Tortuguero, where you will be inmerse in the nature. Enjoy your next vacation in Costa Rica

Pick up time: 06.00 A.M.

Duration: 12 hours.

Depart from San José with the company of a bilingual naturalist guide.Driving first past coffee plantations, we'll 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.

Just after Braulio Carrillo National Park, we will stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast, fresh fruit, coffee, eggs and the popular gallo pinto. 

Following breakfast, we continue to a Banana Plantation, where we visit a Banana Packing Plant. Your guide will explain the process of growing and exporting that fruit.

We later abandon our bus and embark on the most exiting part of this tour: the boat trip into the jungle on the Caribbean Canals to the world famous Tortuguero National Park.

We will enjoy a hearty, typical lunch to please the hungriest of appetites.

After lunch we will take a tour to Tortuguero Town where you will have a chance to interact with the local people as you walk on the beach.Returning to the bus, we head back to San José, making a rest stop along the way and arriving around 6:30 P.M.

Recommendations: camera, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent.

Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, breakfast and lunch

Rate: $110.00 per person

With this tour you will visit:
Tortuguero National Park: This is one of the few Costa Rican national parks where walking isn't necessarily the best way to see things.

The marked trail along the beach is used mostly for observing turtle nesting, but the best way to see most of the park is from a boat. That doesn't mean you can't get a workout while nature watching; there are plenty of places to rent canoes and kayaks (cayucas or botes).
The area protected by Tortuguero (turtle catcher) National Park was an archipelago of volcanic islands until alluvial sediments from the interior mountains, filled in the spaces and formed a network of marshy islands. Sand piled up where the river deposited land met the sea, and the turtle nesting beaches of Tortuguero formed. The exceptionally high rainfall, and rich environment where the freshwater meets the sea makes the beaches, canals, lagoons and wetlands of Tortuguero areas of exceptional biodiversity, and opportunity for nature lovers.

The extensive network of freshwater creeks and lagoons behind the beaches of Tortuguero are home to seven species of river turtles, Spectacled Caiman, Southern River Otters, a number of crustaceans, and over 50 species of freshwater fish. If you take a trip on a tour boat, or paddle a canoe through the freshwater canals you are also likely to see Spider, Howler and Capuchin Monkeys and dozens of species of birds. If you are lucky you might spot an endangered West Indian Manatee.

Important note: With this tour you are not going to see the turtles nesting in the Tortuguero National Park, because the tour to see the turtles is in the night, and during July to October, if you want to see the turtles, we recommend you to spend at least one night in a lodge, near the National Park.