THE WILDLIFE OF
COSTA RICA

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER MATTIAS A. KLUM

THE WILDLIFE OF COSTA RICA

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER MATTIAS A. KLUM

COUNTRY: Costa Rica   PHOTO TYPE: Wildlife   TRIP LENGTH: 14 days   GROUP SIZE: 8-15 guests   DATES: 31/3-13/4 2022   PRICE: USD 5 950


Experience Costa Rica’s rainforest and its amazing wildlife together with National Geographic photographer Mattias. A Klum.

Costa Rica is a nature photographer’s paradise – beautiful national parks, vast volumes of birds and other animals, rainforests, volcanoes as well as a vast biodiversity that transcends most other countries. Take this opportunity to accompany Mattias A. Klum – world famous National Geographic photographer– on an unforgettable photo tour to this tropical paradise. During the trip, we will photograph everything from tiny insects, spiders, frogs and snakes to larger animals such as bears, deer and tapirs. We will capture the wildlife of Costa Rica’s incredible national parks, including the famous Tortuguero National Park.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Participation and personal tutoring by Mattias A. Klum

  • Experience many of the country’s best national parks.

  • Capture the Costa Rican rain forests and its amazing birdlife.

  • Night walks through the rainforest.

  • Crocodile photography on the Tarcoles River.

  • Visit to La Selva Biological Reserve.

  • Great accommodation connected to the national parks.

  • Workshops and lectures by Mattias A. Klum during the trip.

  • Post processing with Iris Alexandrov Klum.

COUNTRY: Costa Rica 

PHOTO TYPE: Wildlife  

TRIP LENGTH: 14 days  

GROUP SIZE: 8-15 guests

DATES: March 31 – April 13, 2022

PRICE:  USD 5 950


Experience Costa Rica’s rainforest and its amazing wildlife together with National Geographic photographer Mattias. A Klum.

Costa Rica is a nature photographer’s paradise – beautiful national parks, vast volumes of birds and other animals, rainforests, volcanoes as well as a vast biodiversity that transcends most other countries. Take this opportunity to accompany Mattias A. Klum – world famous National Geographic photographer– on an unforgettable photo tour to this tropical paradise. During the trip, we will photograph everything from tiny insects, spiders, frogs and snakes to larger animals such as bears, deer and tapirs. We will capture the wildlife of Costa Rica’s incredible national parks, including the famous Tortuguero National Park.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Participation and personal tutoring by Mattias A. Klum

  • Experience many of the country’s best national parks.

  • Capture the Costa Rican rain forests and its amazing birdlife.

  • Night walks through the rainforest.

  • Crocodile photography on the Tarcoles River.

  • Visit to La Selva Biological Reserve.

  • Great accommodation connected to the national parks.

  • Workshops and lectures by Mattias A. Klum during the trip.

  • Post processing with Iris Alexandrov Klum.

DESTINATION INFO

DESTINATION INFO

COSTA RICA

Costa Rica is located in Central America and borders Nicaragua, Panama, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The capital, San José, is home to about a third of the country’s 4.2 million inhabitants. The climate in Costa Rica is subtropical, and tropical in the lowlands, but slightly colder in the central highlands. The country has two seasons; rain and dry period. The rainy season lasts from May to November, which often causes floods in the lowlands. The dry season usually lasts between December to April. The temperature in the lowlands of Costa Rica is around 20-30 Celsius, with minor variations depending on the season.

Costa Rica is home to a great diversity of plants and animals. Although the country occupies only 0.1% of the world’s total land mass, the biodiversity is as much as 5% of the world’s animals and plants, corresponding to between 500,000 and one million different species. Including 50,000 different species of insects, 208 different species of mammals, 850 species of birds and just over 200 reptile species, of which about half are snakes. As much as 27% of Costa Rica’s area is set aside for national parks, nature reserves and nature reserves.

