4.1.1.Naturalist trips for researchers, students and biologists


From 3521,24€: 1 person/double room for 2 people

From 3200,74€: 1 person/triple room for 3 people

From 3076,66€: 1 person/quadruple room for 4 people

*Ultimate Wild Trip sells mostly, tailor-made trips. The final price of the trip is subject to the following variants: the seasonal rates of each service, the availability of transport and activities, the minimum number of people to operate each tour, and the type of accommodation available at the time of the reservation. Trips are operated 365 days a year. Some of the tours included in this trip may only be operated in some seasons of the year. Request seasonal activities, according to the dates of the trip. Some hotels may close on certain dates, due to maintenance tasks or weather conditions in Rainy Season. This trip includes a combination of private and shared transfers. To add all private transfers, rental car, or private transport with a personal driver-tour leader and on-tour concierge services, request a quote. This package is a trip with standard-level rooms, and shared tours. To change the level of services, request a customized quote.

Trip details


Day 1: San José Airport – Pacuare River

Day 2: Pacuare River

Day 3: Pacuare River – Tortuguero

Day 4: Tortuguero

Day 5: Tortuguero – Tirimbina Biological Reserve

Day 6: Tirimbina Biological Reserve

Day 7: Tirimbina Biological Reserve – Bosque Eterno de los Niños. Pocosol Station

Day 8: Bosque Eterno de los Niños. Pocosol Station

Day 9: Bosque Eterno de los Niños. Pocosol Station

Day 10: Bosque Eterno de los Niños. Pocosol Station – Monteverde Cloud Forest

Day 11: Monteverde Cloud Forest

Day 12: Monteverde Cloud Forest

Day 13: Monteverde Cloud Forest – Corcovado National Park. La tarde

Day 14: Corcovado National Park. Sirena Station.

Day 15: Corcovado National Park – Drake Bay

Day 16: Drake Bay – San José Airport

Travel plan


Accommodation. Arrival, reception, and private transfer from San José Airport to Siquirres and then transfer to Río Pacuare. You will reach the hotel rafting through the river, famous for its landscapes of incalculable beauty, surrounded by tropical jungle, lush canyons, and impressive waterfalls. Free time in the afternoon.


Full board. In the morning, a hiking tour to the

Cabecar indigenous tribe, where you can learn about the culture and way of life of these clans. Free time in the afternoon.


Bed and breakfast. Today you will be transferred to Tortuguero. In the afternoon, walk in the picturesque town of Tortuguero and the rest of the afternoon free to explore it.


Bed and breakfast. In the morning, naturalists canoe tour through the spectacular channels of Tortuguero National Park. Free time in the afternoon.


Bed and breakfast. In the morning, you will be transferred to Guapiles, where you will pick up a rental 4WD vehicle to go to the Tirimbina Biological Reserve. Upon arrival, in the evening, a night walk through the reserve, which is dedicated to the sustainability and preservation of the rainforest and the wildlife of the Sarapiquí area. You will be able to observe the nocturnal fauna of this place, of which its hundred species of frogs and amphibians stand out.


Bed and breakfast. In the morning, a guided walk through the reserve so as not to miss the beauty of the place in the sunlight, as well as its daytime flora and fauna. In the afternoon, bat tour. In this reserve, they do a special work of conservation with various species of bats, among which the white bat stands out.


Full board. In the morning you will drive to La Fortuna to take the 2 in 1 Combo tour: Arenal Volcano + La Fortuna Waterfall, where you will get to know the tropical forest of the Arenal Volcano National Park, the lake, and the volcanic remains, as well as the Waterfall of La Fortuna, an imposing 70- meter waterfall. Afterward, you will continue your way to Pocosol Station in the Children’s Eternal Forest. The simple fact of the drive uphill in a 4WD to the station through the forest is already an unforgettable experience. Rest of the afternoon, free time.


Bed and breakfast. In the morning, a hiking tour in Pocosol Station, in the Children’s Eternal Forest, where you will get to know the wonderful biodiversity of this beautiful tropical forest. Free time in the afternoon.


Bed and breakfast. Free day to explore the station with self-guided walks, with the possibility of hiring a local naturalist guide.


Bed and breakfast. Today you will drive to Monteverde. In the afternoon, a night tour in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, the mountain where the clouds can be touched. This reserve was created in 1972 by scientists and Quakers from the local community to protect one of the last spots of pristine cloud forest in Central America. You will be able to observe and know the nocturnal fauna of this place.


