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Mangrove Forest

offered by supplier M15438 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 10 people
Destination(s): Costa Rica  
Specialty Categories: Rainforest  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 100 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 100 US Dollar (USD)

A hidden world, accessible only by boat, these flooded forest are the largest untouched mangroves to be found in Costa Rica. Home to nearly a 100 species of birds, including the endemic mangrove hummingbird (found nowhere else on earth) the entire region is a twitcherís paradise. Heron waders, owls, parrots and shore birds use this area as an important nesting and feeding ground.

Wildlife is prolific, with an abundance of reptiles including Caimans, Crocodiles, tree frogs boas, iguanas and river turtles. Mammals are also very common, and you will very likely see three species of monkeys (Howlers, Squirrel, and White Faced Capuchins) as well as Sloths and Coatis. Mangroves are especially important to the regions ecology, as they provide nurseries for fish and shrimp. Without such forests, there would be very little life in the oceans.

Take a tour with our experienced naturalist guides, and venture into a beautiful maze of canals and rivers, as we search for the regions fascinating wildlife from the comfort of our boat. There is no need to walk; this wildlife watching at its best. Sit back and enjoy the mangroves in comfort, let our boat be your legs and our guide be your eyes and enjoy a most interesting tour of the Osa.

Tours are approximately (4 to 6 hours), departing from the Aguila dock traveling for 25 minutes to the mouth of the mangrove estuary. We begin our exploration of the hundreds of small rivers, lagoons and hidden channels that exist there. Come and join us on one of the most enjoyable tours to be found in the whole of the Osa Peninsula.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- $350 minimum or $100 per person.
- There is a 50% discount for children under the age of 14 once the mininum has been met).

Price Includes:
- A delicious lunch, cold beverages and fresh fruits, all enjoyed on board to maximize our time in the fascinating eco-system.

About This Supplier
Location: Costa Rica
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2006

M15438 is located in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, situated on a high bluff overlooking the Aguitas river with panoramic views of Drake Bay. Reaching out into the Pacific Ocean along the southwest coast, the Osa was once described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth....

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