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The Tour 


We offer the following customized tour of this unique tropical lowland rainforest:

Breakfast at an open air restaurant in a jungle setting

A comfortable van will pick you up in San Jose for the drive to the canals in Moin, with a substantial breakfast provided en route. During the 2 & 1/2 hour drive, you will travel through the cloud forest of Braulio Carillo National Park, down to the Atlantic slope through banana plantations. At the wharf in Moin, you will board the Riverboat Francesca and tour the Tortuguero canals, stopping frequently to view the wildlife along the way. A hearty lunch is included, arriving at the lodge by early afternoon. The lodge is located on the edge of the Tortuguero lagoon with beautiful grounds, screened windows, hot water showers, fans and private baths. The afternoon options include hiking, fishing, walking the beach to see the turtle hatchlings (seasonal), visiting the village and the Natural History Visitor Center, and bird watching while relaxing in a hammock at the lodge.

The morning of the 2nd day we tour the small creeks and rivers of the National Park of Tortuguero. This is a two hour boat tour of wild inland waterways laced with vines, epiphyte plants and a closed forest canopy overhead where uncommon wildlife roam. Returning to the lodge for breakfast, there is unscheduled time to indulge in any of the activities mentioned above. We depart mid-morning to return down the canal, stopping for a Costa Rican style lunch and arriving in San Jose by late afternoon.

Exploring the jungle along Palm Creek


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