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Recommended Stay 3-5 Nights
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  • September 1st to December 18th, 2015, Reserve 2 nights, get a 3rd free.
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  • January 2nd 2016, get a 30% discount for this night only.

“The 3 hour river trip with Fernando was an absolute delight. We saw a much higher concentration of wildlife in this 3 hours than we had observed during a whole week cruising down the Amazon.”
-Brenda Cole, February 2014

Boat Tour with Local Naturalist Guide

Optional Activities
Prices are per Person

Shared with no more than 12 guests

Private Excursion

Duration: 3 hours

This tour is a three hour trip into the back water lagoons and creeks of Tortuguero National Park. Your boat is equipped with an ice chest with water and if you'd like to have additional beverages in the boat you can ask your guide to stock your favorite drinks (at additional cost). The time of your scheduled tour may change depending on weather conditions and occupancy.

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Kayaking with Local Naturalist Guide

Private Tour:

Private tours are subject to availability please check for space in advance.

Duration: Half day

Leaving the lodge by boat with your local naturalist guide and your kayaks, you’ll motor to the entrance of creeks that engines can’t enter. Your guide will unload the kayaks and set you up to paddle the Park’s back water creeks and lagoons in safety and comfort. Kayaking gives you a whole new perspective of the rainforest. From this position you become the river, look up to see what the rainforest canopy looks like, scan the understory of the forest for foragers. In the creek’s silence you may hear a gunshot like crack as the seed pod of the Gavilan tree bursts to disperse its seeds, or hear the call of the Chestnut Mandibled toucan or the sound of Spider monkeys crashing through the trees. After two hours of paddling, you and your guide will pack up your gear and return to the lodge. There is no need to have previous kayaking experience, your guide will give you a full safety briefing and paddling instruction before your tour begins.

Dawn Boat Trip

Minimum 2 Guests (price per person)

Duration: 2 hours

You will be in the rainforest when it wakes. Rise at the crack of dawn for coffee and a light snack before boarding a boat with your local naturalist guide for a 6:00-8:00 AM visit to Tortuguero National Park. The noise and the activity at this hour are remarkable, and worth the early rise. Return to the lodge in time for breakfast.

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Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Lodge : 011 (+506) 2709-8136
Office: 011 (+506) 2257-0766
Fax: 011 (+506) 2257-1665

Across from the airstrip 1 mile north of the Town of Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica.
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