2009 Photo Explorer Tours
Tentatively January 6 - 16, 2009

Explore Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Costa Rica Photographs © Gregory Basco/deepgreenphotography.com

A photographic kaleidoscope of Costa Rica's natural features and wildlife, plus the culture, landscapes, and architecture of Nicaragua.

Costa Rica's stunning scenic heritage unfolds in an ever changing panorama of steaming volcanoes, forested mountains, dramatic skies, and pastoral countryside. Dark lowland jungles give way to rolling savannas, and Pacific surf crashes against rocky headlands, in sharp contrast to the tranquility of palm-fringed Caribbean beaches.

In an area of only 51.1 square kilometers, Costa Rica harbors 12 major life zones, with an astounding amount of plant and animal life to photograph. And while it covers a mere 0.03% of the planet's surface, with an area comparable Wales or West Virginia, the nation is endowed with over 5% of all life forms on earth, including 210 species of bromeilias; 1000 fern species; 182 amphibian species; 1400 orchid species; 111 palm species; 42 cacti species; 243 mammals and 857 bird species. There is an amazing number of photo ops for everyone.


Price for this tour, to be announced, sharing twin rooms (single supplement additional), includes accommodations in hotels or lodges; all meals daily; all land transportation; admission fees and group tips; and services of an English-speaking guide throughout.


Land price: TBK......Single supplement: TBK......

Costa Rica Photographs © Gregory Basco/deepgreenphotography.com

Tentative 2009 Explore Costa Rica & Nicaragua Photo Tour Itinerary

January 6  Arrival in San José, Costa Rica, overnight at Hotel Bougainvillea (beautiful orchid gardens for early arrivals)

January 7   Travel to Arenal Volcano area, overnight at Arenal Observatory Lodge

January 8   All day in Arenal Volcano area for wildlife (e.g., eyelash vipers) and scenics, overnight at Arenal Observatory Lodge

January 9   Travel in afternoon to Caño Negro area, great for wildlife in the wetlands and sunset/star photography, overnight at Caño Negro Natural Lodge

January 10   All day in Caño Negro area, overnight at Caño Negro Natural Lodge

January 11   Travel by boat up San Juan River crossing the border to Lake of Nicaragua and town of Granada, overnight at La Gran Francia Hotel

January 12   All day in Granada area for architecture and market photography, overnight at La Gran Francia Hotel

January 13   All day in Masaya area, home to many artisans, night tour of Masaya volcano, overnight at La Gran Francia Hotel

January 14   Travel to León area for architectural photography of cathedrals and churches, overnight at El Convento Hotel

January 1 5 Morning visit to Cerro Negro volcano and then afternoon travel to Managua, overnight hotel TBD

January 16 Transfers to Managua airport for flights home

Costa Rica Photographs © Gregory Basco/deepgreenphotography.com

Costa Rica & Nicaragua Explorer will be led by travel photographer Dennis Cox with a special workshop in Costa Rica by nature photographer Greg Basco, a specialist in the natural history of the rainforest and director of Costa Rica's Sarapiqui Conservation Learning Center.


 

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May all your journeys be care free,

And your days be filled with wonder. 


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