Tortuguero National Park One Day Tour - San Jose

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    5:30am 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 ti.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Pick up at most hotels in San Jose and around the airport.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is 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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Tour Details:

Cruise through the Braulio Carrillo National Park and stop for a delicious breakfast.Continue through the banana plantations, where you will see the harvesting and packaging of this popular fruit, before embarking on the boat at Cao Blanco. Navigate through the jungle and see orchids, birds, monkeys, crocodiles, sloths and toucans.

Enjoy a typical lunch, youll will head back to the embarkation point, and enjoy a relaxing trip through the lush scenery of Costa Rica.


6:10 am Driving first past coffee plantations,  we will head into the mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park where steep  slopes are covered with thick cloud forest and beautiful waterfalls can be seen  from the road.

7:15 am Just after Braulio Carrillo National Park, we stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast, fruit juice, coffee, eggs and the popular Gallo Pinto.

7:45 am Following breakfast, we continue to a Banana Plantation, where your guide will explain the process of growing and exporting  that fruit.

10:00 am We later abandon our bus and embark on the most 
exciting part of this tour: the boat trip into the jungle of the Tortuguero National Park. Were we will learn about how nature works and to get a real feel of our tropical humid rainforest. Covering 29000 hectareas. Tortuguero is ine of the most important nesting sites of  the Green Sea Turtle Chelonia Midas, whereas its forests and waterways are home for such endangered mammals such as sloths, monkeys, agoutis, coatimundis and manatees. There are also abundant birds, such as toucans, trogons, egrets, herons and aninghas, as well as crocodiles, turtles and countless colorfull butterflies, including blue morpho.

12:00 pm We will enjoy a hearty typical buffete lunch to please the hungriest of appetites.

1:00 pm After lunch we will take a walk through the Tortuguero Village where we will have the oportunity to learn about the history of the town and its inhabitants.

3:30 pm Returning to the bus, we head back to San Jos, making a rest stop along the way and arriving around 6:30 p.m.

To bring: Hat, light clothes and covered shoes. Do not forget your camera.

Note: Turtle nesting tour not available for the one day tour.

Not included: Alcoholic beverages and tipping. For the better enjoyment of the tour we will change itinerary in case of bad weather, road or river conditions.

Note: For the better enjoyment of the tour we will change itinerary in case of bad weather, road or river conditions.


  • Professional guide, land and boat transportation, breakfast, entrance fee, lunch. 


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Water

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for children under 4 years

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women

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