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2019 – Birds, Mammals & other Wildlife of Costa Rica Photography Holiday

January 1 - January 16

£3999  £3799
A Perched Keel Billed Toucan As Found In The Boca Tapada Region Of Costa Rica   Image Captured During The NaturesLens Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday
  • Amazing Birdlife & Wildlife

    of Costa Rica

    Join Ian Roberts & David Miles for 15 night/16 day of amazing wildlife photography of the diverse range of bird species & other wildlife that inhabit the various photographic locations that our tour visits.

    Our past event offers a huge range of species including keel-billed toucan, collared aracari, glass frog, green macaw, hummingbird, king vulture, red-eyed tree frog, resplendent quetzal & sloth plus many more.

    1st - 16th January 2019

    £3999  £3799 per participant

    Special offer pricing available, other conditions may apply.

    Group size: 3 participants - fully booked.

    Bookings closed: Fully booked.

    Fully booked

    Amazing Birdlife & Wildlife of Costa Rica - £3999  £3799 per participant

    Special offer pricing available, other conditions may apply.

    When
    1st - 16th January 2019
    Cost
    £3999  £3799 per participant
    Availability
    fully booked
    £3999  £3799 per participant - fully booked
  • Join NaturesLens on an exciting past event to capture images of the diverse bird species & other wildlife of Costa Rica; this trip is ideally suited to amateur & semi-pro wildlife photographers. With a wide selection of locations included within the itinerary for this past event, we will provide you with the best bird, mammal, amphibian, butterfly & invertebrate photography opportunities possible, capturing birds in flight, frogs within their habitats & various species interacting with one & other.

    Costa Rica truly is a wildlife photographer’s dream come true! Literally meaning ‘rich coast’ in Spanish, Costa Rica has a wealth of natural diversity & wildlife, making it one of the most bio-diverse places on earth.

    Join NaturesLens to capture images of the massive number of bird species & other wildlife of Costa Rica, in Costa Rica, during the Birds, Mammals & other Wildlife of Costa Rica past event. This past event is of 15 night/16 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £3999  £3799 per participant.

    The range of photographable species which thrive in Costa Rica is a sight to behold. From the red-eyed tree frog to king vultures, the species we will encounter are diverse, but they all live side by side making up a large proportion of the delicate local ecosystem which exists in this region.

    The various birds, that we will encounter can provide some of the most exciting wildlife photography opportunities, as their quick, unpredictable behaviour keeps us on our toes & enables captivating movement & in-flight imagery to be captured.

    Our 15 night/16 day past event to Costa Rica offers opportunities to photograph a huge range of native species, including keel-billed toucan, collared aracari, glass frog, green macaw, hummingbird, king vulture, red-eyed tree frog, resplendent quetzal & sloth, as well as many others. We offer a package of accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable) & food on a half board basis, to ensure that all you need to worry about is taking unique & mesmerising photographs.

    Sunrise & sunset are often considered the prime times of day for creative photography, so unlike other holidays & tours, we ensure that our photography sessions make the most of these times of the day. This provides unrivalled exposure to the variety of species & the environment which inhabits the various regions included within our offering.

    This trip will be packed with photography opportunities, we will cover many miles taking in Costa Rica’s famously diverse wildlife … mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects & birds will ensure that this a trip that will make a huge impression.

    Under the guidance of Ian & David, our tour ventures to the Boca Tapada region, home to up to 350 different species of birds, among them the Collared Aracari, the Keel-billed Toucan & the Great Green Macaw; to Sarapiqui to photograph the various frogs, snakes & hummingbirds that our local guides will locate for us, then to a rainforest lodge, with stunning panoramic views of the famous Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal, the lodge is set within 2000 acres of rainforest filled with exotic birds, wild animals & tropical vegetation.

    On to the San Gerardo De Dota Valley, where we will be seeking out the Resplendent Quetzal, this bird is considered to be the startling emerald jewel of the cloud forest. Finally, we head to, Selva Verde, here we can expect to photograph up to 3 species of toucans & other colourful birds of Costa Rica like Tanagers, Motmots and Trogons.

    The weather can vary between different times of day in this region at this time of year, so we advise that you bring layers & prepare for somewhat unpredictable weather conditions. Join NaturesLens for an amazing trip to photograph the diverse & startling wildlife of Costa Rica, a wildlife photography experience you will never forget.

    Places are limited, so book today!

