& 2005 Departures
& 2005 Departures
1-3 Cahuita National Park, Aviarios Wildlife Refuge
Beach, Canoeing on Virgin Wetlands, Rainforest hiking, Sloth Refuge,
Bird and Wildlife Watching, Orchid garden.
Wildlife: Sloths, white-faced
monkeys, anteaters, otters, caiman, morpho butterflies, poison-arrow
frogs, and over 300 species of exotic tropical birds.
your adventure sharing a crowd-free rainforest beach with monkeys,
sloths, toucans and more. Enjoy hiking relaxing, wildlife viewing
and more at an easygoing pace. Stay at a Sloth Wildlife Refuge and
Bird Aviary. Canoe through virgin wetlands in search of exotic colorful
birds such as the Purple Gallenule and Rosette
Spoonbill. Enjoy an orchid garden.
Selva Biological Reserve, Sarapiqui River, Puerto Viejo
rafting, flatwater wildlife expedition on a rainforest river,
hiking in a Biological Station with biologists studying the rainforest.
Wildlife: Extreme biodiversity
including 400 species of birds, rare rainforest frogs, river otter,
agouti, coati, monkeys, anteaters and more.
The Sarapiqui is
one of the highlights of every paddler's "dream trip."
Passing directly through La Selva Biological Reserve,
the river is surrounded by old-growth rainforest and exotic
birds. The next day we'll run the Puerto Viejo river,
a remote river that rarely sees any humans besides us!
Exclusive: Choose from rafts, inflatable
kayaks or canoes for both whitewater and flatwater segments.
More small boats spread out along the river means more
eyes spread out along the river, which means we see more
wildlife! And in the flat-water sections we can stop and
observe wildlife for a more intimate experience of
the rainforest and wildlife than any other conventional
5 La Fortuna, Volcano Arenal, Hot Springs
Relax in a rejuvinating
hot springs near the foothills of
of Volcano Arenal. Then enjoy a night-time view of the
volcano spouting lava.
6-8 Monteverde Cloud Forest
forest, Canopy Tour. Naturalist-guided Hiking and Birding.
Wildlife: Resplendent Quetzals,
trogans, rare hummingbirds and hundreds of birds unique to the Cloud
forest. Howler monkeys and other small mammals.
The Bio-diversity and exuberance
of life in the cloudforest is a result of clouds drifting in and dripping
constant moisture on the dense canopy tops. A naturalist guide points
out a stunning array of plant and birdlife, perhaps even the endangered
Resplendent Quetzal. Later, a series of suspended bridges and platforms
offers an unforgettable glimpse of life high amongst
the canopy and the transcendent sensation of walking amongst the clouds.
8 Carara Biological Preserve
Highlights: Evening Scarlet Macaw
migration, rare wildlife, giant exotic hardwoods.
Wildlife: Crocodiles, scarlet
macaws, anteater, ocelot, peccaries, white-faced and spider monkeys,
An old growth forest of striking
complexity and density, Carara's giant trees include 10 of the rarest
hardwoods in Costa Rica. The unique combination of ecosystems is habitat
for many rare and endangered animals, including one of the largest
populations of scarlet macaws in the country, which migrate twice
daily from the inland rainforest to the coastal
9-10 Manuel Antonio Park (14 day itineraries
Highlights: Spectacular world-class
Wildlife: White-faced and squirrel
monkeys right on the beach!
The most popular national park
in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio offers dense rainforests spilling down
onto brilliant white sand beaches populated with
friendly white-faced and squirel monkeys.
11 -14 Osa Peninsula/Corcovado:
Highlights: This is
THE place you dream of when you think Costa Rica! The most remote,
most biodiverse, most wildlife (including many rare and indigenous
species) and NO mosquitoes! Osa also holds the largest remaining stand
of virgin rainforest in Central America. One of the last truly unspoiled
and wild places in the world.
Wildlife: Osa is the absolute
best place to see all 4 types of Costa Rican monkeys, (including rare
squirrel monkeys) peccaries and other exotic wildlife, in greater
numbers than anywhere else, and your best chance to spot jaguar and
other big cats. It is one of the last stands for many extremely rare
and endangered species including the Harpy Eagle and King Vulture.
Over 400 species of birds including the largest population of scarlet
macaws in the country.
EXCLUSIVE! Explore Golfito Bay Enjoy sunset
kayaking with dolphins and a unique night-time excursion
to snorkel at night and see the water come alive with
blue sparkles of bioluminescence.
Hike private wildlife reserves with wildlife expertsand
Corcovado National Park. Enjoy pristine beaches teeming
with scarlet macaws, rare and endangered wildlife and
stay at a world-class jungle lodge recently featured in
Conde Naste Traveler!
A natural network of scenic
jungle canal navigable only by boat, Tortuguero protects over 350
species of birds and mammals, including endangered great green macaws
and jaguars. It is one of the most important nesting sites for green
sea turtles. Enjoy boating, canoeing and wildlife watching from your
waterfront lodge. Call for different price options.
Explore Osa's wild northern
end. Hike Corcovado National Park with local naturalist guides, boat
to Cano Island for a day of snorkeling, or just relax at one of Costa
Rica's best jungle lodges. Call for different price options.