Grab your hiking shoes and daypack for an exciting day with local Costa Ricans as they share their experience and knowledge of local Tico traditions, local food and life in the rainforest. After a coffee stop at Viki’s Restaurant you will depart for the 4-mile hike to the Campesinos Private Reserve. Begin your hike on an old farm road and make your way down the trail. Enroute you will pass creeks and waterfalls, take in beautiful views and watch for birds and wildlife. Continue on until reaching the Campesinos Reserve, a family-run retreat in the coastal highland community of Quebrada Arroyo. Here you will meet Don Miguel Mora, his brother Visa and his wife Dona Juanita who will share an unforgettable day with you and your family in their rural community.
Be sure to check out the highlight of the Reserve: a system of suspension bridges you can cross over a deep river gorge. After lunch, a 1.5 mile hike will take you to the Savegre River where, with the help of the local guides you will use a traditional manual tram suspended by cables to cross the river.
White Water Rafting on Savegre River
Alternatively, a day of rafting (Class II-III) can be arranged for those interested in a more challenging adventure. Considered one of the cleanest rivers in Central America, the Savegre River will provide an authentic full day adventure for you and your family. Experience both relaxation and pure action while enjoying the fantastic landscapes surrounding Manuel Antonio National Park. Your day begins with an early 1.5-hour drive south of Quepos to the river put-in. After a safety briefing you will start maneuvering the mild rapids of “Boca Diablo” and “Washing Machine”. You will later tackle the "Screaming Child" rapid before disembarking for lunch at the nearby Silencio Lodge. From there you will have a short 50 minute drive back to Quepos. Overnight at Hotel El Parador or Villas Si Como No.