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Ultimate 10 in 1 Puntarenas Highlights & Scenic Lunch

Discover Costa Rica with the #1 tour company on TripAdvisor.
Our award-winning tours include places and amenities that travelers cannot find anywhere else!
Have lunch at an exclusive mountain top location overlooking the Carara Rainforest & Pacific Ocean. Explore the Tarcoles River & Mangrove Forest and witness up to 50 species of birds and American crocodiles and encounter wild-friendly monkeys up close! We take you off the beaten paths were large buses cannot enter and show you amazing places on our quality small group tours.

per adult from




7 to 8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Authentic Costa Rica lunch (casado meal) with meat options or vegetarian available
    • WiFi on board
    • Air-Conditioned Luxury Vehicle (16 passenger Mercedes Sprinter or similar)
    • complimentary cold water bottles
    • Tarcoles Crocodile River & Mangrove Boat Tour
    • White Capuchin Monkey Natural Habitats for photos
    • Wild Red Scarlet Macaws & Toucan birds photo stops
    • Certified English Speaking Guide/ Tour Director
    • Grocery store to purchase coffee and goods at local prices
    • Pacific Ocean & Carara Rainforest View look-out point for photos
    • Puntarenas Sightseeing & Countryside Scenic Drive
    • Back to ship in time guarantee for cruise members
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Province of Puntarenas

    A complete tour of the local towns, villages and natural landscapes, entering areas where most travelers do not get to visit.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Puerto Caldera, Puerto Caldera, Province of Puntarenas

    We stop to get photos at a natural habitat for Capuchin monkeys

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Tarcoles, Tarcoles, Tarcoles District, Garabito Municipality, Province of Puntarenas

    An educational boat tour on the Tarcoles River narrated by a certified English speaking nature tour guide, this river has more than 50 species of birds, mangrove forests, and American crocodiles up to 20 feet long
    bathrooms available before and after the boat tour

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: Carara, Carara, Province of San Jose

    Stopping along the Carara forest to see beautiful birds such as Red Scarlet Macaw parrots and Toucans with rainbow-colored bills.

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: Carara, Carara, Province of San Jose

    Enjoy an included Costa Rican meal at an extravagant restaurant built on the mountainside of Carara National Park with incredible panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Carara Rainforest
    bathrooms available

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Orotina, Orotina, Province of Alajuela

    We pass by seasonal fruit plantations and stop to taste local fruits grown in the area (seasonal mango, watermelon, banana, pineapple)
    bathrooms available

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Orotina, Orotina, Province of Alajuela

    A quick stop at the grocery store for local coffee and gift shop with local prices

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Important: If your cruise ship docks in Puerto Caldera or Puntarenas please read instructions below:PUERTO CALDERA - you will see shipping containers by the ship (industrial dock). Your tour guide will have a sign with your name on it and will meet you by the gangway, by the ship. PUNTARENAS: You will see a pier with a beach and palm trees at the end. We will meet you off the pier, by the main exit gate. Your guide will have a sign with your name on it. Ports
    • Puerto Caldera
    • Puntarenas
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Booster seats/ infant seats are available upon prior request
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Thumbs Up Tours

Activity ID: V-185866P1

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