TRIP INFO

DATES // MARCH 23-29, 2020
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS // 15
COST // $5,950 CAD. See inclusions below.
PHOTOGRAPHY LEVELS // All
PHYSICAL RATING // Easy
WHERE YOU’LL STAY // Hotel Taura’a

There are few places on the planet that possess the same sense of mystery and wonder as Easter Island. Rapa Nui, as it’s also known, will surprise you at every turn, from the scale of the ancient Moai carvings (“big heads”) that adorn the island, to the diversity of the landscape. Here you’ll find rugged coastlines, jaw-dropping volcanic formations, and peaceful grasslands that grace the interior. Wild horses rule the land while birdlife soars above.

With this kind of remoteness comes some of the world’s darkest skies and an “end of the world” feeling like you’ve never experienced before. Combined, these elements provide an unforgettable experience for photography of all kinds, and a rare opportunity to see first-hand why Rapa Nui’s monoliths remain one of the world’s greatest mysteries. We’ve done the groundwork to offer you the most comprehensive and memorable photo experience possible.

Photos by Paul Zizka Photography.

INS AND OUTS

What’s Included:

  • photo tour/instruction for seven days/six nights
  • accommodation at the Hotel Taura’a for six nights
  • airport transfers
  • all breakfasts
  • all dinners
  • in-country transportation
  • Rapa Nui National Park pass
  • night excursion to photograph Moai

What’s Not Included:

  • flights to Easter Island
  • any alcoholic beverages
  • lunches
  • travel Insurance

EASTER ISLAND AT A GLANCE

Moai   ⋅    Open Air Museum   ⋅   Dark, Starry Skies    ⋅   Colourful, Volcanic Coastlines    ⋅    Wild Feeling  ⋅    Remoteness    ⋅   Exclusive Nighttime Access to Ancient Moai Sites

YOUR OFFBEAT INSTRUCTORS

PAUL ZIZKA // LEADER
Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Islands, and Climbing magazine.

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DAVE BROSHA // LEADER
Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, Long Creek, Prince Edward Island based, award-winning commercial, personal, and adventure photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his beautiful wife, Erin, and three children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad.

ITINERARY

A detailed itinerary can be provided upon request.

NOTE: The itinerary can and will change based on weather conditions, among other factors. Participants are expected to be flexible to the group’s needs.

IMPORTANT INFO

Please visit our FAQs for more information on What to Bring, our Physical Ratings and Photography Levels.

IS THIS PHOTO TOUR FOR YOU?

Physical Rating (Easy):

  • Hiking experience // None necessary.
    Pace // Slow.
    Distance/Description // <5km/day (3 miles) on well-defined trails, with slight noticeable elevation change, and perhaps slightly uneven terrain.
    Footwear // Light hiking shoes or sneakers.

Photography Level (ALL): This photo tour is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

See these ratings described in our FAQs.

INSURANCE AND CANCELLATION POLICY 

CANCELLATION: Spots are non-refundable but are transferable, with the exception of a $250 administration fee. For instance, we will provide a refund, minus the administration fee, if the participant is able to find someone else to take his or her spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant. Please contact us at erin@offbeatphoto.ca to make arrangements.

Although extremely unlikely, OFFBEAT Photography Inc. reserves the right to cancel the tour at any time for a variety of reasons (i.e. if a minimum number of participants is not met or if unforeseen circumstances dramatically impacted cost of the tour or global conditions somehow warranted a cancellation). In the very unlikely event of a cancellation, all monies/deposits made to OFFBEAT Photography Inc. would be refunded to participants, however, no compensation would be made for participant flight cancellation fees or any other associated travel costs. See Insurance Policy for more details.

INSURANCE: It is not only advised but required that photo tour participants have trip cancellation/interruption insurance, as well as emergency medical/illness insurance and rescue coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure).

Weather and other unforeseen factors can cause delays in travel, particularly from some of our more remote locations. It is the participant’s responsibility to cover any costs in the case of a travel delay of any length. Please ensure your trip cancellation/interruption insurance accommodates this possibility.

By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions.