Come watch wildlife with us! Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris' distinctive worldwide tours travel to destinations unique for abundant and photogenic mammals, birds and nature. We emphasize maximum field time and action-packed wildlife photography during the best season at each destination. Hand-picked leaders and local guides combine amiable personalities with extensive knowledge of each region. All our tours provide a non-smoking policy in small groups. As a small company, we provide a personal touch and attention to every detail - just as we have done for over thirty years. We are dedicated to delivering the best possible wildlife encounters to you. Join us for an amazing experience!
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Panama together with Jim Danzenbaker's leadership equals a wonderful tropical experience. Jim is absolutely tops when it comes to uncovering Neotropical wildlife so he personally designed this two-week itinerary with plenty of time at three significant sites. Four days at Canopy Tower, four days at Canopy Lodge, and four days at Los Quetzales allows you in-depth field time and very little time traveling between the varied lowland and highland destinations. Jim will focus on many birds, amazing Neotropical mammals and beautiful, photogenic butterflies and amphibians. The food is delicious, the lodges extremely comfortable, and the people are as friendly as can be. Join Jim and our resident guides in this small gem of a country with incredible biodiversity, located beside Costa Rica. If you loved Costa Rica, you will love Panama.
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Costa Rica, a small country whose people are very friendly to both their wildlife and their visitors, is a great place to see wildlife, especially many beautiful birds. Wonderful lodging is located right in the reserves and on private fincas (farms), all equaling as much habitat variation as found in the continental USA. We'll explore many of these habitats with visits to cloud forests, where Resplendent Quetzals are nesting at this season, also to Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean coast, Carara Biological Reserve on the Pacific coast with nesting Scarlet Macaws, the dry habitats and estuaries of Guanacaste and the riparian subtropical habitats of the east. We'll also spend two exciting nights at Arenal Observatory Lodge, where we hope to experience the power of Volcano Arenal, part of the Pacific "Rim of Fire". Along with having exceptional weather this time of year, March is also the perfect time in Costa Rica to see wildlife at its most vibrant, with many migrating species. The amazing hawk migration is coming north along both sides of the Continental Divide, the backbone of Costa Rica. Each morning we will get an early start to maximize our opportunities during the time of day when wildlife is most active. We'll enjoy to the fullest the birds, monkeys, reptiles, bats and butterflies, along with incredible night glowing beetles and fireflies.
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