Do you call yourself a birder or just curiosity seeker?

11 Days / 10 Nights

Price from US $1320.00 p.p.


Do you call yourself a birder or just curiosity seeker?

11 Days / 10 Nights

Price from US $1320.00 p.p.

San Jose-Sarapiquí-Los Chiles-Bajos del Toro-Carara-Alajuela

Discover the most amazing destinations

US $1320.00 p.p.
Do you call yourself a birder, a bird watching enthusiast, a nature and bird photographer, or just curiosity seeker hoping to see the resplendent Quetzal on a cloud forest hiking trail? Do you do your bird watching alone, with friends, like to take a tour, or just keep your eyes and ears open while you enjoy nature, looking for monkeys or other wildlife? In Costa Rica, it really doesn’t matter how you do your birding, because if you want to see and photograph birds, you are in one of the best bird watching locations in the world. Costa Rica boasts having over 870 bird species, according to the Costa Rican Ornithological Association Scientific Committee. The benefit to coming to Costa Rica for your bird watching experiences and tours is the fact that there is such a wide variety of species, as Costa Rica’s altitude varies between sea level and 3,800 meters (12,540 feet). Within that wide zone of temperature and climate conditions, you will find everything from the tropical Toucans and Scarlet Macaws to Quetzals and Trogons.
Day 01
Arrive to San José

Welcome to Costa Rica! For your added comfort, once you have passed immigration and customs and stepped out of the airport doors, you will have one of our representatives waiting for you outside with a sign with your name on it. He will drive you to your hotel in San José. Let’s start Birdwatching tour Costa Rica. You will receive a welcome package with your vouchers and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful.

Private Transfer from International Airport to Bouganvillea

Hotel: Bougainvillea Hotel (1 Night)
Room Type: Garden View Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 02

Sarapiqui is not a popular tourist destination yet, but boasts an amazing amount of biodiversity and should be on every nature lover’s list. A great place to enjoy Costa Rica’s amazing natural beauty, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is perfect for those who enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, white water rafting, or kayaking. A great way to spend a day here would be to take an optional rafting trip down the Sarapiqui River, one of the most important trade routes between this region and the Caribbean coast.

Daihatsu Bego or similar (9 Days of Rent)

Hotel: Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve (2 Nights)
Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 03
Early Morning Bird Walks at Selva Verde

Grab your binoculars and join our naturalist guide for an early morning bird walk on the grounds of Selva Verde. The morning is a very active time for the birds which is why you can count on sighting several of the stunning tropical species that inhabit Selva Verde. Every morning is different but they are all exciting! Your guide has a keen eye and a high-powered scope, so you can get close up views of birds you might not have noticed otherwise. Binoculars can be rented at the reception. Bridwatching Tour Costa Rica.

Day 04
Los Chiles 

Los Chiles is an underrated remote town in the province of Alajuela, home of one major environmental attraction: the Caño Negro Wildlife refuge, with its scenic Río Frío. The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is considered one of the top spots for bird watching in the entire continent. Besides an abundance of birds, Caño Negro also serves as a safe haven to many other animal species such as sloths, three types of monkeys, caimans, lizards, bats, and the native wetland flora.

Hotel: Caño Negro Natural Lodge (2 Nights)
Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 05
Canoeing Caño Negro

Explore by canoe the beauty of the Caño Negro Wetlands.  One of the most outstanding Mesoamerican areas on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance. To the rhythm of the paddles you will glide through lowlands, seasonal floodplains, lakes and swamps. We will guide you on an amazing adventure to a sanctuary that houses 350 species of birds and around 78 species of mammals as well as 96 different types of reptiles. On this tour we will also head downstream into smaller channels that lead to remote lakes and visit spots that can’t be reached even by motor boat. Discover with us the wonder of the wetlands in this paradise beyond compare. Birdwatching Tour Costa Rica.

Day 06
Bajos del Toro

Bajos del Toro is still very much an undiscovered area among rainforests and dairy farms. The area has awe-inspiring waterfalls with chilly swimming holes great for trout fishing. Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and canopy tours are popular activities to enjoy here! Perhaps the most spectacular waterfall in Costa Rica, Cataratas del Toro, is located within Bajos del Toro and should be a top priority if you want to appreciate the country’s terrific natural landscape.

Hotel: Bosque de Paz Lodge (2 Nights)
Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 07
Birdwatching Tour near Bosque de la Paz

Walking  along our various natural trails, you will be able to admire the fabulous biodiversity up in the centenarian trees loaded with orchids, bromeliads, moss and ferns, set in an unforgettable landscape and surrounded by impressive mountains, valleys, rivers and imposing waterfalls. The specialize guide of the Lodge Will take you by the trails of the property  to  enjoy the variety of Birds that can be seen: Limpkin, Great Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron,Cattle Egret, Sora, Northern Jacana, Sunbittern, Blue-winged Teal, Black-bellied Whistling-duck, Solitary Sandpiper and many more.

Day 08

Carara protects a total of 4,700 hectares of rainforest and river habitats, famous for having the largest population of Scarlet Macaws in Costa Rica; parrots well known for their distinguished plumage. It is of high interest for nature lovers as it protects the river basin of the Tárcoles River, primary and secondary forests as well as lakes and waterfalls which make Carara to the perfect habitat for birds, monkeys and giant crocodiles living in the Tárcoles. Its unique position in the transition zone between Amazonian and Mesoamerican habitats creates a distinguished flora and fauna unique to this place, making it perfect for a hike on its two major trails.

Hotel: Cerro Lodge Hotel (2 Nights)
Room Type: Bungalow
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 09
Birdwatching Tour at Carara National Park

This is one of the best places to see the spectacular Scarlet Macaws. You will go on a guided hike to Parque Nacional Carara. Your local naturalist guide will help you identify and spot the many birds that can be found here… The entire day will be devoted to exploring Carara and the surrounding areas. Apart from what we already mentioned, here in the warmth of the lowland tropics we’ll have our first encounters with members of several neotropical bird families such as puffbirds, antbirds, and manakins. Also, a number of species endemic to the southern Pacific half of Costa Rica and adjacent western Panama reach their northern limit here, including Costa Rican Swift, Baird’s Trogon, Fiery-billed Araçari, Riverside Wren, and Spot-crowned Euphonia. Overnight at Hotel Villa Lapas.

Villa Lapas Sky Way
Day 10

As capital of Alajuela province, this city lies just a few minutes away from the Juan Santamaria International Airport. With easy access and plenty of bus routes, getting in and out of Alajuela is not a problem. A leading trade center for cattle and the sugar industries of the neighboring areas, Alajuela is also a fantastic summer getaway. This is in part due to the fabulous weather this city experiences throughout the year with its temperate climate.

Hotel: Buena Vista Hotel (1 Night)
Room Type: Deluxe Standard
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 11
Departure from Alajuela to the International Airport

After an amazing time of absolute highlights in our beautiful Costa Rica, it is time to return home. Share your stories and photos with family and friends, make sure to recommend us and make plans to come visit again soon!

Private Transfer from Buena Vista to International Airport


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