Tortuguero 3-Day Tour
LENGTH: 3 Days
1 naturalist Canoe tour
1 tour of town
2 night of lodging
Transportation to/from San José, Puerto Viejo or
La Fortuna town (hotels outside La Fortuna have extra cost)
WHAT TO BRING:
Light clothes (For the night-tour please wear dark clothes)
Camera (ideally water proof)
Comfortable walking shoes
$234 per person – Tortuguero Standard (Accommodations in, La Casona or similar)
Both the economy option and the standard option are located only five minutes from the Tortuguero National Park. They are focused on the respect, protection and conservation of the environment and of the flora and fauna of the area. Both feature rooms with private bath, hot water and fans. They have authentic Caribbean style, painted with bright colors that identify the culture of the area and lush gardens.
Prices based on double occupancy. For single travelers, an additional charge of $15 per night applies.
Tortuguero National Park is the best place in Costa Rica to encounter wildlife. It consists of a large system of waterways irrigating the majority of the North Caribbean side of the country. Because of its remote location and difficult access this pristine rainforest remains virtually untouched and it is home to many animals like sloths, monkeys, crocodiles, toucans, trogons, water birds, colorful frogs and butterflies. This National Park is also the prime nesting site for the green and leatherback sea turtles from July to October, during which months an optional turtle nesting night expedition tour will be available.
On the first day we will drive to the Caño Blanco embarking area where we will access the main canal to go north into the National Park. We will check in and at 1:00 p.m. there will be a visit to Tortuguero Village.
Day two we will embark on a Canoe trip into the jungle where you will explore the lagoons and hidden canals, as we go deeper into the forest the canals become smaller and the surrounding wildlife gets closer. You can expect to receive plenty of good information from your naturalist guide. We work hard at making this tour a learning experience.
After the Canoe tour we will go back to our hotel for breakfast and and at 11 a.m. we will start the hike to Tortuguero National Park. This is a very different way to experience the surrounding Tropical Rainforest. And again, you can expect good information from your guide. The afternoon is on your own. Optional activities include a Hike to Cerro Tortuguero at $40 pp. It is a 4 hour trip over and back.
On the third day after breakfast you will have leisure time. At 12 noon we start our boat ride out back to Caño Blanco and drive out with the option to be dropped off in San José, Puerto Viejo or the Arenal Volcano.