Costa Rica Birding Spectacular
Tour Pricing

2023 Pricing: $4,190 US Dollars, or £3,400 GBP*

for 13 Days and 12 Nights

Add 5 Days/4 Nights for the Osa Peninsula (Rustic Lodging) Ext. for $1,290 USD (or £950 GBP)

Add 5 Days/4 Nights for the Osa Peninsula (Deluxe Lodging) Ext. for $1,690 USD (or £1,250 GBP)

Add 7 Days/6 Nights for South Pacific and Talamanca Specialties Ext. for $1,890 USD (or £1,400 GBP)

 

Inclusions: 

 

  • The Tour package includes all lodging, meals*, and access fees to reserves, parks, and other birding sites. 

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. Most trips have two excellent local birding guides.

  • Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details, and more), information on entry into Costa Rica, information on travel health issues, packing information, and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen.  

  • Transport and Airport Transfers

    • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van for most of the trip and jeeps in some locations.

    • We also have a driver pick you up at the airport upon arrival, and transfers for internal flights are included, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip.  

    • The cost of the four internal flights is not included. We do book these flights for you, and we book these flights at actual cost.

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not really cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small-Group Pricing: The price mentioned above for all tours is for tour groups of seven or eight participants. We are happy to provide pricing for private groups with fewer participants.

 

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

 

  • US Dollar Pricing (fixed): The trip price is fixed in US Dollars. 

  • Pricing in British Pounds: (1) Our GBP/British Pound pricing is based upon an exchange rate of 1.31 US Dollars per British Pound (the exchange rate on March 8, 2022). (2) We will charge you the actual transaction rate here, but please note that we work to minimize transaction costs. Using Transferwise, we usually pay under one-half a percent (and sometimes less) on the actual exchange. (3) Due to costs related to UK travel regulations, our tours booked and paid through BlueTailBirding.com (for the UK and European clients) will cost 200 GBP more (and this price is reflected in our website pricing). Please contact us anytime with questions here.   

  • Bank Fees: We do not charge bank fees for wire transfers for clients paying into our accounts in the United States, the United Kingdom, and/or Canada.

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals per day during any full day of the trip. The arrival day does include supper, as most flights arrive in the afternoon. 
    The departure day includes only breakfast, as most flights leave in the morning.

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: Most of our meals are provided by the lodges, and we follow their practices in providing beverages at mealtime. Most beverages are your choice and are an additional expense that you pay to the restaurant directly. We provide water at the table for supper. We also provide bottled water during the birding day. 

  • Group Size: For all tours, the group size is seven or eight participants. 

 

Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

 

Single Room Supplement:

  • If you want a single room, please let us know.

  • If you want to share a room, please let us know.  We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.

  • Main Tour Single Supplement for 12 Nights: $720 USD (or £530 GBP*) is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse).

  • The single supplement on the Osa Peninsula (Rustic lodging) extension is $190 USD (£140 GBP). 

  • The single supplement on the Osa Peninsula (Deluxe lodging) extension is $320 USD (£240 GBP). 

  • The single supplement on the South Pacific and Talamanca Specialties extension is $320 USD (£240 GBP). 

 

Tipping for Meals/Lodging: Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, and restaurants (and other meals) are included on this tour. However, this does not include your trip leader/bird guide. If therefore, you feel that he/she has given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip him/her.

 

Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip. 

    • This will include flights to San Jose from your home airport.

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature.

  • Tips for birding guides are not included in the tour price.

 

Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?

 

Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 755 214 2976, in Suffolk), and/or email info@pibird.com.

 

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you with trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife actually seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

 

Like to Book these Trips:

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.

 

Booking by Phone in the UK: Call Jennifer at the Partnership for International Birding’s UK office at 44 755 214-2976, in Suffolk)

 

Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated on July 7, 2022, for all 2023 tour dates.    

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