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Puntarenas or Caldera Highlights Shore Excursion. Best 6-in-1 Combo Tour

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Puntarenas or Caldera Highlights Shore Excursion. Best 6-in-1 Combo Tour

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Maximize your port day in Puntarenas with this jam-packed combo tour that introduces you to the best of the Gulf of Nicoya. Drive through the Costa Rican countryside to a nature reserve, explore the rain forest canopy on hanging bridges, and spot crocs on a cruise down the Tarcoles River. Check out local culture with shopping stops at a replica Spanish Village and fun souvenir store, and finish with a city sightseeing tour.
  • Combo shore excursion from Puntarenas
  • Experience the best of the Gulf on Nicoya with a diverse itinerary
  • Pass farming villages and sugar plantations on a drive through the Costa Rican countryside
  • Explore the rain forest on a hanging bridges tour at a nature reserve
  • Shop for souvenirs at a recreated Spanish colonial village
  • See wild crocodiles on a cruise down the Tarcoles River
  • Stress-free way to make the most of your day at port
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Professional guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Fresh Fruit Snack
Gratuities
Alcoholic Beverages
Lunch
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Parque del Muellero , Parque de Los Cañones, P.º de los Turistas, Provincia de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

We pick up all passengers at the cruise ship terminal in Puntarenas or Puerto Caldera

  • Muelle de Puntarenas , P.º de los Turistas, Provincia de Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Caldera Puntarenas , W7RC+8H3, Caldera, Provincia de Puntarenas, Espíritu Santo, Costa Rica
  • 8:00 AM

    Please arrive 15 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

    This activity will end right where it started.This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you are not arriving by cruise ship please do not book this tour From Puntarenas Cruise Ship Pier: Pick up is inside the pier. Close to Gangway From Caldera Cruise Ship Pier: Pick Up is at the entrance of the pier. You should proceed to the main entrance. There is a shuttle bus service you can take. it is complementary
    When your cruise ship docks at the port of Puntarenas, meet your driver and guide at the pier, and climb aboard an air-conditioned bus with room for up to 20 passengers. Travel through the Costa Rican countryside past traditional farming villages and mango and citrus plantations to reach Villa Lapas. Straddling the country’s unique tropical and dry forest ecosystems, this nature reserve is home to hundreds of bird species plus an array of other wildlife like raccoons, monkeys, anteaters, and poison dart frogs. Explore this incredible biodiversity on a SkyWay tour along suspended bridges and walkways.

    Head next to Santa Lucia, a replica of a Spanish colonial settlement nestled against a river and the rain forest. Enjoy free time here to shop for local goods like gourmet coffee and small painted oxcarts. Refresh with a snack of fresh fruit and iced tea here before continuing on to the Tarcoles River.

    Hop aboard a river boat for a cruise down the waterway famous for its population of large American crocodiles. Keep an eye out for the jaw-snapping crocs and soak up scenic views along the northern border of the Carara Biological Reserve.

    After the boat tour, you’ll have a chance to pick up more souvenirs at the El Jardin store and restaurant and get a glimpse into coastal culture with a short sightseeing tour of Puntarenas city. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at the cruise pier.
    Itinerary
    Pass By:  
    Catedral de Puntarenas
    During City Tour we visit the Cathedral of Puntarenas
    Stop At:  
    Tarcoles Bridge
    On this tour you will be able to enjoy a boat tour in the Tarcoles River for enjoy the huge crocodiles
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Carara National Park
    We will enjoy the rainforest and hanging bridges in Villa Lapas Private Reserve
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Greenway Nature Day Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • 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.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Puntarenas or Caldera Highlights Shore Excursion. Best 6-in-1 Combo Tour?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Puntarenas or Caldera Highlights Shore Excursion. Best 6-in-1 Combo Tour.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Puntarenas or Caldera Highlights Shore Excursion. Best 6-in-1 Combo Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Puntarenas or Caldera Highlights Shore Excursion. Best 6-in-1 Combo Tour.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Puntarenas or Caldera Highlights Shore Excursion. Best 6-in-1 Combo Tour?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Puntarenas or Caldera Highlights Shore Excursion. Best 6-in-1 Combo Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Puntarenas or Caldera Highlights Shore Excursion. Best 6-in-1 Combo Tour?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Puntarenas or Caldera Highlights Shore Excursion. Best 6-in-1 Combo Tour.

