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Discover Costa Rica's Natural Wonders on this 10-Day Breathtaking Birding Tour

Embark on a comprehensive excursion perfect for avid birders wishing to add to their life list: You’ll be rewarded with ample opportunities to seek out some of the hundreds of avian species that call Costa Rica home. Visit hotspots encompassing a variety of habitats—such as Caribbean lowlands, premontane forest, tropical dry forest, mangroves, páramo, and more—during hikes, boat rides, and a hanging bridge canopy tour. Accompanied by one of our expert Costa Rican birding guides, you’ll look for sought-after residents and migrant species and experience the breadth and depth of the country’s diverse natural beauty.

Tour Highlights

Bird the trails of the world-renowned La Selva Biological Station, where more than half of Costa Rica’s species have been recorded.

Enjoy excellent vantage points—including grassland, a secondary forest, a river, and a natural spring—at a private ecological reserve near Arenal Volcano.

Spend a full day in Carara National Park, an ecologically diverse hotspot due to its location at the convergence of northwestern tropical dry forest and humid southern Pacific rainforest.

Seek out regional endemics like the Volcano Junco and White-throated Mountain-gem, plus the highly coveted Resplendent Quetzal, in the temperate forest and páramo habitats of Cerro de la Muerte​.

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Trip Details

Trip Details


$3750/person (double occupancy); $500 single supplement

Departure time

Gather at the hotel on the evening of February 1


February 1-10, 2025 (Waitlist)


10 days, 9 nights

Group size

8-10 people

Participation requirements

Participants should be able to ascend or descend 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk for at least 3 hours over some steep slopes, uneven, and potentially slippery surfaces without difficulty. Physical activities typically last for 3 or more hours at a time.


  • Activities and meals
  • Guides
  • Transportation and driver
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Carbon offset

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of personal nature

What to bring

Packing list will be provided by Holbrook and IndiGo Birding prior to the trip.

Refer to Holbrook Travel page

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