Costa Rica: Hike, Raft & Zipline Costa Rica, Central America

Costa Rica: Hike, Raft & Zipline

Costa Rica, Central America

Hiking
Rafting
Ziplining
11 days
Medium
Transfer, Accomodation, Meals
Family-friendly, For groups, Friends, Individuals
2019

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Overview

  • Jump onto this active journey through the incredible wilderness of Costa Rica.
  • Even though it’s surrounded by countries of amazing natural landscapes, Costa Rica is still a standout.
  • From vibrant San Jose, head to the pristine San Gerardo de Dota Valley, home to endless cloud forests and a haven for unique birdlife.
  • Pull on your boots and stretch your legs for an unforgettable 4-day hike to the Pacific coast, through misty forests and humid jungle.
  • Stick on a helmet and savour a full day of rappelling down cliff faces and riding the rapids of the Rio Naranjo.
  • Continue down the coast to Drakes Bay and explore the rainforests of Corcovado National Park and the Rio Claro, then look out for sloths in Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • This trip will open the eyes and quicken the pulse.

Price Includes

Accommodation
  • Hotel (4 nights),Cabin (multishare) (4 nights),Lodge (2 nights)
  • The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline.
  • On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.
  • To have a private room on this trip, a single supplement is bookable with exception of Days 3-6, where you would be in shared accommodation.
Meals

10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, 4x4, shared boat

Included Activities
  • Savegre - Savegre Crossing 4-day Hike
  • Savegre - Rio Naranjo rafting
  • Drake Bay - Zipline
  • Carara National Park - Entrance


Further Meals
Travel Insurance
Group Leader

Related Photos

We collected this selection to show you, how beautiful Costa Rica is. This selection might contain different locations, people, equipments, weather conditions that are not the same as your trip.

Costa Rica: Hike, Raft & Zipline Costa Rica, Central America #375bacdf-344f-4d2e-853d-efac3ca2c8a5
Costa Rica: Hike, Raft & Zipline Costa Rica, Central America #375bacdf-344f-4d2e-853d-efac3ca2c8a5
Costa Rica: Hike, Raft & Zipline Costa Rica, Central America #375bacdf-344f-4d2e-853d-efac3ca2c8a5
Costa Rica: Hike, Raft & Zipline Costa Rica, Central America #375bacdf-344f-4d2e-853d-efac3ca2c8a5
Costa Rica: Hike, Raft & Zipline Costa Rica, Central America #375bacdf-344f-4d2e-853d-efac3ca2c8a5
Costa Rica: Hike, Raft & Zipline Costa Rica, Central America #375bacdf-344f-4d2e-853d-efac3ca2c8a5
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San Jose

San Gerardo de Dota

+4 more

San Jose

Itinerary

Day 1San Jose
Hola! Welcome to Costa Rica. An assortment of galleries, theatres and lively central plazas set among San Jose’s glitzy modern shopping malls make this one of Central America’s most surprising capitals. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you do happen to arrive early, San Jose showcases the urban Costa Rica, with over a third of the country’s population living in the capital.
Day 2San Gerardo de Dota
Before 9 am, transfer to your lodge near San Gerardo do Dota (approximately 2.5 hours). As the next few days are going to be quite remote, you’ll make short stop on the way to purchase lastminute supplies and some snacks for the hikes ahead. There will also be a lunch stop before reaching the accommodation for your afternoon check-in. Huddled up against the Talamanca Mountain is San Gerardo de Dota – a haven for birdwatchers, hikers, and fishing enthusiasts. Perhaps join your leader for a short afternoon stroll or enjoy some free time before regrouping for dinner (at your own expense) and a briefing about the hike. In the evening, take the time to pack a smaller, lighter bag with only the essentials you require. Your main luggage will be transported to Uvita with access to it on the evening on Day 7.
Day 3Hiking Savegre River
Leave your main luggage at reception, ready for an early departure (6–7 am). Set off on a four-day trek to the Pacific Coast. Guided mainly by the shores of the Savegre River, trek through cloud forests and lowland rainforests, looking out for Quetzals on the way your accommodation for the evening: a big wooden house deep in the Costa Rican wilderness. You will pass through cattle farms and forest with multiple descends and ascends. This is an area where few people travel, so make the most of the remote area, full of untouched vegetation, unique wildlife, and the chance to swim in nearby waterfalls. Once arrived at your cabin, enjoy a rest in the afternoon and prepare for a group dinner at 7 pm.  Estimated hiking time time/distance: 6 hours; 14 kilometres  Elevation Change: Morning; 2000 MASL, Evening; 1600 MASL
Day 4Hiking Savegre River
Day two is the most challenging trek, where you will hike a mighty total of 16km. Starting at 6 am, you will ascend relatively quickly for the first couple of hours through fields and by open road until you will reach around 2200 metres above sea level. Here, you will be treated to spectacular views of the rolling hills and green valleys of Costa Rica’s countryside peeking out of the passing clouds and mist. For the second section of the hike, you will mainly descend through the forest. This part of the trail can be very challenging if there has been rain as the track can become very muddy and slippery. Once you reach the cabin, enjoy a well-deserved rest, before dinner at 7 pm – and don’t forget insect repellent! This evening you will hopefully get to try some heart of palm for dinner, a local specialty and side dish made in indigenous communities, and especially around celebrations like Easter. Estimated hiking time time/distance: 7-8 hours; 16 kilometres Elevation Change: Morning; 1600 MASL, Evening; 700 MASL
Day 5Hiking Savegre River
On day three, continue on your journey down the Savegre River towards the Pacific Ocean. Initially, the trek will be relatively flat along open trails before an extended lunch stop with a chance see the Savegre River from a different angle. Now is a ideal time to go for a swim in the cleanest river in Costa Rica, and arguably one of the cleanest rivers in the world! Afterwards, tackle a 4km climb before arriving to the night’s cabin. If you still have energy, perhaps take the trail nearby to the cabin to search to seek out an array of different frog species native to Costa Rica, returning in time for a group dinner at 7 pm. Estimated hiking time time/distance: 6 hours; 14 kilometres Elevation Change: Morning; 700 MASL, Evening; 840 MASL
Day 6Hiking Savegre River
Today, continue your descending hike to the Albergue Los Campesinos ecolodge. Starting early (approximately 6.30 am) with a steep climb, expect some varied undulation today. You’ll aim to reach the cabin by lunchtime, and by then, you should reward yourself with a swim in one of the nearby waterfalls. There’s also a hanging suspension bridge to cross nearby, which gives 360-degree panoramas views of the surrounding jungle. Relax with your group over a laidback dinner at 7 pm, ready for a thrill-seeking adventure tomorrow. Estimated hiking time time/distance: 7 hours; 16 kilometres Elevation Change: Morning; 840 MASL, Evening; 200 MASL
Day 7Rafting Quepos / Uvita
After breakfast, take a 45-minute drive to the river, then hop in a raft and tackle some thrillseeker’s rapids for around 2 hours. Rio Naranjo flows down from the mountains and weaves through tight gorges, creating a world-class rapid system – depending on the water level, they are either Class 3 or 4. Afterwards, stop for a local lunch with your group. In the afternoon, you'll then drive 1.5 hours to Uvita, where you’ll have the evening to relax after a wild day. Your luggage will be waiting for you at the accommodation.
Day 8Zipline Drake Bay
From 9 am, travel in a private vehicle for 2 hours, before boarding a shared boat at 11.30 am headed for Drake Bay, taking around 45 minutes. For 30 years, Drake Bay was conserved by a local family before being handed over to the Costa Rican government, so this paradise is in pristine condition. Getting to the wildlife-rich reserve is all part of the adventure. But first, this is sure to get the heart pumping – it’s zip-lining time! After check-in (at around 3 pm) head near the national park and begin your adventure. You'll navigate a course that lasts about 2.5 hours, and will definitely get an adrenaline rush when flying through the canopies of the jungle.
Day 9Corcovado / Drake Bay
Corcovado National Park is all yours to explore today. There are multiple optional activities to choose from today, including an early birdwatching expedition, or a kayaking adventure through the park’s lagoons. Corcovado is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth, with 13 different ecosystems in its boundaries – highland cloud forests, lagoons, mangrove swamps and marine habitats, just to name a few. Feel free to explore the park in your own time, with many of the hiking trails leading to pristine and largely untouched beaches. You’ve earned some time to pull up a towel and sun-bake on the shores of the Pacific.
Day 10Carara National Park / San Jose
Take the boat at 7:30 am and hit the road towards San Jose (approximately 5 hours total), with a visit to the stunning Carara National Park on the way. The protected area is 4700 hectares including regenerating tropical rainforest-lowland and tropical dry forest. After checking in to your hotel, the afternoon and evening is yours to continue exploring the city. Perhaps a group dinner is on the cards! San Jose has a surprisingly diverse choice of restaurants available, so head to a soda (a family-style restaurant) or head to the hip neighbourhood of Barrio Escalante for an eatery along Calle 33.
Day 11San Jose
With no activities planned for today, you are free to depart after breakfast. If you would like to continue to explore San Jose, why not book yourself an Urban Adventures tour? There’s a heap to choose from, including the Pura Vida Experience: a walking tour learning of the local legends and freshest food of central San Jose and Escazu. Find out more at urbanadventures.com/destination/san-jose-tours. 

