|2018 Costa Rica Nature Tour escorted small group
Toursgallery Destination Management has created this first class escorted tour of Costa Rica for discerning people who like comfortable, up-market, well located accommodation and easy travel. All meals are included, an English speaking Costa Rican guide and Australian tour manager will be with you every day. You can simply sit back, relax and enjoy this fascinating country without having to worry about organizing any details.
16 day tour from Saturday 10 September to Sunday 25 September, 2018
Price AUD $11,550 per person twin share, land only.
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Pacific & Caribbean Coasts
On this 16 day journey we will explore both the Pacific and Caribbean coastal forests as well as the cloud forests of the mountainous interior and south almost to the border of Panama. An ideal adventure for people seriously interested in observing exotic plants, birds and animals in an astonishing pristine environment.
Here on the "Bridge of the Americas" we find plants that are peculiar to both north and south, providing a wonderful richness and diversity that can be found nowhere else in the world. The country has over 1200 species of classified orchids with hundreds yet to be listed, more than 900 species of ferns, 30 species of heliconia and more epiphytic flora than all of the Mayan Empire. We will also see Arenal volcano and Poas volcano, two of Costa Rica's 69 volcanoes.
We include visits to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Tabacon Hot Springs, San Gerardo de Dota in the Talamanca mountain range, Manuel Antonio, Carara, Corcovado and Tortuguero National Parks.
Rainforest plants, birds and animals
By small motor boats and walking we explore the waterways from our jungle lodges observing endemic plants and doing some bird watching along the way.
Over 205 species of mammals and 849 species of resident birds can be found here. Costa Rica is a birder's dream. Along with 52 species of hummingbirds, 49 warblers, 45 tanagers, the Resplendent Quetzal, puffbirds, motmots, toucans and macaws, you might even see (and hear) a Giant Tinamou, Pacific Screech Owl and Three-wattled Bellbird.
Rare and exotic best describe other residents of this natural wonderland including Howler monkeys, tapir, jaguar, Golden Toad, Clear-winged butterfly, armadillo, Three-toed Sloth and Great Potoo to name a few. After staying overnight in or near any of the reserves, nature's morning wake up call is something few people will ever forget.
Meals, transport & accommodation
You will be staying in top quality hotels and jungle lodges. The 4 star Real Intercontinental Hotel in San Jose will be our accommodation for the first and last nights of this tour. Other superbly located accommodation you will be staying at include Savegre Lodge for seeking the Resplendent Quetzal, the luxurious Copa de Arbol Hotel on Drakes Bay for visiting Corcovado National Park , Parador Resort for viewing the sloths in Manuel Antonio National Park, deluxe rooms in El Establo Hotel in Monteverde Cloud Forest and Arenal Manoa Hotel from where you can watch Arenal Volcano whilst having breakfast.
Touring by 30 seat air conditioned private charter bus & river boat transportation are all included in the tour price. We will be staying in top quality hotels and jungle lodges.
All meals are included daily in selected restaurants which highlight local flavour, culinary delights, a fine selection of wines and Costa Rican atmosphere.
Meet the people
Herman Medford will be your Costa Rica local guide who will be able to introduce you to the many diverse attractions of this wonderful country. Ken Osetroff, director of Toursgallery Destination Management, who produced this unique upmarket tour, will be with you as tour manager. You will also meet with local experts in ornithology, botany, local history and nature conservation. These are the people who know intimate details that will truly enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of each place you visit.
A peaceful country
Costa Rica is a peaceful and democratic nation, respected for its environment protection and ecological conservation efforts.
In 1949, the democratic government of Costa Rica disbanded its military forces and since then have diverted its expenditure to the protection of its natural heritage areas in national parks and biological research reserves.
It is also important to point out that the national parks and reserves have areas of geological and geophysical interest, such as active volcanoes, hot springs, caves and relict mountains areas of historic and archaeological interest, such as pre-Colombian settlements; areas of scenic beauty and areas of great importance to conservation such as islands where the brown pelican and magnificent frigatebird nest, or enclaves with the last remaining stands of Meso-American dry forest.
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