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Manatus Lodge, Tortuguero National Park

ManutusArrival (82K)Tortuguero, located in the northern Caribbean region of Costa Rica, is an amazing, watery world, a network of canals and rivules that criss-cross the junlge. The only way to access this area is by boat and boat trips are also the best way to get around. The waterways attract a myriad of wildlife - birds, monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, to name but a few. The beaches of Tortuguero are also famous as nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles, which can be observed here between June and September.

Manatus Hotel is the most luxurious hotel in Tortuguero, adding class and style to the jungle experience. Comfortable and spacious accommodations with a host of amenities, fine dining and excellent services turns this short excursion into an unforgettable experience.

Day 1

Early in the morning you will be picked up at your hotel in San José. After a scenic drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park you will stop for a typical breakfast. The journey continues through extensive banana plantations to Pavona/Caño Blanco, where you take a boat. Cruising through the rivers and channels already provides an opportunity to observe animals. 2½ hours later, you will arrive at Manatus Lodge**** where you will be greeted with a welcome cocktail, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, at 3 p.m you will visit the village of Tortuguero. In Tortuguero, you have can visit the Caribbean Conservation Center (US$ 1.-- per person) which is dedicated to the protection of endangered sea turtles. Afterwards there is still enough time to enjoy a drink at one of the typical 'sodas' of Tortuguero, before heading back to the lodge for dinner. Dinner is served between 7pm and 9pm. Between July and September you can take part on a optional night walk on the beach in order to observe sea turtles laying their eggs in the sand.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2

canaltour (118K)After breakfast, from 8:30am to 10:30am, enjoy a canal cruise into the Tortuguero National Park (included). Return to the hotel for lunch which is serverd from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm. In the afternoon, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm you can join another boat cruise exploring a differnt canal into Tortuguero National Park. On one of the cruises you will have the opportunity to go through some of the narrow channels where it is much easier to observe crocodiles, monkeys, sloths, turtles, iguanas and many different species of birds. Dinner will be served between 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3

On the third day, after breakfast (9:30am) you will return to Pavona/Caño Blanco by boat and continue by bus to Guápiles, where lunch will be served at 1pm. Continue, crossing Braulio Carrillo National Park once more toward San José, where you will arrive around 3:30/4:30pm.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch.

Notes: Due to limited storage capacity in the boats, your luggage must not exceed 12kg.

Rates per person in 2016/2017

High Season
Dec 1, 2016 - Apr 30, 2017
Jul 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017
Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Green Season
01 Sep 16 - 31 Oct 16
Shoulder Season
Nov 1 - 30, 2016
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
Sept 1 - Nov 30, 2017
single deluxe US$730 US$622 US$648
double deluxe US$660 US$560 US$580
triple deluxe US$615 US$525 US$548
quadruple US$585 US$499 US$520



Option 1) flight back to San José and connection to all SANSA flights
Instead of traveling back to San José by land, you book a flight with SANSA. Thanks to the very early operation of this flight, you have connection to all SANSA destinations departing after 08.00am.
Option 2) with Selva Bananito Lodge or hotels on the Caribbean coast
You take the regular transfer, included in this package, back to a restaurant near Siquirres (Caribbean Dish), where you book a private transfer to the Caribbean Coast/Selva Bananito Lodge. Please note that the lunch included in the package will be missed and is not refundable.
Option 3) with Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí/ La Fortuna
You take the regular transfer, included in the package until Guápiles and enjoy lunch. Continuation by private transfer to the Caribbean Coast/Selva Bananito Lodge or to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí and La Fortuna.

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