COSTA RICA IS HERE!
April 22 through May 1, 2020
10 days of Costa Rica!!!
Booking must be Made by Jan 15, 2020 and this is a very limited trip.
Relax, tour, view and taste the sites of Costa Rica!
The St. Louis School of Photography (STLSOP) will once again travel the world with it’s up and coming adventure to Costa Rica with the help of our partner – TravelPlex Travel Agency.
Several years ago, my company (formally Creve Coeur Camera) spent 6 days in this wonderful country viewing the sites and flavors including a short visit to San Jose and then off to Finca Luna Lodge.
As wonderful as this was we have EXPANDED our trip to include 3 plus days at the all-inclusive resort RIU Guanacaste (in Liberia) This 5-star resort is located on the seafront in the beautiful region of Guanacaste, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica - with a Sea View Room, for 3 nights April 22-25, 2020. This hotel, is fully prepared to provide the best service to its customers, they have four swimming pools (one with a swim-up bar), jacuzzi, gym, sauna and a wellness center "Renova Spa" with different treatments and massages. Everything you need for maximum comfort during your stay.
We will relax and see the ocean at the RIU with some “in and around the pool” camera and photography lessons provided as part of your trip (ocean shots and more)…very casual! That way you will be ready to photograph animals, volcanoes, fruits and more that you will encounter while staying at the lodge.
Then on the 25th we will be picked up for a journey to the Finca Luna Lodge for 6 nights and then we return on May 1st from San Jose and fly back to the states.
We will take a boat ride to see one of their greatest volcanoes, travel down a river photographing animals, hike through a forest to see one of the Countries most spectacular waterfalls and even take a sacred seed walk on the property. Throughout the journey we will stop and see the sites and views this country has to offer. We have also planned a “down” day at the lodge for you to relax, walk the property and photograph the animals. On our last trip, we were able to see a juvenile sloth hanging around, some very colorful toucans, howler monkeys, kingfisher birds, iguanas and even photographed some native frogs at night!
Your adventure also includes a pre-trip one-on-one with one of our instructors to get your skills in order and for you to know what equipment you will need on this adventure.
With the exception of the hike into the forest**…there is not a huge amount of walking on this trip, but you will need to be prepared to spend a little extra time exploring the area we will be visiting. Generally, we recommend that you be able to walk or hike at least 2 miles on some uneven surfaces around the lodge.
The owner of the Finca Luna 1000-acre lodge is a personal friend of mine (Stephen Weiss the manager of the STLSOP) and some special activities will be offered to you that aren’t normally experienced.
ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT…EVERYTHING IS ON US AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO PLAN OR WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING!
Your Adventures will include:
Everything at the RIU*
A Private lake and Volcano tour
Cano Negro wildlife tour
RIO CELESTE- hike
Semillan Sagradas – Sacred Seed tour at Finca Luna
Río Celeste- nature hike**
AIRFARE IS INCLUDED!!!
And possibly a river walk that very few people have experienced.
This trip is all inclusive including travel, transportation, hotels, transfers, tips, food, and fun. Not included in travel insurance. *Not included -resort activities – boat rentals etc.
**This hike is several miles walking on uneven ground, you will have the option to stay at the ranch or join us and have a lighter walk with some of the group and tour guides.
FOR BOOKINGS CALL SHERRY AT 314-569-1901
OR GENERAL INFO:
STEPHEN WEISS AT 314-567-3456
Cost: *****THE SIGN UP LINK WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON*****
Single photographer in a single room: $5699
Single photographer and non-photographer in the same room $ 9499 total
2 photographers sharing a double room - $4999/per person
*The rooms/bungalows at Finca Luna are wonderful and many have several beds and bedrooms. If you want to stay as a group, please contact Stephen Weiss for full details. Extra PEOPLE in a group rooms at Finca Luna can save an additional $400/person. This savings does not include the RIU.