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Fantastic Journey

  • Jump onto this active journey through the incredible wilderness of Costa Rica.
  • Even though it’s surrounded by countries of amazing natural landscapes, Costa Rica is still a standout.
  • From vibrant San Jose, head to the pristine San Gerardo de Dota Valley, home to endless cloud forests and a haven for unique birdlife.
  • Pull on your boots and stretch your legs for an unforgettable 4-day hike to the Pacific coast, through misty forests and humid jungle.
  • Stick on a helmet and savour a full day of rappelling down cliff faces and riding the rapids of the Rio Naranjo.
  • Continue down the coast to Drakes Bay and explore the rainforests of Corcovado National Park and the Rio Claro, then look out for sloths in Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • This trip will open the eyes and quicken the pulse.

Group Leader

  • This tour is accompanied by one of our group leaders.
  • The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible.
  • Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.
  • We aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit.

Meeting Point

Autentico Hotel

  • This streamlined modern hotel is a 15-minute walk from Contraloria train station. Unfussy rooms with warm decor offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, as well as safes and ceiling fans. Breakfast and parking are complimentary.
  • Other amenities include a landscaped garden with an outdoor pool and seating, and an understated restaurant and bar that hosts regular themed buffets.
  • We offers a pre-arranged arrival transfer service from San Jose International Airport [SJO] at an additional fee.
  • If you have pre-booked this service, please ensure you provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel so the transfer can be organised.

Finish Point

Autentico Hotel

  • We offer a pre-arranged departure transfer service to San Jose International Airport [SJO] at an additional fee.
  • If you require this service, please advise your flight arrival details at least 14 days prior to your trip departure.

Flight Information

  • Please be careful when booking flights to/from San Jose; make sure you fly into/out of Juan Santamaria International Airport [SJO]. Please do NOT book flights to/from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport [SJC] as this is located in California, United States.

Difficulty

  • This is an active trip packed with activities such as hiking, white-water rafting, and canyoning. To fully enjoy it, you'll need to be in a good state of health and fitness.
  • To participate in the water-based experiences, you'll need to be a confident swimmer.
  • There are certain activities it’s not possible to skip. If you can imagine yourself hiking for two days on the trot or canoeing for a couple of days and setting up camp on the shore; this is the adventure for you.

