Costa Rica: Talamanca Highlands and Osa Peninsula Birding
February 28, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - March 9, 2024 @ 12:00 pm CST
For sheer diversity of birds in a short trip, it’s hard to beat Costa Rica. Nowhere else is it as easy to experience such a range of habitats and families in a safe country with good infrastructure. This trip is designed as a great introduction to the diverse country, accounting for a full 5% of the entire world’s biodiversity, The small Osa Peninsula is home to 2.5% of the earth’s biodiversity.
As part of Indiana Audubon’s commitment to conservation in areas we visit, Indiana Audubon will donate towards a conservation initiative in Costa Rica through the Mumford & Keller Grants and Scholarship Program.
Trip Leaders: Bill Sharkey and John Cassady are long-time Indiana Audubon members and have extensive experience birding in Costa Rica and leading trips for Indiana Audubon. This tour is being put together in partnership with Lifer Nature Tours, who will be securing transportation and guiding services during the trip.
Day 1. February 28th San José City/ Robledal Hotel.
Day 2. February 29th Central Pacific/ Villa Lapas.
Day 3. March 1st Central Pacific/ Villa Lapas.
Day 4. March 2ndSouth Pacific/ Danta Corcovado Lodge.
Day 5. March 3rd South Pacific/ Danta Corcovado Lodge.
Day 6. March 4th South Pacific/ Danta Corcovado Lodge.
Day 7. March 5th San Isidro Foothills/ Talari Lodge.
Day 8. March 6th Talamanca Highlands/ Savegre Lodge
Day 9. March 7th Talamanca Highlands/ Savegre Lodge
Day 10. March 8th San José / Robledal Hotel.
Day 11. March 9th International Flights.
— You can see the detailed itinerary here. Please note that this is subject to change based on weather, birds, etc.
Included with the Tour:
• IAS leaders coordinating trip logistics before and during the tour.• Specialized Lifer Nature Tours guide/driver with Swarovski Spotting Scope, Portable speaker + Ipod with bird calls to play-back calls of a bird if necessary and a laser pointer to help locate birds in the field• Spacious bus transportation with fuel included through the trip. • All lodging for 11 days, 10 nights in listed hotels.• All meals starting with dinner on day 1 and finish with breakfast on day 11. • All entrance fees to reserves and national parks, including Tarcoles River boat tour.• Standard tips for restaurant wait staff.
Not included with the Tour:
• Airfare and airport taxes.• Tips for hotel staff, bird guides and driver.• Medical expenses, prescription drugs COVID testing, and other items of personal use. • Additional tours offered in hotels (Spa, massage, etc.) • Alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and anything else not listed on the menus of restaurants. • Health and/or trip insurance • Laundry service• Souvenirs • Any other expense or extra tour not listed as included above
Trip limit is 10 participants max. Prices are based on double occupancy.
$3,499 per person IAS Member. $3,599 per person non-IAS Member.
Single Supplement: $560
$200 deposit invoiced at acceptance of registration packet.
$110 surcharge for credit card payments on remainder of trip payment.