Tree Climbers Rendezvous.

Costa Rica 2018

Why Costa Rica?

With more than 26% of the country preserved with National Parks, Natural Reserves, National Forests and other Protected areas, Costa Rica offer a wonderful opportunity to explore the canopy in many different ecosystems, all of them, in a very short distance. Surrounded by two oceans, with mountain that goes up to 12.000 feet, we protect 5% of the biodiversity of the world, including of course a lot of tree species.

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Whether coming from the United States, Canada or Europe, flying to Costa Rica has never been easier! Visitors can reach here in only 2.5 hours from Miami and five hours from Toronto. Costa Rica’s two international airports serve 15 foreign airlines and an estimated 378 flights per week at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and 53 at Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR).
During the past two years, Costa Rica has been selected, more frequently by numerous tourism industry leaders and by recognized international publications as the best destination for adventure, sports and honeymoons.
Costa Rica has an excellent range of services and infrastructure, from five-star resorts to one-of-a-kind boutique hotels, creative incentive travel operators (DMC’s) with extensive experience, multilingual guides, venues for themed events and gourmet cuisine.
As a destination, Costa Rica offers a wide range of activities, including natural experiences like walks through the national parks, volcanoes and reserves; floating in the rapids of a river, canoeing, or enjoying the therapeutic effects of hot springs. Other options of interest include learning about the farming, milling and preparation of coffee, visiting gardens to enjoy an amazing variety of birds and butterflies, or simply daring to soak up the energizing effects of the tropical sun.
Costa Ricans have formed a democratic and peaceful society (the oldest in Latin America), which includes social security and health care benefits and a high literacy rate, factors that you will see reflected in the hospitality and customer service that their guests receive. It is said that the largest uniformed group in Costa Rica consists of the thousands of children and young students in the public schools.

Place

We are offering to host the event at Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve and Spa. Located just 2 hours from San José and surrounded by the National Park Los Quetzales is this stunning hotel with a natural reserve of 400 hectares with ancient trees and wonderful trails for you to discover the charm of the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica, a perfect location to share the passion to climb trees.

When?

We book 4 nights, on the dates from August 24th -28th, 2018, for this wonderful adventure.

How much?

The participation fee will be US$395 per person, which include standard room in double occupancy (2 beds), breakfast buffet, dinner buffet, transportation from and back to San José, natural history guide tours, birding tours. If you want a single room, the fee is $455.
Also we are planning pre and post trips to other locations of Costa Rica with different ecosystems:

-La Fortuna and Nicoya Peninsula

-Osa Península

-Sarapiquí and the Caribbean Coast.

Program Augus 24th to 28th.

August 24th 9:00–12:00md.
Transfer from different hotels to Savegre. Arrive to Savegre from the Pre-Trips. Will be available a list of hotels, near the airport or in San José area, that we recommend, but of course feel free to make your own reservation. But please, check with us, if the location is on the area, where we can do the pick up, without an extra cost.

11:00am-4:00pm. Inscription, check in.
Time to explore and climbing. 5:00 pm. Opening. Presentation from Dr. Don Perry. The Evolution of Climbing Techniques for Canopy Research". For over three decades Dr. Perry has developed new methods for exploring and understanding the complex biological communities found in the tops of tropical trees. He was the first to use zip-lines to study the rain forest canopy. This work appeared on the covers of Scientific American, Smithsonian, and New York Sunday Times magazines. It was featured in Newsweek, Life, Geo, Paris Match, Quick of Germany, as well as numerous publications and documentaries worldwide.

7 :00 pm.
Dinner

August 25th
5:30am.
Birdwatching. Look for the Resplendant Quetzal.

7 :00 am – 9 :00 am. Breakfast.
There are good climbing trees by the lodge and the primary cloud forest with large oak trees is a short distance uphill. It is hiking distance, but there will be 4x4 jeep shuttles to make it easier with the gear. Time to explore and climb.

9:00 am. Workshop
Workshop: Wouter Baa and Juan Carlos. Setting ropes in high canopies.
Lunch (not included). There are different options on the Valley. Savegre also will offer the possibility to buy a box lunch at Savegre.

6 :00 pm.
Dinner.

7 :00 pm.
Presentation:Conservation in Costa Rica, looking at biodiversity as an engine for develpment.
Msc.Carlos Roberto Chavarría.

7 :30 pm.
Presentation from Costa Rican Tourism Board.

August26th

Optional Birdwatching.

7 :00 am – 9 :00 am.
Breakfast.
Time to explore and climb.

8 :30 am to 11 :00 am.
Optional hike to the Paramo. This is the highest tropical ecosytem, a unique place, with breathtaking views.
Lunch (not included).

6 :00 pm.
Dinner.

7 :00 pm.
Presentation:Dr.Don Perry. "From Dinosaurs to You Climbing is why Large Brains Evolved.

7 :00 am–9:00 am.
Breakfast.

8:30am–10 :30 am.
Optional hike to the Rio Savegre Waterfall.
Lunch (not included).

6 :00 pm.
Dinner.

7:00pm.
Presentation "Scientific Research at the Tropical Canopy. Dr. Bernal Rodriguez

August 28th

6:00am –9:00 am.
Breakfast.
Transfer to San José (Aiport), or continue on the post-trips to explore the country.

Program Pre–Post Trips



Pre Trips August 21st to August 24th.

La Fortuna–Sarapiquí

Day 1. Pick up at hotels. Transfer to La Fortuna. Lunch at San Luis Reserve. Hike and rainforest exploration. Check in at Kokoro Hotel. Dinner at Kokoro, and time to enjoy the hotsprings at the hotel, with the great view of Arenal Volcano.