Bed and breakfast. In the morning, a daytime tour in the Biological Reserve to continue exploring the place, its flora, and fauna, with daylight. Free time in the afternoon.


Bed and breakfast. In the morning, a Canopy tour in a huge tropical rainforest reserve, where you can discover the wonders of the forest from above. Free time in the afternoon.


Bed and breakfast. In the morning, you will drive to the San José airport, where you will return the rental vehicle. There, you will take a domestic flight to Puerto Jiménez, where you will be picked up for the two-night, three-day “Intense Jungle Walk” tour. On this first day of the tour, you will visit La Tarde, a rural tourism project near the Corcovado National Park, to get to know its trails and nightlife.


Bed and breakfast. In the morning, walk from Los Patos to Estación Sirena, within the Corcovado National Park, which is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. There you will spend the night in the station on a real adventure.


Bed and breakfast. Walk to La Leona, where you will take a boat that will take you to Drake Bay. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the area.


Breakfast. In the morning, a domestic flight will take you to the San José airport. Here, your epic adventure comes to an end. See you soon!

Inclusions / Exclusions / Optional extras



-Includes cancellation insurance, luggage insurance, and basic medical assistance insurance, which only covers some adventure activities at the destination.

-The providers of adventure activities include accident insurance and R.C insurance, to be able to operate their tours safely.


-Private transfer: San Jose airport – Siquirres

-Shared transfer: Siquirres – Pacuare River (Included in hotel Price)

-Shared transfer: Pacuare River – Siquirres (Included in hotel Price)

-Shared transfer: Siquirres – Tortuguero (Included in package)

-Shared transfer: Tortuguero – Guapiles (Included in package)

-Private transfer: Rent a car 8 days Daihatsu Bego “Mid Sixe 4×4”

-Shared transfer: Domestic flying San Jose airport – Puerto Jiménez airport

-Boat shared transfer: La Leona Sector – Bahia Drake ($15/pax + Maletas $30/pax)

-Private transfer: Taxi Bahia Drake – Drake airport (the other way around too)

*Rental car for self-guided trips:

-Subject to request and availability, this optional service includes a car rental with Super Cover without excess.
-Type of car: Daihatsu Bego “Mid Sixe 4×4” or similar, subject to availability.
-The Super Cover and vehicle warranty includes Total Collision Damage and theft protection without excess (CDW + SC), additional driver (some rental car companies), unlimited kilometers, airport service charge, road tax, fees, and local taxes (VAT).
*The Super Cover warranty does not cover damages caused by improper use of the car, such as damage to tires, glass, the interior of the car, loss or damage to car keys, and misuse during refueling. If you have an accident and do not submit the police report to the insurance, the Super Cover warranty does not cover the damages caused.
*It is mandatory: Be at least 25 years old, and showing in the branch a driving license with at least 1 year of validity. At the time of rental, the driver must be in possession of a NOT electronic credit card (NOT prepaid).


-Accommodation: Standard rooms in 1*, 2*, 3*, 3* SUP charming hotels, or eco-lodges in rural destinations, subject to availability. Meals included: breakfast.
-The category of the hotel and the rooms will be always subject to availability. In remote areas and natural parks, where there are no 3* hotels, we will book the best option available in terms of comfort and service.
-Some destinations could include half-board or full-board meals. This will be mentioned in the “Accommodations” tab.
-Subject to availability of the accommodations and the client’s choice, the trip could exceptionally include mountain apartments or cabins with kitchens, on a room-only basis.


-Breakfasts: 15
-Lunches: 7
-Dinners: 7

Tour guides & Tour leaders:

-This trip does not include a daily tourist guide on travel.
-All tours and activities included in the trip, have a local Spanish-speaking and English-speaking guide. These guides are for activities only. In some destinations, there is the possibility of renting private guide services, for half-day or a full day.

Tours and activities:

-Tours and activities according to the itinerary, detailed below and included in the “travel plan”. Tours include certified guides, with door-to-door transfers and material, when specific equipment is necessary. Some tours may include snacks, appetizers, or lunch/dinner.


