COLOMBIA FEB 2020  

TOUR DETAILS

Colombia has become one of the hottest birding destinations in the world in recent years and at Tropical Photo Tours we have made the best arrangements to capture some very special endemics and near-endemics in this Andean Paradise. Read below to know more.. 

DEPARTURE DATES: 

Feb 9th - 16th, 2020 

ex Medellin International Airport

TOUR LEADERS:  Supreet Sahoo 

TARGET SPECIES: 

  • Multi-colored tanager 

  • Rainbow-bearded Thornbill 

  • Purple-backed Thornbill 

  • Red-ruffed Fruitcrow 

  • Saffron-crowned Tanager

  • Golden Tanager

  • Tourmaline Sunangel 

  • Red-headed Barbet

  • Lacrimose mountain tanager

  • Crimson-rumped toucanet

  • Saffron-bellied mountain tanager

  • Sword-billed Hummingbird

  • Shinning Sunbeam

  • Acorn woodpecker

  • Blue-winged mountain tanager

  • Rusty flowerpiercer

  • Highland motmot

  • Brown violetear 

  • Andean cock of the rock 

  • Great sapphirewing and many more species 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • This is a very relaxed trip and involves very little walking 

 

 

SUGGESTED GEAR:

 

  • Digital SLR 

  • Your longest telephoto lens 

  • A wide angle if you are interested in landscapes 

  • A flash with flash bracket (optional gear)  

 

HOW TO JOIN THE WORKSHOP?

 

  • Please read all terms and conditions 

  • Contact me using the contact form below 

  • If you are interested in private tours please let me know in your email 

 

TECHNICAL LEARNINGS

  • Basics of using fill flash in tropical bird photography 

  • Selection and set up of perches 

  • Post processing of images using Lightroom and Photoshop  

COST & TERMS 

  • The cost of this tour is USD 4000 per person in shared accommodation 

  • Single supplement costs an additional USD 400 

  • A deposit amount of USD 1000 is required to book your spot 

  • Please contact using the contact form for payment options. Bank transfer, check, PayPal options available  

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Lodging 

  • 3 meals per day 

  • Bottled Water 

  • Land transportation in Colombia

  • Park entrance fees

  • Guides and Tour leaders fees

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Dinner on the first night 

  • Any drinks other than whats included in the itinerary 

  • Visa fees 

  • Airfare 

  • Insurance 

  • Beverage 

  • Snacks 

  • Phone calls 

  • Laundry 

  • Tips 

  • Cost of hospitalization and evacuation if necessary

 

PAYMENT POLICY 

20% payment to confirm your seat and the remaining 60 days before the trip start date. 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY 

Booking amount is non-refundable. 

Remaining amount - 80% refund if canceled before 30 days of the tour. No refund beyond that period 

NON-PHOTOGRAPHER PARTNER POLICY

For an additional $2200 your partner or another family member can join this workshop but will not be able to take part in the photography activities but there will always be a ton to do at the lodges while you participate in the workshop.

 

HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS AT THE WORKSHOP

We usually try not to exceed 8 photographers per workshop to give our guests a unique experience. 

 

WHAT PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR TO BRING? 

We recommend bringing your longest telephoto lens, preferably 300mm or more. A full frame camera is good to have. Pack a ton of memory cards as well. 

 

A macro lens is highly recommended.

 

A sturdy tripod or monopod is required 

 

Since it can be rainy sometimes you might want to get some sort of a rain jacket as well. 

 

WHAT KIND OF NON-PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR TO BRING?

Laptop, memory card readers, bug spray, sunscreen, silica gel sachets to keep your camera dry  

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your trip investment and yourself while traveling. 

 

Our tours do not take the liability for your flight cancelations, medical expenses, gear damage, accidents, natural disasters, extended stays and other unforeseen emergencies.  

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