Published on : Thursday, June 9, 2016
The gift of travel is more than just sightseeing and souvenir collecting; it’s the chance to explore and immerse oneself in a way of life that is unique to the region’s residents. With this in mind, Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara has created a one-of-a-kind Coastal Photo Safari, the opportunity to see San Diego through the eyes of one of its celebrated residents, world-renowned surf photographer Aaron Chang.
Participants will enjoy an exclusive journey with Aaron as he reveals how the soul and beauty of Southern California’s most beautiful beaches come to life through photography. This magical opportunity captures the allure of San Diego’s stunning coastline through the lens and insights of this artist, who is widely credited with pioneering modern surf and ocean photography.
Part photography lesson, part photo shoot, part adventure-of-a-lifetime, the Coastal Photo Safari is an activity in which participants will collaborate with Aaron on how best and where to capture the day’s most memorable images. Whether observing aboard a helicopter or in the surf itself trying to capture the perfect wave, the day will be rich with memories, experiences and insights as Aaron shares stories and secrets behind his famous shots while also helping guests create their own masterwork.
The adventure begins with an early-morning shuttle to La Jolla Shores where guests and Aaron will enjoy a free dive, exploring the ocean and capturing images along the way. Next, take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Aaron’s award-winning gallery. Take a break for lunch and enjoy a gourmet beach picnic set up by one’s very own day-of beach concierge. The ultimate adventure follows: a private helicopter ride with Aaron along the San Diego coastline as participants both focus their cameras on the inspiring scenery below.
This rare opportunity with one of the world’s most successful fine art and surf photographers will make any trip to San Diego that much more memorable and unique. It’s a way for visitors to gain a new perspective on this breathtaking scenery while also learning from one of the masters of the craft. The cost for the Coastal Photo Safari is USD 12,000 and includes the six- to eight-hour excursion with Aaron Chang, gourmet lunch on the day of the Safari, the helicopter ride, ground transportation, ride-along photographer, and two-night stay in a one-bedroom villa at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara that can accommodate up to four guests.