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Tortuguero National Park Day Trip from San Jose provided by Costa Rica Itinerary

Tortuguero National Park Day Trip from San Jose

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    Tortuguero National Park
    Stop: 4 hours -
    Your tour departs from San Jose and from there you will head towards the mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park accompanied by your bilingual guide. Drive past the lush serenity of the coffee plantations along slopes sheltered by thick cloud forests and beautiful waterfalls visible from the road. Your next stop is the Banana Plantation where the fruit is processed and exported. The fun continues as you leave the bus and your tour takes you on a exciting boat trip into the jungles of Tortuguero National Park, covering over 29,000 hectares and one of the main nesting sites of the Chelonia Midas, the endangered green sea turtle. After a hearty buffet lunch, take a walk through the village of Tortuguero and get to know the villagers and the history of the area before your return to San Jose in the mid-afternoon with a rest stop along the way.
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Important Information
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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FloorS89 wrote a review Jul 2019
Delft, The Netherlands3 contributions
We took a day tour because after this we went to bocas. We hesitated if it was worth the trouble. Because you can't see the turtles they only come at night. But it was awesome. The guide told us a lot of things about Ticos. On the way we saw 2 kind of sloths. And on the tour a
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Erashini G wrote a review Jan 2019
4 contributions
The day trip was well organised & ran on time. The guide German was enthusiastic & knowledgeable. He pointed out the various birds, flowers & wildlife. We were fortunate to see a crocodile basking on the bank of the Tortuguero River. We were too late in the season to see the
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Date of experience: December 2018
Deb856 wrote a review Sep 2018
Delavan, Illinois2 contributions
Due to strike we had to leave early and just ate some fruit in the van. The boat ride is absolutely wonderful that was our favorite part. Got to learn about the turtles but of course none there during the day, but went to the little museum for two dollars and got to see
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Date of experience: September 2018
Sandra R wrote a review Feb 2018
Pijnacker, The Netherlands19 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a good experience with this trip. We had a good tourguide and saw a lot of animals in the National park.
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Response from 506-CR-Itinerary, Director of Sales at Tortuguero National Park Day Trip from San Jose
Responded 02 May 2018
Thank you Sandra for your great comment and for sharing your experience at Tortuguero, you are correct this is a beautiful zone to visit and watch animals,birds and much more, we hope you got a good trip back to your country.
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By: Costa Rica Itinerary
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  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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