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TEXAS: Spring Wildflowers Photo Tour

JLW - Texas Spring Wildflower Tour (28)

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SCHEDULED TOURS

2025 :: April 13 - April 16

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TOUR COST

From: $2,875 (See details)
Cost is per person, double occupancy from Houston, Texas (IAH)

GROUP SIZE

2-3 Participants

AVAILABILITY

2024: 3 Spaces Available

PRIVATE TOUR OPTION

This tour is available as a private trip for any size group. The tour cost will vary with the number of people and any custom requests.

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Highlights of TEXAS: Spring Wildflowers Photo Tour

  • Hands-on photo instruction for wildlife photography with Nikon Professional Jennifer Leigh Warner
  • Photograph Texas wildflowers in peak spring bloom, including Texas Bluebonnets, Huisache Daisy, Indian Blanket, Pink Evening Primrose and Scarlet Indian Paintbrush
  • Photograph birds and butterfly that take advantage of the blooms.
  • Photograph ranch animals in the wildflowers, such as longhorn and even zebras.

Description of TEXAS: Spring Wildflowers Photo Tour

As spring arrives in Central Texas, so does the famous wildflowers that grace the countryside. Texas Bluebonnets are just one of the many flowers that carpet the great wide open landscapes making it feel like you have walked into the Land of Oz. Flowers, birds and butterflies will be our target as well as stopping at some ranches for the opportunity to photograph longhorn cattle and even perhaps some ranch zebras.

This tour would be great as an extension to the Texas Spring Rookery Tour that ends the same day this tour begins or as a stand-alone tour.

Length of Tour

4-days/3-nights

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Houston.

Day 2 – Photograph wildflowers

Day 3 – Photograph wildflowers

Day 4 – Morning photographing wildflowers before heading back to Houston

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Houston and drive to La Grange check into hotel.

We will meet this evening for dinner and a meet and greet. Here we will also discuss the coming week, photography strategies, logistics, and expectations.

Day 2 – We will leave bright and early for to catch the early morning light on the wildflowers. We will photograph along the country roadsides looking for the best light on the flowers.

We will stop for lunch and a review of our images before heading back out for an evening session with the wildflowers.

Day 3 – We will leave early for a ranch to photograph cattle in the wildflowers.

We will stop for lunch and a review of our images before heading back out for an evening session with the wildflowers.

Day 4 – We will spend the last morning photographing flowers before heading back to Houston for afternoon flights home.

Cost

Cost is $2,875 per person, based upon double occupancy, from Houston, Texas (Airport code IAH.
This trip ends in same as arrival city (Airport code ).

This tour does not include meals, but meals will be enjoyed as a group. The tour cost does not include transportation to Houston, Texas, laundry, beverages, tips, and tour insurance.

 

Single Supplement

If a single hotel room is preferred, or we are unable to find a suitable roommate for you, a single supplement fee of $216 will be assessed.

NOTE: For boat-based tours, see pricing options for single cabins. Single cabin cost includes the single hotel cost above.

 

Minimum Number

If fewer than the minimum number of required participants are registered, we may still be able to run the trip by adding a small-group supplement fee, per person, determined by the number of participants registered.

 

Deposit Requirements

A $750 deposit per person is required to hold each space on this tour. Deposit may be made online by clicking the "Book Your Trip Now" button and using any credit card. If you prefer, you may call us at 888-875-9453 to pay by phone. You may also mail us a check, however, remember that all space is held on a first come-first served basis as deposits are received.

How to Book

In order to hold your space, click the "Book Your Trip Now" button above and complete the deposit process, including payment of the deposit through our Paypal portal using ANY CREDIT CARD. Upon completion of deposit, please visit our secure, online CLIENT INFORMATION FORM to complete your registration.

Final Payment

For all land-based tours: full payment by check is due 120 days prior to the departure date.

For all boat-based adventure cruises of 7-days or longer: full payment by check is required 180 days prior to departure.

NOTE: If you prefer to use credit card for final payment, a 3% fee may be added to cover the credit card merchant fees we incur.

This trip includes standard hotels.

Activity Level Rating: (Note: 1 is easy and 5 is difficult)

We will photograph from roadsides. Very little walking will be involved.

Photography Gear Recommendations

The best camera is the one you have with you! That said, we will help you get great photos no matter what camera you use.

This photo tour is geared toward those using DSLR or Mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses, here is what we recommend that you bring:

  • Bring at least 2 camera bodies (if possible) – to reduce changing lenses and just in case of accidental damage to one

Recommended Lenses Wildlife

  • Telephoto lens – 400 mm or larger for wildlife (I use the Nikon 200-500 mm)

Recommended Lenses for Landscapes

  • An ultra-wide lens equivalent to about 16-35mm which may be used for landscapes.
  • Macro Lens for close-ups of flowers

Other Accessories

  • Tripod
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Lots of memory cards!
  • Laptop or other downloading device

Wildflower season can be variable, but this location has proven to be quite reliable for many years.

Purchasing Flights

Do not purchase your flights until the trip has been confirmed to go.

Detailed Trip Information

Upon notification that final payment is due (120 days prior to departure for land based tours / 180 days for boat based tours), you will receive a trip package of detailed information for your tour.

Any additional information about the trip, including lodgings, contacts, participants, meeting locations, etc., will sent about 2 weeks prior to the trip departure, or after final payment is received for late registrants.

Travel Insurance

As with all tours, we recommend purchasing Travel Insurance to help cover your investment, for covered reasons. Please see our section on Travel Insurance.

Passport & Visa

US Citizens may require a visa to enter certain foreign countries. See above for any required visa information.

Participants arriving to the USA from a foreign country may need to get a travel visa to enter the United States. Be sure to check the requirements for your country of origin.

Itinerary Changes

The trip itinerary is developed many months ahead of time. Occasionally, despite our best planning, changes may occur during the trip, or we may be forced to alter our plans. Changes may occur because of weather, road conditions, safety concerns or other circumstances. In these situations, it is the leader(s) responsibility to carefully consider and implement appropriate alternatives. Any additional costs incurred because of changes will be the responsibility of each individual participant. Refunds will not be issued as a result of itinerary changes.

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