Tortuguero National Park Tour – 5-Day Independent Adventure

Spend four days at a comfortable lodge in and around Tortuguero National Park, home to the Caribbeans 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 roadsaccess 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.

Latin America

Duration: 5 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Wildlife Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166296
Starts: San José, Costa Rica Finishes: San José, Costa Rica
You will visit
  • San José
  • San José



Day 1: San José

There are no planned activities, so enjoy the city on your own.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day
Welcome Meeting for Independent Trips


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.

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.

Shared van (4.00-5.00 hours)
Motorized canoe (1.50-2.00 hours)


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 (1B, 1L, 1D)

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 5: 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.

Motorized canoe (1.50-2.00 hours)
Shared van (4.00-5.00 hours)

    • Guided hikes and boat tours in Tortuguero National Park
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Jungle lodge (3 nts), hotel (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Shared shuttle/van, boat, walking
    Group Leader
    • Local guides, lodge staff
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore lush Tortuguero National Park
  • Search for sea turtles during nesting season