Explore the “Costa Rican Amazon” – Home to 11 habitats with countless bird species, giant sea turtles, mischievous monkeys, and many more, Tortuguero is a haven for animals and a paradise for nature lovers. Discover all of this while?staying at?Mawamba Lodge, an oasis nestled between the Tortuguero Canals and the Caribbean Ocean! You will explore Mawamba’s gardens, Tortuguero Town and National Park during your stay.
What’s Included:?Transportation, guide, tours as mentioned in the full description, all meals
Recommended Ages:?All ages
What to bring:?Sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellant, hat, walking shoes, comfortable clothes, rain jacket, swimsuit, camera, binoculars, some cash for souvenirs, extra beverages and the entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park ($15 needs to be paid in cash)
What You Can Expect
You will be picked up from major hotels in the San Jos? area at around 6:00-7:00 am. From there you will be heading to Rio Danta Restaurant in?Gu?piles for a delicious Costa Rican style breakfast at approximately 8:00 am. Continue to the dock at either La Pavona?or Ca?o Blanco (depending on the weather), where you will arrive at approximately 11:00 am to board your Mawamba boat after you have had a?chance for restroom use. The boat ride will take approximately one hour depending on the river’s water level. You will arrive at the Lodge at around 12:15 – 1:00 pm. Check into your room and?meet your group and tour guide at the Restaurant for a buffet lunch (lunch available from 12:30 ? 2:00 pm). In the afternoon, visit Tortuguero Town with your guide and group and learn more about the local’s way of life. On your way back to the Lodge you will walk on the beach trails. If you would rather take the boat back, that can be arranged as well. Round off this day with buffet dinner?served from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
After breakfast (available from 7:30 – 9:00 am) the following morning, explore the lodge’s private gardens at around 9:30 am. Observe their butterfly farms, the frog garden, the river turtles area, and their bio-digester. Enjoy a rich buffet lunch at the restaurant from 12:30 – 2:00 pm to start your boat tour in the canals with regained strength afterward. Witness the biodiversity of this remote area, but be sure to take a rain jacket just in case it will rain! Return to the lodge at approximately 4:15 pm. You will have some free time before a delicious dinner will be served at 7:30 pm.
Have your last breakfast at Mawamba Lodge at 7:30 am. You will departure at 9:00 am, so please make sure to check out at around 8:30 am. When you arrive in Pavona at around 11:00 am you will have another chance to use the restrooms before boarding the bus back to Rio Danta Restaurant, where you will have lunch at around 1:00 pm. You will arrive between 3:30 – 4:30 pm in San Jos? depending on the traffic.
All times are approximate, variations and changes of the itinerary can be expected depending on weather and road conditions. Always verify with your tour guide the departure time for your activities. As there is?limited space in the bus and boats for luggage, please pack lightly for a maximum luggage of 25 lb per person. The entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park is not included in the package (adults: $15, children 6-11 years old: $5).?Alcoholic beverages, sodas, cocktails/smoothies or bottled water are not included in the package price.
During turtle nesting season, dinner time changes to 6:45 p.m., so our visitors can join the available tour. Complimentary services: WiFi available in common areas of the Lodge: (Bar, reception, and pool area). Optional Tours (extra cost): Early rise morning boat tour;?Kayaking tour; Twilight tour/night hike; Dinner on Katonga Floating?Restaurant.
- 2 nights accommodation
- Buffet dinner
- Buffet lunch
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Entrance fees
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
- A current valid passport is required?for your entrance to Tortuguero National Park
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
- A maximum of?4 people per?Standard Room?(including children and infants)
- A maximum of?2 people per?Superior Room
- Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
You can present either a paper or mobile ticket for this activity.
Local operator information
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Schedule and Pricing
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5:30 am – 6:50 am depending on your pick-up location Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
3 days (approx.)