Puerto Limon Rainforest Aerial Tram Tour Excursion Reviews

The Rainforest Aerial Tram glides above the treetops; observe the rainforest canopy and waterfalls on an open-air gondola ride.
Long (2:30) drive from Port to natural reserve.
Sail Date: February 2019
Long (2:30) drive from Port to natural reserve. You pass through pineapple and bananas plantation. In the names is: It will rain. You walk a lot in the forest, have lunch and then get on the tram. You will see the different forest ... Read More
Long (2:30) drive from Port to natural reserve. You pass through pineapple and bananas plantation. In the names is: It will rain. You walk a lot in the forest, have lunch and then get on the tram. You will see the different forest vegetation. Recommendable but be prepared for the long drive and few bathroom facilities Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great overview, with long 1.5 to 2 hours each way.
Sail Date: January 2019
Great overview, with long 1.5 to 2 hours each way. Lucky bus was very well air conditioned and equipped with clean restroom. Several people mentioned private tours on vans with no facilities. City is very gritty and glad I did not get ... Read More
Great overview, with long 1.5 to 2 hours each way. Lucky bus was very well air conditioned and equipped with clean restroom. Several people mentioned private tours on vans with no facilities. City is very gritty and glad I did not get off bus. There is great tourist booths (40+) right at Terminal with excellent souvenirs & prices (do negotiate). Wife felt very comfortable by herself. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Don't expect to see any wildlife from the ariel tram in the heat of day.
Sail Date: January 2019
Don't expect to see any wildlife from the ariel tram in the heat of day.
Don't expect to see any wildlife from the ariel tram in the heat of day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
It was PERFECT!
Sail Date: November 2018
It was PERFECT! 2h bus ride with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide teaching us all about life in Costa Rica. The tram ride through the rain forest was stunning, beautiful and wild and peaceful all at the same time. Lunch was ... Read More
It was PERFECT! 2h bus ride with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide teaching us all about life in Costa Rica. The tram ride through the rain forest was stunning, beautiful and wild and peaceful all at the same time. Lunch was delicious local fare, beans and rice and meats, with beer and desserts available to purchase. Bus ride home went WAY longer than expected due to construction and multiple accidents, but the ship waited about 30 minutes extra for our return. Would recommend this tour to anyone, and also recommend to take through the ship due to the distance to travel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Aerial Tram & Rainforest Adventure.
Sail Date: November 2018
Aerial Tram & Rainforest Adventure. There it is again, an “adventure.” Well, not so much. Two hours down a two-lane highway and then into a for-profit eco park “adjacent to a national park.” A lot of hoopla for flora and ... Read More
Aerial Tram & Rainforest Adventure. There it is again, an “adventure.” Well, not so much. Two hours down a two-lane highway and then into a for-profit eco park “adjacent to a national park.” A lot of hoopla for flora and fauna. The tram ride was about an hour with a “naturalist” on board with a green laser point to show us the forest and animals. We did not see the grand mountain view and closed gondola that was in the shorex marketing materials online. We did see a lot of leaves. We saw one mountain far off on the horizon. We saw one spider. (Checkmark: fauna?) The included meal in the restaurant was tasty and nice. The two-plus hour ride back down the highway was cluttered with construction stops and pauses. We got to the ship a few minutes before departure. Conclusion: If you pay the whole $149, I hope you’re an optimist. We paid $99, and I’d like to time travel that decision. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Informative, tram was only a short ride and we only saw a couple of sloths high in the trees.
Sail Date: March 2018
Informative, tram was only a short ride and we only saw a couple of sloths high in the trees. Conservation talk was very good.
Informative, tram was only a short ride and we only saw a couple of sloths high in the trees. Conservation talk was very good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
good tour but unprepared at snack time for gluten free requirements - traffic can be bad - book ...
Sail Date: February 2018
good tour but unprepared at snack time for gluten free requirements - traffic can be bad - book through boat
good tour but unprepared at snack time for gluten free requirements - traffic can be bad - book through boat Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
this tour operator did a great job.
Sail Date: February 2018
this tour operator did a great job. it's princess fault we got in late and only saw a fraction of what we had planned in advance to see.
this tour operator did a great job. it's princess fault we got in late and only saw a fraction of what we had planned in advance to see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The 2 1/2 hour bus ride was well worth it.
Sail Date: February 2018
The 2 1/2 hour bus ride was well worth it. Beautiful and the lunch they served was great. Try the soursop juice!
The 2 1/2 hour bus ride was well worth it. Beautiful and the lunch they served was great. Try the soursop juice! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Port has not much to see or do.
Sail Date: December 2017
Port has not much to see or do. The excursion ended up being similar to our local zoo experience - see frogs and snakes in glass cages, visit a research center. Air Tram was 2 minutes down. Then on a timer (20 min - there's a group ... Read More
Port has not much to see or do. The excursion ended up being similar to our local zoo experience - see frogs and snakes in glass cages, visit a research center. Air Tram was 2 minutes down. Then on a timer (20 min - there's a group before and a group after) you can go see a waterfall. Waterfall is small and not impressive. Overall you don't see much of the "rainforest". Tour guide in the bus was really good and provided a lot of very interesting information. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
While the tram was nice, from the descrition, we were under the impression that the nature walk ...
