Southeast Asia Photo Safari

Organizers urge prospective clients to register quickly for their trip because the most recent tour was nearly sold out early. Reasons for this popularity include the Angkor Wat temple complex and fascinating sites in Burma.

Individuals not only "capture stunning images of lasting interest" but also learn a lot about the various cultures of Southeast Asia.

The first stop on the tour is in Cambodia, with the focal point of Siem Reap. Participants have five days to capture stunning images of Angkor Wat, villages and other sites in the surrounding area.

Organizers make a serious effort to introduce clients to new sites and new photo opportunities.

The famous Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia The famous Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia

The Southeast Asia Photo Safari takes in Myanmar, Burma in the latter stages. As noted on the tour Website, this is "a location seldom visited by American photographers."

But as part of this tour you will have the opportunity to visit the Shwedagon Paya, the gold-covered pagoda. You will also travel to Mandalay, considered a modern city that is located at the center of some wonderful sightseeing.

This two-week tour begins with arrival in Siem Reap. You will be there for five nights, which may or may not be enough time to capture all the treasured images you want. But tour leaders will do all they can to be sure you don't miss anything important or notable.

Some highlights of the first five days are:

  • Angkor temple complex

  • Riverfront walk

  • Local craft market

  • Royal palace

  • Elephant Terrace

  • Sunrise/sunset photo opportunities

There will also be time for relaxation by the pool, resting in air-conditioned comfort or benefit from professional instruction.

The next two days are spent in Yangon, Burma for a walking tour, viewing Shwedagon and taking photos. Tour participants have the chance to photograph the Irrawaddy River docks and its workers.

Bagan and the Plain of Temples are the site for the next three days. According to organizers, Bagan's Archaeological Zone "contains nearly 3,000 recorded monuments in an area roughly 13 by 7 square kilometers."

Other highlights include a sunset boat ride and the world famous lacquerware makers.

Photo of a craftsman working on lacquerware Lacquerware maker

Add to this, "Unique for this visit we'll have a special treat--the opportunity to visit and photograph a village on the hillside which has almost never been seen or visited by Westerners."

The next two days are spent in Mandalay, with more sights and sounds than any one person could photograph. Included in the tour are silk-weaving shops, riverboat ride and treasured monuments.

The last day is taken up by return to Yangon and final moments for sightseeing and shopping.

Base fee for the Southeast Asia Photo Safari is $6,995, with double occupancy. The price does not include airfare to Asia, personal expenses, laundry, tips or additional drinks. Single occupancy is offered for an additional $800.

Organizers ask for a $1,000, non-refundable deposit. Balance is due "90 days before the trip."

Contact Details

Cardinal Photo
Phone: +1.650.851.8350
E-Mail: safaris[at]

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