New Zealand: Comprehensive Birding and Wildlife

2023 Pricing: NZ $10,800 (or $6,300 USD*

for 21 Days and 20 Nights

 

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. 

  • 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 New Zealand, information on travel health issues, and 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 or guide pick you up at the airport upon arrival, transfers for internal flights are included, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip. 

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

 

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

 

  • Main Trip Price Fixed in New Zealand Dollars: The trip price is fixed in New Zealand dollars (NZD). We last priced this tour on November 3, 2022, at an exchange rate of 1 NZD per $.58 USD (or 58 cents).  The final invoice will be based upon exchange rates charged by our banks about 100 days before the start of the trip. 

  • 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 includes lunch and supper. The departure day includes breakfast and lunch.

  • 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 that you pay to the restaurant or lodge 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 6 to 8 participants, plus drivers and one or two guides. Pricing is based upon this group size. 

 

Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

 

Single Room Supplement: 

2023: NZ 1,800 ($1,070 USD*)

is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse). If you want a single 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.

 

Tipping for Meals/Lodging: Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, and restaurant staff are included in the pricing for this tour. However, this does not include your trip leader/bird guide.

 

Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

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

  • The main trip ends in Christchurch, from which you will fly home. 

    • 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. If you cannot reach Charles, feel free to call Angela Anderson at 413-588-7938.

 

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 November 3, 2022, for all 2023 tour dates.                                               

                

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