A comfortable van with A/C will transport you from San Jose to Moin with a ½ hour stop for a full course breakfast at an open air restaurant in a jungle setting.
During the 2 & ½ hour road trip, you will travel through the Braulio Carrillo National Park, a primary cloud forest with spectacular views. After breakfast, other points of interest are the ornamental plants, pineapple and banana plantations you will see along the roadside. Just NE of Limon, at the wharf in Moin you will board one of our riverboats and tour the rivers and canals paralleling the Caribbean Ocean, stopping frequently to view and identify the wildlife along the way. We arrive at the village of Tortuguero by 1:30 p.m.
We offer our boat tours with several lodging options. If you choose to stay at a lodge, a buffet lunch is ready as we arrive with free time in the afternoon to enjoy the lodge amenities. If you prefer a stay in the village, there are several nice restaurants to choose where you would like to have lunch and dinner.
We provide boat transportation from the lodge to visit the village and the Sea Turtle Conservancy visitor's center either on the 1st afternoon or during the 2nd day of the tour.
In the early morning of the 2nd day, we board the boat to go into Tortuguero National Park for more wildlife viewing. This is a good time to see the wildlife as they wake and feed. We often see many tropical birds including parrots and toucans, different species of monkeys, caiman, basilisk lizards and river turtles during the morning tour.
On a 2 day tour, we return to the lodge or village for breakfast with some unscheduled time before departing on the river/canal tour back to Moin, stopping along the way to view wildlife. We return to Moin by 1 p.m. and are back in San Jose by 5 p.m. with a stop for lunch en route.
If you prefer a 3 day tour, we include the extra night's lodging, 3 additional meals with the lodge option and another boat tour into the national park in the afternoon on the 2nd day.
The extra night allows for more free time to hike in the park or on the beach, swim in the pools, visit the butterfly, frog and botanical gardens or take a siesta in a hammock. We depart after breakfast on the 3rd day, arriving to Moin by 11 a.m. and return to San Jose by 3 p.m. with a stop for lunch en route.
We offer close encounters with the jungle wildlife.
Observing nesting sea turtles is an experience you'll never forget!
Jungle River fishing is simply incredible around the Tortuguero area.