Costa Rica Wildlife Spectacular

Costa Rica Wildlife Spectacular
  • US$ 5449.00 /person
  • Deposit: US$ 600.00
  • Location: Costa Rica
  • Dates:
    • 28 October - 11 November 2019
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Leader: Janette Hill, Roy de Ruijter and Geoff Read
  • Group Size: Minimum 4 - Maximum 8 (plus photography guides)
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Overview

Come to Costa Rica for an amazing tour visiting many national parks, reserves and private exclusive locations for a wildlife spectacular you will never forget.

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific.   Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including howler monkeys, capuchins, sloths, spider monkeys, reptiles, amphibians and over 860 species of birds including humming birds and the magnificent resplendent quetzal.
Join us for an amazing tour around Costa Rica where we visit Tortuguero, Sarapiqui Rainforests, Cloud forest, Waterways and natural lagoons, mangroves, have boat tours, walks in the forests including a nightwalk to see and photograph nocturnal creatures and so much more!!!
It is an amazing country full of wonderful wildlife so you will come home with an amazing portfolio of images.

What You'll Learn

  • About this amazing country
  • Photography using flash
  • Night photogrpahy
  • Hints and tips throughout from your guides

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Description

This tour is amazing!

We will have 1 night in San Jose before we transfer to Tortuguero for 3 nights.   Here we explore the amazing waterways by boat.  The birdlife here is amazing and you may also see caimans, snakes and other reptiles.  We have 3 nights here and all meals are included.

We move on to Sarapiqui known for its rich biodiversity.   Here we will search for Howler Monkeys, Spider monkeys and Cappuchins as well as toucans, trogans, green macaws and reptiles.    We also have a very special private visit to frogs heaven with amazing opportunites to photograph rare species.    We may also see sloths!     In Sarapiqui breakfast and dinner is included and we have lunch included on day 2.   We stay here for 2 nights.

Moving on to Boca Tapada for 2 nights we hope to see many species of birds including grren macaws and keel billed toucans.  There is over 68 acres of tropical rainforest to explore.  We are here for 2 nights and breakfast and dinner is included.   All tours are complimentary here and you will have the chance to choose what you would like to do from tree planting to canoing in the lagoon to a walk in the rainforest.

We move on to the wetlands at Palo Verde in search of different species in the mangroves.  We stay for 2 nights with breakfast and dinner included.   We will have a boat tour in search of osprey, falcons and hawks plus other creatures like raccoons and iguanas.

Our next stop is at Monteverde in the Cloudforest for 2 nights in the Cloudforest Lodge woth breakfast included and dinner in a local restaurant.    Raccoons are often seen here just strolling around the premises.    Our nightwalk here will introduce us to nocturnal species.   We will also walk in the cloudforest canopy with a chance to try zip lining as an optional extra.

Beaches and jungle are next at Manuel Antonio for 2 nights at Playa Espadilla with tropical forest to explore to see sloths, iguanas, coatis, deer and squirrel monkeys.  Breakfast and dinner is included.

Finally we move to San Gerardo de Dota staying at Trojan Lodge for 2 nights.  We will have a private Resplendent Quetzel Tour, a beautiful bird with amazing metallic green plumage.  If we are lucky we will photograph a male in flight!

Sadly the tour will come to an end as we transfer to the airport for out flight home with lots of great memories and many photographs of the rich and varied wildlife of Costa Rica.

  • Included
  • English Speaking tour Guide throughout
  • Nature Reserves and National Park Entry Fees
  • Accommodation
  • All transfers and transport throughout Costa Rica
  • Photography Tuition throughout
  • Meals as listed n the itinerary
  • Excluded
  • International Flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal Insurance
  • Some meals
  • Tipping
  • Optional Tours
  • Day 1 - 28 October 2019
    • Depart UK
    • Arrive San Jose and transfer to accommodation
    • Hotel Pasidente
  • Day 2 - 29 October 2019
    • Transfer to Tortuguero
    • Laguna Lodge
  • Day 3 - 30 October 2019
    • Tortuguero
    • Laguna Lodge
  • Day 4 - 31 October 2019
    • Tortuguero
    • Laguna Lodge
  • Day 5 - 1 November 2019
    • Transfer to Sarapiqui
    • SarapiquiS Rainforest Lodge
  • Day 6 - 2 November 2019
    • Sarapiqui
    • Frog Heaven
    • SarapiquiS Rainforest Lodge
  • Day 7 - 3 November 2019
    • Transfer to Monteverde
    • Monteverde Cloudforest Lodge
  • Day 8 - 4 November 2019
    • Monteverde
    • Monteverde Cloudforest Lodge
  • Day 9 - 5 November 2019
    • Transfer to Palo Verde
    • La Ensenada Lodge
  • Day 10 - 6 November 2019
    • Palo Verde
    • La Ensenada Lodge
  • Day 11 - 7 November 2019
    • Transfer to Pacific Coast and Manuel Antonio
    • Hotel Playa Espadilla
  • Day 12 - 8 November 2019
    • Manuel Antonio
    • Hotel Playa Espadilla
  • Day 13 - 9 November 2019
    • Transfer to San Gerado de Dota
    • Trogon Lodge
  • Day 14 - 10 November 2019
    • San Gerado de Dota
    • Private Resplendent Quetzel Tour
    • Trogon Lodge
  • Day 15 - 11 November 2019
    • Transfer to airport to begin the journey home
  • How much is the flight?

    Approximately £300 – £400 for a return flight to London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic

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