Photo Safaris - Costa Rica 2017

Bill Gozansky will be offering photographic safaris to the La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge in 2017. In a private or small group setting, learn field techniques of professional wildlife photography while exploring the amazing biodiversity of this northern Costa Rican rainforest.

Designed to suit photographers of all levels, the photo safaris will enhance your photographic skills and introduce you to field techniques focused on capturing the flora and fauna of this remote tropical rainforest. There are great opportunities to photograph a variety of tropical bird species, such as: chestnut-mandibled toucans, keel-billed toucans, collared aracari, and many varieties of honeycreepers and hummingbirds. Additionally, we will focus on numerous species of reptiles and amphibians, ranging from the larger nocturnal caiman to tiny poison dart frogs that we will encounter along the rainforest trails. Opportunities also exist to photograph the more elusive mammals of the rainforest, such as spider monkeys, coati and nectar-feeding bats. In an environment with such rich diversity as the Lagarto Lodge, you never know what we might encounter along the rainforest trails or in the nearby creeks and lagoons.

Your photo safari actually begins well before you board your plane to Costa Rica. Bill will personally email you to discuss your photographic goals, equipment resources and knowledge of photography to help ensure that your photo safari is optimally structured to target the subject matter that interests you the most. It is our hope that the photo safari will not only enable you to capture stunning images from Costa Rica, but will also provide you with an incredible experience of a lifetime.

The dates and itineraries of the Costa Rican photo safaris are flexible and can be tailored to your individual desires. To make a reservation or for more information regarding this photo safari, please contact Bill Gozansky at info@billgozansky.com.

PHOTO SAFARI ITINERARY: December 3rd - 8th, 2017

Day 1 (Dec 3) – Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica / Transfer to La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge
Day 2 (Dec 4) – La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge
Day 3 (Dec 5) – La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge
Day 4 (Dec 6) – La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge
Day 5 (Dec 7) – La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge / Transfer to San Jose
Day 6 (Dec 8) – Depart San Jose, Costa Rica

Day 1

Arrive in San Jose (Juan Santamaria International Airport), clear immigration and customs, and you will meet up with Bill and the other photo safari participants. Next we’ll be transferred to La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge in northern Costa Rica.

Note: It is approximately a 4-5 hour drive to this remote rainforest lodge depending on traffic and road conditions. International arrivals in San Jose should be prior to 2pm to allow for same day transfer to Lagarto Lodge.

The La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge is located in northern Costa Rica and offers 1,250 acres of virgin tropical rainforest with an incredible variety of flora and fauna. Over 350 different species of birds have been identified in the area. The Lodge is operated in harmony with nature and under ecological guidelines. It is a perfect place for passionate bird-watchers, photographers and rainforest lovers with comfortable viewing platforms to observe wildlife and more than 10km of well-marked rainforest trails. http://www.lagarto-lodge-costa-rica.com/

Accommodation:

La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge (D)

Day 2

Full day of photography at La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge.

Photography Focus:

Tropical Bird Photography (Highlights: chestnut-mandibled toucans, keel-billed toucans, collared aracari) | Macro Photography (Highlights: poison dart frogs, leafcutter ants) |Night Creature Photography (Highlights: caiman, nectar-feeding bats, tree frogs) | and more…

Accommodation:

La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3

Full day of photography at La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge.

Photography Focus:

Tropical Bird Photography (Highlights: chestnut-mandibled toucans, keel-billed toucans, collared aracari) | Macro Photography (Highlights: poison dart frogs, leafcutter ants) |Night Creature Photography (Highlights: caiman, nectar-feeding bats, tree frogs) | and more…

Accommodation:

La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4

Full day of photography at La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge.

Photography Focus:

Tropical Bird Photography (Highlights: chestnut-mandibled toucans, keel-billed toucans, collared aracari) | Macro Photography (Highlights: poison dart frogs, leafcutter ants) |Night Creature Photography (Highlights: caiman, nectar-feeding bats, tree frogs) | and more…

Accommodation:

La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 5

A half day of photography at La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge prior to our transfer back to the San Jose area.

Photography Focus:

Tropical Bird Photography (Highlights: chestnut-mandibled toucans, keel-billed toucans, collared aracari) | Macro Photography (Highlights: poison dart frogs, leafcutter ants) |and more…

Accommodation:

Courtyard by Marriott near International Airport (D – not included)

La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge (B, L)

Day 6

Breakfast at hotel before transfer to Int’l Airport to catch our flights home. This is officially the end of your photo safari. We hope to see you again soon!

Estimated Prices

If 2 people – $1,350 USD per person (double occupancy)
If 4 people or more – $850 USD per person (double occupancy)
Single Supplement – $100 USD

Includes

  • Accommodation & meals as stated above
  • All Transfers in Costa Rica
  • Photography Guide and Field Instruction

Excludes

  • International Flights to and from Costa Rica
  • Drinks and any meals not included in above itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Additional excursions not part of above itinerary
  • Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines, etc.)
  • Laundry (laundry service available at lodge at extra cost)
  • Entry Visa Fees (if applicable)
  • Travel and Medical Insurance

Notes

  • Services subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Rates subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control, e.g., fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc.
  • International Arrivals in San Jose should be prior to 2pm to allow for same day transfer to Lagarto Lodge.
  • Terms and Conditions apply

To make a reservation or for more information regarding this photo safari, please contact Bill Gozansky at info@billgozansky.com.