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Costa Rica 2023 Sold Out - A New 2024 Tour Will Be Posted Soon

Updated: Jan 27

Costa Rica Birds, Mammals, Amphibians, and Reptiles

Photography Tour

This trip will be based around bird photography however there will likely be chances to see mammals such as sloths and monkeys as well as a stop at a location famous for tree frogs and snakes (snakes are in a controlled natural environment setup for safety purposes).

We will visit different areas of the country including the cloud forest for hummingbirds and to search for the beautiful quetzal along with many other areas to see other different types of birds and wildlife.

Days 1 and 10 are travel days with 8 full days of photography and travel in between.


Dates: December 2-11, 2023

(Please note that private tours can be arranged during any dates throughout the year for a small additional fee if these dates do not work)

Prerequisites: open to all photographers of all skill levels 2-4 photographer's max - this will be a small group!


Double Occupancy - $4750 usd Single Occupancy - $5700 usd

$500 Deposit required per person

Balance due September 1, 2023

Deposit and balance are nonrefundable after September 1, 2023, unless I can fill the spot as reservations need to be made in advance.


Lodging at all Resorts - workshop dates only Daily transportation to wildlife locations - workshop dates only Photography instruction - workshop dates only

Not Included:

Flights to and from Costa Rica Tips Meals not provided by any of the resorts/lodges Any optional excursions not included in above list

Please email me with any questions you may have or if you are interested in putting down a deposit at




Clothing Temperatures can vary on this tour, and it can be hot and humid, so pack accordingly. Though it is the dry season, there is always a small chance of rain, so remember to bring clothes that dry fast and/or rain jackets for yourself and camera gear. I suggest both long pants and shorts as we do not venture too far off trails. You will also want bug spray. The bugs are not as bad as you might expect, but better safe than sorry. We will spend a fair amount of time in vehicles between locations, so if you get motion sickness, I would bring medicine.

Camera Equipment

  • Camera body or two; in case one malfunctions.

  • Long lens - I recommend at least a 400mm. 500mm or 600mm is ideal. I use a 600mm and also bring a 100-500mm lens.

  • Macro lens for the reptiles and amphibians, an alternative to a macro is a 70-200mm, or the Tamron/Sigma 150-600mm, canon 100-500mm, Sony 200-600mm Nikon 100-400mm etc.

  • Tripod or monopod.

  • Rain cover for your equipment as well as a lens cloth.

  • Laptop to back up photos and to participate in lightroom and photoshop lessons - not required but beneficial.

  • Lots of memory cards and batteries!

Additional Notes

The tour itinerary will be flexible to take advantage of the best photography opportunities available and thus is subject to change without notice. Costa Rica is a very safe place however as with all photography tours, you are responsible should any gear be broken or stolen. To register for this tour please call or email mail as soon as you decide you would like to participate.

Please email me with any questions you may have or if you are interested in putting down a deposit at


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