Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Tram Through Rainforest Excursion Reviews

Costa Rica's incredible aerial trams offer an intimate ride above the treetops past numerous waterfalls while a knowledgeable naturalist guide points out highlights along the way.
Very disappointing tour.
Sail Date: March 2019
Very disappointing tour. Hike through the rain forest was like walking through a lower class zoo. The tram ride over the rain forest was worse. We did go during the dry season so maybe that made a difference, but I would never do that ... Read More
Very disappointing tour. Hike through the rain forest was like walking through a lower class zoo. The tram ride over the rain forest was worse. We did go during the dry season so maybe that made a difference, but I would never do that tour again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice aerial tram ride.
Sail Date: April 2018
Nice aerial tram ride. Was part of the zip line package.
Nice aerial tram ride. Was part of the zip line package. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The train ride was through an area with dead trees and foliage.
Sail Date: March 2018
The train ride was through an area with dead trees and foliage. There was never a view of anything.
The train ride was through an area with dead trees and foliage. There was never a view of anything. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
very enlightening tram ride up through the rainforest something I"ve never done before.
Sail Date: February 2018
very enlightening tram ride up through the rainforest something I"ve never done before.
very enlightening tram ride up through the rainforest something I"ve never done before. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the highlight of our excursions!
Sail Date: January 2018
This was the highlight of our excursions! We took the tram up to the top of a mountain the ride was about 15 minutes. On the tram we saw beautiful humming birds, toucans, a cool blue moth the size of my hand, turmite nests, iguanas and a ... Read More
This was the highlight of our excursions! We took the tram up to the top of a mountain the ride was about 15 minutes. On the tram we saw beautiful humming birds, toucans, a cool blue moth the size of my hand, turmite nests, iguanas and a waterfall. The zip lining was so fun! Then we had lunch which was not gourmet but was good. I highly recomend this excursion! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Loved it!
Sail Date: December 2017
Loved it! The guide was great - the vehicle was lots of fun. Well described and delivered.
Loved it! The guide was great - the vehicle was lots of fun. Well described and delivered. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Excellent tour, learning about the fauna and flora including our gondola ride to a mountain top ...
Sail Date: November 2017
Excellent tour, learning about the fauna and flora including our gondola ride to a mountain top restaurant for a delicious lunch
Excellent tour, learning about the fauna and flora including our gondola ride to a mountain top restaurant for a delicious lunch Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great tour.
Sail Date: April 2017
Great tour. We enjoyed the tram ride and the nature walk. The lunch provided was good.
Great tour. We enjoyed the tram ride and the nature walk. The lunch provided was good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It rained and there is a zip-wire above the tram so this frightens off the wildlife ~ crazy
Sail Date: April 2017
It rained and there is a zip-wire above the tram so this frightens off the wildlife ~ crazy
It rained and there is a zip-wire above the tram so this frightens off the wildlife ~ crazy Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Cable car thru rainforest is highly over-rated.
Sail Date: December 2016
Cable car thru rainforest is highly over-rated. We've seen more wildlife & action in a typical morning on our front lawn in suburban TX (coyotes, bobcats, squirrels & rabbits!) The owners try to do way too much within too ... Read More
Cable car thru rainforest is highly over-rated. We've seen more wildlife & action in a typical morning on our front lawn in suburban TX (coyotes, bobcats, squirrels & rabbits!) The owners try to do way too much within too small an area!! The horde of zip-liners constantly screaming at the top of their lungs as they haul ass overhead definitely serves to scare game and limit game viewing opportunities. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Was alright, not as great as we expected.
Sail Date: December 2016
Was alright, not as great as we expected. Just up and down the side of a mountain in a tram. Saw one monkey's tail and some water falls. When down, walked a trail into a butterfly cage, saw some snakes in cages and got a talk about ... Read More
Was alright, not as great as we expected. Just up and down the side of a mountain in a tram. Saw one monkey's tail and some water falls. When down, walked a trail into a butterfly cage, saw some snakes in cages and got a talk about them........ok, but would never spend $150 for the excursion again. Should be a $75 one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very informative and awe inspiring.
Sail Date: December 2016
Very informative and awe inspiring.
Very informative and awe inspiring. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Combo trip, tram to get to zip line and then a tour of butterfly and animal section of rainforest
Sail Date: November 2016
Combo trip, tram to get to zip line and then a tour of butterfly and animal section of rainforest
Combo trip, tram to get to zip line and then a tour of butterfly and animal section of rainforest Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Long bus ride to gather.
Sail Date: November 2016
Long bus ride to gather. Tram itself very interesting. Very informative guide. Lunch was okay. Nature walk was okay - butterfly house amazing but rest was like any other zoo. Gift shop prices kind of high. Very humid.
