Wildlife Explorer

Overview

Two world-class Costa Rican destinations in one trip! First stop on the northern Caribbean coast at the remote Tortuguero National Park, a protected wildlife sanctuary home to an exceptional variety of flora and fauna found along a network of navigable rivers, canals and lagoons.  Next stop is the Corcovado National Park and the Caño Island Biological Reserve, cited by the National Geographic Society as “one of the most biologically intense places on Earth.”

Tortuguero Canals Kayaking
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Tortuguero Canals Kayaking

Day 1. Arrive and Overnight in San José

Day 2. Travel to Tortuguero. Kayak along fresh water creeks and lagoons through the dense jungle where you will encounter some of the most diverse flora and fauna in all of Costa Rica. A protected area with eleven distinct habitats, Tortuguero is home to  spectacled caimans, land and marine turtles, several monkey species, over 300 species of birds, and a variety of threatened/endangered species including green turtles, manatees, and the majestic tapir. Overnight at Tortuguero

Day 3. Morning begins with bird watching by motorboat. Continue paddling through the Tortuguero sanctuary along pristine Caribbean coastline, then spend the afternoon exploring one of the most unique towns of Costa Rica. Overnight at Tortuguero

Day 4-7 Travel to the Osa Peninsula to begin a four-day rainforest adventure in and around secluded Drake Bay. Activities will include a full day naturalist guided tour to Corcovado National Park, cited by National Geographic as “one of the most biologically intense places on earth.” The next day will be a guided snorkeling trip in the clear waters of Caño Island’s marine biological reserve. The remaining days you will be free to choose from a variety of activities, including kayaking, horseback riding, bird watching, or exploring underwater marine life while scuba diving or snorkeling. Overnights in Drake Bay

Day 8. Domestic flight to San José to catch your return flight home.

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