Toucan | Bird-watching | Costa Rica

Costa Rican Bird Watching Adventure - Costa-rica Tour

Captivating Costa Rican bird-watching experience. Amidst lush rainforests and diverse ecosystems, encounter vibrant toucans, resplendent quetzals, and countless species, immersing yourself in the rich avian tapestry of Costa Rica.

Day by day

Day 1: Arrival at Finca Rosa Blanca

Embark on your journey as you board your international outbound flight to San José & Central Valley. Upon arrival in San José, experience the warmth of Costa Rica's capital city as you are met by an English-speaking guide. Enjoy a scenic drive to Finca Rosa Blanca, nestled in the lush green hills surrounding the city.

Day 2: Coffee Delight at Finca Rosa Blanca

Begin your day with a delightful morning coffee tour at the enchanting Finca Rosa Blanca.

Day 3: Birdwatching at La Selva Biological Station
Explore the diverse birdlife at La Selva Biological Station near Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui. Immerse yourself in the richness of Costa Rica's biodiversity, with the forest right outside your window.
Day 4: Private Tour of La Selva Biological Station

Embark on a private two-hour tour of La Selva Biological Station, guided by a knowledgeable bilingual naturalist. Discover why this station is one of the world's most vital sites for tropical ecosystem research, home to over 448 species of birds.

Day 5: Turrialba's Birding Lodge in Central Volcanic Range

Travel to a specialist birding lodge in the Turrialba region, nestled in the verdant hills of the Central Volcanic Range. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings at Rancho Naturalista.

Day 6: Free Exploration Day in Turrialba

Enjoy a day of freedom to explore the renowned forest trails independently or with a specialist guide (payable locally). The observatory terrace offers opportunities to spot countless lesser-known bird species.

Day 7: Tranquil Cloud Forest of San Gerardo de Dota

Journey to the remote and tranquil cloud forest of San Gerardo de Dota, where you will stay at the serene Savegre Hotel.

Day 8: Quest for the Resplendent Quetzal

Embark on an early morning walk with an expert birding guide in search of San Gerardo's most famous year-round resident, the resplendent quetzal.

Day 9: Exploring San Gerardo's Cloud Forest Trails

Continue your exploration of the cloud forest trails, with options for longer hikes and activities such as visiting the Savegre waterfall, horseback riding, or trout fishing.

Day 10: Scenic Drive to El Remanso on Osa Peninsula

Embark on a scenic drive to Puerto Jimenez, the gateway to the Osa Peninsula. Transfer to the breathtaking El Remanso Rainforest Wildlife Lodge.

Day 11 & 12: Activities in Osa Peninsula

Engage in activities in the Osa Peninsula, maximizing your chances of spotting wildlife and birds with specialist guides. Options include forest trails, horse riding, surf lessons, sea kayaking, and more.

Day 13: Free Time in Osa Peninsula

Enjoy free time to explore the Osa Peninsula at your pace, with opportunities for wildlife walks, birdwatching, horse riding, and adventurous activities arranged by the lodge.

Day 14: Return to San José

Group transfer to Puerto Jimenez for your domestic flight back to San José, followed by your international flight home.

Day 15: Journey Home

Arrive home, completing your extraordinary Costa Rican adventure

Includes

  • All tours and excursions specified with licensed bilingual guide & transportation.
  • Transfers to/from Airport and others where detailed.
  • Accommodation on selected hotel (category) with Breakfast.
  • Entrance fees to visited sites.
  • 24/ assistance when on tour.

Does not Include

  • International and domestic flights in Peru.
  • Lunch and Dinner where not specified.
  • Additional entrance fee, tours & sightseeing besides mentioned.
  • Personal expenses, extras, tips and drinks.
  • Other services not specified in the program
  • Travel, medical and canceling insurance.

Highlights

  • Rancho Naturalista Birding Retreat: Witness the dazzling array of bird species that call this region home. Enjoy hearing from an expert naturalist guide at the renowned birding lodge, Rancho Naturalista.
  • La Selva Biological Station Expedition: Embark on an adventure at La Selva Biological Station, where pristine tropical forest trails await exploration. Discover the diverse ecosystems and spot some of the 448 species of birds that inhabit this vital research site.
  • Quetzal Quest in San Gerardo de Dota: Delight in the ethereal beauty of the resplendent quetzal as you explore the cloud forest of San Gerardo de Dota. With an expert birding guide, unravel the secrets of this mystical bird's habitat and witness its majestic presence.
  • Coffee and Clouds at Finca Rosa Blanca: Begin your journey with a morning coffee tour at Finca Rosa Blanca, a captivating experience that combines the pleasure of Costa Rican coffee with the breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 14 Dinners
  • 15 Lunches
Toucan | Bird-watching | Costa Rica
Toucan | Costa Rica
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Quetzal Quest  | Costa Rica
Costa Rican Bird Watching Adventure
15 Days