2019 – Birds, Mammals & other Wildlife of Costa Rica Photography Holiday
January 1 - January 16
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.
Sorry, all the available places for this photography holiday, Birds, Mammals & other Wildlife of Costa Rica, have already been reserved; however, there is another chance to join Ian & David, for a 15 day photography holiday packed with amazing opportunities to capture images of the diverse range of bird species & other wildlife that inhabit the locations that our Costa Rican wildlife photography tour encompasses. Our 2020 photography holiday offers a huge range of species including collared aracari, various types of frog, macaws, hummingbirds, keel-billed toucan, king vulture, resplendent quetzal plus many more. View details of the 2020 photography holiday
Amazing Birdlife & Wildlife of Costa Rica - £3999 £3799 per participant
Special offer pricing available, other conditions may apply.
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.
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.
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)
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
Any activities not listed on the itinerary
Meals not listed on the itinerary
Personal expenses of any type
Tips & Gratuities
Transportation to start location
What our clients say
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NaturesLens guides are knowledgeable in making sure you get the shots you want & are great fun to be around.
Make a Booking Enquiry
Sorry, all the available places for this past event, Birds, Mammals & other Wildlife of Costa Rica, have already been reserved; however, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case of any cancellations or to be notified should we decide to run another of these trips, please fill in the form below.
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 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.
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!
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
It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical & personal accident risks. This must include cover for the activities to be undertaken during the photography holiday. We also strongly recommend you take out cover for cancellation & curtailment & baggage cover. We have made use of the services of Campbell Irvine Insurance in the past, Campbell Irvine has policies which are specially designed for adventure holidays & are underwritten by AXA Insurance. As an alternative, check your standard travel insurance, many bank accounts include suitable insurance as part of a packaged deal. Personal Travel Insurance can be arranged directly at Campbell Irvine. For photographic insurance, we highly recommend the services of Glover & Howe. We have made use of their policies for a number of years now, adjustments, policy maintenance & claims are handled in an easy & professional manner by them.
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.
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.
Join David Miles in various photographic locations during December 2019 for a 15 day photography holiday; take the opportunity to capture images of the the massive number of bird species & other wildlife of Costa Rica; the NaturesLens Birds, Mammals & other Wildlife of Costa Rica photography holiday is offered on a half board, non-shared room basis, & costs £4399 per participant.