 

LOS QUETZALES NATIONAL PARK

Los Quetzales National Park was established in 2006 and extends over 5,000 hectares, comprising three types of rainforest and 14 ecosystems. The park’s terrain varies greatly from mountains to lakes, rivers and rainforest. Exotic flowers add splashes of color to the otherwise dense green rainforest. In this ecosystem you will find a large number of species of flora and fauna, some of which are endemic to the area.

CARARA NATIONAL PARK

The park has a unique location between the Amazon and Mesoamerican and houses different flora and fauna from the respective habitat. The name of the park means crocodile, which you understand when traveling on Tarcoles River, inhabited by large amounts of crocodiles. The park is a paradise for bird photographers ranging from colorful parrots such as macaws and several species of toucan to king fishers and herons.

BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK

Braulio Carrillo National Park is the largest national park in central Costa Rica with an area of ​​476 square kilometers. The park consists of dense rainforest and is home to nearly 6,000 species of plants. The highest point in the park is the inactive Barva volcano which, with its 2,906 meters, rises high above the rainforest. Among the over 500 bird species in the park are beautiful quetzals, toucans and different eagles. About 150 mammals also live in the park including jaguars, wild boar, black bear, deer, tapir and bats.

TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK

The name Tortuguero can be translated into “Land of Turtles” and this national park is home to spider monkeys, howler monkeys as well as capuchin monkeys and the three toed sloth. It also houses over 320 bird species and a vast variety of reptiles. Tortugeuero offers incredible diversity, such as rainforests, swamps, lagoons, beaches and rivers, all set in a beautiful tropical climate. The deep jungle spreads out like a vast canal landscape and opens into the Caribbean Sea. The giant turtles, however, are the park’s major attraction. On the beaches around Tortuguero, four different species of turtles lay their eggs each year.

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY • March 31 – April 13, 2022

During the trip, Mattias, who has been to Costa Rica many times, will give lectures on animal conservation and the human impact on our planet. During several evenings we will also work with image editing as well discussing each other’s images. To help with this, in addition to Mattias, we also have his partner Iris Alexandrov Klum who is an artist and has extensive experience of image processing. During the trip, we will also be able to discuss everything from camera technology, equipment details, image composition, light, timing and how to build a story in both words and images. For those of you who are interested in how to establish yourself as a professional photographer, this can of course also be discussed. Exactly which days lectures and image processing will be carried out depends on the weather and other local conditions.

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL SAN JOSE
We check in at Hotel Sleep Inn located close to the airport in the afternoon. Here you are welcomed by photographer Mattias A. Klum  and a tour leader from Zoom. As many flights arrive late in the afternoon or in the evening and considering the time change, we will only have a simple gathering at the hotel bar for those who wish to.

DAY 2 – SAN JOSE TO SAN GERARDO DE DOTA
After an early breakfast we depart to San Gerardo de Dota, about a three-hour bus ride from San Jose. When we arrive, we check in for two nights at Trogon Lodge, beautifully located in a narrow valley and surrounded by lush rainforest. Before we get out on our first photo session, lunch is served at the hotel. In the afternoon we follow one of the many hiking trails through the dense forest vegetation as we explore and photograph the local wildlife. The area around San Gerardo de Dota is a paradise for bird photographers and we will have some great opportunities to spot the rare and beautiful Quetzal. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 – SAN GERARDO DE DOTA
We continue to explore more of Los Quetzales National Park and with help of our local expert guides in search of more birds and animals. One of our main goals of this day is to be able to photograph the picturesque Quetzal. In Los Quetzales National Park We have our best chance of observing this rare and timid bird at Los Quetzales National Park in all of Costa Rica. (B, L, D)

