Tortuguero National Park from San Jose

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28 Reviews

Tortuguero National Park from San Jose

From US$ 116.28 per person

Take part on an expedition through the dense jungle of one of the most beautiful and scenic regions of Costa Rica, where you can observe the wildlife and unique ecosystem of this fragile environment.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 10 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 12 hours
Starting time 6:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from most central San Jose hotels.


  • Travel through Braulio Carillo National Park
  • See the many animals of the rainforest
  • Travel the channels of Tortuguero and view the plant life
  • See the nesting grounds of the green sea turtles
  • Learn about this fragile ecosystem
Full description
Take part on an expedition through the dense jungle of one of the most beautiful and scenic regions of Costa Rica, where you can observe the wildlife and unique ecosystem of this fragile environment. Leaving early in the morning, you will travel through the Braulio Carrillo National Park where we will pass mountains covered by dense forests, as well as numerous rivers and waterfalls, until we arrive at the Caribbean of Costa Rica. Here, you cross the banana plantations to board the boat to sail to Tortuguero National Park. Sail the exotic channels of Tortuguero National Park, famous for its solitary beaches where the nesting of gigantic green turtles takes place from July through September. Tortuguero is one of the most important nesting sites of the Green Turtle in the Western Hemisphere. A navigable network of channels and lagoons cross the National Park of Tortuguero, which allows you to view the great variety of flora and fauna and the many species of animals that inhabit this park.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from central San Jose hotels
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Professional guide
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks not listed
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Sports shoes
  • Passport, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate.
  • We recommend bringing: light clothes, bathing suit, towel, comfortable shoes, sandals, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, and camera.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Very good, very detailed, highly recommended

Punctual collection at 5:30; Drive to several hotels, but seen something of San José. Tour guide Señor German very entertaining and a walking lexicon! Fauna, flora, (art) history, politics, culture. We were able to exchange ideas about everything in English and Spanish. Caimans, (howler) monkeys, birds, sloths, turtles, iguanas of all sizes and types and a colorful flora. And a tasty lunch right on the water, what more can I expect. So, I would be happy to recommend it and look forward to repeating it soon

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3 February 2019

very professional and well worth it - exciting to see the wildlife.

felt very well taken care of...the breakfast and lunch were delicious. everyone should see this beautiful unspoiled part of costa rica whether it be the one day or the two day tour. it is unique to get this close up to the natural beauty. enjoyed it very much. our guide was excellent. and the bus driver very careful and expeident. thanks.

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17 November 2015


My tour was confirmed and I also received an e-mail of re-confirmation from Gray Line Tours and they never show up to pick me up at my Hotel, even when they confirmed the Hotel address and time of pick up. Only in the evening of my tour I received a phone call to notify me of the cancellation. My short trip to Costa Rica was totally ruined. I an extremely upset with Gray Line tours and also with your company. I was on the impression that you were dealing with serious local companies and this was totally unacceptable for me as I was ready at 6 am waiting for my tour and I ended up wasting a day. I am sending a formal compliant and I assure you that I will not use your company again, not I will recommend it to anybody, on the contrary, I will make sure that future travelers know about my experience.

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7 March 2016

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