Tortuguero Tour 2 days, 1 night
6:10 am Depart from San José accompanied by your bilingual naturalist guide.
6:30 am Driving first past coffee plantations, we will 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 4.000 different species of plants. Your tour guide will identify some of that flora and fauna.
7:30 am Just after BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK, we stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast, fresh fruit, coffee, eggs and the popular "Gallo Pinto".
8:00 am Following breakfast, we continue to a BANANA PLANTATION, where your guide will explain the process of growing and exporting that fruit.
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.
12:00 pm We will enjoy a hearty typical lunch to please the hungriest of appetites.
1:00 pm After lunch we will take a walk through the rainforest to learn about how nature works and to get a real feel of our tropical humid rainforest, plus a boat tour through TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK. Covering 29000 hectares, TORTUGUERO is 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 such as
sloths, monkeys, agoutis, coatimundis and manatees. There are also abundant birds, such as toucans, trogons, egrets, herons and
anhingas, as well as crocodiles, turtles and countless colorful butterflies, including the beautiful blue
morpho. The boat trip offers a chance to see many of these rare animals up close. Once in Tortuguero and after checking into the rooms lunch will be served.
3:00 pm At this time we will take you to the museum of Tortuguero and to the Town of Tortuguero for a walking tour.
5:00 pm Back at the hotel you will have time to relax before dinner which will be served at 6:30 pm.
8:00 pm After dinner, your tour guide will explain the next optional activity ($15), the "night tour", which consist of a boat trip to TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK and then a walk on the beach to observe the nesting of the Giant Green Sea Turtle (only from July to October).
7:00 am Breakfast is served including plentiful fruit, eggs, gallo pinto and fresh brewed Costa Rican coffee.
8:00 am 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 trees tower nearly 50 meters tall, covered with bromeliads, vines and orchids and an array of wildlife can be spotted in the foliage.
10:30 am Returning to the Lodge you will have time to prepare for the check out.
11:00 a.m Departure from the north of Tortuguero National Park heading to the south of the park.
12:00 pm Lunch.
1:00 pm After lunch we will take a tour to the south of the Park and then a walk through the rainforest.
3:30pm Returning to the bus we head back to San José, making a rest stop along the way and arriving in the city around 6:30 pm.
||Tortuguero 2 days – 1 night
||Standard superior package:
|Price per person in double room:
Standard Superior in Single Occupation
|| Transportation from San José and back, all above mentioned activities and meals.
|| 2 days and 1 night.
Park entrance ($10 per person) and turtle nesting ($25 per person) is not included. Please use dark clothes for this tour. Please don´t bring more than 10 pounds of luggage per person for each tour.
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