Veragua Rainforest Tram Ride & Tortuguero Canal Combo

Veragua Rainforest Tram Ride & Tortuguero Canal Combo

Veragua Rainforest Tram Ride & Tortuguero Canal Combo

Explore the lush tropical rainforest by water, land, and air while contributing to research and conservation in a unique combination tour. Right from the get-go, as you board your air-conditioned transportation, you'll be led by professional naturalist guides, expertly prepared to share their knowledge about the biodiversity of the rainforest around you. Your tour includes a leisure boat ride on the world famous Tortuguero Canals, where you will observe the exuberant flora and fauna around you along this peaceful and calm waterway, and a visit to the award-winning Veragua Rainforest, where you'll glide through the treetop canopy on an aerial tram, walk through a one-of-a-kind frog exhibit, mingle with hundreds of butterflies, photograph a two-tiered waterfall cascading through the forest, among other.

On your gentle Tortuguero Canals boat tour, you will admire the vibrant rainforest with the help of your naturalist guide who will point out different types of unique tropical plants, like orchids, bromeliads, water lilies and many others. Be alert to spot the bird life along the riverbank as well as other animals such as caimans, turtles, monkeys, and sloths, just a sample of the biodiversity present around you. After the tour enjoy a seasonal tropical fruit snack before continuing with your tour.

Then drive to the mountaintop Veragua Rainforest Research & Adventure, the centerpiece of a private reserve protecting 3,400 acres of primary and secondary tropical forest. In the company of a small, guided group, you'll meet the forest creatures first in their state-of-the-art quarters: the Reptile Habitat, where iguanas, lizards and snakes are at home in areas replicating nature; the Frog Habitat, housing a unique environment for nocturnal frogs; the Butterfly Garden, populated by hundreds of the most colorful butterflies in the world (the Blue Morpho is here). Also visit the laboratories where Veragua researchers work to unlock nature's mysteries and share their discoveries with visitors.

Then board the Aerial Tram for amazing panoramic views during a ride through the forest canopy, keeping watch for toucans and shy sloths, listening for howler monkeys as you descend the mountain to the riverbank below. Step off and follow the "Trail of the Giants" (so named for the gigantic trees that frame the path) to the cascading Puma Waterfall. Return by tram to main visitor center, for a lunch buffet at the Rainforest Cafeteria and free time to browse in the gift shop, well stocked with creative remembrances of this inspiring corner of Costa Rica. With your visit, you contribute directly to the earth's sustainability through conservation and scientific research.

Please Note: Lunch is not included but there will be a free time for all those who want to taste the local flavors at the restaurant. Lunch cost approximately and soft drinks and beer are available.

Duration:

Hours: 7

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Adult

$191.00

Child

$150.00

Total Cost
$191.00

Activity Level:

4

Inclusions

  • Transportation
  • Naturalist tour guide
  • Veragua entrance fee to all attractions
  • Aerial Tram Guide
  • Live Exhibits
  • Tortuguero Canal Boat
  • Fruit snack

Tips

Note: Lunch is not included but there will be a free time for all those who want to taste the local flavors at the restaurant. Lunch cost $10 approximately and soft drinks and beer are available.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from info@portpromotions.com which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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