Best of Costa Rica
See the best Costa Rica has to offer on this informative and cultural tour. This adventure will take you around town trying out local bites, getting up close and personal with wildlife, doing some shopping, and much more. If you want the full Costa Rica experience, this is it.
Your tour starts with an introduction to the local creatures. Upon arriving at a private wildlife area, you'll get to see the white-faced monkeys that call Costa Rica home. This is nature at its purest form. Expect to see these creatures jump around, play, and otherwise interact with one another.
From there, you'll make your way to the local "fruit towns," which live up to their name. Here, there are plenty of tropical fruits to taste and you'll receive them directly from the hands of the farmers. Afterward, you'll hop on a pontoon boat and do some exploration down the Tarcoles River, where there are crocodiles, herons, and other critters all around you.
Experiencing all of these activities may make you hungry. At this point of the tour, you will take a break for lunch (included) before finishing your tour with a little bit of shopping at various stores including a Costa Rican supermarket; make sure to pick up some coffee before you leave. Once you're done shopping, the tour proceeds to Puntarenas. It's here that you'll meet with your cruise ship, bringing your journey to an end.
This is a trip not to miss. It’s absolutely fabulous. First part was a trip to the monkeys where you get close up and feed them if you want. A great experience. Later the boat trip with crocodiles and wildlife was amazing. The crocodiles get close up and you can get great pictures, but don’t lean out of the boat too much as they are quite snappy! So many birds to look at, and with a great guide, you were given the names of these. I have never seen so many different birds anywhere like here. I can’t say praise enough for this tour enough, it had everything you wanted to see on it and close up. The views on the tour bus were excellent too. Finally a great guide.
Reviewer: Terri Martinson
This tour was our favorite excursion of our entire trip! We truly loved seeing the monkeys, crocodiles, and birds. Our guide, Jesus, was fantastic in every way. Thank you for this excellent experience!
Reviewer: Win Hoysa
This was an excellent tour. Our guide was very passionate about the environment issues and keeping the country natural and clean We saw monkeys, many birds- toucans- in their natural environment. The lunch provided was excellent. The seven hours went quickly.
Reviewer: Deb Brown
The guides were very personable and helpful. It’s not often you can be up close to native monkeys in a natural setting. We saw crocs on the river although other boats were closer to them. I enjoyed this excursion and would recommend it to others.
Reviewer: Jeff and Lynda
Our guide, Jesus, was awesome and the tour was the best. We saw so crocs, monkeys, and many different birds. We learned a lot about the beautiful country and the smaller van was easy to ride in.