STAR COLLECTOR: PATH OF PARADISE: CARIBBEAN ISLES, SPANISH MAIN & COSTA RICA

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Star Collector: Path of Paradise: Caribbean Isles, Spanish Main & Costa Rica

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Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

culture

sightseeing
Bequia Highlights
You will hop into the back of one of the covered vans that are the signature mode of transportation on the island of Bequia. Drive through the main town of Port Elizabeth to head to Fort Hamilton, an old fort 300 ft. above sea level where you will enjoy a magnificent view over Admiralty Bay.  You will see the cannon used by the French centuries ago in their war against the British. Mount Pleasant is your next stop. On this hill you will enjoy magnificent views of homes and the bays that surround the island.  Moving along the Atlantic shoreline into Industry Bay you will visit The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary for a guided tour by Orton King, who spends his time tending to the endangered Hawksbill sea turtles from birth until they are ready to go back into the sea.  Then head back down to the harbor, to your waiting yacht.  

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $85
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

boating
Bequia Snorkel Adventure
What better way to enjoy the Caribbean than to engage in what the area is best known for! A coastal scenic trip and a bit of snorkeling are just the right combination to provide some adventure. You will climb aboard an adventure power boat and set off towards one of the island’s snorkel sites. See tiny shellfish in their natural habitat and watch the schools of fish dart playfully around you. After a while in the water you will return to your boat where the Captain’s famous rum punch will be served. Enjoy the scenery as you sip on your beverage and your boat takes you back to the pier and your waiting yacht.

Please note:  Wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel.  You may stay on board and enjoy the atmosphere if you choose not to snorkel.  

price $95
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2 HRS

Strenuous

wildlife

boating

watersports

essentials
Bequia, 1 Tank Dive
Experience the underwater magic of Bequia as you head out for a dive in the warm tropical waters surrounding this beautiful sailor’s paradise. You will be picked up at the dock for a 35-minute boat ride to the diving site where you will have 45 minutes to explore.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and a hat. Life jackets and diving tanks will be provided.


price $159
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

wildlife

boating

watersports

essentials
Bequia, 2 Tank Dive
Experience the underwater magic of Bequia as you head out for a dive in the warm tropical waters surrounding this beautiful sailor’s paradise. You will be picked up at the dock for a 35-minute boat ride to the diving site where you will have 45 minutes to explore the underwater beauty. You will spend an hour of surface time before your second 45-minute dive.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and a hat. Life jackets and diving tanks will be provided.


price $259
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6 HRS

Moderate

dining

sightseeing

boating
Bequia, Mustique Magic with Lunch
Enjoy power cruising over to the island of the rich and famous.  Discover Mustique, a 14-acre gem with fertile valleys surrounded by coral reef, coves and dazzling beaches. You will enjoy a coastal tour while boating in along the coast, the history and homes of this exotic getaway of the rich and famous are pointed out at this time. Upon arrival visit the unique shops, relax on one of Mustique’s white-sand beaches or enjoy the vividness and beauty of the underwater marine life or take an optional taxi tour around the island. The tour continues with a delicious local lunch at an island restaurant. Have a swim before heading back to Bequia. 

Please note: This power boat experience may have waves and splashing and is not recommended for persons with back problems. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel. Bring a  hat, local and US currency and  sunscreen.


price $239
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Castries, St. Lucia



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Castries, Full Day Private Sedan with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $519
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Castries, Full Day Private Van with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $709
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Castries, Half Day Private Sedan with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $269
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Castries, Half Day Private Van with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3-6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $399
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Castries, Heritage Highlights
Be a part of St. Lucia’s rich history and culture. You will depart from the pier on a relaxing drive in an air-conditioned bus through the historic city of Castries. You will pass many buildings of historic significance and drive up the winding Morne Fortune Road for a stop at the panoramic viewpoint where you will see Castries Harbor and the northern landscape. Continuing on your tour, you will drive past the official residence of the island’s governor-general before arriving at Eudovic’s art studio, known for its exquisite local woodwork and intricate carvings. You will see an actual woodcarving demonstration and have the opportunity to purchase a souvenir. You will then take a scenic drive through the countryside to the Fond Latisab Creole Park. Experience such local traditions as cassava bread making, cooking on macambou leaves, see authentic 2-handed sawing to the rhythm of a shak shak band and participate and learn the Creole folk dance. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring your camera, sunscreen and US cash if you wish to purchase souvenirs.


price $55
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture
Castries, Lets Make Chocolate
Once considered the dessert for monarchs and aristocrats, chocolate has since filtered through to the mainstream.  The tree to bar chocolate class at Howelton Estate features the use of St. Lucia's trinitario cocoa beans, which are treasured by renowned chocolatiers for their aromatic indulgencis on one’s senses. The class will begin with the manual grinding of cocoa nibs which have been broken down from dried trinitario beans grown on the island.  With the use of a mortar & pestle, class participants under the guidance of the house chocolatier, grind nibs until they transform into liquefied chocolate. The breakdown process can take up to 45 minutes adding in personal touches of desired flavors along the way, which makes each chocolate a unique signature bar. Throughout the class, information on the multiple benefits of the trintario chocolate is disseminated as dark chocolate is renowned for its fascinating health benefits. There is a 20-minute cooling down period to allow the liquefied chocolate to solidify after it has been put into its mold. The break will allow time for taking in the amazing views of the city, while enjoying a beverage from the Cellar Bar or browsing the duty free gift shop among other options. After the break, class will resume and the end result will be a beautiful 1.8 ounce (50 grams) dark chocolate bar that is foil wrapped and can be taken home as perhaps the most distinctive souvenir of St. Lucia.  

Please note: Bring US Dollars or Credit Cards (American Express, Master Card or Visa).


price $109
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife
Castries, Rainforest Canopy Zip Line Adventure
Depart the port and drive through the city of Castries to the Rainforest located along the east coast of St. Lucia near the fishing village of Dennery. At the Welcome Centre situated in the heart of the rainforest you will be given a safety briefing and geared up for the ride. Although this ride does not demand physical ability, the adrenaline rush is like no other. It is a rocket ride from between 30 feet to 130 feet off the forest floor on just over 4,000 feet of cables suspended between platforms. During the course you will encounter 2 fun net bridges to access the next platform. The course is a system of integrated cables and rigging carefully designed to deliver a thrill safely. Between zips there is plenty of time for a unique view of the forest, the birds and plants that inhabit it. This Tree Top Canopy Adventure Tour is fun for the whole family and it is a Caribbean memory you will talk about long after your holiday is over.

Please note: Wear closed sandals (with rubber soles) or trainers – NO flip flops/slippers. People with heart conditions are not encouraged to participate in this tour. Each participant must sign a disclaimer before participating on the tour.

price $105
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3 - 3.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments
Castries, Rainforest Hike & River Pool

A short drive through the city and across the island into one of St. Lucia’s beautiful rainforests is where wildlife and culture unfold with picture opportunities and sightseeing. The Rainforest Hike will begin with a drive through parts of the city of Castries then through various small communities where you will want to keep your camera on hand as the drive continues through the community of Bexon, which sits in one of the flattest lines of the rainforest. You will hike through nature trails in the rainforest and possibly have a chance to view some of the island's species of birds including their National Bird the St. Lucian Parrot.  As if it could not get any better, you will get an opportunity to take a cool dip and relax in a river pool.  The river water is very clean hence it is used to supply the community with drinking water. When you thought this was all, you will get to taste the local fruits in season as well as freshly made local juice.  During special times of the year when certain vegetables are in season you may also be treated to the guides roasting vegetables over a bond fire

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes or trainers – NO flip flops/slippers. Wear your bathing suit under comfortable clothing. People with heart conditions are not encouraged to participate in this tour. Bring a towel, your camera and insect repellent. 


price $99
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Les Saintes, Guadeloupe



1.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

boating
Les Saintes, Clear Bottom Kayaking
Explore the pristine turquoise waters of Les Saintes aboard a “clear-bottom” kayak. Following a short walk from your tender pier your adventure begins. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will paddle over translucent waters and learn about the lifestyles of the island, its history, and its exquisite coral reef surrounds. No experience is necessary as the 2-person kayaks are easily maneuverable. Set against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful bays in all the Caribbean, this relaxing and fun-filled experience is one not to be missed.

Please note: Wear light clothes, hat or visor, sunscreen, and sunglasses. 


price $55
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

boating
Les Saintes, Guadeloup By Catamaran
This is a fantastic 3-hour catamaran excursion with snorkeling possibilities at different sites in the archipelago of Les Saintes. The Captain and the Guide are committed to providing you with a fun, safe, and comfortable experience, allowing you to take in the natural beauty of the archipelago. You will navigate the archipelago of Les Saintes and then navigate around the islands of Terre de Haut and Terre de bas – the two inhabited islands. Continue to the four most remote islands of the archipelago; Grand Ilêt, La Coche, Les Augustins, and the Virgin Rock. Continue sailing to the beautiful Pain de Sucre Beach.  Here you will have time to go for a swim on you own in the crystal clear waters with an array of colorful tropical fish. You will have drinks and snacks before heading back to the pier of Les Saintes.

Please note: This tour is weather dependent and guests must have no mobility issues. Wear light clothes, hat or visor, and sunscreen, and bring your swimming suit, towel, and sunglasses.

price $179
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Les Saintes, Historic Tastes & Treasures of Fort Napoleon
Fort Napoleon has a rich history and is the setting for some of the most dramatic harbor views in the Caribbean. Join your English-speaking guide at the pier where a private shuttle will bring you to the gate at the top of Napoleon Hill. Afternoon entry to the fort allows a more intimate opportunity to enjoy the history of the fort, its gardens, and eclectic museum collection depicting life on the island over the last 2500 years. Following your guided tour of these areas, you will retreat to the original fort’s kitchen where you will sample a variety of local, iconic foods including the famous local cakes. No Windstar tour in the Caribbean would be complete without a taste of rum and today you will sample the “Sun Rum” mixed on the island. When you are ready to leave you have the option to hike back to the town or take advantage of the shuttle service provided for you.

