Tortuguero & Braulio Carrillo National Park


Day 1 –  San Jose

Arrive at San Jose International Airport, where you will be met by a representative from Aurora Expeditions and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Doubletree Cariari Hotel by Hilton

Day 2 –  San Jose – Tortuguero

Check-out early for a drive to the remote area of Tortuguero. Along the way, stop at Guapiles town for a typical Costa Rican breakfast. After breakfast, continue to board the boat for your two-hour ride to Tortuguero. Arrive at Pachira Lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch. Pachira Lodge is strategically located near the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park, and opposite the main “canal” facing town of Tortuguero town. After lunch, enjoy a visit to Tortuguero village and the Sea Turtle Conservancy Museum.

Overnight: Pachira Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 3 –  Tortuguero National Park

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a guided walk through Pachira Lodge’s property trails.

In the afternoon, visit Tortuguero National Park. Tortuguero National Park, with its 21,000 hectares of preserved tropical rain forest, provides one of the best opportunities to experience a wide range of tropical wildlife. You will spot a variety of monkeys, toucans, green macaws, and caimans, among others, while gliding through the steamy vine laden canals.

Overnight: El Establo Hotel (B)

Day 4 – Tortuguero – Guapiles

After breakfast, transfer by boat transfer back to La Pavona pier before continuing to Guapiles town for a delicious local lunch and then onto your accommodation, Tapirus Lodge, situated in middle of the rainforest of Braulio Carrillo National Park.

Settle into your accommodation, enjoy some free time before dinner at the lodge, followed by a night guided walk through adjacent forest of Braulio Carrillo National park.

Overnight: Tapirus Lodge (B/L)

Day 5 – Guapiles – San Jose

After breakfast, enjoy an aerial tram ride, exploring each level of the Costa Rican rain forest from the ground to the treetops. Soar over the canopy and enjoy magnificent views of the rainforest. Visit Butterfly House, Medicinal Plants Garden, and Terrariums. Enjoy lunch (at your own expense) before transferring back to San Jose.

Tour Inclusions

  • Arrival transfer in San Jose (driver only, no guide)
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Boat transfers mentioned
  • Daily breakfast and other meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Private vehicles with air-conditioning

Total price per person (Twin Share) from USD $775.00

*Single traveller pricing available on request.

**Public Holiday Surcharges apply


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