Pachira Lodge Tortuguero & Selva Verde Sarapiqui - 5 days / 4 nights package
days/4 nights (2 nights at Pachira, 2 nights at Selva Verde)
Optional Night in San Jose: Arrive in San Jose at Hotel Balmoral, and spend the afternoon exploring the City Center with easy walking access to the National Theatre, National Museum, and shopping. Stay in a deluxe room, followed by buffet breakfast before returning to the airport.
Transportation to and from San Jose, lodging, meals, scheduled activities, transportation, and taxes at Pachira and Selva Verde.
Rates do not include gratuities, alcoholic beverages, or optional activities.
Day one: Early morning transfer from San Jose to Guapiles, enjoy breakfast, visit a banana processing plant (subject to availability), and board a boat to Pachira Lodge. Enjoy a cocktail and lunch at Pachira Lodge. Visit a museum, go to the beach, and explore the town of Tortuguero. Dinner served at the lodge.
Day two: Optional tour of canals at dawn, breakfast at the lodge, hike forest trails or take a boat ride along the canals, lunch at the lodge, explore at leisure the trails and canals. Dinner at lodge, optional night tour to search for nesting sea turtles (July –September)
Day three: Breakfast at the Lodge, depart by boat for Guapiles. Lunch in Guapiles, and transfer to Selva Verde Lodge. Settle in, explore the grounds, gardens, river and bridge. Dinner at lodge, followed by guided night hike searching for nocturnal wildlife.
Day four: Breakfast at the lodge, followed by guided hike in the primary forest reserve across the river. Lunch at the lodge, followed by afternoon white water rafting trip on the Sarapiqui River (class II/III). Dinner served at the lodge.
Day 5: Breakfast at the lodge. Relax, explore, or enjoy one of many optional activities available. Check out, enjoy a last lunch at the lodge. Depart with transfer to San Jose (or other location, where additional fees may apply).
Pachira Lodge: Visit the world famous Tortuguero National Park and enjoy the biodiversity and natural splendors within. Tortuguero is home to capuchin, spider, and howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars, sloths, 60 species of amphibians, 300 species of birds, 30 species of freshwater fish, and beautiful tropical vegetation. Sea turtles can be found nesting on the beaches here July – September. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds, comfortable lodging, and exceptional service at Pachira Lodge. Relax at the pool, explore the forest trails and canals, and savor the tropical nature experience.
Selva Verde Lodge: Visit the acclaimed private 500 acre rainforest reserve in the Sarapiqui Region, enjoying the lush, wildlife filled grounds on the banks of the Sarapiqui River. Selva Verde is home to howler monkeys, iguanas, poison dart frogs, tree frogs, 300 species of birds including toucans, great green macaws, and hummingbirds, 330 species of trees, and many other species of amphibians, reptiles, and plants. Enjoy guided hikes in the rainforest, white water rafting, and exploring the grounds and river. Relax in a hammock, swim in the pool, and relish the comforts and services provided by Selva Verde’s wonderful staff. Prepare to be amazed by the rainforest and its inhabitants.
Hotel Balmoral in San Jose (optional): Stay in a deluxe room at the beautiful Hotel Balmoral, located in the heart of San Jose. Stroll through the bustling pedestrian center, people watch in the city park, visit the National Museum and Theatre, restaurants and shopping centers for a taste of urban Costa Rica.