- Day 01:
Arrival San Jose
Arrive San Jose and transfer with driver to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
- Day 2, 3: Sarapiqui:
Transfer from San Jose to Sarapiqui in the lowland Caribbean rainforest. This is a lush warm land of bromeliads, butterflies, bats, and birds. There are a number of things worth doing here free: see a botanical garden, archeological site and museum. At this lodge you can also chooose to go on many optional (not included) tours such as river rafting, rainforest walks, canopy zipline adventure, natural history programs, river wildlife watching and more. You can buy these directly while you are there as you will have a nice liesurely time here. We have included one afternoon tour of the adjacent chocolate plantation, dinner, and evening naturalist demonstation on bats. Breakfast is included daily.(B daily and 1 dinner included)
- Day 4: Sarapiqui - Tortuguero National Park:
This morning you'll transfer by land to a coastal estuary for a boat trip to Tortuguero. Here you will be taken to your lodge. This area exists to protect the most important breeding areas in Costa Rica for marine turtles. Of the 8 worldwide species, 4 nest here. You can see leatherback turtles between April and June and green turtles from July to mid October. Tropical wildlife is incredibly abundant and the area is a major migratory bird route for North American birds. (B/L/D)
Turtle Nesting Tour at night are offered by the local National park guides and payments are taken locally, approximately US $30.00 per person.
- Day 5 and 6:Tortuguero National Park
This morning you will board one the flat bottom boats to explore the watery creeks and canals that make up the highly productive coastal zone of the Caribbean lowlands with an expert guide. In this trip you will see an incredible assortment of tropical wildlife before returning to your lodge. Balance of day is free, you might want to take a trip to the local village and meet some of the people of Tortuguero. (B/L/D each day)
- Day 07:Tortuguero - San Jose
Today you will transfer back to San Jose for the conclusion of this package. (B)