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Rio Nuevo Private Reserve Expeditions

Come create fantastic memories and support the Costa Rican rainforest while you do it!

Our expeditions will take you to one of the most remote and least visited areas in the Osa Peninsula, only about 8 km from downtown Puerto Jiménez is the Río Nuevo Private Reserve. We organize transportation in our own 4x4 vehicle or a shared taxi. The trails of the reserve are exclusive for our guests and are so extensive you will have the possibility of being the only ones to enjoy the rainforest, without having contact with other groups of visitors on the tour.

The majestic Rio Nuevo Private Reserve is home to the Osa Peninsula tropical rainforest, filled with towering trees more than 40 meters high and plants so old they are considered living fossils. During the expedition observe numerous species of birds, mammals, and insects, many of them endangered. You may come across tapirs (danta), pumas, ocelots, four different species of primates, otters, Tayras (Tolomuco), sloths, among others!

Daily Reserve Expedition

Difficulty Level: Easy ( 8 hours )

Ready to explore the hidden wonders of Costa Rica? Trek in the brilliant Osa Peninsula rainforest and explore the magnificent natural landscape that is carved with rivers. Hike the rainforest mountains where you can admire and appreciate the natural wealth contained in our reserve. Accompanied by a certified bilingual naturalist guide who will show and aid you in capturing timeless photographs of the animals hidden within the tropical rainforest. The tour will be from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. during which you can observe centenary trees, ancient plants and endless wildlife!

Precio del Tour
$ 75 p.p (min 2 pax)

What does this Tour include?

  • Private entrance to the reserve
  •  Expedition with specialized guide

¿Qué no incluye el Tour?

  • Water
  • Food
  • Accommodation in Puerto Jiménez
  • Transportation (additional $15 p.p.)

Great Birding Expedition

Difficulty Level: Easy

Come flock to see some of the most exotic birds in Costa Rica! This tour will take you on a trip through the rainforest to identify birds unique to the Osa Peninsula ecosystem. You will be accompanied by a bilingual tour guide who is an expert on the birds that populate the Osa Peninsula rainforest. Our informative tour guides will aid in identifying birds through song and from their beautiful colors displayed on their feathers. Your visit will also help efforts in monitoring our beautiful birds of the Osa Peninsula.

Tour Price
$ 45 p.p (min 2)

What does the tour include?

  • Private entrance to reserve
  • Expedition with specialized local guide with optical equipment

What does the tour not include?

  • Water
  • Food
  • Accommodation in Puerto Jiménez

Transportation (additional $ 15 p.p)

Night-walk Expedition

Difficulty Level: Easy ( 3 hours )

Experience and enjoy the transformation of the tropical rainforest during the night-walk tour and discover the animals that cannot be seen during the day like the beautiful red-eyed frog (Agalychnis callidryas) and the spectacular glass frogs (Centrolenidae). During the tours in search of frogs and salamanders you will find non-poisonous snakes such as the Common Sleeper (Imantodes cenchoa) or the colorful Banded Arboreal Snake (Siphlophis compressus). The night-walk is also the only opportunity to observe nocturnal insects such as cricket hopes, juanpalos, beetles, mantis many of them with their incredible camouflages.

Tour Price
$ 55 p.p (min 2)

What does this tour include?

  • Private entrance to the reserve
  • Expedition with specialized guide

What does the tour not include?

  • Water
  • Food
  • Accommodation in Puerto Jiménez

Transportation (additional $15 p.p.)

Butterfly and insect tour

Difficulty Level: Easy ( 8 hours )

Come enjoy the nearly 10,000 species of insects which includes 600 species of diurnal butterflies! During the tour led by our bilingual tour guides you will identify butterflies and insects by different types of habitats present in the area. Your informative tour guide will escort you through the Osa Peninsula trails to point out every insect you come across. With so much to still be discovered in the Osa Peninsula you and your guide may come across a new insect or butterfly species directly increasing the bioliteracy for the global community.

Tour Price

$ 75 p.p (min 2)

What does this tour include?

  • Private entrance to the reserve
  • 5 hours of expedition with a specialized guide

What does the tour not include?

  • Water
  • Food
  • Accommodation in Puerto Jiménez
  • Transportation (additional $15 p.p.)
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