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Bird-Watching Tour from San Jose to Braulio Carrillo

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Guápiles, Costa Rica
Bird-Watching Tour from San Jose to Braulio Carrillo

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Overview

Serious bird-watchers will delight in this day trip to a private nature reserve that’s home to more than 365 native bird species. After an easy drive from San Jose, head into the lush Costa Rican rain forest with a naturalist guide to spot an amazing diversity of feathered creatures including hummingbirds, toucans, macaws and more. Glide through the canopy on an aerial tram for an up-close sighting of birds not often seen from the ground. Upgrade to include a hearty breakfast and round-trip transport from San Jose.
  • Full-day bird-watching tour inside Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Atlantic, a private nature reserve
  • Wake up early and observe tropical birdlife, like toucans, kingfishers and motmots, during their most active time of the day
  • Stroll through the beautiful scenery of Caribbean foothills, primary and secondary tropical forests
  • Cruise along in a quiet, open-air gondola and see birds lurking in the canopy
  • Glimpse hard-to-spot birds with the help of a naturalist expert and learn about all the plant and wildlife you see
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Aerial tram tour
Bird Watching Tour
Expert certified naturalist bilingual guide
Breakfast (if option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Gratuities
Binoculars and/or spotting scope
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Rainforest Adventures Braulio Carrillo , Ruta 32, junto al Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo. A 45 mins de San José, Route 32, next to Braulio Carrillo National Park, 45 mins from San José, downtown, Limón, Guápiles, Costa Rica

If you selected the option Tour Only (No transfers ), the starting point will be at the Park.

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8:00 AM

Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.
The rain forests of Costa Rica are a bird-watchers paradise. Your adventure begins with early morning pickup at your San Jose hotel and a scenic drive to the ecotourism reserve of Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Atlantic. Follow your naturalist guide along jungle paths that wind through the 1,174-acre (475-hectare) reserve as you look for some of the 365 different bird species identified here.

Set up your tripod on paved trails, or break out the binoculars for an up-close view of fantastic tropical birds like motmots, toucans, hummingbirds, and macaws. Your expert guide will point out difficult-to-spot species and help you identify what you see. Cross the Molinete River on a hanging bridge and keep an eye out for sweeping kingfishers that are often seen diving into the water.

Climb aboard an aerial tram for a leisurely ride through the rain forest canopy. From this elevated perspective, observe an abundance of birds not usually seen from the ground. The tram stops along the way so you can soak up the glorious surroundings and observe birds preening, chirping, and fluttering.

Take a breakfast break at a scenic overlook and enjoy a hearty boxed meal served with juice, coffee and tea. Continue your bird-watching expedition along jungle paths, and then climb back aboard the tram for the return trip. Expect to walk a total of 3 miles (5 km) throughout the day.

 Finish your tour with one final walk with your guide to a lovely observation site popular with hummingbirds. At the end of your bird-watching bonanza, relax on the return drive to San Jose.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes
  • A good level of fitness is required
  • A minimum of 2 passengers per booking is required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Elite Shore Excursions
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bird-Watching Tour from San Jose to Braulio Carrillo?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Bird-Watching Tour from San Jose to Braulio Carrillo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bird-Watching Tour from San Jose to Braulio Carrillo?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bird-Watching Tour from San Jose to Braulio Carrillo.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bird-Watching Tour from San Jose to Braulio Carrillo?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Bird-Watching Tour from San Jose to Braulio Carrillo.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bird-Watching Tour from San Jose to Braulio Carrillo?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Bird-Watching Tour from San Jose to Braulio Carrillo.

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star-5
Enjoyable Day
Donald_V
, Mar 2020
We highly recommend this tour. Denis, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and made the day the most enjoyable. We were amazed at all the flora and fauna in the rainforest and especially the birds.
star-4
We had a great time and good...
George F
, Mar 2018
We had a great time and good birding. I got 18 life birds. The tram ride was wonderful. Our guide Danny was a good bird guide and also pointed out many other interesting things in the Jungle that added to our experience.
star-5
We have never had such an amazing...
Elizabeth H
, Jan 2017
We have never had such an amazing day as we did with Reimer Palma, an expert birder and experienced guide. We saw and identifed over 50 different birds in one day. We highly recommend this tour.

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