9 day / 8 night Costa Rica Off the Beaten Track
Pacuare Lodge & Corcovado National Park
Dense tropical rainforests, sunsets to die for, and a peek at an enchanted isle beckon you on this off-the-beaten-path adventure…
Day 1: Transfer to your city hotel. Overnight at the Grano de Oro or similar.
Day 2: Air Transfer to Osa Peninsula. Morning flight to the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Guests will then be transported by motorboat along the mangrove-lined Sierpe River to Casa Corcovado Lodge. The Lodge is set in a 170 acre private reserve bordering Corcovado National Park. Overnight at the Casa de Árbol or similar. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Hiking in Corcovado National Park. Starting out from the lodge with your naturalist guide you 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 that abound in the park. Overnight at the Casa de Árbol or similar. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Caño Island Tour Caño Island is located 12 miles west of Drake Bay, in an area considered by many to offer some of the best diving in the world. During your visit to mysterious Caño Island you will have a chance to visit actual pre-Colombian burial grounds and hike through the island's luxuriant undergrowth. Overnight at the Casa de Árbol or similar. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Flight to San Jose and Transfer to Pacuare Lodge. This morning you will take a plane back to San José. At the airport you will be picked up and transferred towards the Caribbean side of the country. The bus trip ends in Santa Marta, where you board a four-wheel-drive vehicle for the remaining six-kilometer gravel road journey to Pacuare Lodge. Overnight at the Pacuare Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 6: Choose from exciting optional tours (not included in the price) that include guided hikes through an emerald rainforest, the Cabecar Indian tour our Pacuare Adventure Canopy Tour , Tropical Canyoning Tour, Bajos del Tigre Horseback Ride (B,L,D). Overnight at Pacuare Lodge.
Day 7: Optional excursions at Pacuare Lodge (not included in the price). Overnight at the Pacuare Lodge
Day 8: In the morning you will depart by raft for a fun-filled day of white water rafting excitement (approximately 3½ hours over class III-IV rapids. Arrival back in San Jose between 5:30-6:30 pm.
Overnight at the Grano de Oro or similar. (B,& L)
Day 9: Pick up and transfer to the Juan Santamaría International Airport for your departure home (B)
High season January- April 2014 & July 1- July 31, 2014
$3013.50 per person, double occupancy
Low season May- June 30th 2014 & August 1- December 15, 2014
$2707.50 per person, double occupancy
Price include: Airport transfers, breakfasts and meals where specified, lodging as described above, ground transportation, bilingual guide for all tours, entrance fees to parks visited, domestic flight San José –Palmar Sur- San José, use of rafting equipment.