Discover and photograph the best waterfalls of Costa Rica on this outstanding, all-inclusive, 12-day, 11-night, private photography tour. This is one of our most popular photography tours in Costa Rica and features spectacular locations, five national parks, 14 incredible waterfalls, fantastic hotels, delicious cuisine, travel via private transportation, knowledgeable and licensed English-speaking tour guides, professional photography tips and assistance, landscape photography, nature photography (with opportunities to photograph flowers, birds, and other Costa Rica wildlife), horseback riding, spa services, and incredible memories to last a lifetime.
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 Alajuela. 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 the hotel in Alajuela 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 and 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, we will travel to our second location where a yummy lunch awaits, then shoot the entire afternoon. Afterwards, we will return to our hotel and enjoy 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 before a scrumptious dinner.
Day 7 - Rincon de la Vieja National Park
After an early breakfast, we will travel by private transfer to Rincon de la Vieja National Park to photograph La Cangreja Waterfall, a beautiful desert waterfall that plunges 130 feet into a spectacular blue-green lagoon. After having lunch and shooting away the afternoon, we will travel to our rustic Costa Rican hacienda before another fantastic dinner.
Day 8 - Liberia
After an early breakfast, we will travel by private transfer to Liberia 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 travel along the Pacific Coast to Tarcoles Bridge to photograph crocodiles, then continue to our next incredible hotel in Manuel Antonio. After check in, we will have a wonderful dinner.
Day 9 - Dominical
After the previous long day of travel, we will have a relaxing breakfast and casual morning editing images. Afterwards, we will travel by private transfer to Nauyaca Waterfalls (Cataratas Nauyaca), another one of the elite Costa Rican waterfalls. Once there, we will travel by horseback to the falls and spend the afternoon shooting this marvelous location. After shooting, we will return to the hotel for another great dinner.
Day 10 - Manuel Antonio National Park
After breakfast, enjoy a free day exploring the amazing Manuel Antonio National Park or spend the day relaxing at the beach. After your free day we will enjoy another exceptional dinner at our hotel.
Day 11 - Grecia / Tacares
After an early breakfast, we will depart by private transfer to Grecia where we will have lunch, then continue on to Los Chorros (Cataratas Los Chorros) to shoot two large, and several mini waterfalls. After shooting, we will travel to our hotel in Alajuela, get cleaned up, and have our farewell dinner party.
Day 12 - Depart Costa Rica
After breakfast, transfer to San Juan Santamaría International Airport to catch your flight home, on which you will reflect on all the newly created memories of Costa Rica.
Photo Tour Dates
March 12, 2018 - January 23, 2018
Availability - 6 to 10 Guests
Photo Tour Cost - $6,495.00 Per Person (Based On Double Occupancy)
Photo tour cost includes all hotels in Costa Rica (11 nights), all meals in Costa Rica (32 total), transportation to and from San Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), private transportation within Costa Rica, all park entrance fees, all tour guides, and horseback riding to one remote location. 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 $1,500.00
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
$5,495.00 Balance Due on January 1, 2018
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 January 15, 2018, which gives us time to try to refill your space. If we receive your written cancellation request before January 15, 2018, 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 after January 15, 2018, and cancellations are not allowed within 45 days of the tour start date. No partial refunds are given for unused services. There is a $50.00 fee charged for all returned checks.