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Intense Jungle Trekking

from $403.00

An adventure for real hikers! Three days with one night in a rural location for a wild experience…Visiting the La Tarde Ecotouristic Project, Los Patos, Sirena, and La Leona, all in one tour.

The price for groups from 3 to 6 people is $351 (per person).

  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Small Group
    2-6
All about the Intense Jungle Trekking.

This tour is ideal for hikers looking for a deeper exploration of the area.

First day: Leave at 12:30 pm from Puerto Jimenez to La Tarde, a rural tourism project that borders the park. You’ll get to visit its unique trails and discover nocturnal creatures and incredible people.

Second day: Head towards Sirena from La Tarde, passing by the Los Patos Ranger Station, and after a  30 km hike, spend the night in this remote biological station.

Third day: Prepare to explore the exuberant beach for 20 km on this coastal trail that you won't forget!  Reach the La Leona Ranger Station and head toward Carate, a gold-digging town, where you can enjoy refreshing cold coconut water.

Completing 60 Km in 3 days while encountering hundreds of species of animals, that’s a good dose of Corcovado!

This tour starts in Puerto Jimenez and ends in Puerto Jimenez.

All packages include shared guide, if you want a private guide for your own group, you must add $10 per person per day and include the guide's meals.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Local naturalist guide
  • Shared transportation from La Palma to La Tarde (if you are 3 or more people, the transportation included is from Puerto Jimenez)
  • One night at La Tarde with 3 meals (dinner, breakfast, and a lunch-box)
  • Park's entrance and accommodation fees
  • Bunk beds with sheets, pillow, and mosquito net at Sirena.
  • Shared transportation from Carate to Puerto Jimenez
What's not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the price. These can be added as an extra.
  • Water
  • (do not bring single-use-plastic items into the park as they are forbidden. You must bring your own reusable bottle of water)

  • Accommodations in Puerto Jimenez
  • Meals in Sirena (breakfast +$20, dinner +$25)
  • Full taxi from Puerto Jimenez to La Palma (only if you are 2 people +$25)
  • Private guide (+$30 and guide's meals)
  • Boat from Sirena to Drake (+$15)**

* These prices are per person
** You can change the route if you prefer to lower the intensity of the hiking level.

  1. Day 1 La Tarde

    12:20 p.m. Meet the guide at our office and take transportation from Puerto Jimenez to La Tarde.*
    2:00 p.m. Arrival at La Tarde (coffee and cookies, settling in).
    3:00 p.m. Hiking the trails at La Tarde.
    5:30 p.m. Dinner (included).
    6:30 p.m. Night hike (included).
    9:00 p.m. Bedtime.
    * If you are 2 people you must take the bus to La Palma or hire the full taxi for an extra fee.

  2. Day 2 La Tarde-Los Patos-Sirena Hike

    5:30 a.m. Breakfast and box-lunch to-go (included).
    6:00 a.m. Hike from La Tarde to the Los Patos Ranger Station, 6 Km (2 hours).
    8:00 a.m. Arrival and registration at Los Patos. Start hiking from Los Patos to Sirena, 24 Km (7-9 hours).
    3:00-5:00 p.m. Arrival at the Sirena Biological Station.*
    6:00 p.m. Dinner at Sirena (not included).
    8:00 p.m. Spend the night at the station.
    * Times may vary due to physical condition of the group and other environmental circumstances.

  3. Day 3 Sirena-La Leona Hike

    5:00 a.m. Early morning hike to the Sirena River (Depends on the tide)
    6:00 a.m. Breakfast at Sirena (not included).
    6:30-7:30 a.m. Sirena-La Leona hike, 20 Km through the rainforest and on the beach (7-9 hours).
    1:00-3:00 p.m. Shared taxi from Carate to Puerto Jimenez.*
    3:00-5:00 p.m. Arrive in Puerto Jimenez.
    * Times may vary due to the tides, physical condition of the group and other environmental circumstances.

La Tarde Ecotouristic Project & Sirena Biological Station

The La Tarde Ecotouristic Project, located in the northern mountains of Corcovado, is a rural tourism initiative that borders the national park and an excellent place for watching birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Here you will spend the first night, in a simple and beautiful cabin. With a stunning view of the forest, the accommodations include a towel, soap, sheets, and shared bathrooms.

The Sirena Biological Station is located 800 mts from the beach. It has two roofed wooden platforms with 18 bunk beds each. Space between the beds is less than one meter apart, resulting in little privacy. The beds are furnished with sheets, a pillow, and mosquito net.

There are nice and clean bathrooms and showers (no hot water available), plus a souvenir shop where you can buy cold drinks, coffee, and snacks.

At the open-air dinning room, you will enjoy a typical Costa Rican meal, big enough to recover all the energy after lots of hiking.

There are lockers where you can store personal belongings for $4 per day. You may also rent towels for $5.

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The water supply for the stations is taken from a well, but it’s not treated. All officers and guides consume this water, which is potable. At Sirena station they offer bottled water at a price of $5 for two liters, especially for times when heavy rain makes tap water come out dirty. If possible, we recommend carrying a water filter or purification tablets for use on the long walks.

It’s optional; Osa Wild only provides foam mattress, sheets and mosquito nets.

No, it’s not necessary, Sirena station provides mattresses.

No, it’s not allowed to cook or heat water at the station. Sirena has a restaurant we you can buy meals and even pay with cash or credit card.

For the walks we recommend: lasting fruit (apples, oranges, tangerines, etc), tortillas, bread, mashed beans, tuna, lasting vegetables (carrot, cucumber, onion, avocado, etc), mixed seeds, energy bars.

For families with children we recommend mainly the day tours or tours to Sirena but using some means of transportation like the boat or plane. We have guides who have worked with children on several occasions and it is possible with good planning.

We don’t recommend this path in the rainy season because conditions can become very dangerous. The river level rises, so the transportation does not reach the station and you must walk an extra 6 Km to reach the park’s entrance. On top of that, the trail gets very muddy and many trees fall on the trail, making it difficult to keep going. If you really want, you can do it, but with all the mentioned difficulties and more.

  • Hiking bag
  • Minimum 3 liters of water per person
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray/Insect repellent
  • Hiking shoes (protected, comfortable and preferably waterproof)
  • Sandals Light and easy to dry clothes
  • Hat or cap Handkerchief Plastic bags (to keep things dry inside the backpack and pack trash out)
  • Towel Flashlight or lantern
  • Rain jacket or poncho (for rainy season)
  • Snacks for the walk (sandwiches, mixed nuts, dry fruits, durable vegetables, cookies, energy or cereal bars, etc.)
  • Water filter, purifying pills, etc. (optional)
  • Camera, binoculars (optional)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
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