Tour Dates: Nov 28 – Dec 10 
12 Nights & 13 Days
Max Group Size: 8
Openings: 6
Fill your portfolio with color!

Please get in touch if you would like to join me in Costa Rica, Private tours available!

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See what our guests are saying about “Best of Costa Rica” Photo Tour!

I was on a tour with Neotropic Photo Tours during the first two weeks of April this year (2019) I didn’t know what to expect, but have to say that the tour exceeded my expectations by a long shot. I cannot believe how many great photos I was able to take and was constantly amazed at how well Juan Carlos was able to spot and identify birds that we wanted to get and then get us close enough to get good quality shots. I would happily recommend Neotropic Photo Tours to anyone that wants to see Costa Rica and take advantage of all that it offers to birders and photographers alike.

Roger Miller, Ontario Canada.

About Costa Rica

With over 900 species of birds, including the elusive resplendent quetzal, and the colorful keel-billed toucan, Costa Rica has so much to offer in a tiny portion of land that barely reach the 21.000 square miles. Allow that a local expert and wildlife photographer with over 20 years of experience take you under his wing and show you the amazing fauna and culture of Costa Rica.

On this tour, we will be visiting the northern plains in Costa Rica, rich in wildlife as they are part of several natural corridors and it´s close to a protected area where our first lodge is located. It´s no secret that Costa Rica has been a leader in conservation in recent years and the number of protected areas encompass 25% of its total landmass making this Central American country one of the richest in terms of biodiversity. A country with no standing army since 1948 and the 5% of the world´s diversity is a perfect place to help you bring variety and color to your portfolio.

If you arrive early then no problem as the hotel´s garden is the right place to practice with your macro lens as the number of native and exotic flowers will keep you busy! At night, we will meet to get to know each other and then will eat dinner (dinner for first night not included in the price)

We will begin this photo tour by heading towards the northern plains where will will spend the next three nights, then will move to a cooler area surrounded by lush rain forest where many birds and mammals can be photographed. We then will travel to Costa Rica´s highlands where the beautiful resplendent quetzal can be found. The number of species is too large to count but we will end up with a great number of keepers that will enhance your portfolio. We will be traveling in an altitudinal gradient that goes from 90ft. above the sea level up to 9000ft. in elevation.

Allow me to show you Costa Rica from my perspective!

(*Meals included where BLD indicated)

The full itinerary will be available soon so please check back in a few days!

Day 1 to 13, are days full of great photo opportunities!

End of photo tour

Because of the varied micro-climates in Costa Rica and the diversity of places we will visit, we advise you to bring light clothing for the humid-low lands and a jacket/shell for the low-temperatures of cloud and oak forest where our lodges are located. It is also advisable to bring mosquito repellent, sunscreen and please let us know if you have a special diet that we should know.

This photo tour includes all lodging, all transportation within Costa Rica, and meals where indicated.  Meals at the chosen lodging include a local beverage, example water or fresh fruit juice.  Any additional items, such as beer, wine, soft drinks, bottled water, and laundry will be charged to your room, and you will be responsible for paying the lodge directly. 

Pricing: $4.500

A $1500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your seat on this photo tour.  The balance of the payment is due on or before August 28, 2020.

Pricing includes accommodations of two persons per room. Private rooms may be available, space permitting, for an additional charge of $400.

  • Target Species


    Keel-billed Toucan                                 Golden-hooded Tanager                                       Green Honeycreeper

    Scarlet Macaw                                         Chestnut-colored Woodpecker                           Red-legged Honeycreeper

    Great Green Macaw                               Black-cheeked Woodpecker                                 Mealy Parrot

    Resplendent Quetzal                             Eyelash Pit viper                                                     Fiery-throated Hummingbird

    Violet Sabrewing                                    Red-eyed Tree frog                                                White Capuchin Monkey

    Slaty-tailed Trogon                                King Vulture                                                            Three-toed Sloth

    Broad-billed Motmot                            Emerald Glass Frog                                                Long-nosed Coati