Keen photographers of all experience levels are invited to join David for this fourteen-night photography holiday in Sarapiqui & several other locations throughout the region's various eco-zones, including the Highlands, the Southern Pacific Lowlands & the Caribbean lowlands in . You will spend this fourteen-night trip travelling through this fascinating Central American country, taking opportunities to capture images of some of the beautiful wildlife that the region offers.


The fourteen-night photography holiday has an itinerary designed to photograph various species of the phenomenal Costa Rican wildlife, which is readily observed. Our schedule incorporates many opportunities to capture images of this fantastic country's iconic species.

Throughout the trip, the locations should provide opportunities for capturing images of American Crocodile, Fiery-billed Aracari, Glass Frog, Green Iguana, Keel-Billed Toucan, King Vulture, Northern Emerald-Toucanet, Red-eyed Tree Frog, Resplendent Quetzal, Spectacled Caiman, Three-toed Sloth, Two-toed Sloth, White-necked Jacobin Hummingbird, Yellow-throated Toucan & more should be possible.

Throughout this fourteen-night photography holiday, David, one of our photography guides, will be on hand to guide and lead you. will provide assistance and advice as needed and help you develop your skills. He will help you capture images of the various species we encounter throughout this journey through a truly unique country.
A Ghost Glass Frog Peering Over A Yellow Leaf Typical Of The Kind Of Image We Hope You Will Capture During Our Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday

Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday Itinerary

The following is the proposed itinerary for this photography holiday, it should be considered provisional & subject to change.
  • Day 1 - Arrive San Jose Airport - transfer to San Gerardo de Dota - overnight San Gerardo de Dota
  • Day 2 - Quetzal Photography followed by Multi-Flash Hummingbird Photography - overnight San Gerardo de Dota
  • Day 3 - Transfer to Sarapiqui, followed by 1/2 Day Frog Photography - overnight Sarapiqui
  • Day 4 - Full-day Frog & Snake Photography - overnight Sarapiqui
  • Day 5 - Emerald Toucanet & Coati Photography - overnight Sarapiqui
  • Day 6 - Hummingbird & Other Bird Photography - overnight Sarapiqui
  • Day 7 - Butterfly Photography - overnight Sarapiqui
  • Day 8 - Transfer to Boca Topada followed by boat trip on Rio San Carlos - overnight Boca Topada
  • Day 9 - Deck Photography of Toucans then King Vulture Photography & evening of Multi-flash Bat Photography - overnight Boca Topada
  • Day 10 - Transfer to Monteverde followed by Feeder photography - overnight Monteverde
  • Day 11 - Feeder photography - overnight Monteverde
  • Day 12 - transfer to Quespos - overnight Quespos
  • Day 13 - All-day Tour in Manuel Antonio area - overnight Quespos
  • Day 14 - Transfer to Tarcoles followed by Tarcoles River Cruise in Afternoon - overnight Tarcoles
  • Day 15 - Tarcoles River Cruise in Morning & Transfer to San Jose - overnight Flight to Home Location
A Basilisk In Its Environment Typical Of The Kind Of Image We Hope You Will Capture During Our Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday

Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday highlights

We have taken care to refine the itinerary for this wildlife photography holiday; as such, we consider the following to be amongst the highlights of this tour.
  • Multi centre trip to some of the best locations within Costa Rica for bird, mammal, amphibian & reptile photography
  • Many opportunities for capturing birds in flight
  • One of the most bio-diverse places on earth with a huge range of native species
  • Opportunities to capture images of many of Costa Rica's iconic frog species
  • Capture images of the Keel-billed Toucan, the Collared Aracari & many hummingbirds in the Caribbean lowlands
  • Photography sessions specifically for capturing images of King Vultures
  • Photograph the Volcano Hummingbird & Resplendent Quetzal in the Costa Rican Highlands
  • Multiple boat trips to capture images of the wildlife on the rivers of Costa Rica
  • Photography of the many tanagers, motmot, trogons & other species
  • Photograph the Fiery-billed Aracari, which is found only on the slopes of southern Costa Rica & western Panama
  • Opportunities for photography of Hummingbirds using both natural light & multiflash sessions
  • Opportunities for macro photography of frogs & reptiles
  • Our itinerary is planned for peak dry season - the optimum time for photography within Costa Rica
  • Small group size - a maximum of only six participants - means that we can stay in small lodges often away from the crowds
  • Great guide to client ratio of 1:6
  • Guided by David Miles for NaturesLens with the assistance of local guides
  • Stay for fourteen-nights on a half-board, non-shared basis
  • Single occupancy accommodation is provided at no extra cost to you
  • Visit cloud & rainforests to photograph exotic birds, wild animals & tropical vegetation
A Chestnut Headed Oropendola Perched On The End Of A Tree Branch Typical Of The Kind Of Image We Hope You Will Capture During Our Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday

What will we be capturing images of during the Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday?

Please note that we cannot guarantee that any photography subject matter or specific behaviour will be present at any given location or time this is the nature of wildlife photography.
A Collared Aracari Perched On A Tree Branch Typical Of The Kind Of Image We Hope You Will Capture During Our Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday
A Basilisk Camouflaged In Its Environment Typical Of The Kind Of Image We Hope You Will Capture During Our Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday
A Caracara Looks Out Across The Grass Typical Of The Kind Of Image We Hope You Will Capture During Our Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance – it is a requirement when booking on any wildlife photography holiday scheduled by NaturesLens that you have adequate travel insurance, we suggest a policy from TrailFinders or Campbell Irvine.

Camera Insurance

Insuring your camera equipment before embarking on any wildlife photographic holiday is crucial. Our trips often involve venturing into remote, & sometimes unpredictable environments where accidents & unexpected incidents occur. Insuring your camera gear provides financial protection against theft, loss, or damage, ensuring your investment is safeguarded.

Wildlife photography involves capturing unique & irreplaceable moments, & without proper insurance, any unforeseen mishap could result in significant monetary losses. By insuring your equipment, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you’re covered in case of any unfortunate events, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of wildlife & capture stunning photographs without worry.

We recommend PhotoGuard for amateur photographers or Glover Howe, who we use.

A Portrait Of A Green Hermit Hummingbird Typical Of The Kind Of Image We Hope You Will Capture During Our Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday

You are invited to join us for our 15-day itinerary to travel within this Central American country taking opportunities to capture images of some of the beautiful Costa Rican wildlife that the various regions of the country offer

The Costa Rican Wildlife photography holiday is a fourteen-night duration event, that costs £5749 & takes place in Sarapiqui in Costa Rica, between the dates of 3rd - 17th December 2024. It is ideal for photographing some of the fantastic Costa Rican wildlife offered by the various regions of the country which we include upon our itinerary. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens.

The Costa Rican Wildlife photography holiday is offered on a half board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 7, plus David.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring easy effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Costa Rican Wildlife photography holiday starts & ends at Juan Santamaría International Airport. .

The Costa Rican Wildlife photography holiday requires a deposit of £1000 to secure a place.

The Costa Rican Wildlife photography holiday is a fourteen-night duration event, that costs £5749 & takes place in Sarapiqui in Costa Rica, between the dates of 3rd - 17th December 2024. It is ideal for photographing some of the fantastic Costa Rican wildlife offered by the various regions of the country which we include upon our itinerary. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens.

The Costa Rican Wildlife photography holiday is offered on a half board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 7, plus David.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring easy effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Costa Rican Wildlife photography holiday starts & ends at Juan Santamaría International Airport. .

The Costa Rican Wildlife photography holiday requires a deposit of £1000 to secure a place.

NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.

The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.

NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead.

In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. 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.

Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.

All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.

NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.

NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.

NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday participants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.

Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.

All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.

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