Experience this amazing off-the-beaten-path spot
On the East side the volcanic mountain range of the Cental Valley there is a small village that features incredible natural wonders. It is the heart of the rainforest, Bajos del Toro Amarillo. The scenic road that takes us here is a nice tour itself, rural villages, coffee plantations, cloud forest and farms.
Once in Los Bajos we get ready to hike thorugh the forest crossing rivers, spoting wildlife and discovering waterfalls. If weather conditions allow us we might dip in a safe river pond.
After this expedition there is time to recover energy with a hearty traditional lunch at a local restaurant.
On the way back we will stop at the Traditional Oxcart Factory in Sarchi, where you will see how the "Carreta" is made and hand-painted with its colorful folk-art designs.
As good Costa Ricans we will also go for coffee at a local shop.
Other available options to customize this tour are:
Rainforest + Cloud Forest horseback ride
Rainforest + Coffee Tour
Early departure for Bajos del Toro Rainforest.
We drive through the beautiful and picturesque countryside. First we pass by warm lower lands where crops like mango, guava and sugar cane are grown. Then, as we go up, the climate gets cooler and the views of the valley and the shiny emerald coffee plantations of Naranjo county are amazing.
The route through the misty Alpine-looking Zarcero area is an enchanted transition to the cloud forest.
This area has some of the most picturesque routes, with the greenest hills, pastures and farms along the way.
As we go down to Bajos del Toro you will notice the vegetation starts becoming more abundant, taller and lusher.
Once we get to Los Bajos it's time to start exploring the rainforest on foot. A three hours circuit in the dense jungle is a great opportunity to learn and enjoy the wonders of this marvelous ecosystem.
Lunch time before visiting the Architectonical Heritage Oxcart Factory in Sarchi, known also for its fine wooden crafts and original souvenirs.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel in San José or Alajuela.
End location: Drop off at your hotel. Please contact me in advance if you need the drop off to be at a different location.
Duration: 8 hours
Tour duration is an approximate. It may slightly vary.
From 2-3 participants:
4x4 SUV 2016 Mitsubishi Montero
4 adults + 2 children capacity
From 3 to 8 participants:
10 passengers capacity
Wish to invite more participants for the tour? Feel free to contact me to quote a proper vehicle.
Professional Tour Guide
Waterfalls Reserve Entrance Fee
Visit to the Oxcart Factory
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 American dollars - Souvenirs or extra drinks.