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Costa Rica Nature & Wildlife Tour

Explore the most remote and wildlife-rich area of Costa Rica on this tour packed with memorable experiences in the biologically intense Corcovado Park. This action-packed tour is suitable for most fitness levels. Excursions are with the best expert bilingual guides on site on a daily basis. A true getaway that features a luxury boutique lodge with ocean views,  excellent cuisine, and a welcoming staff.

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Trip Length 6 Days
Walking Level Easy
Trip Cost $2850, minimum 2 people

Walking Levels

Our walks are rated for their level of difficulty as follows:

  • Stroll – Daily distance of 2-5 km (1-3 miles) through archeological sites and in towns with stone stairways. Footwear: Lightweight walking shoes.
  • Easy – Daily distance of 8-10 km (5-7 miles) on dirt paths and gravel roads, with short ascents & descents. Good van access for assistance along the route. Footwear: Sturdy walking shoes.
  • Moderate – Daily distance of 12-16 km (8-10 miles) with longer ascents & descents. May include cobblestone paths and steps, or narrow paths along terraced hillsides. Some van access or options for shorter walks. Footwear: Sturdy walking shoes or lightweight boots.
  • Fitness – Daily distance of 12-16 km (8-10 miles) with steep ascents & descents. Walks are at altitudes of 1200-2450 meters (3500-8000 feet) on trails and forest service roads, some rocky or exposed sections. Limited van access, options for shorter or longer routes. Footwear: Lightweight boots.
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Choose your dates for this private 6-day tour with excursions guided by local experts.  January 5 to April 30 is the recommended season – we can offer suggestions to extend your stay if you want a longer holiday.

Trip Highlights

  • Track tapirs, anteaters, monkeys, sloth, and the elusive puma on a jungle trek with an expert guide
  • Snorkel with white-tipped sharks and vividly-colored fish, then picnic on the beach on an uninhabited island
  • Don a headlamp as darkness falls and meet up with fascinating creatures of the night on a guided walk
  • Enjoy complimentary pre-dinner appetizers, natural fruit juices, and coffee drinks, along with excellent meals based on fresh Costa Rican ingredients

Trip Details

Dates
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Meet
Drake Bay airport (flights via San Jose)

End
Drake Bay Airport

Meals
5 breakfasts / 5 lunches  /5 appetizers pre-dinner / 5 dinners

Accommodation
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Day-by-Day Itinerary

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Day One

Take a connecting flight via San Jose Costa Rica to remote Drake Bay, where you will be meet by our jeep that will take you on a scenic ride along dirt roads to our luxurious lodge.  Enjoy a complimentary welcome smoothie, then settle into your independent lodge or take a stroll on the beach before dinner.

Day Two

Rise early for breakfast before taking a boat into the Corcovado jungle, one of the most biologically intense areas in the world.  Your expert  guide will track animals and birds during your jungle trek – on our last trip we spotted anteaters, sloths, a tapir, peccaries, 3 kinds of monkeys, a variety of birds, and much more!  After a picnic lunch, return by boat to Drake Bay.  Dinner at the hotel.

Day Three

Early morning birdwatching tour with a local guide, then relax at the beach with colorful scarlet macaws flying overhead.   After lunch and a leisurely afternoon, meet your guides as dusk falls to take a night walk.  One of the guides, known as the “Bug Lady,” will fearlessly pick up spiders and insects, while her partner guide seeks out bats and toads, and much more!

Day Four

Start the day with a boat ride to Cano Island, a protected marine reserve with a myriad of colorful sea life.   Don the provided snorkeling equipment for an up-close look at white-tipped sharks and vibrant fish that your guide will identify.  After a picnic on a pristine beach, return to Drake Bay.  Dinner at the hotel.

Day Five

Choose your activity – a horseback ride on the beach or a thrilling zipline ride through the jungle canopy, or take a guided walk to a quiet river – just enjoy the day the way you want!  All meals included.

Day Six

After breakfast, transfer to the Drake Bay airport for flights to San Jose.

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