After your first night in San Jose, travel with a small group to the Northern Caribbean Coast and explore the wonders of Tortuguero National Park known as Costa Rica’s Little Amazon. Enjoy local boat tours through the national park’s narrow canals and admire its vast green filled lush rainforests. During the months of July through October, you will enjoy one of our best nature spectacles, the Nesting of Green Turtles at night. Travel to the cloud forests of the high mountains of Los Quetzales – La Amistad National Park, where the cold atmosphere at Cerro de la Muerte gives way too many diverse species such as mosses, bamboo, and tree ferns. Aside from birds, wildlife is rarely sighted at this point. That said, this is a birdwatcher’s paradise with hummingbirds, quetzals and emerald toucanets being fairly common sightings. Finally venture off to the South Pacific Coast and enjoy the ultimate offshore whale watching tour around the Uvita-Dominical coastline. View an ever-changing cultural, natural and agricultural landscape during your travels from sea level to over 10,000 feet elevation, and enjoy viewing a variety of wildlife that will be very different from the lowlands to the highlands and on both the Pacific and the Caribbean coasts.
Duration: 7 days/6 nights
Destination: Talamanca- La Amistad, Savegre River watershed, Manuel Antonio
Dates and pricing: Contact us for more information
FACTS & HIGHLIGHTS
- Green sea turtles nesting at Tortuguero beaches
- Experience the unique Caribbean culture of Costa Rica
- Home lunch in the high mountains with locally made wine
- Whales and Dolphins tour in Marino Ballena Park
- Small groups
- Go with the best guides!
Turtles, Whales & Dolphins
Day 1: San José arrival transfer to Hotel Crowne Plaza Corobici
Day 2: Transfer to Tortuguero, town visit & night turtle walk. Evergreen Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 3: Tortuguero National Park canals (B,L,D)
Day 4: Transfer to Cerro & Paraíso del Quetzal. Hotel Savegre (B,L,D)
Day 5: Savegre trails, home lunch & transfer to Uvita beach. Hotel Cristal Ballena (B,L,D)
Day 6: Sierpe River Mangroves (B,L,D)
Day 7: Whales and dolphins expedition & transfer to San José. Hotel Crowne Plaza Corobici (B,L,D)
Day 8: Departure transfer to San José International Airport (B)
Included: Lodging, transportation and meals as specified in the above itinerary where B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, entrance fees to National Parks and Private Reserves, tours, guide services, applicable taxes, service fees and in-country ground operator support.
Not Included: International airfare, meals not specified in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages, personal equipment, extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service), gratuities, or costs associated with changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control.