From Rainforest to Cloud Forest Photo Expedition

Day 1. Transfer In. San Jose Airport - Hotel. Our private transportation and Naturalist/Photography Guide will take you to your Hotel in San Jose. Overnight at San Jose.

Day 2. San Jose – Lowlands of the Caribbean side (Lowland tropical birds, parrots toucans, tanagers, etc)
This is an amazing destination that literally can guarantee all these beautiful birds. Our day will start with an early breakfast at our hotel, followed by a bus ride to the lowlands of the Caribbean side of CR. Our bus route will take us throughout the countryside and farming areas. Upon our arrival we will get ready to start shooting and becoming familiar with the photography conditions of the tropics. Our Biologist/Photographer guide will be there at all times helping you with this. Before dinner you are encouraged to join our Photo experts for a discussion and some advice about photography in the Tropics. Overnight at the same photography location. All the meals and entrances are included.

Day 3. Lowlands of the Caribbean side Full Day.
Today the group will split into 2 sections. In the morning part of the group will visit a private garden for a variety of colorful small and medium size birds. The other half will remain at the lodge shooting for medium and large species birds. In the afternoon the groups will switch locations, providing equal opportunities for everyone since there is constant birding activity all day at both shooting sites. At night there will be an opportunity to photograph Caimans in their natural environment at the lodge’s lake. These caimans are wild but have found a safe place to live enabling us with a chance to get some great shots. Overnight at the same photography location. All the meals and entrances are included.

Day 4. Lowlands of the Caribbean side Full Day.
Today the group will split in 2 again; same plans as the day before but this time those who went in the morning to the private garden will go in the afternoon and vice versa. So in the morning, part of the group will visit a private garden for a large variety of colorful small and medium size birds. The other half will remain at the lodge shooting for medium and large species birds. In the afternoon we will switch groups again, giving equal opportunities for everyone since there is constant birding activity all day at both shooting locations. At night there will be an opportunity again to photograph Caimans in their natural environment at the lodge’s lake. These caimans are wild but have found a safe place to live enabling us with the chance to get some great shots. Overnight at the same photography location. All the meals and entrances are included.

Day 5. Low lands of the Caribbean side – Sarapiqui.
The day will start with a nutritious breakfast and a final opportunity to get another 1000 photos of all the beautiful tropical birds that visit our lodge facilities. Around midmorning we will depart to our new destination. After our arrival we will enjoy a delicious lunch and will get ready for macro photo session of frogs. There will be no less than 8 different types of frogs in their natural habitat with a controlled environment for photography. You will see the famous “Red-eyed Leaf-frog” to the little “Glass frogs” whose bodies are transparent. For those who don’t have a macro lens, we will work also with composition using the flowers and different elements that we will find at this amazing place. Overnight at the same photography location. All the meals and entrances are included.

Day 6. Sarapiqui - Talamanca Area (Highlands of Costa Rica, highland birds, hummingbirds and Quetzals)
It is time to change destinations to the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica. This area will offers a completely new variety of species and photo opportunities. Here we will photograph beautiful hummingbirds to the amazing Quetzal. At our arrival we will enjoy a delicious lunch and right after the fun will begin as we start shooting Hummingbirds in Flight. Overnight at the same photography location, all the meals and entrances are included.

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 morning looking for and shooting the amazing Resplendent Quetzal. In the afternoon, there will be one more session of hummingbirds in flight and highlands bird photography to complete our final photography day in Costa Rica. Overnight at the same photography location. All the meals and entrances are included

Day 8. Talamanca Area – San Jose International Airport.
A private transfer will take you to the international airport. Please make sure your departure flight leaves in the afternoon/evening.

 

Available departures 2017

Oct 21-28

Oct 28-Nov 4

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