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Jungle Kayak Expedition © by OA:modio

Jungle Kayaking Expedition - 9 days
Kayak the 1800s river route towards the Caribbean sea of Costa Rica

Enjoy this magnificient kayak expedition filled with pristine jungles, hundreds of birds and exuberant wildlife, in a trip that takes you from Puerto Viejo, to the border with Nicaragua, then along the Río San Juan, and again into Costa Rica in the Colorado River to end in Tortuguero National Park.

Jungle Kayaking Expedition in Costa Rica.

Jungle Kayaking Expedition © by OA:modio

Imagine to travel in pristine jungles, in tandem kayaks powered only by your will and muscles, traversing the old 1800s route, from Puerto Viejo ( Old Port ), in the tranquil waters of the Sarapiquí river, towards the Costa Rican border with Nicaragua, then along the San Juan River, then again into Costa Rican territory when we get into the Colorado River, to end in beautiful and world famous Tortuguero National Park. First/last day hotels and airport transfers are included in this trip.

In this 8 days kayak expedition inside the jungles of Costa Rica, you will have the chance to see tons of wildlife, including hundreds of varieties of birds, caymans, crocodiles, tapirs, pecaries, jaguars, pumas, manatee, and many more. Off course is not a zoo, where you have the animals living always in the same spot, but the area is so huge that all this species live here and it is possible to spot them.

Participants will travel in tandem seat on top kayaks, and they will be required to carry their personal gear plus group gear and food. There is a weight and space limit for personal gear that you are allowed to take.

Jungle Kayaking Expedition - Tour Itinerary

This Itinerary shows the information for the "Standard Accomodation". If you would like a little bit more confortable hotels, you can choose to "Upgrade Accomodation" and we can give you the new price depending on availability and season.

Day Description
1 San Jose
  One of our representatives will meet you at the airport to take you to the Hotel. If you are not arriving to Costa Rica this day, you will meet the group directly at the Hotel. Stay in Indigo Hotel (or similar)
Included: Transfer from the Airport
2 Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui - Arbolitos
  After having breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. As soon as we arrive to the Sarapiquí river, we will start the process of packing all the gear and loading the kayaks. We will depart as soon as we are ready, but of course before a group picture at the start line. Once we arrive to this night campsite, everybody helps with camp, while we prepare the well deserved dinner. Camp at Arbolitos.
Included: Breakfast - box Lunch - Dinner.
Distance 32 km. Accumulated: 32 km.
3 Arbolitos - Boca Sarapiqui
  After breakfast we will pack our camp, load the kayaks and start the day towards the mouth of the Sarapiqui river at the border with Nicaragua, where we will camp. Camp at Sarapiqui river mouth.
Included: Breakfast - Box Lunch - Dinner
Distance 16 km. Accumulated: 48 km.
4 Boca Sarapiquí - Delta Costa Rica
  Today we will enjoy the wide San Juan River as we travel from the Boca Sarapiqui to Delta Costa Rica, at the mouth of the Colorado River. Camp at Delta Costa Rica.
Included: Breakfast - Box Lunch - Dinner
Distance 23 km. Accumulated 71 km.
5 Delta Costa Rica - Barra del Colorado
  Today we travel from Delta Costa Rica, where the San Juan River meets with the Colorado River on our way to Barra del Colorado. Camp at Barra del Colorado.
Included: Breakfast - box Lunch - Dinner
Distance 27 km. Accumulated 98 km.
6 Barra del Colorado - Tortuguero
  On our final kayaking day, we will travel from Barra del Colorado along the man made channels all the way to the small and secluded village of Tortuguero, where the Tortuguero National Park is located. Hotel in Tortuguero
Included: Breakfast - Box Lunch - Dinner
Distance 38 km. Up to date: 136 km.
7 Tortuguero
  Today we will have a well deserved rest at Tortuguero. The day is free for you to relax, sort your gear, enjoy the area, or do whatever you want. Hotel in Tortuguero.
Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: Not included.
8 San Jose
  After breakfast we will pack all gear and get ready to travel by outboard motor boat towards La Pavona, where we will get our transportation back to San Jose. Lunch on the way. At night we will get together for our farewell dinner. Stay in Indigo Hotel (or similar)
Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Tours: -
9 Return Home
  Pick up at your hotel for Transfer to the Airport. Fly back home.
Included: Transfer to the airport

Trip Style
Kayaking Expedition
Is It For Me?
This Kayaking Expedition will take you along the river route towards the Caribbean. Kayaking and/or camping experience is appreciated but not required. We will be camping most of the nights out.
Activity Level
Activity Level 3
Group Size
Max 12 ( Normally 5)
Included Highlights
• Jungle Kayaking Expedition and Camping in the Caribbean Jungle.
8 days ( 5 days of kayaking )
• Camping (4 nights)
• Hotel (4 nights)

Private Car or Van
Food Included
Expedition style food prepared by the staff with participants help. Other meals as described
Guide / staff
• Head Guide
• Assistant Guide
• Driver

Just allow extra money for souverniers, tips and alcoholic drinks, which are not included in the trip.
Please Check the Notes section of this expedition
Subject to availability Year Round.

Next trips:
June 19th to 25th, 2015.

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