One can argue that it’s difficult not to get great photos in Costa Rica—by some measures the birthland of sustainable eco-travel. But this photo expedition guarantees images that will make the neighbours drool!
Led by a professional nature photographer, the itinerary focuses not merely on being in the right place at the right time, but on how to grab the perfect shot while you’re there. From rainforest to river, toucans to tapirs, this is a photographer’s dream trip.
Days 1-2: Capturing close-ups of colourful birds, bromeliads, heliconias, native trees, herbs, cacti and frog ponds; driving into the Talamanca Mountains, Costa Rica’s highest point along the Pan-American Highway; spending a night at 7,200 feet in the montane cloud forest
Days 3-4: Searching for the dazzling Costa Rican quetzal; dining with a local family; traversing the Savegre watershed, which contains approximately 20 percent of all bird species in Costa Rica
Days 5-6: Exploring La Selva for wild sloths; riding a jungle cruise while looking for monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, caimans, river turtles, sloths, otters, toucans and the endangered great green macaw.
Days 7-8: Finding a beautiful spot near a powerful waterfall to photograph some of the finest birds in the country: the coppery-headed emerald, green-crowned brilliant, stripe-throated hermit, violet-crowned wood nymph and green thorntail hummingbirds; returning to San Jose in the evening and departing on the final afternoon