All guided tours in the Lapa Rios Reserve help support the ongoing maintenance and land preservation of the rich Osa Peninsula biodiversity. Choosing to hike and learn about the rain forest interconnectedness with our several trained, experienced local guides provides both you an authentic local interpretation and also the community employees continued economic support. Both staff and guests demonstrate the Lapa Rios mission that No matter how you cut it a tree left standing is worth more. Most hikes involve a vehicle drop off ride.
Meet naturalists at the Guide Hut. Hiking boots with high top socks are recommended, and/or use the supplied rubber boots. Take a walking stick and full water bottle. Long pants, long sleeved shirt and insect repellent, optional. Guidebooks or charts and binoculars are highly recommended. Lapa Rios has a telescope and quality binoculars. Enjoy this huge Reserve exclusively protected for use by Lapa Rios guests.
Many of our guests insist on reserving tours before their arrival. We always recommend to arrive first, get a feel for your new environment and then chose your tours.We have 4 to 5 onsite guides at Lapa Rios and can arrange for your tours even last minute. Our experience over the last 20 years has shown that it is best to see how you feel and how the local weather conditions are before signing up for tours way ahead of time.
These tours are provided by members though NOT a part of Lapa Rios. Most tours require 24 hours advance notice and charge a cancellation fee, sometimes as much as 100%. Length of time for all tours is approximate. Tour prices are subject to change without notice. Please note that on occasions the guide and services may not be available.