Chirripó is the tallest mountain in Costa Rica, the 5th tallest mountain in all of Central America, and the 38th tallest mountain in the world! From its peak on a clear day you can see both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea! A trip to Mount Chirripó can be incorporated into most trips if you are up for the challenge. This climb is advanced and should only be attempted by those in good physical condition. In this example package we have combined Chirripó with some time on the Pacific coast in Dominical.
Day 1 ~ Arrival ~ San Jose Airport
Transfer to Hotel – (approx. 10 minutes)
Check in Adventure Inn – Or similar hotel
Day 2 ~ Heredia ~ San Gerardo de Rivas ~ (B,D)
7am Private Transfer to San Gerardo de Rivas – Travel through our central mountain chain to San Gerardo de Rivas, you are about to climb the tallest mountain in Costa Rica and the 5th tallest mountain in all of Central America. Chirripo is also ranked #38 in the world!
Lunch Stop – Optional – We can make an optional lunch stop on the way out.
Check in Hotel Uran – Room with private bath – This is the closest you can get to Chirrpo before the first stage of the hike begins to Crestones Base Camp.
Day 3 ~ Chirripo ~ (B,L,D)
Hiking To Crestones Basecamp – After an early breakfast we will begin our hike to reach the Crestones Base Lodge in Chirripó National Park at 3,372 meters a.s.l / 11,063 feet. Our journey in the tropical cloud forest will be a wonderful experience and will take in average 8 hours. The half-way point will be Llano Bonito, and here a picnic lunch will give us energy to continue. Four more hours and we will arrive to Crestones Base which will give us shelter for the following days. Dinner will make us warm before our first night in Chirripó.
Day 4 ~ Chirripo ~ (B,L,D)
Summit Mt. Chirripo ~ Your guide will prepare breakfast while you get ready for the hike in the highlands. Today we will visit the highest peak in Costa Rica, Mount Chirripo at 3,820 meters a.s.l / 12,532 feet, from where, weather permitting, we could enjoy the amazing sights of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans simultaneously, as well as a panoramic view of the placid lakes in the Moraines´ Valley and the Valley of the Lakes. A picnic lunch at the top will certainly be the highest lunch in Costa Rica. We will continue and visit Mount Terbi at 3,760 meters a.s.l / 12,352 feet and Crestones, great rock formations of the park. Later, back at the lodge we can take some time to walk along the Talari River while a good warm dinner is prepared.
Day 5 ~ Chirripo ~ (B,L,D)
Hiking Down – We will get prepared to hike down the mountains after breakfast; the time hiking down is usually shorter than on the way up. You will notice areas that you may have missed on the hike up. Take your time and soak it in as you make your way down
Check in Hotel Uran – Room w/private bath
Day 6 ~ San Gerardo de Rivas ~ Dominical ~ (B)
Private Transfer to Dominical – (approx. 2.5 hours)
Check in Costa Paraiso – Or similar hotel
Day 7 ~ Dominical ~ (B)
Waves & Caves Kayak Tour – At the put in section we provide you the safety instruction by a professional and bilingual tour guide. After that, the guide will illustrate the 1 hour ease paddling to where the caves are, with natural history of the park, than you will witness one of the most scenic place in the area, over 30 different caves and 2 of them are accessible -depending on the oceans condition- by kayak. After that we will go to one of the most beautiful beaches of the area, Playa Ventanas, where we will set you up on a tropical way, with fruits and drinks. Steps away from our fruit stop, there are 2 caves for you to explore hiking through during the low tide, you can also enjoy and have fun surfing the waves at this beach on your kayak. After all this, we start to paddle back to our take out point at Playa Piñuelas and drive back to your hotel.
Day 8 ~ Dominical ~ (B)
Free Day / Optional Tour Day – Relax on the beach and reflect on the days gone by, this is a day to recharge before the trip back. Optional Tours are available this day.
Day 9 ~ Dominical – Heredia ~ (B)
Shared Shuttle or Private Transfer to Heredia – (approx. 4 hours)
Check in Adventure Inn – or similar hotel
Day 10 ~ Departure ~ (B)
Transfer to Airport – (approx. 10 minutes)
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