12 days,San José to San José

Trek into a remote community to live with the locals, sleep in a cave behind twin 26m (85 ft) waterfalls, make your own sugarcane candy, experience a traditional sauna and learn about medicinal plants, rappel down hidden waterfalls, whitewater-raft on the Savegre River.

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Think you know Costa Rica? Trade in the same old settings for the real deal. Trek into the heart of the jungle to live with three families in a remote village. Discover the emerald core of a diverse land while bunking down behind a massive waterfall in a hidden cave. Learn about the medicinal plants native to these parts and how to make sugarcane candy. This is a spectacular country with opportunities for waterfall rappelling, surfing and whitewater rafting. This is what adventure is all about.

What's Included

  • 4-day hiking excursion to Piedras Blancas. 3-day hiking excursion to Diamante Verde Cave. Waterfall rappelling. Whitewater rafting on the Savegre River. Trapiche explanation. Ziplining. Traditional sauna. Medicinal plant talk. Bread-, tortilla-, and chocolate-making.
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners. (Allow USD270-370 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (6 nts), jungle homestay (3 nts, multi-share), fully equipped cave (2 nts, sleeping bags, no electricity).
  • Local bus, pickup truck, van, raft, hiking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
Day 1 San José

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 San Isidro de General

Travel by local bus over the highest mountain pass in the country. Take a walk in the main plaza and visit some shops before the next day's trek into the jungle.

Day 3 Piedras Blancas/Lopez home (1L,1D)

Travel in the back of pickup trucks through lush green landscapes. Enjoy a 4-hour hike to a jungle homestay for the night while spotting tropical fauna and plenty of wildlife along the way.

Day 4 Piedras Blancas/Granados home (1B,1L,1D)

Experience life in a remote community. Go waterfall rappelling, make sugarcane candy, visit the local school, and cool off in the river that flows right by the house. Before dinner, learn how to make traditional baked goods.

Day 5 Piedras Blancas/Fonseca home (1B,1L,1D)

Zip across the Savegre River to the next homestay with an included medicinal plant walk and traditional sauna.

Day 6 Dominical (1B,1L)

Raft the Savegre River and relax at the end of the day by stretching out on the beach. Try the local seafood at an optional group dinner.

Day 7-8 Diamante Verde (2B,2L,2D)

Trek to a unique fully equipped cave with twin 26m (85 ft) waterfalls. Included activity options: Waterfall rappelling, swimming in three natural pools, and exploring surrounding trails.

Day 9-10 Uvita (1B)

Relax and chill out on the beach. Opt to surf, whale-watch, horseback-ride or snorkel.

Day 11 San José

Transfer back to the capital for a final evening with the group.

Day 12 San José

Depart at any time.

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