Please note: This exclusive tour accommodates a maximum of 24 people. Space is limited, sign up early.

price $95
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Basseterre, St. Kitts



3 HRS

Easy

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Basseterre, Brimstone Hill Fortress & Fairview Great House
On this tour, you will enjoy an overview of the capital of St. Kitts & Nevis and get an up-close look at the island's colonial splendor.  Board your motor coach for the  30-minute drive with your guide into Basseterre, one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean. Admire impressive Victorian and Georgian architecture and view important landmarks such as the Berkeley Memorial Clock Tower and Independence Square, once a slave market and today host to a picturesque fountain and a centuries-old church. You will stop at the Fairview Great House and Botanical Garden. At this 300-year-old colonial property, you will explore perfectly preserved rooms, including the original kitchen with its volcanic stone and brick oven and the bathing room with its sun-warmed bath. Follow the stone bridge to the lush tropical botanical garden, where many of the plants such as palms and fruit trees date back as far as the 1700s. Then explore the 300-year-old Brimstone Fortress, perched 780 feet above sea level. This magnificent structure is the second largest of its type in the entire Western Hemisphere and is one of the best preserved. This Gibraltar of the West Indies is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and more battles were fought here than at any other single site in British and French naval history. Its spectacular panoramic views include part of the Kittitian coastline, countryside and five neighboring islands.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.



price $65
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3.5 HRS

Easy

dining

culture

walking
Basseterre, Caribbean Cooking: History & Folklore in St. Kitts
A unique culinary experience! You may have previously enjoyed the exotic flavors of West Indian cooking, but do you know the actual ingredients of the dishes or their history? Regardless of whether you are a seasoned cook or just a lover of tasty cuisine, this demonstration will appeal to you.  After a short drive you will arrive at Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden. Enjoy regional dishes prepared before your eyes. As ingredients are added, the historian cook will recount tales about the history of the regional foods, and talk about the development of dishes that use African, European, and Indian cooking methods. Then you will sample the dishes along with homemade refreshments. Explore the Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden. You may also choose to meander through the different areas of the beautifully landscaped 2.5-acre botanical garden at your leisure.  Complimentary copies of the recipes of the dishes prepared during your tour will be yours to take home as a souvenir of your unique experience in St. Kitts.

Please note: Due to the limited space available on this tour, it will sell out quickly. 


price $85
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5.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

sightseeing

beach

boating
Basseterre, Nevis Planation and Beach Tour
Experience the Best of St Kitts and Nevis when you choose this relaxing tour that includes an exhilarating boat ride, a panoramic island tour of Nevis crammed with spectacular views and historical interests, and a luxury beach break. You will board your fast and comfortable power catamaran and head to the beautiful island of Nevis, known in colonial days as the Queen of the Caribbean. Once in Nevis, you will board an air-conditioned van for a panoramic tour of the island, with its lush tropical vegetation and the spectacular vistas of the Caribbean Sea. You will pause for a photo stop at Hamilton House, the birthplace of the United States' first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. The building is currently used as a museum and hosts the meetings of the Nevis House of Assembly. Your guide will point out interesting landmarks along the way, and you will have an opportunity to visit St. Thomas Lowland Church, built in 1643, the oldest Anglican Church in the Caribbean, where you will see spectacular views back to St Kittts. The highlight of your Island tour could well be Nisbet Plantation, the home of Fanny Nisbet, who, in 1778 married Admiral (then Lieutenant Horatio Nelson in Nevis). Next, your guide will take you through quaint villages to the sands of Pinney's Beach for a Caribbean-style lunch served at a beach-side restaurant. Enjoy delicious rum or fruit punch, as well as an included beach chair and shared umbrella .Perhaps take a refreshing dip in the blue Caribbean Sea. When it is  time to re-board your catamaran for the  return journey to Basseterre, you will board straight from the beach
 
Please note: Dress in comfortable, casual clothing, bring a towel, your swimsuit and sunscreen. Lunch is included on this tour.

price $135
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

refreshments

beach

essentials
Basseterre, Self Drive 4X4 Jeep Wranglers & Beach
Experience the interior of St. Kitts’ mountains. St. Kitts, a volcanic island, is blessed with mountainous slopes that are lush with rainforest and offer majestic views. You will enjoy the off-road thrill as you drive your very own iconic Jeep Wrangler. Your tour will begin with a short drive to the Jeep Wrangler base where you will receive a short orientation then you are off to a fun adventure. You will drive to the first off road mountain trail, where at the top of the mountain you can take in a panoramic view of the valley of Basseterre with your ship in the background as well as the cool breeze and the natural beauty of the area.  Drive back down the mountain and up yet another mountain top which will give you a panoramic view of St. Peters and the Southeast Peninsula. Continue your tour and curve around off road trails passing the international airport where on some days you can see planes land and take off. After your trip through the interior of St. Kitts, drive to Vibes Beach Bar which has a perfect blend of island bar and sports bar atmosphere, filled with all the amenities you expect at a beach bar. Sun bathe or swim in the calm Caribbean Sea and enjoy a rum of fruit punch until it is time to return to your ship.

Please note:  Bring your swimwear, towel, and sunscreen. US dollars or credit cards are accepted here. Price is per jeep with a maximum of 4 persons/jeep.


price $299
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2.75 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

sightseeing

beach
Basseterre, Snuba Underwater Adventure
You are invited to take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, tango with the sea life, and then relax on the golden sandy beach of South Friars Bay … that is Snuba in St. Kitts. You will enjoy a scenic 20-minute drive over to the Snuba dive site, passing the majestic stately homes of Frigate Bay, the manicured greens of the Royal St. Kitts Golf Course, and the breathtaking ascent to Timothy Hill, while viewing the energetic Atlantic Ocean on the one side and the serene Caribbean Sea on the other.  On arrival at the dive site on South Friars Beach, home of the prestigious Carambola Beach Club and fine golden sand, you will gear up, receive your orientation and you are ready. Dive in!!!! After your great underwater experience, you can gear down, and enjoy some beach time, a swim in the cool clear waters, or just sunbathing.

Please note:  Bring adequate sun protection, swimsuit and towel, a hat and/or sunglasses. You will be required to sign a waiver to participate in this adventure.

price $85
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Basseterre: Caribbean Scenic Railway
Completely circle the island of St. Kitts by road and rail in just a few hours. The St. Kitts Scenic Railway is a narrow-gauge railroad that was built almost a century ago to deliver sugar cane from the fields to the mill in Bassetèrre. Each railcar features seating on two levels. The upper level features a spacious open-air observation deck offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, while the lower level provides air-conditioned comfort.  Island ambiance will be evoked with comfortable rattan furniture, complimentary specialty drinks, island music by the Scenic Railway Choir, and an informative narrative history of the Caribbean. In addition to your rail experience, your sightseeing will also feature a scenic drive by bus along the southwestern coast. Enjoy unparalleled vistas of Brimstone Hill Fortress, the British “Gibraltar of the West Indies,” Middle Island where Thomas Jefferson’s great-grandfather is buried, and the neighboring island of Nevis, birthplace of American statesman Alexander Hamilton.

Please note: Bring your camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat if you are planning on sitting on the upper level. 


price $105
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4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife
Basseterre: Sky Safari Zipline Adventure
Fly along zip lines up to 1,400 feet in length, 25 stories above the ground! This is a spectacular 5-line zip line journey based at the Historic Wingfield Estate. After a short orientation, training session, and riding the first (trainer) line, you will hop into vehicles for a trek up the famous Valley of the Giants. You will see fantastic panoramic views of Brimstone Hill Fortress, Old Road Village, former sugar estates, the Caribbean Sea, and Mount Liamuiga. With a mile of zip lines you will soar at speeds up to 50 miles per hour.  Thanks to the cutting edge technology of this system you will fly hands and feet free, just like a bird. All you have to do is sit back, and enjoy the experience! You will also be given an opportunity to walk around the Wingfield Estate Ruins. View the first British masonry in the entire New World as well as the remnants of the different methods of processing sugar which are all on site. As an additional treat your tour also includes a short walk to the Romney Manor, home of Caribelle Batik, where you can enjoy the enchanting gardens, batik studios, and gift shop.

Please note: This tour is not available for guests who are pregnant, have a heart condition or serious medical condition, previous neck or back injuries. To participate on this tour guests must wear closed-toe shoes, weigh at least 60 pounds but no more than 275 pounds and sign a waiver. Any guests wishing to bring along personal items will have the option to leave items at the base and rent a locker to store them in. Price per locker is $3 US and payable directly to the Sky Safari facility.

price $95
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

refreshments

boating
Basseterre: Snorkel Safari
Experience the pleasure of snorkeling at several sites that are abundant with tropical fish and coral life
There will be a short 10-minute walk from the pier to the marina where your boat awaits. Then you will cruise the island’s pristine southeast peninsula, inhabited by the shy green vervet monkey.  Snorkeling opportunities include Ballets Bay, Shitten Bay, and Bugs Hole. Marine life varies but you may see: turtles, eagle rays and stingrays, schools of saltwater chub, snapper, angel fish, parrot fish, squirrel fish, and sand sharks. Many virgin reefs and extensive soft corals, fans, and sponges make up the reef life. Thirst-quenching non-alcoholic drinks, local beer and water will be provided.

