Tortuguero One Day Tour - SJJT23
6:10 am Depart from San Jose accompanied by your bilingual naturalist guide.
6:30 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. That magnificent 46,000 hectare park is one of Costa Rica's largest, home to three
kinds of monkeys, tapirs, 557 bird species and more than 4.000 different species of plants. Your tour
guide will identify some of that flora and fauna.
7:30 am Just after BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK, we stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast,
fresh fruit, coffee, eggs and the popular "Gallo Pinto".
8:00 am Following breakfast, we continue to a BANANA PLANTATION, where your guide will explain the
process of growing and exporting that fruit.
10:30 am We later abandon our bus and embark on the most exciting part of this tour: The boat trip into
the jungle on the CARIBBEAN CANALS to the world famous TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK.
12:00 pm We will enjoy a hearty typical lunch to please the hungriest of appetites.
1:00 pm After lunch we will take a walk through the rainforest to learn about how nature works and to get
a real feel of our tropical humid rainforest, plus a boat tour through TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK.
Covering 29000 hectares, TORTUGUERO is one of the most important nesting sites for Chelonia
midas, the green sea turtle, 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 anhingas, as well as crocodiles, turtles and
countless colorful) butterflies, including the beautiful blue morpho. The boat trip offers a chance to see
many of these rare animals up close.
3:30 pm Returning to the bus, we head back to San Jose, making a rest stop along the way and arriving
around 6:30 pm.
Includes: Transportation, park entrance fees, breakfast and lunch.
Required Gear: Hat, light clothing and covered shoes. Rain gear, mosquito repellent for the walk only.
Do not forget your camera.
NOTE: Turtle nesting tour not available for One Day Tour.
We also offer transfers from: San Jose to Tortuguero $45 - Tortuguero to San Jose $45
Price: $90 per person.