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Shore Excursion: Rio Dulce and Hot Springs Tour with Visit to the Children's School

  • Let a guide take care of arranging activities, lunch, and transport
  • A great choice for families and first-time visitors
  • Port pickup and drop-off mean you don't have to worry about missing your cruise ship
Shore Excursion: Rio Dulce and Hot Springs Tour with Visit to the Children's School
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Shore Excursion: Rio Dulce and Hot Springs Tour with Visit to the Children's School
From USD 99.00
Rather than just ticking off historical sights, gain insight into local culture during a shore excursion to Rio Dulce and a children’s school from Santo Tomas de Castilla. Ideal for first-time visitors with limited time, this tour combines nature, culture, and history: you’ll explore Rio Dulce Canyon by boat, interact with locals at a school; and take a walking tour of the city. Plus, port pickup and drop-off are included.
What to Expect
You will depart from the cruise terminal by boat, cruising along the shores to the village of Livingston, where you will stop to use the restrooms and pick-up bottled water. Then you will visit Rio Dulce Canyon with its 300 feet walls full of vegetation, the fresh water springs, the Cow’s cave, and the Pioneer’s Wall where the pirates wrote their names. 
On the way to the Children’s School, you will see how the native catch the famous “Silver fish” Catch of the Day. Swim in the fresh waters of Tatín Creek if you wish.
At the school, the children will sing folkloric songs and interact with you, from there you will visit the hot water springs and go inside the cave where Juan Tatín, the pirate used to hide (optional), you will also see the lake of Lilies and the Birds Island, followed by lunch at Posada El Delfín.
Then you will have a short city walking tour, there you will be able to buy souvenirs and other things, then back at the terminal 1.5 hours before departure.
Reviews (15)
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Reviewed 21 May 2018
Best cruise excursion ever!! Friendly people and beautiful trip!

We booked the Go with Gus Humanitarian tour through ShoreFox excursion which was a very easy process. Upon arrival at the port we were greeted by our very friendly guide who directed us to the little boats that were waiting for us. We were giving...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank woodenshoes2018
Reviewed 27 March 2018
Humanitarian Tour

We pre-booked this tour with a 50% deposit paid through Paypal. It was a little difficult to make contact initially because of problems with the website but I found a post of someone saying to visit the Facebook page and there I found up to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Newfies55
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile
Great experience

Santo Tomas was one of the stops on our first cruise ever. Thanks to sites like Trip Advisor I have been able to find and book trips organised by local companies in most places, and in every single place we were glad we did. Using...More

1  Thank Ineke A
Reviewed 6 January 2018
River and cultural experience

Gus and his wife make you feel like family! Had a wonderful tour including tasting of local fruits, learning to make (and how best to eat) tortillas, then visited children at a local school. They sang for us! We gave them educational supplies we had...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MyneBird
Reviewed 3 January 2018
Humanitarian Tour was so rewarding!

Our cruise ship stopped in Santo Tomas de Castilla so we decided to book an excursion as I saw there wasn't much at the port area itself. We went with this humanitarian tour, since I have kids myself and thought it might be rewarding for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank sopapilla4
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