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San Gerardo de Dota and Savegre River Bird Watching and Nature Guided Cloud Forest Tour at Talamanca


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The mountain town of San Gerardo de Dota sits in the Savegre River Valley, just south of San Jose. A popular bird watching destination, this area of virgin cloud forest is home to more than 170 native and migratory bird species. With this half-day tour, explore miles of forest trails and catch sight of many species of birds, including some rare and endangered species. Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included.


  • Costa Rica bird watching and cloud forest tour from San Jose
  • View a wide variety of native and migratory bird species in San Gerardo de Dota
  • Explore at your own pace without sacrificing the ease of pre-booked transport
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in San Jose, Alajuela, or Heredia included

What You Can Expect

San Gerardo de Dota lies within the valley of the Savegre River located in the Talamanca Mountains. This area is a favorite amongst bird watchers as the surrounding cloud forest and crisp mountain air combine to create prime habitat for many species of birds.

San Gerardo de Dota besides being inside the beautiful Los Quetzales National Park is near Dominical beach, Tapant?-Macizo de la Muerte National Park and Cerro Chirrip?. You can be picked up at any of this places.

Morning birdsong heralds the start of an unforgettable experience in the cloud forest. During breakfast, the hummingbirds give you an indication of what your excursion will be like. San Gerardo is also a paradise for bird watchers as it has more than 170 bird species, including some of the rarest and endangered bird species. This area is covered with virgin cloud forest and belongs to the endemic-rich Talamanca mountain chain. This is one of the best places of the world to spot the spectacular resplendent Quetzal, a highlight for many on a Costa Rica birding tours. Various migratory species arrive throughout the different seasons of the year, joining the native species to add still more colorful views for birdwatchers. Aside from the quetzal, there are many other bird species located within the surrounding area. Such species include emerald toucanets, bellbirds, trogons, hummingbirds, tanagers, and woodpeckers to name a few.

After meeting your guide at the hotel reception, you set out on your walk through trails in different areas of the valley in order to watch as many birds as possible. Along with our trails, you will be able to find the most elusive and hard-to-spot species, real achievements for birders who want to increase their life list.

Besides the bird watching adventure, you will have the opportunity to walk through kilometers of forest trails and admire lush virgin woods, rare flora and fauna, refreshing rivers and stunning waterfalls.


  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Food and drinks
  • Equipment

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Ticket info

You can present either a paper or mobile ticket for this activity.

Local operator information

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Departure point

Hotels around the area.

Departure time

Monday to Sunday, 5:30 am


4 to 5 hrs

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  • Address: PO Box 47 - 6370
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