Costa Rica Bird & Wildlife photography adventure
November 20 - 30, 2023

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Details:
  • The tour will start and end in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Photographers & Birders of all skill levels are welcome, as well as their significant others.   If you are traveling alone, but would like to share a room,  we will pair you with another person (of the same sex).
  • A partially refundable (but transferrable) deposit of $1,000 pp is required upon sign-up.  $500 is refundable up to 60 days prior to trip.
  • The balance is required 60 days prior to the start of the trip.
  • A minimum of 6 participants is required for the trip to take place
  • There is space for a maximum of 8 participants
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Join me on a small group bird & wildlife photography adventure in Costa Rica., home to 27 national parks and five percent of the world’s biodiversity.  This small country has 12 of the planet's 18 different biomes, providing a huge range of climates. From cloud forests and wetlands, to dry forests, and rainforests, not to mention coral reefs., the incredible array of habitats and micro-systems creates nearly endless  wildlife watching opportunities.

 

This small country, roughly the size of West Virginai is a bird watchers paradise and is home to a striking variety of tropical birds.  Over 850 species have been identified, which is more  than the United States and Canada combined.   Birds that we are likely to encounter include toucans, scarlet macaws, motmots, trogons, hummingbirds, tanagers, herons, hawks, owls and Costa Rica's crowning jewel, the elusive Resplendent Quetzal. Up to 150 different species have been reported seen in a single day. 

Besides birds, there are  600 species of butterflies, 1,200 species of orchids, and 237 species of mammals, including three-toed sloths, five types of jungle cats, coatis, giant anteaters, peccaries, tapir, and four species of monkeys.

 

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Land/Cruise cost: $3,250 pp
(discounted check price - does not include 4% credit card fee)
Single supplement:  $1,025 pp
Deposit: $1,000 pp ($500 refundable up to 60 days prior)
Participants: Minimum 5 - Maximum 7

Inclusions:

 

  • Meet & Greet at the San Jose Airport by your private driver.

  • Private transfer to your first hotel

  • Specialist birding guide at hotels, reserves, and parks to help you find the top species of the area. 

  • Private transportation throughout, in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle

  • Breakfast daily

  • 1 nights Hotel Bougainvillea - San Jose - Central Valley

  • 3 nights Arenal Observatory Lodge - Arenal - Caribbean Foothills

  • 2 nights Selva Verde - Sarapiqui - Caribbean Lowlands

  • 2 nights Rancho Naturalista - Turrialba - Caribbean Foothills

  • 2 nights Savegre Lodge - Talamanca Highlands

  • Visit to San Luis, Cocora, and Lands in Love.

  • Birding and wildlife viewing at the private reserve of Arenal Observatory Lodge.

  • Birding and photography tour to Cano Negro.

  • Birding and wildlife visit to La Selva Biological Station.

  • Birding visit to the Cinchona Feeders 

  • Birding and wildlife visit to Cope's private gardens

  • Birding visit to Batsu Garden

  • Birding and wildlife visit to Savegre Lodge Private Reserve

  • Official checklist of the birds of Costa Rica

  • 24/7 in country customer service.

  

Exclusions:

 

  • International airfare

  • Travel insurance (recommended)

  • Gratuity to your private driver & guides

  • Tips to local guides and hotel staff

  • Alcohol and soda with meals

  • Anything not specifically listed as included in your package detail