2018 Tree Climbers Rendezvous

Main Rendezvous Itinerary

Meet with other climbing enthusiast and canopy researchers at our Tree Climbers Rendezvous in Costa Rica to share experiences and techniques. We will be climbing tropical oaks in the primary forest and exploring wonderful trails for bird and wildlife viewing. The ancient oak forest in these mountains has an exciting complex canopy ecosystem that is still mostly unexplored.

The Rendezvous organizers and our hosts at Savegre Lodge have thoughtfully planned 5 days of activities, talks, and of course tree climbing for participants of all experience levels. This unique trip will be a memorable one!

Tree Climbers Rendezvous

Costa Rica  2018

9:00-12 noon

Pick up at hotels in the San Jose area. We can recommend hotels and book for you. You are also welcome to make your own arrangements. If you do, please check with us first about pick up at the location. Transport to Savegre and arrival at Savegre by pre-trip groups.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration and check in at Hotel Savegre. Time to explore the grounds and climb.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Meeting
"The Evolution of Climbing Techniques for Canopy Research"  presented by Dr. Don Perry

About Dr. Perry

7:00 pm

Dinner

5:30 am

Birdwatching. Looking for the Resplendent Quetzal.

7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Breakfast

9:00 am

Workshop in the Cloud Forest by Wouter Ba and Juan Carlos Alvarado
"Setting Ropes in High Canopies."

7:00 pm

Dinner

8:00 pm

Presentation
"Conservation in Costa Rica; Looking at Biodiversity as an Engine for Development" presented by Carlos Roberto Chavarria

About Carlos Roberto Chavarria

8:30 pm

Presentation by the Costa Rican Tourism Board

Important: Lunch NOT included. There are different options: local restaurants, getting stuff from a local store to bring, or getting a box lunch from the lodge. With big breakfast and dinner buffets included, people may prefer to go light for lunch.

5:30 am

Optional bird watching. Looking for the Quetzal.

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast

Day

Time to Explore and Climb

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Optional hike to the Paramo. The Paramo is the highest tropical ecosystem. It is a unique place with breathtaking views.

7:00 pm

Dinner

8:00 pm

Presentation
"From Dinosaurs to You. Climbing is Why Large Brains Evolved" presented by Dr. Don Perry

About Dr. Perry

Important: Lunch NOT included.

5:30 am

Optional bird watching. Looking for the Quetzal.

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast

All day

Climb and explore.
Optional hike to the Rio Savegre Waterfall (included)
Other Options: horseback riding, zip lining, visit to the spa (not included)

7:00 pm

Dinner

8:00 pm

Presentation
"Scientific Research in the Tropical Canopy" presented by Dr. Bernal Rodriguez-Herrera

About Dr. Rodriguez-Herrera

Important: Lunch NOT included.

6:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast

Departure

Departing Savegre for the post-trip to explore the country further or ride to San Jose Airport for those leaving Costa Rica

Beyond Savegre

Pre and Post Rendezvous trip excursions will give you a chance to explore even more cultural and natural treasures of Costa Rica .

From the Pacific Coast to the Carribbean coast to the rivers, canyons, and volcanos in between, our pre and post trip options include a vast variety of activities and ecosystems.

And off course more tree climbing and enjoying Costa Rica's world famous rainforests.