Come explore the highlands of Costa Rica and see some of the most beautiful birds in the world! Led by a local expert and your bilingual guide you will spot the famous LOS Quetzal bird as you make your way through Costa Rica’s newest national park.
See one of the most beautiful bird species in the Americas!
You and your guide will team up with a local expert who knows exactly where to find the breathtaking Quetzales.
Breakfast & lunch are included in this full-day tour!
Travel time to and from the bird watching expedition is 2.5 hours by car.
You’ll be going 10,000 feet in elevation which can affect your hiking abilities.
You can book this tour as a private tour. See more information?here.
PRICE:$245 per person
GROUP SIZE:4 people minimum. 6 people maximum.
Hotel pick up included when staying in Quepos or Manuel Antonio | Additional cost applied if staying outside these areas
During the booking process chose the time that accommodates best to your itinerary or lifestyle.
RETURN TIME:?around 6 pm at your hotel
TOUR LOCATION:?Los Quetzales National Park. Click to find out more information (+)
INCLUSIONS:?Coffee/water & fruit for breakfast ? Private round trip transportation ? Access to state of the art viewing scopes with adapters for taking photos and HD videos ? Traditional Costa Rican lunch
? Round trip transportation to and from Manuel Antonio and Quepos Hotels ONLY is included in the price, but we are happy to arrange transportation if requested in advance.
WHAT TO BRING:? A jacket (the mornings are quite cool, especially at high elevation)
? Dress in layers and muted colors (browns, greens, etc.)?think blending in!
? Don?t forget your camera or cell phone!
? Please bring bug spray and/or sunscreen
??Please bring your own binoculars!
LANGUAGES AVAILABLE:?English ? Spanish
Please let us know in advance which language you would like your tour in and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
NOTE:?Read our?FAQ page?to find out more about the tour!
For every extra item sold 5% will go directly to environmental education and conservation projects.
HIKE THE HIGHLANDS & OBSERVE THE INCREDIBLE QUETZALES
The always elusive Quetzal spends most of his life migrating looking for his favorite meal ? wild avocados fruits ? among other species. On our highland birding expedition,?we will meet with a local expert who knows when and where the Quetzals are any time of the year.?As we explore Los Quetzales National Park ? one can see the ways the surrounding villages have respected this magnificent place.
Our guides will pick you up from your accommodation at 4:00 am, our first stop will be San Isidro del General (one and a half hour drive away) to drink coffee and have a quick snack. Our day starts bright and early as the best time to reach Los Quetzales National Park is before 7:00 am.?We want you to have the best opportunities to observe and photograph this unique, beautiful bird.
Once we?re finished we will drive or walk back to Mirador Los Quetzales Sanctuary for more birdwatching and some?hummingbird feeders action. Before we start our journey back to sea level,?we will stop for a late breakfast or early lunch at the iconic Los Chespiritos restaurant.?Here you?ll have the chance to taste our delicious fresh products.
We?re always flexible during our journey back to town. Your guide?will suggest some places to visit before reaching Quepos ? leaving?you and the group to decide where you want to stop next!?Some possible stops include: The Borucan Indigenous Reserve where you can buy authentic, handcrafted goods, Marino Ballena National Park where we can walk the famous whale?s tail sandbar if the tide is in our favor or Dominical Surf Beach where we can enjoy the surf atmosphere, local souvenir shopping or drink a nice cocktail on the beach.