Day 3 - 18th December 2023
Turrialba Volcano & Surroundings
Photography Workshop - Turrialba Volcano & Death Valley - Night in Turrialba
After enjoying a filling Costa Rican breakfast at the hotel, we will have a photography class in their wonderful gardens. There, we will learn to recognize different kinds of cameras and lenses to help you better understand which are best for certain scenes and situations you may come across in our tour.
After lunch, we will visit the active Turrialba Volcano and its Death Valley. We will spend the night in Turrialba.
The Turrialba Volcano, located in the Cartago province of Costa Rica, is one of the most active volcanoes in the country, with frequent eruptions in recent years. Despite its active status, the area surrounding the volcano is a popular destination for tourists seeking outdoor adventures and breathtaking views.
The Turrialba Volcano is part of the Turrialba Volcano National Park, which covers over 12000 hectares (30,000 acres) of land and includes a variety of ecosystems, including cloud forests, rainforests, and grasslands. The park is home to a wide range of flora and fauna, including howler monkeys, tapirs, and the elusive quetzal bird.
The surrounding region is also home to several charming towns and villages, such as Turrialba and Tres Equis, that offer opportunities to explore Costa Rica's rich cultural heritage.
Visitors can experience the local cuisine, which is known for its delicious coffee, chocolate, and tropical fruits.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the area surrounding the Turrialba Volcano offers a wide range of activities, such as hiking, birdwatching, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting.
The nearby Pacuare River is considered one of the best rafting destinations in the world, with thrilling rapids and stunning scenery.
As a photography tour, one of the best ways to start the day is with a photography workshop in the Turie Hotel garden in Turrialba. The lush, verdant garden provides the perfect setting for a morning photography session, with a diverse array of plant and animal life to capture through the lens.
The Turie Hotel garden offers a variety of photographic opportunities, from the vibrant colors of tropical flowers to the intricate details of insects and small animals. The garden also features several bird feeders, attracting a range of native Costa Rican birds, including toucans, parrots, and hummingbirds and it's the perfect activity to warm up our wild life photography skills for day 4.
For beginner photographers, we prepared a special class, learning how lenses and other photography tools are an essential step in developing their skills and creating high-quality images. A class focused on lenses and other photography tools can provide an in-depth introduction to the different types of lenses available, how they work, and how to choose the right lens for different photography scenarios.
After the morning photography workshop in the Turie Hotel garden in Turrialba, a great way to continue the photography tour is to visit the Turrialba Volcano in the afternoon. The volcano offers a unique opportunity to photograph a diverse range of fauna and stunning landscapes, with the added element of capturing the volcanic activity and geological features of the area.
As the afternoon light begins to change, the group will venture out to explore the surrounding area of the Turrialba Volcano National Park. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including howler monkeys, white-faced capuchins, and a range of bird species.
The group will capture images of these fascinating animals in their natural habitats, whether it's swinging through the trees or perched on a branch.
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