Tortuguero Jungle Kayaking
Tortuguero National Park and its surroundings is an area
known worldwide for its richness in biodiversity. Everyday
hundreds of tourists visit this wonderful waterway, embarking
in motor driven skiffs and boats.
Ríos Tropicales and Mawamba Lodge are setting up the first paddling adventure, in sea kayaks, straight into the heartland of this National Park. There's no better way
to enjoy Tortuguero's natural wonders than quietly navigating through it's amazing network of rivers, lagoons and canals.
Overnight at the beach-front Mawamba Lodge with it's rustic accommodations,
two family style restaurants, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, ranchos with hammocks, Conference Room and many more amenities. You can't beat Mawamba's hospitality and Ríos Tropicales' "The
River Specialist" combo!
After an early morning departure from San José, we will travel east, riding through Braulio Carrillo National Park. We'll breakfast at Río Danta. Now in the Atlantic lowlands,
we travel through banana plantations until we reach our starting point in the Tortuguero National Park Station on the Tortuguero River. Guides will begin the briefing to become familiarized with
your boats, gear and safety issues. Starting at the boundary of the National Park on the Tortuguero River will be the most unique experience. Lunch will be along the way after an hour paddle
down the river, in the middle of the Parks' tropical forest. After lunch, you will continue to meander in this lush forest with amazing flora and fauna. Late afternoon arrival at Mawamba lodge,
welcome cocktail and dinner here tonight. We will overnight at Mawamba lodge every night.
After a great breakfast we will be shuttled by boat about 25 miles towards the Colorado River, passing through Penitencia Canal until we arrive at Samay Laguna. Here we will board our kayaks
for a three to four hour exploration of this area. The "magical" entrance to Laguna Nueve and a brief visit to the beach will be today's highlight. Wonderful clean water and total solitude
will be part of the experience. Lunch will be served at the site. Late afternoon return back to Mawamba lodge.
Today's paddle is designed to be very flexible, several options will be available to paddle from and back to Mawamba lodge. You may want to visit Caño Palma Biological Station, or paddle
to the Tortuguero hills and take a hike. Lunch at Mawamba lodge. Afternoon you are free to choose from a number of tours or just plain relax around the pool-side. Dinner at Mawamba. Optional
nighttime turtle viewing tour.
After breakfast, board the boat for the return trip to Matina, Mawamba's private dock, where your bus will be waiting for your return to San José. Lunch along the way at Río Danta Restaurant.
Note: This tour can be modified to be a two or three day tour; the first and last days will be the same as Day 1 and 4. For the Three-day tour, you may choose either day 2 or 3 to remain.
Tortuguero Jungle Kayaking
- Type: EcoTours, Kayaking
- Location: Tortuguero
- Price: 2 Days $407.00/Person,
3 Days $550.00/Person,
4 Days $792.00/Person (USD)
- Includes: lots of things, see above.
- Restrictions: minimum 4 people
- Time: varies
- Duration: 2-4 DAYS
- Suggested Equipment: