The Family Learning Vacation is perfect for families looking for an Eco-Vacation. You and your family will visit Sarapiqui and Tortuguero on your Costa Rica Vacation. Sarapiqui with its diverse jungle and the Tortuguero wetlands are a perfect combination for those wanting to learn about the secrets and magic of our country.
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Day 1 – Arrival
Transfer to Sarapiqui
Check In Selva Verde Lodge – all inclusive
Day 2 – Sarapiqui – (B,L,D)
La Selva Bio Station Hike – A haven for tropical researchers for nearly half a century, La Selva Biological Station is a living laboratory. Located adjacent to Braulio Carrillo National Park, La Selva protects over 3,500 acres of virgin rainforest. Twice daily guided hikes allow access to a portion of the field station trails and offer insight into the history of the Organization of Tropical Studies. Each walk is approximately 3 1/2 hours, principally on cement or wood trails suitable for people of all ages. Some trails are accessible for the physically challenged. Two hour specialized birding tours are also available.
Day 3 – Sarapiqui – (B,L,D)
Morning Hike –Experience first hand the wonder of exploring a tropical rainforest. Enjoy a personalized and leisurely ramble through Selva Verde’s 500 acre private reserve with our knowledgeable naturalist guides. Learn more than just the names of rainforest plants and animals – discover their secret lives and fascinating natural histories. Be on the look out for monkeys, mot-mots, toucans, and poison dart frogs, and remember to bring your camera!
Afternoon Chocolate Tour –Discover how cacao seeds are transformed into the world’s favorite candy – chocolate! Visit a rainforest cacao plantation and learn about this native rainforest tree. Enjoy a taste of organic chocolate made by a local woman’s group – the Asociación de Mujeres Amazilia del Caribe.
Day 4 – Sarapiqui – (B,L,D)
Free Day / Optional Tour Day
Day 5 – Sarapiqui – Tortuguero – (B,L,D)
Transfer to Lodge – Early morning transfer from your hotel to Tortuguero National Park. Originally intended to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle, the Park now protects 51,870 acres, one of the last large areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Eleven habitats are found in the park. Three species of monkeys (Spider, Howler, and White-faced), Three-toed Sloths, and river otters are frequently seen along the natural inland waterways and canals. Caiman, iguanas, river turtles, Basilisk Lizards, and Poison Dart Frogs (Dendrobates) inhabit the area, along with more than 320 species of birds including all six species of kingfishers found in the new world, three species of toucans, eight species of parrots, and other neotropical species such as the Slaty-tailed Trogon, White-collared Manakin and the Purple-throated Fruitcrow.
Check In Evergreen Lodge
Optional Turtle Nestng Tour – If you come to Tortuguero between April and October, you can have an opportunity to see giant sea turtles laying their eggs on the beach outside the pueblo at night. Tortuguero is a primary Atlantic nesting site for the green turtle, but if you come early in the turtle season you might even be lucky enough to sea a larger-than-life Leatherback turtle. There are guided tours every night during this season. We recommend a guide from the Guides Association found at the central dock. If you plan on seeing the turtles, you should bring some dark clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and rain gear if it looks like it might rain. Flashlights and cameras are not allowed on the beach. NOTE: Set tour with lodge on arrival. No Pricing Added
Day 6 – Tortuguero – (B,L,D)
Canal Tours – A Guided Canoe or Boat Tour through the canals is the best way to see the wildlife in the jungles surrounding Tortuguero. Tortuguero is surrounded by rivers and canals on all sides. If you elect to go on a tour through the small canals, you will be able to get close to nature and see many of the land, air, and water species for which Costa Rica is famous, including monkeys, cayman, river turtles, iguanas, and many different species of birds. There are many amazing guides in the village who can help you spot the animals and tell about the abundant exotic flora and fauna. Tours are offered in canoe and in small motorboats. If you are the independent-type, you can also rent a canoe from one of the tour agencies that provide this service, get a map from the National Park station, and set out on your own. But you are guaranteed to miss a ton of wildlife if you go on your own. The guides are experts in finding wildlife.
Day 7 – Tortuguero – Alajuela – (B,L)
Transfer to Alajuela
Check In Adventure Inn – Standard
Day 8 – Departure – (B)
Transfer to Airport
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- All Tours Listed Unless Noted Otherwise
- Meals Indicated Daily as (B,L,D)
- All Transfer, Hotel, & Tour Taxes
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