The best of Costa Rica - Costa Rica jungle journey: With this itinerary we will take you through the mountains of San Gerardo de Dota, especially for bird watchers, the isolated beaches of the South Pacific, and the amazing Corcovado National Park, one of the places with more biodiversity of Costa Rica
Package # 1: (10D/09N) -San José-San Gerardo de Dota- Dominical Beach- Corcovado National Park -San José
Day 01: San Jose
Upon your arrival to the International Airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to Presidente hotel. A four-star, 100-room hotel in the heart of San José downtown, Costa Rica, Presidente hotel is located on the corner of the Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard and Seventh Street, just 20 minutes from the airport. Guests staying at Presidente hotel will be gratified by its ideal location, only a few blocks from the most important cultural and historical landmarks in San Jose city: National Theatre, and the Gold Museum, Overnight at Presidente hotel.
Day 02: San Jose/ San Gerardo de Dota
After breakfast, pick a Bego 4x4 up to continue to San Gerardo de Dota. Overnight at Savegre Lodge. (Lunch and dinner included) .The Savegre Mountain Hotel, located in the midst of a beautiful cloud forest, is dedicated to luxurious and sustainable hotel service, the hotel is an environment of warmth and tranquility, a place to let the tensions of modern life fade away and enjoy the splendor of untouched nature. Located in San Gerardo de Dota, a small community in the Talamanca mountains, Savegre is at an elevation of 2200 meters (7220 feet). The forest around the hotel is one of massive oaks, colorful plants, and an incredible variety of animal life. There are numerous insects, mammals, and amphibians dwell in the forest, and our pristine valley is a paradise for birdwatchers: over 170 species of birds can be seen in this cloud forest, and the list is crowned by the magnificent quetzal, which lives here year round. In addition, the 35 km (22 miles) of hiking trails make our valley perfect for hikers. Nestled in the verdant tropical cloud forest and bounded by gardens overflowing with colorful flowers and flitting hummingbirds, our fine modern facilities are the epitome of tranquility. Our rooms are equipped with heating systems, private hot-water baths, luxurious beds, and all the amenities of first-class service.
Day 03: San Gerardo de Dota
After breakfast you will have the free day to explore the area. Optional tours: hiking, visit the waterfall, birdwatching tours, and horseback riding are available. Lunch and dinner included. Overnight at Savegre Lodge.
Day 04: San Gerardo de Dota/ Dominical
Breakfast. Departure to Dominical beach. Overnight at Shelter from the Storm. Shelter From the Storm" is a group of three villas, perched on a five acre mountainside point, approximately 60 meters above the Pacific Ocean; high enough to give dramatic views of the coastline to the Osa Peninsula but low enough to hear the waves breaking on the rocks below.
Day 05: Dominical beach
Free day to enjoy the beach and the area, we recommend you to visit Ventana Beach, Tortuga beach, and Marino Ballena National Park. Overnight at Shelter from the Storm.
Day 06: Dominical/ Corcovado National Park
After breakfast, departure to Sierpe. Drop the rental car off at the dock. Boat transfer to Aguila de Osa Inn. Lunch and dinner included. Overnight at Aguila de Osa Inn is located in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, situated on a high bluff overlooking the Aguitas river with panoramic views of Drake Bay. Reaching out into the Pacific Ocean along the southwest coast, the Osa was once described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. Encompassing Corcovado National Park and Caño Island, two of Costa Rica's most prized protected areas, the Osa Peninsula is a priceless natural treasure with an abundance of tropical plants, mammals, insects and over 350 species of birds. No other region of Costa Rica offers the visitor a more pristine, virgin environment to discover. The Aguila de Osa Inn offers visitors to the region a comfortable and private refuge from which to explore the magic and beauty of mother nature in all her glory and complexity.
