Price: $2,850.00 per person
10 days/9 nights Expedition
Day 1 Central Valley
Day 2 Bosque de Paz, Caribbean Slope Mountains
Day 3-4 Sarapiqui Rain Forest, Caribbean Lowlands
Day 5-6 Tortuguero, Caribbean Coast and Lowlands
Day 7-8 Rancho Naturalista
Day 9 Central Valley
Day 10 Flight home (or optional extended stay)
1 night in the Central Valley, upon arrival at San Jose airport, transfer in to our hotel close by the airport. Meals are not included on the first day.
1 night Bosque de paz, Caribbean Foothills, after breakfast drive to this magnificent place on the Caribbean slope at 1500 m above sea level. Before we arrive to Bosque de Paz we will stop up in the mountains to look for some birds from the high altitudes. Some of these birds could be The Resplendent Quetzal, Orange-bellied Trogon, Mountain Elaenia, Slaty-backed Nightingale Thrush, Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcher and/or others. Bosque de Paz is a place where we might see Black Guans, Emerald Toucanets, few good species of hummingbirds Blue crowned Chlorophonia, Red-throated Ant-Tanager to named only a few.
2 nights Sarapiqui Rain Forest, Caribbean Lowlands
La Selva is a bird watching place par excellence. Embracing Primary and Secondary Forests, the area has remained unaltered for several years, holding more than 400 species of birds, reptiles and mammals. La Selva is the only place in Costa Rica where the Great Green Macaw can be seen all year round. The Braulio Carrillo National Park is adjacent to its surroundings, that’s the good reason why one can spot so many birds in La Selva.
2 nights Tortuguero, Caribbean Coast and Lowlands
Vastly studied by famous American Biologist (Herpetologist) Archie Carr, whom made this park a reality, Tortugero embodies a series of canals and lagoons encompassing a tropical rainforest, habitat for many water birds, including the Rufescent Tiger-heron, Sungrebe, 4 species of Parrots and 2 species of Macaws, 6 species of Kingfishers, 3 species of Tucans among others. Tortugero is also an important spot for witnessing bird migration to the North as well as the South of the American Continent. Recently many people had the opportunity to see and photograph a Harpy Eagle carrying branches for probably building a nest.
2 nights Rancho Naturalista
This is a small private reserve located in the lower mountains of Turrialba, on the Caribbean Slopes. It is a excellent place for birders. Many species of Hummingbirds plus many other species of birds can be seen from the porch of the only hotel that exists in this place. Over 450 species of birds have been recorded in the area. Including Great and Little Tinamou, Great Black-Hawk, Solitary Eagle, Sunbittern, Snowcap, White-tipped Sicklebill, White-fronted Nunbird, Lanceolated Monklet, Dull-mantled Antbird, Barred Becard among many others.
1 night Central Valley
After birding the whole morning we drive back to the Central Valley where you will overnight in a hotel close to the airport. Transfer out provided by the hotel.