Leave San Jose early in the morning on Day 1 passing through beautiful landscapes on the way to Tortuguero. Opt to tour the town upon arrival or take an optional night walk to see a green sea turtle nesting site (seasonal). On Day 2 tour the park with a boat ride and walk through pristine nature. Return to San Jose in the afternoon, arriving around 6:30pm.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Shuttle & Boat San Jose to Tortuguero (B/L/D)
Depart San Jose at 6:00am accompanied by your naturalist guide to drive past coffee plantations and the stunning landscapes of Braulio Carrillo National Park. Keep an eye out for misty cloud forest and distant waterfalls before stopping for an authentic Costa Rican breakfast of fruit juice, coffee, eggs and the popular "Gallo Pinto".
After breakfast we will continue driving on the shuttle and then transfer to a boat for the final leg of the journey into Tortuguero National Park, a pristine nature reserve and an important nesting site for green sea turtles. Along the way we will provide you with a brief introduction to the banana plantations.
This afternoon you may go on an optional walking tour of the Museum and the town to learn about the local culture (not included). Depending on the season, tonight you can also participate in an optional night tour (not included), which consists of a boat trip to Tortuguero National Park followed by walking on the beach to observe the nesting of the Giant Green Sea Turtle (available only from July to October). Overnight in Tortuguero.
Day 2: Tortuguero Boat & Walking Tour - Boat & Shuttle to San Jose (B/L)
Rise early again this morning to go on a boat tour to visit some areas of the park and admire breathtaking nature. Return to your accommodation for breakfast and to pack up your belongings for check-out. Take a walk in the rainforest before transferring back to San Jose, arriving around 6:30pm.