Formally a chain of volcanic islands, the Tortuguero National Park is a perfect location for green and leatherback turtles to nest and for baby turtles to make their first trek into the ocean. No roads to Tortuguero means it is only accessible by boat, and the remote location keeps the rainforest virtually untouched. Get ready to spot sloths, monkey, Toucan Sam, crocodiles, colorful frogs and butterflies.
On the first day you will enjoy breakfast at the Exploration Center in Siquirres then ride to Caño Blanco and access the main canal of the National Park. Your Tortuguero Adventure begins as we board the boats and head up the channels on the way to our hotel. Our eco-friendly hotel is located only 5 minutes by boat from the Tortuguero National park where the Turtle Nesting Observation Tours are the highlight attraction in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica. At the hotel you will enjoy a delicious lunch followed by a visit to the Tortuguero village.
On the second day you will take a boat into the jungle and explore the lagoons and hidden canals. The Tortuguero National Park has eleven different habitats, so you can experience rain forests, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons. Feel free to ask any questions of your knowledgeable guide as you hike together through the south side of this beautiful reserve. If you are lucky enough to schedule your vacation while the Green Turtles are nesting (July - October), or the the Leatherbacks (February - June) and other lesser common species of turtles who nest between the summer months; do not miss out on the optional guided turtle observation tours at night!
If visiting Costa Rica, Tortuguero is a "must do" activity for nature lovers, avid bird watchers, or those looking to travel off the beaten path. With transportation from 3 major vacation destinations in Costa Rica, this is a tour deal that cannot be beat, and an experience that should not be missed. Book your Tortuguero Expedition with The Real Deal Tours and know you are getting the best deal and the best Tortuguero experience available.
Bonus!! If 2 Days in Tortuguero is not enough, check out our 3 day tour option and pack in all the wildlife in Costa Rica's "Amazon" possible.
Departures: 6:00-6:30 AM depending on pick-up location.
Length: 2 Days.
Recommendations: Please note the packing guide.
Children: There is not a minimum age and children pay the same price as adults.
Not Included: National Park entrance fee ($10), Caribbean Conservation Corporation ($1), turtle nesting night tour ($35).
Bonus! Save time, save money, and have a whole lot more fun travelling across the country with this Smart Connection Deal! This tour includes transportation between San José, Arenal, Puerto Viejo and the Caribbean Coast. Please be sure to note on your reservation details which hotel & city you need to be picked up from and which hotel & city you want to be take to after the excursion.
Important Note: Due to the logistics of this operation, it is important that you contact the tour provider 72 hours in advance to make final payment arrangements. Cash is not accepted on the day of the tour for security reasons, however the cash discount price is accepted with credit card payment in anticipation. Complete instructions will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
The Real Deal: $189.00
The Real Deal: $140.00
Please Note: There is a Baggage Limit for your trip to Tortuguero: It is the Size of a Carry-On for an International flight or 25 pounds. The weight is not as important as the volume.
If you are changing destinations you will need to bring all of your luggage with you and we ask that you split it prior to the operator picking you up. The first day of your trip you are driving first to the tour operator´s base in Siquirres, the Exploration Center. Here you are going to have breakfast on the first day and lunch on the second (or third) day. This is also where your main luggage will be kept securely for you as you venture into the remote canals of Tortuguero. You will need the split the luggage as recommended below.
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