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GUEST COMMENTS
"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

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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 24 February - 11 March 2018
Prices £5,395pp (£650 single supp)

Leaders Roy Atkins and Paco Madrigal
Flights British Airways, scheduled
Outbound: Morning, Gatwick-San José
Inbound: Overnight, San José-Gatwick

Day 1 Fly to San José - 1 night at Hotel Bougainvillea, Heredia.
Days 2-3 Transfer to Tortuguero National Park - 2 nights at Laguna Lodge.
Days 4-6 Transfer to Selva Verde - 3 nights at Selva Verde Lodge, Sarapiqu.
Days 7-8 Transfer to Arenal - 2 nights at Arenal Observatory Lodge.
Day 9 Transfer to Guanacaste, birding at Solimar - 1 night at Ensenada Lodge, Guanacaste.
Days 10-12Transfer to Carara National Park area - 3 nights at Hotel Villa Lapas, Tarcoles.
Days 13-14Birdwatching and wildlife at Finca Mirador de Quetzals and Albergue de Montana Savegre - 2 nights at Savegre Hotel.
Days 15-16Easy day travelling back to San José and 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 Generally easy level paths, up to two miles at a slow pace. There may be occasional uphill sections and some steps. Although distances are short you will be standing and scanning for periods of time.
Meals All included from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 15. Delicious local food at hotels 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".


ATOL PROTECTED

The air holidays and flights are ATOL Protected, since we hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 4259. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.