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Great adventure, a must-do experience.
Great adventure, a must-do experience.
I enjoyed this tour. All the tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The boat ride (river tour) to reach the canopy ziplining was nice and relaxing. There was a great opportunity to animal watch along the way, and we even stopped to get close up. When we arrived at the Canopy Zipline Spot, there was a demonstration and orientation for safety precautions, we were outfitted and suited and it was off to climb and zipline through the trees (point of no return). We all took a deep breath, and off we went. The first zipline, was a practice, and I got stuck, lol. However, I quickly learned how to ensure I made it all the way to the next platform. I have to admit the climb to reach the platforms, was truly a workout. However the smooth zipline ride was worth it. After we finished, we were off to dine. The food was filling and tasty. After dining, there is also a butterfly garden to see. Overall my experience was great, and the entire group was great. My only complaint is that we were split up in two groups and the camera in our group did not work, so although i have some group photos, the ziplining experience through the trees was not captured.
Victor the guide isn't as talkative in the bus, and did not explain a lot when we pass through national parks and all. The river boat was interesting and fun, and several wildlife was spotted. The staff on the ziplines are fun and efficient. The so called poison frogs and butterflies are disappointing though. I was expecting more after the good river boat ride. Nevertheless, it was a very fun time for the trip, although it would have been better if it started earlier instead of picking up at the airport at 11am. Feels like half a day was gone by then.
Zip lining is very good - staff was great! Timing was perfect - the day prior there had been 2 cruise ship groups there, long waits on the zip line stations. The day I went, there were 3 of us ... had the place to ourselves - The rainforest tour is an easy walk, naturalist was very knowledgeable.
Our trip was great. Al was our guide who picked us up right on time and was very informative on our drive. The boat ride was fun where we viewed some monkeys, crocodiles and birds.
The canopy tour was fun but none of the guides spoke English so it made it a little interesting...
Overall, a great day!
enjoyed the river cruise, the guide was great saw some amazing animal life.. i wish the canopy was better tho, maybe thru more jungle area more wild life, it was basically just over one big green field.
Trinidad and Tobago
We loved this tour and would do it again.....soon....
Only one problem,for those of us who don't know about the tour,the site should have informed us that we should walk with extra clothes......we got wet on our tour and did not have extra clothes......
Zip-lining was fabulous. Saw lots of wildlife particularly birds and monkeys on the boat tour. Butterflies, frogs and snakes were fascinating. Costa Rican people were very friendly and kind.
Advice: take snacks and water (lunch was at 5pm !) and travel light since bus was small with limited legroom.
I would have wanted to do the horseback riding, but this one did not have it even if I thought it did when I signed up. It would have been complete... boat ride, zip lining, and horseback riding. But it was ok, ziplining was fun, river cruise was relaxing. I just wished they did not say there was horseback riding if it was not sure there would be.
A little lower-rent than I expected, but very charming. The river is beautiful, with lots of great views of wildlife. The ziplines were fun, but I was hoping for something a little more "extreme". Horseback riding got rained out, but that didn't bother me, as the ride to the ziplines showed me the horses are trained to walk along and ignore all attempts to actually, you know, ride them - not much fun for anyone who's ever been on a horse more than once. Staff was great - knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Wear clothes you don't care about, and bring raingear.
The guides, activities, and food were superb. We were quite nervous about getting picked up at arranged hotel, especially when our info stated 8 hour tour started at 9am and when we called to confirm we were told we would be picked up at 11am. It worked out fine, but we were quite worried about it. We were glad we had a Spanish speaking person in our party to make the phone confirmation.