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Birdwatching Costa Rica Tour

When we talk about the birds in Costa Rica we can only think about colors, a rainbow inside the forest. Costa Rica is truly a paradise for birders, but also a great place for anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature. There are around 845 species of birds, the enormous range of colors in their plumages, as well as their varied and incredible songs make the birds of Costa Rica by themselves an attraction for travelers. Costa Rica is a country full of natural beauties that you can travel in a few days without leaving aside the rest and enjoyment in each place. And this trip is for nature lovers, birdwatchers, photography lovers, all those people who want to get into the forest in search of their colorful residents. We will visit some of the areas with the best bird watching in the country. We started by Turrialba in Cartago province, one of the best bird watching points of the country. Then we continue towards Cachi, to the Tapantí National Park, one of the most outstanding parks for observation. Its dense vegetation propitiates the perfect place to observe the birds of this zone, in addition to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. We continue to Sarapiqui in the northern part of the country, recognized for its diverse birdlife. Finally, we will visit Tortuguero. The natural channels, the sea and the vast expanse of lowland rainforest create a perfect and unique habitat for hundreds of bird species. During your visit you will get to know some of the most striking birds in the Caribbean of Costa Rica. Join us on this trip, Costa Rica offers great opportunities for observation in spectacular places.

Fiery-throated Hummigbird

Summary

Places to visit:
➣ Turrialba
➣ Orosi
➣ Sarapiqui
➣ Tortuguero

Main attractions:
➣ Lots of wildlife (flora and fauna)
➣ Bird watching Walks
➣ Tapanti National Park
➣ Tortuguero National Park

Price US $1.354 per person. Could change depending on seasons.

This tour includes:

✓ Airport transfer - hotel and assistance
✓ 1 night at San Jose hotel
✓ 3 nights at Turrialba hotel
✓ 2 nights at Cachi hotel
✓ 2 nights at Sarapiqui hotel
✓ 2 nights at Tortuguero hotel
✓ 1 night at San Jose hotel
✓ Daily breakfast
✓ Suzuki Jimmy car rental
✓ Birdwatching Tour in Turrialba
✓ Birdwatching Tour in Sarapiqui  
✓ Full American Plan in Tortuguero
✓ Service and hotel taxes
Price from US $ 1.354 per person. Could change depending on seasons.

This tour DOESN'T includes:

➣ Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
➣ Optional Tours
➣ Local and international calls
➣ Personal medical expenses
➣ Departure taxes (US$29 per person)
➣ Air tickets from and to Costa Rica
➣ Car rental insurance

Travel Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO COSTA RICA
Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel in San José. Accommodation.

DAY 2: SAN JOSE – TURRIALBA
Breakfast. Departure to Turrialba Cartago province. Accommodation.

DAY 3:  TURRIALBA – BIRDWATCHING MORNING TOUR
Optional birdwatching tour by your own in the hotel trails before dawn. Breakfast. Departure in the morning to take de Birdwatching Tour in El Silencio Hill. The hike all the way up takes the whole day, but birding just the base is extremely productive with great tanager flocks, possible Red-fronted Parrotlets, raptors such as both Hawk-Eagles and a host of other birds seen easier here than at Rancho due to higher altitude. Duration: 3 to 4 hours approximately. Accommodation.

Rufous Motmot

DAY 4:  TURRIALBA – BIRDWATCHING ACTIVITY
Optional birdwatching tour by your own in the hotel trails before dawn. Breakfast. Departures by your own for birdwatching tours in the Forest Reserve and trails of the hotel. Accommodation.

DAY 5:  TURRIALBA – CACHI
Breakfast. Departure to Cachi in Orosi town. Accommodation.

DAY 6: CACHI – BIRDWATCHING ACTIVITY
Optional birdwatching tour by your own in the hotel trails before dawn. Breakfast. Stay at the hotel for birdwatching activity inside the forest that borders the Tapanti National Park; the place is a paradise for lovers of nature and birdwatchers, both from the comfort of the room and enjoying a healthy walk in the gardens and trails in the virgin forest and then take a dip in the waterfall. Accommodation.

Montezuma Oropendula

DAY 7: OROSI – SARAPIQUI
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the northern part of the country, Sarapiqui. Accommodation.

DAY 8: SARAPIQUI – BIRDWATCHING MORNING TOUR
Morning walk to explore the forest in search of the diversity of birds that the place offers. Grab your binoculars and join our naturalist guide for an early morning bird walk on the grounds of Selva Verde. Morning is a very active time for the birds, so 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 views of birds you might not otherwise notice. Accommodation.

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan

DAY 9: SARAPIQUI – TORTUGUERO
Early departure. Breakfast on route. Continue to the dock to take the boat that will take you to the hotel through the Tortuguero Canals. Accommodation.

DAY 10: TORTUGUERO
Breakfast. Departure by boat and visit of Tortuguero National Park by the canals. Accommodation.

Anhinga

DAY 11: TORTUGUERO – SAN JOSE
Breakfast. Departure by boat to the dock, once on land the hotel transportation takes you back to Guapiles for lunch and continue your return to San Jose. Accommodation.

DAY 12: RETURN
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Juan Santamaria International Airport.

** This trip can be modified with more or less travel days according to your need.

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