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Tortuguero National Park

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Eliminate the hassle of choosing among complicated transportation options to reach Tortuguero National Park by taking a guided tour. This tour from San Jose includes all transportation by car and boat—plus a full tour of the park upon arrival—making a feasible day trip out of an otherwise tricky trip.
  • Day trip from San Jose to Tortuguero National Park
  • Guided tour eliminates tricky transportation logistics 
  • Visit Tortuguero National Park from San Jose in just one day
  • Naturalist guide provides information as you tour the park 
  • Opportunities to see wildlife like monkeys, sloths, and sea turtles
  • Breakfast and lunch at restaurants included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from San Jose included
What to Expect
Your tour to Tortuguero National Park starts with early morning pickup from your San Jose hotel. Drive through the mountainous and waterfall-studded passes of Braulio Carrillo National Park, breaking up the drive with breakfast at a popular roadside restaurant (included). Then, board a boat and set sail for one hour to reach Tortuguero National Park, which is inaccessible by road; keep watch for birds and other wildlife along the way. Upon arrival at the park, board another boat for a 3-hour ride tour through a network of creeks and lagoons as your guide tells you about the area’s ecosystem and helps you spot wildlife. Break for lunch at Evergreen Lodge (included) and then begin the return trip to your San Jose hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels in Central San José
Departure Time
6:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Tortuguero National Park
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A minimum of two passengers are required for the tour to commence. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We went beginning November which is low season and had a wonderful time but we were amazed at how may lodges and hotels there are in and around the national park. In high season it must be overcrowded....so may boats with big motors behind it racing through the canals.... The
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Response from Sharon S, Marketing Manager at Tortuguero National Park
Responded 2 days ago
Dear gitta v, Thank you very much for your review! We are very pleased to know that you visit the Tortuguero area with Gray Line Costa Rica. We hope that you continue traveling with us!
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We were brought to the Tortuguero embarkment with a Minibus with a stop for traditional Costa Rican breakfast along the way. Our guide was informative. Due to weather conditions (the river was low on water) we had to take a smaller boat first and then transfer to the larger one
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Response from Sharon S, Marketing Manager at Tortuguero National Park
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Tina K, we are happy to know you had lived the Tortuguero experience, there is no doubt you will need to come back for a few more days in the zone and explore every corner of his town. We hope that you continue traveling with us!
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We got to Tortuguero from Cahuita without any tour. Tortuguero is a beautiful place and you can do almost everything by your own. Only for the turtlle tour, you hva to do it with a guide because are the park rules. We found the turtle tour for 20$ each. So, don't pay 35$. Is
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Response from Sharon S, Marketing Manager at Tortuguero National Park
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear barbierikab, we are glad that you had the opportunity to enjoy Tortuguero National Park and the turtle's tour. Definitely is one of the to-do things while in Tortuguero.
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For those wanting to experience Costa Ricas diversity in wildlife and plants this trip is a recommendation. Travelling on both land and water the diversity and experience opportunity is vast. With some incredible wildlife to be seen. Truly magical for those who enjoy this sort
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Fantastic place. Park trails are easy enough to do on your own but if you haven't been before or are not good at Spotting wildlife then suggest at first you hire a guide as they are invaluable at showing you what to look for. You will easily see monkeys and anything else will be
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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