Jungle & River Wagon Expedition. Puntarenas Shore Excursion

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This tour consists of a journey through the rain forest, located in the Tarcolitos River canyon that is part of the 200-hectare private reserve of the Hotel Villa Lapas, crossing the river 8 times with a total distance of 3.2km in a cart drawn by a tractor at low speed, so that you can appreciate both the flora and fauna of such a special area in Costa Rica as Carara is. During the tour we make several stops for bird watching and important trees in the area as well as a stop to see the river where even customers can get off the wagon and get into the pool. Our two carts have a capacity for 24 people and lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
After this great adventure, our tour will continue with a short drive to Tarcoles River where you can enjoy and boat tour on the river, see the abundant wildlife including the huge crocodiles.
On the way back to the pier, a short stop at a local souvenir is included in case you want to buy that special gift from Costa Rica.

What's Included

1 hours boat tour in Tarcoles River

1 hours rain forest wagon tour

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water

fruits snack

This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers.

Visit a souvenir store and restaurant

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 90

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • The use of mask is not mandatory any more in Costa Rica. Customers can use them optional. Spare mask can be provided by our staff upon request and alcohol in gel is provided in all our buses. All our staff is fully vaccinated
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you are not arriving by cruise ship please do not book this tour

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Puntarenas is one of the most important tourism regions in Costa Rica. Its coastline is full of islands, inlets, beaches, and very beautiful natural treasures, all which make it an excellent tourist destination. There is a multitude of attractions based around the beaches, as well as protected areas, both land based and around its islands. The area’s center is located at Puntarenas which acts as a place for lodging, distribution, port of call, and excursions. The city of Puntarenas is rich in history, traditions and customs. Historically, it was the most important port in the Costa Rican Pacific, through which the main exports that allowed the development of the country during the 19th century and part of the 20th century took place. Due to its coastal position, it was an important center for the arrival of immigrants towards the middle of the 20th century. Its boom as a tourist destination dates back to 1940.

• Admission Ticket Free

Enjoy a pleasant boat tour with a professional naturalist tour guide and enjoy its rich and abundant wildlife. It is a habitat for American crocodiles, while the marshes located at the river's mouth have many waterfowl and wading birds. Among the many herons and egrets are the boatbill and bare-throated tiger heron, and other birds found here include double-striped thick-knee, mangrove warbler and American pygmy kingfisher. The total list known of birds well exceeds 320 species including the little known Guacalillo Canals. The avian biodiversity is substantial including rare birds such as Agami Heron, Rufous-necked Woodrail, Jabiru, Yellow-billed Cotinga and recently found an Orinoco Goose. It's also home of Howler and White-faced Capuchin Monkeys. Less commonly seen are Silky Anteater, Sloths, Grinson, Jaguarundi, River Otter and Northern Tamandua

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Carara National Park
Situated in the breathtaking Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica, Villa Lapas Jungle Village is the perfect gateway to exhilarating attractions and things to do. Located on the Tárcoles River at the edge of Carara National Park, and with 500-acre rainforest preserve offers the chance to experience two unique ecosystems: the Tropical and the Dry Pacific. Over 400 species of birds await birdwatching connoisseurs, as well as other exotic wildlife like white-face capuchin monkeys, peccaries, anteaters, poison-arrow frogs and the crocodiles of the Tárcoles River.
During this tour you will be transported in a cart pulled by a tractor along the special trail/ road along theTarcolitos river for an amazing rainforest experience accompanied by our naturalist guide.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

El Jardin
El Jardin de Orotina is a beautiful complex where tourists will find the best souvenirs for bring home. It offers an excellent restaurant as well with a delicious buffet with typical Costa Rican meals.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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