Fully immerse yourself in the breathtaking and vibrant environs of the rainforest on this fantastic tour. Boarding your coach at the pier, you will travel to the Veragua rainforest and Research Center, Costa Rica's newest private rainforest adventure, enjoying scenic views along the way.
Veragua is a world-class sustainable development adventure park, whose mission is to provide visitors with the best rainforest experience in the Caribbean part of Costa Rica. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your naturalist guides who will lead you through the live snake, frog and butterfly exhibits in an unparalleled interactive set-up, designed with the scientific expertise of the National Biodiversity Institute (INBio), a world renowned research and conservation organization.
From here, you will next enter the open-air gondola system that will take you on an enchanting tram ride through the canopy level of the rainforest. As you pass by giant 300-year old trees on the way down to the river bank, you will be surrounded by uninterrupted views of the virgin rainforest of the largest park in Central America, La Amistad National Park.
Upon reaching the river, you will be able to disembark and enjoy a leisurely stroll though the Trail of the Giants alongside the Victoria River. This trail was so named after the gigantic trees that grow alongside the trail and that have watched over the river for centuries. For those who wish to do so, there is an optional walk to the Puma waterfalls which involves negotiating steps up and down to reach the falls.
Your rainforest adventure continues with a gondola ride back up through the lush canopy to the biological research station. It is at this location that you will be able to experience the operations and work of the dedicated researchers and may even be lucky enough to witness the discovery of a new plant or animal species while you are here.
After this immensely gratifying adventure, there will be a brief stop at the café where you can enjoy a buffet of fresh tropical fruits and juices, or browse for a few souvenirs before it's time to re-join your coach and travel back to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes minimal walking over mostly even surfaces. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who are able to both make their way on and off the coach and sit in a coach seat. The tour is considered suitable for those guests with mobility concerns; however, they are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Light weight, casual clothing; comfortable, flat walking shoes; sun caps; sunglasses and insect repellant are suggested. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary.