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At IceMonkeyTours, we’ve gathered the FAQs based on our travelers’ inquiries about our Photo Tours. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, please reach out to us directly. We’re here to assist you and make your Photo Tour experience unforgettable.

Absolutely! Regardless of your photography skill level, whether you’re a beginner, expert, or just want to travel with your smartphone, our tours are designed for everyone. You’ll always be accompanied by our team of expert photographers who will share their knowledge during the photo tour, providing you with a unique experience.

A photo tour is much more than just a getaway; it’s a perfect fusion of your passions for photography and discovering new horizons. At IceMonkey Tours, we understand the essence of this art, and that’s why we design expeditions to unique destinations ideal for photography enthusiasts. We don’t just take you to common places; we always seek exclusive itineraries, less-traveled spots, and magical corners where nature and culture come together, allowing you to capture the best photographs.

Our trips are meticulously planned, tailored to the time we know is needed to wait for that perfect moment, that ideal light, allowing you to capture that dream photo that will not only be etched in your camera but also in your memory. You’ll travel in small groups, ensuring a more personalized experience and granting you access to key locations, guaranteeing the best shots in optimal lighting conditions.

But what truly sets us apart is our team. At IceMonkey, we collaborate with the world’s finest photographers, including our CEO, Jose David Riquelme, a renowned photographer who has received global accolades. With his expertise and guidance, as well as that of our talented team, we guarantee each journey will be an unforgettable experience where you’ll learn, enjoy, and most importantly, capture memories that will last a lifetime.

At IceMonkey, we believe in a full immersion into the photographic experience. Throughout the journey, our guide, who is also a professional photographer from our team, will be at your full disposal. They will not only assist you during travels but will also share invaluable insights and offer optional talks and viewings at the end of the day. It’s vital to understand that this isn’t just a photography course in an exotic location, but an on-site practical workshop. With IceMonkey, you’ll have the guidance of an expert photographer who will help you progress in your photographic journey and introduce you to spots with exceptional photographic potential.

At IceMonkey Tours, we invite you to embark on your adventure from the get-go. You can fill out the booking form available on each trip page, making your choice and planning straightforward. Our team of experts is on hand to assist you every step of the way, recognizing that the magic of the journey begins with the preparation. We offer a wide range of meticulously described destinations on our website, and with just a deposit, you secure your spot on the chosen expedition. With us, anticipation and planning become an integral part of your journey. We look forward to being part of your next adventure!

When you embark on an adventure with IceMonkey, we aim for your experience to be as seamless and enriching as possible. That’s why we’ve designed our packages to include all the essentials and more. With us, your trip includes:

  • Transfers: From the moment of your arrival to your departure, we provide all transfers in a comfortable private vehicle, ensuring you move with ease and safety throughout the itinerary.
  • Accommodation: You won’t have to worry about where to rest after a day filled with photographic emotions. We offer accommodation in comfortable hotels, with your booking including a shared double room.
  • Meals: We know a good day starts with a good breakfast. That’s why all breakfasts are included in your package, providing you with the necessary energy for your daily adventures. Additionally, on some of our trips, we offer full board, so you can enjoy all meals without any concerns.
  • Photographic Guidance: It’s not just a trip; it’s a photographic experience. You’ll have the guidance and advice of our professional photographers, who will help you capture the best moments and enhance your photographic skills.
  • Bilingual Guide: To ensure you fully understand and immerse yourself in the experience, we provide guides fluent in both English and Spanish, facilitating communication and understanding throughout the trip.

At IceMonkey, we strive to offer a comprehensive experience, taking care of every detail so all you have to do is enjoy and capture the most memorable moments. We hope you’ll join us on this unique adventure!

To ensure an optimal experience with IceMonkey Tours, we recommend making your reservation at least 2 months in advance. Since our groups are small, this allows us to provide adequate and personalized attention to each traveler. As specialists in photographic journeys, we understand the importance of preparation and planning, and we’ll do everything possible to assist and guide you through this process. Booking in advance secures your spot in the group and enables us to offer you the best experience possible. We look forward to having you on our next photographic adventure!