Feedback

hello@trekhunt.com


  • After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully.
  • Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers.

Related Video

With this video, we would like to show you, how beautiful is Costa Rica. This video may contain locations that this trek not contains.

Food

  • While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in this region.
  • Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip.
  • To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price.
  • This also gives you more budgeting flexibility.

Communications

  • It is recommended that you download WhatsApp prior to departure; please validate your phone number before leaving home as you will not be able to do this once you arrive, unless you have international roaming enabled. 
  • WhatsApp is usually the preferred method for your leader to be in contact with you and the rest of the group while on tour.
  • It is also good for sharing information and photos with the group members.

Responsible Travel

Travelling responsibly is all about making good choices.

It's about ensuring you have an incredible trip while also having a positive impact on the local environment, community and economy you're travelling in.

How can you be a Responsible Traveller?


  • Choose to travel with a responsible travel company like us! We've already offset the main carbon emissions of your trip, so your footprint is already lighter.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle and some water purification tablets (or a Steripen) to cut down on plastic bottle waste.
  • Be an animal-friendly traveller.
  • Only go to venues that respect animals by allowing them to live normally in their natural environment. Steer clear of venues that use animals for entertainment or abnormal activities and/or keep animals in poor and unnatural conditions.
  • Eat at local restaurants, buy from regional artists and support social enterprises so you can contribute directly to locals and their economy.
  • Always be respectful of local customs and ask permission if you want to take a photo of someone.
  • Learn a few words of the local language and engage with the people around you.
  • Carry a cloth or re-usable bag so you can avoid plastic bags.


What to take

  • Most travellers prefer to take a small to medium wheeled suitcase, which is a great size for the packing capacity in our private vehicles.
  • Whatever you take, be mindful that you will need to be able to carry your own luggage, handle it at airports, take in/out of accommodation and perhaps even walk short distances.
  • Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible. You'll also need a day pack/bag for activities and day trips.
  • Small, light day pack suitable for the four-day Savegre River trek - Quick dry clothing
  • Warm as well as light clothing
  • Waterproof hiking shoes or boots 
  • Swimwea
  • Microfiber towel
  • Sun protection
  • Hhat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Soft and/or hard copies of all important documents e.g. air tickets, passport, vaccination certificate, travel insurance etc. and keep the hard copies separate from the originals.
  • Electrical adapter plug
  • Personal medical kit
  • Watch/Alarm clock or phone that can be used for both
  • Tissues &/or toilet paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera with spare memory card
  • Charger &/or batteries
  • Trekking poles
  • Laundry is available at many hotels and towns during this trip, although you might need to wait for a two-night stop in order to make sure you get it back in time.

Climate

  • Please note that Hurricane season is June to November, when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services can occur.
  • We monitors these situations as they may arise, so that itineraries or activities can be amended as necessary.

Find more about the region

Price Includes

Accommodation
  • Hotel (4 nights),Cabin (multishare) (4 nights),Lodge (2 nights)
  • The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline.
  • On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.
  • To have a private room on this trip, a single supplement is bookable with exception of Days 3-6, where you would be in shared accommodation.
Meals

10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, 4x4, shared boat

Included Activities
  • Savegre - Savegre Crossing 4-day Hike
  • Savegre - Rio Naranjo rafting
  • Drake Bay - Zipline
  • Carara National Park - Entrance


Further Meals
Travel Insurance
Group Leader

Related Photos

We collected this selection to show you, how beautiful Costa Rica is. This selection might contain different locations, people, equipments, weather conditions that are not the same as your trip.

