2019: Aug 20 - Aug 26

$1,995 USD

25% due now


Join photographers, Ryan Resatka and Brayden Hall on an epic and action-packed photography extravaganza through Cost Rica. Learn about adventure photography and how to grow your following on social media as you explore beautiful Costa Rica!

  • Dates
    2019: Aug 20 - Aug 26
  • Price
    $1,995 USD
  • # of Travelers
    10 - 20
  • Accommodations
    Double Occupancy in 3+ star Hotels (Single Rooms Available)
  • Included
    ✓ Airport & City Transfers
    ✓ All Breakfasts & 3 Dinners
    ✓ Adventure Photography Workshop
    ✓ Social Media Workshop
    ✓ Catarata La Fortuna Visit
    ✓ Arenal Volcano Hike & Hot Springs
    ✓ Tenorio National Park Day Trip
    ✓ Kayaking & Snorkeling Adventure
  • Not Included
    × International Flights
    × Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Payment Schedule
    ✓ 25% due now
    ✓ Balance due 60 days before trip

your hosts

Ryan Resatka & Brayden Hall

Ryan and Brayden are professional photographers, social media personalities, and live their lives for the SOUL PURPOSE of having a good time! Ryan is from Boston, and Brayden is from Vancouver. They met through their love of travelling the world and capturing their interpretation of our planet’s beauty. Join these two goofballs if you love having fun, going on EPIC adventures, capturing incredible content, learning the art of photography and how to grow your following!


San Jose: Costa Rica’s diverse capital is decorated with beautiful architecture and plenty to eat, drink and see. Shop the farmers market and immerse yourself into the rich culture of San Jose.

La Fortuna: The small town of La Fortuna will not disappoint any nature enthusiast. With two volcanic mountains and one still active, enjoy natural hot springs and explore waterfalls galore.

Playa Samara: Enjoy the white sandy beaches of Playa Samara and allow yourself to relax. The water here is perfect for swimming, so don’t forget to pack a swimsuit!

Adventure Photography Workshop: We will be spending time during the trip going over photo composition, how to use your equipment to the fullest extent whether it’s a mobile phone, point and shoot camera, or a crop sensor/full frame camera, and of course how to edit your images to your own style.

Social Media Workshop: We will be going over tips on how to grow a social media following so you can promote your art, model to an audience, market your business to an audience, or become social media influencer.

Welcome to Costa Rica! For those who arrive early enough, explore by foot visiting shops and local markets for snacks. Need a pick me up? Costa Rica is famous for its coffee, stop by a speciality coffee shop and savor a fresh cup of joe. Later, meet the crew for dinner and cheers to the adventure ahead!

Arrival: Fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) by 6pm to make the Welcome Dinner at 8pm.

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner

Enjoy breakfast in the morning, and then we're off to Arenal and La Fortuna! We'll make a few stops along the way, including the beautiful waterfall of Catarata La Fortuna. Enjoy the crystalline waterfall surrounded by abundant vegetation. You will have the chance to dive in and take some pictures of this breathtaking environment.

In the afternoon, we'll hike to a private farm with has an astonishing view of the Arenal Volcano. Remember to pack your walking shoes!

After, you'll have the chance to swim and relax in the natural hot springs near the volcano.

Included: Breakfast, Transportation to La Fortuna, Catarata La Fortuna Visit, Arenal Hike, Hot Springs Entrance, Dinner

Grab breakfast and be ready to head out early to Rio Celeste. You'll hike through the cloud forest of Tenorio National Park, home to a dormant volcano, beautiful waterfalls and incredible photo opps. We'll head back to Arenal, La Fortuna after to wind down for the evening.

Included: Breakfast, Tenorio National Park Day Trip

We're off to the west coast and Samsara Beach in Guanacaste, famous for its incredible beaches. You'll have time to settle at the hotel and relax by the pool or explore the nearby town of Samara.

Included: Breakfast, Transportation to Samara Beach

Fuel up on breakfast and get ready to embark on a journey that will take us from freshwater to the salty Pacific Ocean as we kayak through Mangroves and snorkel in the beautiful waters near Chora Island.

