Day 1: Your adventure begins as you head off the beaten track in a 4 wheel drive truck to the amazing Tami Lodge. The next 3 nights will be spent deep in the cloud forest, surrounded by nature in comfort and style. (L/D)
Day 2: This morning is worth an early start as, accompanied by an expert guide, you could find over 80 identified bird species. During the main viewing season from Dec-May you will see at least 20 to 25 different species and the main viewpoint of the tour is renowned worldwide as the place to see the largest known gathering of the famous Quetzales. Add in lush flora and fauna along the way and this 2 hour tour makes the perfect combination for bird and nature lovers. In the afternoon explore the self-guided trails around the lodge and discover some of the waterfalls hidden in the forest. (B/L/D)
Day 3: Today's BIOCOFFEE tour allows you to experience coffee production first hand in the best known coffee region of Costa Rica. You will visit Coopedota, one of the largest mills in the region, to meet the workers and see the entire process from plant to cup. Afterwards head to a certified organic coffee plantation, whose objective is to create environmental consciousness through their tours. Here you will discover an operation that uses modern and environmentally friendly techniques to work in harmony with the forest and avoid wasting precious resources, especially water. Oh, and of course you'll also enjoy tasting some of the best coffee in the world! (B/L/D)
Day 4: A delicious breakfast followed by departure to your next destination. (B)
Los Santos Region is one of the best destinations in Costa Rica for rural community tourism. Our local partners in Costa Rica have many objectives in the area but the major goal is to transform the vision of community members and show them that there are many sustainable methods to improve their way of living, to meet both immediate and long-term goals. This entails community development projects such as road and classroom construction, plus sustainable development projects such as permaculture farming and innovative recycling programs. Volunteers are a key element in this process, because they provide labour and financial resources to be able to undertake these projects.