Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
Hike and take in Costa Rica's natural beauty at Bocuare Jungle Haven, in the Estrella Valley on the plains of the country's Caribbean region. Here, visitors can appreciate the verdant rainforest while taking advantage of a great opportunity to show off their photography skills! Cross over a hanging bridge, view organic farming and do a little bird-watching along the way. Try your hand at sugar-cane processing, ride a tractor pulled wagon to pass by the Bocuare villa, the Bocuare River and waterfall, relax at the swiming pool before your delicious typical Costa Rican lunch, relax and browse for souvenirs before returning to port.
Bus, train and boat ride your way through a part of beautiful Limon while you experience the Costa Rican "Pura Vida" (Pure Life) way of living. Experience Costa Rica at its best. After a short bus ride, take an unforgettable journey on a recently remodeled train that was once used to move goods and produce from the main city to the port. Then board an open-air boat at the Pachira Private Dock for an exploration of the amazing Tortuguero Canals. After your adventure fresh fruits, coffee and natural juices will be offered while you are entertained by live Calypso music. Visit a Banana Plantation where you will learn firsthand, the processing of this tropical fruit.
Experience a combination where you will ride comfortably on jungle pontoons along the natural and man-made canals of Tortuguero, admiring the incredible flora and fauna. At Veragua, enjoy the entomology collection, the butterfly farm, the day and night frog exhibitions, live snakes, the INBIO experimental Station, a tram ride and a walk along the trail of the Giants.
Experience the most exhilarating canopy zip-line ride in the Caribbean as you glide silently through the Costa Rican rainforest on specially-built traverses and platforms. Marvel at the commanding views from the treetops. An unforgettable experience at Veragua Rainforest, which National Geographic called "The Cream of the Cream of the Rainforest".
After a bus ride to the Tortugero Canals, you'll cruise on specially designed boats for approx. 2 hours. The Tortuguero Canals are a navigable network of lakes and channels that cross Tortuguero National Park from the southeast to the northwest. These canals also serve as waterways for transportation and exploration. A visit to a banana plantation will be made prior to your return to the vessel. Please note that there may instances whereby the processing facilities will be closed on Sunday and Holiday's.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.