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If you prefer truly multi-sport active adventure vacation, we offer a choice of 6, 8 or 12-day itineraries to choose from. If you like to hike the cloud forest, go birding to spot the elusive quetzals, white water raft or kayak, snorkel or watch the whales and dolphins, these are the tours to consider. From Chirripo National Park cloud forest to Cano Island, from Sierpe swamp and humid coastal forests of Corcovado National Park to La Amistad rain forest, these tours pack in the ultimate Costa Rica adventure.



Please remember that all of our itineraries can be modified and made to fit your own days of travel!

Designing private tours just for you is our specialty!


Day 1:

Into the Cloud Forest.

Pick up at the airport, and drive to San Gerardo, check in at Sabegre Lodge in San Gerardo de Dota. 6 p.m. Dinner


Day 2:
Hike Trail in the Cloud Forest and see Quetzals.

7 a.m. Breakfast Sabebre Lodge.

8 to 11:30 Hike the the cloud forest, birding for Quetzals.

12 to 1 p.m. Lunch and check out.

1:30 to 5 p.m. Drive to Dominical and check in at Villas Rio Mar. 6:30 p.m. Dinner H.V.R.M.

Day 3:
White Water River Rafting ( Class III and IV) or Kayaking in the dry season.

7 a.m. Breakfast H.V.R.M.

7:45 to 9 a.m. Drive to San Isidro

9 to 2 p.m. Down River

12 a.m. Picnic lunch

3:30 p.m. Back to the Hotel.

6 p.m. Dinner.


Day 4:
Caño Island, Snorkeling, Whales, Dolphins and Trails.

6 to 7:30 Drive to Sierpe

7:30 to 8:30a.m. Breakfast Rest. Las Vegas

8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Boat tour to the Island

10:30 to 12 p.m. Snorkeling time

12 to 1 p.m. Picnic lunch

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Hike trails on the Island

3:30 p.m. Boat tour to Drake´s Bay.

4:30 p.m. Check in Bahía Paraiso Camping site

6 p.m. Dinner

Day 5:
Corcovado National Park.

7 a.m. Breakfast

7:30 to 8a.m. Boat ride to Corcovado

8 to 11:30 a.m. Trails in the tropical humid forest.

11:30 lunch and check out at Bahia Paraizo

1 to 2 p.m Boat ride to Sierpe.

2 to 4:30 p.m. drive to La Amistad Lodge.

6 p.m. Dinner at La Amistad

Day 6:
Coffee tour of the biggest and finest organic shade growing coffee estate in Central America.
7 a.m. Breakfast

7:30 to 11:30a.m: Visit the Guaymie Indians tending their coffee estate and learn about the organic system of growing coffee.

12 p.m. Lunch

2 to 4 p.m. visit the coffee factory and gain insight into coffee processing.

6 p.m. Dinner


Day 7:

Day trail hike and night walk; camp out in the jungle at Cotoncito Camp.

7 a.m. Breakfast

8 to 2 p.m. Walk to the camping site; pack lunch.

5 p.m. Dinner


Day 8:

Hike out La Amistad National Park and drive to San Jose.

6:00 AM Breakfast; 6:30 - 9: 30 AM Walk back to the Lodge.

10AM - 5PM drive back to San Jose; 1PM lunch at Rest. Vista del Valle in San Isidro; 5PM arrive in San Jose.


What's included and what's not:  


Included in Land Cost:

- All land and boat transportation per the itinerary.
- Accommodation 07 nights on twin sharing bases per the itinerary.
- All meals, three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, per the itinerary (
only 1 meal/dinner on first day, no dinner on last day.)
- All activities, facilities, snorkeling equipment.

- Professional tour guides.


Excluded from Land Cost:

- International Airfare and Airport Tax.
- Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, phone calls etc.
- Medical, Evacuation and Trip Cancellation Insurance. (The coverage is required to join our tours. It is for your protection, your health and travel investment, and it is available through underwriters we work with, for all nationalities, and well worth the nominal costs. For a quote contact us; preminum is based on age and trip costs; you can find details under Trip Insurance in our Terms & Conditions!)
- All other services not mentioned above.



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If you'd like to customize this itinerary & run it as your own Private Tour on dates you select, email us!
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