Corcovado Tours - Overnight Expeditions

Get down and dirty and explore the heart of  Corcovado National Park's wild jungles on a multi-day guided excursion. Staying overnight at any of the stations and exploring the numerous trails in the park is a wonderful waypuma to see TONS of wildlife including pumas (in Sirena)... if you're lucky!  

Choose to hike (escorted by a naturalist guide) from one of the ranger stations (Los Patos or La Leona (Carate)) fly, take a boat or a combination of these options into Sirena. Then spend a few days exploring the elaborate network of trails in Sirena. 

The easiest way to do it is by boat or flight to Sirena. Hiking in is more cost effective, but very challenging physically. 

Please note: Hiking trips are NOT for the faint of heart or body. The jungle is full of bugs, snakes and other creepy crawlies, it's hot, many of the trails go along the beach with no shade for miles and miles, not to mention the weight of your backpack adding to the difficulty.

There are simple lodging facilities in Sirena fer-de-lance(cot, but you must bring your own sheets and towels). All of the other stations are camping only and ALL require advance reservations. Meals are available in Sirena only, and again by advance reservation only.

We will only book or arrange trips that include a naturalist guide escort. No matter how strong you think you are, getting lost in the jungle (trails are poorly marked) is not fun. Many trails involve river crossings that are tide dependent and crossing at the wrong time can lead to unwanted encounters with bull sharks and crocodiles. 

Still want to go???

We would love to help you! Let us help you arrange a Corcovado overnight expedition! Just let us know where you will be and how many days you would like to spend in the jungle, and we will set it up for you. 

If this seems a bit extreme for you, check out a day hiking tour into Sirena or one of the other Corcovado ranger stations from Drake Bay, Sierpe, Dominical, Manuel Antonio or any town in between or contact us to find a guide, make camping reservations or for more info. 

Option 1: ONE night in Sirena with BOAT transport from Drake Bay 

Includes:

  • Round-trip boat transport from Drake Bay to Sirena
  • 1 nights lodging in park (camping)
  • Sheets and / or tent (bring your own towels and personal items)
  • River-Sirena-Corcovado
  • 1 lunch, Dinner for 1 night, breakfast + snacks on last day
  • Entrance fees for 2 days
  • Naturalist guide (English speaking) 
  • Guided hikes during the day and a night walk around the station
  • Read about what to wear / bring

Total Cost:

$300 per person (for groups of 2 or more, $375 if only 1 person) from Drake Bay, contact us for pricing from Manuel Antonio, Dominical or Sierpe
Book Now or Inquire for more info!

Option 2: TWO nights in Sirena with BOAT transport from Drake Bay

Includes:

  • Round-trip boat transport from Drake Bay to Sirena
  • 2 nights lodging in park (camping)Rivermouth-Sirena-Corcovado.jpg
  • 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches + snacks on last day(meals camping styleprovided by guide)
  • Entrance fees for 3 days and camping fees
  • Naturalist guide (English speaking)  
  • Guided hikes during the day and a night walk around the station
  • Sheets and tent if needed
  • Read about what to wear / bring

Total Cost:

$375 per person for groups of 3 or more, $435 per person for groups of 2 or $470 for just 1 person. For groups of 4 or more contact us. With option to add in:

  • Dorm accommodations
  • Other hot meals provided by park ($20 breakfast and $25 for lunch or dinner - per person)
  • Another night in Sirena
  • Shuttle from Manuel Antonio or Dominical to Sierpe
  • Boat taxi Sierpe to Drake
  • Hotel in Sierpe starting at $20 per person
  • Hotel in Drake: starting at $20 per person
  • And Shuttle to San Jose from Sierpe
Book Now or Inquire for more info!

Option 3: TWO nights in Sirena with hiking from San Pedrillo

THIS TRAIL IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED!  The hike between San Pedrillo and Sirena is VERY difficult and often the trail is closed for a variety of reasons... so we will need to verify the status of this cross-park trail before booking.Sirena-main-sign  When open, it is a 24km (15 miles, 11 hours approx.) difficult hike (crosses three rivers and is mostly along the beach with little to no shade).

Option 3b: TWO nights in San Pedrillo with hiking from Drake Bay

If you'd like to hike from Drake Bay to San Pedrillo and camp in San Pedrillo... this can be done. San Pedrillo has very few overnight guests.. so you could have the ranger station and its beaches all to your self in the evening (plus a few park rangers)... 

Includes:

  • Guided hike from Drake Bay to San Pedrillo
  • 2 nights camping in park
  • 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches + snacks on last day
  • Entrance fees for 3 days 
  • Naturalist guide (English or Spanish speaking)  
  • Guided hikes during the day and a night walk around the station
  • Sheets and tent, camp stove and utensils
  • Read about what to wear / bring

Total Cost:

$245 per person (for groups of 2) and $230 per person for groups of 3 or more
Book Now or Inquire for more info!

Option 4: TWO nights in Sirena with circuit hike from Los Patos-Sirena-La Leona (southern entrances)

About the hike from Los Patos Station:

For folks in the Puerto Jimenez area, this is the way to go for you.

