Macaws and Quetzals
Scarlet Macaws and Resplendent Quetzals are two of the most spectacular species you can see on this tour of the Pacific lowlands and Pacific cloud forest of Costa Rica.
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This tour has been designed for those bird and nature lovers who want to have the opportunity to observe two emblematic birds such as the Resplendent Quetzal and the outstanding Scarlata Macaw, both icons of this tour. Also, we must mention that on this journey, we will have the chance to experience and study many more bird species like the Long-tailed Manakin, Royal Flycatcher; Mangrove Hummingbird, and Great Tinamou; just to mention some.
The Pacific Lowlands of Costa Rica will be a unique experience in terms of approaching several different birding habitats which will increase the chances of not just the Scarlet Macaws, Turquoise-browed Motmot, Orange-collared Manakin, and Collared Plover but also Tropical Rainforest, Mangrove Habitat; Dry Forest, Boatrides; bushwalks and fantastic local food!
The Cloud Forest, the meaning of “Monteverde” in Spanish, describes the area itself as a mountain of natural greenery. The name was given to this fantastic area, by the effect of the high condensation of mist caused by the wind currents of air from both coasts of the country. pushing the clouds to circle around the mountaintop.
Names of the Main Habitats that we will visit:
- Tropical Dry Forest (Northwest)
- Pacific lowlands (Carara National Park)
- Mangrove (Tarcoles River)
- Coastline (Golfo de Nicoya, Pacific Coast)
- Cloud Forest (Tilaran Mountain Range)
- Lodging for 7 nights
- All meals during the whole trip
- All taxes included
Optional extras you can add to this tour:
- Pickup and drop-off from the airport
- Private transport between lodges; the total is divided by the number of guests
- Rental Car, Full cover insurance
- Optional extras mentioned in the description of each lodge
- Boat trip on the Tarcol River while staying in the Carara area
- Entrance fees to Carara NP
- Nature Reserves at Monteverde
- Guide service at Monteverde and Carara
- Additional night in San Jose before departure
This tour can be modified if necessary, based on the traveler’s needs. We will be assisting you with any questions you might have, just send us a message through any of the official channels like E-mail or WhatsApp and we will gladly assist you with your requirements.
Trip Gear and Clothing:
Binoculars are always recommended on all wildlife tours and this one is not an exception.
You are coming to a Rainforest, though you may need simple tools, but useful:
- A good raincoat or waterproof rain gear, always makes a big difference when that unexpected shower comes through, you may not experience any of them, however, keep that in mind
- You should bring an umbrella instead of a raincoat, it can get too hot
- Short and long sleeve shirts, we also recommend bringing long & short pants, all these items lightweight and comfortable
- Lightweight jacket, hopefully, synthetic material, and a heavier fleece for cool weather
- A good hat that can offer protection from the sun
- Walking or hiking shoes and sandals or flip flops
- Bottle for water or “hydration pack” such as Camelback
- Prescription glasses and sunglasses with a strap if you prefer
Additional Highly Recommended Items:
- Prescription medicines you may need during the trip
- Personal toilet articles
- Casual clothing, such as jeans and sleepwear
- Swimming suit for pools
- Trekking poles
- Travel alarm clock
- Small flashlight
- Camera and extra memory card
- Sunblock, insect repellent
Not IncludedAccommodationBoat rideBottle of waterPickup and drop-off from the airportTicketsTour GuideTransportation