I'm super excited to announce this BRAND NEW Costa Rica photography tour for 2021! Join us January 10-15, 2021, on this exceptional, all-inclusive, 6-day, 5-night, travel photography tour and photograph countless Costa Rica landscapes including 15 spectacular Costa Rica waterfalls, jaw-dropping jungle rivers, gorgeous meadow lakes, rusty bridges, mysterious cloud forests, tropical flora and fauna, and a splash of exotic Costa Rica wildlife.
This photo tour is perfect for those with limited time or those who want to do a short photo tour and then continue exploring Costa Rica on their own.
• Improve your photo skills with personalized, professional photography assistance.
• Enhance your digital workflow with Lightroom instruction.
• Learn about the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica from our licensed, English-speaking nature guide.
• Relax in luxurious, stylish, and award-winning hotels.
• Enjoy delicious traditional Costa Rican and gourmet international cuisine.
• Travel in comfort with private transportation.
• Pamper yourself with revitalizing massages and spa services courtesy of ColorTexturePhotoTours.
• All tours are small - only 4 spots
• Registration Deadline: September 1, 2020
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.
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.
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 to Las Gemelas, which translates to "The Twins," and photograph the two stunning fraternal cascades 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 travel to our next incredible hotel in the misty cloud forest above San Ramon, check in, and have another great dinner.
Day 5 - San Ramon
After an early breakfast we travel by private transfer to a private farm with wandering hiking trails leading to the amazing Catarata Esmeralda and it's sparkling emerald pool. We'll spend the morning shooting, then head back to the hotel where you'll enjoy a well-deserved massage or spa treatment - courtesy of ColorTexturePhotoTours - or edit images from the last locations. Afterwards, we'll have 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.
Day 6 - Depart Costa Rica
After breakfast, we'll have time to photograph the onsite hummingbird gardens, 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.
Photo Tour Dates & Registration Deadlines
Tour Dates: January 10-15, 2021
Registration & Final Payment Deadline: September 1, 2020
Availability: Only 4 Spots
Photo Tour Price
$4,375.00 Per Person. Based on Double Occupancy.
Single Supplement - Add $975.00
The single supplement applies only to tour participants that are traveling alone and/or prefer their own hotel rooms rather than sharing rooms with another guest.
What's Included In Photo Tour Price?
Photo tour price includes all hotels in Costa Rica (5 nights), all meals in Costa Rica (14 total), all transportation within Costa Rica including to and from San Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), 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.
$1,500.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Due With Registration
$2,875.00 Balance Due on Registration & Final Payment Deadline
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 before the Registration & Final Payment Deadline date at 11:59pm Eastern Time. If we receive your written cancellation request before the Registration & Final Payment Deadline date at 11:59pm Eastern Time, and we 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 the Registration & Final Payment Deadline date. No partial refunds are given for unused services. There is a $50.00 charge for all returned checks. Please see our complete Liability & Cancellation Policy.
Participation requires that travelers be able to walk unassisted for three 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.