11 Days / 10 Nights
Costa Rica is blessed with a magnificent array of flora and fauna, making it one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. The pristine, well-kept national parks are home to many incredible and exotic wildlife and plant species. Our rainforest excursions in Costa Rica and cloud forests offer us privileged opportunities to see abundant wildlife in general and the variety of bird species in the National Parks is astonishing. The resplendent quetzal is just one of the bird species among the native birds that call Costa Rica home. We will see the best of what Mother Nature has to offer in this compact yet diverse country with our 11 day Tropical Birdsong Magic Tour.
Special features of our 11 Day - Tropical Birdsong Magic Tour:
Type of Tourism: Nature, Bird watching Water sports, Adventure, Off the beaten track
Places to Visit: San José, Puntarenas, Arenal, Sarapiqui, San Gerardo de Dota.
Duration: 11 Days and 10 Nights.
Type of Service: group tours.
Accommodation: 3 star hotels and lodges at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for!
After your arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport, our staff members will be waiting for you, and escort you to the hotel in San Jose. Depending on your arrival time, you will have a free afternoon and evening to explore the modern Costa Rican Capital with its bustling commerce and touristic infrastructure, perfect for visitors. San Jose offers a variety of touristic, cultural and natural attractions, like the museums of Costa Rican Art, Gold, Jade, National and Children&rsq...
After breakfast, we will head out to the Palo Verde National Park area located close to the Gulf of Nicoya. This is the perfect place for birdwatchers, naturalists, wildlife lovers and nature-lovers as a whole, due to the incredible biodiversity found within the park. The dichotomy of its spectacular wetlands and tropical dry forests is unique on the planet. On arrival, we will settle into the hotel and prepare for the following day.
Today after breakfast, we will head out on a boat trip to spot some of the birds native to this incredible national park. This park is the natural habitat of Scarlet Macaws, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbills, Great Curassows, Jabirus and Storks amongst many other bird species, making it a real ornithologists delight.
Today we will head out to the town of Bijagua. This is the perfect launching spot for the Tenorio Volcano National Park. We will leave our belongings at the hotel and prepare for today's hike to the Celeste River. This spectacular hike through the jungle will take up close to the vents of the Tenorio volcano, which exude gases of extremely high temperatures. We will then head back to Bijagua for lunch and a relaxing afternoon to enjoy the hotel and the town.
After breakfast, we will leave Bijagua passing through San Carlos's lowlands to the Sarapiquí area located on the Caribbean lowlands. This area is characterized by lush green rainforest, coffee and banana plantations, and dramatic Poas volcano forms part of this tropical area's dramatic scenery. We will head to the hotel and settle in for the next days’ activities.
Today we will wake up early to head out on a bird-watching expedition in the La Selva Biological Station. The park has an excellent system of trails to experience the area, with the aim being to see as many birds as possible. The local, knowledgeable nature guides, will take us through a number of different habitats, from dense primary rain forest to open pasturelands. The shadowy terrain is teeming with wildlife including amphibians and reptiles, as well as a wide variety of birds th...
Today, we will leave Sarapique and head to the town of San Gerardo de Dota. This town is renowned for its bird watching, hiking, fishing and chilling out in a natural environment. The Quetzal is just one of the inhabitants of the area and there are many bird species found in the nearby Los Quetzales National Park.
Today we will head out after breakfast to the savegre Lodge where we will spend the evening. We will head out on a birding tour where we can appreciate the incredible choir of the native birds, which is the perfect introduction to this section of cloud forest. We will have a free afternoon to relax and enjoy the hotel's forest grounds and its impressive services.
Early in the morning, we will head out to the Central Pacific Coast and to the Carara Transitional Forest National Park. Along the way, we will head out on a hike to Tárcoles to do some bird spotting in the Carara National Park. We can appreciate many bird and animal species including parrots, partridges, toucans, flycatchers, white-faced monkeys and coatis in this area. The enormous trees provide a pleasant shade for the hike through the park. After lunch, you will have a free...
We will wake up early to appreciate the Carara National Park to the full and to see the impressive tropical birds in their natural habitat, enjoying their unique morning song. In the afternoon we will return to the city of San Jose, where we will spend the evening.
Today is our final day of the tour of the Tropical Birdsong Magic tour. Depending on your flight departure time, our driver will collect you from the hotel and take you to the airport for your flight back home or on to your next exciting destination!