A gentle 1.5 km walk through the cloud forest will lead you to the Quetzals habitat. The hike will take approximately 2 hours, led by a professional guide equipped with spotting scope and bird guide , will provide detailed explications along the way.
Epiphytes, such as orchids and bromeliads, adorn the trees, making this tour a most gratifying experience en route to your encounter with the Quetzal. Despite its normally reticent and silent behavior, the male, during the mating season, sometimes emits a wide range of sounds to attract a nearby female and so initiate their reproductive cycle.
Toucanet Lodge is located in one of the most prolific zones for this bird species, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Taking the Quetzal Paradise Tour will give you the highest possible chance of enjoying an unforgettable close encounter with this mystical Mesoamerican bird.
A path that wanders through a primary landscape along 14km in which one can enjoy visits to two pristine crystalline waterfalls.
Within this impressive jungle, the visitor tends to have the sensation of being followed by hundreds of denizens throughout the trip. Finally, you reach the beautiful town of Copey de Dota, nestled in a tranquil, scenic valley filled with fruit trees where one may observe a variety of mammals. The trip ends at the historical church, declared as a cultural heritage site.
This tour is specifically for bird lovers. During the daylong trip, one may have the fortune to observe up to 150 species, many of them being endemic to Costa Rica.
Accompanied by an expert from Toucanet Lodge, one may enjoy the experience of observing and identifying a diversity of birds with unique characteristics, as well as receiving intimate knowledge of the area.