Location: Costa Rica, Caribbean, Heredia, Sarapiqui
Day 1: Rara Avis
Your shuttle will pick you up at your hotel and after you have arrived at the office and meeting point in Horquetas de Sarapiqui you have the last chance to buy supplies before you leave civilization. Rara Avis is Costa Rica's oldest and purest Rainforest Lodge and is completely isolated from modern civilization. From the office, a tractor-pulled cart will take you to the Rara Avis Lodge. The bumpy ride will take about 3 hours. After you have reached the Lodge, you have time to go for a swim at the large crystalline pool at the base of a stunning double waterfall.
ON Rara Avis (Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2 & 3: Rara Avis Rainforest Adventure
Over the next two days you can choose to explore the jungle on your own or go on a guided rainforest tour with an experienced guide. Each morning and afternoon Rara Avis offers guided tours in the forest around the lodge, there are many hiking trails of varying difficulty. However, some of these are also muddy and steep, but you will be impressed by the splendor of the unique nature of the place where everywhere you will find lianas, bromeliads, helicons and tropical trees. Since we are in such an isolated place, the chances of seeing animals are excellent! Walking calmly through green trails with some luck you can see anteaters, tapirs, raccoons, squirrels or even discover wild cats. After dinner you can coordinate with your guide to take a walk to discover the life of nocturnal animals such as frogs, hairy tarantulas, snakes and armadillos that are well camouflaged in the forest.
ON Rara Avis (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: Meeting Point in Sarapiqui
After a healthy breakfast you will start your journey back to Horquetas de Sarapiqui taking the same trailer and tractor, leaving behind this unique, exotic and virgin piece of land. Upon arrival at the office in Horquetas, your private transfer will be waiting to take you back to San Jose or you may continue to your next destination.
Rainforest Adventure Rara Avis:
4 days/3 nightsParticipants:
min. 2 Persons
This tour is not suitable for people who suffer from severe back problems or who can’t walk long distances or pregnant women! Only suitable for nature-lovers, experienced hikers in good physical and mental health! Not good for those who have a spider or snake phobia!
- Bottle Water
- Camera & binoculars
- Insect Spray
- Rubber boots
- Waterproof hiking boots
- Flipflops or sandals
- Long pants & light shirts
- Light jacket
- Raincoat / poncho
- Low Season 01.05.2019 - 30.06.2019 & 01.09.2019 - 30.11.2019
- High Season 01.12.2018 - 30.04.2019 & 01.07.2019 - 31.08.2019
- During Christmas and Holy Week a surcharge will apply
- Bookings are subject to availability
- Private transportation San José-Horquetas-San José
- Transportation Horquetas de Sarapiqui – Rara Avis – Horquetas de Sarapiqui in a tractor-pulled cart
- Rainforest walk in the morning and afternoon with a local bilingual guide
- 3x ON Rara Avis Lodge
- 3x Breakfast, 3x Lunch, 3x Dinner