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7 days Macro Photography

Caribbean Jungles

Tour description:

Day 1: Arrival to Costa Rica – Juan Santamaria’s International Airport

Day 2 & 3: Tortuguero

Day 4, 5, 6 &  7: Sarapiqui

Locations

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1. San Jose. Overnight at the most convenient hotel according to the flight’s arrival time. Dinner not included.

Day 2. Tortuguero: Departure from San Jose to Tortuguero National Park is a 2 ½-hour worth drive plus a 1-hour boat into the heart of one of Costa Rica’s natural wonders. 4 hours a moderate to easy hike to capture all we can see from ladybugs to Pitvipers, a fantastic destination for flora macro photography as well. 

After many hours gathering wonderful images, a well-deserved lunch at your resting pla. Time to charge the camera battery and repose for the night hike.

  •   Departure time 8:00 am
  •   Arrival to Hotel 11:30 am
  •   Lunch 13:00 
  •   15:00 Garden exploring
  •   Dinner 18:30
  •   Nocturnal macro photography 19:30 – 21:30

Day 3. Tortuguero. Macro hike at Tortuguero National Park trails and jungle trails along the coastline. Night hike.

  •      Departure nature hike 8:00-11:30 am
  •      Lunch 13:00 
  •      15:00  Garden exploring
  •      Dinner 18:30 
  •      Nocturnal macro photography 19:30 – 21:30

Day 4. Sarapiqui. This valley is one of the most remarkable rainforests in the world. The natural world that surrounds this part of Costa Rica is a true rainforest experience. Thousands of life forms exist in any given ecosystem ranging from a patch of overgrown grass to deep and mature primary forest. A place on its own worth spending a lifetime exploring.

  •       Departure time 10:00 am
  •       Arrival at the Hotel at 12:30 am approx.
  •       Lunch 13:00 
  •       15:00 Garden exploring
  •       Dinner 18:30 
  •       Nocturnal macro photography 19:30 – 21:30

Day 5. Sarapiquí. Breakfast and visit to La Selva Biological Station. The most well-studied rainforest on earth, heaven for scientists, birders and nature photographers. Trail explorations until lunchtime. Continue photographing nature until 5:30 pm.

  •       Breakfast 7:30 am
  •       Departure to La Selva at 8:30 am
  •       Lunch 13:00 
  •       Dinner 18:30  
  •       Night hike 19:30 – 21:30

Day 6. Sarapiquí. Visit Frog Heaven for stage photography or controlled environment. (4 hours). Return back to the hotel for lunch

  •       Breakfast 7:30 am
  •       Frog Heaven 8:30 am
  •       Lunch 13:00 
  •       14:30  visit to a private farm 

Day 7. Sarapiquí. Early bug hunting: 5:00 – 8:30 am, followed by breakfast and departure to International Airport (depending on flight schedules)

NOTES

 

This journeys trip will focus on:

  • Lighting
  • Focal styles and focal points
  • Composition
  • Recommended Aperture/DOF
  • Suggested lighting systems
  • Post-processing
  • Storyteller a journalist approach