Please note:  Wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel. (Towels will be available at the gangway.)  Your waiver release form must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed.  Access to and from the water is done by a ladder on the side of the boat.


price $95
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

refreshments
Basseterre: St Kitts Quad ATV Adventure
Here is a unique way to experience the Caribbean! This exciting exploration will begin with a transfer from the dock to the Quad Bike (ATV) base. After an introduction and full orientation on the use of the bikes and safety precautions, you will be ready to mount the four-wheel ATV bikes for a wildly exhilarating adventure. Your experienced guide will lead you on a thrilling ride through cane fields and down country dirt tracks and up scenic slopes with views of neighboring islands. On the way you may also be able to taste local fruits in season.  Then it will be time once more to get back on the bikes and return to the tour base. Enjoy a cool drink before you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note:   You will be provided with a helmet.  This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues or back problems as you will be traveling off road over hilly and bumpy terrain. You will be required to sign a waiver to participate on this tour. Maximum weight is 250 lbs.


price $105
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Philipsburg, St. Maarten



2.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

boating

essentials
St. Maarten: Americas Cup Sailboat Racing
Experience the thrill of racing multi-million dollar America’s Cup Race sailboats in the warm blue waters and brisk trade winds of St. Maarten. Previous sailing experience is not necessary for this excursion, which is one of the highest rated in the Caribbean. You will tender out from the 12 Metre Clubhouse dock at Dock Maarten where after a briefing you will take a 10-minute tender ride out to your allocated sailboat. Either Dennis Conner’s America’s Cup winning Stars & Stripes, Canada II, or True North IV are yours for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The expert crew will show you exactly what to do if you want to take a “crew member’s” position. Then it’s off to the racecourse – grind a winch – trim a sail – punch a stopwatch, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the included refreshments.  After the race enjoy a victory rum punch party at the12 Metre Clubhouse where the tour ends.

Please note:  Wear soft-soled suitable footwear for the sailboat. This event is weather/wind dependent.

price $165
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


2.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

boating

essentials
St. Maarten: Americas Cup Sailboat Racing
Experience the thrill of racing multi-million dollar America’s Cup Race sailboats in the warm blue waters and brisk trade winds of St. Maarten. Previous sailing experience is not necessary for this excursion, which is one of the highest rated in the Caribbean. You will tender out from the 12 Metre Clubhouse dock at Dock Maarten where after a briefing you will take a 10-minute tender ride out to your allocated sailboat. Either Dennis Conner’s America’s Cup winning Stars & Stripes, Canada II, or True North IV are yours for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The expert crew will show you exactly what to do if you want to take a “crew member’s” position. Then it’s off to the racecourse – grind a winch – trim a sail – punch a stopwatch, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the included refreshments.  After the race enjoy a victory rum punch party at the12 Metre Clubhouse where the tour ends.

Please note:  Wear soft-soled suitable footwear for the sailboat. This event is weather/wind dependent.

price $165
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
St. Maarten: Half Day Private Island Tour in SUV or Deluxe Mini Van
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3-6 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $625
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
St. Maarten: Half Day Private Island Tour in SUV or Deluxe Mini Van
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3-6 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $625
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4.25 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

sightseeing
St. Maarten: Soualiga Sky Explorer & Flying Dutchman
As an adventure-seeker you will simply love this new thrill ride that takes you on the Soualiga Sky Explorer with the landscape unfolding below to the top of St. Maarten’s highest mountain. Then you’ll go flying back down on one of the world’s steepest ziplines.  You will board your air-conditioned transportation at the dock for a 30-minute ride to Rockland Estate. You will be guided to the plantation house, built in the 1700s, to learn the powerful story of Trace Wilson, born into slavery on the estate in 1818 and his descendant Emilio Wilson who purchased the property to educate current and future generations about the conditions of plantation life as well as the customs, traditions and history of St. Maarten. Embark the Soualiga Sky Explorer for the approximately 25-minute ride to the top of Sentry Hill, St. Maarten’s highest elevation at 1,125 feet. A series of platforms encircles the mountaintop showcasing 360-degree views of the whole island including vistas of neighboring islands. A brief orientation will prepare you to fly down the mountain at speeds of up to 56 miles per hour on the world’s steepest zipline, The Flying Dutchman.  You’ll be attached to a flight line in a secure harnessed chair, launching you on the 1050-foot drop in elevation over 2,800 feet to experience the ride of a lifetime. After your fun-filled adventure, select your favorite photo and video then enjoy exploring the estate and sampling St. Maarten delicacies, snacks and beverages at the restaurant. When you are ready to depart board your air-conditioned shuttle transportation back to the ship.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and insect repellent and wearing close-toed and secured shoes is required. Currency accepted is US dollars or credit cards.


price $249
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


4.25 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

sightseeing
St. Maarten: Soualiga Sky Explorer & Flying Dutchman
As an adventure-seeker you will simply love this new thrill ride that takes you on the Soualiga Sky Explorer with the landscape unfolding below to the top of St. Maarten’s highest mountain. Then you’ll go flying back down on one of the world’s steepest ziplines.  You will board your air-conditioned transportation at the dock for a 30-minute ride to Rockland Estate. You will be guided to the plantation house, built in the 1700s, to learn the powerful story of Trace Wilson, born into slavery on the estate in 1818 and his descendant Emilio Wilson who purchased the property to educate current and future generations about the conditions of plantation life as well as the customs, traditions and history of St. Maarten. Embark the Soualiga Sky Explorer for the approximately 25-minute ride to the top of Sentry Hill, St. Maarten’s highest elevation at 1,125 feet. A series of platforms encircles the mountaintop showcasing 360-degree views of the whole island including vistas of neighboring islands. A brief orientation will prepare you to fly down the mountain at speeds of up to 56 miles per hour on the world’s steepest zipline, The Flying Dutchman.  You’ll be attached to a flight line in a secure harnessed chair, launching you on the 1050-foot drop in elevation over 2,800 feet to experience the ride of a lifetime. After your fun-filled adventure, select your favorite photo and video then enjoy exploring the estate and sampling St. Maarten delicacies, snacks and beverages at the restaurant. When you are ready to depart board your air-conditioned shuttle transportation back to the ship.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and insect repellent and wearing close-toed and secured shoes is required. Currency accepted is US dollars or credit cards.


price $249
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
St. Maarten: Under Two Flags Island Tour
Since 1648 the island has been divided between the French and the Dutch with both sides maintaining their very distinct personality and heritage. The tour will start from the port in Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch St. Maarten, passing by the Great Salt Pond and through the Lower Princess Quarter. The scenic Eastern Coastal Road affords breathtaking views of the windward side of the island. There will be a stop at the lookout point of Coralita which offers panoramic views and a great photo opportunity. The drive will continue through the Dutch quarter and Paradise View overlooking the beautiful Orient Bay, Pinel Island, Tintamarre, Green Kay and St Bart’s. Head along the northern coast, passing the village of Grand Case on the way to the capital of the French side, Marigot. Marigot remains true to its French heritage and is like a Caribbean Paris with its outdoor cafés and French boutiques. There will be time to browse around the shops or have lunch at an outdoor café. After leaving Marigot, you will cross the border one last time to the Dutch side and stop at Cay Hill where you can appreciate a view of Saba Island and all the lagoons before your return to the pier.  There will be a last stop in Philipsburg to enjoy some shopping.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $65
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
St. Maarten: Under Two Flags Island Tour
Since 1648 the island has been divided between the French and the Dutch with both sides maintaining their very distinct personality and heritage. The tour will start from the port in Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch St. Maarten, passing by the Great Salt Pond and through the Lower Princess Quarter. The scenic Eastern Coastal Road affords breathtaking views of the windward side of the island. There will be a stop at the lookout point of Coralita which offers panoramic views and a great photo opportunity. The drive will continue through the Dutch quarter and Paradise View overlooking the beautiful Orient Bay, Pinel Island, Tintamarre, Green Kay and St Bart’s. Head along the northern coast, passing the village of Grand Case on the way to the capital of the French side, Marigot. Marigot remains true to its French heritage and is like a Caribbean Paris with its outdoor cafés and French boutiques. There will be time to browse around the shops or have lunch at an outdoor café. After leaving Marigot, you will cross the border one last time to the Dutch side and stop at Cay Hill where you can appreciate a view of Saba Island and all the lagoons before your return to the pier.  There will be a last stop in Philipsburg to enjoy some shopping.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $65
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Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.



4 HRS

Strenuous

walking

beach

boating

essentials
Virgin Gorda: Highlights & Bath Tour
Enjoy the best that Virgin Gorda has to offer when you take this Island Tour to the world famous The Baths.  Board your open air safari bus at The Yacht Harbour and wind up the hills to Gorda Peak where you will have the opportunity to photograph the impressive archipelago of the B.V.I.  Your route takes you on down the spine of this beautiful island. From here you will drive to The Baths, the B.V.I.’s most famous landmark. These massive granite boulders stand out against powdery white sand and crystal clear waters, so seize this chance to scramble through narrow gaps, intricate pools and passages which comprise this adventurous footpath before it opens out to the spectacular white sands of Devils Bay.  The beach at The Baths boasts an appealing bar, souvenir stand and restrooms.  For those not physically inclined, you can still be witness to these dramatic batholiths should you take a drink at the Top of The Baths, or the less strenuous path direct down to Devils Bay. Before boarding the safari buses, sample a complimentary rum punch, punch or water at the gazebo above The Baths. The taxis will then take you back to your tenders at the Yacht Harbour.

