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Close encounter with wildlife
Small group ensures personal service
Day 1: San Jose to Tortuguero National Park (Lunch, Dinner) Early morning transfer (shared with other guests) from your from your hotel to Tortuguero National Park. Transfers from San Jose will be in a van, or on a small airplane if you’ve chosen to fly. You will have the opportunity to observe several species during your boat rides through the backwater creeks of Tortuguero National Park. Upon arrival at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, join a 4pm walk in the gardens with a naturalist guide, hike the trails behind the lodge on your own (be sure to be out of the forest by 4:45pm) or slip into a hammock set between the rainforest and the river. Dinner and overnight at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, river view downstairs terrace room. Day 2: Tortuguero (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Join an early morning bird and nature walk. At 6am one of the naturalist guides will be waiting you in reception, return to the lodge by 7am. After breakfast, leave the lodge by boat (shared with other guests) with your naturalist guide to explore the creeks of the National Park. This tour is a three hour trip into the back water lagoons and creeks of Tortuguero National Park. In the afternoon, your guide will take you on a tour of the village of Tortuguero. You are also welcome to join the words adventure program where you help local kids learn English (free, but reservations are recommended) or join a 4pm walk in the gardens. Dinner and overnight at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens. Day 3: Tortuguero to San Jose (Breakfast) After breakfast, transfer (shared with other guests) back to San Jose. Note: When traveling by boat within Costa Rica a maximum of 30 pounds of luggage is allowed per person.
2 nights accommodation
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Lunch - 3-course lunch
Dinner - 3-course dinner
Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Transport by private vehicle
Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Infant seats available
Its very important that at the time of the booking, you notify the name of the hotel where you'll be picked up at (in San Jose area) and also the name of the hotel where you want be returned to at the end of your tour.
Very important. Included in this same package is the option to request the drop-off at the end of the tour in San Jose area, in Arenal Volcano area, Sarapiqui area and Puerto Viejo de Limon area (drop-off's at most hotels in this areas are included). Please inform the name of the hotel and learn if the drop-off is included or not within the same fee.
Very important. Included in this same package and only for the way from San Jose to Tortuguero and vice versa, you can chose a flight from San Jose to Tortuguero (30 minutes) or to use the bus and boat combination (4 hours). The advantage to flight is that it only takes 30 minutes and you can enjoy the morning at the Lodge, on the other hand, the advantage to use the bus/boat combination is that this transfer is escorted by a naturalist guide so this transfer is a guided experience where you will learn about Costa Rica's ecology, culture and traditions. It's recommendation is to use 1 way by bus/boat and 1 way by plane. Remember this possibility only applies if the combination of 2 destinations is chosen: San Jose and Tortuguero . If you choose your drop-off at other location, the only option is by bus and boat.
The pickup time on the day of the begin of the tour will be informed the day before the departure. This information will be sent by email to your account with . You will also confirmation of the pickup time to the hotel where you request your pickup.
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Tour will be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
All passenger heights and weights MUST be advised at time of booking
Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag, 30 pounds in total per person.
Hotels in San Jose You may choose from 2 ways of transportation to Tortuguero: a- By plane b- By bus and boat The flight is very short (30 minutes) and you arrive to the Lodge in the early morning. On the other hand, the bus and boat takes 4 hours and this service is escorted by a naturalist guide throughout the entire transfer.
Departure vary depending on the requested way of transportation:
Departure by plane has a pick up time around 6:30-7:30am. Length of flight 30 minutes
Departure by bus and boat has a pick up time around 8:30-9:30am. Length of transfer 4 hours