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Costa Rica is one of the richest countries in the world for birds. More bird species have been recorded here than in the whole of North America yet the country is only the size of a small State! This Holiday Birding Tour has been organised to cover most of the best birding areas and aims to visit as wide a range of bird habitats as possible. Of course such a diversity of habitats will also produce diversity of wild flowers, orchids, butterflies and amphibians. The scenery is stunning and sure to add an extra ingredient to make this special holiday one to remember!

Special CommentIt goes without saying that all our accommodation is of the usual very high standard as all Worldwide Birding Tours. This tour is relaxed and recommended if comfort and easy pace is required.

Not only does Costa Rica have coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea (Atlantic Ocean), but forest types ranging from dry deciduous forests in the lowlands to lush evergreen cloud forests Lineated-Woodpeckerin the highlands. It also has rivers, marshes, swamps and subalpine paramo.

Costa Rica is an all round destination, good food, great accommodation, scenically beautiful, fantastic wildlife and wonderfully friendly people. It always amazes our guests how varied a landscape such a small country offers and the diversity of birds reflect the great range of habitats present. If you haven’t yet been then go or at least put it on your life’s wish list!

By way of relaxing before and after our main tour,  you can book an extra night prior to the start and at the end of our birding tour. We use the Hotel Bougainvillea in San Jose as our start and end point. We thoroughly recommend this hotel, set within its own grounds, beautifully landscaped and with several birds and plants to interest those given to strolling through gardens at their own pace. For prices see the Main Tour Info in the right column

All our guests always have regular options, either join-in with the tour group birding and wildlife viewing or opt-out and enjoy your own company. You, the client, have choices unlike with so many other group tours!

Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive. A deposit of € 250 is all we require! Book online...

 

Costa Rica Main Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    31st of January - 15th of February 2017
  • Price
    US$ 4.900
    US$ 700 Single supplement
  • Deposit
    US$ 350 p.p.
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals (except on arrival and departure day) and transport, fulltime guiding, Nature reserve entrance fees, 3 boat-trips and airport transfers.
  • Excludes
    Flights, insurance and personal costs
  • Tour party
    Minimum 6, maximum 10 persons
  • Your flight planning: Arrival on the 31st of January at Juan Santamaria Airport of San José. Departure on 15th of February after 18.00 PM from Juan Santamaria Airport of San José

  • Optional
    For extra nights in San José in the superb hotel Bougainvillea
    US$ 115 p.p.p.n breakfast included
    US$ 35 p.p.p.n single supplement

 

Itinerary at a Glance

 

  • Day 1 - Hotel Bougainvillea - Arrival and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 2 - Savegra Mountain Lodge - San José to Savegra Mountain Lodge
  • Day 3 - Savegra Mountain Lodge - Lodge area.
  • Day 4 - La Quinta - am: Paramo, pm: transfer to La Quinta Country Inn
  • Day 5 - La Quinta - All day at la Selva OTS
  • Day 6 - La Quinta - Braulio Carillo NP & Old Butterly Garden
  • Day 7 - Arenal Observatory Lodge - am: Virgen del Socorro/Cinchona hummingbird Station
  • Day 8 - Arenal Observatory Lodge - am: Hanging bridges. pm: Birding at Lake Arenal
  • Day 9 - Arenal Observatory Lodge - am: Observatory Grounds
  • Day 10 - Natural Lodge Caño Negro - am: Observatory Grounds. pm: transfer to Caño Negro area
  • Day 11 - Natural Lodge Caño Negro - am and pm boat ride on the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
  • Day 12 - Trapp Family Lodge - Transfer to Monteverde area, birding in the area
  • Day 13 - Trapp Family Lodge - All day at Santa Elena reserve
  • Day 14 - Punta Leone Beach Resort - am: Morning at Curi-Cancha Reserve. pm transfer to Punta Leone
  • Day 15 - Punta Leone Beach Resort - All day in Carrara National Park
  • Day 16 - am: boat-ride Tarcolriver pm: Airport transfer - Departure

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