Please note:  Wear your swimsuit under your clothes, bring reef-friendly sun screen, towel, camera, reef or aqua shoes to explore the Baths, flip-flops are not recommended.  This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues. Use caution while walking down the trail and through the boulders in the caves. Path is uneven and slippery. On some days expect crowds. Please be aware of the National Flag Warning System and adhere to it at all times. Red Flag: Danger - No Swimming. Yellow Flag: Caution - Weak swimmers are discouraged from entering the water.  Purple Flag: Jellyfish Warning.


price $55
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

snorkeling

wildlife

refreshments

essentials
Virgin Gorda: Snorkel Adventure
The exciting marine world is revealed to you on this adventure to two of Virgin Gorda's best regarded snorkel sites.  Board a sleek and spacious 36ft Newton motor boat for a fun and relaxing cruise through the islands surrounding Virgin Gorda.  Motor across the stunning Virgin Gorda with views of neighboring islands.The catamaran will moor at your first snorkel spot, chosen by the Captain as per the best location for the day.  The crew will assist with getting your snorkel gear ready, give a safety briefing and guide you in the water while pointing out interesting sea life.  Once back on board, the Captain will pick out a second snorkel spot for you enjoy. The tour ends with refreshments on board and a cruise back to The Yacht Harbour in Spanish Town.

Please note: wear your swimsuit under your clothes, bring a towel, a dry t-shirt or sweatshirt, reef friendly sunscreen, waterproof camera (if you want to record the boulders ashore), and a hat.  Participants must sign a waiver before departing the dock. Depending on weather and sea state the snorkel locations might have to be adjusted. Minimum age is 7 years. 

price $85
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San Juan, Puerto Rico



4 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
San Juan: Bacardi Distillery & Rum Tasting – Awaken Your Senses with Transfer to Airport
You will board your coach for the 30-minute ride to the Bacardi Distillery.  Start your tour at the new Bacardi Visitor Center. Learn about the past, present, and future of the world’s most awarded rum and spirits. Relive the history and see how Bacardi evolved from being a small rum manufacturer in Santiago de Cuba to becoming the untameable Spirit that it is today. You will learn about Bacardi’s rum making process, its legendary cocktails, and you will be tasting 4 of the best hand-crafted cocktails prepared by Bacardi mixologists. There will be time to visit the Gift Shop and find an array of Bacardi rums, souvenirs, and collectibles. Bottles can even be engraved. You will enjoy the view of Old San Juan from their pavilion that’s shaped like a bat or just sit back and relax in the Lounge. You will find out why tourists have made Bacardi a must see in Puerto Rico.You will be transferred to the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable attire and walking shoes. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate on this tour.  


price $169
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
San Juan: Bacardi Distillery & Rum Tasting – Awaken Your Senses with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
You will board your coach for the 30-minute ride to the Bacardi Distillery.  Start your tour at the new Bacardi Visitor Center. Learn about the past, present, and future of the world’s most awarded rum and spirits. Relive the history and see how Bacardi evolved from being a small rum manufacturer in Santiago de Cuba to becoming the untamable Spirit that it is today. You will learn about Bacardi’s rum making process, its legendary cocktails, and you will be tasting 4 of the best hand-crafted cocktails prepared by Bacardi mixologists. There will be time to visit the Gift Shop and find an array of Bacardi rums, souvenirs, and collectibles. Bottles can even be engraved. You will enjoy the view of Old San Juan from their pavilion that’s shaped like a bat or just sit back and relax in the Lounge. You will find out why tourists have made Bacardi a must see in Puerto Rico.

Please note: Wear comfortable attire and walking shoes. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate on this tour.  


price $169
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

essentials
San Juan: Old San Juan Natl Historic Parks Walking Tour with Transfer to Airport
Not every day will you get an opportunity to visit the 2nd oldest city in America.  For about 90 minutes you will walk the cobblestone streets accompanied by an expert guide who will give you interesting information on many amazing structures and relate events that make Old San Juan a must-do on your bucket list. You will visit San Cristobal Fort, the largest fort built by the Spanish in the New World.  Learn the mystery of the sentry boxes and other memorable facts. On the way to the airport you will also have the opportunity to visit and learn the history of the Tapia Theater, Plaza Colon, Plaza de Armas, La Rogativa, The San Jose Church, The Governor’s Main House, San Juan Cathedral, and other interesting sites.

Please note: Wear comfortable attire and walking shoes.


price $95
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

essentials
San Juan: Old San Juan Natl Historic Parks Walking Tour with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Not every day will you get an opportunity to visit the 2nd oldest city in America.  For about 90 minutes you will walk the cobblestone streets accompanied by an expert guide who will give you interesting information on many amazing structures and relate events that make Old San Juan a must-do on your bucket list. You will visit San Cristobal Fort, the largest fort built by the Spanish in the New World.  Learn the mystery of the sentry boxes and other memorable facts. On the way to the airport you will also have the opportunity to visit and learn the history of the Tapia Theater, Plaza Colon, Plaza de Armas, La Rogativa, The San Jose Church, The Governor’s Main House, San Juan Cathedral, and other interesting sites. You will be transferred to the Windstar Hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable attire and walking shoes.


price $95
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
San Juan: Rainforest Eco Wonder Tour with Transfer to Airport
Board your coach for the 45-minute drive to discover the exotic vegetation of El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Park System.  El Yunque features over 240 species of plants and wildlife, waterfalls, streams, and hiking trails leading to enchanting locations.  With a professional guide you will visit El Portal Visitor Center, La Coca Falls, and a low-moderate impact trail to admire the flora and fauna.  Your expert guide will make the trip meaningful and fun. Then transfer to the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable attire and non-slippery shoes.

price $109
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

outdoors

wildlife

essentials
San Juan: Rainforest Eco Wonder Tour with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Board your coach for the 45-minute drive to discover the exotic vegetation of El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Park System.  El Yunque features over 240 species of plants and wildlife, waterfalls, streams, and hiking trails leading to enchanting locations.  With a professional guide you will visit El Portal Visitor Center, La Coca Falls, and a low-moderate impact trail to admire the flora and fauna.  Your expert guide will make the trip meaningful and fun.

Please note: Wear comfortable attire and non-slippery shoes.


price $109
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Isla Catalina, Dominican Republic



3 HRS

Moderately
easy

boating

watersports

essentials
Isla Catalina, Catamaran Sail & Snorkel
Leave the Catalina Island pier onboard a beautiful catamaran. The vessel features roomy, comfortable decks at your disposal for relaxing, sunbathing or even dancing the merengue! You will sail along the Dominican coast, admiring the lush, green island views and the turquoise sea. Hop into the water for some snorkeling or simply take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear sea. Savor Dominican rum and fresh fruit punch.

Please note:  Bring sunscreen, bug spray, water shoes, swimsuit and towel.


price $99
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3 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

snorkeling

boating

essentials
Isla Catalina, Certified 2-Tank Dive
Explore the underwater beauty of Catalina Island.  After a short tender ride to Catalina Island, you’ll ride out to your first dive site aboard a custom catamaran dive boat.  Begin by exploring the cannons from the Cara Merchant shipwreck of the famous pirate, Captain Kidd, which sunk in 1699; this site is currently being excavated.  Proceed to “The Wall,” a 40- to 90-foot dive with stunning coral formations and a large aquatic population.  After your first dive, your catamaran will re-position while you enjoy some island music, fresh fruits, and refreshments.  For your second dive, “The Aquarium” features a colorful array of fish as well as soft and hard corals, in 40 feet of water. 

Please note:  Minimum age is 12 years.  Scuba diving gear is included.  Pregnant women and guests with heart/respiratory conditions are not permitted on this excursion.  Guests must present a valid Open Water Certification Card (“C-Card”).


price $175
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

essentials
Santo Domingo, Barcelo Rum Tasting Tour
Enjoy a tour of an aging cellar and immerse yourself in the rich aroma of the reserves. You will get to know the processes of elaboration and packaging that are carried out in the factory daily. You will be enveloped in an atmosphere of discovery. Taste several types of rum and cocktails based on fruits and rum. In addition, you will have the opportunity to purchase products and a range of promotional items so you can take a delicious memory of the experience home with you.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses. Bring money for souvenirs.


price $139
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6 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

refreshments

culture

essentials
Santo Domingo, Chocolate & Clay Tour
This tour will begin with a visit to one of the largest organic cocoa producers in the Caribbean, where the finest cocoa beans are processed. You’ll then see a group of chocolatiers roasting the beans, grinding them by hand and making chocolate for your enjoyment in the farm workshop. You will also see clay artisans at work creating beautiful artifacts from the time of their ancestors, as you enjoy a traditional Dominican snack and the presentation of “The Atabales Group.” Before heading back to the pier, tuck into a traditional delicious lunch and enjoy some leisure time for shopping at the farm’s souvenir shop.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and your camera.


price $165
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4.3 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Santo Domingo, Panoramic Santo Domingo with Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Garden has the important mission of preserving the rich and varied Dominican flora and connecting it with those who prefer to enjoy nature to the maximum in a very pleasant tropical weather. It exhibits the natural flora of the island, and there are areas dedicated to palm trees, exotic plants and orchids– the Dominican Republic hosts over 300 varieties. Once at the Botanical Garden, you will enjoy an interesting tour, including a ride on the Botanical Garden train. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic visit to the colonial zone of Santo Domingo, including some leisure time for shopping. 

