Nature History Tour. Tortuguero Canal & Cahuita National Park Shore Excursion

Limon, Costa Rica

From USD 99.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


With just one day in port in Limón, discover Costa Rica’s exotic wildlife and spot toucans, howler monkeys, iguanas, red dart frogs, and much more. This shore excursion combines two spectacular wildlife experiences—a cruise down the Tortuguero canal and a nature walk through the Brisas de la Jungla rainforest. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Tour of Tortuguero canal and Brisas de la Jungla from Limon
  • Spot howler monkeys, sloths, and crocodiles as you cruise down the Tortuguero Canal
  • Look out for tropical birds as you trek through the rainforest at Brisas de la Jungla
  • Great-value tour includes port pickup, entrance fees, and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional Naturalist Tour Guide
  • Cahuita National Park entrance fee
  • Tortuguero Canal boat tour
  • Fresh fruits snack

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Puerto Limon cruise port
      XXRF+4X7, Limón Province, Limon, Costa Rica

      Puerto Limon: Main entrance of the pier (main street). It is about one block from your ship and 5 minutes’ walk. There you will see our staff holding a sign with your name on it. For assistance you can call us at Office: (506)2297-0889 or Whatsapp: +(506) 85302973

    Pickup point

    • Puerto Limon Cruise Terminal

    Start time

    08:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you are not arriving by cruise ship please do not book this tour. Tour operate only when we have cruise ships in port. Pick up is at the main gate entrance of the pier. It is a very short walking distance from the cruise ship. Once at the entrance of the pier, you will see a Greenway Tours Guide holding a sign with your name. SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT PICKUP TIME All our pickup times are set to 8:00 AM by default. HOWEVER: If your ship arrives after 8:00 AM, the Pickup will be 9:00 AM or 30 minutes after ship arrival. You can book your tour and we will adjust the time accordingly with your ship arrival. If you ship is late, our staff will wait for you till the ship dock and allow you disembark. We operate all our tours accordingly with the ship´s arrival.

    What To Expect

    Meet your guide on arrival at Limon cruise port and head straight to the Tortuguero Canal. Hop aboard a traditional covered boat and set out on a scenic cruise along the Tortuguero Canal, gliding through the lush rainforest of the Tortuguero National Park.

    Along the way, learn more about the region’s unique ecosystem and look out for wildlife including toucans, bats, iguanas, and sloths. If you’re lucky, you’ll have chance to see gigantic crocodiles and howler monkeys swinging from the trees.

    After the cruise, hop back on the bus for a short transfer to Brisas de la Jungla, another wildlife haven along Limon’s coast. On arrival, follow your guide on a short half-mile (1km) nature trail, where you’ll hopefully get chance to see Costa Rica’s famous red dart frog or spy adorable three-toed sloths hanging from the tree branches. The forest is also renowned for its beautiful flowers, including wild epiphytes, orchids and bromeliads, and diverse bird life including toucans, oropendola, tanagers, hummingbirds, kiskadees, and many more exotic species.

    At the end of the tour, return to Limon, where you’ll be dropped back at the port in time for your cruise departure.

    Cahuita National Park

    1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Tortuguero Canal

    1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you are not arriving by cruise ship please do not book this tour
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    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.

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    BAIT AND SWITCH: BEWARE of booking Viator excursions
    bradley_l, Mar 2023
    We booked an excursion as seen above for national park AND boat tour of Tortuguero canal, except we never went on boat tour. Tour guide knew nothing about any boat ride, instead we went to Cahuito( which we loved),, and then were taken to Banana plantation, which no one in our party of 6 had any desire to see.Disappointing was an understatement.At the very least one would think that Viator would inform us of change in plans and, and let us decide if we still wanted to go through with tour, but not a word on change of plan.Classic bait and switch.NEVER BOOK WITH Viator,, others on tour told us Viator does this more often than one would think
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Good morning We are so sorry about this inconvenience. Our operations department place you in the wrong tour for this day and for this reason you didn´t visit the Tortuguero Canal and boat tour. It was our mistake and we express our apology for this inconvenient. We will request to Viator a partial refund
    Guide was informative and...
    Bradley_H, Jan 2017
    Guide was informative and enthusiastic on hike and boat tour. Smaller and fewer reptiles than the ones we saw on Pacific coast a couple of years ago. Perhaps if there was a speed limit on the river, more animals would be inclined to hang around the river banks. A nice tour if you've never travelled before but expensive based on previous tours
    The tour consisted of a 1 hour boat...
    Rachelle C, Jan 2017
    The tour consisted of a 1 hour boat ride, 1 mile hike in the rainforrest and a visit to the banana plantation. We really booked this tour for the banana plantation as we were on the boat and visited a rainforest the day prior. But, low and behold, while on the bus, the guide told us that Dole banana plantation was not open. He pulled over on the side of the road, picked a banana and did a show and tell in the bus......I am convinced that they knew ahead of time that the itinerary was not going to be honored, they should have let people know so that we would have had the option of booking another tour. This was the only day we were in Costa Rica, and I would have liked to have seen more than the howler monkeys and ants.....ALSO, at the end of five hours, we were hoping to return to the ship...tired, grimey, but the guide needed to take us to a restaurant. This was the last stop, and we all could have eaten lunch for free at the ship, but it seemed as though he promised the restaurant to bring the group......It was very uncalled for, especially since lunch was not included in the tour.....The tour itself started out was knowledgeable and funny, but it got progressively worse as the day went on.....I would ask alot of questions before you book with this company again.