COSTA RICA & PANAMA CANAL

From $ 1,999 pp
Shore Excursions

Colón, Panama



5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

dining

culture
Colon: Embera Village & Gatun Lake Expansion Visitor Center & Transfer to Hotel
You will head to the Gatun Expansion Center, where you will take a tour and see history being rewritten all over again at the Panama Canal with its expanded capacity to allow for more than double the traffic, with the third set of locks, larger and wider than the existing ones. The Panama Canal has played an integral part in history as it provides travel between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans without having to sail a greater distance and through perilous Cape Horn. After this tour you will head to Buena Vista. There you will board a small dugout, which will carry you up the Gatun River to discover a large, fascinating and dense jungle.  You will arrive at the Embera Quera, an indigenous community found on the banks of Gatun Lake, near the Panama Canal. The Embera tribe still lives in harmony with Mother Nature. They will welcome you at the pier and gladly give you an idea of how they still live today. The village chief will give you a brief explication on the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, beliefs and handicrafts. Then, a traditional lunch of fish and plantains prepared by the Embera women will be served to you. In the afternoon you will watch a traditional Embera dance and also have a chance to shop for colorful handicrafts. The sale of local products directly benefits the village and helps to pay the school fees for the children. You can also get a temporary Embera tattoo painted on your arm or leg, using an ink made from a local fruit. 

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.  The drop off location is the Windstar Hotel. 


price $299
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5 HRS

Easy

culture

unesco
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Airport
Start with a sightseeing tour enjoying the views of the modern Panama City. You will travel along the Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared to Miami. On the way to Panama Viejo enjoy the Old Panama or Panama Viejo, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. This city was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneer Henry Morgan in 1671 and therefore abandoned. Today there are only ruins left. Still, the tower of the ancient cathedral is standing and has become a landmark of the town. 

Please note:  This tour is available for those with flights after 5 p.m. 


price $119
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5 HRS

Easy

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Hotel
Start with a sightseeing tour enjoying the views of the modern Panama City. You will travel along the Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared to Miami. On the way to Panama Viejo enjoy the Old Panama or Panama Viejo, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. This city was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneer Henry Morgan in 1671 and therefore abandoned. Today there are only ruins left. Still, the tower of the ancient cathedral is standing and has become a landmark of the town. 

Please note:  You will be dropped off at your hotel.

price $119
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.

Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama



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.

price $115
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4 HRS

Easy

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 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. 


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 how the canal has been expanded just now. 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

culture

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 the Casco Viejo, Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the Casco Viejo you will feel sent 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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4.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Balboa, Panama Treasures
Begin a 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 and 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 at 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 the same 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 second-hand 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. Okay to bring your camera.

price $155
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Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica



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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4.5 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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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

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

beach

boating
Golfo Dulce: Tropicall 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

dining

culture

concierge
Quepos, Concierge Collection: Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure
Experience a unique piece of Costa Rican rural heritage just about an hour from Quepos on a scenic country drive by van. This guided nature, conservation, and cultural expedition takes you along the lush, jungle-shrouded slopes of the nearby Fila Chonta Mountains to the farm village of Santa Juana. You will enjoy exploring along the 1.5-mile user-friendly nature trail as your guide will share knowledge of this pristine sanctuary of flora and fauna where both the Rodeo and Paquita Rivers are born. You will continue to where you can swim beneath the pristine waterfalls that feed the Rodeo River.  You will have free time to fish for tilapia or explore the tropical gardens and waterfalls. You will visit the tiny farm village of Santa Juana, overlooking the panoramic coastline of the Pacific Ocean as you enjoy an authentic Campesino (country) lunch in a typical village rancho, co-hosted by members of the local community.   

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. The road is bumpy and winding and there are stairs involved. This tour includes a light breakfast and a buffet lunch.  There is an option for swimming so wear your bathing suit under your clothes. 


price $149
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5.5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

wildlife

sightseeing
Puerto Caldera: Poas Volcano National Park & Transfer to Airport
Your tour will begin with a visit to the city of Alajuela where you will see the Juan Santamaria monument, and the church with its ornate red dome, located in the center of town. Then you will head to Poas Volcano National Park, driving past coffee plantations, fields of flowers, and dairy farms along the way. At the volcano you will have time to observe the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles. Then you will hike on a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon and learn about the different ecosystems in the park. The park is home to a variety of wild plant and animal species, including the Poas Magnolia tree, Bangs's Mountain Squirrels, 79 bird species, including the  Resplendent Quetzal, and toucans.  You will then be transferred to the airport.

Please note: Travel will be along winding roads. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $125
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