-Any other service not mentioned in the “Inclusions” section.
-Meals and drinks not mentioned as included.
-Tips and personal extras.
-Personal medical expenses
-Visits and excursions are not mentioned as included in the Travel plan.
-Extension of assistance insurance coverage: it is recommended to take out comprehensive adventure assistance insurance, with rescue and coverage for 100% of the adventure activities of the trip.
-International / domestic flights, from the country/place of residence to the holiday destination, and international/domestic flights back to the country/place of residence. Check rates with us.
-For Christmas, New Year, and Easter seasons and special events, there may be minimum stays and/or mandatory supplements for dinners in some of the hotels. Check rates with us.
-Local taxes or eco-taxes charged by certain tourist areas are not included unless otherwise specified. These amounts will be paid directly to the destination.
-If the transfer pick-up time to the airport or the hotel is too early or too late, and you can not enjoy some part of the meal board included in the trip, this part will not be refunded.

-Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park: the US $ 15.00 + VAT ($ 16.95) per person over 12 years old. Children from 6 to 12 years old US $ 5.00 + VAT ($ 5.65) and children under 5 years old: free.
-Contribution to the Green Turtle Museum (STC): US $ 2.00 per person. Children under 6 years free.


*Private transportation service with driver-guide and concierge service:

This is comfortable private service, for VIP clients, with a professional driver and guide at your service, for the entire trip.

The service includes:
-Rental of Premium vehicles, sedans, station wagons, or vans, with the driver, included.
-The fuel of the car.
-Professional driver-guide in private service throughout the trip, with a good level of Spanish and English.
-Transport of luggage.
-Pick up and drop off transfers to the airports and hotels in the main Costa Rica cities, on the first and the last day of the trip.
-The driver will be the tour leader. He will offer to the client optional guided experiences in his spare time, such as cultural visits and community tours. The clients could choose every day if they want a free afternoon or explore the área with a local expert.
-Pick up and drop off transfers to the meeting point of all daily tours and experiences booked, with the local tour companies of the visited destination.
-Concierge service during the trip, daily reservations in restaurants and events, and pick up and drop off transfers to the restaurants chosen by the clients.

Optional extra activities:

Tours are available in the private version and shared version. Minimum of 2 people to operate any shared tour, or pay the difference until the minimum group price is completed. Some tours may require a minimum of 3 to 6 people to be operated. Any addition or change of the services will produce a variation in the final price of the trip:

Tirimbina Biological Reserve:

-Guided daytime hiking walk.
-Guided night hiking hike.
-Bats program.
-Bird watching tour.
-Chocolate tour.

Bosque Eterno de los Niños:

-Guided walk day or night (1-10 pax)
-Educational talk about the BEN (clients with accommodation)


-Kayak tour in the Tortuguero canals.
-Regular turtle nesting observation tour.
-Tour of zip lines.
-Tour by boat through the Tortuguero canals-Duration 3 h
-Private boat tour through Tortuguero canals-Duration 3h
-Private sunrise tour through the Tortuguero canals -Duration 2 h
-Kayaking tour in Tortuguero canals- Duration 3 h
-Private kayak tour in Tortuguero canals- Duration 3 h.
-Twilight Walking tour- Duration 2 h
-Regular turtle nesting observation tour- Duration 2h
-Kayak tour in the Tortuguero canals.
-Regular turtle nesting observation tour.
-Tour of zip lines.

Pacuare River:

-Guayabo National Monument Experience.
-The Pacuare Inflatable Kayak Adventure.
-Romantic dinner on the river bank with bonfire and candles.
-Breakfast in El Nido.
-El Nido: Breakfast birdwatching experience.
-Lunch in El Nido.
-Lunch in El Nido + Private Zip Line Adventure.
-Rafting from the Pacuare Lodge.
-Horseback riding with a visit to the rural community.
-Walk to the Cabecar indigenous community.
-Walks through the jungle with naturalist guides.
-Canyoning/rappelling tour in Wake Up Falls.
-Tour of zip lines.
-Tour of zip lines and canyoning.