DAY 4 – SAN GERARDO DE DOTA TO TARCOLES
We depart early in the morning for Tarcoles, a journey of about 5-6 hours. Along the way we will go for a walk in the Tarcoles River Delta located very close to Carara National Park. Here we can find a large variety of mammals, birds and reptiles. This is also a breeding ground for the colorful macaws as well as the large Costa Rican crocodiles – some up to seven feet in length. The area is home to 250 bird species, such as tyrant flycatchers, trogons, orioles and hummingbirds. During the period from October to April, you can also spot osprey, terns, pelicans and frigate birds. Upon arrival at Tarcoles we check in at Macaw Lodge where we will stay for two nights. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 – TARCOLES
During this day we will visit Carara National Park. . This park is an absolute paradise for bird photographers with its dense rainforest and mangrove swamps. Here you can capture everything from colorful parrots and toucans to kingfishers and heron. Other animals in the park include various species of wild boar, monkeys, poison dart frogs, snakes and crocodiles. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 – TARCOLES TO BOCA TAPADA DE SAN CARLOS
After breakfast and check-out, it’s time to head towards Boca Tapada de San Carlos. We will experience the Arenal Hanging Bridges located in a wonderful 600-acre large nature reserve. During a three kilometer walk into the rainforest, we will cross over approximately 15 bridges, six of them are hanging bridges high up in the tree canopies. One of the bridges is called The Waterfall Bridge and runs 60 meters above the ground, another is called The Tyra Bridge and is almost 100 meters long. Here you will have the opportunity to really experience and photograph the rainforest from above. In this natural paradise, there are over 250 species of birds as well as many different reptiles like the boa constrictor, common basilisk and poison dart frog. In the park there are also thousands of beautiful insects and colorful butterflies. Late in the afternoon we check into our lodge, La Laguna del Lagarto, beautifully located around the corner from the rainforest. Here you will experience toucans, aracaris and other small birds at about a 5-10m distance. In the ponds that are located close to the lodge you can find a massive amount of caimans, the largest is about 2.5-3m long and is called “Agressivo” which means aggressive in Spanish. If you dare you can take the chance to borrow a canoe to get even closer.(B, L, D)

DAY 7 – BOCA TAPADA DE SAN CARLOS
In the morning we will enjoy a hearty breakfast outside on the large balcony of the lodge as the birds welcome us to the new day. In the garden of the lodge you can find both owls and various types of woodpeckers nesting. During the day we will be photographing and exploring the rainforest and its abundant wildlife with the help of our local nature guides. We will hike on the trails through the forest as well as padd canoes on the nearby waterways. The area is a bird paradise, so the lodge has made a list of all the birds in the area, how easy they are to spot and during what times of the year you can see them. In addition to birds, there are also snakes, spiders, frogs, monkeys and many other exotic animals all within reach from our lodge. If you feel like it, you can also rent a hide ($ 75 per person) to get the opportunity to photograph the beautiful king vulture. We will also do a night walk in the rainforest to experience the forest and its animals after dark. If you walk down to the ponds located close to the lodge, you can also see the red eyes of the caimans shining in the water. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 – BOCA TAPADA DE SAN CARLOS TO SARAPIQUI
After check-out, our journey continues to Sarapiqui and Selva Verde Lodge, where we check in for the two upcoming nights. In the afternoon we will embark on a photo walk into the dense and lush rainforest of La Selva Biological Reserve. This reserve was created in 1554, originally for scientific purposes, and has since become a leading research center for Costa Rica ecology. In the park there are some of the most immaculate primary tropical areas of rainforest throughout Costa Rica. There are about 1,000 species of trees in the park, as well as 420 documented bird species, including the near extinct great green macaw. You can observe about half of the mammal species found in Costa Rica and the majority of the country’s various butterflies in this vast biological reserve. If we are really lucky we will also have the chance to photograph jaguars, ocelot and its close relative, margay. In the park there are also 55 species of snakes as well as many species of frogs. (B, L, D)

DAY 9 – PHOTO EXPEDITION IN THE RAINFOREST
The day will be dedicated to a visit to Braulio Carrillo National Park where we hope to be able to photograph much of the park’s incredible wild life. Among the 500 bird species in the park you can find the beautiful quetzal, various species of toucans, bare necked umberella bird, gold-browned chlorophonia and much more. Mammals include capuchin monkeys, jaguars, wild boars, bears, deer, tapir, northern tamandúa, raccoons, ozelot, and a large number of reptiles. (F, L, M)