    Traveler Tips


    • "this tour is well worth it when you cruise ship is only at port for 6-7 hours." See review
    • "Nice assortment of activities Problems; no lunch or edibles and all participants were given the same 6 for 1 tour." See review

    Reviews

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    Reviews by Viator travelers

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    star-5
    Loved it!
    debbiehinchey
    , Feb 2020
    Awesome experience!!! This was our favorite part of the whole trip! Biggest Crocs I’ve ever seen...so cool 😎
    star-3
    Rainy day in Costa Rica
    Trek35254572989
    , Dec 2019
    cold water "snack"" was refreshing!! Five hour tours should either provide lunch or allow for time to eat
    icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
    Thank you for your review. If you can provide the name of your tour we can check your complaint. However, in our tours descriptions it is clear that we do not include lunch, but we include in all our tours a fresh fruits snack, water and Ice Tea. Besides this, all our tours includes stops at restaurants and souvenirs where you are able to purchase some food. So, we don´t understad your negative comment about this issue. Regards,
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-1
    Big Disappointment
    nerwin2
    , Nov 2019
    We waited where told for your tour after disembarking our cruise ship. No one showed up. We called the local vendor. He said to go to the end of the pier and wait for someone. We waited over 45 minutes. We called again and were told our tour had been cancelled. No notice from the vendor or Viator. After returning home I contacted Viator and did receive a refund, but I lost an hour of time waiting for someone who did not keep their appointment and lost out on what I had contracted for.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
    We are sorry for the inconvenience you experience on this date. Unfortunately the tours departure without you because for any reason your name was not in the list and the guides didn´t wait for you. I explain this to you over the phone and that at that time was too late for connect you with the groups because they were far away and it was when I apologize and offer the full refund for the tour. This normally do not happens to us, but unfortunately happens this day and our guides didn´t have your reservation. We are so sorry for the inconvenience.
    star-5
    excellent tour
    mn k
    , Nov 2019
    this tour is well worth it when you cruise ship is only at port for 6-7 hours. watch out for mosquitos!!
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
    Thank you very much for your positive review. WE really appreciate it
    star-4
    Fun and interesting first look at Costa Rica
    K M
    , Mar 2019
    Guide was good and knowledgable. Nice assortment of activities Problems; no lunch or edibles and all participants were given the same 6 for 1 tour. Most did not pay for that tour. They paid less. I paid by far the most. Obviously, I got the least value. That does not make me pleased
    star-5
    Rudy knew his city. All the...
    Ray K
    , Feb 2018
    Rudy knew his city. All the locations he took us too seemed to waiting for Rudy and provided top-of-the-line service
    icon Response from Host , May 2020
    Hello We really appreciate your positive review about our services and tour. We hope to serve you again in the near future. Regards
    star-5
    Tour guide, Miguel, was very...
    bhui
    , Feb 2018
    Tour guide, Miguel, was very knowledgeable about Costa Rica, the environment, birds and plants. Really enjoyed seeing exotic birds flying around in their natural habitat. Boat tour was great and saw crocodile and many shore birds.
    icon Response from Host , May 2020
    Hello We really appreciate your positive review about our services and tour. We hope to serve you again in the near future. Regards
    star-5
    Tour was great!! Gravien was so...
    Karen C
    , Feb 2018
    Tour was great!! Gravien was so informative, interesting and fun! Our driver was great as well. Highly recommend. Was on the cruise ship and did not like any of the excursions they offered. So glad we took this one. Lots of fun things to see and do
    icon Response from Host , May 2020
    Hello We really appreciate your positive review about our services and tour. We hope to serve you again in the near future. Regards
    star-5
    Greenway Tours was excellent Walk in...
    mwhaskell
    , Jan 2018
    Greenway Tours was excellent Walk in the Clouds very informative re: Rainforests of Costa Rica and Central America the Crocodile portion was unbelievable the boat pilot got out with pieces of fish and actually walked up to a 6 foot female who leaped out of the water to grab her meal - the pilot survived, of course, by jumping out of the way of those large teeth. Obviously, he was no beginner with the crocs. Awesome tour!
    icon Response from Host , May 2020
    Hello We really appreciate your positive review about our services and tour. We hope to serve you again in the near future. Regards
    star-5
    Well worth the , we had a great...
    Thomas J
    , Dec 2017
    Well worth the , we had a great time. The boat guide was the high point in the way he got so close you could touch a crocodile.

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