Day 07: Corcovado National Park
Breakfast. Tour to Corcovado National Park: Situated just 20-30 minutes by boat from Aguila de Osa Inn, Corcovado National Park is world reknown for its rich diversity and spectacular scenery. Your Corcovado tour begins with a visit the San Pedrillo Ranger Station, which is the Park's northern most ranger station. From here your guide will lead you up into the dense jungle comprised of primary and secondary forest, during which time you'll be introduced to some of the more interesting aspects of the Park's natural surroundings. The trails themselves are clearly marked and easy to navigate, ascending and descending through the verdant rainforest. One particular trail leads to a large waterfall, ideal for photos and/or bathing. For those interested, we also offer tours to Corcovado's Sirena Ranger Station. This ranger station is also located along the Pacific coast, but further south in the middle of the Park. The boat ride to Sirena from the hotel takes approximately one hour, well worth it for anybody who wants to see the Park's interior. There are several trails that surround the ranger station, some of which offers visitors to the Park with the best opportunites to observe wildlife. While not always visible, common sightings at either of the ranger stations include scarlet macaws, monkeys, pecaries, iguanas, sloths, lizards, and a wide variety of plants, amphibians and insects.
We recommend that you bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bug repellent, binoculars, bathing suit and most importantly hiking shoes. While hiking along the trails you'll find yourself crossing streams/rivers, in addition to traversing across slippery, sloping terrain. Sandals are not recommended for the hiking portion of the tour. This tour includes lunch and softdrinks, which are served at the end of the hikes. Shortly thereafter you'll board the boat and return to Aguila de Osa Inn. Dinner. Overnight at Aguila de Osa Inn.
Day 08: Corcovado/ Tour to Caño Island
After breakfast, tour to Caño Island, Caño Island is situated just 12 nautical miles from Aguila de Osa Inn, and can be seen just minutes after leaving the protected cove of the hotel. The boat ride to the Park entrance takes approximately 45 minutes, during which time you might be lucky enough to see whales and/or dolphins frolicking in the ocean. Your tour to Caño Island includes ample time to snorkel in front of the ranger station. This will provide snorkelers with an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the underwater terrain and sea life surrounding Caño Island. The dark, volcanic rock is home to numerous species of marine life, much of which you'll see just a short swim from the beach. As well, you'll have time for a relatively short hike, which begins just behind the ranger station. After an initial climb, the trail tapers off and remains rather flat throughout the remainder of your hike. Caño Island is not know for its prolific wildlife, however, the Park does have rodents, crustaceans, amphibians, birds, lizards, and insects. As well, there are archeological remains on the island, which can be found at the very end of one of the island's trails. Small, completely round spheres can be observed, which is believed date back to the days when the island was inhabited by indians. As well, you'll have
This tour includes lunch, which comes complete with a variety of tropical fruits and drinks, salad, sandwiches, and snacks, i.e. cookies. Lunch is prepared and served around midday, along the beach, just to the right side of the Ranger Station. There are benches and shaded areas for those who need a reprieve from the hot sun. The Park Ranger Station has an office, public bathrooms, an outdoor, freshwater shower, and storage area. Dinner. Overnight at Aguila de Osa Inn.
Day 09: Corcovado National Park/ San Jose
Breakfast. Boat and land transfer to Palmar. Domestic airflight to San Jose. Private transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Presidente hotel.
After breakfast our driver will pick you up and transfer you to the International Airport for your flight back home.
Ground transportation: Airport - San José hotel- Airport.
Bego 4x4 from day 02 to day 06 with basic insurance included
Domestic airflight from Palmar (Corcovado) to San Jose
Land and boat transportation from Palmar to Corcovado
02 nights in San José
02 nights in San Gerardo de Dota
02 nights in Dominical
03 nights in Corcovado
07 Breakfasts, 05 lunches and 05 dinners.
Tours: Corcovado National Park,
Rate: From $ 1756,00per person on double occupancy
Guarantee deposit for the rent of the car $750,00 with credit card.
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