Pith helmets were once a must; those who climbed mountains and gazed upon parts unknown were assuredly in possession of at least one. But these days documenting the urban wilderness demands only a camera and the proper guide. So swoop in on today’s deal from Chicago Photo Safaris — pith helmets, at long last, optional. Choose from the following options:
- $49 for a four-hour Chicago-by-day photo safari (a $119 value)
- $49 for a four-hour Chicago-by-night photo safari (a $119 value)
- $49 for a four-hour Chicago botanic garden photo safari (a $119 value)
Chicago Photo Safaris is the local extension of the international Photo Safari Network, which conducts guided photo tours in conjunction with expert photographers. They pair up their tour groups with talented professional photographers, who know cameras inside and out and have tips for all skill levels. Whether you’ve been a shutterbug all your life or you can still smell the bubble-wrap on your camera, Chicago Photo Safaris has you covered. They will teach you how to use camera features including controlling F-stops, shutter speeds, white balance and ISO. All kinds of cameras are welcome. And to ensure this remains a completely photo-centric experience, your guide will even do the driving, ferrying you all around the city. The day and night tours will take you to destinations like Millennium Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier and more. The botanic garden safari will guide you through the maze of exquisite gardens and more than 61 acres of lakes and waterways. Tours go out on a daily basis, so swoop in on today’s deal and don’t worry about bringing a helmet — just your camera.