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Route

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San Jose

San Gerardo de Dota

+4 more

San Jose

Itinerary

Day 1San Jose
Hola! Welcome to Costa Rica. An assortment of galleries, theatres and lively central plazas set among San Jose’s glitzy modern shopping malls make this one of Central America’s most surprising capitals. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you do happen to arrive early, San Jose showcases the urban Costa Rica, with over a third of the country’s population living in the capital.
Day 2San Gerardo de Dota
Before 9 am, transfer to your lodge near San Gerardo do Dota (approximately 2.5 hours). As the next few days are going to be quite remote, you’ll make short stop on the way to purchase lastminute supplies and some snacks for the hikes ahead. There will also be a lunch stop before reaching the accommodation for your afternoon check-in. Huddled up against the Talamanca Mountain is San Gerardo de Dota – a haven for birdwatchers, hikers, and fishing enthusiasts. Perhaps join your leader for a short afternoon stroll or enjoy some free time before regrouping for dinner (at your own expense) and a briefing about the hike. In the evening, take the time to pack a smaller, lighter bag with only the essentials you require. Your main luggage will be transported to Uvita with access to it on the evening on Day 7.
Day 3Hiking Savegre River
Leave your main luggage at reception, ready for an early departure (6–7 am). Set off on a four-day trek to the Pacific Coast. Guided mainly by the shores of the Savegre River, trek through cloud forests and lowland rainforests, looking out for Quetzals on the way your accommodation for the evening: a big wooden house deep in the Costa Rican wilderness. You will pass through cattle farms and forest with multiple descends and ascends. This is an area where few people travel, so make the most of the remote area, full of untouched vegetation, unique wildlife, and the chance to swim in nearby waterfalls. Once arrived at your cabin, enjoy a rest in the afternoon and prepare for a group dinner at 7 pm.  Estimated hiking time time/distance: 6 hours; 14 kilometres  Elevation Change: Morning; 2000 MASL, Evening; 1600 MASL
Day 4Hiking Savegre River
Day two is the most challenging trek, where you will hike a mighty total of 16km. Starting at 6 am, you will ascend relatively quickly for the first couple of hours through fields and by open road until you will reach around 2200 metres above sea level. Here, you will be treated to spectacular views of the rolling hills and green valleys of Costa Rica’s countryside peeking out of the passing clouds and mist. For the second section of the hike, you will mainly descend through the forest. This part of the trail can be very challenging if there has been rain as the track can become very muddy and slippery. Once you reach the cabin, enjoy a well-deserved rest, before dinner at 7 pm – and don’t forget insect repellent! This evening you will hopefully get to try some heart of palm for dinner, a local specialty and side dish made in indigenous communities, and especially around celebrations like Easter. Estimated hiking time time/distance: 7-8 hours; 16 kilometres Elevation Change: Morning; 1600 MASL, Evening; 700 MASL
Day 5Hiking Savegre River
On day three, continue on your journey down the Savegre River towards the Pacific Ocean. Initially, the trek will be relatively flat along open trails before an extended lunch stop with a chance see the Savegre River from a different angle. Now is a ideal time to go for a swim in the cleanest river in Costa Rica, and arguably one of the cleanest rivers in the world! Afterwards, tackle a 4km climb before arriving to the night’s cabin. If you still have energy, perhaps take the trail nearby to the cabin to search to seek out an array of different frog species native to Costa Rica, returning in time for a group dinner at 7 pm. Estimated hiking time time/distance: 6 hours; 14 kilometres Elevation Change: Morning; 700 MASL, Evening; 840 MASL
Day 6Hiking Savegre River
Today, continue your descending hike to the Albergue Los Campesinos ecolodge. Starting early (approximately 6.30 am) with a steep climb, expect some varied undulation today. You’ll aim to reach the cabin by lunchtime, and by then, you should reward yourself with a swim in one of the nearby waterfalls. There’s also a hanging suspension bridge to cross nearby, which gives 360-degree panoramas views of the surrounding jungle. Relax with your group over a laidback dinner at 7 pm, ready for a thrill-seeking adventure tomorrow. Estimated hiking time time/distance: 7 hours; 16 kilometres Elevation Change: Morning; 840 MASL, Evening; 200 MASL
Day 7Rafting Quepos / Uvita
After breakfast, take a 45-minute drive to the river, then hop in a raft and tackle some thrillseeker’s rapids for around 2 hours. Rio Naranjo flows down from the mountains and weaves through tight gorges, creating a world-class rapid system – depending on the water level, they are either Class 3 or 4. Afterwards, stop for a local lunch with your group. In the afternoon, you'll then drive 1.5 hours to Uvita, where you’ll have the evening to relax after a wild day. Your luggage will be waiting for you at the accommodation.
Day 8Zipline Drake Bay
From 9 am, travel in a private vehicle for 2 hours, before boarding a shared boat at 11.30 am headed for Drake Bay, taking around 45 minutes. For 30 years, Drake Bay was conserved by a local family before being handed over to the Costa Rican government, so this paradise is in pristine condition. Getting to the wildlife-rich reserve is all part of the adventure. But first, this is sure to get the heart pumping – it’s zip-lining time! After check-in (at around 3 pm) head near the national park and begin your adventure. You'll navigate a course that lasts about 2.5 hours, and will definitely get an adrenaline rush when flying through the canopies of the jungle.
Day 9Corcovado / Drake Bay
Corcovado National Park is all yours to explore today. There are multiple optional activities to choose from today, including an early birdwatching expedition, or a kayaking adventure through the park’s lagoons. Corcovado is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth, with 13 different ecosystems in its boundaries – highland cloud forests, lagoons, mangrove swamps and marine habitats, just to name a few. Feel free to explore the park in your own time, with many of the hiking trails leading to pristine and largely untouched beaches. You’ve earned some time to pull up a towel and sun-bake on the shores of the Pacific.
Day 10Carara National Park / San Jose
Take the boat at 7:30 am and hit the road towards San Jose (approximately 5 hours total), with a visit to the stunning Carara National Park on the way. The protected area is 4700 hectares including regenerating tropical rainforest-lowland and tropical dry forest. After checking in to your hotel, the afternoon and evening is yours to continue exploring the city. Perhaps a group dinner is on the cards! San Jose has a surprisingly diverse choice of restaurants available, so head to a soda (a family-style restaurant) or head to the hip neighbourhood of Barrio Escalante for an eatery along Calle 33.
Day 11San Jose
With no activities planned for today, you are free to depart after breakfast. If you would like to continue to explore San Jose, why not book yourself an Urban Adventures tour? There’s a heap to choose from, including the Pura Vida Experience: a walking tour learning of the local legends and freshest food of central San Jose and Escazu. Find out more at urbanadventures.com/destination/san-jose-tours. 

Map

Fantastic Journey

  • Jump onto this active journey through the incredible wilderness of Costa Rica.
  • Even though it’s surrounded by countries of amazing natural landscapes, Costa Rica is still a standout.
  • From vibrant San Jose, head to the pristine San Gerardo de Dota Valley, home to endless cloud forests and a haven for unique birdlife.
  • Pull on your boots and stretch your legs for an unforgettable 4-day hike to the Pacific coast, through misty forests and humid jungle.
  • Stick on a helmet and savour a full day of rappelling down cliff faces and riding the rapids of the Rio Naranjo.
  • Continue down the coast to Drakes Bay and explore the rainforests of Corcovado National Park and the Rio Claro, then look out for sloths in Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • This trip will open the eyes and quicken the pulse.

Group Leader

  • This tour is accompanied by one of our group leaders.
  • The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible.
  • Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.
  • We aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit.

Meeting Point

Autentico Hotel

  • This streamlined modern hotel is a 15-minute walk from Contraloria train station. Unfussy rooms with warm decor offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, as well as safes and ceiling fans. Breakfast and parking are complimentary.
  • Other amenities include a landscaped garden with an outdoor pool and seating, and an understated restaurant and bar that hosts regular themed buffets.
  • We offers a pre-arranged arrival transfer service from San Jose International Airport [SJO] at an additional fee.
  • If you have pre-booked this service, please ensure you provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel so the transfer can be organised.

