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Share a private guided tour Jan 2nd-4th

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Share a private guided tour Jan 2nd-4th

Hi,

we are 2 italian boys visiting Corcovado on next January. We hired an english speaking guide, Rodolfo Gutierrez, that we found on this forum. It seems like he is very well aknowledged, reliable, competent and has great reviews. You can find out more about him on this forum. We will be hiking from/to Drake from Jan 2nd to Jan 4th, spending 2 nights at Sirena ranger station.

Rodolfo is charging us 120USD/day being 2 people, it might be slightly more if we are more than 2.

Park permits are 10USD/day/person, room is 8USD/night/person (4USD if in tent), breakfast is 20USD, lunch 25USD, dinner 25USD per person, but you can bring your own food if you don't want to book the meals. Boat from/to Drake is 30USD/person each way.

We are not tough hikers but we are pretty fit and used to this kind of trips. We're interested in spotting as much wildlife as possible.

Is anyone willing to share the guide?

Cheers,

Marco

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1. Re: Share a private guided tour Jan 2nd-4th

Marco, you will have excellent trip in Corcovado. Just one remark. You should bring only food that does not need to be cooked as cooking is not any more allowed at the station. Upon your return please give us your best trip report (photos welcomed). Happy hiking!

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2. Re: Share a private guided tour Jan 2nd-4th

are you still looking for travelers. My daughter and son in law are looking to hike and stay at Sirena overnite around that time. Please let us know .. It might work out great.

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3. Re: Share a private guided tour Jan 2nd-4th

"We will be hiking from/to Drake from Jan 2nd to Jan 4th, spending 2 nights at Sirena ranger station."

Humm, this doesn't seem possible. The trail from Drake Bay to Sirena has been permanently closed for a few years. If your hiking to San Pedrillo, you can do that from Drake, but NOT to Sirena.

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding, but if you are expecting to hike from Drake Bay to Sirena, I recommend that you check with your guide. From Drake, Sirena is accessable by Boat only.

You can hike into the park from either Los Patos Station (near the town of La Palma) or La Leona Station (near the town of Carate.)

Please double check for your own sake,

Pura Vida,

Ballardo

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4. Re: Share a private guided tour Jan 2nd-4th

Hi Anne, yes, we're still looking for travellers to share the guide. We will be in Drake on Jan 31st, will be diving on Jan 1st and move to Sirena on Jan 2nd, back on Jan 4th.

If you're interested send me a private message and we will get in touch. Cheers

Ballardo you're right but we will go by boat from Drake to Sirena and return and hike around the ranger station for 3 days.

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5. Re: Share a private guided tour Jan 2nd-4th

Marco

My daughter and son in law are interested in talking with you about sharing your guided hike. Please let me know how they can reach you to talk plans.

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6. Re: Share a private guided tour Jan 2nd-4th

Ciao Marco,

Anche io ho organizzato il mio tour per il Corcovado ai primi di gennaio.

Sono però ancora indecisa.

In particolare noi faremo tortuguero,manzanillo,rincon de la vieja Monteverde e arenal poi ci dirigeremo verso il Corcovado per un tour con rodolfo. Sono molto indecisa se fare questo tour perché è veramente lungo da raggiungere il costo in totale per due ci costerà non meno di 500$ e non riesco a capire se alla fine della fiera ne vale la pena o no. Alternativa sarebbe fare un giro intorno alla penisola nicoya.

Visto che tu hai già avuto questa esperienza cosa mi consigli?

Voi avete fatto dei vaccini?

Hai qualche consiglio da darmi per il viaggio?

Grazie anticipatamente

Un saluto

Mari

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7. Re: Share a private guided tour Jan 2nd-4th

Ciao Mari,

effettivamente il Corcovado è fuori mano ma secondo me ne vale assolutamente la pena. E' la cosa che mi è piaciuta di più della Costa Rica. E Rodolfo è un'ottima guida. Anzi, se hai tempo e reggi la fatica, io ti consiglierei di entrare a piedi nel parco (l'alternativa, come ho fatto io per mancanza di tempo, è prendere la barca che arriva sino alla stazione dei rangers: bello, ma ti perdi tutto il cammino nelle zone meno turistiche).

Un'altro posto che mi è piaciuto moltissimo è il Volcan Arenal. Mentre Monteverde è decisamente troppo turistico, sembra di essere in un parco giochi. Comunque sarà un bel viaggio!

Ciao,

Marco

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8. Re: Share a private guided tour Jan 2nd-4th

Grazie sei stato gentilissimo.

Tu hai fatto un pagamento anticipato a Rodolfo?

A me chiede la metà.

Il vulcano arenal deve essere visitato con una guida?

Grazie

Mari

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