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Gold Town, Nature, and History

from $206.00

The town of gold, historically inhabited by poachers and gold diggers, is now an example of a succesful community-driven ecotourism initiative. ACODOBRARTI, the local association operates all tours in the area.

The price for groups from 3 to 6 people is $193 (per person).

  • Activity Level Tough
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Gold Town, Nature, and History.

El Tigre is a small village located northwest of Puerto Jimenez and is known for its wealth in gold and history. The two arms of the Tigre River nourish this place with life and the precious mineral that has been extracted by hand for many years.

On the tour, you will visit the Tigre area of Corcovado National Park. The trail is a loop of approximately 8 Km with steep hills and very active hiking. This area is covered by primary forest, where you can visit waterfalls, viewpoints, natural pools and tunnels used to extract gold.

At dusk you can do a night tour to look for amphibians and reptiles (not included in the price). This package includes accommodation and 3 meals at a cozy home with a local family. This tour starts and ends in Pto. Jimenez.

Things to bring2-3 liters of water per person, sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking shoes (protected, comfortable and preferably waterproof), sandals, light and quick dry clothes, hat or cap, handkerchief, swimsuit, flashlight, camera, binoculars (optional), sunglasses (optional) and water filter, purifying pills or other water treatments (optional).

This package is a shared tour, if you want a private guide for your own group, please inquire about the price.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transportation from Puerto Jimenez to Dos Brazos and back
  • Park's entrance fees
  • Local naturalist guide (from ACODOBRARTI, the local association)
  • Accommodation in a home setting and 3 meals (dinner first day, breakfast and lunch second day)


What's not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the price. These can be added as an extra.
  • Water
  • Night tour with a local guide (+$35)
  • Birdwatching Tour (+$35)
  • Gold panning tour (+$30)

* These prices are per person

  1. Day 1 Half-day at El Tigre

    1:00 p.m.Transport from Puerto Jimenez to Dos Brazos (included).
    2:00 p.m. Arrival to Dos Brazos and a relaxing afternoon.
    6:00 p.m. Dinner (included).
    7:00 p.m. Night hike (not included).
    9:00 p.m. Bedtime.

  2. Day 2 Day Tour to Corcovado National Park

    6:30 a.m. Breakfast (included).
    7:00 a.m. Meet with the guide at the bamboo building.
    7:30 a.m. Start hiking up the "Rompe Pechos"
    10:00 a.m. Arrival to the look-out
    12:00-2:00 p.m. Arrival at the accommodation for lunch. End of the tour.
    2:30 p.m. Transport from Dos Brazos to Puerto Jimenez. (included).

Homestay at El Tigre

El Tigre community invites you to stay at their cozy local homes. Zulay and Ligia, your hostesses, will provide an unforgettable rural experience. The one night accomodation at el Tigre is clean and simple. You can have your own private room with shared or private bathroom  and finish your day with a massage from Zulay (not included in the price) while hearing the river run and the birds sing. You will feel like part of the family and share with them three delicious typical meals (included).

This small town, with scenic beauty, is a great birder destination, offering dozens of species daily, and many trails to explore. During dry season, the place is perfect to cool off in the wild waters of the river surrounded by primary forest trees.

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