DAY 10 – BRAULIO CARRILLO TO TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
In the morning immediately after check-out, we will board a boat and head out on the canals towards Tortuguero National Park, whose main attraction is the giant sea turtles laying their eggs on the beaches. Upon arrival at Aninga Lodge, lunch isfollowed by a visit to the Caribbean Conservation Center. This center was established in 1959 by Dr. Archie Carr at the University of Florida for the purpose of studying and protecting sea turtles. Two years later he started tagging sea turtles, which still continues today. (B, L, D)

DAY 11 – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
Early in the morning we take a boat trip along the canals of Tortuguero National Park to experience the sunrise on the water. A late breakfast is served at the lodge when we come back and afterwards there will betime for some image processing and a relaxing break by the swimming pool. In the afternoon, we will further explore Tortuguero’s beautiful canals. The park has a large biodiversity, with no less than 11 biological environments including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamp, beaches and lagoons. As the park is located in a tropical climate with no less than 6 400 mm of rain per year, the humidity is very high. Tortuguero is home to many different species of spiders and monkeys as well as sloths, jaguars, caimans, 320 bird species and a variety of reptiles (B,L,D)

DAY 12 – PHOTO EXPEDITION IN THE RAINFOREST
This morning we will head out on a similar boat trip as yesterday. In addition to this, we take a walk to experience the incredible wildlife surrounding the lodge. It is enough to open your door and you can meet both howler monkey, spider monkey, sloths, raccoons, toucans and macaws. If you want to take a walk on your own, you can easily follow the great walking trails around the lodge. If you just want to relax and gather your strength, you have a nice pool and spa facility at the lodge. (F, L, M)

DAY 13 – TORTUGUERO TO SAN JOSE
After an early morning trip on the canals we will have a great breakfast before checking out and eventually begin our return to San Jose. In the afternoon we will check in at  Alta Las Palomas Hotel.  The evening will be spent with a nice final dinner together where Mattias also will announce the best photo of the trip. The photo will go on to the finals in our contest Photo of the year 2022 (B, L, D)

DAY 14 – JOURNEY HOME
After breakfast we will check out and leave for the airport. Transport back home on your own. (B)

Photo of the tour 2019 – Susanne Eriksson

TOUR ITINERARY • March 31 – April 13, 2022

During the trip, Mattias, who has been to Costa Rica many times, will give lectures on animal conservation and the human impact on our planet. During several evenings we will also work with image editing as well discussing each other’s images. To help with this, in addition to Mattias, we also have his partner Iris Alexandrov Klum who is an artist and has extensive experience of image processing. During the trip, we will also be able to discuss everything from camera technology, equipment details, image composition, light, timing and how to build a story in both words and images. For those of you who are interested in how to establish yourself as a professional photographer, this can of course also be discussed. Exactly which days lectures and image processing will be carried out depends on the weather and other local conditions.

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL SAN JOSE
We check in at Hotel Sleep Inn located close to the airport in the afternoon. Here you are welcomed by photographer Mattias A. Klum  and a tour leader from Zoom. As many flights arrive late in the afternoon or in the evening and considering the time change, we will only have a simple gathering at the hotel bar for those who wish to.

DAY 2 – SAN JOSE TO SAN GERARDO DE DOTA
After an early breakfast we depart to San Gerardo de Dota, about a three-hour bus ride from San Jose. When we arrive, we check in for two nights at Trogon Lodge, beautifully located in a narrow valley and surrounded by lush rainforest. Before we get out on our first photo session, lunch is served at the hotel. In the afternoon we follow one of the many hiking trails through the dense forest vegetation as we explore and photograph the local wildlife. The area around San Gerardo de Dota is a paradise for bird photographers and we will have some great opportunities to spot the rare and beautiful Quetzal. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 – SAN GERARDO DE DOTA
We continue to explore more of Los Quetzales National Park and with help of our local expert guides in search of more birds and animals. One of our main goals of this day is to be able to photograph the picturesque Quetzal. In Los Quetzales National Park We have our best chance of observing this rare and timid bird at Los Quetzales National Park in all of Costa Rica. (B, L, D)

