On this eight-day trip, travel through four different life-zones, from the Caribbean Lowlands through the Highlands and Middle Elevations and ending in the Southern Pacific Lowlands. Costa Rica’s vast biodiversity will be revealed through mangrove boat rides and cloud forest hikes, and you’ll gain first-hand insight into efforts being made to conserve it. 

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 Male Crowned Woodnymph Hummingbird  The Resplendent Quetzal  The elusive Resplendent Quetzel  Red macaw  Emerald Toucanet  Banding Station   The luscious cloud forest from the forest floor  Colorful orchid  Colorful Heliconia   Coffee field

Costa Rica: Nature’s Laboratory

8 days from $5,580

On this eight-day trip, travel through four different life-zones, from the Caribbean Lowlands through the Highlands and Middle Elevations and ending in the Southern Pacific Lowlands. Costa Rica’s vast biodiversity will be revealed through mangrove boat rides and cloud forest hikes, and you’ll gain first-hand insight into efforts being made to conserve it. 

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Apr 10 - 17, 2022 Departure; Jun 18 - 25, 2022 Departure
Matthew Larsen

Matthew Larsen

Matthew C. Larsen is the director emeritus of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama City, Panama. His 90+ publications are in the fields of natural hazards, water resources, climate change, and marine geology. Dr. Larsen has led research projects in the United States, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was STRI director from 2014 to 2020. From 2005 to 2014, he served as Chair of the US National Committee for UNESCO International Hydrological Programme. 

To learn more about Dr. Larsen visit his page on the STRI website: https://stri.si.edu/scientist/matthew-larsen.

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