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Machu Picchu - The traditional way to get Machu Picchu is by train. The departure is from the San Pedro station in Cusco early in the morning. It takes nearly 3 hours and a half to get to Aguas Calientes, following the course of Vilcanota River.


You can can find more than 840 different bird species in Costa Rica with an area no larger than West Virginia.  There are more bird species such as: quetzals, trogons, pelicans, hummingbirds, than in all of North America combined.


With roughly 18% of the territory dedicated to National Parks and Reserves, Costa Rica offers a unique opportunity to watch and study its avifauna in a natural, undisturbed setting.  Mountains, seashores, mangroves, highland and lowland forests, subalpine páramos, rain forests and more are all easily accessible from anywhere in the country.


The opportunity of discovery awaits you in Costa Rica, where the preservation of our natural resources will guarantee a unique travel experience.

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The following is a list of lodges that will provide you with the best bird watching experience:

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  • Ecolodge San Luis at Costa Rica Travel, bordering the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, is an integrated eco tourism, research and educational project directed on-site by resident tropical biologists. It offers world-class bird watching with expert guides.
  • Mawamba Lodge in tortuguero by Costa Rica Travel, offers over 300 species of birds such as herons, hummingbirds, manakins and green macaws, to name a few. Located in a sand bar between the Tortuguero Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, you can also see crocodiles and green sea turtles emerge from the ocean to lay their eggs.
  • Shawandha Lodge. Some of the species you could see around the Lodge in this area are the Red-capped Manikin, crested owl, the olive throated parakeet; pale vented pigeon, masked tityra, Collared Aracari, slaty ant shrike, keel-billed and chestnut-mandibled Toucan, Magnificent Frigate-bird, common black hawk, passerini's tanager, and the black-cowled oriole, among others.
  • Hotel Heliconia at Costa Rica Travel, located in Monteverde, a privileged location that places it near two of the most beautiful, protected, tropical forests in Costa Rica; the well known Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve (at only four kilometers from the hotel) and the Santa Elena Rain Forest Reserve (at six kilometers). The hotel offers a perfect setting for the visitors who love bird watching, nature photography and the serenity of a mountain retreat.
  • Selva Bananito Lodge at Costa Rica Travel. The private reserve which Selva Bananito Lodge Supports, called Reserva Selva Bananito, is only a 10-minute walk from the lodge and graces the view from the cabins. To minimize the impact of tourists on this pristine rain forest environment, we host only a small number of visitors at any one time.
  • Rincón de la Vieja Mountain Lodge at Costa Rica Travel. More than 200 species of birds have been observed here. Horseback trips are possible to various points in the park, including close to the summit of the volcano.
  • Rara Avis Rain Forest Lodge & Reserve at Costa Rica Travel. Over 340 species of birds have been found at Rara Avis, including sunbitterns, umbrella-birds, great green macaws, parrots, and toucans. There is a good chance to see monkeys, anteaters, or coatimundis if you walk silently through the forest, or to spot the tracks of tapirs and jungle cats.
  • Trogon Lodge at Costa Rica Travel. Visit the highlands of the Talamanca Mountain range, the oldest geological formation in Costa Rica. The Rio Macho Forest Reserve is Costa Rica's largest protected area, composed of 13 different units for a total of over 200,000 acres. This area is home to an immense variety of flora, and an ecological niche in which the quetzal (holy bird of the Mayan culture) may be seen year-round.
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