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  • Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Fantastic! The boat ride up the river and the walk through the rain forrest was amazing. The guide, Luis, was very knowledgeable. Delicious meals provide for breakfast and lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

We really enjoyed our trip to Tortuguero, definitely one of the best days that we spent in Costa Rica. Having the chance to see sloths, turtles, monkeys and more in the wild was a great experience. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Wonderful experience. Very exciting being on the Lucky River and seeing all the wildlife--crocs, blue and tiger herons, howler and whitefaced monkeys, lizard, etc. It really did feel like we were on the Amazon River! Beautiful scenery.Our guide--Louis--was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and personable. Had a great breakfast and a wonderful lunch at the Evergreen Lodge in the jungle. Visiting Tortuguero Town deep in the jungle was an interesting experience. And seeing the beautiful ocean where the turtles come ashore to lay their eggs was exciting! There were many people at the dock getting ready to go on the tour. Somewhat muddy getting from the dock to the boats. All-in-all, this tour was a highlight of our Costa Rica trip!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

great experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Very nice tour. Unfortunately the best time to see Tutles is in August September and then again you need to overnight as they come out to lay their eggs only at night.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

It was a really great experience! Our guides spotted soooo many animals - it was amazing! Totally recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

We enjoyed the tour but didn't get to see the turtles you have to spend the night to see them since they come out in the evening. The trip was nice we got a chance to see crocodiles and moneys in the trees. It was nice seeing the villages and school seeing how some of the people live in Costa Rica. We enjoyed the tour.

Enrique G
Puerto Rico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Very exciting tour and a lot to see. The lunch was excellent. The guide (Luis) was very good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Pick up was on time. The tour guide was very friendly and helpful in pointing out sites and animals and explaining things. Our meals were good, the places we stopped at were good. Overall a very good experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Awesome tour and operators
Was disappointed with viator as a booking agent because
tour came to pick me up an hour earlier than you told me at 5:30am and viator did not book my campions tour but did confirm and charged him for it so I had to go alone

Eduard Z
Russian Federation

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

This trip was amazing! We stopped several times during our trip to see sloths, bananas plantations and other animals. When we got closer to the national park, we boarded to the boat and then we had a pleasant river ride! The stuff was very knowledgeable about things around. We have seen myriads of birds, crocodiles, turtles, Jesus Christ lizards, monkeys, frogs and many many other animals! The surrounding is very beautiful out there. Breakfast and lunch were very good. On overall, I'd give 5 out of 5 stars for this trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Loved this tour - even if the turtles had already gone to the ocean a few months ago. The tour company - Jungle Tom Tours was very informative, the sightings where spectacular - I don't know how these people see some of these animals, and the stop for lunch was very good. Tomas and Rosalyn were great guides. I would highly recommend this tour, especially through the Rainforest

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

On this day was my birthday. Was the best birthday of my live, cause good english speaking guide, making many jokes, but also immense knowledge of the local animals, he stopped everywhere, to show us, many interessting animals. Was a perfect birthday. Five stars are not enough!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

A MUST-DO if you want to see beautiful scenery, watch animals in their natural habitat, travel up a river to a small village with a beautiful beach and learn a lot about plants, history, animals, the ecosystem and much more. Frequent stops en route, good food and lots of photo ops. Tomas, operator and owner of Jungle Tom Safaris, who is passionate about his work, is probably the best guide anyone can hope for. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

The tour itself was fantastic. We had a wonderful guide, Mario, and a wonderful driver, Binnie, and they made sure that we saw all the animals, scenery and shared information that was of interest. The park was lovely, the boat ride relaxing and we say sloths, crocodiles, a cayman, monkeys and lots of beautiful birds. Great day!

Booking the tour through Viator was frustrating. We booked online and the confirmation told us to call the local carrier, Grayline, to find out what time they would pick us up. We called, gave the confirmation number, and they immediately told us that there was no availability for the day we booked. The tour had to be rearranged to three days later and there was a risk that we wouldn't be able to go since we had planned our schedule based on the Viator availability. Please make sure your website is up to date so people don't end up disappointed.

Johan K
Denmark

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

This is a MUST tour. You will see a lot of different animals, birds, monkeys and krokodils, and its all just outside your boat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2011

Guide/Driver Thomas, EXCELLENT!!! he is simply the best!!! Highly recommend this trip, it is a very long day, but wonderful..Thank you Thomas!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2011

Fantastic! Our guide was incredible and went out of his way to find wildlife for us to view; he even got up close and took pictures for us if we wanted help.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

Although a long trip (ca. 12 h), I loved this trip. The guides were VERY knowledgeable and super friendly. There was lots of wild life to see and even on the way to Tortuguero the guides always were watching out for things to see by the road. They spotted e.g. a sloth just by the road side and gave us all the time we needed to take some pictures and observe. Although many hours a very relaxed trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2010

Great tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

The trip I took was fantastic! The guide was very knowledgeable and shared so much information about Costa Rica. I left feeling like I knew a lot about the country. The food was great, and the experience was stellar. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone!

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

Beautiful tour, it was very hot and muggie. Could only spend very short time on the beach before rushed off.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

I know it is not sea turtle nesting season but tour made it sound like we would see something n there was nothing to see,, and that is part of what you are paying for!
Rest of your tour good

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

The tour guide on this tour was wonderful! And the boat ride through the rain forrest was really beautiful! The turtles are only in season part of the year, so we didn't see any turtles on this trip. The food was OK, but not the best.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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