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11 Days | 10 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Richard from Kingsport, TN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/23/16 - 01/31/16
This program was delightful and a great value. The guide and instructor were knowledgeable, friendly and genuinely interested in each participants' welfare and happiness. The places visited were beautiful and interesting.The accommodations and food were first class. I learned much about Costa Rico and improved my photographic skills. The program exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend it.

Anna from Kerrville, TX Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 02/21/15 - 03/01/15
Chito educated, entertained, organized. Ronald kept us safe on the roads and helped with the logistics. Monica shared her knowledge and experience as she instructed the group in photography. She was supportive of all and dealt equally with all participants. Outstanding educator. I like the 3-3 format rather than the 2-2-2-2 as in the past.

Matthew from Decatur, GA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/21/15 - 03/01/15
This was my 5th RS Photo Shoot and by far the best. Monica was thorough and the lectures were in touch with the shoots themselves. She was sensitive to the needs of all the participants. Gilbert was a great Naturalist and quite personable and able to make special arrangements where needed. Ronald was the driver of the year, knowing where he was going on all those winding roads, helpful as well.

Karen from Atlanta, GA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 02/21/15 - 03/01/15
This program is outstanding. Our tour allowed us exceptional opportunities for nature photography. The group leaders were gracious, welcoming, and fun. Monica is a gem. She explained photographic techniques clearly and was always nearby to help out with any questions we had and encouraged us to "click, click, click" when a particularly great photo opportunity presented itself. Gilbert (Chito) was a delight--charming, cheerful, with a zest for life that added to his vast knowledge about the flora, fauna, and history of Costa Rica. Our driver, Ronald, was considerate and helpful and navigated the twisty, switch back roads with skill and care. An outstanding program!

Laura from Denver, CO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/21/15 - 03/01/15
This program exceeded my expectations in all ways. As a beginning photographer, I felt that our instructor was able to address the needs of all levels including myself. I learned a tremendous amount of both photography as well as about nature in Costa Rica. This program will be difficult to follow.

Florence from Palm Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/09/15 - 02/17/15
1st trip on Road Scholar, 1st trip to Costa Rica, 1st photo trip...The most fabulous...food, out of this world...photo opportunities unbelievable and unlimited....Our Monica taught me so much. Thank you Monica, I almost feel like a photographer. Kate, the naturalist, patience and helpfulness personified, Ronald gets the prize for driving Costa Rica's back roads. I hope I will be able to book again with the same marvelous threesome.....perfect trip ..What else could we ask for? Looking forward to my next trip on Road Scholar!!!!

Karen from Springfield, OH Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 02/09/15 - 02/17/15
This is a fabulous program! I can't believe how much I learned about photography in these 8 days. Monica is the consummate educator - she can relate to all skill levels and equipment and patiently guide you to blossom as a photographer. Her design of photo opportunities and exercises yielded amazing results for everyone, making it impossible for anyone to fail.

Marilyn from Pacifica, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/09/15 - 02/17/15
This was an excellent trip! The photography opportunities were amazing and Monica, our Instructor, is very knowledgeable as well as warm, friendly, and caring. She's a great teacher no matter what your skill level. Katherine (Naturalist) and Ronald (Driver) rounded out the wonderful team.

Alan from Oakton, VA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 02/21/14 - 03/03/14
Digital Photography in Nature: Capturing the Best of Costa Rica. Program No. 15114 MBW 2/21/2014 to 3/3/2014. A must experience for those who want to see outstanding tropical ecology and capture the images with digital photography. The land is beautiful, the animals, especially the birds outstanding and the food and accommodations excellent. The 2 guides were outstanding (one overall leader and one photo-journaliist)that made the tour worthwhile and unforgetable. This trip is definitely a KEEPER. Sincerely, Alan B Rubin Oakton, VA, USA

David from New Castle, CO Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 02/06/14 - 02/16/14
This trip exceeded our expectations. Our first trip to Costa Rica was a delight.....it will not be our last. The organization and execution was superb. The photography instruction was tailored to individual needs and skill levels. The nature and cultural insights were high quality. I have recommended this trip to other serious photographers, whether or not their spouse has the same level of interest. He/she will not be disappointed.

Shevawn from Homer, AK Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/06/14 - 02/16/14
If you want to learn about photography, capture some great pictures of wild life and see an enchanting place this is the program for you. Our guides were exceptional, professional and very knowledgeable in their fields of photography, culture, history and wildlife of Costa Rica. Monica, Christian and Omar, our driver, helped us all capture spectacular memories of our journey through this beautiful country. They are a great team and I will always be grateful to them.

Anna from Kerrville, TX Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 02/06/14 - 02/16/14
Excellent and balanced program. The teacher and the guide were both outstanding. We learned photographic techniques and about Costa Rica's nature and culture. I would recommend this program. Number of programs attended: 6 Date 02/06/14- 02/16/14

Norman from Supply, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/06/14 - 02/16/14
You will learn a lot about Costa Rica its wonders, wildlife, and culture as well as everything you need to know to become a good photographer. Great program.

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