Costa Rica Bird & Wildlife photography adventure
July 22 - 31, 2022

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Details:
  • The tour will start and end in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Photographers 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 non-refundable (but transferrable) deposit of $600 pp is required upon sign-up.
  • 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 10 participants
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Join me and our specialized birding / photography guide on a privately guided, fully-inclusive 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.

This amazing 10 day adventure is fully inclusive, so just bring your hiking boots and camera!

 

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Land/Cruise cost: $3,585 pp Sharing
($100 Discount for check/wire/direct deposit payments)
Single supplement:  $890 pp
Deposit: $600 pp
Participants: Minimum 6 - Maximum 10 

Inclusions:

 

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

  • Private transfer to your first hotel. Your guide will meet you there.

  • Services of your professional private birding guide. Your guide is with you at each hotel, reserve, and park to help you find the top species of the area. He will also help you find the best set ups for getting your top photographs. Together you will also stop en route, between destinations to see incredible e off the beaten track places only the guides know.  

  • Private transportation throughout, in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle, your guide acting as your driver.

  • All meals beginning with dinner on arrival day and ending with breakfast on your final day. 

  • 1 nights Hotel Bougainvillea - San Jose - Central Valley

  • 2 nights Arenal Observatory Lodge - Arenal - Caribbean Foothills

  • 2 nights Tirimbina Lodge - Sarapiqui - Caribbean Lowlands

  • 2 nights Rancho Naturalista - Turrialba - Caribbean Foothills

  • 2 nights Savegre Lodge - Talamanca Highlands

  • Birding the gardens of Hotel Bougainvillea

  • Guided visit to San Luis, Cocora, and Lands in Love.

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

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

  • Birding and photography tour at Cano Negro.

  • Birding and wildlife visit to La Selva Biological Station.

  • Birding visit to the Cinchona Feeders for photography

  • Birding and wildlife visit to Cope's private gardens

  • Visit to La Georgina

  • Birding visit to Batsu Garden

  • Birding and wildlife visit to Savegre Lodge Private Reserve

  • Official checklist of the birds of Costa Rica. Species review daily with your guide.

  • Photo identification during and after your trip

  • 24/7 in country customer service.

  

Exclusions:

 

  • International airfare

  • Travel insurance (recommended)

  • Gratuity to your private guide

  • Covid-19 test ($65 pp)

  • Tips to local guides and hotel staff

  • Alcohol and soda with meals

  • Anything not specifically listed as included in your package detail