Tortuguero One Day Tour From San Jose City
Departure: 6:30 am
Arrival: aprox. 6:30 pm
Prices starting at $95 per person, includes:
6:30 am: Departure from San Jose with a naturalist guide.
6:45 am: Start the journey by the road through the Braulio Carrillo National Park, which shows a great variety of native birds in Costa Rica. In these steep forested mountains, live 6000 plant species (half of the plant species that exist in Costa Rica), you can find nearly 515 species of birds (75% of the country), thousands of insects, and dozens of reptiles and amphibians.
7:45 am: Stop to enjoy a typical Costa Rican breakfast, including fruit, plantains, gallo pinto, eggs and coffee.
9:15 am: we continue our journey by boat to the Tortuguero National Park by the river through the jungle up to the canals. Tortuguero National Park is located in the north-eastern of Costa Rica and is one of the most famous parks in the world due to the nesting of olive ridley turtle, leatherback and others. The wildlife in this area is very diverse, there are usually large populations of monkeys, amphibians, birds and fish. Resident wildlife includes tapirs, jaguars, grisons, sloths, frogs, macaws, toucans and bats. The flora in this region is also very diverse and abundant. Even some species are only found in these regions, including some palm trees, orchids and heliconias.
10:15 am: Arrival to the Tortuguero village, where our guide will give a short tour starting with the information center of the National Park to finish with a visit to the CCC (Caribbean Conservation Corporation). Later we will visit the famous Bocana, point where the canal joins the sea, we will go to the Cerro of Tortuguero to see the beautiful views, we will take a guided walk of 10 minutes to the hotel or back through the canal by boat for 25 minutes to the same point.
12:30 pm: Arrival to the the meeting point at our hotel for a delicious Costa Rican lunch.
1:30 pm: After lunch, free time to explore the area and enjoy of the hotel facilities, which includes: swimming pool, bar, trails, beach, walks around or simply relax and enjoy the nature of the place.
3:00 pm: We begin the journey back to San Jose, first by the river and then by land.
6:30 pm: Arrive in San José and drop off at your hotel.
What to bring: Light clothing, a hat, closed shoes, tennis, bathing dress, cloth, sunscreen, do not forget your camera.
• The itinerary will be changed in case of weather conditions.
• We also offer transfer San Jose - Tortuguero or Tortuguero-San Jose, prices on the $50 per person
• Minimum of 2 persons for the one day tour or transfer.