Included: Breakfast, Kayaking & Snorkeling Adventure

Wake up early and watch the sunrise or sleep in and enjoy your last full day. We'll head back to San Jose and get a tour of the city (if you’ve still got a little gas left in the tank for sightseeing).

Included: Breakfast, Transportation to San Jose, Closing Dinner

Chao, Costa Rica! Until next time. We'll be providing an airport transfer to SJO airport or feel free to keep exploring!

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).

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All of our trips include accommodations, transportation between cities, some meals and a number of activities relevant to the theme of your trip! Most of our hotels also include breakfast, but that varies by destination. A local guide who speaks the language will also be assigned to your trip and ready to provide recommendations every step of the way. Welcome to a better way to follow your passion while seeing the world!
International flights to and from the tripp destination are not included. Looking for cheap flights? Check out kiwi.com!
Excursions and tours vary trip to trip and are based on the theme of the trip. Refer to the trip itinerary to see which activities are included in your trip!
Typically, at least 2 dinners and breakfast every day is included, but it varies trip to trip. You can ask your local guide for tips on where to eat cheap if you’re on a budget! Dietary & allergy information will also be collected leading up to the trip to ensure you’re taken care of.
TrovaPass is a subscription service where you can earn credits on a monthly basis that can be applied towards trips. It is not currently available to new subscribers.
A 25% down payment is due at the time of booking. The down payment is refundable until your spot is confirmed at which time it becomes non-refundable. You will receive an email when your spot is confirmed. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior to the trip departure. If you book within 60 days from trip start, the full amount will be due at booking, but still refundable until your spot is confirmed. See all of our Terms & Conditions.
When you book your trip, your spot will enter a pending status. In most cases, your spot will be confirmed about 48 hours after booking. In cases where the trip has not yet achieved the minimum number of bookings required for confirmation, your pending status may last longer. While we typically notify much sooner, you’ll be notified at least 60 days prior to trip start whether or not your spot is confirmed. Your down payment is refundable until your spot is confirmed. We recommend not booking a flight until your spot is confirmed.
We cater to adults past the stage of roughing it - that means no hostels and no hotels below 3 stars. We strive to create an experience that’s not only authentic, but also easily accessible and comfortable. All hotel locations are conveniently located near the heart of each major destination, so you can live like a local. Less time in transit means more time doing; save the commute for back home.
No more than 20 travelers on each trip. In order to create a personalized experience, we feel it is important to keep group sizes smaller. Sometimes, less is more!
We try to start and end all trips in a major city with an international airport for your convenience. It’s up to you whether or not you want to continue your adventure after the trip ends!
We will send a detailed itinerary with everything you need to know at least 2 weeks prior to your trip start date including hotel information and airport transfer information (if included). Before your trip, you’ll be invited to both a Facebook and WhatsApp group to meet the other travelers and start exchanging information. You can expect each trip to kick off with a welcome dinner for you to meet everyone after settling into your room. Bon Appétit!
Unless listed otherwise, you’ll sleep in twin or double shared accommodations with private bathrooms. Traveling with a friend? Just plug in their name while booking under "Special Requests" or shoot us an email at hi@trovatrip.com and we’ll ensure you’re roomed together. Uncomfortable with sharing a room? No problem! Most of our trips offer a single supplement option that you can choose when booking.
Excellent question! We’ll provide a full itinerary including hotel and transportation details at least 2 weeks prior to your trip including all necessary travel information. Accommodations often change depending on the group size, so we like to get the exact itinerary out to you when finalized to avoid confusion.
If you’re leaving the country, you’ll need a valid passport that doesn't expire for at least 6 months from your return date. You may also need a Visa. Unfortunately, we cannot provide Visas or guidance on Visas, so please check with your local consulate. We'll send you a packing list leading up to your trip to help you prep what's needed! If you have specific questions about what to pack, email us at hi@trovatrip.com.
Trips are hosted by topic experts and led by local guides. Most trips also include a Trip Manager to help coordinate. You’ll be introduced to all staff prior to your trip. Feel free to reach out with any questions regarding your upcoming trip or link up on social media!
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Downtime will vary trip to trip according to the itinerary. We do our best not to jam-pack itineraries so that you have some time to explore or relax on your own!
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