13 day safari

Prices from

£3550

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

  • Designed to maximise encounters with primates
  • Additional night time walks for noturnal action
  • Authetic rainforest lodge accommodation
  • This tour can be tailored to your requirements

Sloths and Monkeys

Experts on Costa Rica rainforests and ecosystems all acknowledge that mammal viewing in this species rich country is far from easy and many of the original Costa Rica eco lodges were set up more for birding groups, than mammal enthusiasts. Therefore a tour focused on viewing sloths, monkeys and other mammals species in Costa Rica needs to be carefully planned and include longer stays at the key habitat locations for primates and other mammals. With our ‘Sloths and Monkeys’ tour we have consulted wildlife photographers, our own trips and that of our clients to bring together all the elements required for some great mammal viewing.

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Best time to visit -

APR

Safari Style -

Bespoke Wildlife

DAY 1

ARRIVE IN SAN JOSE AND OVERNIGHT IN A LUXURY HOTEL

Arrive into San Jose international airport and enjoy a private transfer to your luxury hotel. San José is perched at an elevation of 1150m, with the Poás, Barva, and Irazú volcanoes rising gracefully over the city to the north, and the rugged Talamanca mountains to the south.

Accommodation : Grano de Oro

DAY 2

PRIVATE TRANSFER TO DOMINICAL

After breakfast you will be transferred to Dominical; a 4 km long beach strip, with just a few hotels and restaurants in the area. With its stunning backdrop of lush green forests and palm trees, this beach is also a great place to see primates and birds. Chances for Agouti, Pecari, iguana, lots of birds and with luck, some great encounters with family groups of Capuchin monkeys.

Accommodation : Hacienda Baru

DAYS3&4

TWO FULL DAYS OF JUNGLE WALKS LOOKING FOR PRIMATES

This is a much less visited area for tourists than Manuel Antonio, which is 40 minutes down the road, so when you see the wildlife and want to take pictures, you will not feel rushed or crowded out. One night you will hike along a waterway where your guide will look for caimans, tree frogs, owls, kinkajou, and if you’re up for it, even snakes. If reptiles and amphibians are exciting for you, you’ll be delighted with the number of species that can be seen.

DAY 5

PRIVATE TRANSFER TO ESQUINAS RAINFOREST LODGE

Hidden in the jungle of remote Piedras Blancas National Park in southern Costa Rica, Esquinas Rainforest Lodge is surrounded by untouched wilderness. It is a hot spot for birdwatchers and nature lovers wishing to experience the sounds and sights of a tropical rainforest in a tranquil, undisturbed atmosphere.

Accommodation : Esquinas Rainforest

DAYS 6&7

TWO DAYS OF WILDLIFE ACTIVITIES AND PHOTOGRAPHY

On the day hike there is a good chance to see many colorful birds, shiny butterflies, bizarre insects, frogs, or possibly monkeys, agouti-pacas, coatis, caimans, basilisks or even a wildcat. Nocturnal wildlife to be seen includes snakes, frogs and toads (our record stands at 17 species on one single tour!), bats, owls, spiders and maybe bigger mammals. Duration: 2 – 3 hours

DAY 8

PRIVATE TRANSFER TO SIERPE

Enjoy one of the most spectacular boat transfers and hotel arrivals in Central America with your boat safari to Corcovado National Park from Sierpe.

Accommodation : Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge

DAYS 9-12

5 INCREDIBLE DAYS IN CASA CORCOVADA

If you could pick any Costa Rica jungle lodge to stay at for 6 days when your focus is mammals and ‘more open’ photography opportunities then it is 100% certain that the chose would be Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge , located on the stunning and mammal rich Osa Peninsula. For this tour, we include two full day visits by boat to Sirena Park station. This trail, which is not included by many companies, provides you with one of the best chances to see Tapir anywhere in Costa Rica!

DAY 13

FLIGHT FROM PALMAR SUR TO SAN JOSÉ

Sadly, this is the last day of your Costa Rica wildlife holiday and after a thrilling 5 nights and 6 days in Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, you will fly back from Palmar Sur to San José.

Pricing Info & Dates

Costs £3550 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Valid for travel from October 2020 until December 2022

Includes:

  • £100 donation to Panthera to protect Jaguars
  • Breakfast at the city hotels
  • All meals at the rainforest lodges
  • All transfers and activities as described

Excludes:

  • Cost of international flights
  • Cost of visas if applicable
  • Gratuaties for hotel staff
  • Main tips for your naturalist/photography guide

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