Discover the beauty of the tropical rainforest: The Corcovado National Park has been called “the most biologically intense place on earth” by National Geographic. There are 500 species of trees, 140 species of mammals, 367 species of birds, 40 species of freshwater fish, 117 species of amphibians, and four species of sea turtles nesting on the beaches. All four species of monkeys, the six cat species, and the endangered Tapir inhabit this area (mostly seen around Sirena). At least thirteen distinct vegetation types can be seen in close proximity, including mangroves and palm swamps.
You will leave from Rio Drake Farm at 5:30 a.m. by taxi to catch the boat which will take you to the Sirena (or San Pedrillo) ranger station. It is possible that you will see dolphins, sea turtles or even whales (August to December) on the boat ride. In the park, you will hike with a local tour guide who will be able to point out animals and teach you about the wildlife. You will have a chance to see scarlet macaws, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, white face monkeys, squirrel monkeys, peccaries, crocodiles, tapirs, coatis, sloths, and many more animals. You will have a picnic for lunch and the return boat will leave around 1 p.m. You will arrive back at the farm around 3 p.m.
Duration: 1 day – approximate 10 hours (including 2 x 30min taxi ride, 2 x 1,5h boat ride (San Pedrillo 2 x 20min) and 6 hours in the park)
Includes: Transport to the boat station and boat trip, entrance fees, picnic, local guide
Please note: The reservation with the park administration has to be done with anticipation, as entries are very limited. Please let us know well in advance if you want to participate in these tours, short term requests (on the day before the tour) are depending on availability.
Please bring with you:
- Rubber boots (we also have a couple of pairs to lend here, sizes 37-43), especially in raining season due to muddy trails, water crossing and because they offer more protection. If not possible, please wear at least high hiking boots.
- You need to walk through water to get in and out of the boat so please bring short pants or long pants that you can cut the legs off for example.
- Long pants serve as protection against insect bites in the park.
- Sandals (no flip-flops) as you have to walk over Sharp stones (in the water) where you will get off the boat in Sirena.