Altimira, Costa Rica

Trek Valle del Silencio

3 Days | Camping, Birdwatching and Trekking

Hike this spectacular 15 km trail through the Parque Internacional de la Amistad with a local naturalist guide. You will see many species of birds, wild fruits, and trek through rivers. You'll spend two nights at the 'Refugio' lodge (no electricity) atop a mountain, soaking in amazing views. The trail rises from 1,370 meters to 2550 meters and some sections have steep slopes. The trail can present difficulties for some visitors if you are not in good shape. However, if you are a lover of tropical forests, this is a special place to observe orchids and wide variety of fungi, that might be in bloom depending on the time of year that you visit!

Right for You?


3 Days / 2 Nights

Travel Style

Connect with Nature and Active Adventure



Physical Activity

Challenging workout


Rainforest and Mountains



Locally Owned Community Association
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Speaks: Spanish


  • See a wide variety of ecosystems and wildlife, including quetzals and tapirs
  • Stay at the rustic 'Refugio' atop the mountain inside the park
  • Get insights from a local naturalist guide
  • Your tour directly supports the ASOPROLA community association and their efforts to preserve the park!



Start hiking at 5am


Flexible Departure Date
All year


2-8 travelers

What's Included


2 Nights Cabin and Camping


Backpacking, Trekking, Hiking and Wildlife Viewing


Bilingual guide


No Electricity


All meals included



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Locally Owned Community Association

ACTUAR (Costa Rican Association of Rural and Community Tourism) supports a network of over 40 partner communities across Costa Rica. They offer innovative and customized programs for visitors who wish to live authentic experiences of Costa Rican culture and experience the local charm. They combine the great classics of Costa Rica ecotourism and visiting destinations in rural communities, planning fun, educational trips that promote a harmonious relationship between conservation and rural development.

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Getting There

Transport options

Bus (multiple), Drive and Get picked up (extra $)
The trek will begin from the ASOPROLA lodge in the community of Altimira. You will pass by the town of Biolley and enter Parque Internacional La Amistad through the 'Las Tablas' entrance. The La Amistad ASOPROLA Lodge is located just inside the park.