-Canopy tour
-Superman Air and Underground.
-Super Tarzan Swing.
-Bungee Jumping.
-Tour Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
-Night Tour Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve Tour – Santa Elena Cloud Forest.
-Birdwatching Tour.
-Tour of El Tigre waterfalls.
-Night Tour.
-Horse Tour.
-Butterfly Tour.
-Typical Tour of Trapiche.
-Coffee, Cane & Chocolate Tour.
-Milking Tour Terra Viva-Tour de Puentes Colgantes.
-Tour of Frogs.
-History of the Arrival of the Quakers in Monteverde.
-Tour of Bats.
-Bosque Eterno de los Niños DAY Tour.
-Bosque Eterno de los Niños NIGHT Tour.
-Orchid Tour.
-Snake Tour.
-Ecological Sanctuary DAY Tour.
-Ecological Sanctuary NIGHT Tour.
-Curi-Cancha DAY Tour.
-Curi-Cancha NIGHT Tour.
-Farmer’s Fair visit.
-Cooking lessons.
-Family and Sustainable Farm experience.
-Monteverde´s footprints tour (Traveler’s Philanthropy)

Drake Bay:

-Diving tour in Caño Island.
-Corcovado National Park tour, Sirena station (min 4pax)
-Mangrove tour (min 4 pax)
-Dolphin and whale watching tour (min 4 pax; only in season)
-Bird watching tour.
-Tour of zip lines.
-Night tour.
-Guided walking tour to San Josecito beach.

Puerto Jiménez / Golfito / Corcovado:

-One day tour in La Tarde ecotourism project (without transportation)
-Artisan gold tour in La Tarde ecotourism project (without transportation)
-Medicinal tour in Alto Laguna ecological project (without transportation)
-Craft workshop in Alto Laguna ecological project (without transportation)
-Milking classes and curd making at Finca La Balsa (without transportation)
-Class of trapiche, in Finca La Balsa (without transportation)
-Trekking tour to La Leona (transfers from / to Puerto Jiménez)
-Trekking tour to Brazos de Río Tigre (transfers from / to Puerto Jiménez)
-Kayak tour in Golfo Dulce (without transportation)
-Bioluminescence kayak tour in Golfo Dulce (without transportation)
-Snorkeling/dolphin and whale watching boat tour in season (without transportation)

*Due to the remoteness and difficulty of access between hotels in the Osa Peninsula, most tours in this area do not include door-to-door transportation from the hotel. This transport has to be hired additionally.

Payment conditions, departures, and rates

*Payment conditions: A minimum deposit of 5% of the total amount of the trip will be paid, after accepting the quotation, as a mandatory step, to request availability from the suppliers. In group trips, the initial deposit will be 10% of the total amount of the trip.

After confirming the availability of the travel services, and depending on the organization of the trip, the balance or remaining amount will be paid, as follows:
In a 3-5 days period, after confirming the availability of the travel services, and depending on the organization of the trip, a deposit of 35% will be paid to confirm the reservation with the suppliers. The balance or remaining amount of the trip will be paid as follows:

a) 25 days or before the first day trip, on individual travels.
b) 45 days or before the first day trip, on group travels. Groups of 8 people or more are considered.

*Exceptions: After accepting the budget, 100% of the total amount of the trip will be paid, in the following cases:

a) In reservations requested within 25 days before the start of the trip, for individual trips.
b) In reservations requested within 45 days before the start of the trip, for group trips. Groups of 8 people or more are considered.

*Important information on rates: The final price indicated on the website is approximate. These rates are subject to the availability of a certain type of room in each hotel and on the availability of transport services and activities. As in any tailor-made trip, this price must be quoted exactly, after confirming availability with all the trip providers. After confirming the availability of services, there may be increases or decreases of the initial quotation, subject to the availability of the providers.
-In case of an increase in the total price of the trip, after confirming the availability, the deposit must be recalculated with the new total price of the trip, and the difference must be paid.
-It is mandatory to pay the deposit and the balance of the trip, or the total amount as appropriate, before the deadlines mentioned here. In case of delay or non-payment by the client, Ultimate Wild Trip is not responsible for the expenses caused by changes, modifications, or cancellations, which may occur as a result of the release and cancellation of the booked services, by the providers. If the traveler does not comply with the payment schedule, Ultimate Wild Trip may consider the reservation as canceled by the traveler. In this cancellation, the conditions established in the Contract Conditions will be applied, in the section “Cancellation of the trip by the traveler before the trip departs.”
-Regardless of the rates shown below, if a travel package is booked in a period that includes different seasons, it would be quoted each day of the package, with the rate corresponding to its respective season.

*Departures: There are departures 365 days per year. It is recommended not to visit the South Pacific area, in September and October. If you do, it is advisable to be properly prepared for the rains.

