduce you the equine world of mares and stallions. The 60-minute show will combine dressage training of the magnificent Andalusian horses with the impressive ability of the riders, a group of talented young ladies in acts that require many months of hard team-work training and discipline including a synchronized choreography of the mares. Every act will be presented and explained by the expert while you also enjoy the sounds of Spanish flamenco music in a spectacular amphitheater. You will then have a 45-minute drive to El Jardin souvenir market in Orotina where you will have plenty of time to browse around the shop, sample their delicious fruits or taste a Costa Rican cup of coffee.

Please note:  Wear light clothing, comfortable shoes, a hat or visor, sunscreen, insect repellent, and bring water, cash/credit cards and your camera.


price $109
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

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Bahia Herradura, Carara National Park & Pura Vida Gardens
Departing from Herradura, you will have a 15-minute drive to Carara National Park, which covers a low mountainous area that is relatively clear of undergrowth making it easy to observe the abundant wildlife. Because of its particular location, the park has one of the largest remaining wild populations of Scarlet Macaws.  Also, the Rio Grande de Tarcoles crosses the park and is home to a great variety of animals and birds catching the attention of many birdwatchers, who consider Carara one of the best spots to watch tropical birds in the country. You will have about a 90-minute walk in this area of exceptional beauty before the short drive to Pura Vida Gardens, one of the most spectacular private gardens in Costa Rica. Boasting beautifully manicured gardens, you will notice that they are also bordered by one of the tallest waterfalls in the country. Pura Vida is home to many flowering plants, including heliconias, gingers, and orchids. Look for butterflies, parrots, parakeets, toucans, kingfishers, and waterfowl. Before your walking  tour, enjoy a well-deserved traditional lunch served in the garden restaurant,  then browse the gift shop for souvenirs before heading back to port.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat.

price $139
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4.45 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

boating
Bahia Herradura, Eco Jungle Cruise & Crocodile Safari
This adventure takes place along the estuary of Guacalillo and the Tarcoles River, near Carara National Park. You will board your jungle cruise ship for your tour up the estuary noted for its mangrove forests. In fact, four different species of mangroves are found in this area: tea, black, red and white mangrove. The mangroves are a group of unrelated woody plants that grow in protected tropical coasts. The mangroves also provide a great habitat for many endemic birds like swallows, hummingbirds, flycatchers and many ibis and woodpeckers.You will cruise up the Tarcoles River that’s shores house one of the largest colonies of crocodiles. Some of these reptiles are easily 9 feet long. Iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards, as well as many birds like herons, egrets, and ducks are easily seen looking for food along the riverbanks. This journey will help you learn about the importance of mangroves and why they must be preserved as a way of conservation to save all living species on Earth. Enjoy tropical fresh fruits and iced cold drinks before, during or after your cruise.

Please note: Bring your camera, sunscreen, insect repellent and wear comfortable clothing.


price $109
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3 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments
Bahia Herradura, Los Suenos Canopy Tour
If walking through a tropical forest is exciting, then imagine the experience of traveling on cables on top of it. The tropical forest is one the most complex ecosystems on Earth, more species of flora and fauna inhabit this type of forest than in any other on the planet.  The richest part of the forest is the canopy, as most plants, including orchids and ferns, climb on the trees to receive more sunlight. Here is your chance for an adrenaline-filled encounter with the rainforest, at 100 feet above the ground! You will fly over exotic trees and flora while experiencing spectaculars views of Herradura Bay, the Pacific Coast, as well as the Nicoya Gulf. You will cross an exuberant primary forest on 12 cables and 14 platforms suspended on the treetops discovering the unique comparison of two different ecosystems, the Tropical and the Dry Tropical eco-systems, two different climates and many singular species of birds and animals not seen anywhere else. At the end of your adventure enjoy a delicious buffet of tropical fruits
 
Please note:  This tour is only recommended for those who are able to participate in moderately strenuous activities and high adventure programs. Guests who suffer vertigo should not participate on this tour. Comfortable light clothing is recommended. Weight limit is approximately 235 pounds. You will be required to sign a waiver.


price $129
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4 HRS

Strenuous

horseback

outdoors

wildlife

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Bahia Herradura, Tropical Forest Horseback Riding & Waterfalls
Your tour will start a short 15-minute drive. This is perhaps one of the best ways to discover the wonders of the rainforest. You will be equipped with a medium-sized Criollo horse and riding gear and then depart on your journey to the waterfalls. Along the way you will see farms, and get a closer look at nature, as you start ascending through the rainforest. You may be able to spot some great wildlife such as: toucans, macaws and sometimes even monkeys. Upon arrival at the swimming pool area, your bilingual guide will set you up with some fresh fruit and water and you will have some time to relax and enjoy the waterfalls and natural slide before you return to base.Vista Los Suenos has some of the best kept horses and views in the area. You will discover nature at its best in a private, exclusive 80-acre property, where you will also enjoy your own private waterfall. 

