The Photographers Fantasy vacation is exactly that! This is an amazing travel plan that will take you to top birdwatching and wildlife destinations with excellent guides, great hotels and everything you need to have an amazing experience!

Day 1

Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival to San Jose International Airport (contact us for details if arriving at other airport), you will receive a VIP Airport Greeting by a Pacific Trade Winds representative.

Savegre Mountain Hotel

Savegre Mountain Hotel

Overall 94.1% (17 guest ratings)
Location: San Gerardo de Dota

Savegre Mountain Hotel Natural Reserve and Spa is a comfortable eco-lodge and bird watchers paradise located in the cloud forest area of San Gerardo de Dota. Hotel amenities include restaurant, bar, nature trails, conference room, and internet.

While at Savegre Mountain Hotel, the room you will enjoy is a Standard. Standard Rooms feature comfortable accommodations with an electrical heating system. Extra single bed can be added under request.

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 2

Birdwatching Tour - Full Day - Savegre Moutain Hotel

Birdwatching Tour - Full Day - Savegre Moutain Hotel

No guest ratings
Location: San Gerardo de Dota
Min. Guests: 1

Today you will go on a full day birdwatching tour. This tour is great for any birdwatcher and particularly those seeking Resplendent Quetzals as this is one of the few areas in the world that has the right features to harbor Quetzals year round. With a little luck and cooperation from Mother Nature, we should be able to spot many species of birds. The tour lasts 8 hours and includes guide. No transportation is needed from Savegre Mountain Hotel. Transportation is not included from other area hotels.

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Day 3

Aguila de Osa

Aguila de Osa

Overall 97.2% (8 guest ratings)
Location: Drake Bay

Aguila de Osa is a comfortable higher end eco-lodge located on a bluff overlooking Drake Bay. Hotel amenities include restaurant, bar, nature trails, and internet.

While at Aguila de Osa, the room you will enjoy is a Standard. Standard Rooms feature naturally-ventilation and mesh windows to ensure a tropical breeze to pass through your room. Each room offers Italian-tiled bathrooms, cathedral-style ceilings, ceiling fan, and views of the jungle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4

Cano Island Tour and Snorkeling - Aguila de Osa

Cano Island Tour and Snorkeling - Aguila de Osa

Overall 93.2% (7 guest ratings)
Location: Drake Bay
Min. Guests: 2

You will board a boat and go for about an hour out to Cano Island to snorkel over a protected coral reef. Along the way you can look for interesting sea life such as dolphins and sea turtles. Your bilingual guide will provide you with clean, high quality snorkeling gear and take you to the best snorkeling places. After your first snorkeling adventure, you’ll get off the boat at the island to take a refreshing water break and walk around. Hiking is restricted to the beach area and only drinking water is allowed on the beach. Then you will go for another snorkeling adventure before heading back. Once on the mainland you’ll be treated to a hearty lunch on San Josecito Beach. This tour includes a bilingual, certified guide, all snorkeling equipment, park admission fee, drinking water, and box lunch. One way boat transportation to the island can take from 45 minutes to an hour. Combined time of this tour with round trip boat ride, two snorkeling adventures, and lunch, typically takes between 4 to 6 hours and can be influenced by the number of scuba divers who may also be taking the boat. Please bring a dry change of clothing, bathing suit, towel, sunblock, binoculars and camera. This is the perfect opportunity to take memorable underwater photos of this living reef where treasure may be hiding!

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Day 5

Corcovado National Park Tour - San Pedrillo Station - Aguila de Osa

Corcovado National Park Tour - San Pedrillo Station - Aguila de Osa

Overall 89.0% (5 guest ratings)
Location: Drake Bay
Min. Guests: 2

Today’s Corcovado National Park tour is known as the backpacker’s dream. You will begin the tour from Drake Bay where you will meet the boat captain and board the waiting boat. A 30 to 45-minute boat ride over to the protected park will give you an opportunity to look for marine life and shore birds. Once you arrive at the San Pedrillo Ranger Station you will go on a guided hike of approximately 2 miles through a wide variety of eco-systems supporting different kinds of wildlife in their natural habitats. Your naturalist guide will share a wealth of information about the eco-systems and their inhabitants and help identify any wildlife you may encounter. The hike will include a visit to the San Pedrillo Waterfall. At some point lunch will be provided. Your tour includes boat transportation to and from the ranger station, naturalist guide, park entrance fees and lunch. Total time of tour and round trip boat transportation combined can take from 5 to 7 hours depending on the size of your group. Please wear non-skid, completely enclosed hiking shoes, lightweight sun protective clothing and bring sunscreen, insect repellent, rain gear, binoculars, and camera. You might like to have additional snacks and plenty of drinking water. This is a moderately difficult hike that will take the backpacking enthusiast into the wonderful world of an untamed jungle where you can experience first-hand Costa Rica’s tremendous biodiversity.

