Central and South America



Speckled Tanager

Without question Costa Rica is one of the world's greatest biological paradises with some of the most stunningly-plumaged birds.

Be prepared to be stunned by the extraordinary array of birds and other wildlife which awaits you in Costa Rica. This tiny country, strategically positioned on the migration route for the Americas boasts over 800 species of bird including some of the most eye-catching in the world. The forests drip with tanagers and warblers and echo to the exotic utterances of Montezuma Oropendolas while whole new families of birds can be discovered such as foliage-gleaners, antbirds and woodcreepers. Perhaps the most memorable are the iridescent hummingbirds which whiz around like large insects, pausing only to feed from nectar-producing flowers. High in the trees, fabulously coloured trogons might be spotted along with the aptly named Resplendent Quetzel. This tour has been designed to explore a number of the key habitats from cloud forests to coastal plains, taking time to enjoy and savour the riches on offer. Our accommodation has been chosen for comfort, quality and location and we will also be assisted by top Costa Rican guide Paco Madrigal whose level of expertise on all aspects of natural history is quite outstanding.

Contact The Ultimate Travel Company 0207 386 4682 to make a reservation.

Please note that the 2021 tour will be slightly shorter than the 2020 tour - 13 days rather than 15. The price will be commensurate with this.

24 November - 9 December
15 days
30 January - 12 February
13 days

Economy class flights, accommodation with private facilities, full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner), transport by private bus, local guide, tips and services of Wild Insights leaders.

Travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry and phone calls.


The tour starts and finishes in San Jose, incorporating the highlands of the Cordillera Talamanca, Pacific Coast, Caribbean slope and mid elevation habitats around Arenal.



Wild Insights overseas tours are part of a wider programme of Ultimate Travel Company holidays worldwide, and their terms and conditions apply. The Ultimate Travel Company  is fully licensed and bonded with ABTA and IATA and all their overseas tours are fully protected by their Civil Aviation Authority  ATOL Licence, number 5111.

Louisa Thompson 0207 3864682