Please note: Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and money for souvenirs.


price $115
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Colonial History
See “The Battle of Santo Domingo” in a fully immersive 4D cinema experience. Enjoy the physical and virtual world of the Pirate Sir Francis Drake invasion to the walled city of Santo Domingo. Afterwards, you will stroll through the Colonial Zone, where the most relevant and imposing edifications were built during the colonization period. Visit “the Royal Houses,” “the Cathedral,” first cathedral of the New World, “The National Pantheon” and “Calle Las Damas.” After this interesting experience, you will have some leisure time for shopping.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses. To enter the cathedral wear clothes that cover shoulders and knees. Bring money for souvenirs.


price $115
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Santa Marta, Colombia



3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Santa Marta Highlights
This tour provides a glimpse of the third most important port and second tourist city of Colombia. You will board your motor coach to begin your tour.  You will visit The Gold Museum to admire the museum’s pre-Colombian artifact exhibit and a small, priceless, collection of Tayrona gold and pottery pieces. Then you will head to the first church in the city, the Church of Santa Ana, built in 1529 by Fray Thomas Ortiz, a Dominican friar. Your next stop will be at San Pedro de Alejandrino Villa. Dating back to the 17th century, San Pedro de Alejandrino had its origins as a country estate outside the city limits. In 1830, the great liberator Simon Bolivar used it as a refuge for his last days. The interior of the house has been restored and the extensive gardens have been returned to their former glory. Following the tour, re-board the coach and drive to the Santamar Hotel to enjoy a delightful display of Colombia’s history and culture during a folklore show featuring traditional songs and dances, soft drinks are included.

Please note: The terrain at the villa is uneven and there are steps to get up to the gold Museum. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $55
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4 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

wildlife

culture

walking
Santa Marta, EcoWalk in Tayrona National Park
Tayrona National Park is located on the Atlantic coast northeast of Santa Marta.  Home to numerous species of animals, birds, reptiles and vestiges of the Tayrona culture, the landscape is covered by lush vegetation and huge unique white rock formations.  You will board a bus for the 45-minute ride to Tayrona. Upon arriving at the park, you will take a nature trail walk along the 9-stone path to learn about the flora, fauna and Tayrona culture and you will view one of the stunning beaches.  Then you will head to the Mirador Eco-Habs Resort set in the beautiful tropical environment for refreshments.  Take time to visit "La Piscinita" (the little pool) beach, where you can go for a brief swim and rest or chat with the Tayrona Natives.  Small lizards and birds are common sightings. Enjoy a buffet lunch. After soaking in the pristine and serene natural beauty of the park, it’s time to head back to the ship.
 
Please note: Ecological walking at the park includes extended periods of walking and standing. Ecological walking is optional and guests can stay at the beach and/or park facilities if they choose.


price $85
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

outdoors

essentials
Santa Marta, Quebrada Valencia Ecological Experience
You will board a bus for the 1-hour drive to Valencia Waterfall. This impressive cascade of crystalline water among rocks and crags, offers an unequaled spectacle making this place a must see.  The natural waterfall, descends from the Sierra Nevada, which is the tallest mountain bordering the sea in the world with perpetual snows, forming a series of natural pools that are suitable for enjoying a refreshing swim and observing a variety of fishes.   It is surrounded by a variety of exotic vegetation and fruits, such as cacao and plantain. Quebrada Valencia belongs to the countless ecological and tourist destinations that Santa Marta offers. You will take a 30-minute hike then you will have free time to get to know the area, dive into its waters and enjoy the beauty of the landscape.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $69
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6 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

wildlife

culture

dining

walking
Santa Marta, Tayrona Park Adventure
Tayrona National Park is located on the Atlantic coast northeast of Santa Marta.  Home to numerous species of animals, birds, reptiles and vestiges of the Tayrona culture, the landscape is covered by lush vegetation and huge unique white rock formations.  You will board a bus for the 45-minute ride to Tayrona. Upon arriving at the park, you will take a nature trail walk along the 9-stone path to learn about the flora, fauna and Tayrona culture and you will view one of the stunning beaches.  Then you will head to the Mirador Eco-Habs Resort set in the beautiful tropical environment for refreshments.  Take time to visit "La Piscinita" (the little pool) beach, where you can go for a brief swim and rest or chat with the Tayrona Natives.  Small lizards and birds are common sightings.  Enjoy a buffet lunch. After soaking in the pristine and serene natural beauty of the park, it’s time to head back to the ship.
 
Please note: Ecological walking at the park includes extended periods of walking and standing. Ecological walking is optional and guests can stay at the beach and/or park facilities if they choose.
 

price $149
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5.5 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

culture

walking

essentials
Santa Marta, Tayronaka Indian Reserve
Spend the day exploring the Tayronaka Indian Reserve, taking in the natural environment, the biodiversity and learning about the Tayrona culture. Departing from the pier, you’ll have a scenic 1-hour drive Santa Marta through the "Troncal del Caribe." As you travel along this route, you’ll see beautiful landscapes and contrasts produced by the area’s diverse climate ranges. Upon arrival, you will take a pleasant 20-minute walk along an ecological path, during which you will start to appreciate the flora and fauna of the region. You will have the opportunity of walking through what used to be the stone paved city of Tayrona. You will see paths, aqueducts, stairs, terraces, and much more. You may even see a piece of a Tayrona vessel or remains of grinding stones whose wonderful rounded stones were created for a purpose that is still unknown.There were many items that this incredible culture manufactured during the hundreds of years that they dwelled on this mountain; and many of them remain. Due to its climate and fertile soil, the area cultivates colorful tropical flowers that are sold to international markets and which can be observed everywhere within the reserve. Today, it has also become a sanctuary for the archaeological treasures of the Tayrona culture which are more than 1,000 years old. The museum here showcases pieces of great value and also enlightens visitors on how the Tayronas lived and how they were remarkable goldsmiths, craftsmen, sailors and warriors. Following the guided portion of your tour, you will be free to explore further on your own, or perhaps take a swim in the river. There is a restaurant at the Reserve where guests may purchase lunch. After approximately 2 hours, you’ll walk with your guide back to your minibus and travel back to the ship.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1.5 hours of easy to moderate walking that includes some steps and uneven and natural surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. The local operator has imposed a maximum age limit of 60 years of age. Light weight clothing; a swimsuit and towel for those who wish to swim, sun cap, sunglasses,; sunscreen, insect repellant, and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a non-slip sole are recommended. Those who take part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.


price $84
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Cartagena, Colombia



3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Cartagena, Colombian Coffee Experience
With this excursion you will fill your cup with the bold history of Cartagena and the rich goodness of pure Colombian Coffee. Your adventure will begin with a 15-minute motor coach ride to San Felipe Fortress, built in the 17th century. You will make a photo stop there before continuing on for a sightseeing tour of the Old City. You will visit a beautifully restored colonial house where you will get a good idea about colonial architecture and restoration. Then on to an experience to awaken the senses, touch, sight, taste, and smell and discover the amazing flavors of excellent Colombian Coffee.  You will have a introduction to Colombian Coffee, an overview of the coffee process, raw materials, quality assessments, smelling and tasting exercises, finishing with tasting 3 different coffees through alternative coffee rituals.  You will then have the opportunity for a walking tour along the narrow streets and squares of the walled city, followed by a panoramic sightseeing  tour of modern Cartagena and its bay.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Cartagena, Historical Getsemani and Old City Walking Tour
Depart from the port of Cartagena for the short drive to the famous Getsemaní district. This neighborhood represents a different side a Cartagena.  You will have time to explore this area which embodies the greatest cultural heritage of the city. From the colonial architecture and history, to the brightness of its streets and the colorful personality of its people, this populous sector of the city is a magical place that every visitor will appreciate. After your guided walk through the narrow streets of Getsemaní, you will arrive at a point to observe the Convent La Popa located at the highest point of Cartagena, San Felipe Fort, and San Sebastian del Pastelillo Port, where the tour guide will give all the historical information on these three highly relevant city monuments. After your walking tour around Getsemani, enjoy a refreshment drink at Chachara Restaurant. Your tour will bring you to the barracks of Bóvedas, former jail cells now converted to colorful handicraft stores and galleries.  This construction consists of 47 arches and 23 vaults, considered the last work of the period of the Colony. You will have time to browse and shop. Your tour will continue as you follow the wall and make a walk through the main streets and squares of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After your free time for shopping or wondering around Cartagena's Open Air Museum, enjoy a panoramic tour before returning to the ship.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and bring your camera.


price $55
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Cartagena, Romancing the Stone
You will board your motor coach for the 15-minute drive to San Felipe Fortress, the largest Spanish fort built in the 17th century.  You will have time to take photos before taking a sightseeing drive through the Old City, admiring the marvelous Republican architecture of the houses in the Manga residential area. You will be taken to the Emerald Museum – Bocagrande to learn about emeralds.You will go into an actual size replica of a mine tunnel and experience what mining is like as you watch the emerald-bearing veins. Then you will be taken to a special room for a lecture and a video on emeralds. You will learn how emeralds are extracted from the mines and brought to the different cutting and polishing centers. You will see the cutting and polishing machines and be shown step by step how each stone is cut and polished and you will have the opportunity to practice cutting a stone if you wish. Visit the jewelry making workshop and watch the process of fabricating sterling silver or 18k gold emerald jewelry before you visit the spacious and comfortable showroom. Then, enjoy a cocktail and have the opportunity to shop with an extra discount for you, before returning to the ship. On your way back to the ship you will have a sightseeing tour of modern Cartagena - Bocagrande, Laguito, Castillo Grande and the bay.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $49
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Cartagena, The National Aviary Tour
On an air conditioned bus, during this 40-minute ride to the wonderful island of Baru, the newest tourist development area in Colombia, you may sit back and enjoy the scenery of other areas of Cartagena, take a look to the growing industrial area and finally arrive to the National Aviary, one of the best aviaries in the world given its high number of species. Colombia is the country in the world holding the highest bird diversity, with more than 1,900 species and The National Aviary displays an important sample of this variety.  Once you arrive to the National Aviary, you may initiate your tour and explore the different bird observation stations arranged by habitat and species on your own such as:
• Tropical Forest, where you may find different kinds of Macaws, Harpy Eagles, Tangaras and other varieties of species as well as different kinds of palm trees, waterfalls and the Macaque Monkeys.
• Coastlines and Mangroves, the habitat of different kind of Ducks, Cormorants and Pelicans.
• Coastline, where you will be able to observe different kinds of Herons, Doves, Storks and the migrating Teals.
• Dessert Station an environment where different species such as the Cardinals, Mockingbirds and Partridges live
• Andean Region, in this station you may admire the Owls, Eagles and the famous Andean Condor, king of our mountains.
After this marvelous trip surrounded by birds, beautiful landscapes, palm trees and waterfalls you will have time for enjoying some beverages or drinking some delicious Colombian Coffee to later on get on your bus back to Cartagena and be ready to enjoy a wonderful short photo stop at the San Felipe Fort then a sightseeing of The Old City of Cartagena before returning to the ship.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and bring your camera.


