Turtles & Tortuguero Independent Adventure

Classic, San José to San José
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Tour description

Spend three days at a comfortable lodge in and around Tortuguero National Park, home to the Caribbean’s most important breeding ground for endangered green sea turtles. The park is a land of canals and waterways lined by steamy jungle and mangroves teeming with wildlife. A sleepy Caribbean town, Tortuguero has no roads—access is only by boat or small plane. If you're looking for unspoiled rainforest and more animals than you can shake a camera at, this is the place.

What's included

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


  • Explore lush tortuguero national park
  • Search for sea turtles during nesting season


Day 1: San José/Tortuguero Travel through impressive canals to Tortuguero. Relax at the secluded lodge and opt for a guided nocturnal animal-spotting boat excursion in the evening.

Day 2: Tortuguero Enjoy a guided boat trip and jungle walk in search of caiman, monkeys (spider, howler, and white-faced capuchin), sloths, and basilisk lizards.

Day 3: Tortuguero Today is a full day to enjoy the lodge and its incredible surroundings. Take time to explore the gardens, beach and pool, or sign up for an optional tour.

Day 4: Tortuguero/San José Head back to San José after breakfast. Tour ends on arrival.