To confirm and finalize your booking with IceMonkey Tours, a deposit of 1,000 US dollars is required. It’s important to note that spots will not be reserved without this initial deposit. As for the final payment, it should be made 60 days prior to the trip’s start date. Adhering to these deadlines is essential to guarantee your participation and ensure an optimal experience on our photographic tour. We look forward to having you join us on this amazing adventure!

At IceMonkey, we recognize that attending our workshops and photographic trips requires prior planning and commitment. However, we also understand that unforeseen events or circumstances might arise, forcing you to cancel your participation. Therefore, we’ve established a clear cancellation policy to protect both your interests and ours:

  • If you cancel more than 150 days before the workshop’s start date, we will offer a full refund of any payments you’ve made.
  • If you cancel between 150 and 91 days before the workshop starts, you’ll be refunded 50% of the reservation.
  • If cancellation occurs between 90 and 61 days before the workshop begins, you’ll receive a 35% refund of the reservation.
  • If you decide to cancel within the 60 days leading up to the workshop’s start, unfortunately, we won’t be able to provide any refund.

We hope this policy offers clarity and confidence as you plan your experience with IceMonkey. We’re here to assist you every step of the way.

At IceMonkey Tours, we prioritize the quality of the experience over quantity. Our groups are intentionally kept small, with a maximum of 12 travelers. This limitation ensures personalized attention and high-quality experiences for each participant. We believe it’s essential for every traveler to have the space and time they need to fully enjoy photography, without feeling rushed or overwhelmed by a large group. Additionally, each group is accompanied by a minimum of two guides/photographers, ensuring ample expertise and assistance throughout the journey. This is our way of guaranteeing that every photographic adventure is unique and memorable.

There’s no specific technical level required to join our trips. We welcome and embrace everyone with an adventurous spirit and a desire to uncover the magic behind each shot. Moreover, with the guidance and expertise of our CEO, Jose David Riquelme, renowned in the photography world, we assure you that you’ll learn and be inspired at every step of the journey, regardless of your experience level. With IceMonkey, every trip is an opportunity to grow as a photographer!

Of course! At IceMonkey, we understand that traveling is often an experience best enjoyed when shared. If you choose to attend with a companion, it’s important for both of you to know that, while it is a photographic journey and photography guides many of our activities, it’s not just that. It’s also an opportunity to immerse oneself in the destination, savor its wonders, and share what we’re passionate about: photography. We aim to balance the photographic experience with the full enjoyment of the trip, creating unforgettable moments in each destination.

The clothing and gear you’ll need largely depend on the destination. Generally, we recommend lightweight, non-cotton clothing and dressing in layers. The attire for a photographic journey will vary based on the chosen destination. In our technical sheet, we provide a list of essential and recommended materials tailored to the type of trip. It’s crucial to make the right selection so that every traveler feels comfortable and fully enjoys the experience.

While we can’t handle visas for you, we can provide links to companies that offer this service and assist you in the application and management process.

At IceMonkey, we are professional photographers and will advise you on the most suitable photographic equipment for the type of trip. Your choice will depend on your photography level: while some travelers opt for professional gear, others prefer their smartphones. Our priority is for you to capture wonderful images. Therefore, we offer a consultancy service on the most appropriate equipment, the conditions of each destination, and how to make the most of it.

Yes, medical and travel insurance is mandatory for all trips with IceMonkey Tours. However, if you wish, our team can include one of our travel insurance options in your package.

Our trips are designed for anyone in reasonable shape. Some of our journeys may visit remote areas with limited medical facilities, so it’s essential to be in good health.

Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 can only participate if they are accompanied by their parents. Our tours are not suitable for children under 13 years old.

Our trips do not include international flights. However, we can assist you in booking flights to reach your destination.

Our local guides work hard to ensure you have a memorable experience. It’s important to consider that the custom of tipping will depend on the destination, as it’s more common in some cultures than others. It’s always a personal decision, but a gesture that can show your appreciation for their dedication and effort.

On our trips, many of the hotels and public places offer Wi-Fi service. However, since many locations are remote, communication might be limited.

At IceMonkey, every traveler is unique, and so should their experiences be. If you have a specific destination or idea in mind, we’re more than willing to tailor to your wishes and needs. Just give us a call or write to us, sharing your desired journey and requirements. Our team of experts, with extensive experience in organizing photographic expeditions, will get to work to design an itinerary that meets your expectations.


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