Colors of Zion

November 5th - 8th, 2018

Trip Overview

Trip Overview

Zion is absolutely stunning. Towering canyons, stunning rock formations, flowing rivers and beautiful colors where ever you look. We've lined up the trip to visit Zion during the window when fall colors are at their best. We'll photograph in a variety of areas around the national park, including a day trip with endless photographic opportunities in the scenic and famous Narrows! Accommodation, photo instruction, food and Narrows gear is included in the cost of the trip.
Oh Canada! What a fantastic place to take stunning photos, enjoy nature and improve your photography skills! This trip has been designed to cater to a small group of participants which affords you the opportunity to gain a ton of photography knowledge during our 9 days together in the Rockies. You'll find yourself immersed in some of the most beautiful scenery you've ever witnessed - towering peaks, emerald lakes and rivers and endless tree lines. Our trip is highly inclusive, all you have to do is show up, shoot and have a great time!

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Trip Dates:
November 5th - 8th, 2018

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Trip Cost:
$1099 USD PP (Single Room)

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Physical Demands:
Moderate* (see details section)

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Skill Level:
Everyone!

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Max Participants:
12



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Inclusions

Inclusions

Included

Accommodation

During our 4 day / 3 night trip, you'll have 3 nights of single occupancy accommodation included in your trip price. Our hotel is centrally located in Springdale, very close the park entrance and walking distance to many establishments in Springdale.

1-on-1 & Group Photo Instruction

Photo opportunities and instruction are at the heart of this fall trip to Zion. At each stop along the way, you'll have the chance to ask questions and pick the brain of our trip leaders to improve your shots. You'll shoot at a variety of locations in a stunning National Park so there will be no shortage of opportunities to practice creating images and ask questions.

Meals

We've spent quite a few years exploring Zion with photographers, so not only do we know the best spots to shoot, but we also know the best spots to eat! Part of the rewarding group travel experience is dining together. We'll take care of some of your meals along the way. On this trip, we're including 3 dinners and 3 breakfasts. Refer to the daily itinerary to see which meals are included each day (denoted by B,L,D). Included meals are comprised of a main course and non-alcoholic drink.

Highlights

In addition to the amazing photography that's going to happen everyday, other highlights of the trip include: visiting Utah, Springdale and Zion National Park. See the Watchman, West Temple, Towers of the Virgin, Virgin River, Temple of Sinawava, hike & shoot along the Riverside walk, and hike the famous Narrows! Additional locations in Zion will be visited and will be subject to weather and light.




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Not Included

Transportation

You'll need to make your own way to Springdale, the gateway town for Zion National Park. Once there, we'll be utilizing the park shuttles for some of our shooting locations, and for other locations we'll encourage you to carpool with other group members.

Alcoholic Drinks

While there will be plenty of opportunities to grab a pint or a glass of wine after a great day of shooting and exploring, it is not included in your trip price.

Park Entry Fees

Entry fees are not included as everyone will be entering the park on their own.

Insurance

Neither travel or equipment insurance is included in the price of your trip. However, proof of travel insurance is required and equipment insurance is very strongly recommended!


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Itinerary

Itinerary


Day 1 - Hello Zion! (Trip Begins)

Today marks the first day of our adventure in Zion! After everyone makes their way to Springdale, we'll get acquainted during an orientation meeting and welcome dinner. We'll also head into the park for our first shooting session this afternoon/evening.

What's Included Today?

Accommodation: Hotel Stay

Meals: D


Day 2 - Zion Exploration

We'll head into the park early today to shoot sunrise, and continue to shoot at various locations throughout the morning. In the middle of the day we'll take a break - you'll have free time to explore Springdale and grab a bite to eat before we visit our outfitter and get everyone sized up with appropriate gear for hiking the Narrows. This afternoon we'll head back into Zion and continue shooting through sunset. We'll wrap up the day with a final prep for the Narrows and a group dinner together.

What's Included Today?

Accommodation: Hotel Stay

Meals: B,D


Day 3 - Zion & The Narrows

Today we'll embark on an exiting photography adventure, a day trip into The Narrows! We'll start early and take our time allowing everyone to get used to walking through the river and practice varying shutter speeds to capture the motion of the water. We'll make our way up the river and spend the day shooting at leisure. We'll wrap up this afternoon and head back to the hotel to rest and look at our shots from the day. For those that want to, we'll head back into the park for a sunset shoot. We'll wrap up the day with dinner together.

What's Included Today?

Accommodation: Hotel Stay

Meals: B,D


Day 4 - Zion & Farewell (Trip ends)

We'll utilize our last morning together for a final sunrise shoot before returning back to the hotel. When we get back we can go over a few last tips and tricks for processing and then unfortunately say farewell as we each head our separate ways.

What's Included Today?

Meals: B


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Trip Leaders

Trip Leaders


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David Gaiz

Dave is the founder and owner of Photo Nomads. He's worked in the travel industry for over a decade, leading thousands of happy guests on trips in multiple countries. Dave's favorite subjects to shoot are landscape and wildlife. In addition to all of the imagery on the Photo Nomads site that was shot by Dave, you can see more of his work on his personal site, Instagram feed and Facebook page.


Details

Details


Group Size

We can take a maximum of 12 guests on this trip. If more than 6 guests sign up for the trip, a 2nd qualified trip leader/instructor will accompany the group.


Fee Schedule

$350.00 USD deposit due upon booking

Trip balance due on or before August 31st, 2018.


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your booking before August 31st 2018 you will be refunded all deposits and booking fees.

If you cancel your booking after August 31st and before October 1st, 2018 you will receive a refund of all paid fees minus your deposit of $350.00 USD.

If you cancel your booking after October 1st 2018, no refunds will be given. However, if you can find someone to take your place we will refund your payment in full.


Insurance Requirements

Proof of travel insurance is required for all guests on this trip due to the Narrows hike being included. After you book the trip, please send proof of coverage to hello@photonomadstravel.com a minimum of 45 days prior to the start of the trip. Guests who do not send in proof of coverage will not be able to travel with us during the trip.

While not required, we strongly recommend carrying equipment insurance as well. Please verify that your policy covers your equipment for international travel if that applies to you for this specific trip. We recommend Hill & Usher and PPA as good starting points for equipment insurance policies. Please note - Gaiz Travel and Creative, LLC dba Photo Nomads is not responsible for your equipment or personal items. If you damage, lose, or incur theft of your equipment or your personal items, Photo Nomads will not be responsible.


Physical Demands

The vast majority of this trip requires very little in the way of physical demands. However, as long as the weather permits us to, we will hike the Narrows. If you have questions about hiking the Narrows, please email us or give us a call and we can provide more information.


Where will photography take you?

I want to go to Zion!