Rod Thomas Photography

USA Storm Chasing 2020

3rd - 15th June, 2020

  • Price: $8495

  • Deposit: $1,000.00

  • Duration: 12 nights

  • Location: Denver, Colorado ( start / finish )

  • Participants: 6

Beginning and ending in Denver, Colorado, our storm chasing adventure will see us traverse our way across the USA chasing mother nature where ever she decides to show her face. Typically, a chase could see us explore Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, The Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and / or New Mexico.

Storms tend to typically fire later in the day so our mornings will be spent making our way to the target location and the waiting for mother nature to do her thing. Watching a storm from its infancy turn into a super cell is amazing. Getting to capture this all on camera is even better.

Days can be long, and sometimes there are down days where no storms are forecast. We can use these down days to either chill out and rest, or we can explore the local area in search other things to photograph. Motels will be clean and comfortable, Meals will be arranged on the go.

Our guides are well experienced in storm chasing and will get us to the best locations for photographing these epic structures. Some tours get you up close and personal and while this is ok, we prefer a wider view to get us the best photographs we can possibly get.

It is an awesome feeling standing there watching these storms unfold and to witness this is something you wont forget in a hurry. We invite you to join us on this 12 day epic road trip/chase-cation across Tornado Alley in the USA.

  • 3rd - 15th June 2020 - Denver, Colorado

    This tour has an OPEN ITINERARY. What this means is we have no set plans and will be soley guided by the weather patters that mother nature throws at us.

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED ?

    • All meals whilst on tour
    • 2 professional photoraphic tour leaders
    • All accomodation whilst on tour - twin share
    • Single supplement is available - $750
    • All transport whilst on tour including return airport transfers
  • WHATS IN NOT INCLUDED ?

    • Airfares of any kind. Guests need to arrive in Denver, Colorado June 2.
    • Alcoholic drinks of ANY KIND
    • Visa. Please check your countires requirements for travelling to the USA.
    • Insurance. All tour guests are strongly advised to take out travel insurance.
    • Please ensure all departure flights on the 16th are our of Denver as late as possible in the afternoon. if for some reason we are still chasing into the night on the 15th and are a few hours out of Denver, we might just stay out there and drop you back to the city on the 16th June
  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    **  Your spot on this tour is not confirmed until we receive both a completed booking form and either the 50% deposit required or full payment at time of booking. **

    Cancellation Policy: 

    Deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations must be received via email. Should you need to cancel your place on the tour, we will only refund any amount over and above the deposit you have already paid.. If you cancel less than 60 days before the tour starts there will be no refund of fee or deposit. Should another participant be found to fill the vacant place we will then, and only then, refund the deposit and/or balance you have paid. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour unless otherwise specified. Your registration is guaranteed only when we have a deposit payment. Registrations are allocated on a first come first served basis. If the workshop is cancelled by us you will receive a full refund of your booking fees. Tour itineraries may be subject to change due to weather, road conditions or any other other unforeseen circumstances.

    Travel insurance: 

    Travel insurance is MANDATORY and highly recommended for cover of unforeseen circumstances. Camera and equipment insurance is the responsibility of the individual photographer. 

    Camera experience required: 

    A modest level of photographic experience would be advisable to get the most out of this tour. Familiarising yourself with your basic camera operations is also strongly advised. Please bring camera manuals in case the tutors need to make adjustments to your camera settings. 

    Minimum numbers: 

    All tours are conducted based on a minimum of participants booking. This may vary according to the tour you have chosen. If we cancel due to minimum numbers not being reached you will get a full refund of the tour cost only that you have previously paid. Other bookings you may make related to this tour are not our responsibility and so we recommend travel insurance to cover this. We will only run this trip if we reach the required minimum number of guests.

    Guides Availability: 

    We will be assisting you to take photographs and provide tuition throughout the tour if needed. In the event of a guide being unable to attend due to illness or other circumstances beyond our control we will endeavour to provide another guide of similar experience. 

    What else do you need to know? 

    There may be days where we drive upwards of 6-8 hours to get to our target location. There may be days when we drive only an hour. Motels will be booked on a daily basis depending on the location we end up at and / or our next days target location and this is why there is no set itinerary for this trip. 

    Liability Limitation Statement:

    We aim to provide every participant with a safe and enjoyable experience during the tour. As there is always an element of risk associated with the outdoors and travel in general we accept no responsibility/liability for injury, death, illness, losses or additional expenses associated with tour participation. By signing the booking form you are agreeing to all the listed terms and conditions. 

    Privacy Statement: 

    The information provided by participants will not be released to any other parties.

    Trip Investment: 

    The cost of the trip is $8495. A deposit of $1000, or full payment plus any single supplements, is to be paid with the return of the booking form. If paying just the deposit amount with your trip registration, the remainder of the trip needs to be paid no later than 60 days prior to departure. 

    Other questions? 

    If you have any questions about this tour please do not hesitate to contact us.