Tortuguero National Park Tour – 4-Day Independent Adventure

Classic, San José to San José

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Short on time but need more of Costa Rica? Tortuguero National Park, a remote coastal town only accessible by boat or small plane, is the place for you. Travel from San José through banana plantations to the Caribbean Coast where you'll catch a boat to Tortuguero. Spend three days exploring the canals, beaches, and jungles of this pristine nature reserve in search of turtles, birds, caiman, and, if you are lucky, the famous "Jesus Lizard."

What’s included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Guided hikes and boat tours in Tortuguero National Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Cruise the canals in search of wildlife
  • Hike through the pristine environment of tortuguero national park
  • Search for sea turtles when in season


Day 1 San José You will be met at San José International Airport and transferred to your hotel for the night. There are no planned activities, so enjoy the city on your own. Included Activities: Arrival Day Welcome Package Hotel Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer
Day 2 San José/Tortuguero (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a a delicious Costa Rican breakfast en route as we transfer by road then boat through the famous canals of Tortuguero. This tropical eco-paradise is home to countless bird and animal species, and you will have many opportunities to view and photograph wildlife. Additional Notes: The tropical rainforest gives way to prime secluded beaches, ideal nesting grounds for Green turtles (nesting July-October) and Loggerhead, Hawksbill and Leatherback Turtles (nesting March-June). We cannot guarantee you will see turtles but odds are fairly good from July through October. Transport: Shared Van (4.00-5.00 hours) Motorized canoe (1.50 hour(s))
Day 3 Tortuguero (1B, 1L, 1D) Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to spot a variety of birds, monkeys and other wildlife. In our downtime, relax at the secluded lodge on a hammock or at the pool or beach. Opt to explore the gardens and beach, or go kayaking. Included Activities: Tortuguero National Park Guided Boat Tour Guided Jungle Walk
Day 4 Tortuguero/San José (1B, 1L) After an early morning breakfast, it is time to return to San José, where the tour ends. Have lunch on the road, returning to the capital in the afternoon. Additional Notes: Post tour accommodation in San José (not included) is recommended. Please speak to your sales agent. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Motorized canoe (1.50 hour(s)) Shared Van (4.00-5.00 hours)