price $79
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Cartagena: Cartagena City Highlights
The magnificent city of Cartagena, once a preferred target for pirates and the treasure chest of the Spanish Main, is yours to explore as you embark an air-conditioned bus or mini-bus today. On tour, you will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide as you travel past marvelous Republican architecture. You will see the Manga residential area, where some of the aging mansions have been restored to their original splendor. Stop for a half hour to explore the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th century construction acknowledged to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. At Las Bovedas (the Dungeons), about 20 minutes is allowed for handicraft shopping and for rubbing elbows with the local artisans who proudly display their works for you. Pass through Simón Bolívar Square and the Inquisition Palace before continuing on to the Cathedral, also called The Minor Basilica, it was the first church built in the city in 1537. Next stop is the Church of San Pedro Claver—the patron saint of slaves. You will continue to the modern residential area of Bocagrande, famous for its wide variety of shops. Here, you will find Colombia’s famous native gem—the emerald—along with handicrafts and leather goods shops. You will have approximately 40 minutes to shop before returning to the ship.

Please note: Guests who remain in town for shopping will have to return to the ship on their own. 


price $59
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

sightseeing
Cartagena: Old City by Horse Carriage
Transfer by coach to Plaza Santa Teresa where your horse and carriage stand ready to transport you around Cartagena’s beautiful Old Town—back in time to the days of the conquistadors. You’ll ride along the inviting, narrow cobblestone streets and through squares inside the walled city, admiring the flower-filled balconies that glow in the light spilling from colonial mansions. Stop for 10 minutes to photograph the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th century construction acknowledged to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. Surrender to the majesty of this historic city, where age-old squares are surrounded by towering colonial, Republican and Spanish-style buildings—it’s easy to picture life 200 years ago in this wealthy and cosmopolitan city. Visit the former city dungeons at Las Bovedas, which have also been used as military barracks, a munitions depot and a jail, but today local artisans display their work there. You’ll have 15 – 20 minutes for shopping before returning to the ship.

Please note: Guests who wish to remain in town to shop can return to the ship on their own later in the day. 


price $65
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Colón, Panama



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Colon, Agua Clara Visitor Center with Transfer to Airport
Your tour will begin by taking you to the impressive Agua Clara Visitor Center located on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. With an unparalleled view, this place will be waiting for you and all those who want to enjoy a pleasant experience enriched with interesting facts, but especially by being part of the history of the route that unites the world. The center offers a breathtaking panoramic view that contrasts two particular scenarios that generate mixed feelings. On one side you will find the famous Gatun Lake, where cargo ships or other vessels transit every day, while on the other side, but from a different perspective, you will be amazed by seeing how the giants of the sea, called Neo-Panamamax vessels, go through the new set of locks. After the impressive viewpoint, pamper yourself and be captivated by all those things that the Agua Clara Visitor Center has to offer. At the projection room you can learn about the history and efforts of thousands of men and women that have marked the Canal's first century and, of course, plans in the near and distant future. Throughout your visit, peruse the walls and exhibits with interesting information that will amaze you. Walk through the ecological path, with a variety of plants and species that make the trail an adventure with great scenery and breathtaking views. Identify the different species gathered there that are indigenous to this area of the Canal watershed. At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the International airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a camera, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. This tour is available for guests with flights after 5 p.m.


price $139
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6 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

boating

walking

essentials
Colon, Embera Village & Agua Clara Expansion Visitor Center with Airport Transfer
You will head to the Agua Clara 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.  At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the airport.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.  

 
price $329
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6 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

boating

walking

essentials
Colon, Embera Village & Agua Clara Expansion Visitor Center with Windstar Hotel Transfer
You will head to the Agua Clara 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.  At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the Windstar Hotel.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.  

 

price $309
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6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Airport
Your tour will start with Panama Viejo, where you can enjoy Old Panama, 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. After Old Panama, you will take a panoramic tour enjoying the views of modern Panama City. On the way to Casco Antiguo you will travel along the Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared to Miami. Your guide will show you Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the Casco Antiguo you feel you have been set back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get a good idea of Panama’s history by walking through the main attractions of this quarter. Stroll this 337-year-old neighborhood under the warm golden glow of the fading sun and see the beautiful Plaza de Francia, Metropolitan Cathedral, among others. Casco Antiguo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a place of the non-stop ambiance of history, culture, nightlife, and restaurants. At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the international airport. 
 
Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellant, and a hat.  The first drop off is at the Windstar Hotel then continues to the airport for guests with flights after 5 p.m.

 


price $139
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Hotel

Your tour will start with Panama Viejo, where you canenjoy Old Panama, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of theAmericas. This city was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneerHenry 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 landmarkof the town. After Old Panama, you will take a panoramic tour enjoying theviews of modern Panama City. On the way to Casco Antiguo you will travel alongthe Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared toMiami. Your guide will show you Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the CascoAntiguo you feel you have been set back in time as you admire the lovelycolonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get agood idea of Panama’s history by walking through the main attractions of thisquarter. Stroll this 337-year-old neighborhood under the warm golden glow ofthe fading sun and see the beautiful Plaza de Francia, Metropolitan Cathedral,among others. Casco Antiguo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a placeof the non-stop ambiance of history, culture, nightlife, and restaurants. Atthe end of this tour, you will be transferred to the Windstar Hotel. <o:p></o:p>

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for thosewith mobility issues. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insectrepellent, and a hat.  The drop offlocation is the Windstar Hotel.

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price $129
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Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama



6 HRS

Moderate

culture

refreshments

boating

essentials
Balboa, Authentic Emberá Indian Village
Step aboard a time machine and travel back more than 600 years; to a Central America only few have had the privilege of experiencing. This will be a journey into the lives of the Emberá Indian Tribe, a proud people, who have been able to maintain their traditions and lifestyle as it was before the Spaniards colonized the region. Start out the expedition aboard an air-conditioned vehicle where a knowledgeable guide will give you an overview of Panama on the way to the jungles of the Central Region. Your host will prepare you for the cultural feast you are about to experience by sharing the history and customs of the Emberá Indians who are the keepers of the Rainforest and Chagres River. When you arrive at the Chagres National Park, you will board dugout canoes that will take you to the Emberá Village. These dugouts are sturdy and worthy craft critical in the conquering of the jungle and in establishing supply lifelines for both Indians and Spanish. After motoring up river, you will see the village emerge from the jungle. Keep your eyes open along the way, as the region offers abundant wildlife particularly active along the river’s edge. In the Village, the Chief will welcome you with traditional Emberá hospitality. A series of dances have been arranged to add to this cultural exchange. Feel free to wander the village, ask questions or interact with these quiet people. Please remember that we are guests in their home and a good measure of common sense and sensitivity towards their privacy is appreciated. The Embera men and woman are spectacular craftsmen who have produced some beautiful items, which will be available for purchase as souvenirs or keepsakes of this unique experience. 

Please note: Boarding and debarking of local canoes requires a minimum of dexterity and flexibility. The landing consists of a rudimentary “put in” that lacks handrails or proper steps. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing and insect repellent. You will have an Embera snack at the village.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

dining

unesco

concierge
Balboa, Concierge Collection: Coffee & Chocolate Foodie Experience
 At Casco Viejo, UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, dating back to the 1670s, enjoy an evening walking “foodie” experience, starting at Bajareque Coffee House where you will learn all about the famous Geisha coffee, produced in the highest area of the country in the steep hills of one of the highest volcanoes in Central America, the Baru Volcano.  You will taste different samples of different coffee processes, and learn about the several tasting notes that each process develops on the fruit. Chocolate is a work of art at Tropical Chocolate, where you will learn about the elaboration process through a live presentation with an expert chocolatier, sample 5 different types of exquisite bombones con chocolate.  Continue through the narrow streets of Casco Viejo to “Pedro Mandinga.” The first craft distillery in Panama, their brand is inspired by Pedro Mandinga, a Panamanian, sociable, charismatic and full of character. Their rums are distilled from scratch from sugar cane cut by hand in a small farm in Chiriqui. The rum tasting will be accompanied by “ceviche” fish cooked in lemon seasoned with salt, onion, cilantro and the famous “aji chombo” to spice it up a little.  After the rum and ceviche tasting you will also sample 2 local Panamanian “picadas”: Pulled Pork Tostones with pickled onions and Sweet Corn Torrejitas (made with fresh cheese) followed by a rum dessert, Pedro Mandinga rum coconut flan. 

Please note:   Rum cocktails and a variety of beverages will be available to purchase.


price $199
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5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

concierge
Balboa, Concierge Collection: Hands on Local Culinary 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.  Part of the fun of this experience is the interaction with a colorful local chef.  As an example, the following is an abbreviated biography of one of our participating chefs: Chef Maga is Venezuelan chef leaving in Panama for the last 6 7 years. He is a fan of developing comfort food with the freshest ingredients available in the market together with a fine dining training and background. Tour takes place at “La Mesa” venue where guests can cook and enjoy their own creations while listening good music in this gastronomic playground. Hands on cooking demonstration lasts approximately 40 minutes.

