6:00 am Depart from San José accompanied by your bilingual naturalist guide. 6:10 am Driving first past coffee plantations, we'll 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. 7:15 am Just after BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK, we stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast, fruit juice, coffee, eggs and the popular gallo "pinto". 7.45 am Following breakfast, we continue to a BANANA PLANTATION, where your guide will explain the process of growing and exporting that fruit. 10:00 am We later abandon our bus and embark on the most exciting part of this tour: the boat trip into the jungle of the TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK. Were we will learn about how nature works and to get a real feel of our tropical humid rainforest. Covering 29000 hectareas. TORTUGUERO IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NESTING SITES OF CHELONIA MIDAS, the green sea turtle, whereas its forests and waterways are home for such endangered mammals such as sloths, monkeys, agoutis, coatimundis and manatees. There are also abundant birds, such as toucans, trogons, egrets, herons and aninghas, as well as crocodiles, turtles and countless colorfull butterflies, including blue morpho. 12:00pm Once in Tortuguero and after checking into the rooms lunch will be served. 3:00 pm At this time we will take you to the museum of Tortuguero and to the town of Tortuguero for a walking tour ($1 optional). 5:00 pm Back at the hotel, you will have time to relax before dinner, which will be served at 7.00 p.m. 7:00 pm dinner. 8:00 pm After dinner, your tour guide will explain the next optional activity, "the night tour&, which consists of a boat trip to Tortuguero National Park and then walk on the beach to observe the nesting of the Giant Green Sea Turtle (only from July to October). Day 2 7:30am Breakfast. 8:00am Accompanied by our guide, we will board our boat to the world famous Tortuguero National Park. As the boat slowly cruises through the canals, we will have chance to observe a great variety of animals such as monkeys, iguanas, Egrets, etc. 12.00 pm Lunch. Free afternoon to relax or have a walk around the hotel areas. 7:00 pm Dinner. 8:00 pm Turtle tour (from July to October only). $25 per person. Day 3 7:00am Breakfast. 8:00am Check out (bring your luggage with you). Your tour guide will take you by boat to one of the most enchanting sites in the region: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK, where you will explore the lagoons and hidden canals. There trees tower nearly 50 meters tall, covered with bromeliads, vines and orchids and an array of wildlife can be spotted in the foliage. 10.30 am. We will enjoy a walk to the rainforest. 12:00pm Lunch 1:30pm Departure to San José. 3:30pm Returning to the bus we head back to San José, making a rest stop along the way and arriving in the city around 6.30 p.m. WHAT TO BRING: Hat, light clothes and covered shoes. Rain gear, mosquito repellent, for the walk only. Do not forget your camera. NOT INCLUDED: Park entrance overnight $20, alcoholic beverages, optional tour $25 at night (from July to October) and tipping. For the better enjoyment of the tour, we will change itinerary in case of bad weather, road or river conditions. . For the better enjoyment of the tour we will change itinerary in case of bad weather, road or river conditions.