hiking itinerary - 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

PEJIBAYE TO CERRO DE LA MUERTE

Important:

  1. This trek is operated with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 14 people.
  2. So that you know, the walker must carry only a backpack with the necessary clothing for these days; no luggage can be taken.
  3. I’d like to ask you to please experience solid trekking and be in good physical condition.
  4. this trek should be done all year round except September and October due to the winter season.
  5. The trekking package prices already include VAT.
  6. Private transport from London Quepos to Manuel Antonio or Quepos according to where you tell us.
  7. From 2 to 4 pax, only the local bilingual guide goes.
  8. From 5 pax upwards, a local bilingual guide and the Pacquiao will accompany you.

More information:

  • Local bilingual guide with mountain trekking experience.
  • Porter.
  • Accommodation
  • Full board according to the description above.
  • voluntary tipping
  • alcoholic beverages
  •  Wear cape
  • Repellent
  • Spotlight
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for walking in the mountains.
  • Sunscreen.

Itinerary:

You can be picked up in San Jose with a bilingual guide, continue to Pejibaje de Jimenez for breakfast, and then have a car transfer to the lodge. The hike will be on a trail approximately 21km long, with an advanced difficulty level and a duration of approximately 6 hours.

It includes three meals. The accommodation would be at Rio Macho Lodge, which has electricity and hot water.

After breakfast, depart for your hike on a dirt road and coffee plantation, which will take approximately 5 hours and be 18 km long with an intermediate difficulty level.

Includes three meals—lodging in Muñeco de Navarro, a rustic place with hot water and electricity.

After breakfast and departure, continue your hike on a ballast road and trails, with a duration of 14km and a difficulty level of intermediate-advanced with approximately 4 hours.

Includes all three meals. Accommodation is in Verde Sana, with shared rooms, hot water, and electricity.

After breakfast, depart for your hike on a gravel road, which will take approximately 4 hours and have a duration of 11km, an intermediate difficulty level.

Includes three meals—lodging in Cerro Alto, hot water, and electricity.

After breakfast, depart to continue with your hike on trails, which will take approximately 2 hours and have a duration of 5km. The difficulty level is intermediate.

Includes three meals. Lodging in Cerro Alto, hot water and electricity.

Breakfast is at 6:00 a.m., and the hike starts at 7:00 a.m. This hike starts at 2900 masl, goes up to 3000 masl, and ends at 2700 masl, a journey of approximately 13 kilometers up and down. During the hike, you will observe spectacular views of the central valley in a paramo forest and cloud oak forest.
Lunch en route. Arriving at the Cañazo lodge, Enrique, our friendly host, awaits us with a delicious coffee from the mountains of the Los Santos area. We enjoy a spectacular view of the Central Pacific and a Cañazo with a beautiful sunset. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Distance 13km
Altitude 2900 masl going up to 3000 masl ending at 2700 masl.
Duration of the hike: 7 hours approximately

Our journey begins with a 6 a.m. breakfast, preparing us for a 15.8-kilometre hike to Las Rejas at 6:45 a.m. This route, which winds through primary and secondary forests, mostly oak, offers a breathtaking view of the Central Pacific and the two cleanest river basins in Central America. Our experienced guides will not only lead us but also share the mysteries of the area’s nature and the legends of the pioneers, enriching our journey.

Overnight at Rancho Quetzal y Tucan Lodge, where you will have lunch, dinner, and breakfast. This lodge has cabins.

Distance 15.8km
Altitude 2700 to 1013 masl
Duration 6 to 7 hours

Get ready for an early start with breakfast at 5:15 am, followed by the commencement of our trek at 6:30 am. This early start is designed to take you deep into the mountain, offering the best chance to catch a glimpse of the majestic resplendent quetzal, a sight that will surely be worth the early rise.
Lunch is en route and wrapped in banana leaves, living with nature. This Betania community is 1013 meters above sea level, with temperatures between 18º and 25º. Betania Lodge is a two-story house in a pasture in the middle of the forest surrounded by mountains. At sunrise, the view of the forest is spectacular, along with the sound of the birds around you!

Lodging at Betania Lodge, where you will have dinner and breakfast. Very important, there is no electricity.

Distance: 13 km
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Maximum altitude: 1013 masl
Las Rejas starts at 1960 and climbs and descends steadily to 1765 masl, dropping to 1013 masl in Betania in the last 4 km.

Breakfast at 5:30 am to start the hike at 7:30 am to San Isidro de Dota.

Arrival in San Isidro de Dota at approximately 11:30 am at the lodge called Rancho Tinamú, where you will share part of the day and night with the Parra family, very welcoming and friendly people; maybe in the evening. Mr. Santiago will play some music with his very famous guitar.

The lodge does not have electricity or hot water, but it does have private or shared bathrooms, bunk beds, and blankets. Here, you will have lunch, dinner, and breakfast.

  • Distance of 7 kilometers.
  • Altitude from 1008 to 600 and 830 meters above sea level.
  • With an approximate duration of 4 to 5 hours.

Breakfast at 5:30 am to start the hike at 6:30 am to Londres de Quepos, where private transport will be waiting to take you to Quepos or Manuel Antonio.

Trekkers will have a break and lunch in Quebrada Arroyo at a lodge called Los Campesinos. Departure to London at approximately 2 pm.

Distance 18 kilometres,
Altitude of 830 to 250 meters above sea level.
With a duration of 7 to 8 hours

Map & Location:

Tariff period: 01st December 2024 to 30th November 2025

Net Rates per person – included 13 % IVA.

Standard (rural lodge) or Homestays

Until 15 days prior: no charge

After: 50% of total costs

Cancellations made in less than seven days have a penalty of 100%.

No-Show: 100%

Additional information: Check in at 14.00h / Check out at 12.00 hours

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