Gold panning private tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

531070


Categories

Local Experience, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for young teenagers

Friendly: No.
You must be able to walk on the river- knee level

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Amazing opportunity to talk to our beautiful people and learn about their cultures and daily life


The Tour starts in Puerto Jimenez, where you will hop on a private 4x4 vehicle with your guide for a 20 minutes ride towards Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre . "El Tigre"is a small and rural town located at the border of Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula. For more than 40 years, hundreds of people have been panning for gold in this river as a main source of money to live. This area is not only considered one of the most beautiful in terms of Nature in Costa Rica, but also one of the biggest concentrations of gold of the country.
The locals are allowed to extract gold in an artesanal way, and visitors will learn the importance of the activity to maintain the social economic growth of the comunity, you will also have the opportunity to learn the gold panning technique and take a meaningful cultural souvenir as a memory.

Itinerary

7:00 -7:30 Drive to Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre
7:30 - 9:00 History of gold panning and demonstration by local panner
9:00 - 9:30 Snack brake in the River
9:30 - 10:00 Drive back to Puerto Jimenez

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

Duration: 3 hours

The duration of the tour can be affected in case of bad weather

Transportation

Confortable and clean air - conditioned 4x4

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: snack
Gold Panner services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 USD / Colones - snacks, drinks, souvenirs

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs

Restrictions

All the tours are suitable for people above twelve years old
Minimum 2 people for all tours
Maximum 6 people for all tours

Private tour guide Jose

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