Myself and my girlfriend will be headed into Corcovado (at least that is the plan) on August 19th for either a 2 or 3 day trek to the Sirena Station and then out via Carate. We have organized the tour with a website called SolDeOsa and they have been very responsive to emails.
I have a couple questions and it would be great to get some local knowledge/advice:
First, we are on a tight budget so the 3 day is really expensive for us--has anybody done a 2 day? Does it give you enough time to enjoy it/experience the park or is it really only worth it if you go for 3 days (that way you can spend the middle day at Sirena)?
Second, thoughts on this company/alternatives both from a pricing standpoint and a quality of guide standpoint (charging $525 for 3 days or $350 for 2 days per person). My girlfriend is very very worried about snakes (really her only fear) so we want the best guide possible. Any advice/experiences would be greatly appreciated!!
Third, is the trail doable/enjoyable at this time of year given the rain?
Fourth (and related to the previous snakes concern) any horror stories/words of advice that we should be aware of before committing to this?
Fifth and finally (and dependent on what we hear for 1-4) would anybody be interested in joining us? The more people the better from the standpoint that prices per person come down. We are two young, energetic people looking to experience and new part of the world and would love to share it with someone if it makes sense!
Thanks in advance for any and all help.