Costa Rica Explorer

Rio Savegre

10 Days / 9 Nights
$1,625.00per person Book Now


This experience leads you through lush rain forest, world-class rapids of the Rio Savegre, and surfing in a nationally protected beach in Uvita. This adventure not only brings you to beautiful places, but also to beautiful people. Freshly cut wild cilantro with locally cultivate black beans and rice, eat well and enjoy local Costa Rican cuisine. Learn from the locals by living with them. Expand your Spanish language abilities. Go for it.

Basic Info

Start: Duration: Physical Demand:
San Isidro del General 10 Days 4.5/5
End: Distance: Age Requirement:
Playa Uvita 28 km 12+
Physical Demand: Age Requirement:
4.5 12+
Accommodations: Group Requirement:
Transportation, lodging,
meals, rafting, surfing
2 - 40 People
Accommodations: Group Requirement:
Transportation, lodging,
meals, rafting, surfing
2 - 40 People


Day 1

Arrive at the Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO). Travel to San Jose Centro and stay at hostal. Meet your guides, pack, orientation, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

Day 2

6am departure from San Jose to Las Rejas driving. Eat breakfast on the way and arrive at trail head. Begin hike in rain forest to arrive at La Flecha for the first night camping in the rain forest. This hike will be approximately 5 hours long.

Day 3

Hike 3.5 hours to La Casa de Orlando to enjoy some great homemade Costa Rican food and beautiful views of the valley of Piedras Blancas. Here, we will go on a fruit tour of the area, where we will learn about local fruits and get to give them a taste.

Day 4

We wake up at La Casa de Orlando and eat breakfast to make our 1 hour hike to Piedras Blancas. Upon arrival we'll be greeted with open arms from the Lopez family. Most likely on this day, we will rappel down the 120 foot waterfall! In the afternoon we explore the village, play soccer, and enjoy our new homestay. At night, we make tortillas and eat dinner for a great night of sleep with the sounds of the Savegre.

Day 5

Jump in the river of Piedras Blancas and check out surrounding area of the village of Piedras Blancas. Make sugar out of sugarcane using traditional system of the 'Trapiche'. Explore a 900 feet deep cave in the rain forest where you'll see stalactites and stalagmites.

Day 6

Eat breakfast and say our goodbyes to our friends in Piedras Blancas. Hike 1 hour to La Casa de Hernan. We will be greeted with lunch prepared by Marta (muy rico!). After lunch we have some time for relaxing before we make homemade bread. Hernan teaches us how to make homemade bread and cheese, then we learn about the history of Piedras Blancas and how Hernan and Marta came to live in PB.

Day 7

After eating Gallo Pinto for breakfast, we hike to the Fonsecas Family Eco-Lodge alongside the Savegre River. Take in the beautiful views of the Savegre River and enjoy the natural gardens that surround this area. Activities here include: canopy over the Rio Savegre, tree climb, medicinal plant tour, make homemade chocolate!

Day 8

2 hour hike to Brujo to arrive at the Rio Savegre to begin our 16 mile rafting trip! Eat lunch alongside the river and enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and great rapids. After rafting we get to stay at another homestay alongside the Rio Savegre with Don Miguel y Doña Fanny.

Day 9

Travel to Playa Uvita for surf instruction – enjoy the waves and the monkeys that frequent this area! Travel to San Jose for our last night of the trip. Stop for souvenirs on the way back to San Jose.

Day 10

Fly out day at SJO.


Typical Meals

Varies day to day but this provides a good overview. We can change items based on diet requirements!


  • Gallo Pinto - scrambled or fried eggs, fried plantains, fruit, black beans and white rice mixed with wild cilantro, onion, and seasoning.
  • Fresh Costa Rican coffee, chocolate milk, or homemade lemon cane sugar water


  • Casado - chicken, green salad with tomatoes and onions, avocado, fresh pineapple, mangoes, with white rice and black beans.
  • Fresh juice, rainforest spring water, or lemon cane sugar water.


  • Casado - choice of meat, local mixed vegetables, white rice with wild cilantro and locally grown black beans.
  • Hot chocolate, rainforest spring water, or lemon cane sugar water.

Pricing Details

Price includes:
  • Transportation from San Isidro de El General
  • Final transportation to San Isidro de El General, Uvita,
    Dominical, or Manuel Antonio
  • Lodging
  • All meals
  • All safety equipment for activities
  • All activities mentioned
  • Roundtrip transportation from San Isidro de General
  • 24 hour bilingual guide(s)
  • Hiking backpacks (if needed)
Price does not include:
  • Flight to Costa Rica
  • Transportation from San Jose
  • Gratuities