Tortuguero Jungle Kayaking

Tortuguero Jungle Kayaking

Immerse yourself in the jungles and rich biodiversity of Tortuguero National Park by kayak, explore beaches and turtle nesting grounds on the Atlantic side of Costa Rica, and relax at the comfortable Mawamba Lodge. There’s no better way to enjoy Tortuguero’s natural wonders than quietly navigating through its amazing network of rivers, lagoons and canals. Overnight at the beach-front Mawamba Lodge with its rustic accommodations, two family-style restaurants, swimming pool, jacuzzi, ranchos with hammocks, conference room, and many more amenities.


Take advantage of the numerous options for more adventure during your 4-day stay, including turtle-viewing night tours, rainforest hiking at night, fishing, or even a meal at a floating restaurant! Combine this trip with any of our Pacuare River multi-day rafting trips for an unforgettable Caribbean paddling adventure.


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Need To Know

  • Luggage is limited to 25 pounds per person on all packages
  • During turtle nesting season, dinner time changes to 7:00 pm, so our visitors can join the available tour
  • Optional tours include
    Turtle night tour (in season from July to September) $30 USD per person

Night Rainforest Hike: $35 USD per person

  • Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park is not included in the package: USD $15.00 per person


Trip Details

Trip Length 4 Day

Experience Type   Adventurers & Ecotravelers

Price Dependant on lodging choice. Find options and details below.

What’s Included

  • Professional bilingual guides
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Lodging in standard rooms at Mawamba Lodge
  • All meals except dinner the last tour day
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Transfer by motorboat from Mawamba to Caño Blanco
  • WI-FI service for your laptop use in Mawamba´s Coffee Room next to the Reception
  • In-room safe
Recommended Gear
Reservation Information


Day 1

  • Depart from San Jose through Braulio Carrillo National Park.
  • Breakfast at Rio Danta.
  • Arrive at the Tortuguero River put-in for loading, safety orientation and paddling instruction.
  • Lunch in the middle of the Park’s Tortuguero River.
  • Late afternoon arrival at Mawamba Lodge
  • Welcome cocktail and dinner

Day 2

  • Boat ride to Caño Palma
  • Delicious breakfast in Mawamba Lodge
  • Morning arrival at the Park Rangers’ Station to arrange jungle kayaking.
  • Kayaking through jungle canals
  • Lunch at Mawamba Lodge
  • Afternoon activities.
  • Dinner at Mawamba Lodge

Day 3

  • Options for paddling from and back to Mawamba Lodge.
  • Visit Cano Palma Biological Station or paddle to the Tortuguero hills for a hike.
  • Lunch at Mawamba Lodge.
  • Choose from a number of tours or just relax around the pool.
  • Dinner at Mawamba.
  • Optional night-time turtle viewing tour.

Day 4

  • Breakfast at Mawamba Lodge.
  • Return trip to Matina, Mawamba’s private dock
  • Bus transport back to San Jose.
  • Lunch along the way at Rio Danta Restaurant.

Who Can Go

Minimum Age 12.



Our Adventure Trip Regions

Central Caribe


  • 12


Trip Time

  • 4 Hours

  • 6 Hours

  • River Time

From 4 to 6 hours.

This trip includes 3 Nights at the Mawamba Lodge.

2 Days 1 Night Package

2 Days 1 Night Package

2 people

Single $599Double $535

3 – 5 people

Single $471Double $428

Prices are per person per trip.

3 Days 2 Nights Package

3 Days 2 Nights Package

2 people

Single $818Double $755

3 – 5 people

Single $613Double $550

Prices are per person per trip.

4 Days 3 Nights Package

4 Days 3 Nights Package

2 people

Single $1082Double $1018

3 – 5 people

Single $855Double $791

Prices are per person per trip.