The Best of Costa Rica Birding: All Life Zones Tour Pricing

2020 Pricing: $3,590 US Dollars, or £2,780 GBP*

for 13 Days and 12 Nights

 

with Osa Pennisula Extension: From $970 US Dollars, or £750 GBP* more + internal flight for 5 days and 4 Nights  

Inclusions: 

 

  • 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 ServicesWe 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 and 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 ConservationAs 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: All the prices mentioned above are for tour groups of seven to eight participants. We are happy to provide pricing for private groups with fewer than six participants.

 

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

 

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

  • Pricing in British Pounds: The GBP price indicated above is based on the April 9, 2018 exchange rate of 0.71 GBP per US Dollar. The trip price is fixed in US Dollars, and the final charges for the trip will be based upon the actual exchange rates we pay. Though we work to minimize bank charges with banking in Canada and in the United Kingdom, banks do often charge about 1.5% to for making the exchange.

  • 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 lunch and supper, as most flights arrive in the morning. 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 meal time. Most beverages are your choice and are an additional expense which 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: We anticipate a group of 7 to 8 participants, and pricing is based upon this group size.

 

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: $480 USD (or £370 GBP*) is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse).

 

Tipping for Meals/Lodging: Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, 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 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 June 20, 2019 for all 2020 tour dates.    

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