Hike from Los Patos, stay overnight in La Sirena, and exit the park at Leona Ranger StationThis tour gives you the full experience of Corcovado National Park
Details of this Tour
Get ready for one of the most intense and exciting adventures in Costa Rica and spend 3 days in Corcovado National Park.
This tour is perfect if you would like to get the most out of the park! You can explore the 2 main routes that lead to Sirena Ranger Station – the first being Las Patos ranger station to Sirena Ranger Station, and the second from Sirena ranger station to La Leona Ranger Station.The tour itinerary can be modified according to the weather and the season.
The first day hike is quite intense and 23km long. The park entrance is Los Patos Ranger station, which offers pristine primary forest. The forest is beautiful and you can see over 2000 species of flora. However, this hike is a bit more challenging and categorized as an advanced trail – so it is recommended that hikers are in good physical condition.
The second day is a bit of an easier day as we will have the opportunity to walk some of the short trails that are around Sirena Ranger Station. Nearby the station there is a beautiful River, Sirena River, where wildlife can almost always be observed up close. The other river is Rio Claro, which offers all of the great biodiversity of Corcovado National Park. Another highlight is that you can go swimming in a natural pool of clear river water of Rio Claro. So bring your swim gear if you choose this tour!
The third day you’ll leave early in the morning from La Sirena Ranger Station and hike an easier trail than on Day 1 from Sirena to La Leona Ranger Station. Also on this hike you can obverse a variety of wildlife and beautiful scenery with views over the ocean.
From La Leona it’s a short hike (around 3.5 km) to Carate, where you’ll be greeted by your transport and brought back to Puerto Jimenez.
- Lots of Water (up to 3 liters a day/ per hike)
- Snacks for your hike
- Insect repellent against mosquitoes and ticks
- Rain poncho
- Dry bags
- Quick dry clothes
- Very good hiking shoes
- A hat for sun protection
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