DAY 4 – SAN GERARDO DE DOTA TO TARCOLES
We depart early in the morning for Tarcoles, a journey of about 5-6 hours. Along the way we will go for a walk in the Tarcoles River Delta located very close to Carara National Park. Here we can find a large variety of mammals, birds and reptiles. This is also a breeding ground for the colorful macaws as well as the large Costa Rican crocodiles – some up to seven feet in length. The area is home to 250 bird species, such as tyrant flycatchers, trogons, orioles and hummingbirds. During the period from October to April, you can also spot osprey, terns, pelicans and frigate birds. Upon arrival at Tarcoles we check in at Macaw Lodge where we will stay for two nights. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 – TARCOLES
During this day we will visit Carara National Park. This park is an absolute paradise for bird photographers with its dense rainforest and mangrove swamps. Here you can capture everything from colorful parrots and toucans to kingfishers and heron. Other animals in the park include various species of wild boar, monkeys, poison dart frogs, snakes and crocodiles. (B, L, D)

 DAY 6 – TARCOLES TO BOCA TAPADA DE SAN CARLOS
After breakfast and check-out, it’s time to head towards Boca Tapada de San Carlos. We will experience the Arenal Hanging Bridges located in a wonderful 600-acre large nature reserve. During a three kilometer walk into the rainforest, we will cross over approximately 15 bridges, six of them are hanging bridges high up in the tree canopies. One of the bridges is called The Waterfall Bridge and runs 60 meters above the ground, another is called The Tyra Bridge and is almost 100 meters long. Here you will have the opportunity to really experience and photograph the rainforest from above. In this natural paradise, there are over 250 species of birds as well as many different reptiles like the boa constrictor, common basilisk and poison dart frog. In the park there are also thousands of beautiful insects and colorful butterflies. Late in the afternoon we check into our lodge, La Laguna del Lagarto, beautifully located around the corner from the rainforest. Here you will experience toucans, aracaris and other small birds at about a 5-10m distance. In the ponds that are located close to the lodge you can find a massive amount of caimans, the largest is about 2.5-3m long and is called “Agressivo” which means aggressive in Spanish. If you dare you can take the chance to borrow a canoe to get even closer.(B, L, D)

DAY 7 – BOCA TAPADA DE SAN CARLOS
In the morning we will enjoy a hearty breakfast outside on the large balcony of the lodge as the birds welcome us to the new day. In the garden of the lodge you can find both owls and various types of woodpeckers nesting. During the day we will be photographing and exploring the rainforest and its abundant wildlife with the help of our local nature guides. We will hike on the trails through the forest as well as padd canoes on the nearby waterways. The area is a bird paradise, so the lodge has made a list of all the birds in the area, how easy they are to spot and during what times of the year you can see them. In addition to birds, there are also snakes, spiders, frogs, monkeys and many other exotic animals all within reach from our lodge. If you feel like it, you can also rent a hide ($ 75 per person) to get the opportunity to photograph the beautiful king vulture. We will also do a night walk in the rainforest to experience the forest and its animals after dark. If you walk down to the ponds located close to the lodge, you can also see the red eyes of the caimans shining in the water. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 – BOCA TAPADA DE SAN CARLOS TO SARAPIQUI
After check-out, our journey continues to Sarapiqui and Selva Verde Lodge, where we check in for the two upcoming nights. In the afternoon we will embark on a photo walk into the dense and lush rainforest of La Selva Biological Reserve. This reserve was created in 1554, originally for scientific purposes, and has since become a leading research center for Costa Rica ecology. In the park there are some of the most immaculate primary tropical areas of rainforest throughout Costa Rica. There are about 1,000 species of trees in the park, as well as 420 documented bird species, including the near extinct great green macaw. You can observe about half of the mammal species found in Costa Rica and the majority of the country’s various butterflies in this vast biological reserve. If we are really lucky we will also have the chance to photograph jaguars, ocelot and its close relative, margay. In the park there are also 55 species of snakes as well as many species of frogs. (B, L, D)

