Bird Watching Experience

Costa Rica offers the birder a combination

11 Days / 10 Nights

Price from US $1660.00 p.p.

Bird Watching Experience

Costa Rica offers the birder a combination

11 Days / 10 Nights

Price from US $1660.00 p.p.

San Jose-Tortuguero-Sarapiqui-Arenal-Carrara

Discover the most amazing destinations

US $1660.00 p.p.
Costa Rica offers the birder a combination of fantastic birdwatching and introduction to the joys of Neotropical birds, while at the same time staying at very comfortable lodges and hotels in what is accepted as the most democratic country in the region. The scenery is stunning, the Caribbean slope, where we will visit the Arenal Volcano area, the La Selva Biological Station area, and Tortuguero National Park. The birding on this slope is amazing, with lots of hummingbird feeders to visit, and the rich tropical rainforest with loads of toucans, parrots, and tanagers!
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. You will receive a welcome package with your vouchers and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful. Enjoy your Bird Watching Experience

Private Transfer from International Airport to San José

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

Day 02
Tortuguero

Prepare for a day of adventure this morning as you board a comfortable, shared touring bus at your hotel in San Jose. Marvel at the spectacular scenery as you make your way through the city to Braulio Carrillo National Park. In route you’ll pass through the agricultural region of the Limon Lowlands, where crops of pineapples, paddies of rice, and various forms of cattle flourish. An opportunity to enjoy a delicious, typical Costa Rican breakfast presents itself along the way. Once you’ve arrived at the port, you will be transferred by boat to the lodge. Here is your chance to experience the beautiful Tortuguero River and Tortuguero National Park canals.

Pachira Lodge (1 Package)
Room Type: 3D/2N Standard Room,
Meals Plan: Meals
Included: Ground and boat transportation from San José to Guápiles, tour to the Tortuguero canals by boat through the National Park (entrance fee not included US$ 15.00 per person) and Visit to Tortuguero Village.

Day 03
Programmed activities at Tortuguero

You have the opportunity of enjoy by your own a walk at the hotel trails or take an optional excursion (not Included). In the afternoon join a guided Canal Tour to experience the jungle which surrounds the nearby canals. Through an infinite network of river canals and mangroves you will experience a truly unique contact with nature. Your guide will explain what they’ve learnt about this beautiful jungle flora and fauna. Their experience in the field has provided them with plenty of knowledge about the many species of wildlife that call this jungle home.

Day 04

Sarapiqui

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.

Shuttle Transfer from Guápiles to Sarapiquí PM

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

Day 05
Early Morning Bird Walks at Selva Verde Tour 

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.

Included: Bilingual Guide.

Day 06
Shuttle Transfer from Sarapiquí to Arenal/Fortuna

Arenal Volcano, located in La Fortuna, is the most iconic volcano in Costa Rica. Arenal is a worthy destination, thanks to the dense forest covering her lower slopes and foothills, and her picture-perfect conical shape up top. This area is rugged and varied, rich with wildlife and laced with trails.

Shuttle Transfer from Sarapiquí to Arenal PM

Arenal Observatory Lodge (2 Nights)
Room Type: Smithsonian Room,
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 07
Caño Negro Tour (Río Frío)

Enjoy a tranquil motorized boat tour through one of the most beautiful wildlife refuges of Costa Rica. Your guide will explain how these animals fit into the wetland ecosystem. In the shallows you might see caimans and turtles. Monkeys and sloths sometimes gather in the trees near the banks of the river. There is a lizard in this area called the Jesus Christ lizard which is known for its ability to walk on water. Observe different kinds of birds and much more in this majestic refuge.

Included: Transportation from your hotel in comfortable minivans with air conditioning and Wi-Fi, boat transportation, Naturalist guide, bottled mineral water, lunch, snacks, and insurance policies.

Day 08
Private Transfer to Carara  

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.

Private Transfer from Arenal to Carara

Villa Lapas Hotel Rainforest Eco Resort (2 Nights)
Room Type: Standard Room
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 Hotel Rainforest Eco Resort.

Room: Standard Room.
Meals Plan: Breakfast
Included:  Transportation, entrance and Bilingual Guide.

Day 10
Private Transfer to San José

San José is the capital city of Costa Rica and is by far the largest city in the country. Due to its strategic location in the geographical heart of the country, San José is the ideal place to use as a base for taking daily excursions to a variety of sites and diverse regions. You will enjoy the excitement and beauty of volcanoes, rainforests, wildlife reserves, whitewater rafting and boat cruising; all combined with the entertainment and nightlife that a cosmopolitan city can offer. San José’s main attractions include the National Theatre, the Gold and Jade Museums, shopping malls, fabulous restaurants, art exhibits, dance performances and opera.

Private Transfer from Jaco to San Jose

Xandari Resort & Spa (1 Night)
Room Type: Prima Room,
Meals Plan: Continental Breakfast

Day 11
Departure from San Jose to the International Airport

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer from your hotel to San José Airport today. Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

Private Transfer from Xandari to International Airport

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