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Birdwatching and wildlife tour

Birdwatching and wildlife tour

8 days / 7 nights from U$ 1698 per person

  • Hiking
  • Beach
  • Birdwatching
  • Wildlife
  • Meet people

Overview :

This tour is designed for travelers looking to discover Costa Rica’s preserved nature. Hikes in the cloud forest of Los Angeles, visit Palo Verde National Park and more. No strenuous activities, mostly gentle and moderate hikes.
Destinations and highlights: Los Angeles Cloud forest, Arenal/la Fortuna and Tamarindo. Stay at unique Villa Blanca Lodge; hike in Rio Celeste national park!

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Day by day itinerary :

San Jose Airport (SJO) – Transfer to Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve
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San Jose Airport (SJO) – Transfer to Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve

On your arrival at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose City, our driver will be expecting you for a private transfer to Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve, one of Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets!

Note: In case of arrival after 2 pm, we recommend to overnight in San Jose.

Overnight at Hotel Villa Blanca 3* sup – 1 Superior Casita. Meals: None

El Silencio de los Angeles Nature Walk – Cloud Forest Night Tour
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El Silencio de los Angeles Nature Walk – Cloud Forest Night Tour

Wake up to a nice, cool weather and enjoy a delicious Tico “breakfast” and coffee. Later, go for a guided walk in the into the heart of the mountain cloud forest. On user-friendly trails, you’ll learn the world of lush, colorful tropical life of this private mountain cloud forest reserve. The rest of the day is at leisure.

In the late evening, discover the secrets of the cloud forest in the dark. This exceptional night is led by a nocturnal forest specialist guide and along with a flashlight you’ll discover a world rarely seen by visitors to other parts of Costa Rica. See dozens of nocturnal species such as insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals that comprise this amazing jungle.

Overnight at Hotel Villa Blanca 3* sup – 1 Superior Casita. Meals: B

Birdwatching tour– Transfer to La Fortuna
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Birdwatching tour– Transfer to La Fortuna

This is a tour devoted for both nature and bird lovers! Go on a scenic drive to the Azahar Peak, near La Paz de San Ramón through the Central Highlands. Visit a private, family-operated farm where Quetzals nests from mid-February through the end of May. Keep your eyes open and try spotting different species of birds including the elusive Quetzal!

Note: This is a seasonal tour operating mid-February through May. If not travelling in those months, we can offer an optional tour.

Afternoon transfer to La Fortuna, a village located in northern Costa Rica and home of the impressive Arenal volcano.

Overnight at Hotel Lomas del Volcan 3* sup – 1 Standard bungalow. Meals: B

Arenal Volcano NP birdwatching tour – Hanging bridges tour
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Arenal Volcano NP birdwatching tour – Hanging bridges tour

The Arenal Volcano National Park provides great opportunities to go birdwatching in its surroundings. Besides from spotting a great variety of birds and Howler, Spider, Capuchin Monkeys, you will be rewarded with wonderful views to the impressive volcano and Lake Arenal.

In the afternoon we drive you to one of the best points of the Arenal Volcano. You’ll find trails and bridges that bring you close to the birds, flowers, and the lush vegetation of this primary rainforest. A perfect tour for families with young children!

Overnight at Hotel Lomas del Volcan 3* sup – 1 Standard bungalow. Meals: B

Rio Celeste Hike – Transfer to Tamarindo
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Rio Celeste Hike – Transfer to Tamarindo

Early morning wake up for today’s adventure! At the bottom of the Tenorio Volcano National Park we’ll begin our 5 miles hike (approximately 4 hours) through the tropical rain forest.  At your own pace you’ll learn interesting things about the rainforest from your guide. The hike will be rewarded when you arrive to Los Tenideros and be amazed at the celestial almost fairy tale turquoise blue water color river. Please note part of the hike is a bit steep and the trail can get slippery with rain so get prepared.

Afternoon transfer to the beach in Tamarindo.

Overnight at Hotel Capitan Suizo 4* for 2 nights – 1 Superior room. Meals: B

At leisure in Tamarindo
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At leisure in Tamarindo

Time at the beach on your own. Many optional, land and water tours are offered in the area in case you want activities, like nature & wildlife refuges! You may also visit the bustling town of Tamarindo. Please inquiry for more information!

Overnight at Hotel Capitan Suizo 4* – 1 Superior room. Meals: B

Palo Verde Wildlife Refuge
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Palo Verde Wildlife Refuge

Today we take you on tour in the wetlands of Palo Verde. On a well-equipped boat you will navigate in the waters of in the Tempisque River and observe an incredible number of tropical birds. Also enjoy unique opportunities to observe wildlife such as crocodiles, green iguanas, coatis or the always expected white throated capuchin monkeys. To complete the experience, you will be delighted by an invigorating typical Costa Rican buffet lunch.

Overnight at Hotel Capitan Suizo 4* – 1 Superior room. Meals: B

Tamarindo – San Jose Airport
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Tamarindo – San Jose Airport

Depending on your flight schedule a 5-hour private transfer will take you to the International Airport in San Jose to take your flight back home.

Note: In case of a morning departure flight, we recommend overnight in San Jose the previous night.

8 Days

7 nights

From $ 1698 USD

Per person based on 2 people

The package include :

  • 2 nights in Los Angeles Cloud Forest
  • 2 nights in La Fortuna
  • 3 nights in Tamarindo
  • Door to door transportation (shared) according to itinerary
  • All tours (small groups) with specialized bilingual guides -days 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 and 7
  • Meals as per description
  • All taxes on the services included

The package does not include :

  • Other meals and services not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • International flights to San Jose (SJO)
  • Passengers taxes at the border/airports
  • Discretional tips
  • Any other expense not included in the list above

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