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"Seeing Grizzly Bears, Bison and the two wolves really close in the Hayden Valley, what a wow moment!"
Ann Thitchener, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Birds, Bears, Beaver, Bisons and Beer! Amazing mountain scenery!"
Jenni & Keith Williamson, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Seeing a bison corpse being devoured by a grizzly bear with a coyote and ravens in attendance and than joined by a bald eagle - pure magic!"

Sonia & Clive Adkin, Yellowstone Spring 2014

The best views we have had of Black Shouldered Kite, Montagus Harrier sky dancing and Spanish Imperial Eaglesand will be remembered forever."
Chris and Andy Mortimer, Extremadura 2015

"There were so many highlights - the gasp from my young son when he put his eye to the telescope and saw the eagle owl with its chick; watching two imperial eagles barking at a vulture as they dive bombed it; watching a male Great bustard displaying and then actually winning his female I could go on and on and on …"
Alex, Jess and Tom Rafinski, Extremadura 2014

"Seeing the Spanish Imperial Eagle, one mobbing a vulture and another with a Genet in its beak."
Alan Willison, Extremadura 2013

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Costa Rica North

A fabulous wildlife watching holiday in Northern Costa Rica, seeing the rainforest, volcanoes, amazing mammals and stunning birds on this multi-centre tour. Birding and wildlife watching amongst 5% of the earth's entire species! Staying in hotels and lodges, with coach transport. Hot and humid in the rainforests and coastal swamps, cooler in the mountains. Walking easy plus occasional uphill forest walks.

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Dates 26 February - 13 March 2017
Prices £4,795pp (£600 single supp)

Leaders Roy Atkins and Paco Madrigal
Flights United Airlines, scheduled
Outbound: Morning, Heathrow-San José (via USA)
Inbound: Overnight, San José-Heathrow (via USA)

Day 1 Fly to San José - 1 night at Hotel Bougainvillea, Heredia
Day 2 Birdwatching and wildlife at Finca Mirador de Quetzals and Albergue de Montana Savegre - 1 night at Savegre Hotel
Days 3-5 Transfer to Carara National Park area - 3 nights at Hotel Villa Lapas, Tarcoles
Day 6 Transfer to Guanacaste, birding at Solimar - 1 night at Ensenada Lodge, Guanacaste
Days 7-8 Transfer to Arenal - 2 nights at Arenal Observatory Lodge
Days 9-11 Transfer to Selva Verde - 3 nights at Selva Verde Lodge, Sarapiqui
Days 12-13Transfer to Tortuguero National Park - 2 nights at Laguna Lodge
Day 14 Easy day travelling back to San José - 1 night at Hotel Bougainvillea, Heredia
Days 15-16Transfer to the airport for our flight arriving in the UK on the morning of Day 16

Weather It’s the dry season, but there could be occasional showers (or prolonged downpours) in humid rainforests. Can be cool in the mountains and cloud forest, hot on the coast (12°-35°C)
Walking Mostly easy slow strolls on wide, occasionally muddy paths. Suitable for all levels of fitness, but with occasional uphill forest walks
Meals All included from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 15
Delicious local food at hotel and restaurants, some buffets, some menus, rice and beans (the national dish) available everywhere, but not compulsory
Cool drinks and tropical fruit provided
Insects On occasion biting insects can be a nuisance - bring repellent
Accom Twin and single rooms all ensuite
Group 12


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CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK BRAND - Increasing quality whilst reducing impact

We've been granted use of this Brand by the Cairngorms National Park Authority. This is only given to those businesses who have agreed to a set of quality standards in respect of their visitor experience, together with a commitment to reducing their impact on the natural environment.

VISIT SCOTLAND - Quality Assurance Scheme - Wildlife Experience

Speyside Wildlife is one of 40 wildlife businesses to be assessed under Visit Scotland's pilot scheme for Wildlife Experiences achieving 4 Star status for our day tours. Watch out for the designation throughout Scotland. We were delighted to receive our letter of confirmation from Visit Scotland so thought we'd share some of it with you here, ''Thank you for participating in the pilot of the new Wildlife Experience Designator within our Quality Assurance Scheme for visitor attractions. Your feedback and contribution to the introduction of this new development has been invaluable and we would like to welcome you as a new member of the Quality Assurance Grading Scheme".


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