DAY 9 – PHOTO EXPEDITION IN THE RAINFOREST
The day will be dedicated to a visit to Braulio Carrillo National Park where we hope to be able to photograph much of the park’s incredible wild life. Among the 500 bird species in the park you can find the beautiful quetzal, various species of toucans, bare necked umberella bird, gold-browned chlorophonia and much more. Mammals include capuchin monkeys, jaguars, wild boars, bears, deer, tapir, northern tamandúa, raccoons, ozelot, and a large number of reptiles. (F, L, M)

DAY 10 – BRAULIO CARRILLO TO TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
In the morning immediately after check-out, we will board a boat and head out on the canals towards Tortuguero National Park, whose main attraction is the giant sea turtles laying their eggs on the beaches. Upon arrival at Aninga Lodge, lunch isfollowed by a visit to the Caribbean Conservation Center. This center was established in 1959 by Dr. Archie Carr at the University of Florida for the purpose of studying and protecting sea turtles. Two years later he started tagging sea turtles, which still continues today. (B, L, D)

DAY 11 – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
Early in the morning we take a boat trip along the canals of Tortuguero National Park to experience the sunrise on the water. A late breakfast is served at the lodge when we come back and afterwards there will betime for some image processing and a relaxing break by the swimming pool. In the afternoon, we will further explore Tortuguero’s beautiful canals. The park has a large biodiversity, with no less than 11 biological environments including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamp, beaches and lagoons. As the park is located in a tropical climate with no less than 6 400 mm of rain per year, the humidity is very high. Tortuguero is home to many different species of spiders and monkeys as well as sloths, jaguars, caimans, 320 bird species and a variety of reptiles (B,L,D)

DAY 12 – PHOTO EXPEDITION IN THE RAINFOREST
This morning we will head out on a similar boat trip as yesterday. In addition to this, we take a walk to experience the incredible wildlife surrounding the lodge. It is enough to open your door and you can meet both howler monkey, spider monkey, sloths, raccoons, toucans and macaws. If you want to take a walk on your own, you can easily follow the great walking trails around the lodge. If you just want to relax and gather your strength, you have a nice pool and spa facility at the lodge. (F, L, M)

DAY 13 – TORTUGUERO TO SAN JOSE
After an early morning trip on the canals we will have a great breakfast before checking out and eventually begin our return to San Jose. In the afternoon we will check in at  Alta Las Palomas Hotel.  The evening will be spent with a nice final dinner together where Mattias also will announce the best photo of the trip. The photo will go on to the finals in our contest Photo of the year 2022 (B, L, D)

DAY 14 – JOURNEY HOME
After breakfast we will check out and leave for the airport. Transport back home on your own. (B)

Photo of the tour 2019 – Susanne Eriksson

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOTGRAPHER

MATTIAS A. KLUM • Nat Geo Photographer

Mattias Klum is a photographer, cinematographer and director. In an artistic way that is entirely his own, he describes and portrays animals, plants and natural and cultural settings in the form of articles, books, films and exhibitions. Since 1997, Mattias has produced multiple articles and thirteen cover stories for National Geographic magazine. He has produced 12 film projects and published 16 books to date. Klum is also an internationally sought-after lecturer and has given more than 3000 lectures worldwide. His photographs have been shown in one-man exhibitions at renowned museums and art galleries all around the world. He has been named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, awarded an honorary Doctorate in Natural Sciences by Stockholm University, appointed Fellow at the National Geographic Society, goodwill ambassador for IUCN and WWF and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at WWF Sweden.

