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Cloud Forest Rural Experience – The Central American highlands.

Tree Tops Travel / Cloud Forest Rural Experience – The Central American highlands.

Cloud Forest Rural Experience – The Central American highlands.

$215 per person

The Central American highlands, home of The Resplendent Quetzal and the Unique Tropical Páramo Ecosystem,  a place with beautiful, warm locals,  and the best quality coffee plantations in the world.

  • Destination(s)
    San Gerardo de Dota
  • Activities
    Paramo Extreme Hike, Quetzal Quest, Rural Stay, Coffee Towns
  • Also includes
    Transportation, guides, lodgging and meals.
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Day 1
Walk in the Paramo, San Gerardo de Dota, rural inn. We leave San José at 5:30 am, and enjoy breakfast on the way to the hill. At 8am we begin our walk. As we are descending, we will appreciate many micro climates and drastic changes in vegetation and scenery. From the Tropical Paramo at 3400 meters, to the Savegre River basin at 2200m. The walk is mostly by primary forest, and in parts, secondary. On the way we may find traces of pumas, dantas and saínos. We will tell incredible stories about all the treasures housed by the mountain, as well as learn about edible plants, medicinal trees and survival techniques. Once we have finished our tour we will enjoy a great traditional lunch in a little house with locals. The specialty of the area is fresh trout. Then we will descend to the canyon of San Gerardo de Dota, where we will enter our rural lodge. In the afternoon your guide will take you on a tour of peach fields, plums and tall ornamental plants. You will find out about the village, its beautiful people, and we will also take advantage of bird watching. At night, a rich dinner awaits us in our lodge. The rooms are very comfortable and cozy, all have heating, a private bathroom and hot water. Accommodation and food are a highlight of the experience. .
2
Day 2 Quetzales, towns, coffee.
On this morning we will seek the famous Quetzal, considered to be one of the most beautiful birds in the world. Afterwards we will have a rich breakfast with a beautiful view of the mountains. At 9am we leave San Gerardo. On the way back we will turn off for a beautiful stretch that will take us through mountain villages with very interesting stories, including Cima de Dota, Coopey and Santa María de Dota. This is the park where the combatants left during the civil war of 1948, for the last battle, before Jose Maria Figueres abolished the army in Costa Rica. Santa María de Dota is a town where 90% of its inhabitants dedicate themselves to producing one of the highest quality coffees in the world. After this tour around the area called Los Santos, we will have lunch at a local restaurant. Here guests can also visit a market with all kinds of traditional products and souvenirs of the area. Around 4pm we will be arriving back to San Jose. Includes:
  • Transportation from San José
  • Tree Tops Travel Guide 24/7
  • Lodging one night at Trogón Ecolodge.
  • 3 meals-Lunch and Dinner of day one and breakfast of day two.
  • The Páramo Hike and Quetzal Quest.
Not included: Breakfast of day one and lunch of day two. Price does NOT include international airfare or any other services not expressly mentioned, including optional travel insurance.  

TOUR LOCATION

Central Valley Highlands, San Gerardo de Dota Cloud Forest

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