The Costa Rica Southern Multisport gives you an opportunity to do a lot of activities in great areas, away from the crowds.
Day 1 - (B) Arrival in San José. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Hotel Costa Rica
Day 2 - (B, L) Early morning you will be picked up the Pacuare Whitewater Rafting Tour (class III-IV). The crisp clear water of the Pacuare, Latin America’s first Wild and Scenic River, offers some of the finest whitewater in the world, providing the adventurous rafter with a ride of great natural beauty. After this tour transfer back to San José. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Hotel Costa Rica
Day 3 - (B, L, D) After breakfast you will pick up the rental car at your hotel for the trip to Savegre Lodge, nestled in the highlands of San Gerardo de Dota, about 3 hr drive from San José. Free afternoon to explore the area on your own. Savegre Mountain Lodge
The lodge has 41 rooms, 21 standard rooms and 20 Junior Suites all equipped with private bathroom, hot water, hair dryer, telephone, heating system, and safety deposit box. The Junior Suites have an additional fireplace. There are no televisions in the rooms. Other facilities include a restaurant serving homemade Costa Rican and International meals, Bar & Lounge, meeting room for up to 50 persons, internet service at the lobby and restaurant, laundry service and currency exchange. Some activities in the area include horseback riding, guided bird watching tours, fishing, and walking along the forest trails that are located in a 600 hectares PrivateNature Reserve. Birds such as quetzals and trogons are common in the area besides other 170 recorded species of bird makes the place a birdwatchers paradise.
Ideal for birdwatchers, and naturalists that enjoy wilderness, as well as the cold, misty, and rustic atmosphere of the mountains.
Day 4 - (B, L, D) Free day for optional activities. We highly recommend the birding tour in the nearby cloud forest reserve, home of the quetzal, considered the most beautiful bird on earth. Savegre Mountain Lodge
Day 5 - (B) After breakfast at the lodge departure to the South Pacific Coast where Domincal & Uvita are located. On the way you will do a horseback riding tour to the Nauyaca Waterfalls. These wonderful waterfalls are one of the main attractions of the Southern Pacific coast, not only because its natural beauty, but also to do different outdoors activities, like swimming, climbing the falls, jumping into the deep waters and bird watching. The main attractions at Nauyaca are the natural swimming holes and majestic waterfalls. During the afternoon arrival in Uvita and rest of the day at leisure. Villas Gaia
Hotel Villas Gaia features 14 colorful wooden bungalows and 2 casitas for 4 and 7 persons nestled in a lush tropical garden accented with the vibrant colors of the tropics. Each separate bungalow has orthopedic queen and single beds, reading lamps, bedside tables, ceiling fans, safety deposit box, built-in closet, bathroom with solar hot running water, and a private terrace with comfortable chairs, table, and bench. Several bungalows also offer air conditioning. Hotel facilities include: hilltop swimming pool with the opportunity of witnessing spectacular ocean sunsets from the sundeck and poolside ranch bar, a gourmet restaurant specializing in European cuisine fused with Latin American flavors, and a private jungle trail leading direct from the sundeck to Tortuga beach, just a 10 minute walk away.
Among the activities in the area are: rainforest hiking, bird watching, sportfishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, scuba diving, snorkeling, canopy, boat excursions to nearby national parks and reserves, including Corcovado National Park, Ballena Marine National Park, Caño Island and the mangrove swamps.
Ideal for independent travelers and also for families. The bungalows are detached and have a terrace with a view of the surrounding forest. Some rooms also have an ocean view. Homey atmosphere with exceptional service.
Day 6 - (B) Today morning you will enjoy a sea kayaking tour in the Marino Ballena National Park. Rest of the day at leisure. Villas Gaia
Day 7 - (B, L, D) After breakfast at the hotel you will drive to Palmar Sur. There you will meet the staff of Punta Marenco Lodge for the transfer by minibus and boat to the lodge. Upon arrival at the lodge rest of the day at leisure. Punta Marenco
The lodge has a capacity of up to 30 guests, and it features 14 small and rustic cabins, built in the style used by the Buruca Indians. Each cabin includes a porch, private bathroom, safety box and a breathtaking ocean view.Complimentary meals are served 3 times a day, and tours to the nearby attractions are also offered. Such tours include scuba diving, trips to Caño Island, Corcovado National Park, and to their privately owned Punta Rio Claro National Wildlife Refuge, declared by the president of Costa Rica as an important area for the protection of endangered species like Scarlet Macaws, Squirrel monkey, Howler Monkey, Dantas, Jaguar, Humpback Whales, among other species of mammals, insects, and birds.
A middle-priced option in Corcovado catering to those look for a real experience close to the nature.
Day 8 - (B, L, D) Full day to explore Corcovado National Park. The tour starts with a boat transfer to San Pedrillo Ranger Station for a guided hike into the rain forest. A picnic lunch will be served on the beach. Punta Marenco
Day 9 - (B, L, D) Depart with your guide for a full day tour to Isla del Caño Biological Reserve, a guided hike into dense rain forest or a snorkelling expedition in crystal waters. Punta Marenco
Day 10 - (B) After breakfast at the lodge boat and ground transfer to Palmar Sur, from there you will take a flight back to San Jose. Once in San José transfer to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure.Hotel Costa Rica
Day 11 - (B) Private transfer to the San Jose International Airport.
Rates per person based on double occupancy in US$ dollars:
The program includes:
• Meet & greet upon arrival
• Accommodation as detailed above
• Ground Transfers or Rental Car
• Tours as described above
• Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
• All taxes
Does not include optional activities
* Private Transfers Alternative: A private driver will pick up the clients directly at the hotel and will take them to the next destination. The schedules can be flexible (unless they have to connect with other transfers or be in a certain place at a specific moment) and they do not have to wait for other clients, since this is a private service.
**Rental Car Alternative: Renting a car is a convenient way to move around the country as it gives you the freedom to explore at will. Our preferred car rental companies offer a complete list of services, including a modern fleet of vehicles and pick-up and drop-off services in San José as well as in the main tourist destinations. We would recommend a 4WD whenever possible and depending on the places you wish to visit, as they are more robust vehicles and a more reliable option for difficult roads. The rate provided does not include the Mandatory Insurance (USD 18.00 per day of rent). Clients will pick up the vehicle (Daihatsu Bego 4x4) on Day 03 and return it on Day 07.