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14 days

WILDCATS, TAPIRS & MONKEYS

Tour description:

Day 1: Arrival to Costa Rica, Juan Santamaria’s International Airport

Day 2 & 3: Braulio Carrillo

Day 4, 5 & 6: Tortuguero

Day 7 & 8: Sarapiqui, La Selva Biological Station

Day 9 & 10: Arenal, La Fortuna

Day 11: Caño Negro

Day 12 & 13: Bijagua, Tenorio Volcano

Day 14: Departure – Juan Santamaria’s International Airport

Locations

DAILY ITINERARY BY DESTINATION:

Day 1. Arrival in Costa Rica. Pick up by NGCR staff, transfer to San Jose’s overnight hotel. Briefing about the tour. Overnight at the most convenient hotel according to the flight’s arrival time.. Dinner not included. 

Day 2. Braulio Carrillo National Park.

  • In the heart of the Caribbean Lowlands searching for the largest terrestrial mammal of the neotropics, the Tapirs. 
  • After lunch we will jump on the first rainforest gondolas to explore life above the floor.
  • Dinner and night walk.

Day 3. Braulio Carrillo National Park.

  • Early rising 05:00 am capturing light. 1 hour of landscape photography
  • Birds and other wildlife photography before breakfast
  • Return by lunch and rainforest photography until 18:00
  • Dinner

Day 4. Tortuguero.

  • Early hike searching for the last bird of the rainforest
  • Departure after breakfast to Tortuguero National Park
  • Lunch upon arrival and hotel garden exploration.

Day 5. Tortuguero.

  • 5:30 am boat tour, breakfast afterwards
  • Lunch at the lodge and leisure time until 14:00
  • Boat tour #2 followed by dinner & macro photography

Day 6. Tortuguero.

  • In search of wild action, early start beach hike looking for Jaguar  and sea turtles.
  • 5:30 am boat tour, breakfast afterwards
  • Lunch at the lodge and leisure time until 14:00
  • Boat tour #2 followed by dinner and photo lab

Day 7. Sarapiquí. La Selva Biological Station.

  • Early boat tour followed by breakfast and departure to the most well studied rainforest on earth.
  • Lunch at the biological station & garden exploration.
  • Photography workshop (preparing for macro) dinner & night hike

Day 8. Sarapiquí. La Selva Biological Station.

  • Full day at the station 52 km of trails
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at schedule time
  • Macro Photography

Day 9. La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano area.

  • Early breakfast and rainforest exploration
  • 11:00 am departure to Arenal
  • Lunch on the road and slow drive searching for
  • Dinner followed by a night walk for macro photography

Day 10. La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano area.

  • Early morning nature hike
  • Breakfast and continue rainforest exploration until lunch time
  • Break between lunch & 15:00 garden & forest exploring
  • Dinner & photo lab

Day 11. Caño Negro

  • Early morning nature hike
  • Breakfast and continue rainforest exploration until 11:00 am
  • Departure to Caño Negro for a boat tour at 1430 (lunch on the way)
  • Dinner

Day 12. Bijagua, Tenorio Volcano.

  • Early rising 5:00 am to boat tour (3-4 hours)
  • Breakfast and departure to BIjagua’s Rainforest
  • Leisure time until 15:00 hrs followed by rainforest exploration
  • Dinner and photo lab

Day 13. Bijagua, Tenorio Volcano.

  • Morning garden exploration followed by breakfast and rainforest canopy hike
  • Lunch at the lodge and garden exploration until dark.
  • Dinner & macro night walk

Day 14. Bijagua, Tenorio Volcano – San José – Juan Santamaria International Airport