Hummingbirds & Whales

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Costa Rica has more than five percent of the world’s biodiversity, active volcanoes, beautiful beaches, and friendly people. It is a unique country with no armed forces and one of the most complete network of National Parks in Latin America.

 

Tour Type

Culture & Nature

Group Size

Min. 2 Participants Max. 8 Participants

Dates

February 1st - February 11 th 2024

Activity Level

••

Costa Rica is one of the most visited countries of Latin America, it’s fun size and easy access to the most amazing natural areas anywhere in the tropics and Costa Rica`s peaceful nature makes our destination one of the best anywhere for wildlife observation. Discover with us pristine Cloud Forests, enjoy magical moments with many different species of Hummingbirds, be amazed by the uniqueness of tropical Frogs, and other reptiles. The highland Oak Forest is impressive and nowhere in the tropics the realm of diversity is more prominent than in this high land habitat. In our drive to the Central Pacific coast astonishing views and change of habitats will surprise you. Enjoy Whale watching in one of the largest protected areas for Humpback Whales in the western hemisphere and discover unique wildlife at the Sierpe River, bordering world famous Corcavado National Park.

This trip has magical moments waiting for you! And amazing destinations to be discover!

Come and live this experience with us!!!!

Heredia - Bougainvillea Hotel

Days 1

Bosque de Paz

Day 2 & 3.

Araambigua Hotel

Day 4 & 5.

Suria Hotel

Day 6 & 7 

Cuna del Angel Hotel

Day 8, 9 & 10 

Arrival to San Jose and transfer to hotel Bougainvillea


Meals: Welcome dinner
https://www.hb.co.cr/
Type of room: Standard
Lodging: Bougainvillea Hotel

Morning departure to Bosque de Paz, small family-owned hotel on the eastern foothills of the Central Mountain Range. Gorgeous cloud forest where we can find many species of hummingbirds and astonishing plant and animal diversity, we will have the opportunity to photograph many of the local species of hummingbirds. Bosque de Paz spectacular Cloud Forest is surrounded by rivers and forested areas in the backside of Poas Volcano National Park and the Juan Castro Blanco protected area.


Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Type of room: Standard
https://www.bosquedepaz.com/
Lodging: Bosque de Paz

Day to explore Bosque de Paz in seach of Monkeys, Agouties, Coati Mundis, and dozens of tropical birds.


Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Lodging: Bosque de Paz

Morning to enjoy Bosque de Paz and mid-morning departure to Araambigua Hotel, small Lodge with abundant wildlife.


Meals: Breakfast
Type of room: standard
Lodging: Araambigua Hotel
www.hotelaraambigua.com

After breakfast explore " La Selva " Biological Station. With 6000 acres of virgin rain forest, this spectacular preserve will give us the perfect introduction to the tropical rain forest. Vibrant rain forest creatures are there to be seen. Good chance to find Sloths, Iguanas, Poison dart Frogs, Toucans and many more unique species to lowland forests.


Meals: Breakfast
Lodging: Araambigua Hotel

Departure for Cerro de la Muerte, oak dominated forest in the Talamanca region, a World Biosphere Preserve of over 1 million acres, breathtaking landscapes, beautiful rivers, and amazing biodiversity, many endemic species have been found in this region.


Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Type of room: Standard
www.hotelsuria.com
Lodging: Suria

Explore the Oak Forest in search of the endemic bird species such as: Talamanca Hummingbird, Scintillant Hummingbird, Volcano Hummingbird, Northern Emerald Toucanet, Gray tailed Mountain Gem, Large footed Finch, and hopefully the elusive Resplendent Quetzal. As well as other beautiful looking Oak Forest birds, we will also learn more about the Oak forest of the area.


Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Lodging: Suria

Departure for the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, we will be driving distance from the beach, and we will explore the area of Dominical.


Meals: Breakfast
Type of room: Deluxe
Lodging: Cuna de Angel
www.cunadelangel.com

Day to go Whale watching on the warm Pacific waters, at this time of the year the Norther population of Humpback Whales has arrived to the warm waters of Costa Rica to give birth to their babies and raise them away from the attack of Orcas and Great White Sharks. By March these Whales are ready to go back to North America. We will visit the “Marino Ballena National Park” one of the most important protection sites in the tropics for Humpback Whales.

Afternoon to enjoy the hotel ground and the nearby beaches.


Meals: Breakfast
Lodging: Cuna del Angel

Morning drive to Sierpe River, one of the most important rivers on the Southern Pacific area of Costa Rica, our expedition will take us on a river safari in search of the unique Squirrel Monkeys and Scarlet Macaws of the area. Crocodiles, Capuchin Monkeys, Iguanas and dozens of water birds can be found along the river, if we are lucky we could have an encounter with the Emerald tree Boa, an endemic constrictor snake of Southern Costa Rica.


Meals: Breakfast

Lodging: Cuna del Angel

Transfer to the international airport for your flight home or else stay in San Jose for an international departure the following day.


Meals: Breakfast

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