Camping & Hiking Tour Itinerary

 

 

1st day/night: Hotel accommodations

Upon arrival at San Jose, you will be greeted at the airport and transported to Montezuma. This is a long journey which includes a ferry ride to the Nicoya Peninsula so keep your camera handy.

Upon arrival in Montezuma, you will be given a chance to relax and freshen up. You will have free time to enjoy the local atmosphere, see the village, check out the shops, catch some sun on the beach, or take a nap in your hotel room before attending our first meet & greet dinner and orientation with your team.

2nd day/night: Camping

We begin in the early morning with a leisurely 4 hour tour by car exploring the southern most part of the nicoya peninsula between Montezuma and Mal Pais. We will be stopping at special locations which include a river, a cliff, a rainforest stream, and a white sand beach nestled amongst almond trees near Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve.

Then we will return to montezuma for lunch, pack our bags, and hit the road to our next hidden treasure.Upon arrival, we will set-up base camp and (weather permitting) have a class on Reflective Lighting.

Towards the late afternoon 'golden hour', we will capture the sunset using tripods. We will have a Q&A around the campfire dinner.

3rd day/night: Camping

The early morning will be filled with our Golden Hour class and we will capture the surrounding landscape and wildlife. After the class, you will have free time to explore the area on your own or just relax and hang out with the team.

In the afternoon, we will have a Macro class for those interested. We will have a Q&A around the campfire dinner.

After dinner, for those who are night owls, we will have a class on Night Photography 101 and try to capture star trails and nocturnal wildlife (weather permitting) and turn night into day.

(note: we will not be waking up early next morning.)

4th day/night: Hotel accommodations

After a wonderful breakfast, we will pack up our gear and drive to our next hidden location to recharge the batteries and freshen up. You will have free time to enjoy the area and during the day, John Ussenko will randomly spend time with each photographer answering any questions and fine tuning your skills.

Mid-afternoon, we will have a class on Nikon's Remote Flash Systems for those interested.

We will have a Q&A during dinner.

5th day/night: Camping

After breakfast and fully charged, we will drive to our next hidden treasure. You will have free time upon arrival to explore the area. After lunch, we will have a class on Fill Flash.

We will have a Q&A around the campfire dinner.

After dinner, we will enjoy the evening with Night Photography 102 class for those interested.

(note: we will not be waking up early next morning.)

6th day/night: Hotel accommodations

We will enjoy a wonderful breakfast and you will have plenty of free time to explore the area. Throughout the morning and mid-day, I will be offering an overview of the week's classes for any photographer that is interested. We will enjoy our last lunch in the wild before returning to Montezuma.

In the afternoon, we will return to Montezuma so you can use your newly acquired skills to photograph the village, people, and beaches. Plus, give a chance for the photographers who just want to relax in the sun...this is a vacation after all.

We will have our farewell dinner.

7th day: Good Journey breakfast and transfer to San Jose.

We will enjoy breakfast before the transfer to San Jose. (Please book your departure flight for the next day.)

 

Please Note: in addition to the above tour, we also added our

FULL MOON Camping Tour 2011