2 DAYS - 1 NIGHT
Note: 30 pounds of luggage is allowed per person.
7.00 a.m. Depart from San José accompanied by your naturalist tour guide.
7.10 a.m. 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.
8:30 a.m. Just after BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK, we´ll stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast, fruit juice, coffee, eggs and the popular gallo "pinto".
9.30 a.m. Continuing the travel we will cross banana plantations.
10:30 a.m. 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. Were we will learn about how nature works and we will get a real feel of our tropical humid rainforest. Covering 29000 hectares. Tortuguero is one of the most important nesting sites of Chelonia Midas, the green sea turtle, whereas its forests and waterways are home for 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 colorfull butterflies, including blue morpho.
1:00 p.m. Arrival to the lodge. Enjoy a refreshing welcome cockteil. Deliciuos lunch will be served style buffet.
2:45 p.m. At this time we will visit the lovely Tortuguero Town with all its caribbean splendor. Guide will explain everything related to the way of life of the town
4:30 p.m. Back at the hotel, you will have time to relax before dinner, which will be served at 7.00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Delicious dinner.
5.45 a.m. Your tour guide will take you by boat to one of the most enchanting sites in the region: Tortuguero National Park where you will explore the lagoons and hidden canals. There are tree towers nearly 50 meters tall, covered with bromelias, vines and orchids and an array of wildlife can be spotted in the foliage.
7.00 a.m. Back to the hotel for breakfast, including fruits, eggs, juice, toast and fresh brewed costa rican coffe.
9.00 a.m. Hotel check out.
10.30 a.m. Arrival to the dock.
1.00 p.m. Deliciuos lunch on the way.
3.30 p.m. Arrive to San José.
WHAT TO BRING: Hat, light clothes, walking shoes, raingear, mosquito repellent
NOT INCLUDED: ENTRANCE FEE $ 16.95/ NIGHT TOUR TO SEE TURTLE SPAWING from July to October $ 45 BRING DARK CLOTHES.
For the better enjoyment of the tour we reserve the right to change the itinerary in case of bad weather, road or river conditions.