Thailand Tour 2018

USD $3,200

10 day tour. 16-25 November 2018

Payment terms. 25% deposit and the balance no later than 60 days before the tour date.

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Whats included

  • 4 star accommodation (single or twin share).
  • Airport transfers.
  • Air conditioned transport in our mini bus.
  • Domestic flights inside the country.
  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • All entry fees to temples and tour locations.
  • A mobile phone for the length of your tour, pre programmed with our number and emergency services number.
  • Security staff to guard the bus when we are walking around so your gear will be safe.
  • 2 x T shirts from our on line store.

Whats excluded

Flights to and from the country

Dinner and lunch except for the last night group dinner

Why join this tour?

Asia Photography Tours will give you an experience that you won’t forget. We visit Thailand leading up to the Yee Peng festival (The lantern festival). We start in the Nations capitol city Bangkok, visiting the floating markets of  Damnoen Saduak, We tour the historical temple complex of Ayutthaya Historical Park and finish at the Northern city of Chiang Mai for release of the lanterns. This is truly a spectacular tour.


Day 1. Check in, relax, Bangkok’s Grand Palace, Rooftop evening session

We will pick you up from the airport and check you in to our hotel. Relax and unwind from your travels. Have a refreshing swim in the pool, grab some lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the Grand Palace. In the evening we take our tripods to The Dome at Skybar which overlooks Lumpini Park, the largest green space in downtown Bangkok, we photograph this landscape shot from the 29th floor rooftop cocktail bar on top of Sofitel So Hotel.


Day 2. Group breakfast, Damnoen Saduak floating Market. Chao Phraya River cruise.

Group breakfast followed by a group discussion to introduce each member of the group. We will discuss the cultural background of the country, the etiquette, how to politely take photos, a few basic phrases and so on. Then we travel to Bangkok’s biggest floating market. Here we get amongst the crowds and have the opportunity to capture some great street style photos. In the afternoon we take a boat ride along the Chao Phraya River. This will give us great angles to photograph the city without being obstructed by the busy traffic. Bring your 50 mm or 35mm lens 🙂


Day 3. Bangkok street photography.

We take our time walking through the streets of Thailands business city. Break out your 35 mm lens and get ready for some close contact photography. This is where you will capture frame after frame of street action goodness. Photograph street vendors, Monks, bustling traffic, busy intersections and much much more. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this day.


Day 4. Ayutthaya Historical Park, Yaowarat Road Chinatown

We start early in the morning with a short drive to Ayutthaya Historical Park. A Unesco world heritage site this historic region covers the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya. The ancient temple ruins give us amazing photography opportunities. In the evening when the sun dips we take a walk through the China town district to capture the amazing light adorning all the shops and restaurants. This area of the city is a photographers dream. Those who are into HDR photography will love chinatown.


Day 5. Khao Yai National Park

We depart early in the morning for the amazing Khao Yai National Park. The third largest national park in Thailand. Situated mainly in Nakhon Ratchasima Province. Khao Yai is just 3 hours away from Bangkok. Here will will have the opportunity to photograph elephants, bears, gaurs, barking deer, otters, gibbons macaques and birds. This is a full day and a highlight of the tour. For this day we recommend a long telephoto lens and a macro if you have one.


Day 6. Khao Yai National Park

After a good nights sleep close by we continue our tour through Khao Yai National Park. This park really needs 2 days to explore. Take your time. Wander about and capture some truly amazing photos to share with your family and friends.


Day 7. We fly to the Northern city of Chiang Mai. Check in to our hotel then we visit the beautiful Wat Chedi Luang in the evening.

Chiang Mai is a much cooler climate city and lends itself well to street photography. We will take our time walking the streets and end up at the ancient temple Wat Chedi Luang. This temple is a fantastic complex to photograph with the resident Monks walking around going about their daily tasks. when the sun goes down the temple is bathed in golden lights. The temple is particularly suited to long exposure night photography with a tripod.


Day 8. Bo Sang Umbrella Village, Wat Phra That which is located near the top of Mount Suthep.

At the Bo Sang Handicraft Centre 8km south east from Chiang Mai. The local artisans make the world famous Sa Paper umbrellas. You can watch the whole process as the workers hand make the paper lamps, fans, umbrellas and parasols from start to end. This is a great opportunity for photography. In the afternoon we travel to the wondrous and holy temple of Wat Phra Thatwhich is located near the top of Doi Suthep (Mount Suthep). From the view overlooking the city you can take wide panoramic photos of Chiang Mai


Day 9. The annual Lantern festival

Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai is celebrated on the full moon of the twelfth lunar month ever year, which normally means mid-way through November. Those incredible photos of hundreds, if not thousands of brightly lit lanterns rising into the night’s sky over Chiang Mai is an iconic image to capture during your tour with us. we will take you to the best spot to take this iconic image of Thailand.


Day 10. Early morning photography and airport transfers.

For guests departing at different times we will arrange the airport transfers for you. For all those still around on the day we travel through historical Chiang Mai to seek out the last few fantastic images from your trip.

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