Airport pick up. Welcome and general introductions. Lodging in San Jose.
After an early morning breakfast, we will depart to San Gerardo de Rivas. We will arrive at the base hotel in time for lunch. We will have an informational session on the natural history of the area. The rest of the afternoon will enable you to acclimate to the elevation in preparation for tomorrow’s hike. Lodging at the hotel at the base of the mountain.
After breakfast, we will begin the hiking trip (at about 5 AM). It will take about 4-5 hours to reach the first shelter where we will have lunch. We will reach the main shelter (11,063 feet/3,372 meters) at about 3 PM. The day’s hike will average 8 - 10 hours. Lodging at the Summit Lodge.
Day hikes to Los Crestones (The Outcrop) and Valle de los Conejos (Rabbit Valley). Lodging at the Summit Lodge.
Day hike to the summit — Cerro Chirripó (12,352
feet/3,760 meters). At the top you can see both the
Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Lodging at the
We will hike down the mountain after breakfast and travel
to Playa Dominical southern beach area. Lodging in Dominical
Free day. On your own. Playa Dominical.
Morning at beach. Afternoon return to San Jose. Farewell Dinner. Lodging in San Jose.
Departure to Airport. Longer Stays Can be Arranged.