Trip reference number: 16182

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Costa Rica’S Wildlife Wonders

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Join our wildlife-watching group trip to Costa Rica as we explore this lush and abundant nation to enjoy its wonderful mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and incredible flora.

We start our 12-day tour by exploring Tortuguero. The beaches here are known for their turtles, yet the park is also an excellent place to see sloth, keel-billed toucan, mantled howler monkey and spectacled caiman. We then continue to the Talamanca Mountains, in particular the cloud forests of Los Quetzales National Park, where our aim is to observe the resplendent quetzal - arguably one of the most iconic birds of Latin America. 

We have arguably left the best until last, with a visit to Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica's premier wildlife destination. Home to more than 300 species of birds and over 100 species of mammals, every excursion here provides something new. Squirrel, howler and spider monkey, tree frog, silky anteater and scarlet macaw are just some of the species we hope to observe in the forests, and harpy eagle if we are lucky. The waters around Corcovado are also abundant with various species of cetaceans and turtles. 

Read a blog about a previous trip by one of our Costa Rica experts.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to San José
  2. Day 2: Transfer to Tortuguero
  3. Day 3: Explore Tortuguero & its waterways
  4. Day 4: Continue to explore Tortuguero
  5. Day 5: Transfer to San Gerardo de Dota
  6. Day 6: San Gerardo de Dota
  7. Day 7: Transfer to Osa Peninsula
  8. Day 8: Corcovado National Park
  9. Day 9: Osa Peninsula
  10. Day 10: Return to San José
  11. Day 11: Depart San José
  12. Day 12: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Jan to Dec: Costa Rica’s drier season
  • Group size: 10
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £4,075 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £3,375 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Domestic flights in Costa Rica
    • 2 nights hotel
    • 8 nights lodge
    • Most meals
    • Transfers
    • Services of a local naturalist leader
    • All activities & excursions
    • Park fees
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Photography
    • Walking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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