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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

Destination (click for itinerary) Days Dates Group
Size
Leader Trip
Full?
Panama Avian Jewels 16 February 27, 2015 -
March 14, 2015
10 Jim Danzenbaker full

Green Honeycreeper by Bill Page
Green Honeycreeper ©Bill Page

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

Destination (click for itinerary) Days Dates Group
Size
Leader Trip
Full?
Costa Rica Kaleidoscope of Biodiversity 16 March 19, 2016 -
April 3, 2016
10 Paco Madrigal not
full

American Pygmy Kingfisher by Marc Lombardi
American Pygmy Kingfisher ©Marc Lombardi

Lush and verdant throughout the year, Costa Rica is a fantastic place to visit for the avid nature lover. This small Central American country holds some of the most productive ecosystems in the world. We will explore these ecosystems by visiting rainforests such as Carara Biological Reserve, Volcán Arenal, La Selva Biological Station, Braulio Carrillo National Park, and Tortuguero National Park; cloud forests such as Cerro de la Muerte and the Savegre River Valley; and dry forests such as Guanacaste. This is the best time for exceptional weather and to see active animals, including migrating hawks as they journey along the Continental Divide, the backbone of Costa Rica. We also seek Resplendent Quetzals, colorful trogons and tanagers, jeweled hummingbirds, charming manakins, boisterous macaws, giant crocodiles, sloths, monkeys, river otters, sea turtles, reptiles, bats, butterflies, and much more. Enjoy the friendly people and delicious food of Costa Rica at brilliantly situated lodges. We invite you to join us in exploring this Central American hotspot.

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