Los Quetzales, Costa Rica

Trek Ruta del Quetzal

This beautiful experience starts in the highlands of Los Quetzales National Park and takes you on an adventure through the mountains of Costa Rica. You’ll spend long days hiking through rugged terrain, getting up close to rare mammals like tapir and birds like the famous quetzal. Each evening you’ll make it to a new community-run lodge where you’ll get treated to typical Tico food and meet local families dedicated to preserving their land and traditional way of life. You’ll finish the route near Manuel Antonio National Park, feeling inspired by nature and the people you’ve met.

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4 Days / 3 Nights

Travel Style

Connect with Nature and Active Adventure


English and Spanish
You will be accompanied by a bilingual guide throughout the trip. Most of the people you meet in local communities will not speak English.

Physical Activity

Challenging workout


Mountains, Rural Communities and Rainforest


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: English and Spanish


  • Explore beautiful Costa Rica nature Los Quetzales National Park and the Los Santos Forest Reserve
  • Experience local culture by staying in comfortable, community-run lodges
  • A bilingual guide to show you the way and take care of logistics



Start in the morning, plan on full days


Flexible Departure Date
All year


2-10 Travelers

What's Included


3 Nights Community Lodge and Guesthouse


Bilingual guide


Shared Bathroom, Private Bathroom and Private Room


All meals included


Private van and Hike

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Simbiosis Tours

Locally Owned Cooperative

Simbiosis Tours is a travel agency specialized in Sustainable Community-based Rural Tourism. They are owned by local cooperatives and associations located in different regions of Costa Rica. Their goal is to offer personalized service that helps tourists realize how important it is to care about the environment in their lives.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included)
You will be picked up in San Jose and driven to the National Park to begin the trek! All transportation for the tour is included.
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