Please note:  Horseback riding is not a suitable activity for guests with limited mobility.

price $125
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Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica



4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

refreshments

boating
Playa Flamingo, Catamaran Adventure & Snorkel
Discover an enchanting marine world. Beautiful reefs and colorful and pristine beaches are the sites where you will see the marine life abundant in the tropics.  Board your catamaran for a 50-minute sail to your snorkeling destination. Snorkeling around the Flamingo area, where you will have 90 minutes to discover an enchanting marine world. Gaze off the boat with a refreshing tropical drink and snacks served by the crew, as you scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish and so much more. It is an experience you should not miss!

Please note:  Wear light clothing, hat, bathing suit under your clothes, bring sunscreen, insect repellent, suntan lotion, and a towel. Snorkeling equipment will be provided.


price $129
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8 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

dining

culture

boating
Playa Flamingo, River Cruise, Traditions and Lunch
This tour will take you on a Costa Rican cultural experience, where you will get a taste of how Costa Rican ancestors used to live in the 19th century.  Once you arrive at Hacienda El Viejo, you will be welcomed with fresh fruits and refreshments at the Hacienda House. Get a glimpse of the “Sabanero” life style, by visiting a real old sabanero house and taste delicious homemade snacks and coffee. You will also have the opportunity to prepare a handmade tortilla yourself.  You will also learn how artisan sugar cane candy is done. Transfer by motor coach for a boat adventure that will allow you to witness the beauty of the Tempisque River, bordering spectacular Palo Verde National Park as it flows into the Gulf of Nicoya. Along the way you will be able to observe the most amazing variety of birds, looking for crocodiles, iguanas, and monkeys and enjoying this beautiful ecosystem. You will then delight your palate with delicious homemade regional Costa Rican styled lunch, while immersing yourself in the authentic lifestyle of Guanacaste and the ambiance of beautiful Hacienda House. The views from the ample corridors will provide additional value as the savannahs and sugar cane fields extend before your eyes.

Please note:  All animals in this national park are wild animals. Please do not feed them. Wear light clothing, comfortable shoes, insect repellent, sunblock, and bring a hat. You will be given a life jacket on the river boat.

price $155
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5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

culture

walking
Playa Flamingo, Santa Cruz & Chorotega Pottery Town
This cultural experience will show you ancient methods of pottery making that are still alive today. Leaving early in the morning on your air-conditioned motor coach you will have a 75-minute ride to visit Guaitil Pottery Town. This rural community preserves the tradition of pottery making from the Chorotega Indians and keeps a motherhood social model with an economy based on this activity.  Here you will have the opportunity to see the ancient methods used for their pottery.  The process began when people of the town extracted and carried the clay from its location almost 3 miles from Guaitil to their town for creating the pottery.  The local people will share with you all the history and evolution of this ancient practice then you will have free time for shopping and there will be an opportunity to taste local fruits.  You will re-board your coach for the 20-minute drive to visit Santa Cruz City and have 20 minutes to walk around the central park of this town before the 90-minute ride back to Playa Flamingo.

Please note:  Wear light clothing, comfortable shoes, insect repellent, sunblock, and bring a hat. 

price $79
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4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

sightseeing
Playa Flamingo, Zip Lining
Adrenaline lovers – this is a tour for you.  You’ll arrive at the canopy tour after a 30-minute drive from the pier. This private reserve protects an important tropical dry forest area. The reason is simple: for the last decade, thousands of hectares of this precious forest have been cut down for its beautiful selection of hardwoods. Today, throughout the entire American continent it is only possible to find dry forest reserves in northwestern Costa Rica. A platform located at ground level on the upper side of a canyon will mark the beginning of your experience. Using industry-approved, ultra-safe harness equipment, you will travel on a network of steel cables that connect eight trees in the forest. This will be your road to excitement while you learn the secrets of the dry forest. Gliding from tree to tree, you will have a bird’s eye view of the forest. 

Please note:  There are 90 steps to manage in order to reach the first platform. This tour is not suitable for guests with fear of heights and it is only recommended for people in good physical condition. A waiver must be signed before the tour starts. Wear comfortable clothing, a hat, comfortable close-toed shoes, and bring insect repellent and sunscreen.

price $105
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Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica



5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Puerto Caldera: Espiratu Santo Coffee Tour & Oxcart Factory & Transfer to Hotel
This tour represents the most remarkable and pure coffee and oxcart tradition and history in Costa Rica. The tradition of the oxcarts is linked to the coffee production and harvest in the early years of the country. Despite modern means of production and transit, oxcarts are still symbols of prosperity and wealth.  You will travel by bus to Espiritu Santo Coffee plantation. The property is surrounded by 640 acres of a prime coffee plantation, where the secrets of a real good cup of coffee are carefully held. From the plantation entrance, your tour guide will explain how organic coffee is grown, harvested, and processed to produce some of the world’s finest coffee beans.  You will learn about Costa Rican history and have the opportunity to taste a freshly roasted cup of coffee.  After this visit you will travel to the town of Sarchi, known as the Cradle of Costa Rican Artisans because of its fine workshops. Here you will have time to observe the work of the local artisans as they create their famous oxcarts. You will be able to shop for souvenirs to take home, as well as enjoy a delicious typical Costa Rican lunch. Then you will be transferred to your hotel.

Please note:  Travel will be along winding roads.


price $135
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