COSTA RICA

TOUR DETAILS

Pura Vida! Meaning Pure Life is a phrase used by the locals in Costa Rica but it's more than just a phrase - it is a way of life. The country is the size of West Virginia and holds close to 900 species of birds. Join us on an adventure across 3 different rainforest habitats to uncover some of the avian secrets this country holds.  

DEPARTURE DATES: 

Nov 8th - 19th 2021 (TOUR FULL) 
Nov 20th - 29th (TOUR FULL)
 
March 17th - 26th 2022 (2 SPOTS AVAILABLE)

Apr 12th - 22ND 2022 (1 SPOT AVAILABLE) 
May 1st - May 10th 2022 (TOUR FULL) 
July 7th - July 16th (NEW TOUR) 
August 7th - August16th (NEW TOUR) 
Nov 15th - Nov 25th (1 SPOT AVAILABLE) 
Dec 1st - Dec 11th (3 SPOTS AVAILABLE) 


TOUR LEADER:  Supreet Sahoo or Jorge G 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Little walking may be involved in certain lodges to reach your rooms (there will be arrangements to carry your luggage in that case) 

  • Most locations are relaxed with minimum to no hikes required 

 

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 4850 per person in shared accommodation 

  • Single supplement costs an additional USD 400 

  • A deposit amount of USD 1200 is required to book your spot 

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

WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

  • Lodging at all locations 

  • Meals as specified 

  • Bottled Water 

  • Land transportation in Costa Rica

  • Park entrance fees

  • Guides and Tour leaders fees

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Dinner on the first and last nights 

  • Any drinks other than what's included in the itinerary 

  • Visa fees 

  • Airfare 

  • Insurance 

  • Beverage 

  • Snacks 

  • Phone calls 

  • Laundry 

  • Tips 

  • COVID tests 

  • Cost of hospitalization and evacuation if necessary

 

PAYMENT POLICY

  • A 'non-refundable' deposit of USD 1000 of the Tour fee as booking amount 

  • The payment balance in full is due 90 days prior to the workshop date.

  • All figures per person.

  • Failure to make payments within this timeline could result in tour cancellation.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 50% of the payment if canceled 45 days before the tour start date 

  • 75% of the payment if canceled between 30- 45 days before the tour start date 

  • No refund if canceled within 30 days 

  • Changes made by the Tour Operator: The Tour Operator may modify your itinerary where reasonably required in its sole discretion.  

 

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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