Coast to Coast Photo Expedition

Day 1/ San Jose. Arrival to San José. One of our representatives will meet you at the airport and our minivan will take you to our Hotel. Overnight at San Jose.

Day 2/ San Jose – Cloud Forest. Today begins with an early departure to Cloud Forest Area where we will have our first experience with the “Hummingbirds in Flight” setup.  The equipment consisting of 5 flashes, triggers, and receivers will be provided for this amazing photo session resulting in photos, which will “freeze the hummers in flight”. Overnight at same photography destination.  Included meals breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 3/ Cloud Forest Full Day.  Today we will go to a higher altitude for more hummingbird photo opportunities. This change of altitude between our lodge and our shooting location will provide a nice variety of species for our Hummingbirds in Flight setup. Using both locations, we may get 8 to 12 different species of hummingbirds with many different shooting opportunities Overnight at same photography destination.  Included meals breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 4/ Cloud Forest – Caribbean Side. Make sure to get a full breakfast because right after we will depart to our first Photography destination.  This is going to be our first chance to photograph some of the most amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica’s Rainforest, get ready to shoot the most beautiful and rare frogs that inhabit this area, the Red-eyed Leaf-frog, Glass frogs and many more at this amazing location. Overnight at same photography destination.  Included meals breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 5/ Caribbean Side Full day.  As everyday, a nice breakfast and an early cup of coffee will give you the “good morning” before we start shooting.  Today we will start with a full-day photo session of Toucans, and Tanagers. After lunch we head to the manager’s house where we can get photos some of the most colorful Tanagers, Honeycreepers, Euphonias, etc. of the new world tropics. This lodge is located on the northern part of Costa Rica. Overnight at same photography destination.  Included meals breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 6. Caribbean Side - Talamanca Area (highland birds, hummingbirds and Quetzals). It is time to change destinations to the Highlands of Costa Rica. This area will offer a completely new variety of species and photo opportunities. Here we will photograph beautiful hummingbirds to the amazing Quetzal. After a delicious lunch, the fun will begin as we start shooting some highland birds at our new location. Overnight at same photography destination.  Included meals breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 7. Talamanca Area Full day: Everyone will be ready for another photography adventure! This time our morning starts with the Famous Quetzal Quest. We will spend the entire day shooting the amazing Resplendent Quetzal, the bird you cannot miss if you come to Costa Rica. Overnight at same photography destination.  Included meals breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 8. Talamanca (highlands) – Mid Pacific location #1. This is an area that combines the Rainforest with gorgeous white sand beaches and amazing wildlife including monkeys, agoutis, lizards, iguanas, sloths, and many more. On the way there we will begin looking for the gorgeous Scarlet Macaws stopping at  several hotspots to get the perfect shot of this colorful bird. Overnight at same photography destination.  Included meals breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 9. Mid Pacific location #1 full day.

We will spend all day at Manuel Antonio National Park in the search of mammals, as mentioned before.  This National Park is full wildlife and there will be ample opportunities to get great shots of many different species.  Overnight at same photography destination.  Included meals breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 10. Mid Pacific location #1 – Mid Pacific location #2

This day we will leave with the main group right after breakfast from our highland destination to the International Airport. After dropping the group in the morning we will pick up a rental car and we will continue on our private extension. At our arrival we will get ready to continue shooting.  This time we will take a boat on the Tarcoles River looking for birds such as Boat-billed Herons, Caracaras, Lapwings, etc. There is also a good population of American Crocodiles giving us a great opportunity to photograph them as well. Overnight at same photography destination.  Included meals breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 11. Mid Pacific location #2 Full day (for Raptors, Owls and other species)

Today we will spend the entire day out of the Lodge. Our day will start shooting raptors starting with the gorgeous Bat Falcon.  We might get no less than 4-5 different species plus some other species like the Lesser-Ground Cuckoo, puff birds.  At dusk we will get ready to photograph Owls at nigh.  A good variety of them inhabit this area giving us the opportunity to get no less than 3-5 different species of them. Overnight at same photography destination.  Included meals breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 12. Manuel Antonio – San Jose airport.

This is going to be a transfer from the Hotel in Manuel Antonio to the International Airport.  Departure time from Manuel Antonio will depend on the flight information.

 

Departure dates coming soon

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