Eight days tour visiting the last remaining Pacific lowland rainforest of sustainable size in Central America, and has been called “the most biologically intense place on earth” by no less an authority than the National Geographic Society. Here among Costa Rica’s largest trees can be found Central America’s densest populations of tapir, jaguar and scarlet macaws.

Introduction
Itinerary
Hotels
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Introduction

Trip Style: Leisure & Nature Exploring
Operational Season: Year Round
Departures: Every Day

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Greet & meet at the Airport. Transfer to San José
  • Day 2: Air transfer to Osa Península. Boat & ground transfer to Corcovado area.
  • Day 3: Corcovado National Park excursion
  • Day 4: Caño Island Snorkelling
  • Day 5: Air transfer to Quepos
  • Day 6: Horseback riding & Rafting tour
  • Day 7: Transfer to San José
  • Day 8: Transfer to the International Airport

Highlights

  • Departs and finishes every day
  • Discover one of the world’s mots biologically intense place on earth
  • Combination of active and easy excursions
  • Starts in San José. Transfers included
  • Ask to Start in Liberia (not included)
  • Accommodation and transfers based on your budget

Brief Itinerary

Eight days tour visiting the last remaining Pacific lowland rainforest of sustainable size in Central America, and has been called “the most biologically intense place on earth” by no less an authority than the National Geographic Society. Here among Costa Rica’s largest trees can be found Central America’s densest populations of tapir, jaguar and scarlet macaws.

Itinerary

Day 1

Greet & meet at the International Airport. Transfer to your city Hotel.

Day 2

Corocovado Area

8:00 – Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the domestic Airport. Air transfer to Palmar Sur or Drake Bay

At your arrival at the local airstrip.

There are no roads to the different lodges located in the area; access is by boat only. Boats leave from the town of Sierpe. From there, it is a 90-minute journey downriver, through the mangrove system, and then out into the Pacific, where the boat follows the coast in direction to your hotel.

Includes: Air and boat transportation, lodging, meals & guide

Day 3

Corocovado National Park

After a delicious breakfast your adventure begins. Starting out from the lodge with your naturalist guide your journey into Corcovado National Park. The cool morning hours offer a good opportunity to spot wildlife and to observe some of the incredible variety of birds the abound in the park.

Includes: Entrance fees, all meals, guide & lodging

Day 4

Caño Island Snorkelling

Your tour starts after a leisurely breakfast. It’s then a 40-minute boat ride to the ‘Coral Garden’. At certain times of the year, you may also see pilot or humpback whales, and dolphin along the way. The snorkelling site is located within a marine reserve, and is a good place for spotting a wide variety of fish and marine mammals, including – if you are lucky – manta rays, turtles and small white-tipped sharks.

Our inflatable diving vests can be adjusted to allow you to bob on the surface, fully supported, or dive down below, whichever you prefer. Accompanied by your guide, this is a great tour for beginners and experienced snorkelers alike. We usually snorkel for around an hour.

Includes: Entrance fees, snorkelling gear,all meals, guide & lodging

Day 5

Manuel Antonio area

8:00 – After breakfast, boat transfer in direction to the local airstrip. Air transfer to Quepos

Arrival into Quepos’ airstrip. Transfer to your hotel.

Afternoon at your leisure.

Day 6

Horseback riding & rafting tour

7:00 – Pick up at your hotel.

12:00 – Horseback riding tour Manuel Antonio Approximately at 9:30 am, the tours starts experiencing the true Costa Rican lifestyle in this unique horseback ride through luxuriant rainforest and streams (2 hours by horse), ending in an unforgettable swim in a spectacular natural swimming pool.

After some rest, you will enjoy a white water rafting on Naranjo or Savegre River which are considered some of the most beautiful rivers in Costa Rica. Once at the river shore (2 hours in the raft), certified guides will explain all the necessary safety information.

Includes: Transportation,fruits,lunch, rafting equipment & guide

Day 7

Stand – up Paddles Board Tour

9:00 – First timers will enjoy the challenge of balance. Our stand up paddle boards feature step deck and rail. The built-in deck grip provides maximum traction. The benefit of a good workout is an unexpected bonus. It is faster and easier to learn than it looks. Join in on the fun of this new growing sport.

Includes: Transportation, equipment & guide

Afternoon at your leisure

Day 8

San José

Morning at your leisure.

13:00 – Transfer to San José. Approximate driving time 3 hours and a half.

16:00 – Check in at your hotel.

Day 9

Transfer to the International Airport.

End of our services.

Hotels

Prices & Facts

Rates

Valid From: 01.12.13 to 31.03.14
USD: per person, in double room

Valid From: 01.04.14 to 15.11.14
USD: per person, in double room
Single room supplement: USD

Departures

Every day on request

Starting/finish Points

The trip starts with your pick up from the airport in San José on day 1 and ends with your drop off at the same airport on day 10.

Season Dates

High Season: From middle November to end of March
Low Season (Rainy Season): From March to middle November

Included

– Private transfer from & to the Airport in San José
– 2 Overnight in San José
– 3 Overnight in Corcovado Area
– 2 Overnight in Manuel Antonio
– Ground transfers (private or collective upon your request)
– Excursions and all ground transfers as described in the Itinerary

Meals:
– Day 1: N/A
– Day 2: B,L,D
– Day 3: B,L,D
– Day 4: B,L,D
– Day 5: B
– Day 6: B
– Day 7: B
– Day 8: B

Not Included

– Flight tickets
– Soft drinks or snacks not seved with the meals included
– Insurances
– Voluntary Tipping
– Items of personal nature

Itinerary Modifications

If it is no possible to operate one of the excursions involved due poor weather conditions, the tour will be replaced by another rate similar excursion, or the money of that portion will be reimbursed.

Transportation

Private or collective transfer (based on your request). Air domestic transfer where available (upon request, not included in the rate)