Call us today on 020 7644 1755

4x4 Tour to Private Reserve

Duration: Half Day

4x4 tour to private reserve

Travel far off the beaten track during your holiday in Costa Rica, on a thrilling four-wheel-drive adventure that will take you deep into the Costa Rican countryside. This tour reveals spectacular landscapes and living examples of traditional Costa Rican culture.

Your own bilingual driver and naturalist guide will take you through the beautiful Los Santos region to the isolated rural village of Quebrada Arroyo. Visit Los Campesinos project and see how the people of the Quebrada Arroyo community substituted their agricultural traditional economy for an eco-tourist venture. Interact with the real Tico lifestyle; learn about the history of the village farming practices and the traditional uses for many of the plants and trees. Hear the local people’s inspiring stories, each one dedicated to the conservation of forests, wildlife and water. This wonderful project aims to preserve local culture and traditions, passed down from generation to generation, whilst providing income for families within Costa Rica’s rural communities.

Los Campesinos project is a private reserve, of which the people of the Quebrada Arroyo community are guardians. Located in the basin of the Savegre River, the reserve has 34 hectares of primary and secondary forest. It also features the longest canopy walkway in the region, a suspended bridge that crosses a deep gorge and the cascading Los Chorros waterfall. Follow the guided walking trails, which reveal beautiful native flora and fauna.

The Poza de Olivo Trail will lead you over the suspended bridge to Poza de Olivo, a clear, natural pool in which you can relax and swim amidst beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Los Chorros Trail will take you under the suspended bridge to impressive water springs, where you can also take a refreshing dip in the Chorros natural pool.

Enjoy a trip on the small aerial tram through giant trees, which passes through the highest point in the forest. When you reach the Mirador El Pacifico view point, you can see spectacular views of the Manual Antonio landscape and Rio Savegre Valley.

Lunch will take place at a small open cafeteria where you can enjoy the best of traditional Costa Rican food from the locals who prepare it. Within an area of striking natural beauty, this tour will open your eyes to community-based rural tourism in Costa Rica and the wonderful way the local people preserve their culture.

What to bring: Cool comfortable clothes, hiking shoes, swimsuit, towel, hat, sunblock, insect repellent, binoculars and camera.
Length of Tour: Full Day

Costa Rica Holidays Browse all

Best Value

From £1099 per person
aloft san jose hotel + flamingo beach resort and spa

Aloft San Jose Hotel + Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa

Picture yourself lounging on the soft sands of one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, Flamingo Beach. Located...

From £1109 per person
aloft san jose hotel + doubletree resort by hilton costa rica - puntaarenas

Aloft San Jose Hotel + Doubletree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica - Puntaarenas

A modern, all-inclusive resort hotel with every facility on offer, the The Doubletree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica -...

From £1139 per person
palma real hotel and casino + barcelo langosta beach

Palma Real Hotel and Casino + Barcelo Langosta Beach

With a good choice of amenities and perfect location, Barcelo Langosta Beach is a brilliant holiday choice for families...

From £1189 per person
aloft san jose hotel + occidental papagayo

Aloft San Jose Hotel + Occidental Papagayo

The Occidental Papagayo Resort offers a pure tropical escape in an area of lush forests and volcanic cliffs that descend...

From £1209 per person
aloft san jose hotel + dreams las mareas costa rica

Aloft San Jose Hotel + Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

With shimmering white beaches and lush tropical jungle, Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica is the perfect get-away for all the...

From £1239 per person
aloft san jose hotel + secrets papagayo costa rica

Aloft San Jose Hotel + Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is an adults only haven with an amazing location on the beautiful Papagto Peninsula while...

Talk to a specialist

damien

Call 020 7644 1755 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

Opening hours 09:00 - 19:00 GMT

Related articles for Costa Rica

Costa Rica News

Browse all Costa Rica News

Costa Rica welcomes a new minister of tourism

Maria Amalia Revelo Raventos has been selected the new Tourism Minister of Costa Rica by Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the President of the country. Raventos brings more than 40 years of experience and knowledge of the tourism sector in Costa Rica, and she will be responsible for the development of new local destinations and products, promoting local companies, and strengthening projects between the public and private sector.

Selling Travel magazine reviews Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica

The UK's leading travel trade publication recently reviewed one of the most lavish resorts in Costa Rica, the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo. Since it opened its doors to the public in 2013, the property has maintained an excellent reputation for its bay-side location, delicious flavours of local cuisine, attentive services and top-notch facilities.

Costa Rica records increase in arrivals of UK holiday-makers

New statistics from the Costa Rica Tourism Board have revealed that the number of travellers from the UK increased by 6.7 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. The number of UK tourists visiting Costa Rica totalled 76,173 last year, making it the Central American country’s largest source market in Europe. This has been helped by an increase in flights between London and San Jose.