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Costa Rica's
Tortuguero National Park
Trip Overview
Costa Rica has long been a destination as one of the most exotic and unique locales on the planet. In regards to Wildlife Costa Rica’s Tortuguero National Park is known for its abundant diversity, home to a rich variety of plants and animals – second in biodiversity only to the Osa Peninsula (see Wildlife of Costa Rica).

This intriguing National Park is on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and has a generally tropical climate. It is home to a bewildering mix of wildlife most of which is viewable from Tortuguero’s elaborate network of river canals.

There aren’t many locations in Costa Rica where the biodiversity is on better display than at Tortuguero National Park. This is where we’ll fly off to on our Tortuguero Extension that will immediately follow all Backcountry Journeys Wildlife of Costa Rica tours (with the exception of the December dates as this is still the rainy season in Tortuguero).

The area protected by Tortuguero (which means “turtle catcher”) National Park was an archipelago of volcanic islands until alluvial sediments from the interior mountains filled in the spaces and formed a network of marshy islands. Sand piled up where the river deposited land met the sea, and the turtle nesting beaches of Tortuguero formed. The exceptionally high rainfall, and rich environment where the freshwater meets the sea makes the beaches, canals, lagoons and wetlands of Tortuguero areas of exceptional biodiversity and opportunity for nature lovers. The canals, rivers and lagoons here are accessible best by boat, which is precisely what we’ll do as we spend our days here on the water, looking to photograph wildlife. As we float down these waterways we’ll have the chance to see, and photograph, seven species of river turtles, Spectacled Caiman, Southern river otter. Spider, Howler and Capuchin Monkeys, and several species of bird.

Costa Rica’s Tortuguero National Park

6 Days / 5 Nights

Price: from $3595 double occupancy
+$550 single supplement


Deposit: $2000

Fitness Level: Level 2
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Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 5 nights lodging

Fly In/Out:
San Jose, Costa Rica
For more information on this trip, please give us a call Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm Mountain Time: 928-478-1521.
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  • A Great Expereince!

    What a great experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish. Great photography locations from deep jungle to beach to river boat to night hikes. The schedule kept us busy but never hectic, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Shout out to our guide Ben - we saw so much wildlife! I'd highly recommend a trip with them.


  • In October I traveled with BCJ to Joshua Tree Natl Park for their night sky photography trip. This was my third trip with BCJ and I just reserved another trip. I keep coming back to this company because of the great experiences I'm having. I love the small groups and excellent guides. 


  • This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys. It was excellent, and I have since booked two more trips. The itinerary, and the guides were excellent.

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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys - Copyright 2022
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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