*Request a quote and availability without hesitation to calculate the exact rate depending on the season, the category of the room, the number of people, the type and number of activities, the type of transfer and its dates, and defining if it will be a private or shared services trip.

From 3521,24€: 1 person/double room for 2 people

From 3200,74€: 1 person/triple room for 3 people

From 3076,66€: 1 person/quadruple room for 4 people


*Pacuare River:

-Hotel: Ríos Tropicales Lodge

-Length of stay: 2 nights

-Meals: full board

-Hotel Category: 2* – 3*

-Room type: Deluxe, subject to availability

-Room capacity: Double occupancy


-Hotel: La Baula Lodge

-Length of stay: 2 nights

-Meals: bed and breakfast

-Hotel Category: 2*

-Room type: Double, subject to availability

-Room capacity: Double occupancy

*Tirimbina Biological Reserve:

-Hotel: Tirimbina Biological Reserve Lodge

-Length of stay: 2 nights

-Meals: bed and breakfast.

-Hotel category: 3* SUP

-Room type: Deluxe, subject to availability

-Room capacity: Double occupancy

*Bosque Eterno de los Niños. Pocosol station

-Hotel: Pocosol Statiom

-Length of stay: 3 nights

-Meals: full board

-Hotel Category: 1* – 2*

-Room type: Single, subject to availability

-Room capacity: Double occupancy


-Hotel: Cloud Forest Lodge

-Length of stay: 3 nights

-Meals: bed and breakfast

-Hotel Category: 3*

-Room type: Simple, double, triple, or familiar, subject to availability

-Room capacity: Double occupancy

*Corcovado National Park. La Tarde:

-Hotel: La Tarde

-Length of stay: 1 night

-Meals: half board

-Hotel Category: 1* – 2*

-Room type: Standard, subject to availability

-Room capacity: Double occupancy

*Corcovado National Park. Sirena Station:

-Hotel: Sirena Station

-Length of stay: 1 night

-Meals: half board

-Hotel Category: 1* – 2*

-Room type: Standard, subject to availability

-Room capacity: Double occupancy

*Drake Bay:

-Hotel: Jacamar Hotel

-Length of stay: 1 nights

-Meals: bed and breakfast

-Hotel Category: 2* SUP

-Room type: Double with king bed (1-2 pax; 3-4 pax 2 bedrooms), subject to availability

-Room capacity: Double occupancy

Important information


*Travel style:

-Multi-adventure 100%: This style of travel includes varied adventure activities and tours. Multi-adventure trips can include activities such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking, caving, hiking of all levels, mountaineering, zip lines, climbing, canyoning, quad tours, helicopter tours, ultralight flights, paragliding, parachuting, bungee jumping, etc.

*Physical requirements:

-70% Moderate: Short hikes from 2 to 4 hours, cultural tours, snorkeling and diving activities, etc. It is not required to be fit, but to be in good health.
-30% Active: It is required to be fit, playing sports frequently, and being in optimal health. Hikes from 4h to 6h, rafting tours with class III-IV rapids, kayak tours in lakes and rivers, etc.

*Travel speed:

-60% Slow travel: from 3 to 5 nights per destination
-40% Fast travel: from 1 to 2 nights per destination

*Service level:

-Standard: Combines rooms of standard level, in 1*, 2*, 3*, 3* SUP hotels and rural eco-lodges, with shared door-to-door transfers, shared domestic flights, and shared tours. The naturalistic experience is prioritized in less touristy and remote destinations, even if it is necessary to reserve lower category hotels. Private transfers, when there is no shared transport in a destination. To change the level of services, request a tailor-made quote.

*Trip organization:

– Individual tailor-made trip.

