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Travel Services / 13-day all country Birding program


Introduction: this program has been designed as an introductory course in all species of Costa Rican Birds. In the 11 full days of Birding, you will see Water Birds, Caribbean Birds, Highland Birds, Lowland Birds, Central Valley Birds. This is a great mix for the first time visitor to Costa Rica or an experienced birder who wants to have the opportunity to see so much in such a small country, and at a great pace.


This trip is a great option for the mid to advanced Bird Watcher.


12 night / 13 day itinerary -- from US$1,995 per person


Day 1: arrival to Costa Rica, check in at your hotel in the northeastern edge of the Central Valley. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, checking on the birds at the hotel garden.. We gather at dinner for a 45 minute introduction to the program.


Day 2: We meet for an early walk through the gardens of the hotel. During breakfast, we will discuss the day's itinerary.


We get on the road and less than two hours later you will be admiring different types of Hummingbirds. After this stop, we continue on our way to Sarapiqui, for our first 2 nts/3 days of Birding in the Caribbean Lowlands.


The first night in Sarapiqui we will take a unique White Bat tour in a forest reserve that operates under the auspices of the Milwaukee Public Museum.


Day 3: We spend the entire day at La Selva station, property of the Organization for Tropical Studies, and one of the hottest spots for Birding in the Caribbean Lowlands.


Day 4: After a pre-dawn owl search and early morning birding, we enjoy a delicious breakfast. Mid morning we will depart for the Arenal/Fortuna region, in preparation for our Caño Negro water bird trip.,


Day 5: We depart early to board our boat in Caño Negro. This legendary destination will be your Water Bird destination for this itinerary..


Day 6: Today, we head towards the highlands of Monteverde. We arrive by lunch and check in our Mountain Lodge. A buttefly garden will be our next stop in the afternoon.


Day 7: The legendary Monteverde Preserve will be our focus today.


Day 8: We depart early towards the Central Pacific, home of the Scarlet Macaw and site of a great water bird excursion.


Day 9: We board our boat in the early morning hours to beat the traffic in the river. We will enjoy a delicious fresh fruit breakfast and wait for the Macaws to start flying above us.


Later in the day, we head towards the Carara National Park, home of the Macaws.


Day 10: We leave the Central Pacific towards the South Pacific and then the Southern Highlands. Birding along the route is simply marvelous.


After dinner we do a Highland owl search.


Day 11: Today is Quetzal Quest Day but the Trogon will also be in the list.


Day 12: We visit the Cloud Forest one more time to search for the elusive Quetzal. We then head towards our hotel in San Jose, where we will arrive mid afternoon, after lunch on the road.


Farewell dinner at a traditional Costa Rican restaurant. .


Day 13: depart to the airport.


Price per person in double occupancy: US$1,995 for a minimum of 8-passengers booked.

Single supplement is $511 and triple occupancy is also available.


Price includes all taxes, transportation, lodging, meals and activities mentioned, from arrival to departure. Full vegetarian menu available in every hotel we visit. PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE tips, airline travel to Costa Rica or departure airport tax


A US$150 NON-refundable booking fee is required at the time of making the reservation. This fee is applied towards the final price of the tour.


If more than 8 passengers book your trip, your US$1,995 price will be reduced accordingly, down to US$1,800 per person when we book 18 passengers, our maximum number for this trip. You must book the trip and pay the initial booking fee in order to receive passenger counts and final price information.









Please email us if you need more information or wish to make a reservation.

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