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Day 6

La Cusinga Eco Lodge

La Cusinga Eco Lodge

Overall 94.3% (6 guest ratings)
Location: Uvita

La Cusinga Eco Lodge is an eco-lodge and wildlife refuge located just south of Uvita. The refuge protects some 250 hectares of land which is covered with primary rainforest, teaming with wildlife, and fronts an amazingly beautiful beach along the south Pacific coast. Hotel amenities include restaurant, nature trails, yoga platform, spa, and Internet.

Entrance fee for the hiking trail that is part of to the Conversation Area is not included, can be paid at the Lodge in cash, the current cost is $6 plus IVA



While at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, the room you will enjoy is a Ocean View Superior Double. Ocean View Superior Double Rooms feature natural ventilation, with a panoramic view of the ocean.

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 7

Whale and Dolphin Watching Marino Ballena National Park - Dolphin Tours

Whale and Dolphin Watching Marino Ballena National Park - Dolphin Tours

Overall 81.3% (6 guest ratings)
Location: Uvita
Min. Guests: 2
Min. Age: 4

Today you’ll go on an exciting whale and dolphin watching expedition in the vast protected waters of Marino Ballena National Park. You’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the waiting boat in Uvita. You’ll cruise the open waters passing interesting landmarks searching for whales and dolphins while observing other available wildlife such as shorebirds and sea turtles that you may encounter. Humpback whales are typically seen while migrating to these local breeding grounds from December to March and again between mid-July to late October although some species live in these waters year round. There is no guarantee you will see a whale, but the chances are high especially during these months. Cold water and a fresh fruit snack will be provided. This tour includes park entrance, a chartered boat, bilingual guide, safety gear, bottled water, fruit snack plus transportation is NOT included. It can take between 15 and 45 minutes to get from your hotel to the beach depending on your hotel’s location and traffic. The time of boat tour typically takes from 2.5 to 3.5 hours. Please wear sun protective clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and bring binoculars and camera. You won’t want to miss trying to take a selfie with a whale!

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Day 8

Free Day - Beach Day Playa Uvita

Free Day - Beach Day Playa Uvita

No guest ratings
Location: Uvita
Min. Guests: 1

Beach day at Playa Uvita to explore on your own. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the tropical sun on the palm studded beaches of the Pacific coast. Free days are for descriptive purposes only and do not include any services.

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Day 9

Wyndham Herradura Hotel

Wyndham Herradura Hotel

Overall 86.3% (211 guest ratings)
Location: San Jose

Wyndham Hotel is a comfortable, newly remodeled airport hotel and resort. The hotel is well known for great customer service and tropical setting. Hotel amenities include large free form swimming pools with islands, Jacuzzis, theme restaurants, spa, beauty center, bar, casino, and tropical gardens.

While at Wyndham Herradura Hotel, the room you will enjoy is a .


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Day 10


Final Day — All good things must come to an end, though memories last a lifetime. Transportation will be provided back to San Jose International Airport scheduled to arrive three hours prior to your departure flight.

¡Pura Vida!

Summary

  • Travel assistance while in Costa Rica
  • VIP Airport Greeting
  • All Domestic Transportation as described
  • 2 nights at Savegre Mountain Hotel
  • Birdwatching Tour - Full Day
  • 3 nights at Aguila de Osa
  • Cano Island Tour and Snorkeling - Aguila de Osa
  • Corcovado National Park Tour - San Pedrillo Station - Aguila de Osa
  • 3 nights at La Cusinga Eco Lodge
  • Whale and Dolphin Watching Marino Ballena National Park - Dolphin Tours
  • Free Day - Beach Day Playa Uvita
  • 1 nights at Wyndham Herradura Hotel
  • Inquire for details about Included Meals/Drinks
  • Current sales and turismo taxes

Footnotes

This fun filled safari also includes all meals at Aguila de Osa Hotel!

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