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You think you already know Costa Rica? Then think again! Hike into the heart of the jungle, live with three families in a remote village, sleep behind a waterfall in a hidden cave, learn many new things about the medicinal properties of the forest's medicinal plants, and make your own confections from cane sugar. Costa Rica is an exciting country with many possibilities: You can rappel down waterfalls, go surfing or experience rafting. We just call it adventure!

  • Hike to a remote village and live with the locals

  • Sleep in a cave behind two waterfalls

  • Make your own sweets from sugar cane

  • Rappel down hidden waterfalls

  • Go rafting on the Rio Savegre

 

Day 1 San José

No activities are planned during the day, so you can check into the hotel and explore the city. Since San José is located in the central highlands, you can expect a temperate climate. Amidst the hustle and bustle, downtown San José has beautiful parks, museums, and the magnificent National Theater of Costa Rica. The downtown streets offer magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

 

Day 2 San José/San Isidro

By local bus we will go over the highest pass of the country. Arrive in the valley of San Isidro de El General and walk around the main square. Look around the main square and check out the stores before heading into the jungle tomorrow.

 

Day 3 San Isidro/Piedras Blancas

Today we leave for an excursion (3 days and 3 nights) with a local adventure tour company to the community of Piedras Blancas, located in the heart of the Zona de los Santos region. The trip is always half the fun, so we leave town in the back of pickup trucks and travel like the locals to find the trailhead for our hike in the small town of Brujo.

From there you will hike 4-5 hours to your host family in the jungle, your home for the night, seeing many exotic plants and animals along the way.

Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4 Piedras Blancas

Erlebe den Alltag in einer abgelegenen Gemeinde. Mach dein eigenes Konfekt aus Rohrzucker, besuche die örtliche Schule und kühle dich im Fluss neben dem Haus ab. Wir wandern eine Stunde zum Haushalt der Granados, wo wir die Nacht verbringen. Während des Aufenthalts dort erfährst du von lokalen Guides und Mitgliedern der Familie, wie man frischen Käse und Brot herstellt.

Nimm spät am Tag ein Bad im Fluss, lass dir köstliche traditionelle Tico-Küche schmecken und geh zu Bett, um eine wohlverdiente Mütze Schlaf zu bekommen.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5 Piedras Blancas

Start the day with a delicious homemade breakfast to fuel you for the two-hour hike through the rainforest to Los Fonseca's house. Enjoy the view and the sound of the roaring waterfall just outside the dining area. Observe wildlife and hummingbirds up close. Indulge in homemade chocolate made from cacao beans sourced directly from the garden.Zipline across the Rio Savegre to your next homestay. Walk to the medicinal plants of the forest included.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6 Piedras Blancas/Dominical

A full day of action awaits you today. Set your alarm to hop out of bed early in the morning for a two-hour hike back to Brujo, where we'll take a raft trip down the Savegre River.

We'll paddle towards the Pacific coast and then take a minibus to Dominical. Spend the rest of the day in the local bungalows, in the pool or walking on the beach.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 7 Dominical

Enjoy a day at leisure in beautiful Dominical. Take a surf lesson, hike to the local waterfall and swim a lap, take a boat ride with whale watching or sit back and relax.

 

Day 8 Dominical/Diamante Verde

You'll hike to a fully equipped cave behind a 26-meter waterfall. Many activities are included: You can rappel in the waterfall, swim in natural pools, and explore the trails in the area.

Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9 Diamante Verde/Uvita

Chill on the beach. Optionally you can go surfing, whale watching, horseback riding or snorkeling.

Included meals: Breakfast

 

Day 10 Uvita

Day at leisure to explore Uvita. This is a perfect day for some quality time in the hammock. Still want to move around? There's plenty to do. Take a surf lesson, go horseback riding, snorkel, scuba dive or take a trip to nearby Caño Island.

 

Day 11 Uvita/San José

Transfer to the capital for a last evening with the group.

 

Day 12 San José

Departure possible at any time.

Included/Excluded

Hotels (5 nights double room, 2 nights triple room)
Host family in the jungle (3 nights, shared room)
Cave camping (1 night, sleeping bag, no electricity)
4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners (Plan CHF 250 - 340 for meals not included)
English speaking CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout the trip, local guides
Bread making, Piedras Blancas
Chocolate making, Piedras Blancas
4-day hiking trip to Piedras Blancas
2-day hiking trip to Diamante Verde Cave
Abseiling at the waterfall
White water rafting on the Rio Savegre
Lecture about Trapiche
Visit to Ballena Marine National Park
All transfers between destinations and to and from included activities
Additional meals
Optional excursions
Flights

Suitable for

Families with Children
Couples
Individuals
Friends

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