    Photographable Species: collared aracari, glass frog, green macaw, hummingbird, keel-billed toucan, king vulture, red-eyed tree frog, resplendent quetzal, sloth

    Birds, Mammals & other Wildlife of Costa Rica Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1 - tuesday - 1st january, 2019

    arrive juan santamaría international airport, san jose, costa rica

    day 2 - wednesday - 2nd january, 2019

    transfer to boca tapada, ½ day photography in boca tapada area

    day 3 - thursday - 3rd january, 2019

    full-day photography in boca tapada area

    day 4 - friday - 4th january, 2019

    full-day photography in boca tapada area

    day 5 - saturday - 5th january, 2019

    full-day photography in boca tapada area, transfer to sarapiquí

    day 6 - sunday - 6th january, 2019

    full-day of frog photography in sarapiquí area

    day 7 - monday - 7th january, 2019

    ½ day of snake-day photography, followed by evening of frog photography in sarapiquí area

    day 8 - tuesday - 8th january, 2019

    ½ day of macaw photography, followed by ½ day of hummingbird photography in sarapiquí area, & transfer to arenal area

    day 9 - wednesday - 9th january, 2019

    full-day of photography in arenal volcano area

    day 10 - thursday - 10th january, 2019

    transfer to san gerardo de dota valley

    day 11 - friday - 11th january, 2019

    full-day quetzal photography

    day 12 - saturday - 12th january, 2019

    ½ day quetzal photography, transfer to selva verde

    day 13 - sunday - 13th january, 2019

    full-day photography at selva verde

    day 14 - monday - 14th january, 2019

    full-day photography at selva verde

    day 15 - tuesday - 15th january, 2019

    full-day photography at selva verde

    day 16 - wednesday - 16th january, 2019

    transfer to juan santamaría international airport, san jose, costa rica

  • 25%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable)
    • Airport Transfers
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a half board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guides
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Karen - Puffins of Skomer Island - June 2017

      NaturesLens guides are knowledgeable in making sure you get the shots you want & are great fun to be around.

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    How to Book
    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant past event event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this past event, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected past event, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we would recommend that you have available, an array of lenses from a macro lens, an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 70-200mm or 100-400mm, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some environment or landscape shots.

    If you own a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 within the recommended focal length, bring it! These will allow you to focus on your subject faster & will also be useful in low light conditions.

    You should also pack a tripod to help steady your lens, especially when you are out photographing at dawn & dusk. Last but not least, don't forget to pack a flash or lighting unit.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, we recommend that you pack neutral coloured t-shirts teamed with neutral coloured trousers & a hat to protect your head from the sun. January is the best time to visit Costa Rica as it is the dry season with maybe a little rain in the afternoon or evening showers. For this reason, you should also bring a waterproof jacket & waterproof trousers so you are covered for all eventualities. A fleece would also be useful for the cool evenings.

    Sandals or easy shoes are great for the hotel but you will need sensible shoes for when you are out & about.

    Don't forget to pack your sunglasses, plenty of sunscreen & insect repellent!

    Additional Notes
    The past event itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens past events require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the past event may not go ahead. This past event has a minimum participant level of 3 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a past event to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given past event. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any past event.
    Payment of deposit by past event participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Birds, Mammals & other Wildlife of Costa Rica Photography Holiday Summary

    The Birds, Mammals & other Wildlife of Costa Rica past event costs £3999  £3799 per participant

    & takes place in various photographic locations in Costa Rica, between the dates of 1st - 16th January 2019. It is ideal for photographing collared aracari, glass frog, green macaw, hummingbird, keel-billed toucan, king vulture, red-eyed tree frog, resplendent quetzal, sloth & more. This past event is led by Ian Roberts & David Miles for NaturesLens. Group size for this past event is a minimum of 3 participants & a maximum of 3, plus Ian & David. We consider this to be an event of Medium level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The past event starts & ends at Juan Santamaría International Airport. Transfers between Juan Santamaría International Airport & various photographic locations are included in the cost of this past event.

    Birds, Mammals & other Wildlife of Costa Rica Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £800 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: October 1st, 2018*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: December 1st, 2019.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault

    NaturesLens Limited is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with ''The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992'' all passengers booking with NaturesLens Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.

    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Limited.

    This insurance has been arranged by Towergate Chapman Stevens through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    Start:
    1st - 16th January 2019
    Cost:
    £3999  £3799 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    Costa Rica
    various photographic locations, Costa Rica

    Guides

    Ian Roberts
    David Miles