Make your way to Tortuguero National Park and see where green turtles lay their eggs between July and October. This stunning rainforest is a mecca for the species and also the perfect place for travelers who want to get in touch with nature and spend a day outside of the city. Follow an expert guide through all the sights and learn about the biodiversity that exists in this Costa Rican wonderland.
- Visit Tortuguero National Park
- Spend a day outside the city and learn about biodiversity from your guide
- See where green turtles lay their eggs
- Lunch and round-trip hotel transport included
What You Can Expect
Cruise through the Braulio Carrillo National Park and stop for a delicious breakfast. Continue through the banana?plantations, where you will see the harvesting and packaging of this popular fruit, before embarking on the boat at Ca?o Blanco.?Navigate through the jungle and see orchids, birds, monkeys, crocodiles, sloths, and toucans. Enjoy a typical lunch, you?ll head back to the embarkation point, and enjoy a relaxing trip through the lush scenery of Costa Rica.
6:10 am?Driving first past coffee plantations,? we will head into the mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park where steep slopes are covered with thick cloud forest and beautiful waterfalls can be seen from the road.
7:15 am?Just after Braulio Carrillo National Park, we stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast, fruit juice, coffee, eggs, and the popular ?Gallo Pinto?.
7:45 am?Following breakfast, we continue to a Banana Plantation, where your guide will explain the process of growing and exporting that fruit.
10:00 am?We later abandon our bus and embark on the most exciting part of this tour: the boat trip into the jungle of the Tortuguero National Park. Where we will learn about how nature works and to get a real feel of our tropical humid rainforest. Covering 29000 hectares. Tortuguero is one of the most important nesting sites of the Green Sea Turtle Chelonia Midas, whereas its forests and waterways are home for such endangered mammals such as sloths, monkeys, agoutis, coatimundis, and manatees. There are also abundant birds, such as toucans, trogons, egrets, herons and aninghas, as well as crocodiles, turtles and countless colorful butterflies, including blue morpho.
12:00 pm?We will enjoy a hearty typical buffet lunch to please the hungriest of appetites.
1:00 pm?After lunch we will take a walk through the Tortuguero Village where we will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the town and its inhabitants.
3:30 pm?Returning to the bus, we head back to San Jos?, making a rest stop along the way and arriving around 6:30 p.m.
To bring Hat, light clothes and covered shoes. Do not forget your camera.
Note:?Turtle nesting tour not available for the one day tour.
Not included: Alcoholic beverages and tipping. For the better enjoyment of the tour, we will change itinerary in case of bad weather, road or river conditions.
Note:?For the better enjoyment of the tour we will change itinerary in case of bad weather, road or river conditions.
- Professional guide, land and boat transportation, breakfast, entrance fee, lunch.
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Not recommended for children under 4 years
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- Not recommended for pregnant women
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Pick up at most hotels in San Jose and around the airport.
All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
12 hours (approx.)