Listing Type : Tours
Price : $252 /pp
Tour Duration : 3 Days

The starting point, San Vito de Coto Brus towards Altamira’s station, which is the official entrance to the park. Once at that point we will undertake the walk will have a length of 15 kilometers which takes about eight hours, this place has a shelter that serves as a hostel.

The topography is very irregular so the hike is quite difficult. We must take into consideration that starts at a height of 1350 meters above sea level to 2500 meters.

What to bring
• Rubber boots and extra shoes. “Comfortable”
• clothing, blanket and a good coat.( rain coat)
• Essential; repellent, sunscreen and lip balm.
• Some energizing like chocolate or carbonated beverages.

Skill Level: advanced
We recommended as the best adventure challenge.

Day 1
Departure from Altamira we walked two hours to reach Casa Coca (Coca House) there we will take a break and snack. This first part of the walk is what were once cattle farms years ago, the Park bought them to protect them. We continue toward the Cerro Frantzius to 2135m, this hill was named after Dr. Alexander Von Frantzius for his biological research in Costa Rica. We continued up to 2350m Cerro Quemado it hence the name, because more than 21 years ago suffered a big forestall fire. We pass the Rio Terbi which is formed in the same place at this point we are very close to our final destination Refuge to 2500 meters. From the point of departure to the Refuge we promise you will find great variety of flora and fauna, more than 300 plant species including oak, Amarillón, ferns, orchids and many more. We can also observe a great variety of birds, with loans of more than 400 endemic species in which we can observe quetzales, bell birds, finches, peacocks, hummingbirds and many others. Here we end with the first day, we rested and ate dinner at the shelter.

Day 2
6:30 a.m. Breakfast at the refuge. 7:30 a.m. Walk to the Garden. We breakfasted well and we will go around until you reach the Garden which is located 4 miles from the refuge, in this garden plants and herbs dominate because of their colors, this vegetation is very different to what we are used to see in our gardens. Once we are done with the walk we will have lunch at the garden, and returned to the refuge, rest and have a nice dinner there.

Day 3
Return We will do the same route to enjoy the natural beauty of the park.

Includes / Features
Entrance to La Amistad International Park
Naturalist Guide
Transportation From San Vito
Contact / Contactos
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