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Birding Tour Costa Rica: Costa Rica Specialties with optional Extension to Monteverde/San Gerardo 2019



As one of the most prosperous countries in Central America, Costa Rica, with its good infrastructure, stable democratic government, high literacy rate, and extensive network of parks and preserves has long been an important ecotourism destination for travelers from all over the world. This verdant paradise has also long been a classic, premier destination for birdwatchers, and with good reason. The literal translation of Costa Rica means ‘rich coast’, and it is truly rich in birds, with over 900 species recorded in a country only the size of West Virginia. Ideally positioned at the meeting point where the avifauna of Central and South America intermingle, this small country hosts the highest avian diversity in an area of its size anywhere on Earth. However, Costa Rica hosts more than just an astonishingly rich diversity of birds. Along with neighboring Panama, this small country is one of the great centers of avian endemism in the world, with over 70 regional endemics that occur nowhere else!

This carefully-designed itinerary targets these regional endemics as well as numerous must-see, charismatic species, such as Resplendent Quetzal, Jabiru, Agami Heron, Sungrebe, King Vulture, Great Curassow, Scarlet Macaw, Great Green Macaw, Green-and-rufous Kingfisher, Zeledon’s, Bare-crowned, and Spotted Antbirds, Sharpbill, Lovely, Snowy, Turquoise, and Yellow-billed Cotingas, Silvery-fronted Tapaculo, Wrenthrush, Snowcap, Coppery-headed Emerald, Mangrove Hummingbird, and Black-cheeked Ant Tanager among many more exciting antbirds, tanagers, woodpecker, trogons, and hummingbirds.

Our optional extension to the Monteverde/San Gerardo area will focus on specialties of that area, such as Bare-necked Umbrellabird, Three-wattled Bellbird, Azure-hooded Jay, Black-headed Antthrush, and Grey-throated Leaftosser and will visit some of the most beautiful forest in Costa Rica.

Duration: 18 (23) days

Limit (Group Size): 6 - 9

Date Start: March 28, 2019

Date End: April 14, 2019

Tour Start: San José, Costa Rica

Tour End: San José, Costa Rica

The dates for the Monteverde/San Gerardo extension are 13 – 18 April 2019.


Price: Main tour US$6200 per person sharing, extension US$1900 per person sharing

Single Supplement: Main tour US$1110, extension US$330

Price includes:
Meals and drinking water during tour (from lunch on day 1 until breakfast on day 6)

Accommodation
Expert tour leader and local bird/wildlife guide fees
National park/birdwatching reserve entrance fees
All transport while on tour, including airport pick-up and drop-off, boat trips, etc.
Tolls
Price excludes:
Flights to/from San Jose International Airport
Meals and drinking water before/after tour as described above
Items of a personal nature, e.g. gifts, laundry, internet access, phone calls, etc.
Soft/alcoholic drinks
Camera permits
Personal insurance
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Hi Chris, I wanted to let you know that we were delighted with David as our guide on the 26th. We – myself and my birding friends from Belgium – found him to be extremely knowledgeable, and ever so dedicated to trying to make sure we saw as much as possible. His bird calls were amazing, and on several occasions helped to bring the birds into view. The whole day his enthusiasm never flagged, and he went above and beyond to try and make our day as successful as possible. We will certainly take pleasure in always recommending him to anyone who may be interested. Kind regards,

Pat van der Byl, Dassenberg, Western Cape, South Africa



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