The small nation of Costa Rica has geared itself heavily towards avitourism and has developed a superb infrastructure to service the numerous visiting birders, and with over 850 species it is easy to understand why! The backbone of the country is formed by a scenic mountain range, and here the cloud forests are home to exotic species including the unbelievable Resplendent Quetzal, Snowy and Turquoise Cotingas, Black Guan, Long-tailed and Orange-collared Manakins, Scarlet Macaw, Fiery-billed Aracari, Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Baird’s and Black-throated Trogons, Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher, Black-and-yellow Phainoptila, Wrenthrush and Golden-browed Chlorophonia. A wide variety of habitats that include the montane forests of the volcanic belt and the dry northern Pacific lowlands will be explored on our tour, and we can look forward to many striking species of trogons, toucans, motmots and hummingbirds, among many other spectacular birds. Thrilling birding, quality lodges and a relaxed pace make this destination perfect for anyone who has yet to experience the exciting avifauna of Central America!

 

Top Birds

Resplendent Quetzal; Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher; Black-and-yellow Phainoptila; Wrenthrush; Black Guan; Rufous-necked Wood Rail; Highland & Thicket Tinamous; Spot-bellied Bobwhite; Baird's & Black-throated Trogons; Black-hooded Antshrike; Sulphur-winged Parakeet; Scarlet Macaw; Pacific & Bare-shanked Screech Owls; Costa Rican Pygmy Owl; Rufous-winged Woodpecker; Turquoise Cotinga; Orange-collared & Long-tailed Manakins; Chiriqui & Buff-fronted Quail-Doves; Black-breasted Wood Quail; Coppery-headed Emerald; Grey-tailed Mountaingem; Silvery-fronted Tapaculo; Northern Royal Flycatcher; Streak-chested Antpitta; Prong-billed Barbet; Black-bellied & Riverside Wrens; Black-capped Flycatcher; Sooty-capped Bush Tanager; Ochraceous Pewee; Golden-browed Chlorophonia; Volcano Junco; Costa Rican Swift; Blue-throated Toucanet; Timberline Wren; Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush; Sooty Thrush; Flame-throated & Black-cheeked Warblers; Silvery-throated Jay; Sooty-faced, Large-footed & Yellow-thighed Finches; Streak-breasted Treehunter; Fiery-billed Aracari; Black-faced Antthrush; Mangrove Vireo; Mangrove Hummingbird; White-crested Coquette.

Top Mammals

Mantled Howler Monkey; Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth.

Habitats Covered

Rainforest, cloud forest, highland oak forest, dry forest, mangroves, rivers

Expected Climate

mostly tropical conditions; warm to humid with cooler conditions in mountainous areas

Max Group Size

8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader

Tour Pace & Walking

Moderate to easy. Suitable for most birding / wildlife interest levels.

Accommodation

Comfortable

Ease of Birding

Mostly easy, with several tricker forest species. Garden & lodge birding typically provides good visuals of most species.

Photographic Opportunities

Good. Lots of fruit & hummingbird feeders. Photography more difficult within closed forest canopy.

What our clients say about us

Adam Walleyn
MP, Costa Rica 2022

Adam and the local guide, were exceptionally good, both at making sure the logistics were taken care of and locating, identifying and making sure all of us on the tour saw the bird. Both were the finest I've ever experienced at identifying birds by their calls. All in all, a really terrific trip with over 300 species of birds sighted! A special shout-out for Hotel Robledal. While the hotel is older, the family that owns and runs it are wonderful hosts with an exceptional appreciation for the environment. Returning to Hotel Robledal at the end of the trip felt like coming home. Thanks Rockjumper, for a terrific trip! "

Jehudy Carballo
DK, Costa Rica 2024

Super tour and the excellent guiding services were made even better by the presence of our driver who could be a bird guide in his own right.

Adam Riley
RS

Adam is an extremely hard working, energetic and enthusiastic person who is able to remain calm and collected under extreme pressure and is always willing to help and assist anyone in need. His ability to find elusive birds for clients is legendary and almost miraculous. He is not feint-hearted and never daunted by challenging circumstances.

Jehudy Carballo
CL, Costa Rica 2024

The tour guide Jehudy Carballo was excellent - extremely knowledgeable and nice. Even the driver Pablo was knowledgeable about birds and together they worked very well. I would definitely recommend this tour - all the lodges were amazing, the schedule was very well organized and food was delicious. We saw so many birds, it was absolutely amazing!

Robert Wilcox
JK, Costa Rica

Bobby Wilcox was a good guide. Calm and knowledgeable. The food and accommodation were both very good, Better than I expect.

Costa Rica - Cloud Forest & Quetzals 2024

06 Oct 2024 - 16 Oct 2024 (11 days)

USD4,795 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Adam Walleyn

Tour price (Per person): USD4,795 * GBP3,769 * EUR4,485 * AUD7,251

Single Supplement: USD610 * GBP479 * EUR571 * AUD922

Can be linked with: Costa Rica - Caribbean Slope Extension 2024

Costa Rica - Cloud Forest & Quetzals 2025

06 Oct 2025 - 17 Oct 2025 (12 days)

USD5,295 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Diego Quesada

Tour price (Per person): USD5,295 * GBP4,162 * EUR4,952 * AUD8,007

Single Supplement: USD880 * GBP692 * EUR823 * AUD1,331

Can be linked with: Costa Rica - Caribbean Slope Extension 2025

Costa Rica - Cloud Forest & Quetzals 2026

05 Oct 2026 - 16 Oct 2026 (12 days)

USD5,500 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Jehudy Carballo

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): USD5,500 * GBP4,323 * EUR5,144 * AUD8,317

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