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Caminos de Osa is an innovative project in Costa Rica, that empowers local “micro-entrepreneurs” to develop sustainable tourism as a tool to achieve sustainable development in the region and to improve the lives of each of the communities members. Launched in 2015, Caminos de Osa offers tourists a multi-day immersion in authentic Costa Rica with visits to small communities, nature tours led by local guides, a sampling of traditional foods and humble lodging, sometimes in the homes of local families. Join this 11 day Off the beaten track tour for a totally immersive experience.
Special features of our 11 day Caminos De Osa Immersion Experience:
Type of Tourism: Nature, Jungle, Adventure
Places to Visit: San Jose, Savegre, Sierpe, Corcovado National Park, Playa Blanca
Duration: 11 Days and 10 Nights.
Type of Service: group tours.
Accommodation: 3 star hotels and lodges at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for!
Today is arrival day to the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose. Our driver will be waiting at the airport to take you to the town of Heredia, a great place to see the remarkable contrasts of Costa Rica. The Colonial architecture and traditional small towns, with the church, the park and the school forming the centre, combine with modern structures and the impressive backdrop of stunning green and blue mountains. This city is the home of the state university, national and international co...
Today we will head out to the town of Savegre. Impressive mountains give way to the Savegre River forming the habitat of exotic flora and fauna, protected areas and national parks in this spectacular natural zone. This is a favourite spot for bird watchers and those interested in authentic rural country living. The highlands and valleys are excellent fruit-producing regions. We will spend the evening in this natural paradise.
Today we will head out for a unique rafting experience. Our guides are locally born and internationally trained, offering a personalized experience of a lifetime. Perfect for watching the shorebirds on the riverside, the Savegre River plummets down through some of the most remote parts of Costa Rica. It travels through a series of National Parks and protected areas before it joins forces with the Rio Division. These 2 rivers form the Lower Savegre River and the 13-kilometre stretch is...
Today we will leave Savegre and head to Finca 6 Pre-Columbian Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your guide will give you a brief history of southern Costa Rica from pre-Columbian times. At the site, we will find a sunken village of an ancient civilization that lived in the area between AD 400-1400 and made of large, perfectly round, stone spheres. After lunch, we will head to the town of Sierpe. Are you ready to escape to a place of wild mountain forests, spilling down onto pristi...
Today we will leave the Sandoval's home after a delicious typical breakfast. We will cross a mountain along rainforest trails for a 6 km hike. Along the way, we can catch a glimpse of the many bird species, insects and some of the mammals that live in the rainforest. We will stop at a traditional gold mining family’s home. To learn about the artisanal techniques of gold extraction used to find gold in the local rivers. We will then visit a traditional sugar mill where the normal...
After a magical sunrise, we will head out on a kayak tour through the Golfo Dulce to Agujas Beach. We can appreciate the local wildlife and endemic flora along the way. We will then leave the kayak for horseback to ride from Agujas Beach to The Dos Brazos Community until we arrive at the butterfly farm. We will learn all about the life cycle of butterflies and the importance of these insects. We will then head to the Amazonita Ecolodge where we will have lunch and spend the evening.
After breakfast, we will head out on our final trek, taking us through primary forest that will take us to the very end of the Corcovado National Park. Most of the hike will require walking through rivers and steep up and down hills; please be sure to have the appropriate clothing and shoes. We will enjoy lunch along the way. After this long hike along the Camino del Oro, we will finish the hike relaxing and watching the beautiful sunset at The Carate Beach.
We will spend the morning soaking up some sun on the beautiful beach. After lunch, we will head to The Golfo Dulce, located between the Osa Peninsula and the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The large bay embraces pristine beaches, rivers, and tall evergreen forests, which is protected by the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve. This region, where the forest connects to the sea at the river mouths, with impressive mangroves and the breeding area for many marine species.
After a drive through the rainforest to Golfito, we will board a motorboat for a scenic trip around Golfo Dulce, separating the Piedras Blancas National Park and the Osa peninsula. Three species of porpoise live and breed year-round in the gulf. There is an opportunity to observe bottlenose dolphins playing and swimming, and during certain months, humpback whales and whale sharks can be seen. We will stop in Puerto Jimenez for a short walk to a mangrove swamp to look for scarlet macaw...
Today we will head to the airport in Golfito to take our flight to the San Jose airport. Here our driver will take us to the San Jose hotel for our final evening.