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Tortuguero Rainforest Family Expedition 4 Days / 3 Nights

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"Four-year olds can be challenging to travel with, but the staff were very welcoming and entertaining and they had a lot of fun with Caroline. One of our activities in Tortuguero was a kayak trip on a portion of the river dedicated to non-motorized travel. When I started to waiver on taking Caroline on this trip, our guide assured me that we would have an amazing experience. I trusted our guide 100%, and I am so glad I didn't back out of the trip. We saw monkeys close up, turtles, and even saw macaws."
Heather McKenny, December 2013

Tortuguero Rainforest Family Expedition
4 Days / 3 Nights

Three full days to explore Tortuguero National Park by boat, view birds and wildlife and meet local people. Round trip transportation from destinations throughout the country. Family friendly activities included, along with plenty of opportunities for your child to explore the world of a tropical rainforest under the tutelage of one of our local guides.

Important: Take note that this package has an Early predetermine departure.

Meal codes: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner.

Day 1: Pick Up to Tortuguero National Park (L,D)

  • Transfer from your pick up point to Tortuga Lodge
  • Schedule an additional afternoon tour, explore the Lodge gardens and trails, relax by the pool or catch the warm breeze from a hammock
  • For the children – garden walk with their guide every day from 2:30-3:30, followed by fishing from the dock
  • Dinner and overnight at the Lodge

Day 2: Tortuguero (BLD)

  • Wake up early (if you want) and meet a guide for a free early morning bird walk around the grounds
  • Breakfast
  • Guided Wildlife Boat Excursion in Tortuguero National Park
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tour of Tortuguero village
  • Garden walk with your guide from 2:30-3:30, followed by fishing
  • Optional afternoon activities (see detailed itinerary below)
  • Dinner and overnight at the Lodge

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Ask us about adding a Turtle Nesting Expedition to your package

Day 3: Tortuguero (BLD)

  • Wake up early (if you want) and meet a guide for a free early morning bird walk around the grounds
  • Breakfast
  • Guided Kayak Tour in Tortuguero National Park. Parents can share a double kayak with their children, older children can paddle solo
  • Lunch
  • Join the Words Adventure and help teach English to local children
  • Return late afternoon, walk in the gardens, hike the trails, play in the pool or hit the hammock
  • Dinner and overnight at the Lodge

Day 4: Tortuguero to Drop Off (B)

  • Breakfast
  • Say goodbye to the Lodge and transfer to your drop off point

Pick Up and Drop Off Points

We pick up and drop off at hotels in any of the following areas, so you can work Tortuguero into the flow of your Costa Rica itinerary.

  • Metropolitan area San Jose (4 hour van, 1 hour boat)
  • Arenal Volcano Region (4.5-5 hour van, 1 hour boat)
  • Sarapiqui (2 hour van, 1 hour boat)
  • Puerto Viejo or Cahuita (4 hour van, 1 hour boat)

From San Jose we offer transportation via either a small charter plane (25 minute flight), or a combination of van and boat. You choose. There is no cost difference between the two.

Van transfers from San Jose are with Costa Rica Expeditions. Transfers from Arenal, Sarapiqui or Puerto Viejo/Cahuita are with shuttle transportation companies that normally pick-up and drop off at several hotels before embarking on the journey. They use a hub system, so you may change to a vehicle specific to your destination halfway through the trip. The driver will be Spanish speaking, and it’s important to keep in mind that this transfer will not be accompanied by sightseeing or wildlife stops. We offer private transfers with our vans and drivers at considerable additional cost. Let us know if you want a quote.

IMPORTANT: If you’re not sure about your itinerary yet, please don’t hesitate to bring questions to our reservations staff. They’ll be happy to let you know logistics, and tell you which hotels are visited by shuttles.

Detailed Itineray as a PDF


This package has a starting price of $774 per adult in a River View Downstairs Room, and a price of $399 per child under ten years old, when sharing a room.

You can explore different pricing based on number of people, room category and through adding extra nights in our Reservation System. An extra night includes one night’s lodging and three meals.

Includes: ound trip transfers you choose where we pick you up and where we drop you off, three nights at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, River View Downstairs Terrace Room, one daytime boat excursion (shared with other guests), Tortuguero Vilage guided visit, park entrance fees, meals as specified, services of guides as specified. Taxes in effect at the time of booking are included.

Tortuguero Rainforest Family Expedition (4 Days / 3 Nights) Downstairs River View Room Rate for the rest of the year Rate for the Holiday Season Rate for the rest of the Year 2016
2015 Jan 07-Dec 18, 2015 Dec 19, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 2016 Jan 04 - Dec 18, 2016
Price sharing a
Double Room
$690 $918 $784
Price in a Single Room $841 $1,254 $1,018
Price sharing a Triple Room $661 $841 $740
Child Rate-Sharing with Parents 0-10 years old $399 $399 $399
* Ask us about upgrades.
* Ask us about additional nights.
* Prices above are per person and include taxes.

IMPORTANT NOTE LUGGAGE LIMITATION: When flying or traveling by boat within Costa Rica a maximum of 30 pounds of luggage is allowed per person. The 30 lb weight limit for flights or boat trips within Costa Rica does not mean that you need to limit yourself to 30 lbs of baggage for your entire trip to Costa Rica. While it always makes sense to travel light, you can bring more than 30 lbs of luggage. We are happy to store your excess luggage in San Jose, and catch it up to you as soon as your return from your excursion. Arrangements can be made to permit more luggage per person at considerable extra cost.

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Children Policies

Lodging: Up to two children ages 10 or younger stay free when sharing a room with two adults.

Meals: Ages 0-5 eat free. Ages 6-10 receive 50% off meal plans and packages. We also offer a children’s menu.

Tours: Policies vary depending on the activity. When child rates are available they will be passed along.

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