Pre-Program Puntarenas


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Autumn (Sep - Oct)

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15 travellers

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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.

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