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ACCOMODATION

ACCOMODATION

PRICES AND FACTS

PRICES AND FACTS

PRICE

Price per person: USD 5 950

Included:

  • All ground transfers according to the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in shared double room in featured hotels.
  • Meals according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Bus and boat transport according to program.
  • Entrance fees for national parks.
  • Participation and personal tutoring by Mattias A. Klum during the entire tour.
  • Workshops by Mattias A. Klum during the tour.
  • A professional local guide.
  • A tour leader from Zoom Photo Tours.
  • One of Costa Rica’s best natural guides participates throughout the entire tour.
  • Participation by professional local guides in the national parks.
  • Hotel taxes and other local fees.
  • Travel documents and other travel information.

Excluded:

  • Single room supplement: USD 895
  • Return flights to Costa Rica.
  • All expenses of personal nature like drinks etc.
  • Tips to local guides. Appro. USD 10/day.
  • Cancellation & travel insurance.
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

FLIGHTS

You should not arrive Costa Rica later than 6 PM om March 31. You can leave Costa Rica any time during April 13.

International airfare to Costa Rica is not included in the price. If you wish, we are more than happy to help you arrange all your flights. Just send an email to info@zoomphototours.com and we will respond with flight suggestions and prices.

PHOTO GEAR

  • A DSLR Camera.
  • Telephoto lenses up to a 500mm.
  • Wide-angle lens, like a 24-70mm.
  • Tripod.
  • Extra batteries, chargers etc.
  • Rain cover for the camera.
  • A Laptop computer with any of the Photoshop or Lightroom software.

TOUR LEADER

Apart from an award winning photographer, our tours are always accompanied by a tour leader from Zoom with good photo knowledge. Our tour leader will handle all logistics and general matters and make sure your having the best possible experience in Costa Rica.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

BOOKING

If you want to book a Zoom Photo Tour you can either give us a call, send an e-mail or use the online booking form and you will receive a booking confirmation right away.

BOOK THE TOUR BY PHONE:
EUROPE +46 470-466 40  /  USA +1 (212) 203-0375

BOOK THE TOUR BY E-MAIL:info@zoomphototours.com

 Photo: Mattias A. Klum & Daniel Iglesias if nothing else specified.

PRICE

Price per person: USD 5 950

Included:

  • All ground transfers according to the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in shared double room in featured hotels.
  • Meals according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Bus and boat transport according to program.
  • Entrance fees for national parks.
  • Participation and personal tutoring by Mattias A. Klum during the entire tour.
  • Workshops by Mattias A. Klum during the tour.
  • A professional local guide.
  • A tour leader from Zoom Photo Tours.
  • One of Costa Rica’s best natural guides participates throughout the entire tour.
  • Participation by professional local guides in the national parks.
  • Hotel taxes and other local fees.
  • Travel documents and other travel information.

Excluded:

  • Single room supplement: USD 895
  • Return flights to Costa Rica.
  • All expenses of personal nature like drinks etc.
  • Tips to local guides. Appro. USD 10/day.
  • Cancellation & travel insurance.
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

FLIGHTS

You should not arrive Costa Rica later than 6 PM om March 31. You can leave Costa Rica any time during April 13.

International airfare to Costa Rica is not included in the price. But if you wish, we are more than happy to help you arrange all your flights. Just send an email to info@zoomphototours.com and we will respond with flight suggestions and prices.

PHOTO GEAR

  • A DSLR Camera.
  • Telephoto lenses up to a 500mm.
  • Wide-angle lens, like a 24-70mm.
  • Tripod.
  • Extra batteries, chargers etc.
  • Rain cover for the camera.
  • A Laptop computer with any of the Photoshop or Lightroom software.

TOUR LEADER

Apart from an award winning photographer, our tours are always accompanied by a tour leader from Zoom with good photo knowledge. Our tour leader will handle all logistics and general matters and make sure your having the best possible experience in Costa Rica.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

BOOKING

If you want to book a Zoom Photo Tour you can either give us a call, send an e-mail or use the online booking form and you will receive a booking confirmation right away.

BOOK THE TOUR BY PHONE:
EUROPE +46 470-466 40  /  USA +1 (212) 203-0375

BOOK THE TOUR BY E-MAIL:  info@zoomphototours.com

 Photo: Mattias A. Klum & Daniel Iglesias if nothing else specified.

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