Multi-day tours are an amazing way to see a lot of Costa Rica in a short amount of time. There are opportunities to hike your way through multiple ecosystems, raft from one part of Costa Rica to the other, disappear into the depths of nature for several days on end, or set off on a variety-pack planned tour that takes you to some of Costa Rica’s most famous natural landmarks.
One of the most immersive ways to experience the vast biodiversity and magic of the Corcovado National Park is by hiking from one entrance of the park to the other. A trek that takes you through the heart of the Corcovado National Park is from Las Patos Station (it is a 5 kilometer (3 mile) hike along a beautiful river valley to get to this station) to the Sirena Biological Station. By law, you must have a guide with you at all times during this 17.4 kilometer (11 mile) adventure, which you will find very beneficial anyway. The hike is usually broken up into two days. You will camp overnight at one of the ranger stations. There are three trials that go through the Corcovado National Park, so you can definitely spend way more than two days in the park, if you so desire.
Cerro de la Muerte is the highest summit in all of Costa Rica. At a staggering 3,451 meters (11,322 feet) above sea level, this peak is highly sought after by adrenaline-seeking mountain climbers. On this extraordinary hike, you will pass through multiple ecosystems and temperature zones. You must make a reservation in order to hike here and can only stay a maximum of three days, but the challenge is worth the reward. During your guided hike, you will have unique wildlife encounters, exquisite vistas, and learn a wealth about this area in Costa Rica.
Tortuguero and Pacuare River Rafting Trip
This three day, two night tour takes you from San Jose down into Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast by means of white water rafting. The Pacuare River is one of the best rivers in Costa Rica for white water rafting. On your first day, you will paddle a total of 13 kilometers (8 miles) and raft through 14 rapids. Between the exhilarating rush rafting through the rapids, you will witness the spectacular flora and fauna all around the Pacuare River. Your second day will be spent exploring the remote and biodiverse Tortuguero National Park. This combo tour is an action and wildlife life packed adventure.
10-Day Costa Rica Highlights Tour
Ten days is a perfect amount of time to spend in Costa Rica. It is ample time to really get a taste and tour of the major highlights of this incredible country. What’s even better than exploring this country for 10 days is having your itinerary all set up for you! The 10-day Costa Rica highlights tour takes you to the Arenal Volcano, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, La Paz Waterfall, on a coffee tour of Doka Estate, and to the Tortuguero National Park. All of your transfers, park fees, accommodations, and meals are included in this tour, as well as a bilingual expert guide.
8-Day Natural Wonders Adventure Hike
For eight glorious days, you will hike along the beach, through the rainforest, and in the mountains. You will have comfortable lodging at the end of each day, but during the day you will be out and about in nature. You will hike to the La Fortuna Waterfall, admire the mystical Rio Celeste, marvel at giant crocodiles on the Tarcoles River, and trek through the gorgeous mountains behind Quepos. This is an opportunity to be truly immersed in the most beautiful surroundings in Costa Rica.
13-Day Tour of Costa Rica’s National Parks
Costa Rica has 27 national parks. While it is impossible to visit them all in just 13 days, this 13-day tour takes you through some of the most famous. You will explore the Quetzales National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Carara National Park, Arenal National Park, and Tenorio National Park. You will also have the opportunity to spend time at the beach, learn about Costa Rican culture and traditions, enjoy local cuisine, and see more animals than you could have ever imagined!
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