Tortuguero 3 Day - 2 Nights
6:20 am Depart from San José accompanied by your bilingual naturalist guide.
6:30 am 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. that magnificent 46,000 hectare park is one of Costa Rica´s largest, home to three kinds of monkeys, tapirs, 557 bird species and more than 4000 different species of plants. Your tour guide will identify some of that flora and fauna.
8:00 am Just after BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK, we stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast, complete with fresh fruit, coffee, eggs and the popular "gallo pinto".
10:30 am We later abandon our bus and embark on the most exciting part of this tour: The boat trip into the jungle on the CARIBBEAN CANALS to the world famous TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK. Covering 1.800 hectares, TORTUGUERO in one of the most important nesting sites for Chelonia midas, the green sea turtle, whereas its forests and waterways are home for such endangered mammals as sloths, monkeys, agoutis, coati mundis and manatees. There are also abundant birds, such as toucans, trogons, egrets, herons and anbingas, as well as crocodiles, turtles and countless colorfull butterflies, including the beautiful blue morpho and the boat trip offers a chance to see many of these rare animals up close.
1:00pm Arrival at the hotel and check into rooms.We will enjoy a hearty typical lunch to please the hungriest of appetites.
3:30 pm After your check in your tour guide will take you to explore
5:00 pm Back at the hotel you will have time to relax before dinner which will be served at 7:00 pm.
7:00 pm Delicious dinner.
8:00 pm After dinner, your tour guide will explain the next activity, the "night tour", which consist of a boat trip to TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK to observe the nesting of the Giant Green Sea Turtle (only from July to October)..
8:00am Accompanied by our guide,we will board our boat to the world famous Tortuguero National Park. As the boat slowly cruises through the canals, we will have chance to observe a great variety of animals such as monkeys, iguanas, egrets, etc.
Free afternoon to relax or have a walk around the hotel areas.
7:00am Turtle tour (from july to october only).
8:00am Tour to a different secundary canal.
Check out.(Bring your luggage with you) Tour to a different secundary canal.
1:00pm Visit to the South end of the park including a walk in the rain forest and a boat tour to the California River to look for even more wild life
3:30pm Return to San Jose at 7:30 pm
WHAT TO BRING: Hat, light clothes and covered shoes. Rain gear: Mosquito repellent, for the walk only. Do not forget your camera and film.
NOT INCLUDED: Park entrance, alcoholic beverages and tipping, soft drinks.
For the better enjoyment of the tour we will change itinerary in case of bad weather, road or river conditions