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Limon Shore Excursion Small Group Private Tour with Sloth Sanctuary and Tortuguero

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Limón, Costa Rica
Limon Shore Excursion Small Group Private Tour with Sloth Sanctuary and Tortuguero

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Discover the natural and cultural highlights of Costa Rica's Caribbean side with a guided half-day shore excursion from Limon. Explore local shops and learn about the importance of this busy trading port on a city tour, and get an up-close look at one of Costa Rica's most famous exports with a visit to a banana plantation. There’s plenty of time to connect with the country’s famous biodiversity too, with a visit to a sanctuary for rescued sloths and a canoe cruise down the tropical Tortuguero Canal.
  • Explore Costa Rica's Caribbean hub on a city tour
  • Spot native wildlife on a canoe trip down the Tortuguero Canal
  • Learn about one of Central America's most important cash crops at a banana plantation
  • Trek through the Jungle Trail, a scenic forest filled with various flora and fauna
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Professional guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Gratuities
Administración Tributaria de Limón , Av. 1, Limón, Costa Rica

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

Meet your guide and small group at the cruise terminal at your chosen time, and begin by heading into the heart of bustling Limon, Costa Rica’s crucial import and export hub. Learn about Limon’s history and modern culture as you take a look around the old city center, enjoying time to browse for souvenirs at local shops. Your guide is available to answer any questions and share local insight into this modern Central American city.

Depart the hustle and bustle for a visit with Costa Rica’s famously slow-moving mammals at a sloth sanctuary, where you can coo over baby sloths at the nursery and meet resident sloth Buttercup. To protect the well-being of the animals, guests don't directly interact with sloths, but you will learn all about the lifecycles of these fascinating creatures and how they are rescued and rehabilitated at the sanctuary.

Continue exploring Costa Rica's wild side with a 1-hour canoe trip down the Tortuguero Canal. Keep an eye out for sightings of howler monkeys, birds, crocodiles, and other animals that make their habitat near the water’s edge.

Get an inside look at one of Costa Rica's most popular exports with a visit to a banana plantation. Learn how the tiny nation became one of the world’s largest banana producers and see how the sweet fruit is cultivated, packaged, and shipped all over the globe.

Then, take a brief trek through the Jungle Trail (1km), a scenic forest filled with various flora and fauna. Along the trail, look for the different frog species of Costa Rica, such as the Red Dart Frog. You may also spot three-toed sloths, butterflies, and birds, including toucans, oropendola, tanagers, hummingbirds, kiskidees, and more.

Afterward, drive back to your cruise port, where the 5-hour tour finishes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Puerto Limon
City Tour: History records that in 1502 Christopher Columbus landed in Costa Rica at the place known as Puerto Limón. The country's port has much import and export traffic. The city's old quarter has the characteristics of a historical center and is currently under urban renovation with restoration of buildings and a pedestrian walkway from Vargas Park to the market.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica
Sloth Sanctuary: You will have the opportunity to enjoy and learn more about the rich flora and fauna of the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica in the only one reserve with an unique rehabilitation center for Sloths. The center take care of dozens of this animals and during the tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about their ecology, behaviour, habitat, population status and many other facts about this species. This center is located in a beautiful rain forest with more than 200 acres of land, where you will enjoy beside the sloth’s, monkeys, iguanas and 255 species of colourful birds. During a nature walk into the rain forest, learn about medicinal plants. Imagine discovering new fragrances and learning about an almost unbelievable diversity of plants.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Puerto Limon
Visit a Banana plantation for outside, our guide will provide you many interesting facts about this amazing fruit will be explained, including the crop, harvesting, processing, packing and exportation. Costa Rica is the second largest banana producer in the world. This is a very interesting cultural experience that you can’t miss.
Pass By:  
Puerto Limon
Coastal Drive: Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Puerto Limon coastline during the bus drive to the different attractions.
Stop At:  
Costa Rica
The Jungle Trail: The Jungla Trail offers a 1 km trek through a secondary forest offering beautiful landscapes, various flora and fauna, and including many opportunities to see the remarkably fascinating different frog species of Costa Rica.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Province of Limon
Enjoy the Souvenirs Stores & Shopping: During our Limon Highlights tour, you will enjoy many different souvenirs stores. The Caribbean is full of diversity, and boasts many cultures: Afro-Costa Rican, Bribri and Cabécar, Asian, Italian and Central American, among others. Besides food, the region features a collection of cultural activities and traditions that also set it aside from the rest of the country.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Top Private Tours
You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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 Limon Shore Excursion Small Group Private Tour with Sloth Sanctuary and Tortuguero?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Limon Shore Excursion Small Group Private Tour with Sloth Sanctuary and Tortuguero.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Limon Shore Excursion Small Group Private Tour with Sloth Sanctuary and Tortuguero?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Limon Shore Excursion Small Group Private Tour with Sloth Sanctuary and Tortuguero.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Limon Shore Excursion Small Group Private Tour with Sloth Sanctuary and Tortuguero?
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 Limon Shore Excursion Small Group Private Tour with Sloth Sanctuary and Tortuguero.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Limon Shore Excursion Small Group Private Tour with Sloth Sanctuary and Tortuguero?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Limon Shore Excursion Small Group Private Tour with Sloth Sanctuary and Tortuguero.

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Very disappointing. Anna the...
Aren R
, Jan. 2017
Very disappointing. Anna the guide/driver was great but we were in an old bus. SYL tours had a guide and driver with a much newer bus. They did the same tour as us for a much lower price. Why were we originally charged $136pp and their tour was $89pp???? So what we were 4 people- they were only 8!!

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