BIRDS AND BUT­TER­FLIES

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The colours of Costa Rica will en­thral chil­dren, es­pe­cially when on this jun­gle and rain­for­est tour. They’ll see the gi­ant elec­tricblue mor­pho but­ter­fly, large as a saucer, and rain­bow-hued birds. More than 850 dif­fer­ent species of birds make their homes here, from emer­ald-green par­rots, scar­let macaws and bright- billed tou­cans to pur­ple- throated hum­ming­birds, orange-bel­lied tro­gons and red-and-green-plumed quet­zals. Then there’s the green tur­tles and igua­nas, red frogs and white-faced mon­keys. Wildlife is ev­ery­where on the spe­cial Earth Jour­neys, cre­ated by Tauck and BBC Earth. A raft­ing trip with an ex­pert guide, ex­plo­ration of Tor­tuguero Na­tional Park with res­i­dent nat­u­ral­ists and overnight stays in river­front lodges will give fam­i­lies the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence the jun­gle and rain­for­est at close quar­ters. Chil­dren can also soar on a zi­pline ad­ven­ture through the rain­for­est with views of Are­nal Vol­cano, learn all about liv­ing along a jun­gle river, take a pineap­ple tour, and see, as well as taste, how the ca­cao fruit is trans­formed into choco­late.

On-tour film vi­gnettes cus­tom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth; pri­vate home visit with a lo­cal fam­ily who have lived on the river for gen­er­a­tions; jun­gle river­raft­ing with a wildlife guide.

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