Escape the cold winter days and join us January 3-11, 2018, for this exceptional, all inclusive, 9-day, 8-night, travel photography tour. Bask in the warm tropical sun and photograph eleven of Costa Rica's best waterfalls, explore four amazing national parks and immerse yourself in nature photography with hundreds of species of flowers, birds, butterflies, frogs, monkeys, sloths, and other Costa Rican wildlife. Improve your photo skills with personalized, professional photography tips, and relax in luxurious, stylish, and award-winng hotels. Enjoy delicious traditional Costa Rican and gourmet international cuisine and travel in comfort with private and spacious transportation. Learn about the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica from our licensed, English-speaking nature guide, and pamper yourself with revitalizing massages and spa services courtesy of ColorTexturePhotoTours.
Day 1 - Arrive in Costa Rica
A representative from ColorTexturePhotoTours will meet you at San Juan Santamaría International Airport and transfer you to our beautiful hotel in Escazu. At the hotel, our tour leader will greet you and get you settled comfortably into your room. Once all tour participants have arrived at the hotel, we will have a delicious welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Poas Volcano National Park
After a leisurely breakfast, we will travel by private transfer to Poas Volcano National Park to photograph a series of fantastic waterfalls and a variety of butterflies, birds, and other wildlife at La Paz Waterfall Gardens (Cataratas La Paz). We will have lunch at a restaurant on location and shoot throughout the afternoon. After shooting, we will travel back to our hotel in Escazu for another savory dinner.
Day 3 - Juan Castro Blanco National Park
After a casual breakfast, we will travel by private transfer to Juan Castro Blanco National Park to photograph Bajos del Toro (Catarata del Toro / Catarata Bajos del Toro), one of the tallest waterfalls in Costa Rica that plunges 300+ feet into an ancient volcano crater. Upon arrival, we will have lunch at the on-site restaurant then shoot all afternoon. Besides the awe-inspiring rainforest waterfall, there are many walking trails and beautiful gardens packed full of incredible orchids, hummingbirds, and butterflies, as well as monkeys on the trail leading to the bottom of the falls. After shooting, we will travel to Arenal and check into our next amazing hotel and have another great dinner.
Day 4 - Arenal / La Fortuna
After an early breakfast, we will depart by private transfer to one of two pristine La Fortuna waterfalls, Catarata La Fortuna, one of the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica. After shooting away the morning and having lunch at the excellent on-site restaurant, we will travel to our second location and shoot Danta Waterfall, a wedge-shaped waterfall nestled in the jungle. Afterwards, we will return to our hotel and have time to edit images before enjoying another delicious dinner.
Day 5 - Arenal / La Fortuna
After breakfast, enjoy a free day exploring Arenal La Fortuna. Visit Arenal Volcano or Lake Arenal, take a hanging bridges or eco tour, go zip lining or rafting, enjoy the hot springs, or relax at the hotel and edit images. After your free day we will travel to Tenorio Volcano National Park and our next outstanding hotel where we will have another incredible dinner.
Day 6 - Tenorio Volcano National Park
After an early breakfast, we will photograph the magnificent turquoise waters of the Rio Celeste Waterfall (Catarata Rio Celeste), which by many standards is Costa Rica's most iconic waterfall. We will spend the morning shooting, then have a typical Costa Rican lunch on location, and travel back to our luxurious hotel. Once at the hotel, you will have the remainder of the day to enjoy a well-earned, revitalizing massage or spa treatment, courtesy of ColorTexturePhotoTours, before a scrumptious dinner.
Day 7 - Rincon de la Vieja National Park
After breakfast, we will travel by private transfer to Rincon de la Vieja National Park, have lunch, then photograph Las Chorreras, a unique waterfall with two cascades dropping into a beautiful blue pool below. After shooting away the afternoon, we will check into our rustic Costa Rican hacienda before another fantastic dinner.
Day 8 - Liberia
After an early breakfast, we will travel by private transfer and photograph Llanos de Cortez (Catarata Llanos de Cortez), one of the premier waterfalls in Costa Rica. After shooting, we will stop for lunch, then continue to our hotel in Escazu where we will have our farewell dinner.
Day 9 - Depart Costa Rica
After breakfast, you will transfer to San Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to catch your flight home and relish in your newly created memories of Costa Rica.
Photo Tour Dates
January 3, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Availability - 6 to 10 Guests
Photo Tour Cost - $4,895.00 Per Person (Based On Double Occupancy)
Photo tour cost includes all hotels in Costa Rica (8 nights), all meals in Costa Rica (22 total), transportation to and from San Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), private transportation within Costa Rica, all park entrance fees, and all nature guide fees. Photo tour cost does NOT include: airfare to and from Costa Rica, airport departure tax (currently $29.00 and may be included in the price of your plane ticket), travel insurance, tips to bellhops, cleaning staff, drivers, and tour guides, and personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, free day activities, laundry service, phone calls, and souvenirs.
Single Supplement - Add $1,000.00
The single supplement applies only to tour participants that prefer their own hotel rooms rather than sharing rooms with another guest.
$1,000.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Due At Booking
$3,895.00 Balance Due on November 1, 2017
We accept checks, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, and Visa.
Cancellations & Refunds
Deposits are non-refundable. For refunds, we require that a cancellation request in writing be received by November 1, 2017. If we receive your written cancellation request before November 1, 2017, and can refill your space, we will refund all payments, minus your deposit and any discounts given to refill your space. If we cannot refill your space, we will refund 50% of all payments, minus your deposit. No refunds are given, nor cancellations allowed, after November 1, 2017. No partial refunds are given for unused services.
Participation requires that travelers be able to walk unassisted for two miles over uneven, potentially muddy and slippery trails, and up-and-down inclines with moderate altitude gain. There are hikes over a variety of terrain including pavement, gravel, and dirt trails with large roots, rocks, and stairs. Travelers should be aware that heat and humidity will be high in some locations and daily excursions can be more difficult during inclement weather.