The Osa Peninsula is the wildest area of Costa Rica and our Where the Wild Things Are package bring this to you. Untouched primary rainforest is what you will find inside Corcovado National Park. This is the Costa Rica of old, some of the last remaining low land rainforest in all of Central America and the pride of Costa Rica. This is a vacation for those wanting to escape civilization in every way. You will immerse yourself in the jungle and find yourself anew.
There are several different lodges and experiences in the Osa Peninsula. Contact us today to customize your jungle trip!
Day 1 – Arrival
Transfer to Hotel – (approx 10 minutes) – We use an area hotel for the first overnight on this adventure. You have an early flight tomorrow to reach some of the most remote areas of our country, welcome to Costa Rica!l
Check In Adventure Inn – Or similar hotel
Day 2 – Alajuela to Drake Bay – (B,L,D)
Transfer to Airport– (approx 10 minutes) – Your adventure starts early as you leave to grab the flight south into our densest rainforest.
Flight to Drake Bay – (approx. 40 minutes) – A quick flight will put you in the heart of our country, welcome to the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado.
Transfer to Hotel – Transfer to your lodge by land or by boat.
Check In Drake Bay Wilderness Lodge – Right on the coast, this is a rustic experience you will never forget!
Day 3 – Drake Bay– (B,L,D)
Corcovado Nat’l. Park – (San Pedrillo Ranger Station) – One of the best wilderness areas in Costa Rica. For a full day in the thick of the rainforest, Corcovado National Park is unparalleled for breathtaking beauty and abundant wildlife. You will love hiking through the park. There are many creatures including birds, insects, monkeys, and other wildlife that you will be able to observe. Hikers will see rich and varied vegetation. There are approximately 500 species of trees in the park such as: the giant mahogany reaching over 80 feet high, strangler fig trees, and the unusual garlie tree. A great variety of birds are seen – there are over 360 types of birds and the park protects the largest population of scarlet macaws in the country. Commonly seen are: toucans, green parrots, hawks, kites, and a large variety of hummingbirds. During the boat ride, the hikers can see all four kinds on monkeys living in Costa Rica. They are Howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, spider monkeys, and squirrel monkeys. Also many types of small animals are seen such as quatamundies, aguoutis, paca, and sloths. A giant hollow tree is an interesting home to a large number of fruit bats. Many times tourists have been fortunate enough to see a large herd of wild peccaries. After a delicious picnic lunch, tourists have a choice of roaming the wild beach areas on their own or take the 30 min. hike to the beautiful San Pedrillo waterfall. One of the highlights of the trip is enjoying a cooling swim in the waterfall pool. Then it will be time to return to the resort for a good cup of hot Costa Rican coffee.
Day 4 – Drake Bay – (B,L,D)
Rio Claro – A peaceful jungle river full of natural beauty. You can enjoy swimming, exploring, hiking and surveying the nearby wildlife. To finish, you will have the opportunity to enjoy snorkeling in the quiet waters of the nearby lagoon.
Day 5 – Drake Bay – (B,L,D)
Snorkeling at Caño Island – A remote sandy beach island off the coast – a 50 min. boat ride to the island. You will have the option to snorkel or scuba dive at this world-renowned dive-spot. The ocean surrounding Caño Island is full of wildlife. Additionally, dolphins are usually seen on this tour when traveling to and from Caño Island. The island has trails to hike and is the former burial ground of pre-Columbian Indigenous Tribes. This tour begins with a 12 mile boat ride to the beautiful beaches of Cano Island. During the boat ride, guests of Drake Bay often report sightings of various sea life including dolphins, sea turtles, and whales. Once you reach the island, you can choose to relax on the warm beach, snorkel in the gleaming ocean, or hike around the island to discover ancient Indian burial grounds and breathtaking views.
Day 6 – Drake Bay – (B,L,D)
Horseback Riding Tour – Depending on the tide, this horseback tour will take you along the soothing beach or through the jungle trails near Drake Bay. You will have the opportunity to see some of the most amazing ancient artifacts of the world: the mysterious stone spheres of Costa Rica. No one is sure when or how they were made, or for what reason.
Most of the spheres are made of a hard, volcanic stone called granodiorite, though a few are composed of coquina, a type of limestone. Some say that these spheres are so perfectly round that not even modern equipment could have produced something with such precise tolerances. This tour takes you to the Drake Bay community and continues along the trail to our butterfly farm.
After arriving at the farm, you will be able to view the different vegetation on animals on the farm. The butterfly farm, pineapple field, and wild boars are just a few attractions located at the farm. For the dedicated hikers and horseback riders, the farm has many trails including one that leads to a stunning waterfall.
Day 7 – Drake Bay – (B,L,D)
Free Day / Optional Tour Day – Relax on this day or schedule an activity, the day is yours!
Day 8 – Drake Bay to Alajuela – (B)
Transfer to Airport – Time to start making your way back to reality, transfer by land or boat depending on lodge.
Flight to Alajuela – (approx. 40 minutes)
Transfer to Hotel – (approx. 10 minutes)
Check In Adventure Inn – Or similar Hotel
Day 9 – Departure – (B)
Transfer to Airport – (approx. 10 minutes)
Contact us today to customize your travel experience, or use our Costa Rica Vacation Builder to start planning your dream trip!
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