Birding Tours & Trip Packages

Birding Tours & Trips

40 Birding trips. Tours from 15 tour companies. 616 reviews. 4.9/5 avg rating.

40 Trips match your criteria (1 - 20 shown)

Belize Reef & Ruins
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Caye Caulker, Tikal

Highlights

  • Explore the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, home to birds, crocs and monkeys
  • Hop over to Guatemala to tour Tikal, a wonder of the ancient Mayan civilisation
  • Float along the Caves Branch River to see the Mayan underworld
  • Snorkel at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, a vital underwater habitat
  • Enjoy the laid-back island life of Caye Caulker

Themes

Birding, Cultural, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Discover Costa Rica
4.8/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde

Highlights

  • Unrivalled wildlife viewing: howler monkeys, caiman and sloths
  • Visit the beaches and waterways of Tortuguero, an important nesting site for green turtles
  • Verdant rainforest, lush mangroves, lava fields and serene cloud forests
  • Wonderful naturalist guides who will share their love of Costa Rica with you
  • Relax on idyllic Pacific coast beaches
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Themes

Birding, Cultural, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Maryland: Eastern Shore & Chesapeake Bay
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Belleview, Cambridge, Chesapeake Bay, Chestertown, Eastern Shore, Easton, Maryland, Oxford, St. Michaels

Highlights

  • Sail the eastern shores with Captain Ed aboard the skipjack HM Krentz
  • Feast on the region’s famous seafood
  • Ride through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, a haven for more than 250 bird species, and learn about Harriet Tubman at the newly opened Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center
  • Travel on the country’s oldest privately owned ferry (since 1760), across the Tred-Avon River between Oxford and Bellevue
  • Cycle the quiet country roads leading to the charming small towns of Oxford, St. Michaels, Rock Hall, and Easton

Themes

Birding, Cycling & Biking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography

What travelers are saying

"This tour was one of our favorites. The tour leaders (Claudio and Tiziana) were great. The Dolomites and Italian Alps were breathtaking and the bike paths and towns were well chosen to give us a great appreciation of this Alpine countryside. Once out of Venice you really feel like you are in the country with beautiful mountains, alpine chalets and in some areas mostly German speaking residents. The biking was mostly flat with some crazy fun downhill rides. Almost all of the cycling was on bike paths, so very safe and quiet riding. As expected, VBT delivered a great tour with very good accommodations, good food and a really great group of travellers."

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Borneo Wildlife Discoverer
4.8/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Borneo, Mount Kinabalu

Highlights

  • Spot orangutans and proboscis monkeys
  • Visit Mulu National Park, home to the impressive Deer Cave bat exodus
  • Enjoy a river cruise in Kinabatangan
  • Stay at a luxury jungle lodge in Danum Valley

Themes

Birding, Cultural, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Arizona: Saguaro National Park & the Sonoran Desert
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Arizona

Highlights

  • Explore the walking trails and fascinating exhibits of the highly regarded Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.
  • Bike and picnic among the beautiful saguaro cacti of Saguaro National Park.
  • Visit the Tumacácori National Historical Park for a self-guided tour, home to three Spanish mission communities and beautiful orchards and gardens.
  • Cycle on The Loop, named the number one bike path in America by USA Today, through vibrant Tucson, along the Santa Cruz and the Rillito Rivers.
  • Savor local cuisine infused with Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American influences.

Themes

Birding, Cultural, Cycling & Biking, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"This tour was one of our favorites. The tour leaders (Claudio and Tiziana) were great. The Dolomites and Italian Alps were breathtaking and the bike paths and towns were well chosen to give us a great appreciation of this Alpine countryside. Once out of Venice you really feel like you are in the country with beautiful mountains, alpine chalets and in some areas mostly German speaking residents. The biking was mostly flat with some crazy fun downhill rides. Almost all of the cycling was on bike paths, so very safe and quiet riding. As expected, VBT delivered a great tour with very good accommodations, good food and a really great group of travellers."

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Whales & Bears of British Columbia
4.8/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Tofino, Vancouver

Highlights

  • Visit Vancouver Island, the largest island on the North American Pacific Coast
  • Join experienced naturalist guides for two whale watching excursions
  • Search for black bears on the rocky shoreline of Clayoquot Sound
  • Observe grizzly bears in their natural surroundings
  • Enjoy walks in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Themes

Birding, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Bulgaria: Realm of the Brown Bear
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Sofia

Highlights

  • Engage in a vital brown bear conservation project
  • Join daily bear-tracking walks with a brown bear expert
  • Hunker down in a hide to observe wild brown bears
  • Spot other elusive mammals, birds, butterflies, reptiles and rare orchids
  • Explore remote landscapes in the Rodopi Mountains
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Themes

Birding, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Costa Rica's Coastal Secrets
4.8/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Caribbean

Highlights

  • Spend three nights in Drake Bay, the remote gateway to some of the premier wildlife destinations in Costa Rica
  • Explore Corcovado National Park, one of the biologically rich areas on the planet
  • Discover the wildlife and waterways of Tortuguero, an important nesting site for green turtles
  • Enjoy unrivalled wildlife viewing, including monkeys, sloths, dolphins and whales (in season)
  • Visit both the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines

Themes

50 plus, Birding, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Pavlo

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Beautiful beaches, adventurous day trips

Beautiful beaches, adventurous day trips, exploring the Amazon Rainforest…these are just some of the amazing things I saw and did on my trip to North Brazil. This to...

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Luke

Nov 2022

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I didn’t even know pink dolphins existed

There were things on the North Brazil trip that I would never have discovered or experienced had it not been for CharlieTheTraveling booking them for me. I would nev...

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Mandy

Nov 2022

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Snorkeled in crystal clear water

Something I find that CharlieTheTraveler does differently than any other touring company I have traveled with before is that this company comes up with unique ways t...

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Michelle

Nov 2022

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Every activity on the North Brazil trip amazed me

Every activity on the North Brazil trip amazed me! I spent two weeks living in paradise. CharlieTheTraveler included the best excursions that showed the beauty of th...

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Brian

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North Brazil is such a beautiful area

North Brazil is such a beautiful area of the country filled with tropical beaches and blue waters. However, this was nothing compared to Lençóis Maranhenses National...

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Birding Tour Selection Trips

  • Choose a tour that schedules more than one day at each birding site; this gives more chance to see elusive birds but also allows for second -- or third! -- sightings of particular birds, to cement their identity and behavior in your memory.
  • Learn the basics of birding etiquette; for example, if your tour guides use playback remember to remain absolutely silent throughout; take only a quick look through the communal scope before allowing others a turn.
  • Determine what level of birder you are, and choose a trip that fits your style (i.e. do you want to bird from 5am to 8pm without a break? Or do you prefer sleeping in a little longer, or stopping for local fare at lunchtime?).
  • Choose the size of group you'd like to travel with, as larger groups mean more eyes to help spot birds and more folks with whom to bond, but result in more chaos and less personalized attention from the tour leader.
  • Be aware of local customs. Is it polite to bring a small gift to village elders? Is it important to modestly cover ones arms or legs? Can you say "hello" and "thank you" in the local language?
  • Plan to wear (or carry in a small pack) multiple layers of clothing for varying weather, and learn about the ecosystems you'll be visiting (eg., what kinds of insect repellent may be useful?).
  • Don't wear bright colors or noisy clothing, such as nylon jackets or velcro. Make sure you can quietly access your camera without a lot of rustling.

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