On this tour, you’ll travel to the San Felipe fortress in style – along the River Dulce. The bus will whisk you away from the port, to the banks of the river. There, you’ll board a panga-style boat – the type used by fishermen – and cast off down the river. As you float along, you’ll be able to take in the scenery along the banks, which are lined with tropical greenery. Next, you’ll dock at the fortress, which is set at the river’s narrowest point. Built in 1644 by the Spanish, this place protected the area from attacks – you’ll hear all about its pirate-peppered history and get to see some original cannons. Once you’ve had your fill, you’ll get back on your boat and sail to a restaurant. Here, you’ll have a snack of sandwiches and fruit before you’re driven back to port.
The journey by boat is 10 minutes and the bus journey is 1 hour and a half.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.