Tour 1

The Classic Costa Rica Birding Tour: 13 nights, 12 full days of birding

Our most popular tour, it is designed for avid and casual birders who want to experience a great diversity of birds in a wide variety of habitats while staying in comfortable accommodations known for great birding.

1 nt: San Jose upon arrival at Hotel Bougainvillea
3 nts: Punta Leona OR Villa Lapas near Carara in the Pacific lowlands
2 nts:
Savegre Mountain Lodge in the Chiriqui Highlands
3 nts:
Rancho Naturalista on the Caribbean slope
3 nts: La Selva OTS Station in the
Caribbean lowlands
1 nt:
San Jose before departure at Hotel Bougainvillea

Price per person double occupancy:

Low Season: $1,595
High Season: $1,815

Single Supplement: $534 in Low Season $580 in High Season

Note: The single supplement for the Rancho Naturalista portion of this tour is not reflected in the above prices. This single supplement, ($30 per night from Apr 16 to Dec OR $50 per night from Jan to Apr 15), is waived when singles stay in certain designated rooms, all of which have private bathrooms.

Private transportation between lodges: Add $1,170 divided by number of participants
(Airport pick-up -> Hotel Bougainvillea -> Punta Leona or Villa Lapas -> Savegre Mountain Lodge ->
Rancho Naturalista -> La Selva OTS -> Hotel Bougainvillea -> Airport drop-off)

Price includes:

  • All lodging
  • All meals except arrival dinner and dinner the night before departure at Hotel Bougainvillea
  • All taxes on meals and lodging
  • Full day guided tour to La Selva OTS Station

Optional extras:

  • Boat trip on the Tarcol River while staying in Carara area
  • Private transport from and to airport and between lodges; total is divided by number of guests
  • Private quality bird guide (upon availability) at each location or throughout your tour
  • Optional extras mentioned in the description of each lodge