Long bus ride to gather. Tram itself very interesting. Very informative guide. Lunch was okay. Nature walk was okay - butterfly house amazing but rest was like any other zoo. Gift shop prices kind of high. Very humid. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was an educational tour.
Sail Date: October 2016
This was an educational tour. Saw the butterfly garden and did a 30-minute walk in the park. The view from the tram was great. This was another long bus ride.
This was an educational tour. Saw the butterfly garden and did a 30-minute walk in the park. The view from the tram was great. This was another long bus ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
very enjoyable 1 hour on tram (gondola) with an excellent guide.
Sail Date: September 2016
very enjoyable 1 hour on tram (gondola) with an excellent guide. excellent lunch.
very enjoyable 1 hour on tram (gondola) with an excellent guide. excellent lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was very enjoyable and relaxing.
Sail Date: April 2016
This was very enjoyable and relaxing. We managed to see a few birds, including toucan.
This was very enjoyable and relaxing. We managed to see a few birds, including toucan. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This tour was fabulous, the best tour that we did.
Sail Date: April 2016
This tour was fabulous, the best tour that we did. In the morning you go to the rainforest and go in the hanging cable car. These seat 8 people and are open sided. You may see toucans, macaws, monkeys or a sloth. We saw many beautiful ... Read More
This tour was fabulous, the best tour that we did. In the morning you go to the rainforest and go in the hanging cable car. These seat 8 people and are open sided. You may see toucans, macaws, monkeys or a sloth. We saw many beautiful birds, but even without animals the rainforest is stunningly beautiful. Lunch was absoluletly delicious. After lunch you go on a tour of the forest, where the guides tell you about the plants and animals native to the area. You will walk through the butterfly enclosure, try not to use insect repellent because the butterflies won't land on you of you do. We did not see a single mosquito at all. If you can only do one shore excursion I would recommend this one. In the afternoon you go onto the mangrove river tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Rather disappointing as it is at the edge of the forest and you really don't see much that will wow ...
Sail Date: April 2015
Rather disappointing as it is at the edge of the forest and you really don't see much that will wow you. The view in the tram depends on how heavy you are- one time that being very heavy is a big advantage... my view was blocked ... Read More
Rather disappointing as it is at the edge of the forest and you really don't see much that will wow you. The view in the tram depends on how heavy you are- one time that being very heavy is a big advantage... my view was blocked making this relatively expensive trip not so enjoyable. The trip takes 90 mins each way and the views are uninspiring. Do your homework about other options. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A wonderfull experience, gliding above the treetops.
Sail Date: April 2015
A wonderfull experience, gliding above the treetops. The guide did a good job entertaining us with details of the plants, trees and animals. We learned a lot about the rainforest and how important it is to protect our planet.
A wonderfull experience, gliding above the treetops. The guide did a good job entertaining us with details of the plants, trees and animals. We learned a lot about the rainforest and how important it is to protect our planet. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Aerial Tram & Zip line Adventure (PASS3411) began by boarding a 44 passenger Mercedes Benz ...
Sail Date: February 2015
Aerial Tram & Zip line Adventure (PASS3411) began by boarding a 44 passenger Mercedes Benz Marcopolo Marvi Motor Coach. More info can be obtained at www.transportesmarvi.com. Our principal guide was Israel, a delightfully engaging ... Read More
Aerial Tram & Zip line Adventure (PASS3411) began by boarding a 44 passenger Mercedes Benz Marcopolo Marvi Motor Coach. More info can be obtained at www.transportesmarvi.com. Our principal guide was Israel, a delightfully engaging 24-year old, very professional member of the travel host industry. On our appx. 1 1/2 hr drive to the Ecological preserve at the Rain Forest Adventure -Costa Rica, Israel provided a lively lecture / discussion about Puntarenas, The Caldera region answering directly questions we tossed his way. His pride was clear when discussing Costa Rica's educational system and (Medical) Social Security. After being carefully fitted into out harnesses, helmets (IF YOU HAVE A GOPRO CAMERA, TELL THEM...THEY DO HAVE A FEW HELMETS WITH MOUNTS ON THEM!!), and gloves, we then were paired off in 8s and assigned another guide for the gondola trip (30 minutes) to the top of the mountain, during which time he spoke about the flower and fauna, and Costa Rica's ecological efforts to preserve the Rain Forest. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was fun - took lots of photos
Sail Date: December 2014
It was fun - took lots of photos
It was fun - took lots of photos Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very knowledgeable guide on the bus and both on the tour.
Sail Date: February 2014
Very knowledgeable guide on the bus and both on the tour. Enough time to experience what was advertised. Because of these folks and the beauty we want to come back for a week. One day was not enough
Very knowledgeable guide on the bus and both on the tour. Enough time to experience what was advertised. Because of these folks and the beauty we want to come back for a week. One day was not enough Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line