Day 2. Optional early birding. Breakfast. Visit Observatory Point, the best area to enjoy Arenal Volcano. Hike at Observatory point. Wildlife Observation. Lunch at Observatory. In the afternoon enjoy a Chocolate tour, great nature and all the chocolate you want to eat. Visit Paradise Hotsprings and Dinner at Paradise. Relax with the extraordinary properties of thermal waters. Overnight at Kokoro Hotel.

Day 3. Transfer to Sarapiqui. Visit Tirimbina Rainforest Center. Tour through the hanging bridges and trails to observe wildlife. Lunch at Tirimbina. Free time to climb at Tirimbina Reserve. Optional (not included) Zip-lines at La Linda Farm. Dinner and overnight at La Quinta.

Day 4. Breakfast. Safari Boat trip at Sarapiqui River. Lunch on the area. Continue to Savegre Hotel.

Minimum 10 people, maximum 20 $455 per person in double occupancy. (Include all meals, transportation, tours, entrance fees, guide. Not included alcoholic drinks and tips)

Osa Península.

Day 1. Pick up at hotels. Depart to South Pacific. Arrive to Sierpe. Boat trip to Drake Bay area. Check in and lunch at Poor’s Man Paradise. Walk to Rio Claro, time for relax or explore by kayac. Learn about the local sea turtle conservation project. Dinner and overnight at Poor’s Man Paradise.

Day 2. Early breakfast, departure by boat to Corcovado National Park, one of the nature wonders of Costa Rica. Back to Poor’s Man Paradise for late lunch. Free time to climb or enjoy the beach. Dinner and overnight at Poor’s Man.

Day 3. Breakfast and depart to snorkel at Caño Island. Great opportunity to see humpback whales and dolphins. Return for lunch at Hotel. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach or climb. Dinner and overnight at Poor’s Man.

Day 4. Breakfast and depart by boat to Sierpe. Continue to San Gerardo de Dota. Lunch on thw way. Check in at Savegre Hotel.

Minimum 10 people, maximum 20 $495 per person in double occupancy. (Include all meals, transportation marine and terrestrial, tours, entrance fees, and bilingual naturalist. Not included alcoholic drinks and tips)

Post Trips August 28th to August 31st.

La Fortuna–Sarapiquí.

Day 1. Breakfast and depart to La Fortuna. Lunch at San Luis Reserve. Hike, hanging bridges and rainforest exploration. Check in at Kokoro Hotel. Dinner at Kokoro, and time to enkoy the hotsprings at the hotel, with the great view of Arenal Volcano.

Day 2. Optional early birding. Breakfast. Visit Observatory Point, the best area to see Arenal Volcano. Hike at Observatory point. Wildlife Observation. Lunch at Observatory. Chocolate tour. Paradise Hotsprings and Dinner at Hotsprings. Relax with the extraordinary properties of thermal waters. Overnight at Kokoro Hotel.

Day 3. Transfer to Sarapiqui. Visit Tirimbina Rainforest Center. Tour through the hanging bridges and trails to observe wildlife. Lunch at Tirimbina. Free time to climb at Tirimbina Reserve. Optional (not included) Zip-lines at La Linda Farm. Dinner and overnight at La Quinta.

(If continue to San José:Day 4. Breakfast, Safari Boat trip at Sarapiqui river, lunch on the area, and transfer to San José.)

Extension to Tortuguero. (Aug 31st to Sept 2nd)

Day 4. Depart to Guápiles Breakfast and continue to Tortuguero. Boat trip to Laguna Hotel. Lunch at Laguna. Afternoon visit to Tortuguero town, and the Sea Turtle Museum. Dinner and overnight at Laguna Hotel.

Day 5. Breakfast. Tour at Tortuguero National Park, by boat. Lunch at Laguna. Free afternoon to enjoy the gardens. Dinner. Night tour for Turtle nesting observation.

Day 6. Breakfast. Return by boat to Guapiles. Lunch. Continue to hotels in San José.

Minimum 10 people, maximum 20 $455 per person in double occupancy. (Include all meals, transportation, tours, entrance fees, and naturalist guide. Not included alcoholic drinks and tips). Additional trip to Tortuguero $265 per person.

Osa Peninsula–Las Cruces.

Day 1. Breakfast and depart to Sierpe. Boat trip to Drake Bay area. Check in and lunch at Poor’s Man Paradise. Walk to Rio Claro, time for relax or explore by kayac. Learn about the local sea turtle conservation project. Dinner and overnight at Poor’s Man Paradise.

Day 2. Early breakfast, and departure by boat to Corcovado National Park, one of the nature wonders of Costa Rica. Back to Poor’s Man Paradise for late lunch. Free time to climb or enjoy the beach. Dinner and overnight at Poor’s Man.

Day 3. Breakfast and depart to snorkel at Caño Island. Great opportunity to see humpback whales and dolphins. Return for lunch at Hotel. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach or climb. Dinner and overnight at Poor’s Man

Day 4. Breakfast and depart by boat to Sierpe area. Stop at the Espheres Park. Lunch in the area. Boat trip at Tarcoles river, huge crocodiles and great birding. Continue to San José. Check in at hotels.

Minimum 10 people, maximum 20 $525 per person in double occupancy. (Include all meals, transportation marine and terrestrial, tours, entrance fees, guide. Not included alcoholic drinks and tips

Contact

More information:

Carlos Roberto Chavarría
info@treeclimbingcr.com