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Private Puntarenas Shore Excursion: Tarcoles River Boat Tour at the Jungle provided by Top Private Tours (Puntarenas, Costa Rica)

Private Puntarenas Shore Excursion: Tarcoles River Boat Tour at the Jungle

Private Puntarenas Shore Excursion: Tarcoles River Boat Tour at the Jungle
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Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
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Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Famous for its large American Crocodiles, the Tárcoles River forms the Northern border of Carara Biological. The reserve is full of crocodiles, scarlet macaws, Jesus Christ lizards, and over 120 species of birds.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • When your cruise ship docks at Puntarenas, meet your waiting driver at the port and travel inland across Costa Rica’s Central Valley to the launch point on the Tárcoles River. This serene waterway forms the northern border of Carara National Park, an important biological reserve and popular habitat for migratory birds. Climb aboard a river boat with a naturalist guide, who will introduce you to the river’s distinctive ecosystems and wild residents. Explore the verdant basin at the mouth of the river, and then venture further up to a mature mangrove forest, characterized by a complex root system that grows straight out of the water. Along the way, catch sight of native Costa Rican wildlife including Jesus Christ lizards and a famous community of American crocodiles that are often seen along the river banks. The area is also home to the country's largest population of scarlet macaws and more than 120 species of other birds. Upstream, you’ll also visit the transitional habitat of a native botanic garden to learn about the park’s exceptional diversity of plant life. After returning to solid ground, relax on the return drive to the port, where the 5-hour tour concludes back at your waiting cruise ship.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • When your cruise ship docks at Puntarenas, meet your waiting driver at the port and travel inland across Costa Rica’s Central Valley to the launch point on the Tárcoles River. This serene waterway forms the northern border of Carara National Park, an important biological reserve and popular habitat for migratory birds. Climb aboard a river boat with a naturalist guide, who will introduce you to the river’s distinctive ecosystems and wild residents. Explore the verdant basin at the mouth of the river, and then venture further up to a mature mangrove forest, characterized by a complex root system that grows straight out of the water. Along the way, catch sight of native Costa Rican wildlife including Jesus Christ lizards and a famous community of American crocodiles that are often seen along the river banks. The area is also home to the country's largest population of scarlet macaws and more than 120 species of other birds. Upstream, you’ll also visit the transitional habitat of a native botanic garden to learn about the park’s exceptional diversity of plant life. After returning to solid ground, relax on the return drive to the port, where the 5-hour tour concludes back at your waiting cruise ship.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5640P80
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Carara National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Costanera Sur 128, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Carara National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Costanera Sur 128, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
A note from Private Puntarenas Shore Excursion: Tarcoles River Boat Tour at the Jungle
We will be operating only with private groups, only your party, and we follow government mandates.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Carara National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Tarcoles Bridge
  • 2
    Tarcoles
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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lizcratty
Eugene, OR24 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our tour guide and boat driver both had "eagle eyes" when it came to spotting crocodiles, baby crocodiles, and birds. Even a raccoon, if you can believe it. The stars of this (Holland America cruise) excursion were the birds. We saw lots of very colorful, amazing birds, including scarlet macaws flying past and the tiniest, most colorful kingfisher you could imagine. This tour was a highlight of our cruise. Leonardo was our excellent guide.
Written 21 March 2019
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