The Los Patos Station is the eastern entrance to the park accessed from Guadalupe - 7kms from La Palma which is the closest main town on that end of the park. Depart Puerto Jimenez in the early morning beach-hikeand travel to La Palma or Guadalupe where you will begin walking from the small village of Guadalupe near the Guaymi Indian reservation and it is a wet three-hour walk from Guadalupe to the ranger station, as you cross the Rincon River many times.  Taxis are available for this journey during the dry season. The actual La Palma ranger station is about 45 minutes inside the park from the boundary.

Continue on from here to Sirena. (Los Patos to Sirena: 20km, 12.5 miles, 9hours approx.): This is an inland trail traversing steep ravines and primary forest.  It is mostly flat for the last 15 km, but the first 5km after the Sirena River traverses several ridges with steep climbs and descents.  River crossings include the Sirena and Pavo Rivers.  Approximately, it is a 8-10 hour hike.  

About the hike from Sirena to La Leona Station:

Sirena Ranger Station to La Leona Ranger Station Trail (16km, 10 miles, 7 hours approx.): This is a hot beach hike requiring careful timing in regards to river crossings and tides.  There are a few rocky outcroppings you can either cross over at low tide or look for a trail that goes inland around the rocks. The trail goes inland and parallels the beach under the shade of the forest canopy as you approach the La Leona Station.  Always keep an eye out for crocodiles when crossing the rivers. It is approximately a seven hour walk. 

  • As you leave Sirena you will first cross the Rio Claro and continue walking on the beach for a little while until the trail picks up again under the shelter of the forest to Salsipuedes. wet rooty trailAfter Salsipuedes, you will walk on the beach for 40 min – 1hr. to La Chancha Point.  When its high tide, look for the short trail that crosses inland, but when its  low tide you can walk on the beach.  Cross the La Chancha river (it's very small), and after the river, walk on the beach again for 30 minutes or so.  When its high tide, there are lots of rocks—try to cross here a at low tide too.  The trail picks up again in the forest and it's another 6km to La Leona.  You can walk on the beach from the Madrigal River to La Leona at low tide if you want.  Trail ends at the station. 

Includes for 2 people or more:

  • Round-trip transport from Puerto Jimenez to the starting point in Guadalupe via private taxi (closest town to Los Patos) and from La Leona (Carate) to Puerto Jimenez via private taxi at the end of the trip.*
  • 2 nights lodging in park (camping)
  • Dinner for 1 nights provided by the park**  Other meals will be bought and prepared by you and the guide. You will meet before departing for the trip and buy groceries with the guide (additional cost). The guide will provide a cook stove, pots and pans and utensils.
  • Entrance fees for 3 days
  • Tent (if needed) and sheets
  • Naturalist guide (English speaking) 
  • Read about what to wear / bring

Total Cost:

 $395 per person (minimum 2) with option to add in:

  • Dorm accommodations
  • Other hot meals provided by park ($20 breakfast and $25 for lunch or dinner - per person)
  • Another night in Sirena  ~ contact us
  • Shuttle from Dominical to Puerto Jimenez $45 per person
  • Hotel in Puerto Jimenez (starting at $20 per night, per person)
  • And Shuttle to San Jose from Puerto Jimenez $55 per person

*We can lower the cost by $30 per person by changing the return transport to Puerto Jimenez to the collectivo which costs $8 per person, but leaves at 3pm from Carate, it will NOT wait!

** We can lower the cost by eliminating the park prepared dinners. Ask us about this. 

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Option 5: ONE night in Sirena with hike to and from La Leona - Sirena (southern entrances)

Depart Puerto Jimenez at 6.00am with your guide via a 4-wheeldrive car and travel across the peninsula to to Playa Carate. This drive is an adventure in itself and we will make a few stops along the way. Arrive in Carate about 2 hours later and begin walking on the beach. The La Leona entrance station is about 1 hour away.

Then we will begin our hike to Sirena ranger station. Your guide will explain a lot about the tropical forest ecology and during the hike you will have a chance to see lots of wildlife. The hike to Sirena from La Leona is approximately 6-7 hours (it's a hot hike mostly along unshaded beach). Stay one night at Sirena biological ranger station and return the next day after breakfast to La Leona.

Includes for 2 people or more:

  • Round-trip transport from Puerto Jimenez to Carate (private taxi) and back to Puerto Jimenez (collectivo) at the end of the trip
  • 1 night lodging in park (cots if available)
  • Dinner for 1 night
  • Entrance fees for 2 days
  • Naturalist guide (English speaking) 
  • Read about what to wear / bring

Total Cost:

 $290 per person (minimum 2) or $255 for groups of 3 or 4.  

Book Now or Inquire for more info!

For ALL tours -  What to Wear / Bring:

What to Wear: 

Closed toed hiking shoes with socks or knee high rubber boots with knee high socks, shorts or light weight long pants.  You will enter and exit the boat on the beach so make sure to wear water shoes or rubber boots for this as there are rocks (barefoot is NOT recommended).

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses & hat
  • Bathing suit & towel
  • Insect repellent - Please always apply insect repellent away from other people.
  • Sea-sick medicine
  • Bottle of water (can refill at the stations)
  • binoculars, camera (with protective plastic bag) and a raincoat / poncho
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Long sleeved shirt, pants
  • toiletries including toothpaste, soap

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