Red Capped Manakin
Birdwatching with an expert
This 5 days 4 night tour takes you to the best birding hotspots in the Osa Peninsula, accompanied by a local expert birdwatcher.
- Activity Level Moderated
- Group Size Medium Group
The Osa Peninsula holds 453 species of birds, from those, 16 species are endemic to the region. In this tour, you will meet our top guide and specialist Melvin Cruz, a local boy from La Palma, and a bird specialist.
With his expertise you will have the chance to observe approximately 250 to 300 species, of course, this is subject to weather conditions; however, that number is very accurate for this full birder tour.
This 5 days 4 nights itinerary will take you to the best birding spots in the area, including the world-famous Corcovado National Park.
- Local Expert Birdwatcher
- High quality optical equipment (spotting scope)
- Corcovado one day admission fee
- All accommodations and meals for 5 days 4 nights
- Lunch on day 5
- Full transportation between lodges and birding hotspots.
- Day 1 Danta Corcovado Lodge, Guadalupe
Arrival to Puerto Jimenez, pick up and transfer to Danta. (transport not included)12:00 p.m. Lunch and meeting with the guide.3:00-5:00 p.m. Birding around the area.7:00 p.m. Dinner.
- Day 2 Danta Corcovado Lodge, Guadalupe.
5:30 a.m. Coffee and fruits.6:00 a.m. Transfer to Rincon, looking for the Yellow-billed Cotinga. (transport not included)9:00 a.m. Back to hotel for breakfast. Free time. 12:00 p.m. Lunch.2:00 p.m. Transfer to Ngobe indigenous reserve. (transport not included)2:30-5:00 p.m. Birding around the reserve.5:00 p.m. Transfer back to Danta Lodge. (transport not included)7:00 p.m. Dinner.
- Day 3 Los Mineros, El Tigre.
5:00 a.m. Coffee and breakfast. (Danta)5:45-8:00 a.m. One last birding around Danta.9:00 a.m. Transfer to El Tigre, Los Mineros. (transport not included)12:00 p.m. Lunch at Los Mineros.3:00-5:00 p.m. Birding around el Tigre area.7:00 p.m. Dinner.
- Day 4 La Leona Ecolodge, Carate.
5:30 a.m. Breakfast (Los Mineros).5:45-8:00 a.m. Birding around el Tigre.9:00 a.m. Transfer from el Tigre to Carate (lots of birds on the way). (transport not included)1:00 p.m. Lunch at La Leona Lodge.3:00-5:00 p.m. Birding around the lodge.7:00 p.m. Dinner.
- Day 5 Corcovado National Park
6:00 a.m. Breakfast.7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Tour to Corcovado National Park.1:00 p.m. Transfer from Carate to Puerto Jimenez. (transport not included)1:30 p.m. Lunch (not included)3:00 p.m. Arrival to Puerto Jimenez, end of the tour.
Toucan Osa Peninsula
Danta Corcovado Lodge
This is a local family business that aspires to be the leader in rural tourism in the Osa Peninsula, a model of local development and example of conservation of natural resources, creative design and sustainable development.
Los Mineros Guesthouse
This place offers a relaxed and cozy atmosphere, with bamboo huts with shared or private bathrooms. Located in el Tigre, a gold digging community that looks forward to ecotourism as an alternative of development. You will enjoy the diverse avifauna and the sound of the river.
Los Mineros has a big open restaurant and bar where you can enjoy home made meals.
La Leona Eco Lodge
This place provides tent-cabins designed for a unique glamping experience. All cabins include double or single beds, a small table, two chairs in on a wooden deck and a shared bathroom. The rooms are surrounded by scenic views of the forest and the ocean.