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Puerto Caldera Rainforest Wagon Ride and Tarcoles River Eco Cruise Excursion

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica (Excursion ID S3710)

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    5 hours
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  • Round trip transportation from your Puerto Caldera cruise ship terminal!
  • Air-conditioned, fully licensed, and insured transportation!
  • English speaking certified guide!
  • All entrance fees are included!
  • See the rainforest on board a wagon!
  • Complimentary tropical fresh fruits and iced tea!
  • Great nature adventure through the jungle rainforest!

Enjoy the lush beauty on a wagon ride through the rainforest and an eco riverboat ride to see nature.

This excursion is perfect for those who have difficulty walking long distances and those who just prefer to sightsee. You'll meet your guide outside your Puerto Caldera cruise ship dock. Your adventure begins with an enjoyable 60-minute ride in air-conditioned comfort. You'll drive through the Costa Rican countryside dotted with mango, coffee, sugar, and citrus plantations, colorful fruit stands, and rural farming communities. This highway takes you south along the Central Pacific Coast to the Tarcoles River and Carara National Park. Your guide will keep you informed of points of interest along the route. This bio-reserve is located between dry forests to the north and tropical rain forests to the south and is a transitional forest of both.

Your first adventure begins on a private property where you have time to use the restrooms and stretch your legs before you hop on the tractor-pulled wagon. Your 1.5-hour  excursion takes you through the lush rainforests of the Tarcoles River canyon located in the 200-hectare private reserve of the Hotel Villa Lapas. Your wagon will comfortably take you across the river 8 times at low speeds so you can enjoy the scenery. See the lush forest and variety of animals like crocodiles, iguanas, herons, and egrets to name a few. You'll have several stops to take photos of the verdant forest and do some bird watching. One stop at the river will allow you to get off, stretch your legs and dip your toes in the water. There are 2 wagons that hold 24 and 28 people respectively.

After the wagon returns back to the base, you will board your transportation again. The next phase of your adventure is a short drive away to Tarcoles River where you'll board an eco-boat.  On your hour-long boat ride, your guide will point out the variety of abundant wildlife including the famous huge crocodiles, many aquatic birds, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, and other indigenous tropical species.

You'll end your day at the Hotel Villa Lapas in the El Jardin Souvenir Shop. You can purchase some ice cream, view the beautiful gardens, and shop for handicrafts made by local craftsmen. Your transport will take you back to the city where you can return directly to your cruise ship or stroll the streets of Puerto Caldera and become immersed in the native Tico lifestyle. It's an easy walk back to your dock when you're ready.

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Adults (12 years and up): $124.99$34.99$90.00
Children (4 to 11 years): $109.99$31.99$78.00
Infant (3 years and under): Free!
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Puerto Caldera Rainforest Wagon Ride and Tarcoles River Eco Cruise Excursion Experiences

This excursion is available to everybody and specially designed to accommodate passengers of the following cruise lines

ImportantThis excursion is not available for Fred Olsen.

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Puerto Caldera Rainforest Wagon Ride and Tarcoles River Eco Cruise Excursion Reviews

Enjoy a relaxing, nature-filled excursion that does not require much walking. Immerse yourself in its lush vegetation and variety of birds and animals on your wagon ride through the rain forest and eco river cruise along the Tarcoles River. 


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Great time in Costa Rica
     5/5  (Visited on January 2022)
This exceeded our expectations. From the wagon ride to the river cruise, everything was well organized and really nice.
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Lovely excursion
     5/5  (Visited on December 2021)
The wagon ride through the rainforest was lovely. Our guide was telling us so much stories and gave us loads of information about the area. I would do this again in a heartbeat!
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Beautiful day
     5/5  (Visited on October 2021)
We had such a wonderful time on this excursion. It was only our group of friends on the tour. The ride through the forest was gorgeous. We saw some crocodiles and mawcaws. Heard some monkeys in the trees but we could not spot them out. All in all great day.
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