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Costa Rica adventure - April 2012

From: julian
Sent on: Friday, March 23, 2012 1:52 PM

Last year we did this Event


A few of our members had the Time of their Life in Osa Costa Rica
"The Most Biologically Intense Place on Earth"

National Geographic photographers are drawn to this area time & again because of it’s natural beauty and diverse biology.

An untouched jewel sandwiched between Panama to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and Golfo Dulce (one of the deepest tropical fiords) to the east.

Join Fellow Member Helen who will be leading this Trip

















Capturing A World Of Colours
Osa Peninsula- Costa Rica
Sat. April 14th – Sun. April 22nd, 2012 (9 days)
Take part in this exciting natural retreat to where National Geographic Magazine calls "the most biologically intense place on earth". Discover the Osa Peninsula filled with magical landscapes, exotic wildlife and lush tropical vegetation. This is truly a photographer’s paradise.
This trip is organized by photographer & traveller Helen Paryniuk through StepOut Experience, an innovative Toronto based company that promotes green and sustainable travel. We have put together a great experience to help you discover the Costa Rican rainforest with tons of great activities and optional tours.
Your Rainforest Photography Experience
Start your adventure in the capital city, San Jose, where you will spend your first night at Casa Roland Boutique Hotel.   The next morning, fly to the Osa Peninsula and stay at Finca Exotica Wildlife Ecolodge, a beautiful 270 acre property nestled between the warm Pacific Ocean and lush tropical rainforest. Just steps away is the famous Corcovado National Park. At Finca Exotica you can choose from exquisitely designed tropical cabanas and tiki tents spread across exotic gardens or overlooking the ocean.
During your stay you will encounter groups of monkeys, scarlet macaws and many other exotic birds and animals. This is a unique opportunity to photograph wildlife, beautiful scenery and so much more.
Your Photography Package...   This package includes customized professional-guided hikes alongside ongoing photography workshops and discussions with photographer Helen Paryniuk.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn about wildlife photography within a group environment, while surrounded by some of the most prolific tropical rainforests in Central America.   Includes
First and last nights accommodation in San Jose at Casa Roland Boutique Hotel. (Breakfast included)
Domestic flight to the Osa Peninsula. (Round trip)
Dolphin Boat Tour on the Golfo Dulce, one of the deepest tropical fjords in the world. (Add $25 donation fee if visiting wildlife refuge)
7 days (6 nights) at Finca Exotica Wildlife Ecolodge* on Carate Beach (all meals included).  
Daily morning guided hikes with StepOut Experience complimented by in-the-field, photographic guidance with Helen Paryniuk.
Photography-specific-tours: Professionally guided hikes to Corcovado National Park and Cabo Matapalo. Click here for photography details.
All on-site activities (surfing, boogie boarding, yoga...). *Couples will be given private accommodation. Solo participants can share in our beautiful and spacious cabanas or can choose a private tiki tent.
Does Not Include
International flight. (We can advise)
Taxi transfers to and from San Jose airport. (max $25 USD)
Airport exit tax. ($28 USD)
Alcoholic beverages.
All optional off-site activities and tours.
Cost per Person

Photographer's Package
9 days/ 8 nights    US $1,995 (taxes included)

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