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Goa Macro – Masterclass Photography tour

Avijit Chakraborty

Expert

Jun 12 - Jun 15,2024, Jul 16 - Jul 19,2024, Jul 20 - Jul 23,2024

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Cost On Request

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6

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This time We, The Canopy Voyagers are coming to explore the biodiversity of Western ghats. In the list, the first name is Goa. The place is famous for its scenic beaches and waterfalls. But a very few knows that ,Goa is also a hotspot for macro life.

Situated in the Konkan region along the West coast of peninsular India, Bhagwan Mahavir WLS  is a 240 sq km of protected area within Western Ghats along the eastern border of Goa and forms a part of the one of the largest contiguous patches of protected areas in the central Western Ghats. The sanctuary has Mahdei Wildlife Sanctuary to the north and Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary to the South. Dandeli Anshi Tiger reserve borders the area to the East. The annual raifall exceeds 3,000 mm. Tambdi Surla, is not only known for the 12th Century old temple of Lord Mahadeva, but the forest of Tambdi Surla is extremely popular amongst the Macro Photographers because of its rich biodiversity that it hosts which starts vibrating with life specially with the onset of the monsoon. Chorla Ghats is situated in borders of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra. This area is at a higher elevation. It is a part of the Western Ghats at an elevation of 800 meters. The geography boasts of a few rare species of wild-life such as the barred wolf snake (Lycodon striatus) in its sub-tropical forests. Lastly, Bondla WLS is located in North Eastern Goa, in the Ponda taluka of the state. The total area of the park is 8 km2. The location is amazing for a Macro maniac during the monsoons.

Our skipper and photography mentor for this trip have almost 5 years of experience of photographing various rare species in Western Ghats. Join with us to have a magical experience in one of the most biodiverse hotspot in India and also in the World.

Our mentor would guide you throughout the expedition to understand the various techniques and methods of photographing wildlife, different animal behavior and the correct way of approaching them to get better perspective images, and the ethics of Wildlife Photography.

Hump nosed pit viper, Malabar Pit viper, Bamboo Pit viper, Saw scaled Viper, King cobra, Common Krait, Bronze Backed Tree snake, Painted Bronze backed tree snake, Indian Rock Python, Common Vine snake, Checkered Keelback, Rat Snake, Beddome’s Keelback, Common Wolf Snake, Mabalar Gliding frog, Indian Bull Frog, Skittering Frog, Dobson’s Burrowing Frog, Bicolored Frog, Fungoid Frog, Bronze Frog, Reddish Burrowing Frog, Ornate Narrow-mouthed Frog, Jerdon’s Ramanella, Common tree Frog, Common Indian Toad, Draco dussumieri

Day1: After your arrival at Dabolim Airport, you will be escorted to our camp site. Our Photography and biodiversity expert would guide you through the entire plan for the Trip. After the room allotment process, freshen up and join the camp briefing over a cup of hot coffee. After a short discussion on the possible target species of the region and a few tips and tricks on Macro photography, enjoy a delicious lunch at the camp site. You must keep your camera ready with you anytime for possible sightings within the campsite. Take some rest and join the trail around the campsite in the evening

Day2 & Day3: The day begins early at 6.15 am with a hot cup of tea and coffee.  Today we will proceed for Tambdi Surla trail in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary in the morning. Spend the whole day looking for reptiles like Hump nosed pit viper, Malabar Pit viper, Bamboo Pit viper, Saw scaled Viper, King cobra, Common Krait, Bronze Backed Tree snake, Painted Bronze backed tree snake, Indian Rock Python, Common Vine snake, Checkered Keelback, Rat Snake, Beddome’s Keelback, Common Wolf Snake. Learn the various techniques of macro photography from our expert on field. We will carry packed breakfast with us on the trail. After lunch, herping in Buffer of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary or at Anmode Ghat

Day4: We will explore the Herping on a plateau near our campsite for some time in the morning. Come back to camp for breakfast and you will be dropped to Dabolim Airport.

Macro lenses preferably 90mm along with telephoto lens like 150-600mm or 100-400mm

Camera flash with diffuser

Rain cover for Camera

Headlight or Torch

Extra camera batteries and memory cards

Binoculars if possible

Waterproof jacket or Poncho

Sunscreen lotions

Mosquito repellent cream

Basic first aid

Forest-friendly clothing, leech socks and Gum boots (Must need)

COST ON REQUEST. 25% of the amount needs to be paid as booking fee (non-refundable). Balance 75% to be paid 30 days prior to departure date.

Please Note: We are flexible to customize the tour as per your needs, if the group size is large. In that case the cost would be shared based on your requirement.

Accommodation for 3N 4D days in Eco homestay at Goa

All food (Day 1 lunch – Day 4 Breakfast) for 4 days

All transfers to and from Dabolim Airport.

Any Guide charges and entry fees

Camera charges wherever applicable.

Travel cost from your home location till Dabolim Airport and back.

Personal expenses such as laundry, water bottles, cold drinks etc.

Any extra meals

Tips to guides/drivers.

Any item not mentioned in the inclusions.

All cancellation requests must be sent through email to info@thecanopyvoyagers.com. The refund policy mentioned below will be applicable to amount outside of the 25% booking amount.

All cancellations before 30 days from departure date: 100% refund

All cancellations between 25 – 30 days from departure date: 75% refund

All cancellations between 20 – 25 days from departure date: 50% refund

All cancellations within 20 days from departure date: No refund can be made. We are sorry!

No refund will be granted for portion/portions of the journey not performed by the traveler.

No refund will be granted in case of non-performance of journey due to external and natural events.

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