San Jose

Tortuguero National Park Eco Adventure Canoe Tour from San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica
Tortuguero National Park from San Jose
  • 12 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Tortuguero National Park on this all-day guided tour. Boasting plenty of plant and wildlife, the park is one of Costa Rica's most popular ecotourism attractions. Head out of San Jose and spend the day immersed in nature. While you’re at the park, be on the lookout for turtles. Four different species nest in Tortuguero, and they lay their eggs from March to October.
  • Venture out of San Jose and explore the lush setting of Tortuguero
  • Get the chance to see the Atlantic green turtle in its natural habitat
  • Discover the local birds, plants, and animals that call the park home
  • Sit back and relax with round-trip transport from San Jose

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • National Park fees
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 11/15/2018 - 2/1/2026

    Monday - Sunday : 05:30 AM - 06:30 AM

Pickup details

We offer pickup in all hotels

What To Expect

Tortuguero National Park

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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10 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Stay Away
Karen_R, Oct 2022
Stay away from this company. I sent two messages starting three days before the trip to confirm pick up time and never heard back. I had another tour the day before call them and they gave him a time. Next day, no one came at the time. My daughter-in-law, contacted them on What’s app and they told her there was an accident on the road and they would confirm pick up time in 5 minutes. They then cancelled because the road would be blocked for four to five hours. We learned there was a fatal accident the day before and do not know if the cleanup was still in progress. No one from the company contacted us on this without our contacting them first. I personally never was contacted, and the reservations and payment were in my name. They sent my daughter-in-law a message noting I would receive full compensation.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Karen for your feedback initially they were forced to pick up time at 5:30am. which never changed, the day before they manifested exactly the same. Your money was fully refunded. I can show you with the police report the route was closed, when it is not due to an accident it is due to falling rocks, trees and part of the mountain, first is the security and certainty that activities can be carried out and then what is important to us is money. If it bothers you that we are responsible, your dollars and lack of education and empathy do not interest us. Pura vida
Tortuguero National park
Lance_G, Sep 2022
We enjoyed this tour. It’s definitely not for someone with physical limitations as you are part of the crew rowing the canoe. We saw a lot of wildlife in the National park (turtles, monkeys, snakes, herons, Tucan, crocodiles, caiman, bats, fish, iguanas) to name a few things we saw. Tour was like Disneylands riverboat cruise on steroids. It’s a long day from San Jose so prepare accordingly. I felt like I was part of the rainforest on this tour which is what I was looking for.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hello Thanks for your comments, we appreciate your visit in Costa Rica , Pura Vida
It was very nice....
Andris_Z, Jul 2022
It was very nice. Do the tour with a kanu! Communication with the organisators and also with viator was very good!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hello Thanks for your comments, we appreciate your visit in Costa Rica , Pura Vida
Avoid at all costs!
Mark_Y, Jul 2022
We booked this tour a couple of days in advance, never expecting a tropical storm to arrive. We were traveling across the country and experienced multiple delays. Further, we couldn’t get a hold of the tour guide until he notified us with 12 hours notice that we had a 5:00am pickup. We told him we wouldn’t make it to San Jose by then and he was completely unwilling to work with us or refund anything. Terrible service.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Attached to our 24-hour cancellation policy, all tours are confirmed at the time of purchase. However, they never answered our call and they kindly agreed to change the day but surprisingly you don´t accept. It is not true that there are delays in the south of the country as you indicated. since the only closed route had alternate routes.
Amazing experience
Cassandra_V, Mar 2022
Yancy, our guide, was amazing ! Everything was PERFECT (transport, food, canoe tour). I would absolutely recommand it!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hello Dear Cassandra, Thanks for your comments, is a great pleasure be part of your experience in Costa Rica. Pura Vida

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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