Wagon River Crossing in the Rainforest and Crocodile Safari

Wagon River Crossing in the Rainforest and Crocodile Safari
Price: $135.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedSnack
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable clothing and closed-toe, sensible walking shoes. Insect repellent, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen are also suggested. You may wear a swimsuit under your clothing and bring a beach towel if you wish to get in the water.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get in and out of all transportation used for this tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Wagon River Crossing in the Rainforest and Crocodile Safari

Your breath-taking adventure begins with a pickup from the pier followed by a relaxing and scenic 60-minute drive through the picturesque Costa Rican countryside in air-conditioned comfort. Your local, experienced guide will point out many sights of interest including mango, coffee, sugar, and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands, and rural farming communities.

You will be making your way to the Central Pacific Coast, Tarcoles River, and Carara National Park. Upon arrival to your first destination you will have some free time to explore the property and take a short break, before starting your day of adventure.

Journey into the lush rainforest, located in the Tarcolitos River canyon, that is part of the 200-hectare private reserve of the Hotel Villa Lapas. You will cross the river 8 times with a total distance of 3.2 km (just under 2 miles) in an open-air cart pulled along by a tractor at low speed so as you can take in and appreciate both the flora and fauna of this very special area in Costa Rica, Carara. During the tour, you will make several stops for bird watching and to learn about some of the important trees in the area as well as a stop to see the river up close, if you wish you can take a quick dip in the pristine pool. The carts hold a small group of guests allowing for maximum viewing room and the approximate total time riding is one hour and thirty minutes.

After this great adventure, continue with a short drive to the Tarcoles River, where a 60-minute eco boat tour will allow you to view the abundant wildlife of the area. This includes the area's famous, huge crocodiles, multiple aquatic birds, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys and other amazing tropical species.

Your day would not be complete without a stop at El Jardin Souvenir store, one of the best and largest souvenir stores in the region, where you can purchase that special souvenir from Costa Rica before the return to the pier.

Once returned to the pier area, you can decide to stay in the city or make your way back directly to the ship. For all those interested in walking along the boulevards, the pier is located a very short distance from your ship.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
Lots of fun
February 22, 2020
This was a nice trip. Got to see a lot of the countryside. Enjoyed the wagon river crossing place. Didn't see much wildlife but that's not their fault. They fed us a nice lunch and it was very enjoyable. The crocodile river ride was lots of fun. Saw lots of crocs, birds, etc. All in all a very nice excursion!
Reviewer: Portia Neff
5 Stars
Excellent tour
February 22, 2020
Well worth the money, we learnt a lot about Costa Rica. The bus was clean and new and the tour guide was very interesting. The farm cart ride was surprisingly comfortable. Unfortunately it was the wrong time of day and year to see much wildlife, but we did see birds and lizards. The boat ride was so much fun, especially when the driver fed the crocodiles by hand. We saw a lot of wild life along the river. Could have used more time in the gift store, but a perfect day.
Reviewer: Carole McGraw
5 Stars
Wagon River Crossing
February 22, 2020
The jungle was awesome and so intimately close. A wonderful way to experience it.
Reviewer: Carol Briscoe
4 Stars