Finish Point

Autentico Hotel

  • We offer a pre-arranged departure transfer service to San Jose International Airport [SJO] at an additional fee.
  • If you require this service, please advise your flight arrival details at least 14 days prior to your trip departure.

Flight Information

  • Please be careful when booking flights to/from San Jose; make sure you fly into/out of Juan Santamaria International Airport [SJO]. Please do NOT book flights to/from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport [SJC] as this is located in California, United States.

Difficulty

  • This is an active trip packed with activities such as hiking, white-water rafting, and canyoning. To fully enjoy it, you'll need to be in a good state of health and fitness.
  • To participate in the water-based experiences, you'll need to be a confident swimmer.
  • There are certain activities it’s not possible to skip. If you can imagine yourself hiking for two days on the trot or canoeing for a couple of days and setting up camp on the shore; this is the adventure for you.

Feedback

hello@trekhunt.com


  • After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully.
  • Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers.

Related Video

With this video, we would like to show you, how beautiful is Costa Rica. This video may contain locations that this trek not contains.

Food

  • While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in this region.
  • Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip.
  • To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price.
  • This also gives you more budgeting flexibility.

Communications

  • It is recommended that you download WhatsApp prior to departure; please validate your phone number before leaving home as you will not be able to do this once you arrive, unless you have international roaming enabled. 
  • WhatsApp is usually the preferred method for your leader to be in contact with you and the rest of the group while on tour.
  • It is also good for sharing information and photos with the group members.

Responsible Travel

Travelling responsibly is all about making good choices.

It's about ensuring you have an incredible trip while also having a positive impact on the local environment, community and economy you're travelling in.

How can you be a Responsible Traveller?


  • Choose to travel with a responsible travel company like us! We've already offset the main carbon emissions of your trip, so your footprint is already lighter.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle and some water purification tablets (or a Steripen) to cut down on plastic bottle waste.
  • Be an animal-friendly traveller.
  • Only go to venues that respect animals by allowing them to live normally in their natural environment. Steer clear of venues that use animals for entertainment or abnormal activities and/or keep animals in poor and unnatural conditions.
  • Eat at local restaurants, buy from regional artists and support social enterprises so you can contribute directly to locals and their economy.
  • Always be respectful of local customs and ask permission if you want to take a photo of someone.
  • Learn a few words of the local language and engage with the people around you.
  • Carry a cloth or re-usable bag so you can avoid plastic bags.


What to take

  • Most travellers prefer to take a small to medium wheeled suitcase, which is a great size for the packing capacity in our private vehicles.
  • Whatever you take, be mindful that you will need to be able to carry your own luggage, handle it at airports, take in/out of accommodation and perhaps even walk short distances.
  • Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible. You'll also need a day pack/bag for activities and day trips.
  • Small, light day pack suitable for the four-day Savegre River trek - Quick dry clothing
  • Warm as well as light clothing
  • Waterproof hiking shoes or boots 
  • Swimwea
  • Microfiber towel
  • Sun protection
  • Hhat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Soft and/or hard copies of all important documents e.g. air tickets, passport, vaccination certificate, travel insurance etc. and keep the hard copies separate from the originals.
  • Electrical adapter plug
  • Personal medical kit
  • Watch/Alarm clock or phone that can be used for both
  • Tissues &/or toilet paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera with spare memory card
  • Charger &/or batteries
  • Trekking poles
  • Laundry is available at many hotels and towns during this trip, although you might need to wait for a two-night stop in order to make sure you get it back in time.

Climate

  • Please note that Hurricane season is June to November, when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services can occur.
  • We monitors these situations as they may arise, so that itineraries or activities can be amended as necessary.

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All prices are indicative only and subject to availability and changes without obligation.

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€2,080

Duration

11 days
2019

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