Sample menu for the cooking demonstration:
- Panamanian Fresh market ceviche.
-  Panamanian seafood cocktail with coconut sauce / Vegetarian option available.
- Thin and crispy fried plantains (“Patacones”).
- Roasted seasonal vegetables in a plantain or yucca flat bread (gluten free and vegan).
- After the cooking demonstration is finished, few more dishes are going to be present for you to enjoy.
** Keep in mind that menu can change every call and the Chef will vary the options, however this is a sample menu so guests can understand the general idea
 
 

price $159
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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 proceed to the butterfly & orchid exhibitions 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 $119
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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! You will have a 45-minute drive to the speed boat. 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 $119
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8 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

dining

sightseeing

essentials
Balboa, Panama Canal: The Past & Future with IMAX Experience
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 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 Museum and visit the four exhibition halls, organized by themes that constitute the heart of this center. Next, you will head to the nearby IMAX Theater to enjoy an informational, rich canal documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman. A small popcorn is included. 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.  Also included, lunch at Gatun Restaurant, located in the Agua Clara Visitor Center where you can taste the local flavors. 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 $179
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
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. Vessel transit viewing at Miraflores Locks is likely but not guaranteed as transit times are variable and not made public. The order of sites visited may vary. 


price $109
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7 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Balboa, Panama Treasures - Archaeological, Colonial & Modern Sides of the City
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 at this archaeological site and historic location while walking through different monuments. Your guide will tell the history behind the structures and lead you to the Old Panama Visitor's Center.  You will board your coach and drive 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! Next, return to modern panama for a lunch of tapas, or “boquitas,” at a local hotel. Enjoy the views of the Panama City bay while enjoying a variety of these mini mouthful masterpieces.  Next, drive to the UNESCO site of Colonial Panama or Old Quarters, and start your walking tour to see the “Paseo Esteban Huertas,” Metropolitan Cathedral, National Theater, the Simon Bolivar Plaza and many other touristic attractions of the colonial period.   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 $149
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Isla Parida, Panama



3.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

boating

watersports

essentials
Isla Parida, Chiriqui Gulf Fishing Tour
Here is a sport fishing opportunity with an English-speaking Captain and First Mate to the famed Panama Marlin fishing hotspots at Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa, and the 100-fathom line that runs along the southern edge of the Gulf of Chiriquí. These locations consistently tend to be the best areas to find Black and Blue Marlin. The underwater bathometry (or bottom structure) at these offshore spots rises up from thousands of feet and provides cover and slack current that baitfish like to congregate near. These baitfish are the staple food of these big Pelagics. And, when there is food around…chances are that the Marlin will be too! Although Black Marlin are caught every month of the year, the best time for Marlin here tends to be November through February and July through September. November through March you will see the most quantity of Marlin while Panama Marlin fishing. Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, (the occasional Striped Marlin), and also Pacific Sailfish are found in numbers these months around the bait concentrations at Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa. July through September, the beginning of the “wet season”, tend to be great months for BIG Black Marlin. We see many these months at the “high spots” around Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa as it is believed to be the time when the big females come around to spawn. Also a good time to fish…as there is less boat traffic offshore this time of year.

Please note:  Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, and insect repellent.


price $499
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

hiking

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Isla Parida, Hiking on Parida Island
The rainforest is filled with over 1,000 teak, mahogany, eucalyptus, and many of other trees, plants and fauna. Your hike will approximately and 1 ½ hours in significant to extreme heat and humidity and the level of difficulty is moderate to strenuous.  You will disembark your ship and take tenders to the beach where you will be met by certified bilingual guides. Isla Parida represents one of the world’s few remaining “undiscovered” places. Adventure off the beaten path to explore the wondrous ecology of the island, from beautiful flowers and rare vegetation to iguanas and rare birds. Along the way you’ll enjoy a viewpoint stop to see neighboring islands. 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, and shorts or long pants, a t-shirt or light shirt, your swimsuit, towel, and a hat. Bring insect repellent, your sunglasses, and your camera. You will be provided with water. Also it is recommended to bring additional clothes to change after the walk experience. Please do not bring valuable items to this tour.


price $55
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

boating

sightseeing

snorkeling

essentials
Isla Parida, Island Hopping with Snorkel
Isla Parida is surrounded by the Chiriqui National Marine Park — and this means there are dozens of untouched islands. Set sail into open waters for the chance to explore the Gulf of Chiriqui’s stunning islets on an island hopping adventure. Picture iconic crescent moon beaches, soaring palm trees, white- sand beaches, coral reefs, and gentle waters that are perfect for snorkeling.

Please note: Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent.


price $99
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Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica



4 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

outdoors

walking

refreshments

essentials
Golfo Dulce, At 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 this country one of the most amazing places for ornithologists and birds lovers. If you want to be part of this spectacle of nature you have to visit Matapalo, located on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The 30-minute drive from Puerto Jimenez to Matapalo travels through the mountain and creeks, you will see many different species of birds like toucans, hawks, trogons as well as other small, colorful species that live in the area. You may also find lizards, monkeys, insects and even snakes. 

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. Wet landing is required please wear water shoes. Part of the fun of this experience is the interaction with a colorful local nature guide.  As an example, the following is an abbreviated biography of one of our participating guides, Randall Alberto Ruiz Arce, who has been a nature guide for 27 years. Growing up on the Osa Peninsula, Randall saw how the mining companies devastated the mountains and he decided he wanted to become a protector of the environment. He enjoys teaching about the natural beauty  and ways to protect the natural resources and Randall feels it is a privilege to share his knowledge of ecotourism to be a protector of the flora and fauna.


price $249
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

dining

beach

concierge
Golfo Dulce, Concierge Collection: Yoga Class and Local Flavors Lunch
This tour will begin when you are picked up in Puerto Jimenez, for a scenic 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. You will 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 with a view that overlooks the Golfo Dulce.  After yoga, you will enjoy a mouthwatering meal from the kitchen of the retreat as they are devoted to serving the freshest ingredients possible that are delivered daily to the kitchen from their own farm. Your lunch with consist of ingredients that are sourced and picked from their garden each morning. 

Please note: Bring your beach towel, bathing suit, comfortable clothing for a yoga class, sunscreen, cash for drinks and other miscellaneous items. The Yoga Classes are geared for beginners to intermediates. wet landing is required, please wear water shoes.


price $169
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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. 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. Bring your hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and sunglasses. This is a wet landing so bring your sandals too. 


price $139
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4 HRS

Easy

wildlife

beach

boating

refreshments

essentials
Golfo Dulce: Dolphin Watch & Enchanted Beach
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 swim in clear blue tropical waters putting on an amazing show!  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 $159
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

refreshments

boating

outdoors

walking
Golfo Dulce: Tropical Gardens & Beach Scape
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 hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and suntan lotion. Wear your bathing suit under your clothes if you want to swim. and bring 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 $139
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Bahia Drake, Costa Rica



4.25 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

essentials
Bahia Drake, Corcovado Canopy Zip Line Tour
Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world, which still enjoys the lushness of a primary rainforest.  It has earned well-deserved international acclaim for having conservationist groups who have come up with innovative preservation of these rainforests, allowing Costa Rica to be one of the few places that offers a Canopy Tour.  Do you dare to get involved in some real "monkey business" and finally find out the true meaning of the expression "hang around?"   You will board your tender for a short ride to Aguila de Osa Hotel where your you will meet your guide and travel by car approximately 20 minutes to the Operations Center.  On the Canopy Tour there are 13 platforms (up to 98 feet high) and 11 steel-cables (ranging from 623 to 1,312 feet in length) to traverse from treetop to treetop through the rainforest. The canopy tour takes approximately 2.5 hours once guests are fully equipped. 

Please note:  Wear sunscreen, hat, bug repellent and most importantly hiking shoes. While hiking along the trails you'll find yourself crossing streams/rivers, in addition to traversing across slippery, sloping terrain.  There are two single-sex public bathrooms available at the beginning/ conclusion of the canopy tour. Tour includes:  gloves, harnesses, helmets, bottled water and fresh tropical fruit, a naturalist guide.  Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in this excursion. 

price $139
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

walking

refreshments

culture

essentials
Bahia Drake, Corcovado Park & Folkore Show
Los Planes is the newest Corcovado National Park Ranger Station located 30 minutes from the village of Bahia Drake by land transfer. The English speaking naturalist guide will lead a 2 ¼ -hour hike through primary and secondary forest, locating and explaining the extensive rainforest wildlife and flora and interpreting for you the different ecological relationships between the species, such as symbiotic relations. The rich biological diversity of the Corcovado National Park is amazing, and you will be looking for 4 types of monkeys, as well as coatis, sloths, anteaters, and much more. Bird lovers will be enchanted by a wide variety of birds, including tanagers, flycatchers, kingfishers, manakins, trogons, crested guans, and spectacular scarlet macaws and toucans. The biological diversity of the Corcovado National Park is astounding and considered by experts to be the most bio diverse place in the Americas. At the conclusion of the nature walk a tropical fruit buffet and drinks will be prepared for you to regain your energy while a group of school children dancers will greet you with colorful costumes as you enjoy the folkloric dancing show and learn about the Costa Rican traditions. Handmade souvenirs will be exhibited at the station giving you a little something to take home!

Please note:  Wear sunscreen, hat, bug repellent and most importantly hiking shoes. Animal sightings are not guaranteed.


price $165
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4 HRS

Strenuous

horseback

wildlife

boating

essentials
Bahia Drake, Horseback Riding to the Last Frontier
Here is another great way to see the stunning area of Drake Bay! Horses are available for both the experienced and novice rider alike, as you will spend 3 ½ hours exploring the beaches, rivers, cascades, and tropical rainforest of the area, spotting birds and wildlife with your naturalist guide. Your horse can walk peacefully as you enjoy your surroundings, or take you for an exciting ride across the sand! There will also be time for swimming and relaxing on the beach.

