Tortugero Expeditions

Tortuguero 2 Days / 1 Night

We have daily departures from San José, the Caribbean Coast and the Arenal Volcano, giving you the choice to start at the place of your preference. This is an excellent option to be combined with our Río Pacuare Rafting trips.

RATE: $199.00 USD

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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 Northern Caribbean area 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, colourful frogs and butterflies.This National Park is also the prime nesting site for the green and leatherback sea turtles from June to October, during which months an optional turtle nesting night- 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. Upon arrival at La Baula Lodge enjoy a delicious lunch followed by a visit to the unique Tortuguero village.

On the second day we will embark on a boat 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. On the way out we will take part of a guided hike in the south side of the park, where away from the water the trees are very tall, covered with bromeliads, vines and orchids for a great complement to the canal experience.

Back at Caño Blanco we will drive to our Exploration Center for lunch & unward transport to San José, Caribe Sur or the Arenal Volcano.

No single supplement charge!

Approximate Itinerary:

First Day:

Morning
Drive from San Jos‚, Arenal or Caribbean, breakfast at Exploration Center, botanical gardens, first canal tour, hotel check-in.

Afternoon
Lunch, Tortuguero village, leisure time, & hiking.

Evening
Dinner & seasonal turtle nesting tour (optional).

Second Day:

Morning
Second canal tour, breakfast, leisure time,
check-out, boat ride & drive to Exploration Center.

Afternoon
Lunch at Exploration Center
& drive to San Jos‚, Arenal or Caribbean.

What to bring?

Light clothes, swimming suit, sunscreen, hut, camera (ideally water proof), water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars, raincoat.


For the night-tour please wear dark clothes.

Our Tortuguero Expeditions include:

  • Transport to/from San Jos‚ - Caribe - Arenal Volcano.
  • One night of lodging at La Baula Lodge.
  • Five meals.
  • Two canal tours in the National Park.
  • One guided hike.
  • Tour of Tortuguero Village.

Not included: National Park entrance $17, Caribbean Conservation Corporation $2,Seasonal turtle nesting night tour $35

La Baula Lodge is a small, eco-friendly hotel with superb location 5 minutes by boat from Tortuguero National Park. It features:

17 rooms with private bath, hot water & ceiling fans.

  • Safety boxes.
  • Turtle shaped pool.
  • Open air restaurant.
  • Private trails.
  • Spa.
  • Great service

Optional activities: turtle nesting tour, canopy & sport fishing.

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