Corcovado National Park - Off The Beaten Track

Corcovado National Park - Off The Beaten Track
Corcovado National Park - Off The Beaten Track
Corcovado National Park - Off The Beaten Track
Corcovado National Park - Off The Beaten Track
Corcovado National Park - Off The Beaten Track
Corcovado National Park - Off The Beaten Track
Corcovado National Park - Off The Beaten Track
Corcovado National Park - Off The Beaten Track
Corcovado National Park - Off The Beaten Track
Corcovado National Park - Off The Beaten Track

Corcovado National Park - Off The Beaten Track


8 Days / 7 Nights

Package Type


Activity Level

Activity Level


Wildlife expectation

Physical Difficulty

Wildlife expectation

Cultural rating

Wildlife expectation

Wildlife expectation


Travel specialist

Contact Us

The Corcovado National Park is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. And the experience of a lifetime. It encompasses the only remaining old-growth wet forests on the Pacific coast of Central America. This immaculate rainforest is home to13 major ecosystems including lowland rain forest, highland cloud forest, Jolillo palm forest, and mangrove swamps, as well as coastal marine and beach habitats. With 40 species of frogs and over 400 bird species, this is just the tip of the iceberg when we are talking about the incredible array of wildlife living within this gift of Mother Nature.

Special features of our 8 Day - Corcovado Off The Beaten Track: 

Type of Tourism:  Nature, Beaches, Water sports, Adventure

Places to Visit:  San Jose, Turrialba, San Gerardo de Dota and Corcovado National park. 

Duration:  8 Days and 7 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 at the San Jose International Airport. Our staff will be waiting to take you to the hotel in Turrialba area.

    The Turrialba area is home to man landmark sites in costa Rica. In the morning, we will visit the Guayabo archaeological site. This pre columbine site is home to archaeological structures such as causeways, mounds, bridges, aqueducts catchment tanks and others and even today, we don’t understand why this site was abandoned.

    In the afternoon, we will head to the CATIE Botanical Garden. This spectacular garden is made up of an invaluable collection of genetic material that is preserved for research and educational purpose...

    Show more

      After a relaxing morning, we will leave for the San Gerardo de Dota Cloud Forest. On arrival, we will check into our lodge for the evening.

        We will wake up to the impressive morning birdsong, heralding the start of an unforgettable adventure in the cloud forest. During breakfast, the hummingbirds will give you an indication of what this day in the forest will be like. This cloud forest is native to many species of plants, animals and birds, with spectacular waterfalls and lush green forest, this is one of the most beautiful and pristine places in Costa Rica.

          After breakfast, our van will collect you from your hotel to take you down to the South Pacific lowlands. At the river dock, a boat will take you to your hotel in Drake Bay and you will have a free evening to enjoy the area.

            Today, we will head out on a hike in one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, the Corcovado National Park. The San Pedrillo trail will lead us through impressive primary forest and we will be able to appreciate all the local flora and fauna. After a little break at the park ranger station, there is a second, shorter hike to a beautiful waterfall, where we will be able to swim in the refreshing, cool, clear water. 

              After breakfast, we will head out to Caño Island, for a snorkelling adventure. This is one of the best locations for snorkelling and diving in Costa Rica, with crystal clear waters to see the magnificent array of sea life and corals.

                Today is the final day of the tour. We will take you to the Drake Bay airstrip. The local flight takes just 1 hour to San Jose and you will arrive at the International airport ready for the check-in for your international flight back home or on to your next exciting destination. 

                  WHAT'S INCLUDED

                  • All Transportation from arrival until departure. 
                  • 2 nights accommodation in Turrialba with Breakfast included. 
                  • Guayabo Archeological site Tour. 
                  • CATIE Botanical Garden tour. 
                  • 2 nights accommodation in San Gerardo de Dota with breakfast included. 
                  • Bird Watching tour in San Gerardo. 
                  • 3 Nights accommodation in Drake Bay area. 
                  • Corcovado National Park hiking tour. 
                  • Caño Island snorkelling tour. 
                  • Local flight Drake Bay airstrip – San Jose. 
                  • Sale taxes. 

                  WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                  • Extra expenses not indicated in the itinerary.
                  • Internal Flights not mentioned above
                  • Airport Tax
                  • Tips and gratuities
                  • Medical Insurance

                  Trip Preparation & FAQS

                  You can check our safety protocols in the following link:

                  We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                  Hepatitis A Food & Water

                  Recommended for most travellers

                  Hepatitis B Blood & Body Fluids

                  Recommended for travellers to most regions.

                  Typhoid Food & Water

                  Recommended for travellers to most regions.

                  Yellow Fever Mosquito

                  Required if travelling from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission.

                  Rabies Saliva of Infected Animals

                  A High-risk country. The Vaccine ris ecommended for long-term travellers and those who may come in contact with animals.


                  There are often outbreaks of malaria in Costa Rica. While there is no vaccine for malaria you can take certain medications.

                  We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when travelling to the destination. 

                  We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                  As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                  We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                  Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                  VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                  Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                  Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                  Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                  Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                  We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                  We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                  We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                  The official currency in Costa Rica is the Costa Rican colón (CRC). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                  Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                  As a committed tour operator we follow the next steps in order to promote sustainability with our collaborators,  suppliers and clients:

                  We undertake sustainability certification processes to improve our operation and promote our green credentials.

                  We promote sustainable practices among our suppliers and evaluate their performance.

                  We educate travelers in how to be a responsible traveler.

                  With our Horizontes Foundation we work with local communities to improve livelihoods and preserve ecosystems.

                  Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                  Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                  The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                  This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                  For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the 24/7 Operations Phone & WhatsApp number: (506) 8730-0396

                  We have put together a vast selection of highly qualified organizations that we consider to have influenced their specific fields and the sustainable development of Costa Rica.

                  Costa Rica is known for being a green sustainable country and you can do activities such as:  

                  Visit National Parks

                  Visit rural communities and share with locals

                  Try local gastronomy

                  Immerse in nature and wildlife


                  Plant a tree


                  For more information you can check our Hands on Learning in Costa Rica Program on the following  link:

                  All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: (506) 8730-0396. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: 

                  This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                  This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                  The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                  Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                  Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

                  For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                  In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                  In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                  It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

                  We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

                  Thank you very much for your interest! You can follow us on our networks:







                  RELATED TRIPS

                  CONTACT US

                  VA Expeditions logo
                  Book with confidence
                  We´re flexible! Postpone your tour with zero cost up to 15 days prior to departure
                  Please provide a valid first name.
                  Please provide a valid last name.
                  Please provide a valid email address.
                  Please provide a valid cellphone.
                  Please provide a valid Tour
                  Please provide a valid country.
                  Please provide a valid city.

                  Are you a Travel Agent ?

                  You must select one type.
                  Please provide a valid last name.
                  Please provide a valid message

                  *By submitting your information, you are automatically accepting our privacy policy.