Tortuguero & Plantation Exploration
On this compact tropical journey, you'll understand why Costa Rica is declared "the Greenest Country on Earth." Led by a professional English-speaking guide you'll be comfortably transported by boat through the magical Tortuguero Canals (meaning "Full of Turtles"). Marvel at Mother Earth's awesome display and understand why Costa Rica is declared "the Greenest Country on Earth." Book this Puerto Limon tour now for an memorable scenic adventure at a low price.
Costa Rica is 0.1% of the world's landmass, yet home to 5% of the world's biodiversity. In this majestic rainforest (and National Park), you might see: the spider, howler, and white-throated capuchin monkeys; the three-toed sloth; and there are over 320 species of birds in this region. Plus, the park is the annual nesting ground for the endangered green turtle.
At the dock, regional snacks and fruit are available for purchase to fuel you for the next leg of your journey to an authentic banana plantation.
Chiquita Banana Co. initiated the Caribbean region of Costa Rica. Witness laborers process a crop that leads fruit exports, sustaining folks around the world.
On your return voyage through Limon, you'll catch the cultural beat of these joyous Caribbean folks. This memorable journey will jumpstart your inner green thumb. Book this Limon tour today for your next awesome vacation. Note that viewing of wildlife is subject to availability and can not be guaranteed.
Reviewer: William & Connie Mayfield
This shore excursion was fantastic. It was fun, educational, and gave us a great overall picture of the canals and banana plantations. I believe we got more for our money on this excursion than any I have ever taken. Our guide, Jesus, was outstanding. He took the time to search out the wildlife, monkeys, sloughs, lizards, alligators and explain the eco-system. He seemed as excited as we were when we discovered something. The boat and its driver were also great. Jesus went above and beyond at the Banana Plantation explaining the process and getting a banana tree bloom and taking it apart to explain the growing and cultivating process. Even though our ship was late getting into port, Jesus and his driver were patiently waiting with a smile and did not skimp on the tour. It was a 5 star tour.
Reviewer: Don Slice
This tour was one of the highlights of our 11 day cruise due to the tour guide Jesus. His mix of explanations and humor combined with his ability to spot and point out wildlife on the canal (and along the road as we drove) made this one of the best excursions we've been on anywhere. Well done and I highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Leslie Hersh
There were 8 of us on the tour and we had our own driver in an air conditioned van, and a tour guide as well. This made for lots of personal attention. We saw all the animals listed in the tour description. The boat driver was an extra set of eyes that helped us get within a few feet of many of the animals. The people on the ship's canal excursion were in much larger boats, and could not see things up close as we did. The banana plantation was also interesting and well presented. Jesus, our guide, explained the system and works pulling many bunches on a cable and explained, first hand, what hard work it is. He also explained in detail how the plants grow and are harvested. Now I want to go back to Costa Rica to see even more. I felt very safe and cared for during the course of the day. We were provided a generous portion of cut up fresh fruit after our boat ride which was definitely refreshing.
Reviewer: S.L. Montague
Amazing tour, amazing guide Jesus - our guide grew up in this area, was extremely knowledgeable & knew where to look for the wildlife on the river. As a result, we saw many sloths, various birds, iguanas, a crocodile & lizards. Although the banana plantation was not operating, as it was Sunday, Jesus again provided us with much information regarding its operation. Would highly recommend this tour to everyone!
Reviewer: David Marsden
We enjoyed this tour and would recommend it. Our guide Jesus, was great. He had an unusual level of area knowledge as well as an understanding of and passion for the animals and fauna. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the time went by too quickly. One note: this is advertised as a banana plantation and packing facility tour. Unfortunately, the plantation is closed on the weekends. So any tour on a weekend is just a drive into the entrance of the plantation. Jesus filled the time with information about the cultivation of bananas and a drive to a mountain side to look for more animals. We would tour with Jesus again.