Photography Tours in Asia

Do you dream of visiting exotic destinations like Bhutan, Myanmar & Cambodia?

Frustrated by your holiday snaps?

Wish you could travel alongside a pro photographer to inspire your creativity and help you with camera settings?

Our Photography Tours are created specifically for photographers, with itineraries designed to take in each country’s top attractions and give you the very best photo opportunities.  Plus we’ve included some very special side-trips off the tourist trail so you can enjoy an authentic cultural experience with our friendly local guides on hand to ensure you have an amazing time.

Kingdom of Bhutan Photography Tour
22 – 28 March 2018 (6D6N)

Welcome to Bhutan, the last Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom, a country shrouded in mystery and steeped in traditional Buddhist culture.

In March we’ve got an extra-special treat for travel lovers who want to explore Bhutan, gain confidence with their cameras and learn how to shoot more creatively in this culturally-rich, historic location.

We’ve timed this 6 Day expedition to coincide with the 3-Day Talo Tsechu Festival, held in a village in the hills above Punakha (altitude 2800m).  This is a typical Bhutanese festival, rich in culture and tradition, attended by the residents of Talo and their relatives from around the region.  You’ll experience and photograph the rituals, the impressive masked dances, the hilarious shenanigans of the jesters, and the thrills and delight of the spectators, who’ll be dressed in their finest Bhutanese costumes.

Plus we’re got a host of fabulous excursions planned to some of Bhutan’s most beautiful sights and some authentic cultural experiences to give you a real flavour of this mystical country and its deeply spiritual people.

Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity…you don’t need to be an expert photographer to join!

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Hike to the iconic, cliff-top Tiger’s nest monastery
  • Sunrise photo shoot at the gigantic 51m high Shakyamuni Seated Buddha
  • Sunrise photo shoot at the atmospheric Dochula Pass (altitude 3100m) capturing the 108 memorial chortens and incredible mountain-top views
  • 2 Days at the vibrant Talo Festival.  This will be a niche travel experience where you’ll be immersed in the local culture.
  • Half day visit and sunset photo shoot at the immense Punakha Dzong, the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan
  • Visit to a traditional art & craft school where students learn wood carving, silver craft, embroidery, tailoring and clay modelling
  • A fascinating walk through the Fertility Temple village

Tour Fee

Tour Fee:  *$4580

EARLY BIRD OFFER   SAVE $150 if you book by 31 October 2017

TOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Return Flights ex-Singapore to Bhutan
  • Accommodation at hotels in Thimpu, Punakha and Paro based on twin share room  (single supplement available at $340)
  • All meals (excluding alcoholic drinks)
  • Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • Private transport within Bhutan
  • Museum & Monuments entrance fees
  • Bottled water throughout the tour
  • Government Royalty
  • Tourism Development Fund
  • Visa Fee
  • Pre-Tour Briefing: Shooting Tips, Gear Selection, Preparation Tips
  • 6 Days Photography Instruction in Bhutan with Pro Photographer
  • Post-Tour Photo Review & Feedback session

Tour Fee is based on a group of 10 pax.  For a smaller group, additional fees may apply.

* Price is for Cheque or Bank Transfer payments.  Additional 5% Bank Fees applies for Credit Card payments.

TOUR FEE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Personal and other expenses such as bar bills and laundry

PAYMENT

A deposit of $1500 is due upon booking to secure your place.

The balance is due by 15 January 2018.

Flights

Flights

Airline: Druk Air

Departure:  KB501 Leaves Singapore 22 March (Thu) 06:30am arrives Paro 10:50am.  40 mins Layover in KOLKATA

Return:  KB500 Leaves Paro 28 (Wed) 08:05am, arrives SG 16:25pm.  40 mins Layover in KOLKATA.

If you are joining us from another destination and taking a different flight, we can quote your a tour fee excluding flights.

Tour Operator

Tour Operator:  Raven Tours & Treks

Our Tour Guide Deepak Tamang is not only an accomplished guide… he’s also a keen photographer and has guided numerous photography tours before, so he’s got fabulous local knowledge on where to get the best vantage points for your photography.  Plus he’s a super nice guy and a pleasure to travel with.

A Travel Experience for Photographers

The best part of this tour is that it’s all about photography – so when you see something you want to photograph or need help finding the best way to photograph it, simply let your instructor know.

Our local English-speaking tour guides are at hand to translate when you want to communicate with the locals or find out more about the history and culture.

And, they’ll adapt the itinerary to the needs and interests of the group.

Note:  The itinerary may change due to weather conditions, festivities, or other unexpected events.

Bookings & Information

E-mail karen@karenlucasphoto.com

Call 9182 5478

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