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Tortuguero One Day From San José

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What to Expect

6.30 a.m. Depart from San José accompanied by your bilingual naturalist guide.

7.00 a.m. Driving first past coffee plantations, we will head into the mountains of BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK where steep slopes are covered with thick cloud forest and beautiful waterfalls can be seen from the road.

7.30 a.m. Just after BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK, we stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast, fruit juice, coffee, eggs and the popular "Gallo Pinto".

8.00 a.m. Following breakfast, we continue to a BANANA PLANTATION, your guide will explain the process of growing and exporting that fruit.

10.30 a.m. We later abandon our bus and embark on the most exciting part of this tour: the boat trip into the jungle of the CARIBBEAN CANALS.

12.00 p.m. We will enjoy a hearty, typical all you can eat lunch to please the hungriest of appetites.

1.00 p.m. After lunch we will take a walk through the Tortuguero town, plus a boat tour through TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK. Covering 29,000 hectares, TORTUGUERO is one of the most important nesting sites for Chelonia midas, the green sea turtle, whereas its forests and waterways are home for such endangered mammals as sloth’s, monkeys, agoutis, coati mundis and manatees. There are also abundant birds, such as toucans, trogons, egrets, herons and anhinga, as well as crocodiles, turtles and countless colorful butterflies, including the beautiful blue morpho and the boat trip offers a chance to see many of these rare animals up close.

