The Real Tortuguero National Park One Day Tour - San Jose

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    5:30 AM All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup t.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Aurola Holiday Inn San José, Calle 5, El Carmen, San José Province, San José, 10101, Costa Rica
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Tortuguero is considered one of the most important western Caribbean for the green turtle ( Chelonia Mydas) as well as the Carey, who come to lay their eggs on the sandy beaches every year. Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica is located along the northern stretch of our Caribbean coast. It is one of the areas most exotic and rich in biodiversity in the country.
It is known as Tico Amazon (Costa Rican Amazon) due to the fact that in Tortuguero there are no roads; the principle means of transportation being the dozens of fresh water canals throughout the park. To arrive at any of the few hotels in the area requires a motorboat ride of approximately 70 km through rivers and canals. Its a spectacular adventure not to be missed. In the park scientists have identified missed distinct habitats making it likely to observe abundant wildlife including, several species of monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, iguanas, parrots, macaws, toucans and much more.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Lunch included

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Stop At: Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Province of Limon

One of the purest eco-systems in Costa Rica.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Province of Limon

One of the finest and richest eco-systems in Costa Rica, a jewel of nature.

Duration: 12 hours





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Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Tortuguero National Park

Entry/Admission - Tortuguero National Park


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for children under 4 years

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Mar-2018

    Our guide German was great! On the ride, he was very animated and pointed out lots of waterfalls, plants, flowers, and the yellow river. He explained everything and let everyone know when a good picture opportunity was coming! He even would offer to take photos for you/of the family. He spotted a sloth and we pulled over and all got a chance to take pictures. We also stopped to see monkeys! Contrary to the description, we didn't visit a banana plantation as an organized activity but rather we stopped at one of Dole's banana fields and got to observe the process of cutting the bananas down and loading them on a conveyor belt. On the river cruise to Tortuguero village, we saw lots of animals including Cayman crocodiles, normal crocodiles, and lots of birds! German bought us all pipa fria or coconuts to drink out of upon arrival to the village. We had a short walk around the village to the beach and then we went to a hotel for a lunch buffet. Afterwards, we took the boat back and saw more animals. On the drive back, we stopped at a local family's house and had the opportunity to see another sloth in their yard and we could buy homemade tamales. A long day but we got to see a lot!

  • 10-Jan-2018

    Excellent tour!

  • 13-Nov-2017

    Awesome tour and knowledgeable tour guide. Walk thru small village and saw the beach where the turtles migrate. Last 10 miles of the tour was bumpy on the dirt road and other than that it was great.

  • 13-Apr-2017

    Good fun. It is important to be aware that this is partly a hotel transfer for people spending longer in Tortuguero

  • 26-Feb-2017

    The tour did not happen. I waited in my hotel lobby for two hours from 5am and no one turned up. Eventually the hotel staff managed to contact the travel company and they said the tour was not running on the day I was booked in for. I do not know why I was booked in to a non-existent tour.

  • 22-Feb-2017

    Amazing tour! Got to see different plantations on our drive to the coast. Was great to see different wildlife on the boat ride to Tortuguero town. Knowledgeable guide and a great lunch!

  • 06-Feb-2017

    Very nice tour, the pick up and transport could be improved but the guide was awesome

  • 24-Jan-2017

    Tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided lots of info about Costa Rica. He stopped the vehicle at several places on the way to show us animals and different trees and plants. Very very good. He entertained us by singing too while we were in the vehicle.

  • 02-Jan-2017

    Very well organized. The rain-forest had an Amazon like feeling.

  • 28-Nov-2016

    This was an excellent tour!! Even getting up at 5 AM was worth it for everything that we saw and experienced. Our tour guide and bus driver were fabulous. The tour guide didn't just want us to see Costa Rica, he wanted us to experience Pura Vida. He got us exotic fruits from fruit stands to try, sang Ave Maria to us in a little church with the voice of an professional singer and we got to see baby turtles make their way from the sands of their nest to the waters of the Atlantic. Absolutely AMAZING! Each meal was deliciously prepared, even though lunch was more Americanized than I expected. So very pleased with this tour!