This tour starts around 8 p.m. and consists of a nocturnal hike. A local guide will lead you to the beach, tell you about the biology of the sea turtles and help you look for their tracks. The guides are from the local association of the community which is working for the conservation of the sea turtles. If you are lucky you will see a turtle nesting and laying eggs. You will also visit the hatchery, where eggs are protected from predators. Depending on the time of year, you may also be able to see baby turtles hatching.
Duration: Approximate 4h
Included: Snack, local guide, turtle hatchery visit
- This tour takes only place between August and December during the nesting time of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. There is no guarantee that you will actually see a sea turtle, however the guide is doing his best to help you spotting one. The best probability to see turtles is in September and October.
- We recommend wearing rubber boots (we also have some to lend, sizes 37-43) or at least hiking boots and long pants for more protection. Please do not use insect repellent for this tour.
- There is also the possibility to see sea turtles working as a volunteer together with the local association for several days or weeks staying with a local family ($25 per night including 3 daily meals).