Costa Rica is fast increasing in popularity with Europeans, in large part because of new direct flights from Germany and France, and with BA from Gatwick, all introduced in 2016. Most of the wildlife visitors see in Costa Rica are of the mammalian and avian kinds, but now Reef & Rainforest (specialists in Costa Rica for over 25 years) are offering a group tour led by the BBC's favourite avuncular entomologist, Dr George McGavin.
To avid watchers of BBC nature documentaries, entomologist Dr George McGavin will be a familiar face. George has featured in a string of excellent BBC programmes, including Expedition Borneo, Lost Land of the Jaguar, and Monkey Planet. His avuncular manner and keen eye for detail have opened up the fascinating world of invertebrates to a far wider audience, and now you can observe his bug hunting skills first hand on a small group tour to Costa Rica, departing in February 2018.
The first scheduled departure - in November 2017 - sold out within four weeks of its release, and we are delighted that George has agreed to lead another for us. This second departure shares the same itinerary as the first, taking in the Caribbean lowland rainforests, jungle rivers, pre-montane wet forests and the true wet lowland Pacific rainforests of the Osa Peninsula, the wildest and most pristine region of Costa Rica. At all locations, a wide variety of invertebrates and vertebrates await discovery, thereby giving you a far greater insight into the true diversity of tropical wildlife.
On this second group outing Dr McGavin will again be ably accompanied by local biologist, Gabriela Almengor, a specialist in arachnids. Between the two of them, there won't be much that escapes their attention and their combined knowledge will benefit all the guests. Accommodation throughout the tour will be in good jungle lodges and small hotels. Talks and slide shows will be given by George on a number of evenings.