*Length of the trip: 16 days


-This product is a tailor-made trip. After confirmation of the quote, the final reservation may include different services to the initial trip, with their respective variations in the rates, and the contracting conditions.
-The tailor-made trips are journeys designed carefully from scratch. Availability in hotels and services is not guaranteed until the first deposit or trip payment is done. Essentially clients must have a good attitude, flexibility, and ability to adapt, to possible variations.
-Some flight companies, taxi boats, cruise ships, or land transfers, may charge a supplement for check-in excess baggage. The scheduled flight times can be modified by the airlines.
-Luggage weight on Fly Sansa and Aerobell flights: These companies with the reservation of a Premium ticket, allow up to 18kg in checked luggage and 4.54kg in hand luggage. Always subject to space and availability. With higher weights apply additional charges.
-Some water transfers by boat have a weight luggage limit of 12kg. Example: the boat from La Pavona to Tortuguero.
-It is recommended to bring flexible backpacks with handles for the back or backpacks and waterproof open shoes, to get on the taxi boats.
-In tailor-made trips with a rental car, it is recommended to rent 4×4 all-wheel-drive vehicles with high wheels. There are some destinations and hotels, with only access by unpaved roads, in mountain areas.
-The price of the trip does not include local taxes or eco-taxes charged by certain tourist areas unless otherwise specified. These amounts will be paid directly to the destination.
-If the transfer pick-up time to the airport or the hotel is too early or too late, and you can not enjoy some part of the meal board included in the trip, this part will not be refunded.
-There may be additional costs in some local airports, only payable at the destination. For Example: At La Fortuna airport, they request to pay an additional supplement of $ 8.
-The total price of the trip and all its services may vary depending on the season and some variants, such as the price of fuel.
-This trip is a tailor-made travel package, with 1*, 2*, 3*, 3* SUP standard hotels and charming rural hotels, private and shared door-to-door transfers, shared activities, without tour leader, and daily departures. It is an exclusive service for adventurers, comfortable, operated between rural areas of great beauty, and with scheduled times.
-Private transportation with personal driver-tour leader or rental cars, can be booked as an additional service, with the other package services.
-When the trip includes transfers: If the arrival and departure flight times do not match with working hours, the transfers provider may charge an additional fee for night transfer or private transfer.
-The order and schedule of the visits may vary according to the season, river flow, events, regional festivals, etc. It will be reported at the destination.
-Some National Parks close one day a week and may close in certain periods, due to the rainy season. Example 1: Corcovado closes in October; Example 2: Manuel Antonio National Park is closed every Monday. Ask for advice previously.
-In some places may be necessary to pay additional fees at the destination, as access tickets to natural attractions, museums, events, and National Parks, or bus tickets to access the surroundings. For example) Entrance ticket to national parks as Tortuguero.
-Most shared tours are operated with a minimum of 2 or 3 people. Some tours may require a minimum group of between 4 and 8 persons or a private service.
-Some activities are only operated on certain dates or times of the day, due to the weather, the season, or the migratory season of the animals. For example, whale watching tours, sea turtle nesting, paragliding tours, trekking or horseback riding in the rainy season, etc. Ask for advice previously.
-In hard weather conditions, for security reasons, the order and duration of the activities included in the trip could be subject to changes and even cancellations without prior notice.

*Important information about Hotels:

-Some accommodations can be found in the middle of the wild, and outside the urban centers. Ultimate Wild Trip prioritizes sustainable accommodation in rural areas, whenever possible, and these hotels keep minimum standards of comfort and service.
-Some hotels may close temporarily in the low season, or to carry out maintenance tasks, at certain times of the year. Consult previously.
-In Costa Rica there is no official category of stars, we are governed by the valuation that local travel agencies configure, according to their quality standards.
-In some hotels, triple and quadruple occupancy is based on 2 Queen size beds in the same room. If privacy or single beds are required, request separate rooms or other options.
-Single travelers have important additional fees to book a single room.
-Once the reservation is made, if some hotel does not have availability, a hotel with similar characteristics will be offered, subject to the availability of the hotels in the area. If there are no available rooms or hotels of the same category, alternatives with similar characteristics will be sought, in nearby destinations, or destinations with similar attractions and leisure options.
-When you also book international flights, with Ultimate Wild Trip: After the air voucher issue, international flights will be non-refundable and changes, when allowed, will have management fees imposed by the airlines. Remember to download your electronic ticket, reconfirm the schedules, and check in on the airline’s website, or directly at the airport check-in counter.
-When the trip includes transfers: When transfers pick up the client before the hotel breakfast time, there is the possibility of requesting a takeaway breakfast the night before.


