FAQ's

 WHAT GEAR SHOULD I BRING?


  • ANY CAMERA. But be aware that we recommend full frame cameras for landscape and macro, and cropped sensor cameras for shooting action such as wildlife.
  • A telephoto zoom, such as a 70-200, 70-300, 100-400 or an 150-600 and extenders (x1.4, x2).
  • A wide angle lens, such as a 16-35, or a general purpose lens with wide angle capabilities, such as a 24-105 or a 24-70.
  • A macro lens or a diopter such as a Canon 250D to use with a telephoto zoom
  • A circular polarizer that fits your wide angle lens
  • Graduated neutral density filters or your preferred filters. 
  • An E-TTL/i-TTL Flash
  • A sync cord for your flash. An extra flash might be useful for macro and/or if the first flash stops working.
  • A cable release for long exposures
  • A flash diffuser such as a softbox, and a Better Beamer
  • Flash bracket to hold your flash off-camera
  • Rain protection for all your camera gear and for yourself (rain covers)
  • Silica gel bags
  • A smaller camera bag
  • Lens cleaning tools, (be careful and bring your sensor cleaned before arriving to each destination).
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF GEAR I SHOULD BRING?

There is a list of recommended gear mentioned at the end of each trip (read ´Trip Description`). If you don´t have all this kit, then don´t worry, but you should ALWAYS bring at least a wide-angle lens and a telephoto zoom/telephoto prime such as a 70-200 with extenders, 70-300, 100-400, 150-600…

HOW DO I BOOK A TRIP?

 You just need to follow 3 simple steps:

  • 1) Choose a photo adventure and click ´Book Now`.
  • 2) Complete the booking form and pay 50 pounds as register deposit. The register deposit is non-refundable.
  • 3) We will send you the voucher to pay the reserve deposit, and the final invoice to make the final payment. The reserve deposit is always 25% of the total price of the trip of your selection and is non-refundable.   We will send you the full invoice 85 days before the beginning of the trip. We require full payment for any trip by 60 days out from the trip start date.
WHAT DO THE INTENSITY LEVELS IN YOUR TRIP DESCRIPTIONS MEAN?

EASY

 A Photofox Adventure that requires people to walk less than 6 kilometers per day.

MEDIUM

A Photofox Adventure that requires people to walk between 7 and 13 kilometers per day.

HARD: 

A Photofox Adventure that requires people to walk more than 14 kilometers per day.

WILL SOMEONE MEET ME AT THE AIRPORT?

Yes there will be a shuttle service to collect you from the airport to take you to our location. 

CAN I BOOK A SINGLE ROOM?

Yes of course, but we can only guarantee a single room based on their availability. You have more chances to have a private room if you book as soon a possible.If you ALWAYS want a single room, we recommend that you choose module 1. We will have to charge an extra 15 pounds per day, if you choose an individual room (ask for more info). Remember, we offer bundles with closed options for a reason, and that is mostly because there are no other options ;)

I´M SINGLE BUT I WOULD LIKE A DOUBLE ROOM.

Send us a direct message if you would like a double room. We may be able to offer this option based on the availability of rooms and a room supplement charge. If you are interested in this option please let us know ASAP.

CAN I BOOK ACCOMODATION SOMEWHERE ELSE OR CAN I DO THIS TRIP WITH A PRIVATE BUDGET OR IN A PLACE WHERE I CAN CHOOSE MY ACCOMMODATION? 

Most likely, no. This is not always possible due to access to wildlife and because wildlife organisations have granted us exclusive access to photograph the locations they manage. 

ARE THERE VEGETARIAN FOOD OPTIONS?

Email request.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I ARRIVE EARLY?

We can help you! i Inform us as soon as possible and we can arrange a shuttle (a shuttle to Puerto Viejo is included in the price for each module). We can also speak to the hotel to ensure that you sleep in the same hotel that we have booked for you. But be aware that extra hotel nights outside the calendar of activities provided are not included in the price.

WHAT KIND OF CLOTHING SHOULD I BRING?

Warm weather locations: Bring a combination of long and short sleeves. Make sure that you are comfortable with your clothes and that they breathe and dry quickly. Bring informal clothes for dinner or for when we go to Puerto Viejo. Sunscreen and a rain jacket are mandatory.

Cold weater locations: Bring layers of clothing that breathe and dry quickly. Doing so means as the weather changes during the day you can remove layers. Bring a wet warm weather proof coat and hat. 

WHAT IS YOUR STANCE WITH REGARDS TO ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANIMAL CONSERVATION?

We believe in respectful wildlife tourism. We often partner with local wildlife charities such as the ARA Project http://thearaproject.org and with Rainforest Animals Rescue Group https://www.facebook.com/RARGnorway/

These are local charities that hire indigenous people and that have a long history of serious conservation work. Their members are conservationists and they are respected by all the local people in Puerto Viejo. We believe in hands-off conservation: animals belong to the wild, and that is the best way to enjoy them, and NOBODY can touch any animal, for health and safety reasons, and also because you could get injured in the process.

We offer true wildlife experiences. For example there are companies in the UK that will advertise ´wildlife photography sessions` where they will make you pay £80-£120 to photograph frogs in a studio. This, besides not being real wildlife photography, puts animals in a very uncomfortable position and many animal welfare charities would consider this a form of animal exploitation because you are damaging or making an animal feel uncomfortable for the sake of taking a photo. Not everything is allowed to take a photo and you WILL NEVER see this sort of activities being advertised on our company. Be careful with those companies that offer trips that are not supported by wildlife organisations, there might be a dark reason behind it...

In our trips, we want our photographers to enjoy nature at its fullest. We want that in 20 years time you remember this experience as something unique and we guarantee that it will be life-changing.

WHAT KIND OF FOOTWEAR SHOULD I BRING?

Bring sandals, trainers, goretex mountain shoes/boots and rain boots.

CAN I HAVE MY LAUNDRY DONE?

Email for details.

CAN I DRINK THE WATER?

This information will be emailed to you with specific details.

IS THERE ANY KIT I CAN HIRE?

We only provide the kit and equipment specified in each module.

CAN YOU RECOMMEND TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Email for details.

HOW CAN I PROTECT MY GEAR FROM HUMIDITY OR WET WEATHER?

Bring silica gel packages. They can be purchased in camera stores and on the internet. A rain cover for your camera and lenses will be your best friend. Avoid getting your gear wet and do not change lenses in the rain.

DOES FLASH HARM ANIMALS?

No, conservationist groups agree that the use of flash is not harmful and there is no scientific evidence or scientific article suggesting that flash can be harmful to animals.

. But this is a subject discussed in each of our trips.

How to book a trip

Booking with us is extremely easy. Just follow the instructions and choose adventure in 3 steps!

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