Costa Rica wildlife tour with zoologist guide
£3995 including domestic flights only
Description of Costa Rica wildlife tour with zoologist guide
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetIn Costa Rica we (as with everywhere we go) we carefully choose accommodation, supplies and transportation that either minimises its effect on the environment or helps to contribute to its sustainable development. By choosing small, privately owned accommodation where possible we also look to only stay in truly eco-lodges that abide by basic and also pioneering methods of ecological sustainability. Where possible, we make sure that the lodges, camps and ranches that we use support local projects for the protection of the wildlife and local communities which rely on tourism as the principal source of income. In fact the Pacuare Nature Reserve that we use in the north coast and where the leatherback tutles nest is very sustainable and is run by an NGO whose aims to preserve the forest and beach ecosystem as well as researching and protecting the populations of turtles that nest on their beaches. We tend to use small privately owned places that are more concerned with quality than quantity and as a result they are very ethical in their approach. Most use solar power electricity and water recycling pumps as well as making sure that all the food consumed is produced locally. We also contribute and participate in as many studies that the local researchers are conducting as possible. By enlisting the help of the Pacuare reserchers we are able to directly contribute to their continued studies and help to establish long term research.
The conservation history of most of Costa Rica is incredible, it has one of the highest percentages of land protected for national parks and protected areas in the world and in many ways the government of Costa Rica have pioneered sustainable ecotpurism into their national economy. By bringing people here with a excellent local guides we aim to showcase the environment in full but also to allow you to learn about the problems facing the ecosystems here and highlight the ways that continued development and human exploitation are affect the species and how cutting edge research is countering the problems as well as showing you examples of success stories. We also keep a record of all the great sightings we see on each tour and record the environmental factors, this data is used by ourselves but also given to the researchers who are working on many of these species. All the information collected in invaluable as the knowledge of some of the animals that live here are little understood. We also donate our pictures to the researchers to aid in their photo identification studies.