-To travel to Costa Rica, an identity document and a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months are required.
-It is the client’s responsibility to check the entry and visa requirements of the countries to which they are traveling or through which they are passing.
-Spanish citizens do not require a visa to enter Costa Rica and are allowed to enter the country for 90 days, without doing any paperwork.
-Pay special attention to flight stopovers in other countries, as they could be detained at customs and not arrive in the destination country on time. This could lead to loss of services already paid, without being able to opt for a refund.
-We remember that to visit the United States, it is necessary to have a digitized electronic-readable passport.
Since January 2009, travelers with flights with a stopover in the United States have been required to have Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA). The airlines do not allow name changes, so it is very important to verify that the names provided are the same as those reflected in the passport.
*In addition, recently, the US authorities have changed the regulations for the entry of tourists, so that all those who have traveled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, or Syria since March 2011, must apply for a visa at the embassy (even if they have the ESTA previously granted) and will not be eligible for the tourist visa exemption program. This includes passengers traveling to other destinations, with a technical stopover in the United States.
On flights to or via the USA, it is mandatory to carry a smartphone or tablet charged.
It is the traveler’s responsibility to confirm this information with that provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its website.

-Citizens with passports of non-Spanish nationalities: Contact the respective Consulates and/or Embassies to find out the entry formalities required by the countries visited on the trip. Tourists from some countries must obtain a visa in transit to make a stopover in the United States.
-Ultimate Wild Trip recommends always using direct flights or flights with stops in countries without visa restrictions.

Important information about COVID19:

-To travel to Costa Rica, an online health form must be completed before the flight, if you have not been vaccinated. On this form, proof of travel medical insurance must be uploaded with a minimum coverage of USD 50,000 for medical expenses in case of Covid-19 illness, as well as coverage of USD 2,000 for any quarantine costs.

-At the end of the health form, a QR code is generated that the client can save on their mobile phone or print. This QR code must be presented when entering the country.

-The health form also must be presented at the time of check-in. Otherwise, some airlines refuse to board.

-Anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19 before departure should not travel.

-Before traveling, pay special attention to the entry and exit policies of each country, due to the COVID19 pandemic. Ultimate Wild Trip, is not responsible for the services not enjoyed, due to delays or retention of clients, in customs or stopovers in other countries, due to COVID19.

Vaccines and health information:

Spaniards do not need any vaccinations to visit Costa Rica.

Vaccine requirements for other countries:
Yellow Fever vaccination certificate (2016) is required for travelers over 9 months of age from areas at risk of yellow fever transmission (with the addition of Eritrea, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, Tanzania, and Zambia in Africa); except Argentina, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay and Suriname in South America, and those travelers who have made transits of more than 12 hours at airports in countries with risk of yellow fever transmission. Yellow Fever Vaccination Recommendations: No. The yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid for life.
*For more information visit the website of the Ministry of Health and Consumption
For any health recommendations, consult a medical professional.


In Costa Rica we can distinguish two seasons:
-Rainy season or wet season: It is in winter from May to November.
-Dry season: It is in summer, from December to April.
Although there are great variations between different regions. The Caribbean slope has more rains during the year. The Pacific area, especially Guanacaste, is much drier. The temperature remains fairly constant throughout the year (between 23ºC and 30ºC) and with a high degree of humidity.
In rainforests such as Monteverde and El Arenal, there is a particular microclimate where rains are present throughout the year.
During the rainy season, the worst months to visit the Pacific area, especially the southern area, are September and October. In fact, the Corcovado National Park closes throughout October and is when the most torrential rains occur. It is also when the country is greener and its fauna and flora most spectacular.
However, in the Caribbean area, in September and October, the rains are reduced and a dry season microclimate is created. In the same way in the Arenal Volcano area during those 2 months.
Climate information: Info World Meteorological Organization

What to bring:

-Comfortable clothes with short and long sleeves and shorts and long pants for hiking (fresh and easy-drying fabric).
-Sweatshirt or light jacket. Some warm clothes for visits to volcanoes and mountainous areas. In areas such as the top of Monte Chirripó or volcanic peaks, at more than 3000m, temperatures easily drop below 10º and there are strong winds. In all mountainous areas over 700m, including San Jose, the nights are cool.
-Waterproof jacket or raincoat.
-Comfortable footwear for general use and footwear suitable for hiking in the mountains (non-slip sole).
-Swimsuit, bath towel.
-Plastic/leather sandals with foot and ankle support straps. Essential to get on the water boats.
-Flexible suitcase or mountain backpack and small daily backpack (20l-25l) for walks.
-Insect repellent and a small first-aid kit with the usual medication.
-Sun protection: cap/visor, sunglasses, sunscreen with a high protection factor.
-Flashlight or headlamp. Essential for shared mountain lodges or refuges and night hiking tours.
-Binoculars: Optional. On naturalist tours, the guides always carry.

