Date: SEPTEMBER 22-29 2024
Visas are required for Americans, Canadians, and Australians
Picture this: you're standing in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, surrounded by its vibrant rhythms, where every corner offers a breathtaking shot waiting to be captured! 
Yaw invites you to join him on his first Rio De Janeiro Photography Retreat An unforgettable retreat to this captivating Brazilian gem, a city that effortlessly blends natural beauty with urban allure. This city is a photographer's dream, with a rich history, stunning architecture, and unique culture that can serve as the perfect backdrop for a beautiful fashion or beauty story. Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue stands tall against the backdrop of lush mountains and pristine beaches, providing the perfect backdrop for your lens. Explore the charming streets of Santa Teresa, adorned with colorful houses and artistic graffiti, all while savoring delectable Brazilian cuisine. With its tropical rainforests, botanical gardens, and golden shores, Rio de Janeiro offers a diverse canvas for your photography journey. 
This creative retreat provides the opportunity for 6 creatives to join yaw for a week of adventures, photoshoots, and exploration. Join us on this unforgettable photography retreat to Rio, an opportunity to connect with your passion for photography, grow as an artist, and experience a unique and unforgettable destination. 
Rio has an amazing selection of agency signed and freelance models that we will be working with.
Don't miss this chance to sharpen your skills and capture the essence of Rio's magic – an opportunity no photographer should pass up!
Limit: 6 Creatives
VISAS: As of Jan. 10, 2024, passport holders from the United States, Canada, and Australia must apply online for an electronic visa to enter the country for travelers whose stay in Brazil will not exceed 90 days or three months.
"If you're arriving on January 9th, we strongly advise applying for your eVisa to avoid travel disruptions due to delays or missed connections," VFS Global, the organization outsourcing the eVisa process for Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said. It noted that the average processing times for visas is five business days.
Electronic Brazilian visas cost roughly $81 and permit multiple entries by holders across a specific time period — five years for Canadians and Australians and 10 years for Americans.
"The validity period of your eVisa is different than the duration of your stay. You may enter in Brazil at any time within the validity period of the eVisa issued," per VFS Global. "If you want to enter in Brazil before the date specified on your eVisa, you must create a new application. If you need to stay more than 90 days inside the country, you must apply for a regular visa at the nearest Brazilian Consulate."
The application process is done entirely online.
YOUR HOST
ACTIVITIES / EXPLORATION / EXPERIENCE
Below are the activities included in your excursion rate. 
A welcome Dinner at a close by restaurant on the beach, A Cable Car up to Sugar Loaf Mountain for a visit. A Train Car ride to up Corcovado to Visit Christ The Redeemer Statute. Copacabana Beach to relax and take in the views, and a car ride up to visit Escadaria Selaron to see the world famous steps.
ACCOMMODATIONS/LODGING 
Lodging is included in the rate. To be safe and secure we will all be staying at a beautiful Upscale hotel in Rio right by Copacabana Beach. The hotel Rooms are double occupancy meaning two beds 2 people to a room. Hotel Breakfast is included. Lodging subject to change as we will be in Rio during the busy season. The Video below is the hotel being considered (Hotel Arpoador), however hotels might change depending on availability. ​​​​​​​
A Few of YAW's IMAGES FROM PREVIOUS EXCURSIONS 
Photographers
The Photographer Rate is $3000.00*optional payment plans are available
Build or update your portfolio with stunning locations images that are unmatched. Take a look Above for some of Yaw's images from pervious excursions to other locations. 

This Rate includes the following:
✔️7 Night Lodging ( Some might be double occupancy)
✔️Collaborative Photo Shoot
✔️Group Transportation
✔️welcome dinner & Farewell Dinner
✔️Sugar Loaf Mountain Visit
✔️Corcovado Visit (Christ The Redeemer Statute Visit)
✔️Copacabana Beach
✔️Escadaria Selaron Visit
✔️Production Fees
✔️Travel organizer booking fee
✔️Model Organization fee​​​​​​​
✔️Transportation to and from the airport
RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
✖️Flights to and from Rio De Janeiro
✖️meals and additional food not mentioned
✖️alcohol
✖️additional taxis

Wardrobe Stylists, MUA, Hairstylists
The Creative Rate is $2800.00* optional payment plans are available
This is for creatives who wish to work with Yaw to Strengthen their portfolios. 
This Rate includes the following:
✔️7 Night Lodging ( Some might be double occupancy)
✔️Collaborative Photo Shoot
✔️Group Transportation
✔️welcome & Farewell Dinner
✔️Sugar Loaf Mountain Visit
✔️Corcovado Visit (Christ The Redeemer Statute Visit)
✔️Copacabana Beach
✔️Escadaria Selaron Visit
✔️Production Fees
✔️Travel organizer booking fee
✔️Model Organization fee​​​​​​​
✔️Transportation to and from the airport

RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
✖️Flights to and from Rio De Janeiro
✖️meals and additional food not mentioned
✖️alcohol
✖️additional taxis
GUESTS
The Guest Rate is $2000.00* optional payment plans are available
This is for Family and Friends of registered attendees

This Rate includes the following:
✔️7 Night Lodging ( Some might be double occupancy)
✔️Transportation to and from the airport
✔️Travel organizer booking fee
✔️welcome & Farewell Dinner
✔️Sugar Loaf Mountain Visit
✔️Corcovado Visit (Christ The Redeemer Statute Visit)
✔️Copacabana Beach
✔️Escadaria Selaron Visit

RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
✖️Flights to and from Rio De Janeiro
✖️meals and additional food not mentioned
✖️alcohol
✖️additional taxis
Travel
Each individual is responsible for their own flights to Rio De Janeiro. We recommend using a VPN if you have it on a private tab and searching websites like Skyscanner.com & momondo.com for affordable airfare.

Airport: Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport Rio De Janeiro [Code: GIG]
Flights are not included in the above rates.  Personal Transportation is not included (This includes uber, taxis, bus, train, etc). Food, Tourism Expenses, Location Admissions and Personal Expenses are also not included in this rate. The exchange rate is currently 5.07 Real to $1, so to be on the safe side we suggest having no less than $500 - $600 USD for spending money. You might not spend it all but just to be prepared that’s the amount we suggest. Morocco is a cash country so have cash on you. You can exchange USD at the airport or exchange for Brazilian Real in your state before leaving.
CHECK OUT THIS GALLERY BELOW FOR PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS EXCURSION EXPERIENCE 
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REGISTRATION
Registration is only for individuals who are prepared to book their attendance. Once your registration form below has been submitted and approved by Yaw, you will be provided with a link via email to submit payment. Payment is required within 24 hours of approval to join this excursion. 

Waiver of Liability *
This Waiver of Liability releases YAW ASIEDU PHOTOGRAPHY LLC and its affiliated members from all liability relating to injuries that may occur {during production, on the assignment, photo shoot.}. By clicking this agreement and submitting this booking form, I agree to hold YAW ASIEDU PHOTOGRAPHY LLC entirely free from any liability, including financial responsibility for injuries incurred, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence. I also acknowledge the risks involved in the production. These include but are not limited to physical or mental injury. I understand that I am participating voluntarily and that all risks have been made clear to me. Additionally, I do not have any conditions that will increase my likelihood of experiencing injuries while engaging in this production. By clicking the agreement below I forfeit all right to bring a suit against YAW ASIEDU PHOTOGRAPHY LLC or its affiliates for any reason. In return, I will receive the agreed-upon services offered. I will also make every effort to obey safety precautions and all laws during the production or excursion. I will ask for clarification when needed. 
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Cancellation Policy *
Cancellation: (a) The Creative will be required to complete a Booking Form, upon receipt of the booking form, YAW ASIEDU PHOTOGRAPHY LLC will send an email as confirmation. Once initial payment has been received the booking will then be considered Confirmed. (b) As a result, once a booking is Confirmed, there are no refunds on sessions. All session rates are immediately applied to your production fees. In the event that the creative must cancel their attendance, they have the option to find another individual to take their spot for the session and take on their payment obligations. (c) In the event of an emergency, the creative may cancel and receive a credit towards another Excursion at a later date. All contributing parties in your session are not employees of YAW ASIEDU PHOTOGRAPHY LLC (including but not limited to makeup artist, hair stylist, models, wardrobe stylist, designers, assistants, etc.) They are considered independent contractors and NOT included in the Cancellation Policy. 
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Refund *
There are no refunds on Excursion unless the Excursion is cancelled by YAW ASIEDU PHOTOGRAPHY LLC. In the event that the creative must cancel their attendance, they have the option to find another individual to take their spot for the Excursion and take on their payment obligations. (c) In the event of an emergency, the creative may cancel and YAW ASIEDU PHOTOGRAPHY LLC will offer a credit. That credit will be to the discretion of YAW ASIEDU PHOTOGRAPHY LLC. There is absolutely no refund on lodging, talent booking, transportation booking, or permit fees. This refund policy is on behalf of the travel organizations that YAW ASIEDU PHOTOGRAPHY LLC works with. This policy is to protect YAW ASIEDU PHOTOGRAPHY LLC and attendees from additional expenses and to keep the rate as affordable as possible for all attending individuals.
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