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Birding Escape - Self Drive

Tour - Birding Escape - Self Drive



Embark on a captivating self-drive tour through Costa Rica's diverse landscapes and vibrant ecosystems. From the serene beauty of Vara Blanca and Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui's lush rainforests to the adventurous spirit of Turrialba and the captivating birdlife of San Gerardo de Dota, this tour offers an immersive experience into the country's natural wonders. Explore the picturesque mountains and magnificent waterfalls of Vara Blanca, encounter vibrant wildlife along the Sarapiqui River, and indulge in exhilarating activities like white-water rafting in Turrialba. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of San Gerardo de Dota, home to incredible bird species, and discover the untouched beauty of Piedras Blancas National Park. Conclude your journey in Carara National Park, where you can witness the rich biodiversity and vibrant bird species that inhabit this tropical paradise. Throughout this tour, you'll be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring landscapes, diverse wildlife, and unforgettable experiences that Costa Rica has to offer.



Superior Accommodation


Daily Breakfast
Special Lunches and Dinners


13 days Rental Car

Tour InfoBirding Escape - Self Drive

Tour guide



  • Enjoy a thrilling self-drive adventure through Costa Rica
  • Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the Cloud Forest as you explore its picturesque mountains, cascading waterfalls, and lush vegetation.
  • Embark on a thrilling adventure as you encounter vibrant wildlife along the Sarapiqui River
  • Marvel at the incredible bird species, including the majestic resplendent quetzal


  • Personalized trip plan tailored to your specific interests and availability.
  • 12 nights accommodation on twin-sharing basis at listed hotels or similar
  • Daily breakfast
  • Lunches and Dinners described in the program
  • 13 days rental car Suzuki Vitara 4x4 (Automatic Shift) or similar.  
  • Pick up and Drop Off: San Jose
  • Basic insurance (CDW obligatory insurance and deductible) included.
  • Important Note: A mandatory safe deposit of USD$ 750 payables with credit card only must be covered  directly by the customer on-site with the car rental representative. This deposit is refunded to the credit card after the car is checked and returned
  • Entrance fee to La Paz Waterfall & Gardens (entrance fee & lunch included)
  • Birding Tour at La Selva Biological Station
  • Quetzal Quest in San Gerardo de Dota
  • Early Bird Walk at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge
  • Jungle Crocodile Safari Boat Tour (entrance fee and lunch included)


  • Domestic and International airfare
  • Items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities
  • Optional tours
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, if applicable
  • Items not mentioned as included



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