*Currency: The official currency is the Costa Rican colón. But it is possible to pay in US dollars USD. They are accepted almost everywhere. Keep in mind that the amount to be paid in dollars can always be significantly higher, due to rounding up. Credit/debit card payments are accepted in most shops and restaurants.

*Time: GMT-6 time zone

*Electricity: 120V American-type plugs. Bring an adapter.

*Sea turtle nesting season:

-Tortuguero: Leatherback turtle, Green turtle, and Hawksbill turtle. Leatherback turtle and green turtle from March 1 to October 31. Leatherback and green turtle hatchlings are from April 1 to December 15. Tours operated from July to September
-Ostional Wildlife Refuge: Olive Ridley Turtle. All year-round, with a higher concentration from August to September. From January to April 15,000 turtles are concentrated in a space of 3 days a month, while from July to December the number of turtles increases to about 200,000, and the duration of the arrival to 5 or 6 nights.
-Las Baulas Guanacaste National Marine Park, in Playa Grande, Tamarindo: Leatherback Turtle. From October 20 to February 15, with a higher concentration in December to January.
-Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge: Leatherback Turtle, Green Turtle, and Hawksbill Turtle. From March to June, with the highest concentration of nests between April and May.
-Nancite Biological Station, Santa Rosa sector, Guanacaste: Lora Turtle. Spawning from July to November. They can arrive between 5000 and 8000 turtles per night.

*Whale watching season: The best place for observation is the part of the Pacific, and the areas with the most possibility of seeing whales are the Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita, and the Osa Peninsula area, in places like Corcovado, Drake Bay, and Golfo Dulce. They can also be seen in Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Tambor, and Peninsula Papagayo, in the Murcielago Islands sector. Humpback whales migrate through the region between July and November and then again between December and March. In Uvita, the reserve is full between August and October and between December and April.


Ultimate Wild Trip is committed to sustainable and ecological luxury tourism, which promotes the development of rural tourism. Our vision is to offer unique naturalistic experiences with low environmental impact, combined with great community and cultural immersion.
When booking this trip, you are collaborating on the progress of rural economies, environmental protection, and the preservation of the local culture and its heritage.
Some studies show when we increase connection with local communities, and the fauna and flora of the place visited, we get an exponential improvement in the customer’s travel experience.

-Ultimate Wild Trip offsets 100% of the CO2 footprint produced, both by our office and by our clients’ trips.

-We are the first tour operator to calculate and show you the CO2 footprint of all our tour packages during the booking process. And additionally, we allow you to offset it in different reforestation projects, in the neediest rural areas on the planet.
-In addition, we are committed to rewarding your environmental responsibility. If you voluntarily offset the CO2 footprint of your trip, Ultimate Wild Trip will donate the same amount to conservation projects, humanitarian causes, and community projects, of the destinations you visit.

Do you know the important benefits of planting trees?

-Your offset not only reduces polluting emissions, and slows down catastrophic climate change.
-By reforesting, you return the home to fauna and flora, which are in danger of becoming extinct in many ecosystems.
-The danger of flooding is reduced, due to the absorption of water from the roots of the trees, soil erosion is improved, and landslides are avoided.
-By planting trees, you stop the risk of desertification and avoid land degradation.
-In countries with famine and chronic malnutrition, food products derived from trees are a complement to agricultural crops and provide important micronutrients. Fruit trees are much more resistant to drought than agricultural crops.
-2.7 billion people live on less than $ 2 a day. Agroforestry and reforestation increase the productivity of the land, creating jobs and a secure and diverse source of income. Preserving the productivity of the land is key to avoiding massive migrations, economic crises, and humanitarian crises.

What C02 footprint does my trip produce?

To calculate the CO2 footprint of a trip, we first calculate the percentage of sustainability of the trip, based on the environmental responsibility of their suppliers. To this percentage of sustainability, we assign a coefficient or numerical value, previously reduced. Subsequently, we multiply this coefficient by the total gross emissions, and we obtain the calculation of the final net emissions.

-CO2 footprint to offset = 3,19 ton CO2

-Cost of offsetting the footprint in certified reforestation projects: approximately 33,5 euros.

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