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Costa Rica Landscapes Photo Tour

Rio Toro, Toro Amarillo, Costa Rica

Join us on this exceptional, all-inclusive, 6-day, 5-night, travel photography tour and photograph countless Costa Rica landscapes including jaw-dropping jungle rivers, gorgeous meadow lakes, mysterious cloud forests, spectacular Costa Rica waterfalls, tropical flora and fauna, rustic bridges, and a splash of exotic Costa Rica wildlife.  Photographers of all skill levels are welcome and the only requirement is a basic understanding of using a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Locations: San Jose, Sarapiqui, La Fortuna, Toro Amarillo, Bajos del Toro, Las Gemelas, San Ramon

• Improve your photo skills with personalized, professional photography assistance
• Enhance your digital workflow with Lightroom assistance
• Learn about the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica from our licensed, English-speaking nature guide
• Relax in award-winning hotels
• Enjoy delicious traditional Costa Rican and gourmet international cuisine
• Travel comfortably in private transportation
• 4 spots maximum per tour


Day 1 - Arrive in Costa Rica  

A representative from ColorTexturePhotoTours will meet you at San Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and transfer you to our first luxurious hotel.  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

Note: Please schedule your flight arrival between 3P - 5P CST.

Alta Las Palomas, Costa Rica

Day 2 - Sarapiqui
After an early breakfast, we will depart by private transfer to the raw Costa Rica landscapes in Sarapiqui.  Filled with wide rivers, rustic bridges, outstanding waterfalls, and wildlife, Sarapiqui is a photographer's dream come true.  We will photograph Pozo Azul in the morning, have lunch in town and photograph tropical flowers, then head to Marsella for a peaceful, gently cascading, roadside waterfall that very few people know about.  After shooting, we will travel to La Fortuna, check in to our next fantastic hotel, and enjoy a mouthwatering dinner.  

Sarapiqui, Costa Rica Grid

Day 3 - Toro Amarillo 
After a casual breakfast, editing images, and Lightroom instruction, we will depart by private transfer to tour a cocoa farm, watch the entire chocolate-making process, and sample the different delicious confections available for purchase. Afterwards we will continue to the little known town of Toro Amarillo for a waterfall extravaganza.  Upon arrival, we'll have a typical Costa Rican lunch at the on-site restaurant, then spend the afternoon photographing seven breathtaking waterfalls (some of which drop directly into the spectacular Rio Toro with its shore lined with bright orange boulders.  After shooting, we'll head back to the hotel in La Fortuna, get cleaned up, and enjoy another fantastic dinner. 

Toro Amarillo, Costa Rica Grid

Day 4 - Bajos Del Toro / Las Gemelas

After breakfast, we travel by private transfer to photograph sensational Bajos del Toro (Catarata del Toro or Catarata Bajos del Toro), one of the tallest waterfalls in Costa Rica that plunges 300+ feet into a colorful mineral-scarred ancient volcano crater.  Along with the awe-inspiring rainforest waterfall, there are many peaceful walking trails and beautiful gardens packed full of elegant orchids, speedy hummingbirds, and vibrant butterflies.  For more information about Bajos del Toro, read this blog post.

After shooting Bajos del Toro and a typical Costa Rican lunch, we will hike through gorgeous pastures to Las Gemelas, which translates to "The Twins," and photograph the two stunning fraternal cascades, the beautiful stream below the falls, and a couple other hidden gems.  Check out this blog post for detailed information about Las Gemelas.  After the long day of shooting, we will return to our hotel and have another great dinner.

Bajos del Toro, Las Gemelas, Costa Rica Grid

Day 5 - San Ramon
After breakfast, we travel by private transfer 
our next incredible hotel in the misty cloud forest above San Ramon.  Along the way we will photograph the rustic bridge over the Rio Peñas and a gorgeous meadow lake.  Once we arrive at our hotel, we'll have a delicious lunch, then travel to a private farm with wandering hiking trails leading to the amazing Catarata Esmeralda and it's sparkling emerald pool.  We'll spend the afternoon shooting the falls and the grounds of the farm, head back to the hotel for another another savory dinner, then join a guided night tour and see dozens of nocturnal species of amphibians, birds, insects, mammals, and reptiles that represent the magical cloud forest environment.

San Ramon, Costa Rica Grid

Day 6 - Depart Costa Rica 
After breakfast, we'll have time to photograph hummingbird gardens on the hotel property and edit images, then travel by private transfer to San Juan Santamaría International Airport where you'll catch your return flight home and reflect on the wonderful memories of your phenomenal Costa Rica photo tour. 

Note: Please schedule your flight departure no earlier than 2P.

SJO Airport