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From San Jose: 3-Day Tortuguero National Park Excursion

4.4 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Destiny Travel Costa Rica

From San Jose: 3-Day Tortuguero National Park Excursion

Activity provider: Destiny Travel Costa Rica

From US$ 500 per person

Visit one of the most important destinations in Costa Rica on a guided tour. Explore a beautiful natural paradise, tour the famous Tortuguero Canal, and see diverse flora and fauna.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please be ready in your hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise along the wonderful Tortuguero Canal
  • Admire the incredible plants and wildlife the National Park has to offer
  • Visit the village of Tortuguero and its beach
  • Learn about Green Turtles at the Sea Turtle Museum
  • See the Green Turtles nesting (July to September)
Full description
Explore the protected Tortuguero National Park in the Limón Province, reachable only by airplane or boat. Take in the wealth of biodiversity in its eleven different habitats, including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons. Trip itinerary: Day 1: After an early morning hotel pickup, admire the biodiversity of a primary forest through the window as you drive past Braulio Carrillo National Park. Sample a delicious Costa Rican breakfast during the drive. Mid-morning, board a comfortable boat and travel along the Tortuguero Canals. Be enchanted by the surrounding paradise and its varied flora and fauna. Then, enjoy a refreshing cocktail and a delicious lunch at the hotel. After lunch, tour the canals and take incredible photos for the rest of the afternoon. Arrive at Pachira Lodge (or similar) for a delightful dinner and a restful night's sleep. Day 2: Discover the flavors of Costa Rica with breakfast at the Lodge. Then, hike along the Lodge's private trail and work up an appetite for lunch. After lunch at the Lodge, visit the Sea Turtle Museum, the beach, and the picturesque village of Tortuguero. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the Lodge again. Day 3: After breakfast at the Lodge, head back to San José, stopping for lunch at El Ceibo in Guápiles on the way. Arrive back in San José in the afternoon.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from hotels in San José, Alajuela, and Heredia)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Air-conditioned modern transportation
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Boat transfers
  • Naturalist guide
  • Guided tours
  • Taxes
  • National Park fee ($15)
  • Donation to the Sea Turtle Museum ($2)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 12 reviews

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You cannot miss this tour, because it shows you a wonderful view of the rain forest. There are a bunch of activities in this tour, including the river experience, enter into the rain forest, go to see the village, and experience a view of the river and the Caribbean Sea. The meals included are very delicious as well. Tour guides are all informative and warm-welcoming your questions.

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December 25, 2022

There were no other young people in my travel group, but it was still very nice and I met great people. The lodges were amazing and we took the boat from one tour to the next every day. In between there was always some time to jump into the pool.

November 30, 2022

The place is beautiful and everything is very well organized. The schedule is a bit different then indicated and we visited the town where the basically just bring you to town, a early morning boat ride in the national park and a guided hike which just follows a path behind the hotel. Then there is an optional hike where they charge you again 30$ and you walk to a nice hill where you get a great view. And the last afternoon is free so you can do what you want. For what you pay and what you get it‘s not really worth it since the only nice tour was the boat ride in the morning. The big advantage is that everything is very well organized to get there and back. Also I booked the tour as a solo traveler and ended up with only couples on their honeymoon ;)

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June 20, 2022

Product ID: 400307