Pre-Programme Puntarenas

Price from

329 GBP




Autumn (Sep - Oct)

Min. number

15 travellers

Booking code


Enjoy a jungle boat tour of Costa Rica's Tárcoles River, with an overnight stay in San José.
  • Spend the night in Costa Rica's vibrant capital, San José

  • Enjoy a guided boat tour of the Tárcoles River, exploring the wildlife of the mangrove forests

  • Look out for Scarlet Macaws, kingfishers, Roseate Spoonbills, Anhingas and Great Herons

  • Enjoy a typical Costa Rican casado lunch

Day 1: Arrive in San José

Once you arrive and check into your hotel, you'll have the rest of the day at your leisure. San José is a great place to visit – enjoy the sights, try some delicious food, visit the shops or simply relax and watch the world go by from a local café.

Day 2: Tárcoles River tour and Puntarenas

Your guide will meet you at your hotel, ready for today's jungle boat tour of the Tárcoles River. The Mid-Pacific’s richest mangrove forest, this is Costa Rica’s primary conservation area for Scarlet Macaws. Look out for their dazzling plumage among the trees. In fact, it's a fantastic bird watching spot for all kinds of Costa Rican birds – from the very rare to the most common. You might spot kingfishers, Roseate Spoonbills, Anhingas and Great Herons, as well as crocodiles lining the banks. After a delicious traditional Costa Rican casado lunch, we'll transfer you to Puntarenas to board your expedition ship. Please note that we may visit sites in a different order.

Practical information

  • 1 hotel night in San José with breakfast.

  • Transfer from San José to the pier in Puntarenas.

  • Jungle boat tour and lunch.

Not included
  • Dinner and gratuities.

Remarks and requirements
  • Tour starts on day of disembarkation at Puntarenas.

  • Available to guests with limited mobility on request.

  • Minimum number of participants: 15.

  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the land adventure up to six weeks before departure.