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For nature lovers who want to get the opportunity to see a lot of wildlife, a tour to the pristine rainforests of the ‘Costa Rican Amazon’ is almost a must. Navigating through the narrow canals with the forest on touching distance, listening to the sounds coming from the jungle you will enjoy the observation of a lot of (water)birds, monkeys, iguanas and more… On top of it Tortuguero becomes from July until October the most important nesting site of the Green Sea Turtle.
Before breakfast your guide will pick you up at around 6.00 am from your hotel in San José. A very scenic ride through the highlands of Braulio Carrillo National Park will bring you onto the Caribbean side of the county. After about an hour from departure there is a first stop for a typical breakfast. An adventurous trip through extended banana plantations follows. At the end of the road boats are waiting for you to bring during a spectacular 2-hours ride to your lodge in Tortuguero. Lunch will be served upon arrival. In the afternoon there will be time for an acquaintance with the village and its habitants. In the months between July and October you may sign up for Turtle Watch tour in the night. Costs are $35 approximately.
After breakfast your guide takes you for a hike through the jungletrails that surrounds the lodge en tell you about the plants and the animals that live here. The rest of the morning is free to relax by the swimming pool. After lunch a second expedition but now by boat through the famous canals of the national park will disclose other parts of the forests of Tortuguero. There are good opportunities to admire several species of wildlife, such as herons, toucans, king fishers, monkeys, iguanas and much more.. Back to the Lodge late in the afternoon.
After breakfast and after checking-out of the hotel the return trip back. During the ride back lunch will be served in a restaurant in Siquirres. From this point on, you will continue directly to your hotel in San José. Important: if you are combining this tour with some other tour of the same area, please get in contact with us for pick up details!
Note: The National Park entrance fee (USD 10 per person) is NOTincluded
Lodge:MAWAMBA LODGE, PACHIRA LODGE or similar
PRICE: $289 per person (based on double room double occupancy)
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