Sail Date: December 2017
While the tram was nice, from the descrition, we were under the impression that the nature walk would be more extensive than it was...in reality, other than a brief 2 minute walk to a butterfly garden and one other area, there was no walk. ... Read More
While the tram was nice, from the descrition, we were under the impression that the nature walk would be more extensive than it was...in reality, other than a brief 2 minute walk to a butterfly garden and one other area, there was no walk. The tram was quite nice though, and the naturalist guide on the tram was also nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Aerial tram was ok, nice walk around the sanctuary but at noon time, most animals, birds, etc.
Sail Date: November 2017
Aerial tram was ok, nice walk around the sanctuary but at noon time, most animals, birds, etc. are not around. Snack was ok.
Aerial tram was ok, nice walk around the sanctuary but at noon time, most animals, birds, etc. are not around. Snack was ok. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
On the Tram we viewed many species of birds including Toucans.
Sail Date: March 2017
On the Tram we viewed many species of birds including Toucans. After the tram, we had a tasty Costa Rican buffet lunch were we were served at well kept tables.
On the Tram we viewed many species of birds including Toucans. After the tram, we had a tasty Costa Rican buffet lunch were we were served at well kept tables. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Limited time in Rainforest but did see Sloths, Toucans & Monkeys
Sail Date: December 2016
Limited time in Rainforest but did see Sloths, Toucans & Monkeys
Limited time in Rainforest but did see Sloths, Toucans & Monkeys Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
No birds but fun to slide down the gorge into the jungle in the tram for an amble through the ...
Sail Date: December 2016
No birds but fun to slide down the gorge into the jungle in the tram for an amble through the verdant flora of Veragua Rainforest.
No birds but fun to slide down the gorge into the jungle in the tram for an amble through the verdant flora of Veragua Rainforest. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did not know until the last minute that we could go.
Sail Date: March 2016
We did not know until the last minute that we could go. We were told there was only one bus with a wheelchair lift in Costa Rico. We were surprised this had not been arranged as we had signed up ahead of time. The tour itself was ... Read More
We did not know until the last minute that we could go. We were told there was only one bus with a wheelchair lift in Costa Rico. We were surprised this had not been arranged as we had signed up ahead of time. The tour itself was great and we were so glad we could go. The staff was great getting a group with wheelchairs, walkers, and slow walkers on and off the trams and through the exhibits with great humor and interesting information. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
I took the Rainforest Aerial Tram tour, the one that is 70 minutes in a tram traversing the ...
Sail Date: February 2016
I took the Rainforest Aerial Tram tour, the one that is 70 minutes in a tram traversing the different layers of the rainforest and offers a lunch. This was a bucket list item for me and it totally met my expectations! It was a longish ... Read More
I took the Rainforest Aerial Tram tour, the one that is 70 minutes in a tram traversing the different layers of the rainforest and offers a lunch. This was a bucket list item for me and it totally met my expectations! It was a longish drive to the site, but the bus was very comfortable with plenty of leg room and also a restroom on board. The guide on the bus was fantastic! He shared so many interesting things about his country, and his life. He brought a banana tree pod on board, and showed us the tiny, unformed flowers that will grow into bananas. He also had a big cocoa pod, and opened it and showed us the cocoa seeds. We could taste them if we wanted, and I did. You suck it, but don't eat the seed. It tasted unexpectedly citrus-y and sweet. The bus ride was actually a highlight of the excursion. When we got to the rainforest center, our guide for the tram ride was highly knowledgable and was able to tell us the scientific and common name of every single plant. I was astounded to see single leaves as big as a door! Every branch of every tree was a miniature garden, filled with symbiotic plants growing on it. There are insects called Bullet Ants, that are about 3 inches long and so toxic that, if they bite you, you can be sick for several days! There is just too much information to include in a review, but it was fantastic! He pointed out some monkeys high on a branch. Other people in the tram saw them, but they were so well camouflaged, I couldn't make them out even though I knew I was looking right where they were! We saw several Toucans and I saw a Blue Morpho butterfly. I want to live in the rainforest….well, except for the Bullet Ants, and the snakes of course, and the huge spider we saw, and naturally the jaguars. The lunch at the end of the tour was great too. It was in a courtyard and featured native foods, such as rice and beans, fried plantains, chicken, tomatoes, fresh fruit, and hearts of palm. They had a variety of native juices to drink. I had something called Soursop, which looked like skim milk, was not sour, but had a clean sweet-tart taste. This was an excellent excursion!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great tour in the rain forest.
Sail Date: November 2015
Great tour in the rain forest. Boat tour was nice a little rushed.
Great tour in the rain forest. Boat tour was nice a little rushed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The Veragua Rain Forest was quite beautiful and amazing.
