EXPEDITIONS  

                          

BREAKING NEWS:  Corcovado National Park opens a new trail: El Tigre

Check out Corcovado's newest trail in the Dos Brazos area! This up-and-down trek through the mountainous primary rainforest of the Osa Peninsula is seen by very few who visit the region. This 8 km loop trail which begins right near where the two branches of the Rio Tigre meet. This area is particularly known for its bird-watching. Tours leave every hour from 5 am to 11 am and take about 5-6 hours. The tour costs $65 (for groups of 5 or more), $70 (group of 4), or $ 75 (2-3 people) per person depending on the size of your group. Let us know If we can help you plan your trip to explore the newest trail in Corcovado!

 

All tours include the following:

    -Professional, bilingual, naturalist guide

    -lodging at Sirena (Budget option with camping, All-Inclusive with dormitory)

    -all park permit fees

    -transportation from and to the starting point of the tour

    -All-Inclusive tours (only) include a pack lunch on Day 1 of the tour

3-day Tour Options

(All rates are per person)

Park entry point>Sirena>Exit point

Tour Style

Group Size

Starting/Ending place

Transportation

Meals

2

3

4

Los Patos>Sirena>Carate

All-Inclusive

$

630

$

540

$ 500

Puerto Jimenez

roundtrip private taxi transfers, horseback ride to trailhead on Day 1

included

Budget

$ 545

$ 480

$ 450

Puerto Jimenez

private taxi transfer on Day 1, colectivo back

included

Puerto Jimenez>Sirena>Carate (fly in, walk out)

All-Inclusive

ASK

ASK

ASK

Puerto Jimenez

charter flight on Day 1, private taxi transfer back

included

Budget

ASK

ASK

ASK

Puerto Jimenez

charter flight on Day 1, colectivo back

included

Carate>Sirena>Carate

All-Inclusive

$ 580

$ 500

$ 465

Puerto Jimenez

roundtrip private taxi transfers

included

Budget

$ 510

$ 460

$ 435

Puerto Jimenez

roundtrip colectivo transfers

included

Drake>Sirena>Drake

All-Inclusive

ASK

ASK

ASK

Drake

roundtrip boat transfers

included

Budget

ASK

ASK

ASK

Drake

roundtrip boat transfers

included

2-day Tour Options

(All rates are per person)

Park Entry point>Sirena>Exit point

Tour Style

Group Size

Starting/Ending place

Transportation

Meals

2

3

4

Los Patos>Sirena>Carate

All-Inclusive

$ 450

$ 380

$ 340

Puerto Jimenez

roundtrip private taxi transfers, horseback ride to trailhead on Day 1

included

Budget

$ 390

$ 325

$ 295

Puerto Jimenez

private taxi transfer on Day 1, colectivo back

included

Puerto Jimenez>Sirena>Carate

All-Inclusive

ASK

ASK

ASK

Puerto Jimenez

charter flight on Day 1, private taxi transfer back

included

Budget

ASK

ASK

ASK

Puerto Jimenez

charter flight on Day 1, colectivo back

included

Carate>Sirena>Carate

All-Inclusive

$ 430

$ 350

$ 310

Puerto Jimenez

roundtrip private taxi transfers

included

Budget

$ 350

$ 280

$ 255

Puerto Jimenez

roundtrip colectivo transfers

included

Drake>Sirena>Drake

All-Inclusive

ASK

ASK

ASK

Drake

roundtrip boat transfers

included

Budget

ASK

ASK

ASK

Drake

roundtrip boat transfers

included

 

Cookie Cutter Option.  For those that would prefer a private guide but prefer to make independent arrangements for permits and transfers, we offer dedicated naturalist bilingual guides for $150 per day for parties of 1-2 persons, $200 per day for parties of 3-4 persons.  This fee includes the guide's fees, and his permits and fees, not ground transfers, which may be paid for by the trek party

CORCOVADO PARK FULLY GUIDED EXPEDITION REQUEST

PERSONAL

From                
Email               
   REQUIRED:  if you don't fill in an email address, I will not have a way to reply
Party size         

GUIDED EXPEDITIONS (select one of the three options below)

3-Day Guided Expedition        (select if you want a fully guided three day expedition, see details here)
2-Day Guided Excursion       
  (select if you want a fully guided two-day excursion, see details here)

DATES  (Please do not request permits more than one month in advance as Parks will not issue them, and I do not schedule future permit requests)
Target Arrival Date              

Alternate 1 Arrival Date      

Alternate 2 Arrival Date      

Number of Nights in Park  
  (The number of nights you wish to spend NOT days)

LOGISTICS

Need lodging before and after tour        (Specify details under "Additional" below)
Need transport to and from area         
  (Specify details under "Additional" below)

ADDITIONAL:  Let me know of additional details or if you would like for me to reserve lodging either before and/or after your Corcovado stay or would like assistance with domestic air reservations.

ADDITIONAL TRAVEL PLANNING ASSISTANCE

In addition to full Corcovado support and guided expeditions, OCTT is a full-service travel agency and will be pleased to assist with domestic air transport, rental car, local accommodations, full-service lodging alternatives before or after your Corcovado expedition, and a wide range of activities in and around Puerto Jimenez, the Osa Peninsula and for that matter throughout Costa Rica.  For general information, browse here, fill out a general inquiry questionnaire here, or simply write me to let me know how I can help with your travel planning.

WHAT TO BRING

The best rule for those that are not camping is that If it won't fit in a day pack, don't bring it along.  You will be hiking at least 38 kilometers, 19 the first day, and 19 the second day.  The first portion of your trip is shaded and not excessively hot; the second portion of your trip is grueling, hot, and tiring.  Both hiking days are physically demanding, and the more you bring, the harder it is.  Bring only the bare essentials, which are the following:

1)  Loose cotton clothing, shorts, t-shirt, hat, one change tops, and plan to wash your day one hiking clothes at Sirena and put them on wet for Day 2 the next morning.

2)  Appropriate footwear is individual specific, but leather is not recommended.  Day One can be done barefoot.  Day Two involves lots of rocks, so you should have something more than Tevas.  I prefer the $12 pair of rubber boots sold locally.  They are tough, have excellent traction in the forest, are easy to take off and put on, and dry very quickly if you go over the top.

3)  Insect protection.  Bring a strong repellant (i.e. one with DEET as an active ingredient).  Two different species of locally present mosquitoes carry dengue fever and malaria.  Also, for optimal comfort at the Sirena dormitory housing, a mosquito net is advised.

4)  Water.  Two-liter bottle is adequate.  Water is heavy; don't get carried away as there is potable water for refills at all the ranger stations.

5)  Snacks and Treats.  Every slightest creature comfort is magnified in the wilderness, so be your own judge, just keep it light.

6)  Sunglasses, a Hat, and Sun Block.  You'll want these things for the Sirena>Carate trail especially.

7)  Camera, obviously.

8)  Plastic bags.  One garbage size plastic bag that you can put your pack in to stay dry, one  small plastic bag for dirty clothes, and several zip loc baggies to carry items that must stay dry:  passport, matches, camera, film, SIMS, rolling papers, etc.

9)  Sheet(s).  Sheets are not provided at the dormitory (but are provided by our guides).  Bring a second one to sleep on top of if you want, remember weight when packing.

10)  Basic Essentials.  Knife, lighter, flashlight, spare batteries, ballpoint pen, essential meds (anaphylactic shock remedy, insulin, lithium, birth control, etc.) according to your particular medical circumstances.

11)  Cash.  You will need cash if you want to buy cold drinks at La Leona Lodge or the Carate Pulperia (small shop) upon your exit.

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