The Osa Peninsula is one of the wildest, most biologically diverse places on the planet. This 3-day, 2-night tour will take you through the heart of it, allowing you to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the Costa Rican outdoors. Do note that tour participants should be physically fit, as you’ll cover around 30 miles (50 km) on foot.
- 72 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 1:00 PM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This tour explores the Corcovado National Park, which has often been described as the “crown jewel” of Costa Rica’s park system. Extending over a third of the Osa Peninsula, Corcovado is the largest park in Costa Rica. It preserves virgin lowland rainforests and provides habitat for a huge range of wildlife, including sloths, anteaters, sea turtles, jaguars, tapir, and all 4 species of monkeys present in the country. During this tour, you’ll have opportunities to spot a wide range of animals, so have your camera handy.
This tour departs from Puerto Jimenez. On the first day you’ll visit La Tarde, a rural eco-tourism project bordering the Corcovado National Park. After enjoying cookies and coffee, you’ll go for a walk along nearby trails—search for playful monkeys and colorful poison-dart frogs. After dinner, you’ll take a guided night hike and try to spot for nocturnal creatures alongside the trail. You’ll spend the night at La Tarde.
On the second day you’ll head towards Sirena Station. You’ll eat breakfast at La Tarde and be given a box lunch to eat in the afternoon. The first portion of this day’s hike is a 3-mile (5-km) walk to the Los Patos Station, where you’ll register with rangers in the Corcovado National Park. After registering, you’ll start the 13.5-mile (22-km) trek to Sirena Station. This long hike will take you deep into the rugged jungle of Corcovado, a part of the park that sees very few visitors. Once you reach Sirena, you’ll relax, eat dinner, and go to sleep.
You’ll spend the third day exploring the trails around Sirena Station. There is an optional early morning hike to the river followed by breakfast in the dining room. This day is leisurely and provides you with ample opportunities to photograph wildlife and get up-close views of the rainforest. In the afternoon, the tour group will depart for Drake Bay, which is where the tour concludes.
Important note: As per the Corovado National Park policies availability can only be provided one month before your travelling date.
If you wish to book in advance we will send you the confirmation voucher 1 month prior your visit according to this policy.
Please contact our reservations department for more information.
Day 1: La Tarde
1:00 p.m.: Meet the guide and transport from PJ to La Tarde
2:30 p.m.: Arrival to La Tarde (coffee and cookies,settling in)
3:00 p.m.: Hiking the trails at La Tarde
5:30 p.m.: Dinner (included)
6:30 p.m.: Night hike
9:00 p.m.: Bed time
Day 2: La Tarde - Los Patos - Sirena hike
5:30 a.m.: Breakfast and box-lunch hand out (included)
6:00 a.m.: Hike from La Tarde to Los Patos station, 6 Km (2 hours)
7:30 a.m.: Arrival and registration at Los Patos. Start hike from Los Patos to Sirena, 24 Km (7-9 hours)
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Arrival to Sirena station
6:00 p.m.: Dinner at Sirena station (not included)
8:00 p.m.: Spend the night at the station
Day 3: Sirena - La Leona hike
5:30 - 6:30 a.m.: Breakfast at Sirena station (not included)
6:30 a.m.: Sirena-La Leona hike, 20 Km through the rainforest and the beach (7-9 hours)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Taxi from Carate to Puerto Jiménez
The crown jewel of Costa Rica's national park system, Corcovado National Park (Parque Nacional Corcovado), is comprised of an enormous 103,290 acres (41,800 ha) of tropical rainforest. The largest of Costa Rica's parks, it encompasses about a third of the Osa Peninsula and embraces an unbelievable amount of its biodiversity.
Read more:Corcovado National Park
What to Bring
At least 2 liters of water, hiking backpack, bug spray, sunscreen, hiking shoes, comfortable hiking clothes, flashlight, snacks, trash bags, towel, mosquito net, sandals, and a rain coat.
Park's entrance and accommodation fees, shared transportation both ways from Puerto Jiménez (if you are 2 people, the transport included is from La Palma), local naturalist guide, 3 meals at La Tarde (dinner, breakfast and lunch-box), 2 meals at La Sirena Station (dinner, breakfast) bunk beds with sheets, pillow, and mosquito net.
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