Sail Date: October 2015
The Veragua Rain Forest was quite beautiful and amazing. The road from Limon to the Rain Forest is very rough - I'm glad we were in a small van and NOT in a bus. Danny was an excellent wealth of information about the area on the ... Read More
The Veragua Rain Forest was quite beautiful and amazing. The road from Limon to the Rain Forest is very rough - I'm glad we were in a small van and NOT in a bus. Danny was an excellent wealth of information about the area on the way to and from the Rainforest. Once we arrived, we paid for entrance ($66 for rainforest & tramway - additional $33 for zipline) and were given a mostly private tour by a guide. The various exhibits of animals and plants was interesting and informative. I was impressed that this is a privately held research facility and the concern about preservation. The best part of the tour is the tram ride among the tree tops and then the walking paths to a beautiful waterfall. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The aerial tram tour was stunning.
Sail Date: March 2015
The aerial tram tour was stunning. The views over the rainforest almost surreal. We were able to see our cruise ship, it was so clear. The walk down to the waterfall peaceful. Had a fleeting glance of toucan on the return tram.
The aerial tram tour was stunning. The views over the rainforest almost surreal. We were able to see our cruise ship, it was so clear. The walk down to the waterfall peaceful. Had a fleeting glance of toucan on the return tram. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
The tram through the rain forest was uninteresting.
Sail Date: March 2015
The tram through the rain forest was uninteresting. Nature walk to anemic falls disappointing. Exhibits pretty limited. Not much else on offer. Maybe better for real flora and fauna lovers.
The tram through the rain forest was uninteresting. Nature walk to anemic falls disappointing. Exhibits pretty limited. Not much else on offer. Maybe better for real flora and fauna lovers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Excellent experience.Bus was comfortable; the Rainforest walking tour and Aerial Tram were ...
Sail Date: January 2014
Excellent experience.Bus was comfortable; the Rainforest walking tour and Aerial Tram were great.Guides were great.Lunch was great.Extremely well organized.Highly recomment.
Excellent experience.Bus was comfortable; the Rainforest walking tour and Aerial Tram were great.Guides were great.Lunch was great.Extremely well organized.Highly recomment. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Even the 2 hour bus ride in each direction was interesting - got to see many banana and pineapple ...
Sail Date: January 2014
Even the 2 hour bus ride in each direction was interesting - got to see many banana and pineapple plantations as we drove by. Our guide, Manuel, spoke very good English and filled us in on everything we saw. When we reached the tram spot ... Read More
Even the 2 hour bus ride in each direction was interesting - got to see many banana and pineapple plantations as we drove by. Our guide, Manuel, spoke very good English and filled us in on everything we saw. When we reached the tram spot we transferred onto smaller buses and drove down to where the tram starts (about a 2 minute ride). Manuel told us there was a sloth up in the tree, and sure enough he was there. But then a large tapir came thru and it was interesting to watch her feed. The tram ride was great -only 6 people + the guide, so it felt very personal (I just wish there had been less talking so we could enjoy the sounds of the rainforest more). If you go expecting to see a lot of animals, this tour is not for you. You hear the monkeys and birds but don't see much of them. But that was OK - we went to learn about the rainforest. Beautiful plants and ecosystems. About half way thru it started to pour so we got the full "rainforest" experience. We didn't take ponchos, and wish we had! When the tram ride was over (about 90 minutes) there was a lovely Costa Rican lunch for us and time to shop in their gift shop. There is a short nature walk that I'd highly suggest you take - the guides explain details about the plants and we even saw a small poisonous frog and a vipir snake. Their display of orchids is also very interesting. While we were waiting for the bus to take us back up top, the tapir came back and as she walked down one path, her baby came along. A thought she might come back to get him, but she kept on going. The baby cried out for her - stayed near us for a few minutes then went on his way. All in all a very interesting day.While we really enjoyed the Aerial Tram, I was there had been time to also do the Veragua Rainforest tour. I've heard from others that it was an incredible trip - next time! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was an interesting tour, but we only saw two toucans, another large bird, and a pit viper.
Sail Date: December 2012
This was an interesting tour, but we only saw two toucans, another large bird, and a pit viper. Fortunately, the pit viper was on a leaf below us!
This was an interesting tour, but we only saw two toucans, another large bird, and a pit viper. Fortunately, the pit viper was on a leaf below us! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The aerial tram tour is very short.
Sail Date: December 2012
The aerial tram tour is very short. It only lasts a few minutes. This is usually included with the rainforest so it's not that big of a deal. We didn't do the hike to the waterfall when we were at the bottom, instead, we took a ... Read More
The aerial tram tour is very short. It only lasts a few minutes. This is usually included with the rainforest so it's not that big of a deal. We didn't do the hike to the waterfall when we were at the bottom, instead, we took a short walk down a walkway (5minutes) to a sitting area where we sat for a few minutes and then returned to the tram. I wasn't impressed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises