Tortuguero & La Fortuna
Location
5 Days, 4 Nights
Duration
English, Spanish
Languages
All Year Availability
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An incredible Costa Rican adventure where you can experience some of the best natural wonders that this country has to offer. On this 5 day adventure tour package, you will embark north from your accommodation in San Jose to the beautiful jungle rivers of Tortuguero by both land and boat. This protected area is home to some of the best rainforests and rivers in the country, where you will see and incredible variety of both flora and fauna that call this unique place home. Enjoy a number of excellent activities in one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse regions including guided tours of the Green Turtle Museum (STC) and township of Tortuguero, guided tour of the hotel’s private trails, a guided beach walk and a boat tour of the wonderful Canals of Tortuguero – all of that with breakfast, lunch and dinner included. After a two night stay, head south-west to the popular township of La Fortuna where Arenal Volcano – Costa Rica’s most famous volcano – sits in the backdrop. On clear days you will have an unobstructed view of the majestic volcano from your accommodation, which also houses a wide selection of natural hot pools where you can soak in the warm waters. Enjoy these days at your leisure both finally heading back to San Jose where your tour will conclude. This is the ultimate Tortuguero and Arenal tour package!

Day One

Your tour package starts from your accommodation in San Jose where your guide will transport via a comfortable air conditioned coach north-east through the dense rainforests of the Braulio Carrillo National Park: an area of untamed beauty where, on a clear day, you will be afforded remarkable sights as densely packed rolling hills covered in stunning greenery as you descend down from the Central Valley. There will be stop for breakfast before continuing onto La Pavona to catch your river boat cruise. Board your boat and be transported down the winding rivers through the dense jungle of the north Caribbean. These shallow rivers snake their ways through the forests where towing trees and jungle canopy stretches out on either side of you. Along the way you may even be lucky enough to spot river turtles, basilisks, iguanas, monkeys, crocodiles, toucans, and more. Before long you will exit the narrow jungle rivers on to the long, vast Tortuguero River where you will arrive at your accommodation. Enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail and spend the day at your leisure. There will also be an opportunity to join your guide to visit the charming village of Tortuguero as well as Green Turtle Museum (own expense) in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Hotel Pachira – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day Two

Enjoy this day at your leisure. Included in your tour package is an opportunity to enjoy a guided walk through the Lodge’s private path in the morning and boat tour of the wonderful Tortuguero’s canals with a naturalist guide in the afternoon. These tours will be an excellent opportunity to spot some of Costa Rica’s most famous animals including sloths, iguanas, toucans, monkeys, frogs basilisks, caimans, crocodiles, herons, egrets, and more, along with some spectacular native flora.

Accommodation: Hotel Pachira – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day Three

Enjoy an excellent breakfast at your accommodation and then make your way back via the river boat to the small port of La Pavona. From here you will be transferred via luxury coach back to Guapiles for a stop for lunch before boarding your second coach to the township of La Fortuna in the Alajuela province, home of the famous Arenal Volcano. You will be dropped off at your hotel where you can spend the rest day at your leisure.

Accommodation: Los Lagos or similar – Breakfast Included

Day Four

This day is to be enjoyed at your leisure. You can simply rest and unwind at the hot pools of your luxury accommodation or use this time to explore this beautiful region. We offer a number of activities and tour in La Fortuna with transport included so be sure to get in-touch!

Accommodation: Los Lagos or similar – Breakfast Included

Day Five

You will be picked up from La Fortuna and transported south to your accommodation in San Jose where you Jungle & River tour package will conclude.

PICK UP TIME 6:00 AM – 6:30 AM.
END TIME Approximately 3:30PM on day four.
BRING Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, repellent, binoculars (recommended), swimsuit, raincoat, camera, clothes for four days and money for souvenirs.
INCLUDED
Return Transportation (land and river) from San Jose
Two nights accommodation in a stunning jungle lodge in Tortuguero.
Two nights accommodation in a luxury hotel in La Fortuna.
Bilingual guide
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (welcome cocktail on arrival) in Tortuguero and Breakfast in La Fortuna.
Guided tour of the Green Turtle Museum (STC), township of Tortuguero, and beach walk on day one.
Guided walk through the Lodge’s private path and nature boat tour of the Tortuguero’s canals on day two.
A sunrise canal tour on day three.
NOT INCLUDED
Additional activities not stated.
Entrance fee for the Green Turtle Museum (STC) and the Tortuguero National Park.
Tour guide gratuity (optional)

Pick ups are available from your hotel throughout San Jose and the greater area (Alajuela, Heredia, etc). If your accommodation falls outside of the pick up area, then we will arrange a pick up location where you can meet your driver/guide.

As we need to confirm availability for this tour package with our accommodation providers, we ask that you allow us up to 24 hours to receive a confirmation – but usually confirmation is received within in one or two hours. Please note that we will not charge your card until confirmation is received from the hotel. In the case that our accommodation providers are fully booked, we will offer an alternative hotel, tour package or an alternative date of travel.

Child pricing is between the age of 5 to 12 years of age. For children aged 4 years and younger there is no charge provided they are sleeping with adults. Child rates are 50% of that of adults.

Prices listed are based on two people. There is a single supplement charge for solo travelers. There is also a discounted triple room rate for those requiring three beds. Please advise if you would like to book either a triple room or if you are a solo traveller and the price will be amended.

Cancellations are free of charge provided it is made a full 14 days prior to the tour package embarking, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied. Likewise there will also be a 100% penalty for no shows.

Please note: Final price may be amended after booking depending on availability, single supplement charges, or if additional rooms are required.

Additional information

Ticket TypeAdult, Child, Infant
AccommodationDouble Room, Triple Room

Day One

1

6.00AM to 6.30am

Picked up from your hotel at San Jose or the surrounding area and then embarking north east through the Heredia and Limon provinces.
2

8.30AM

After driving through the scenically stunning Braulio Carrillo National Park, you will descend down the valley to a typical Costa Rican restaurant to enjoy a delicious typical Costa Rican breakfast.
3

10.00AM to 10.30AM

Arrive at the docks of La Pavona where you will board your river boat which snakes it’s way through to the dense jungle on its way to Tortuguero. Be on the look at for numerous animals on the river banks and jungle canopy in one of the most biologically diverse regions of Costa Rica.
4

1.00PM

Arrive at your accommodation in Tortuguero where you will be treated to a welcome cocktail and delicious buffet styled lunch.
5

2.45PM

Join your guide for visits to the Green turtle museum (STC), the beach that runs parallel to the river and the small charming village of Tortuguero.
6

7.00PM

Enjoy an excellent dinner. The rest of the day is to be enjoyed at your leisure.

Day Two

1

7.30AM

Enjoy a delicious buffet styled breakfast at the lodge.
2

9.00AM

Begin your guided walk through the guided path connected to the lodge. Your guide will be sure to point out the flora and fauna along the way.
3

1.00PM

A delicious lunch at the lodge will be served.
4

2.45PM

Join a boat tour through the canals of Tortuguero. Your guide will use his or her sharp eyes and keen senses to spot the many incredible animals that call this national park home (park entrance fee not included).
5

7.00PM

Enjoy an excellent dinner. The rest of the day is to be enjoyed at your leisure.

Day Three

1

7.30AM

Enjoy a delicious buffet styled breakfast at the lodge.
2

8.20AM

Board your boat to return to the docks of La Pavona. Board your airconditioned coach upon arrival and head south towards Guapiles.
3

12.30PM

Arrive in Guapiles and enjoy a typical Costa Rican style lunch.
4

1.30PM

A separate coach will pick you up to continue your travels to your accommodation in La Fortuna.
5

3.30PM

Arrive at your accommodation in La Fortuna and enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure.

Day Four

1

7.30AM

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your accomodation and spend the rest of your day at your leisure. If staying at Los Lagos Resort, you can spend this time in one of the many pools and hot pools of this incredible hotel. Otherwise, you can join one of our popular activities in La Fortuna with return transport included such as the Hanging Bridges Wildlife Tour, Arenal Volcano, Waterfall & Hanging Bridges Tour, La Fortuna Wildlife Night Tour, La Fortuna Coffee & Chocolate Tour and La Fortuna Chocolate & Wildlife Night Tour.

Day Five

1

7.30AM

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel.
2

8.20AM

Be collected from your accommodation for your return journey to San Jose.
3

12.30PM

Arrive back to your San Jose accommodation where your tour will conclude (airport transfer/drop offs are available upon request.

* Please note that all times are approximations – a complete itinerary will be sent to you upon booking and your driver/guide/hotel will be sure to reconfirm times with you.

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