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5% DISCOUNT FOR TOURS PAID IN FULL 120 DAYS PRIOR TO TOUR

10% deposit is required to reserve your space.

50% is due 120 days prior to start of tour.

100% is due 90 days prior to start of tour.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT IS $500.00 UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE

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100% Refund 120 or more prior to start of tour.

50% Refund 90-119 days prior to start of tour.

25% Refund 60-89 days prior to start of tour.

NO REFUNDS LESS THAN  60 DAYS PRIOR TO START OF TOUR UNLESS SPOT CAN BE FILLED IN WHICH A 25% REFUND WILL BE ISSUED.

Trips DO NOT include airfare, food, drinks, tips, or other expenses not specifically mentioned in the tour description.

CDC and Local Guidelines for Covid-19 will be followed.

Birding in Costa Rica’s Five Main Habitats

Resplendent Quetzal
RESPLENDENT QUETZAL

February 15-22, 2021 *Date may change slightly*

Cost: $1780.00 per person, 2 Person Minimum – 4 Person Maximum

Join Archaeopteryx Birding & Nature Tours as we explore the 5 habitats of Costa Rica for the largest diversity of bird species you can find in the country. We’ll be staying 4 nights in the Pacific lowlands at Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas and 3 nights at the Poas lodge and restaurant. The 5 habitats we are set to explore are the Pacific slope, the Atlantic slope, the mangroves, the dry forest, and the cloud forest. Our 2 accommodations will be natural, but comfortable ecolodges off the beaten path of most tourism. Here is the tentative itinerary for the tour:

2/15- Arrive in San Jose and travel to Playa Hermosa that evening. We’ll have dinner and begin birding early the next morning

2/16- Calle Conga Hill. Here we will be looking for Scarlet Macaws, Yellow-throated Toucan, Fiery-billed Aracari, Great Kiskadee, Streaked Flycatcher, Tropical Kingbird, Montezuma Oropendola, Lesson’s Motmot, Palm Tanager, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Roadside Hawk, Inca Dove, and Masked Tityra

2/17- Jaco Mamedales Quebrada Bonita- Yellow-billed Cacique, Red-breasted Meadowlark, Crane Hawk, Grayish Saltator, Variable Seedeater, Yellow Tyrannulet, Morlet’s Seedeater, Scarlett-rumped Tanager, Blue-black Grassquit, Thick-billed Seed-finch, Common Black Hawk, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher, and White-crowned Parrot

2/18- Mangrove boat tour- Mangrove Swallow, Northern Jacana, Southern Lapwing, Common Potoo, Gray-cowled Wood-rail, Boat-billed Heron, Ringed Kingfisher, Crimson-fronted Parakeet, and Pale-vented Pigeon

2/19- Carara National Park- Ruddy Quail-Dove, Great Tinamou, Long-billed Hermit, Stripe-throated Hermit, Purple-crowned Fairy, Mealy Parrot, Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, Blue-vented Hummingbird, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Cocoa Woodpecker, Northern Barred-Woodcreeper, Tawny-winged Woodcreeper, Long-tailed Manakin, Orange-collared Manakin, Red-capped Manakin, Blue-crowned Manakin, Lesser Greenlet, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Long-billed Gnatwren, Tropical Gnatcatcher, Plain Xenops, Buff-rumped Warbler, White-necked Puffbird, Double-toothed Kite, Short-billed Pigeon, Green Honeycreeper, Collared Forest-Falcon, and Tawny-crowned Greenlet. After our second day of birding in Carara National Park, we’ll drive to the Poas Valcano area and stay at the Poas lodge and restaurant

2/20- Poas volcano- Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Mountain Elaenia, Acorn Woodpecker, Collared Redstart, Red-billed Pigeon, Sooty-capped Chlorospingus, Yellow-thighed Brushfinch, Flame-throated Warbler, Volcano Hummingbird, Spot-crowned Woodcreeper, Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher, Common Chlorospingus, Flame-colored Tanager, Salamanca Hummingbird, Red-faced Spinetail, Yellow-winged Vireo, Blue-and-white Swallow, Black-billed Nightingale-thrush, Golden-browed Chlorospingus, Large-footed Finch, Resplendent Quetzal, and Black-cheeked Warbler

2/21- Braulio Carrillo National Park & El Tapir- Carmiol’s Tanager, Pale-vented Thrush, Olive-backed Euphonia, Speckled Tanager, White-necked Jacobin, Green Hermit, Black-throated Trogon, Streak-crowned Antvireo, Tawny-crested Tanager, Black-faced Grosbeak, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Crowned Woodnymph, White-shouldered Tanager, Scarlet-rumped Tanager, Silver-throated Tanager, Green Shrike-vireo, Ashy-throated Chlorospingus, Hepatic Tanager, Black-and-yellow Tanager, Crested Guan, Snowcap, and Green Thorntail

2/22- We’ll pack up and leave for San Jose with a 1/2 day stop for birding at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. There we’ll see White-collared Swift, Brown-headed Parrot, White-bellied Mountain Gem, Band-tailed Pigeon, Crimson-collared Tanager, Blue-gray Tanager, Blue-throated Goldentail, Prong-billed Barbet, Zeledon’s Antbird, Olivaceous Woodcreeper, Tufted Flycatcher, Golden-bellied Flycatcher, and Gray-breasted Wood-wren.

The cost for this tour will be $1780.00 per person shared occupancy with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants. A meal plan for our initial 4 days is available upon request with full dinners including an appetizer and dessert for $17.50. A packed lunch can be included as well for $7.50. Breakfast is included from 2/16-2/19.

5% DISCOUNT FOR TOURS PAID IN FULL 120 DAYS PRIOR TO TOUR
10% deposit is required to reserve your space. $70 of this deposit is not refundable, as we need to book your space on the mangrove boat tour

Trip DOES NOT include airfare, food, drinks, tips, or other expenses not specifically mentioned in the tour description. The cost DOES include all park entry fees, professional birding guide, shared checklists, all transportation costs, and water & snacks. Please message us directly through Facebook, or call +1-609-553-0757 to book this tour with us, or to request additional information.

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