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Arrival Departure Rooms Adults/Room Children(*)
Recommended Stay 3-5 Nights
(*) 10 year olds and younger sharing room with parents.
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“The tours on the river and to Tortuguero Village/turtle centre were very well done, and we enjoyed the morning and afternoon garden tours on the property where there were was a huge array of interesting plants and wildlife (including a resident caiman alligator in the nearby pond)..”
-Gloria B, February 2016

Boat Tour with Local Naturalist Guide

Optional Activities
Prices are per Person

Shared with no more than 12 guests
$64.00 adult / $49.00 child

Private Excursion
$94.00 Adult / $79.00 child

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

$84.00 adult / $69.00 child
Private Tour:
$114.00 Adult / $99.00 child

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)
$74.00 Adult / $59.00 child

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.

Twilight Tour

Shared With Other Guests
$38.00 Adult / $28.00 child

Before beginning your Walk on the trails at Tortuga Lodge there are two things you need to know. First wear long sleeves and long pants and literally bathe in insect repellent! You’re going to need it, next put on your rubber boots (available in all sizes free of charge at the lodge).

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Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Lodge : 001 (+506) 2709-8034
Office: 1 (800) 672-8704

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

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