Costa Rica Herping Tour


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From November 2nd-8th, join us for an adventure led by expert guide Jay Murter, where you’ll get up close and personal with exotic reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitats. Book your spot now and get ready for some unforgettable memories!

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Day 1: November 2nd – Arrival and Welcome Dinner

  • Arrive at San Jose International Airport and transfer to our hotel.
  • Check-in and settle into your accommodations.
  • Join us for a delicious welcome dinner, where you’ll meet your fellow herping enthusiasts and trip leaders.
  • Rest up and get ready for an adventure-packed week ahead!

Day 2: November 3rd – Herping Adventure on Hotel Property

  • Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel.
  • Embark on our first herping expedition right on the hotel property, led by experienced guides.
  • Discover the hidden wonders of the local flora and fauna, including reptiles and amphibians unique to the area.
  • Enjoy free time in the evening to relax and explore the hotel’s amenities.

Day 3: November 4th – Continued Exploration on Hotel Property

  • After breakfast, dive deeper into the fascinating world of herpetology with another day of guided herping adventures on the hotel grounds.
  • Learn about the intricate ecosystems and behavior patterns of the creatures we encounter.
  • Capture stunning photos and memories of your up-close encounters with exotic wildlife.

Day 4: November 5th – Road Cruising and Nature Walk

  • Today, we venture beyond the hotel property for an exciting road cruising excursion.
  • Board our vehicles and journey to a nearby location known for its diverse wildlife.
  • Spend the day cruising along scenic roads, spotting reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitats.
  • In the afternoon, enjoy a guided nature walk to explore the surrounding area and soak in the beauty of the landscape.

Day 5: November 6th – Hotel Property Exploration

  • Return to the hotel for another day of exploration and discovery.
  • Delve into different areas of the property with our knowledgeable guides, uncovering hidden gems and rare species.
  • Take advantage of optional activities offered by the hotel or simply relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Day 6: November 7th – Transfer to San Jose and Viper Encounter

  • Check out of the hotel and transfer to a hotel near San Jose.
  • Upon arrival, settle into your new accommodations and freshen up.
  • Join us for an optional excursion to a nearby location renowned for its viper population.
  • Spend the evening marveling at these fascinating creatures before retiring for the night.

Day 7: November 8th – Departure

  • Enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel before checking out.
  • Transfer to San Jose International Airport for your journey home.
  • Bid farewell to your fellow adventurers, taking with you cherished memories and newfound knowledge of the captivating world of herping.

Get ready for an unforgettable herping experience with Tico Herping!

What has been seen recently…

Species Common Name
Anomalepis mexicana Mexicana Blind Snake
Atropoides mexicana Jumping Viper
Boa Constrictor Imperator Common Boa
Bothriechis schlegell Eyelash Viper
Bothrops asper Fer de Lance
Chironius grandisquamis Ebony Keelback
Coniophanes fissidens Brown Stopbelly Snake
Conophis lineatus Road Guarder
Corallus annulataus Annulated Boa
Corallus ruschebbergerii Central Am Tree Boa
Dendropphidion vinitor Barred Forest Racer
Drymobius margaritiferus Speckled Racer
Enuliphis sclateri Sock-Head Snake
Enulius flavitorques Thivk-tailed Snake
Epicrates c. maurus Rainbow Boa
Geophis brachycepjalui Costa Rican
Geophis hoffmanni Hoffman’s Earth Snake
Imantodos cenahoa Blunthead Tree Snake
Imantodos gemnistatus Blunthead Tree Snake
Imantodos inornatus Blunthead Tree Snake
Lampropeltis t. stuati Tropical Milk Snake
Leptodeira annulata Common Cat-eye Snake
Leptodeira rubricata Mangrove Cat-eye Snake
Leptodeira septentrionnalis Northern Cat-eye Snake
Leptodrymus pulcherrimus Streak Snake
Leptophis ahaetuiia Giant Parrot Snake
Leptophis mexicana Mexican Parrot Snake
Liophis epinephalus Fire-belly Snake
Masticophis mentovarius Neotropical Coachwhip
Mastigodryas malanolomus Neotropical Racer
Micrurus mosquitensis Costa Rican Coral Snake
Micrurus alleni Allen’s  Coral Snake
Micrurus nigrocincus Central Am Coral Snake
Ninia maculata Banded Coffee Snake
Ninia sebae Red Coffee Snake
Oxybelis aeneus  Brown Vine Snake
Oxybelis fulgidus Green Vine Snake
Oxyrhopus petola Banded Calico Snake
Pelamis platurus Yellow Bellied Sea Snakes
Porthidium nasutum Rain Forest Hognose Pit Viper
Pseustes poecilonotus Northern Bird Snake
Rhadinaea decorata Elegant Litter Snake
Sibon annulatus Red Ringed Snail-eater
Sibon anthracops Ringed Snail-eater
SIbon nebulatus Cloudy Snail-eater
Siplohis compressus Red-eyed Tree Snake
Spilotes pullatus Tiger Rat Snake
Stenorrhina degenhardi  Brown Scopion-Eater
Stenorrhina freminvillii Red Scorpion-eater
Tanilla armillata Blacknect Crown Snake
Trimorphodon Biscatatus Lyre Snake
Ungaliophis panamensis Bromellad Boa
Pliocercus euryzonus Halloween Snake
Xenodon rabdocephalus False Fer de Lance
Dendrophidion percarinatum Brown Earth Snake
Sibon longifrenis Lichen-colored Snail-eater
Scophiodontophis annulatus False Coral Snake


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