Lodging: 1 night in San José, 1 night in San Gerardo de Dota, 1 night in Indian Territory Salitre, 2 nights in Corcovado, 1 night in Manuel Antonio, 1 night in Reserva Los Campesinos.
Activities: Volcano Irazú, observation of quetzals, Indian culture Terraba any Boruca, Parque Nacional Corcovado and Manuel Antonio, beach, natural pools, and hanging bridge.
Day 1: San José, Welcome
In Costa Rica a representative of TRC Viajes will be waiting for you at the airport to welcome you and transport you to your hotel in San José. If you have free time explore San José walking. Lodging in Hotel Villa Tournon or similar, standard room. (D)
Day 2: San Gerardo de Dota-Cloud Forest and Quetzals
Delivery of a 4×4 vehicle in the hotel lobby. Begin the adventure to Cartago, where Volcano Irazú is located, an active volcano with 3 craters. Hike the trails where in the highest part there is flora of the subalpine rainforest. Continue on to the picturesque town of farmers in San Gerardo de Dota on the Interamerican highway, 2 hours from the volcano. This cloud forest is the habitat of the resplendent Quetzal. San Gerardo is also known for its orquids, peach, plum and apple farms. Lodging in Sueño Del Bosque or similar (D)
Day 3: Bribri Indian Culture in Salitre
The adventure continues to the Bribri Indian territory where a local guide will recount the history and the present Indian Territory. After lunch explore the coffee fields, medicinal plants, fruit and timber trees, and observe a pre-Columbian Usule. In the evening your guide will offer a talk about the communal association of the Bribri culture. Lodging in Posada Rural Bribripa kaneblo, (D/A/C)
Day 4: Bribri Culture and Parque Nacional Corcovado
Visit medicinal plant zone that is found in the small valley. After lunch travel to one of the most virgin regions – the spectacular Parque Nacional Corcovado. Follow the prints of the tapir to Danta Corcovado Lodge. Lodging in Bungalow en Danta Corcovado Lodge or similar (D/A/C)
Day 5: Explore Parque Nacional Corcovado
Wake up to the sounds of the monkeys. Free day to choose optional activities: Hike to Parque Nacional Corcovado, visit the Indian Reserve Gnöbe, or kayak in Golfo Dulce. Lodging in Bungalow en Danta Corcovado Lodge or similar (D/A/C)
Day 6: Relax in Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio
Travel to the Central Pacific – Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio – known for its beautiful beaches and its refreshing transitional forest. It is normal to observe monkeys, marmoset, iguanas and other species that habit the park. Lodging in Hotel Los Almendros or similar (D)
Day 7: Aventure in Reserva Los Campesinos
Continue the adventure to Reserva Los Campesinos (1 hour) on a gravel road surrounded by forest and rivers to reach the community of Quebrada Arroyo, a farming community where you will meet very special people that are dedicated to the production of vanilla and ecotourism. After a delicious lunch prepared in an open fire you will begin a hike on the Poza Del Olivo Trail, cross a hanging bridge next to the waterfall Los Chorros. Enjoy a swim in the Olivo pools. Lodging in Reserva Los Campesinos (D/A/C)
Day 8: Hikes and country life
A local guide will take you on the trail Mirador El Pacífico to know the secrets of the forest that guards the people of the area. On the route to Mirador El Pacífico, a cable car crosses a tree lined canyon to reach the observation point to Manuel Antonio. In the afternoon visit the town and in the evening enjoy a barbeque in Don Victor’s sugar mill. Lodging in Reserva Los Campesinos (D/A/C)
Day 9: Return to San José
Today you return to San José and stay in Hotel Villa Tournon in a standard room. Lodging in Villa Tournon (D)
Day 10: Return soon!
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport and return to your country.
**Departure tax not included, $29.00 pp
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Type of alimentation:
D: Breakfast / A: Lunch / C: Dinner
What to take?: Binoculars, a tourist guide book, sunblock, insect repellant, light comfortable cotton shirts (long and short sleeve) lightweight comfortable pants (cotton or synthetic), 2 changes of lightweight clothes that can be washed easily, shorts for hikes, lightweight shoes that are water resistant apt for mountain trails, boots with special soles for mountain hikes, sandals for the river, tennis shoes, cape or hat (for sun and rain) reusable bottle, flashlight with additional batteries, camera and/or video camera, plastic bag / cover to protect bag from rain, additional prescribed medicine, small knapsack for the hike with the daily necessities, walking stick, sun glasses, swimming suit, and a lightweight towel for swimming in the natural pools.