International Nature Tours

Discover the wonders of nature – beyond your doorstep.

For the first time ever, the Highlands Center for Natural History is offering tours around the globe. With top-rated accommodations, incredible destinations, and the best guides of the region, these tours offer a nature experience like no other!

Costa Rica Birding and Nature Tour

Our first-ever Highlands Center Birding and Nature Tour takes us to beautiful and biodiverse Costa Rica! This 12-day tour is designed to provide a taste of the spectacular diversity of birds and habitats that occur within this small country just 1/5th of the size of Arizona. Costa Rica is home to over 920 species of birds, seven of which are found nowhere else on earth, and a further seventy-plus that are found only in Costa Rica and neighboring Panama. Our tour will take us from tropical lowland forest to cool montane cloud forests and beyond as we explore the birdlife of this amazing country and its world-class network of protected natural areas. Our group will travel in comfort by private bus and stay in eco-lodges often immersed in nature. Come discover why Costa Rica is our first choice for the inaugural Highlands Center international tour!

Dates: May 14 – May 26, 2020

See Tour Information packet for details and pricing.

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Tour Information