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3-Day Tour to Tortuguero National Park from San Jose provided by Costa Rica Expeditions

3-Day Tour to Tortuguero National Park from San Jose

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Important Information
3 days
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Snacks
  • 3-course lunch
  • 3-course dinner
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Infant seats available
  • Its very important that at the time of the booking, you notify the name of the hotel where you'll be picked up at (in San Jose area) and also the name of the hotel where you want be returned to at the end of your tour.
  • Very important. Included in this same package is the option to request the drop-off at the end of the tour in San Jose area, in Arenal Volcano area, Sarapiqui area and Puerto Viejo de Limon area (drop-off's at most hotels in this areas are included). Please inform the name of the hotel and learn if the drop-off is included or not within the same fee.
  • Very important. Included in this same package and only for the way from San Jose to Tortuguero and vice versa, you can chose a flight from San Jose to Tortuguero (30 minutes) or to use the bus and boat combination (4 hours). The advantage to flight is that it only takes 30 minutes and you can enjoy the morning at the Lodge, on the other hand, the advantage to use the bus/boat combination is that this transfer is escorted by a naturalist guide so this transfer is a guided experience where you will learn about Costa Rica's ecology, culture and traditions. It's recommendation is to use 1 way by bus/boat and 1 way by plane. Remember this possibility only applies if the combination of 2 destinations is chosen: San Jose and Tortuguero . If you choose your drop-off at other location, the only option is by bus and boat.
  • The pickup time on the day of the begin of the tour will be informed the day before the departure. This information will be sent by email to your account with Viator. You will also confirmation of the pickup time to the hotel where you request your pickup.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Tour will be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • All passenger heights and weights MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag, 30 pounds in total per person.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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wilfredholton wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions1 helpful vote
Tortoguera Lodge, owned by Costa Rica Expeditions, is on the Tortoguera River near where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The lodge is reached only by small boats and small planes with scheduled flights. Very clean and well appointed rooms are in two story
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from adrianadD2464TJ, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at 3-Day Tour to Tortuguero National Park from San Jose
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Dear wilfredholton, Wow I really enjoyed reading your review and was able to picture every corner of our enchanting Lodge. Thank you for your detailed description of such wonderful experience. You are absolutely right about all sort of details about our property, It is a place surrounded by the magic of the rainforest, far away with no connection to land. Our rooms are often visited by some of the charismatic howler monkeys and sometimes you can observe a very serious iguana fight! Our Staff is so special! they take care of everything important. We get excellent comments about our Restaurant variety and quality and of course about our so knowledgeable Guides that tell you all about the rainforest habitat and native species. So glad you were able to photograph so many of them! How kind of you taking some of your time to teach English to the town kids! I am sure they learned a lot and had a fun time in the meantime... You are so welcome to visit us again! Sincerely,
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Natalie L wrote a review Oct 2019
Paris28 contributions8 helpful votes
We did a three-day tour of Tortuguero, organised by CR Expeditions. I normally don't use travel companies to organise full trips, but this has opened my eyes to how you life can be made easier! I highly recommend this experience! CR Expeditions organised everything from
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at 3-Day Tour to Tortuguero National Park from San Jose
Responded 1 Oct 2019
Dear Natalie L, Thank you for your review and for giving us the opportunity to serve you. You're not the only guests that typically plan their own vacations, but decided that Costa Rica was too challenging to do on their own. Although the country is small and distances on the map look short, our roads are terrible and it takes a long time to get anywhere. Treat yourself to the peace of mind of not having to worry about making the wrong choices. We help you choose the best locations, hotels and activities for you. You'll experience detailed and timely communication. Your Costa Rican Travel Planner will plan the trip you want within your budget. Vacation Time is Precious! Jenn Dunn Guest Satisfaction Specialist
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Della W wrote a review Sep 2019
Chilliwack, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our trip was absolutely perfect, we could not have asked for a better time. Not just the wonder of each location but also your staff and guides and drivers are extraordinarily helpful, courteous and informative. From first contact with planning of our vacation to the drive back
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at 3-Day Tour to Tortuguero National Park from San Jose
Responded 1 Oct 2019
Dear Della W, Heartfelt appreciation for your generous review. We are honored to hear that your Costa Rica vacation with us was absolutely perfect! You added a very special ingredient to the mix and that is that you engaged with us and let us get to know you during the planning process. We encourage guests to speak to us on the phone and let us pick their brain about their vacation, but not everyone wants to take the time to do that. Time is the most precious thing any of us have. Vacation Time is especially precious. It pays to give planning your vacation the care it deserves. Vacation Time is Precious! Jenn Dunn Guest Satisfaction Specialist
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SusanKNewYork wrote a review Sep 2019
New York46 contributions25 helpful votes
Booked the 3 day tour to tortuguero National Park basically because we wanted to see the nesting turtles on the tortuguero beach. We decided to take the flight option from San Jose to Tortuguero which took only 30 minutes. Upon landing we took a boat across the river to the
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at 3-Day Tour to Tortuguero National Park from San Jose
Responded 3 Sep 2019
Dear SusanKNewYork, Thank you for taking the time to review our travel services on TripAdvisor. When you travel with Costa Rica Expeditions, we are ahead of you looking for rigorous standards of safety across everything you will do. We are with you as you go, checking the weather, calling ahead, making sure your driver will arrive before you do and that you’ll have exactly the experience we promised. We are behind you asking how it went, rescuing lost items, and arranging for last minute requests and if something didn’t go as planned, making it right. Our resources and team will ensure an authentic experience with the wrap around of safety that our 40 years in the business brings. Vacation Time is Precious! Jenn Dunn Guest Satisfaction Specialist
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Amy J wrote a review Jul 2019
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We (myself, husband and boys aged 5 and 10) spent a week in Costa Rica visiting Tortuguero and Monteverde. The entire trip, all arranged with Cost Rica Expeditions, was phenomenal! Elena built us an itinerary that was the right mix of activity and rest. Everyone from the
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at 3-Day Tour to Tortuguero National Park from San Jose
Responded 12 Jul 2019
Dear amyrosej414, Thank you for recommending our services online. It has been our pleasure to serve you As amyrosej414 mentions, we specialize in creating handcrafted itineraries that suit your vacation needs. If you have high energy or are very athletic, we can include lots of adventures but be sure to have us plan for some vacation rest too! Or we can plan plenty of time for a hot tub under the stars, a spa, loafing by the pool, or gliding gently down a river. Whatever pace you choose, we'll make it trouble free. Vacation Time is Precious! Jenn Dunn Guest Satisfaction Specialist
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About the operator

