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QUETZALS AND PARAMO (69SJ06)
Duration:8 hours
Price: US$169
Price of Child: US$ 127 (0-10 years); as of Jan. 1, $134
Minimum no. of participants : 4
What is included:  Transport, lunch, entrance fees, Naturalist Guide services, taxes and entrance fees in effect at the time of booking.

In the Central Pacific region at 11,000 feet above sea level, Cerro de la Muerte is the highest point on the Pan-American Highway and has an area of tropical alpine vegetation (paramo) at the summit. You will have a chance to view several orchids, especially high altitude miniatures. Turning over a rock or two should reveal the Mountain Salamander, which is abundant at this altitude. Also, look for bird species such as the Timberline Wren, Volcano Junco, Wrenthrush, Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher and Flame-throated Warbler, which are endemic to these highlands. The high-altitude oak forest of Finca Chacón is a good opportunity to see Quetzals as well. This family-run farm and ecolodge features home-cooked meals, fresh fruit and trout fishing in high mountain streams. Driving time from San José to Cerro de la Muerte is approximately two hours. Operated by Costa Rica Expeditions.

Pick up and drop off for this activity are from your San Jose hotel

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