Costa Rica Landscapes Photography Tour - January 2022

Sarapiqui Bridge

Join us January 23-28, 2022, 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.

• 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.
• Photographers of all skill levels are welcome with the only requirement being a basic understanding of using a DSLR camera.

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

Registration & Final Payment Deadline: December 7, 2021
Availability - Only 4 Spots


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.  

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 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.


Bajos del Toro, Las Gemelas, Costa Rica Grid

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.

San Ramon, Costa Rica Grid

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. 

SJO Airport


Photo Tour Dates & Registration Deadlines  
Tour Dates: January 23-28, 2022
Registration & Final Payment Deadline: December 7, 2021

Only 4 Spots Available Per Tour

Photo Tour Price
$4,275.00 Per Person.  Based on Double Occupancy.  

Single Supplement
Additional $1,000.00.  The single supplement applies only to tour participants that are traveling alone and prefer their own hotel rooms rather than sharing rooms with another guest or when sharing rooms in not available.

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.  

Payment Schedule   
$1,500.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Due With Registration
$2,775.00 Balance Due on Registration & Final Payment Deadline

Payment Options  
We accept checks, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, and Visa.  

Cancellations & Refunds  
Deposits are normally non-refundable, but due to COVID, are now 100% refundable if you cancel before the Registration & Final Payment Deadline.  For refunds, we require that a cancellation request in writing be received before 11:59pm Pacific Time on the Registration & Final Payment date.  If we receive your written cancellation request before the Registration & Final Payment deadline and can refill your space, we will refund all payments, minus any discounts given to refill your space.  If we cannot refill your space, we will refund 50% of all payments.  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 payments. Please see our complete Liability & Cancellation Policy.

Physical Requirements
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.