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The Naturalist Costa Rica Tour

Price 14 nights, 13 days
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The Naturalist Costa Rica Tour

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The tour has been designed for general nature lovers who want to see a great diversity of wildlife in a wide variety of habitats in Costa Rica.

This tour is a high-standard introduction to Costa Rica, especially for customers who have never been to the country before. This tour provides a good touch to the culture and lifestyle as well as the biodiversity of wildlife. You will visit biological stations, national parks, majestic rivers, and some family projects that enrich your experience.

Birds are the center of attention on all the tours, but we also know there are many other attractions out there that can enrich the experience. The Naturalist Costa Rica Tour offers many other opportunities to observe and study creatures like Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals, Colorful- Butterflies, and a huge variety of other insects.

Names of the Main Habitats that we will visit:

  • Caribbean lowlands (Tortuguero National Park)
  • Open swamps on the country’s northern ending (Panama border)
  • Rainforest on the foothills of the Caribbean slope (Arenal Volcano foothills)
  • Cloud Forest (Tilaran Mountain Range)
  • Tropical Dry Forest (Northwest)
  • Pacific lowlands (Carara National Park)
  • Mangrove (Tarcoles River)
  • Coastline (Golfo de Nicoya, Pacific Coast)

In addition:

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.

Price includes:

  • All lodging
  • All meals except arrival dinner, dinner the night before departure, and meals while staying in Monteverde
  • All taxes on inclusive meals, lodging, and transport
  • Transport from San Jose to Mawamba Lodge and return to Selva Verde Lodge
  • Naturalist guide and inclusive boat trip during your stay at Mawamba Lodge
  • Full-day guided tour to La Selva OTS Station including transport while at Selva Verde Lodge
  • Boat trip on the Tarcoles River while staying in the Carara National Park area including roundtrip transport from the lodge to the jetty

Optional extras:

  •  Private transport for this tour; the total is divided by the number of guests
  •  Entrance fees to Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Sky Walk, Santa Elena Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Curi-Cancha Reserve, and Carara NP
  • Guide service while at Arenal, Monteverde, and/or Punta Leona
  •  Optional extras mentioned in the description of each lodge
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
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14 nights, 13 days
15+ Age
  • Included
    All taxes
    Boat ride
    Tour Guide
  • Not Included
    Bottle of water
    Pickup and drop-off from the airport
1 night: San Jose upon arrival at Hotel Bougainvillea.
2 nights: Mawamba Lodge at Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast.
2 nights: Selva Verde Lodge in Caribbean lowlands.
2 nights: Arenal Observatory Lodge in Caribbean foothills.
3 nights: Monteverde in the Pacific cloud forest at Trapp Family Lodge.
3 nights: Punta Leona Beach Resort in the coastal Pacific lowland rainforest.
1 night: Trapp Family Country Inn near San Jose Airport.