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By: Costa Rica Expeditions
Terrible Communications
We had excitedly booked a vacation at their Tortuguero Lodge in late March but had to return home after being notif
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Jose Luis S
Great Company to use to visit the country side and National Parks of Costa Rica
This Company has been in the market of Tourism for decades and they are really very profesional in what they do.
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Out of Business??
I spoke with someone about 2 weeks back to set up an tour in 2021. He said he was going to email me an inteninary.
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Philip W
50th anniversary holiday in Costa Rica
A 50th anniversary holiday to Costa Rica visiting 3 different locales, each a different environment, and each prov
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Costa Rica is Divine
We had a great trip in early and mid March. We visited Tortuguero, Arenal, and Monteverde. All were wonderful an
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Very Reliable and Well Organized
CR Expeditions organized our trip and communicated with us extremely well. All pickups, transfers, hotel reservati
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This was our first trip to Costa Rica and every part of the trip exceeded out expectations. Thank you Costa Rica Ex
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Three weeks in Costa Rica
Looking to visit Costa Rica we picked this travel agent from the web. The process of deciding where to go and how w
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Amazing, wonderful Costa Rica trip!
We visited Costa Rica for 2 weeks in late April/early March 2020. Costa Rica Expeditions was really outstanding -
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A reliable company that takes good care of you
6 of us arranged a customized trip with Costa Rica Expeditions. They arranged transport for us to places we identi
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Great company!
The culture of a company becomes evident during times of crisis. Our trip to CR, planned for next month, was cance
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Thank you Costa Rica Expeditions!
Costa Rica Expeditions (CRE): Thank you! We are so grateful! Everything that Costa Rica Expeditions arranged for us
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Trip of a Life time
WoW! What an awesome trip. Right from the time we arrived at the airport to our departure every detail was taken c
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trip of a life time!
Using Costa Rica Expeditions was the best thing we did in planning a trip for our anniversary. Though I'm used to m
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Arenal, Nicuesa, Manuel Antonio
I have high expectations and they exceeded it. I decided to take a last minute trip with my 14 year old. Needed to
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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