Think you know Costa Rica? Trade in the same old settings for the real deal. Trek into the heart of the jungle to live with three families in a remote village. Discover the emerald core of a diverse land while bunking down behind a massive waterfall in a hidden cave. Learn about the medicinal plants native to these parts and how to make sugar cane candy. This is a spectacular country with opportunities for waterfall rappelling, surfing, and whitewater rafting. This is what adventure is all about.
Day 1 San JosÉ
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 San JosÉ/San Isidro
Travel by local bus over the highest mountain pass in the country. Arrive in the valley of San Isidro de El General and take a walk in the main plaza. Visit some shops and stock up before the next day’s trek into the jungle.
Day 3 San Isidro/Piedras Blancas (1L, 1D)
Travel in the back of a pickup truck through lush green landscapes. Enjoy a 4-hour hike to a jungle homestay while spotting tropical fauna and plenty of wildlife along the way.
Day 4 Piedras Blancas (1B, 1L, 1D)
Experience life in a remote community. Make sugar cane candy and cool off in the river that flows right by the house. Before dinner, learn how to make traditional baked goods.
Day 5 Piedras Blancas (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel€ross the Savegre River to the next homestay with an included medicinal plant walk.
Day 6 Piedras Blancas/Dominical (1B, 1L)
Raft the Savegre River and relax at the end of the day by stretching out on the beach. Try the local seafood at an optional group dinner.
Day 7 Dominical
Enjoy a free day in beautiful Dominical. Take a surf lesson, hike to a local waterfall for a swim, go on a whale watching cruise, or kick back and relax.
Day 8 Dominical/Diamante Verde (1L, 1D)
Trek to a unique fully equipped cave with twin 26m (85 ft) waterfalls. Go swimming in three natural pools and explore surrounding trails.
Day 9 Diamante Verde/Uvita (1B)
Enjoy a morning of waterfall rappelling before trekking out of the jungle and travelling to beautiful seaside Uvita. Opt to surf, whale-watch, horseback-ride or kick back and relax.
Day 10 Uvita
Spend the morning swimming, relaxing, and watching humpback whales off the coast of Ballena Marine National Park, before enjoying free time in Uvita.
Day 11 Uvita/San JosÉ
Transfer back to the capital for a final evening with the group.
Day 12 San JosÉ
Depart at any time.
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