Costa Rica

Tour overview
Costa Rica is not just about coffee and volcanoes! This beautiful central American country offers so much more! It is home to an incredibly rich variety of plants and animals. While the country has only about 0.03% of the world’s landmass (less than 20 000 square miles), it contains almost 5% of the world’s biodiversity!

The country boasts almost 10 000 species of butterflies and moths, 175 species of amphibians, 225 reptile species and nearly 250 species of mammal. Over 850 species of birds have been identified in Costa Rica! Seven of the Costa Rican species are considered endemic, and 19 are globally threatened. Costa Rica has recently geared itself heavily towards avitourism and has developed a superb infrastructure of transportation and accommodation for birders.
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TOUR INFO:
Safari starts and ends in San José
Tour duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Type of accommodation: Comfortable, mid-range
Next departure dates: April 2021
Private and small group, customised safaris can be booked on request for your preferred travel dates
Top Attractions:
La Selva Biological Station–
Internationally renowned research station, famous for 400 bird species in the area along with fascinating other fauna and flora
Tenorio Volcano National Park-
One of the most scenic regions in an already stunning country, boasting stunningly colourful birds and many waterfalls
Carara National Park–
Transitional park that hosts diverse habitats and species, and undoubtedly one of Costa Rica’s top birding destinations
Heliconias Hanging Bridges Trail–
Iconic, forest-canopy birding destination
Cerro de la Muerte highlands–
High altitude birdwatching paradise (with a high degree of endemism) with spectacular scenery and unique plant life
Lowlands of Sarapiqui–
Adventure sports area, and also home to fantastic birds, mammals and flora
Top quality coffee, excellent cuisine
Incredible photographic opportunities

Top Birds:
• Resplendent Quetzal
• Great Green Macaw
• Three-wattled Bellbird
• Bare-necked Umbrellabird
• Keel-billed Motmot
• Ocellated Antbird
• Streak-chested Antpitta
• Turquoise Cotinga
• Volcano Hummingbird
• White-throated Mountaingem

Top Mammals:
• Brown-throated and Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth
• Baird’s Tapir
• White-tailed Deer
• Red Brocket
• Mantled Howler Monkey
• Central American Spider Monkey
• White-fronted Capuchin
• Central American Squirrel Monkey
• Central American Agouti
• White-nosed Coati
• Collared Peccary

ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day 1 Arrival in San José, Costa Rica
Day 2 San José to Tenorio volcano Region
Day 3 Tenorio volcano region
Day 4 Tenorio volcano region to Sarapiqui region
Day 5 Sarapiqui region
Day 6 Sarapiqui to Cerro de la Muerte highlands
Day 7 Cerro de la Muerte highlands
Day 8 Cerro de la Muerte to San Isidro valley
Day 9 San Isidro valley to Carara National Park
Day 10 Carara National Park
Day 11 Carara to San José and Departure

All our tours can be customised according to your specific requirements.