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Per Person $119 USD
Child (Ages 11 and under) $98 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout


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This amazing treetop adventure begins with a pickup from the pier and a relaxing drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside towards the Central Pacific Coast. The drive is approximately one hour and en route your guide will point out many sights of interest as you pass through rural farming communities, diverse fruit stands and coffee, sugar and citrus plantations.

Your destination is Villa Lapas Eco Hotel, set amidst a 500-acre rain forest reserve. You'll feel one with nature as you experience the forest canopy via a series of skywalks and 5 hanging bridges. This leisurely 1.5-mile walk will immerse your senses, from the delightfully earthy aroma of the forest to the lush greens of the flora, from the excitement of seeing the forest animals to the vocalizations of the howler monkeys and the brilliantly colored Scarlet Macaws. Be prepared for some steep areas with ups and downs.

After your nature walk, you'll be rewarded and refreshed with fresh tropical fruit and iced tea.

Your tour continues with a short drive to the Tárcoles River, where a 60-minute eco boat tour will allow you to enjoy the abundant wildlife of the area, including huge crocodiles, multiple aquatic birds, and other amazing tropical species.

After these two great adventures, you'll return to Puntarenas. Here, you'll have the choice of returning to your ship or taking some time to explore the city's boulevards, visit a café or do some shopping. You'll find the cruise pier is right nearby, so you'll find your ship with ease.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Scenic countryside drive
  • Rainforest skywalk and hanging bridges
  • Tárcoles River Boat Ride

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (5 hrs) Please select the time that is closest to your ships arrival, even if its the same time.
  • 9:00 AM (5 hrs) Please select the time that is closest to your ships arrival, even if its the same time.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please wear comfortable shoes.
• We recommend that you bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, a backpack to store cameras and other belongings, and a raincoat during the rainy season (September-November).
• This tour operates rain or shine.
• After the adventure, you will enjoy some fresh tropical fruit and iced tea.
• Lunch is not included in your tour.


• All participants should be in good physical condition and must be able to walk 1.5 miles and navigate steps and elevation changes.
• Please note that in Costa Rica there is some confusion about ship time vs. local time. Please see your purser on your ship to clarify whether your ship changes its time to local time so you do not miss your excursion. Also, check the daily itinerary which is delivered the evening before arriving into port. As each ship is ruled by its captain, it is your responsibility to confirm this while you are sailing.
• This tour does not operate on Christmas Day.