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Tortuguero National Park

Day 1:

Canals of Tortuguero National ParkEarly in the morning you will be picked up at your hotel in San José. After a scenic drive through Braulio Carillo National Park you will stop for a typical breakfast. The journey continues through wide banana plantations to Matina/Caño Blanco, where you will transfer to a boat. As you cruise along the rivers and canals you already have the opportunity to observe animals. 2 ½ hours later, you will arrive at your jungle lodge**(*) and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon you can either relax at the pool, or take a first hike in the rainforest, or visit the village of Tortuguero. In Tortuguero you have the opportunity to and visit the Caribbean Conservation Center without your guide (entrance fee not included, approx $1), dedicated to the protection of the endangered sea turtles. There will still be some time to enjoy a drink in Tortuguero before you head back to the lodge for dinner. After dinner and only between July and September, you can take part in an optional night walk on the beach to observe sea turtles while they lay their eggs in the sand.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2:

River Cruise in Tortuguero National ParkThe first included boat tour through the canals of Tortuguero National Park takes place early in the morning, before breakfast. This is the best time to see birds and animals. After breakfast discover more of Tortuguero National Park as you will glide through the narrow canals, observing crocodiles, monkeys, sloths, turtles, iguanas and many different species of birds. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you have the choice of taking a hike in the jungle or, weather permitting, climb Tortuguero hill, from where you can enjoy a nice view across the canals and the sea. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3:

After breakfast on the third day, you will return to Matina/Caño Blanco by boat and continue by bus to Guápiles, where lunch will be served. Crossing Braulio Carillo National Park you will arrive at San José at approximately 5.00 pm.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch

With Mawamba Lodge and Laguna Lodge

Mawamba Lodge

Mawamba Lodge

is situated on the Northeast area of Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast on a sand bar between the Tortuguero Canals and the Caribbean Ocean, an excellent location that provides direct access to the pristine beach and the canals. Nestled in the lush rainforest, this is the ideal hideaway for nature lovers and the perfect place to discover the wonders of the Tortuguero National Park. The Lodge is a 15-acre beach front property located on the right side of Tortuguero, offering nice views to the Tortuguero Lagoon and the canals. All the spacious and comfortable rooms are built in fine woods and are equipped with either 1 double and one single bed or three single beds. All feature a private bathroom with hot water and ceiling fans and offer tranquil garden views.

The Family style restaurant caters International and delicious local cuisine and a pool - whirlpool area surrounded by beautiful gardens where you can enjoy exotic tropical cocktails, are some of the facilities that you will find at the Lodge

Laguna Lodge

Laguna Lodge

is located on a narrow strip of land, six hundred feet wide, the lodge's spacious gardens enjoy the Caribbean Sea on one side and Tortuguero Lagoon on the other. It offers 80 rooms divided in blocks of 4 or 6 rooms furnished with all the basic elements for a very comfortable stay. Private bathroom, hot water, ceiling fan, reading lamps, wooden benches outside your room to admire the gardens.

The lodge has fifteen acres, full of trees and exotic plants, the gardens also shelter a great number of birds and butterflies.

Price per person for 2016/2017

From 1 Nov - 14 Dec 2016 Single Double Triple Children 5-12
with Laguna Lodge US$398 US$345 US$305 US$185
with Mawamba Lodge US$405 US$360 US$315 US$178
From 15 Dec 16 -14 Dec 2017 Single Double Triple Children 5-12
with Laguna Lodge US$420 US$375 US$332 US$192
with Mawamba Lodge US$440 US$380 US355 US$195

* Children aged 0-4 stay free of charge at Mawamba and Laguna Lodge, but must pay the National Park entrance free of US$10. Child rate applies to children aged 5-12 who share parents room.

Prices includes entrance fee to Totuguero National Park and meals as indicated in the itinerary

Tortuguero National Park entrance fee is currently US$10 per person, subject to change.

Attention: Due to limited storage capacity of the boats, luggage allowance is limited to 20kg per person.

Included Services

Baggage limit 20 kg per person

NOTE: All our Costa Rica adventures can be combined to form individualized packages. Please ask if you need help creating your own itinerary. We also offer fly drive packages and some short mountain biking and white water rafting tours that are not mentioned in the index. Please ask.

Options & Combinations

Option 1) flight back to San José and connection to all SANSA flights
Instead of traveling back to San José by land, you can book a flight with SANSA. Thanks to the very early operation of this flight, you can make connections to all SANSA destinations departing after 08.00am.
Option 2) with Selva Bananito Lodge or hotels on the Caribbean coast
a) Available for Mawamba Lodge and Turtle Beach Lodge: You can take the regular transfer included in this package, back to a restaurant near Siquirres (Caribbean Dish), where you can connect to the collective bus (Interbus) transfer to the Caribbean Coast/Selva Bananito Lodge or to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. Please note that the lunch included in the package will be missed and is not refundable.

b) Available for Laguna Lodge: 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. Please see also our combination package 'Tortuguero / Selva Bananito'.

For booking inquiries and further information please contact Sacred Earth.