San Jose: Tortuguero Park Day Tour with Breakfast & Lunch

4.7 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Destiny Travel Costa Rica

San Jose: Tortuguero Park Day Tour with Breakfast & Lunch

Activity provider: Destiny Travel Costa Rica

From US$ 195 per person

Spend the day discovering the luscious landscapes of Tortuguero National Park. Explore this vibrant rainforest, see native wildlife in its natural habitat, learn about the local ecosystem, and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican breakfast and lunch.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available for all hotels, hostels, B&B, and AirB&Bs located in San Jose downtown, Heredia downtown, or Alajuela downtown. Please be ready for pickup 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the luscious jungle landscape and canals in Tortuguero National Park
  • See native wildlife including green sea turtles, toucans, monkeys, crocodiles, and more
  • Learn about Costa Rica's abundance of flora and flora
  • Meet local people at Tortuguero Village and learn about their history and culture
  • Enjoy a delicious Costa Rican breakfast and a hearty buffet lunch
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The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in San Jose, Heredia, or Alajuela at 6:00 AM. On your way to breakfast, drive past rolling coffee plantations and admire the mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park.

At around 7:15 AM, stop for a traditional Costa Rican breakfast to set you up for the day's adventure. Enjoy fresh fruit juice, coffee, eggs, and the popular gallo pinto (a typical Central American rice and bean dish.)

After breakfast, visit a local banana plantation and learn about the process of growing and exporting fruit. At around 10:00 AM, leave the bus behind and hop onboard a boat as you cruise into the jungle of Tortuguero National Park.

Surrounded by tropical rainforest, which covers over 29,000 hectares, soak up the magic of this luscious green landscape. As you sail along the jungle canals, see native green sea turtles, as well as other endangered animals such as sloths, monkeys, and manatees.

There are also countless colorful butterflies, toucans, herons, crocodiles, and more. Learn about each of the animals and their habitat in the jungle, as well as about local conservation efforts to protect them. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a hearty buffet lunch.

After lunch, take a relaxing stroll through Tortuguero Village where you’ll discover local life and learn about the history of the town and its residents. At the end of an unforgettable day, get back on the bus at around 3:30 PM and begin the return journey back to San Jose.

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Spanish/English-speaking guide
  • Boat ride through Tortuguero canals
  • Park fees
  • Traditional breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Closed-toe shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is suitable for all ages
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 20 reviews

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We were picked up by our wonderful tour guide Ronny, and were taken to a delightful breakfast on the way to the National park. We learned so much on the drive to the park that it really felt like two tours! We pulled over at cool spots on the way and saw fruit plantations as well. We got to the park and saw so many animals and had a good time adventuring. I highly recommend checking this out!

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April 1, 2023

Die Tour ist sehr durchgeplant und die Zeit perfekt gefüllt. Es werden Lieder keine Bananenplantagen angeschaut… aber das ist das einzigste negative. Unser Führer war echt klasse und hat uns sehr viele Tiere gezeigt. Wir haben Affen, Krokodile, ein Faultier und viele Vögel und Froscharten gesehen. Das Essen war auch echt gut. Ein sehr gelungener Tag!

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April 1, 2023

El viaje hasta La Pavona, aunque eran varias horas de coche, se hizo muy ameno porque el guía (Ronnie) nos fue explicando cosas por el camino y fue muy interesante. Además, paramos a tomar un desayuno muy bueno por el camino. Una vez allí, cogimos un bote que nos llevó hasta el parque de tortuguero y el viaje en bote fue súper entretenido, viendo muchos animales por el camino. Ya en el parque, hicimos una ruta para subir a un mirador con unas vistas espectaculares. Fue un día muy completo y bonito. Muy recomendable!

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 383680