2:00 p.m. returning to the bus, we head back to San José, making a rest stop along the way and arriving around 6:30 p.m.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from Hotels located in San José
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation from Hotels in San Jose
  • Entry/Admission - Tortuguero National Park
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
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By: Destination Services
131 Reviews
Talk about an experience!! My dad and I did the zip lines and it was awesome. J.C. and the rest of the guys were great. If you come to Costa Rica this is a must. You won’t forget it!
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Valeria M
Do Not book with Them!!!!!
My friend and I got to Costa Rica on the 25th of September and decided to book all of our activities that day. We booked this package (ATV and Zipline) for the 27th. Once we booked it and my credit card was charged, I decided to call them (on the number listed) and since no one picked up I left a voice message. The next day I called them several times and still no answer. I left at least three voice messages. Then I emailed them to the email listed on the boucher. It came back saying that the email i was trying to send it to did not exist. So then on the 27th at 6am (the time and day we were supposed to be picked up) I received a message from them through trip advisor saying that they were not able to pick us up because they were full, also stated that they couldn’t pick us up at the location we had provided. I had to call my credit card company and report them since they wont answer my messages nor give us a refund ($286 for two people!!). My advice: try to book with companies that have a lot of reviews and do a little bit of research before you book it. Also, try renting a car and drive yourself to the different activity cites, it will save you money. It will also be a good backup plan in case any of the activities you plan fall through like it happened to my friend and I. We ended up spending all day in the city walking around and did a food tour because it was too last minute to book anything else.
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Incredible experience!
My wife and I spent an afternoon with Sky Trek on the Zip Lines high above the Arenal rain forest. Incredible experience -- from the incredible views of the canopy far below, the looming volcano, and even the family of howler monkeys we spent a few minutes watching. The 4 guides were also amazing -- extremely friendly, helpful and most of all safety conscious. Thanks Juan and team!
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
a comfortable and educational way to enjoy the rainforest
I was picked up from the hotel that i indicated in my registration. I never got any notice on when the pick-up was - so, at 8:10 AM, i was surprised with a phone call to my room that my driver was in the lobby. Other than that, the ride out to the national forest was good - very nice, clean van. Upon arrival at the Rainforest Adventure park was wonderful. All the staff spoke English, and very friendly and professional. We were assigned Dennis - and he's so good that i'd come back with my wife and specifically ask for him. The zipline was fun, safe and thrilling. The tram car ride was amazing - but only because Dennis was in the tram with us pointing things out. Saw several wildlife. Great experience.
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Do this!
I was great and exciting. They had 2 zip lines that were a kilometer long. The Tarzan swing was super fun. These folks were very professional and solved a problem with my reservation with trust and courtesy. This was the best thing I did on my Costa Rican adventure.
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Paola G
Excelente y segura forma de vivir aventura en el bosque lluvioso! Exc /safe way to live a cloud forest adventure!
Una manera muy segura y cercana de conocer el bosque lluvioso de monte verde PRECIOSO!!!!! Nos tocó la suerte de ver monos aulladores en el punte y vivir la experiencia de su comportamiento en su habitat.. el hiking no es tan pesado pero si immersivo, me pareció una gran oportunidad de vivir una aventura natural con toda la seguridad, además de que Denis nuestro guía es un EXPERTO en lo que hace y ama su trabajo y sobre todo su ecosistema. GRACIAS! A very safe and near experience with de cloud forest of Monteverde!! BREATHTAKING! We had very good luck and were able to see hawling monkeys up close on the bridge beside us, and hear them hawl in their natural habitat... Hiking trail is very easy to do (I have hip prostetic and could do it), its a great and safe oportunity to live an adventure un the wild but with all precautions Denis our guide was amazing, he loves his job and knows all about the surroindings but what he loves most is his forest and that is very inspiring.... THANK YOU SKY ADVENTURES!
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Groningen, The Netherlands
Great but not conform the booking
The company only pick you up from hotels and not from hostels. If you want this you have to request this specially. Conform the booking I would have a guided tour among the hanging bridges, there was no guide to be found when I was there. I did the walk on my own and it was good, but I paid for something I didn’t get. The zip lining is very cool and I recommend it to everyone! The hanging bridges are great and you’ll have some great views.
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Anel R
Great trip, but.....
It was a great trip, however, it would have been great that the booking agent would have mentioned that it is important to go prepared for cold weather. It was windy and temperatures where around 36 degrees Fahrenheit. The guide Martin, was exceptional providing great information and tips. Leaving the cold mishaps, overall it was a fun experience.
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England, United Kingdom
Great day out
We started off with a Trek and our guide was Angelica. She was very knowledgeable and keen that we saw as much as possible. What a treat! Highly recommended. The Sky Tram was being serviced and therefore we were taken up to the start of the zip-lining in a 4x4 vehicle. Our instructors were José and Christian and they were patient and extremely experienced. We were in a group of 4 which meant that we got through the 7 zip lines very quickly. I felt extremely safe and it was a huge rush. Definitely a ‘must do’ in Arenal
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Zip lining and canopy tour
Messed up our booking and more by luck than judgement we were picked up. Zip lining was awesome if staff a little perfunctory and military. Canopy walk is ok.
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Nutley, New Jersey
My boyfriend and I had such a great time on this tour. The food was delicious, and the weather was perfect so we were able to see the entirety of the volcano. It is simply breathtaking. The hot springs were amazing to relax in and a great spot for couples. Thank you Filander for all of your knowledge and jokes and thank you Edwin for safely transporting us!
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Windham, New Hampshire
2 hour delay in retuning to hotel.
We had to cancel our afternoon plans because of A 2 hour delay in getting back to hotel. Very upsetting. Poor transportation/communication ruined a day on our vacation.
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North Liberty, Iowa
Cloud forest and ziplining is costa rica nature at its best
We loved our morning doing the Sky Walk, Tram and Zipline. Our adventurous group of 3 adults and 5 teens had a blast. The nature guide on the walk was unbelievable in his knowledge of the plants and animals he pointed out and we saw. The tram was an efficient way to get to the top and the guides were all friendly and professional. The bridges are beautiful. The ziplining felt very safe and well-run. There is a rappel or bungee to get down the final platform - we didn't know this and while we all had fun doing it, some might not like that surprise.
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Charleston, South Carolina
Family excursion
Destination Services took great care of us! Gave us contact information and had a great selection of excursions. Also used them for airport pick up and drop off.
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Melissa C
Hobe Sound, Florida
Best zip line I’ve done!
My husband and I enjoy adventurous activities. This was probably my fifth or sixth zip lining trip. Third one in Costa Rica. And by far the most adventurous! You are in the cloud forest. The day we were there it was misty, again cloud forest! And windy, and I mean windy. You start out taking the tram up to the top of the mountain. Beautiful views, great photo opportunities. The orchid is blooming in the trees were just amazing. Then you go Ziplining. You are zipping into a cloud where you can’t see the landing platform. It was so incredibly incredibly much fun. The foliage and scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Although it sounds a little unnerving, the zip lines are set up with great safety features that make you so comfortable. Listen to the guides. They show you how to do it. Amazing day. One of my best adventures ever!!!! A must do for anyone who really enjoys a wild ride.
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  • Duration: 13h
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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