Costa Rica – Corcovado National Park – Rainforests – Pacuare River
We begin our adventure in San Jose. Then we fly to world-famous Corcovado National Park and the Cano Island Biological Reserve.
Corcovado is a paradise of tropical wilderness and beaches, catalogued by the National Geographic Society as “one of the most biologically intense places on Earth!” It has truly spectacular wildlife, including many species of monkeys, crocodiles, exotic parrots, toucans, and an incredible diversity of species. Resident naturalists lead several hiking and boat excursions with snorkeling which are included in the trip price. There is access to post card perfect beach 5 minutes from the hotel. Our accommodations in Corcovado will be the spectacular La Paloma Lodge. regarded as one of the best eco-lodges in Costa Rica and is \just a short walk from the cool waters of Agujitas River and secluded black-sand beaches.
After leaving La Paloma, we travel by boat through a beautiful mangrove and up the Sierpe river to the small jungle town of Sierpe. Here we meet our comfortable bus and drive up the west coast to the beautiful Savegre River Valley, where we stay at the Rafiki Jungle Lodge, which is patterned after deluxe Africa Wildlife Lodges. During our stay at Rafiki, you can do hiking with a naturalist, horseback riding, bird and wildlife watching, and a beautiful class 3 whitewater trip down the. Savegre River.
After two days at Rafiki we fly back to San Jose and prepare for our two day rafting trip on the Pacuare river. Rated one of the top rivers in the world, you’ll experience the intimate nature of the rainforest as you raft right through it. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds indulge your senses on every level. Enjoy an evening at a remote eco-lodge, nestled in the rainforest on the banks of the Pacuare River. The Rios Tropicales Lodge, complete with hydro-powered electricity, is a model of ecotourism and deluxe accommodations.