Please note: Long pants, tennis or boots and bring sunscreen, hat, camera and binoculars.  Long hair must be pinned up   Bring bottled water and bathing suit underneath your cloth.

price $169
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

beach

boating

refreshments
Bahia Drake, Snorkel To Cano Island Biological Reserve
Cano Island is located 12 nautical miles from Bahia Drake. You will board a boat for the 45-minute ride to this ideal spot for snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing.  Along the way, watch for sightings of dolphins and marine birds. You will receive safety instructions before your first snorkel around the island. Aquatic life is spectacular here and you will find a broad and colorful spectrum of Pacific Coast reef fish – triggerfish, trumpetfish, damselfish, parrotfish, angel fish, puffers, to name a few, as well as rays and sea turtles.  You will have a 15-minute rest on the boat before your second snorkel around the island.  Then your boat will take you to Caletas for snacks and use of facilities. This is a wet landing so wear water shoes.

Please note: Please wear beach attire, including you bathing suit.  Bring a towel, sunblock, hat, and walking or water shoes. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

price $159
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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 $159
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5.45 HRS

Moderately
easy

hiking

dining

wildlife

sightseeing

concierge
Quepos: Concierge Collection: Rainforest Extravaganza
Travel through the beautiful countryside to Esquipulas Rainforest, a lovely private nature reserve located 50 minutes away from Quepos. The property is refreshed with crystal-water creeks, and surrounded by giant trees that you can only find in tropical jungles, a land with an amazing number of species of birds and butterflies. Your naturalist guide will lead you through the trails of the rainforest, sharing the guide’s vast knowledge of this fragile ecosystem. Enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful place, while you walk on easy trails. Search with your binoculars and discover between branches and leaves the secrets of the wildlife in this amazing forest. Be ready with your senses to hear the songs of the different species of birds and even see them! Be on the lookout for toucans, hummingbirds, and animals like monkeys and other small mammals. After this unforgettable encounter with nature, learn more about Costa Rica followed by an introduction to one of the most important crops in the local economy, coffee. You will observe the process of roasting it and partake in a tasting session. To get the best of your day in Quepos enjoy a hearty traditional Costa Rican casado lunch.

Please note: Bring suntan lotion, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, hat/ visor, and bug spray. Wear light clothing, long pants, and hiking shoes.
Please note: Bring suntan lotion, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, a hat/visor, and insect repellent. Wear light clothing, long pants and hiking shoes. Part of the fun of this experience is the interaction with a colorful local nature guide. As an example, the following in an abbreviated biography of one of our participating guides. Rudy Guzman has always had a passion for nature from his days as a boy scout. For over 40 years he has been a licenses nature tour guide traveling through many Costa Rican environments. With the help of 3 brothers, Norberto , Carlos and Cristian Bonilla, they created The  Esquipulas Rainforest Project to introduce visitors  to Costa Rican natural history and share great tasting coffee.


price $159
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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 $145
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3.5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

boating

essentials
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 caimans. 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 $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

walking

beach
Quepos: Manuel Antonio National Park Nature Walk
Manuel Antonio National Park is the jewel of Costa Rica's large number of national parks. Its fragile rainforest ecosystem shelters a variety of wildlife including mammals and tropical birds. The dense rainforest opens into small trails where your naturalist tour guide will acquaint you with all the information regarding the transitional forest.  Another great attraction is the white-sand beach that meets the jungle. The park protects 683 hectares of tropical rainforest and over 1,000 different species of flora.  This walk is by far one of the best in the Central Pacific, and a great opportunity to get closer to the forest. The trail followed will be a moderate walk with paths made out of gravel, dirt, and sand. There are also exposed roots that you need to manage. After a 20-minute drive your 1.5-hour guided walk will lead you to the beach where you will have time for sunbathing or swimming. At the end of this walk your naturalist tour guide will prepare a tropical fruit buffet to regain your energy and then you will head back to Quepos where an optional drop off in the town of Quepos will be available.

Please note:  The walking is moderate with some uphill climbs.  It is recommended to wear light clothing, good walking shoes/hiking boots, 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. Remain hydrated as the temperature is usually humid and hot. Manuel Antonio Park is considered one of most visited National Parks in Costa Rica.  Please expect congestion in the park and long lines at the park’s only entrance. The early start will help reduce wait time and increase chances to view wildlife.




price $109
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5.75 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

horseback

dining

wildlife

essentials
Quepos: Rainforest Horseback, Cascades & BBQ
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 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. Back to the stables; enjoy a refreshing beer and Costa Rican-style BBQ, just as a real cowboy would do! 

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. Signed waiver is required. 


price $119
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5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

essentials
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 cleanest 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 $119
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating

essentials
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 included and arranged on board and upon arrival. The retail price is per vessel for up to a maximum of five guests on a chartered vessel and not per guest. It may be possible to charter for a larger group on board. Fishing is catch and release.  Charters include soft drinks, fruit, water, ice, beer, tackle, and all equipment.

price $1499
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

beach

watersports

essentials
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 marina 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 $129
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

essentials
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 pregnant women or guests who are afraid of heights. 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 $125
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5 HRS

Easy

dining

culture
Quepos: Traditional Culinary Experience
Experience a fun and informative tour of local cuisine, learn where the organic ingredients come from, how dishes are prepared, and how to recreate recipes at home.  Your first stop will be at the local farmers’ market in Quepos, where you will have the opportunity to browse the stands and pick some of the ingredients for your lunch with the guide’s assistance and depending on the menu designed for you. Once in the small town of Londres, at a private ranch and dining area, you will be greeted by the team. They will proceed to guide you through the garden to pick out some finishing flavors, colors and textures for your meal. Now, to the preparation guided by their expert local cooks. Participate in the kitchen and experience the process of making corn tortillas by hand, exotic “ceviches” with plantain, rice cooked the old-fashioned way, chicken in a hearty tomato sauce, “picadillos” and more. Once you sit down for your meal, not only will your appetite be satiated but also your curiosity for Costa Rican local flavors. Let your imagination soar on how to recreate at home with your own seasonal ingredients. There will be leisure time available for you to explore the ranch.

Please note: Wear light comfortable clothing.


price $159
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Bahia Herradura, Costa Rica



4.25 HRS

Easy

outdoors

sightseeing

refreshments

wildlife

essentials
Bahia Herradura, 4WD From Rivers to the 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 and change the driving of the mules with your fellow partners.. 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 $159
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5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

essentials
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 $119
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

culture

walking
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 $149
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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 $119
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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 $135
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4 HRS

Strenuous

horseback

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

essentials
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 waterfall. 

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

price $139
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Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica



5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Puerto Caldera: Espiratu Santo Coffee Tour & Oxcart Factory & Transfer to Airport
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 the airport.

Please note:  Travel will be along winding roads. Earliest flight departure should be 5 p.m. to allow for the 3-hour check-in required for international flights.


price $149
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5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Caldera: Espiratu Santo Coffee Tour & Oxcart Factory & Transfer to Windstar 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 Windstar Hotel.

Please note:  Travel will be along winding roads. 


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Caldera: San Jose City Tour with Transfer to Airport
Arriving to San Jose, the capital and largest city in Costa Rica, San Jose has a lot to offer its visitors that hail from around the world. It is a contrasted city with exhilarating expressions of history, traditions, art and architecture. The tour will begin with an initial orientation and drive through the beautiful Sabana Park. Next, you will take a walking tour through the historic National Theater. Completed in 1897, the theater is a masterpiece in art and architecture. Afterwards, you will visit one of the many unique museums of Costa Rica, The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum which has an extraordinary collection of gold objects that reflect the world view, social structure, and gold-working techniques of the Pre-Columbian peoples of Costa Rica. The exhibition showcases the use and function of the pieces, the technology of their fabrication, and their relationship to the natural world and the daily life of these societies. The collection consists of 1,600 pieces of Pre-Columbian gold work that date from 500 A.D. to 1500 A.D. After this extraordinary museum tour, you will continue heading to the National Museum, Atlantic Ferrocarril Station. Rail transport in Costa Rica is under the ownership of Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (INCOFER). The Estación al Atlántico (Atlantic Station) today serves as the San José hub for the commuter train to Heredia and Cartago provinces. 

Please note:  Travel will be along winding roads. Earliest flight time is 5 p.m. to allow for 3-hour check-in required for international flights.


price $139
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

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Puerto Caldera: San Jose City Tour with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Arriving to San Jose, the capital and largest city in Costa Rica, San Jose has a lot to offer its visitors that hail from around the world. It is a contrasted city with exhilarating expressions of history, traditions, art and architecture. The tour will begin with an initial orientation and drive through the beautiful Sabana Park. Next, you will take a walking tour through the historic National Theater. Completed in 1897, the theater is a masterpiece in art and architecture. Afterwards, you will visit one of the many unique museums of Costa Rica, The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum which has an extraordinary collection of gold objects that reflect the world view, social structure, and gold-working techniques of the Pre-Columbian peoples of Costa Rica. The exhibition showcases the use and function of the pieces, the technology of their fabrication, and their relationship to the natural world and the daily life of these societies. The collection consists of 1,600 pieces of Pre-Columbian gold work that date from 500 A.D. to 1500 A.D. After this extraordinary museum tour, you will continue heading to the National Museum, Atlantic Ferrocarril Station. Rail transport in Costa Rica is under the ownership of Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (INCOFER). The Estación al Atlántico (Atlantic Station) today serves as the San José hub for the commuter train to Heredia and Cartago provinces. You will be transferred to your Windstar Hotel.

Please note:  Travel will be along winding roads. 


price $139
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