Costa Rica
Photography Tour

click for overview

This Costa Rica photography tour is a unique adventure combining various landscapes and habitats including volcanos, river canals and lush forests. For eight blissful days you’ll explore Costa Rica – a paradise of birds and nature.


This trip has been handcrafted for some of the very best wildlife and bird viewing in Costa Rica. You will have an opportunity to photograph birds, mammals, reptiles & amphibians, monkeys, snakes, flowers, frogs, bats, butterflies and more!


You’ll visit the area where the endemic Green Macaws can be seen as well as Scaled Macaw, this area is home to some 450 bird species, over half of the bird species of Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in one of the best places to view the Resplendent Quetzal, with its vivid green and red plumage that has earned the reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful birds. Hummingbirds are everywhere including the fiery-throated and green violetears. Other wildlife you may see are red-eyed tree frogs, white-nosed coati, lizards, butterflies, howler monkeys, and bats.


The workshop is designed for a small group of anyone who aims to improve their wildlife photography skills or for those intermediate to advanced photographers who want to be in the ideal place to shoot. Our local guide/photographer Alex Arias is amazing! Not only being one of the very best guides in Costa Rica, he’s just fun to be with and has the ability to find wildlife and birds like no other.


During the Quetzal season, we will look for our colorful friend, first at Paraíso del Quetzal, where we will search and try to photograph this exceptional bird. After your hike through the lush forest, take some time to visit the hummingbird garden for some amazing photos of this colorful species. It's incredible how close they come to you flitting and darting around the vibrant flowers.

Our second chance to encounter this magnificent bird is at Los Quetzales National Park, where you will hike around 2 hours and enjoy the climate cool and fresh, the park is typically entrenched in a haze of thick clouds. Moss-covered hardwoods, alpine plants, highland birds, and other flora and fauna that live only at such extreme elevations. The flora and fauna are a lot different from what you’ll see at lower altitudes. In the montane and premontane forest lives a multitude of birds and animals, many of which don’t exist anywhere else in Costa Rica. More than 200 species of birds have been spotted in the park like Resplendent Quetzal, trogons, hummingbirds, redstarts, wrens, and woodpeckers.

Our time in Costa Rica will be spent in three locations, the rain forest of the Caribbean Lowlands, river canals, and dry forest of the central highlands.

Don’t miss this adventure!


  • Best wildlife and bird viewing in Costa Rica
  • Explore the Tortuguero canals and the mystic cloudforest habitats
  • Best chances to photograph the Resplendent Quetzal
  • Improve your wildlife photography skills with an expert leader


Arrival at the Juan Santamaria International Airport.

After passing through Immigration you will be met by a member of the National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) who will give you a sticker that will facilitate you clearing customs.

As you exit meet a transport representative for a private transfer to your hotel.

Tonight join your guide at your hotel, for an orientation briefing where you will have the opportunity to get an overview of the following day’s activities, and ask any questions.

Tonight, dinner is on your own. You may enjoy a quiet evening meal at the hotel.


  • Arrival transportation
  • 1 night’s accommodations at Park Inn hotel. Standard room (Breakfast included)
  • Orientation briefing


  • Incidentals like: laundry, phone calls, alcoholic drinks, spa services, tours, meals not specified on the itinerary.



Let's build the trip of a lifetime.

Wish this trip was a little longer?
We can extend it for you, ask us how...

Dream vacations begin here...

Classic Programs

Learn More

Authentic Adventures

Learn More

Premier Escapes

Learn More

Family Focused

Learn More