- Best of Bali!
April 28th – May 6th 2019 Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (http://www.photoflytravel.com/) have invited us to their classic adventure in Bali! E-mail us at [masked] the daily itinerary! Sign up at: http://www.photoflytravel.org/bali-group-tours/ (http://www.photoflytravel.org/bali-group-tours/) We’ve been exploring Bali for years crafting a one of a kind experience to the best known and unknown treasures of this special island. We know by the end of this adventure you will LOVE Bali just as much as Julia Robert’s did in “Eat, Pray, Love”. From the coastal temples of Tanah Lot, to the gorgeous pure white sand beaches and snorkeling on the Gili Islands, to the man made wonders of the Antosari Rice Terraces, we will see an incredible slice of diverse spectacle’s throughout Bali. The food is incredible too, let alone the amazing Bali photography! Email us to see daily itinerary for our bali group tours at [masked] * 8 night/9 Day Adventure * Amazing Balinese style bungalow and boutique hotels * Breakfast everyday * Private guided tour of the famous Tanah Lot Temple (Great photo opportunities of local life and culture around this gorgeous Hindu Temple) * Explore beautiful waterfalls among the interior mountains of Munduk (private guided tour) (smell cloves in the air from these aromatic trees grown in the region and enjoy the fresh cooler air in these gorgeous mountain landscapes) * Wander through stunning rice terrace landscapes in Antosari (Private guided tour, amazing photo opportunities!) * The Gili Islands: We’ll lounge under the sun on pure white sand beaches, snorkel with clown fish & sea turtles, & explore the best that all 3 Gili islands off the coast of Bali have to offer! This is true paradise and an amazing escape from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. * Amazing optional full day island hopping exploration & snorkeling tour * Explore the famous Monkey Forest of Ubud and this quaint town made famous by the book and movie: “Eat, Pray, Love” * Final night Balinese Dance Performance w/ dinner Bali Group Tours Inclusions: * Privately guided small group tour as always! * Delicious local meals throughout ( 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners) * 3 Massages throughout the experience! (great way to unwind and relax at the end of a day’s adventure) * All Taxes & Entrance Fees included (*Does not include Bali Airport Departure Tax paid upon departure) * All Transfers and ground transportation included * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! * International Airfare is not included but we will assist all guests with finding the best flight! We will be flying into and out of Denpasar International Airport (Airport code: DPS) (Specific arrival/departure times will be sent to all guests and we are available to assist in booking the proper flights as always when needed) * Email us to see daily itinerary for our bali group tours at [masked] Join Us! *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement: $495.00 OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/bali-group-tours/
- Wildside South Africa Safari
May 1st - May 9th 2019 Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (http://www.photoflytravel.com/) have invited us to an amazingly affordable safari in South Africa! E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! Sign up at: http://www.photoflytravel.org/south-africa-group-tours/ Check out this UNBELIEVABLE safari deal in South Africa! We’ve created a unique itinerary as always just for our travel club and this adventure safari includes all meals, uses open safari vehicles for an exhilarating experience perfect for photo lovers, and plenty of game drives to maximize photography opportunities! As always we welcome photo lovers of all levels. PLUS! Don’t forget to check out our optional Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe Extension Option! Details below… Email us to see daily itinerary at [masked] * 8 night/9 Day Adventure (Fly into and out of Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) * All Inclusive: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner everyday * Privately guided small group tour as always! * Wild Life: Elephants, Buffalos, Antelopes, Water Bucks, Rhinos, Leopards, Lions, Cheetahs, Giraffes, Zebras, 100’s species of birds, and more! * Endangered Species and Wildlife Center: The rare opportunity to come face to face with the gatekeepers to the ancient African kingdoms: the white lions! Here we’ll also come face to face with some of Africa’s most unpredictable, dangerous, yet majestic animals: the cape buffalo. Entabeni Safari Conservancy “The Place of the Mountain”, is situated in the World Heritage “Waterberg Biosphere” of the Waterberg region. The wildlife experience is impressive with more than 55 mammal species (including the big five, consisting of lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino) 300 plants species and 380 bird species. Ravineside Lodge (3 nights) Ravineside lodge is built on stilts, hugging the side of a cliff under Entabeni Mountain. We’ll be awestruck by the unrestricted views of the hillsides & grandeur of the ravine whilst listening to the rippling sound of the water from the valleys below. Each lodge has en suite bedrooms, decorated in a traditional African theme. Ravineside also hosts a large central swimming pool for guests to cool off in. Weather permitting, dinners are regularly served in the boma (fireside meeting place) with its wonderfully wild ambience. Lakeside Lodge (2 nights) Set on the banks of the 1.7km lake, this thatch and stone lodge provides a memorable blend of luxury and wilderness with the awe-inspiring Entabeni Mountain as a best lodges south africabackdrop. Spacious double/twin rooms are complemented by sundowners on your own private deck with the ever-changing colours of the Entabeni Mountain reflecting in the lake. The hippos at Lake Entabeni are a site to behold and the viewing deck provides the perfect setting for spectacular views over the lake Wildside Luxury Safari Camp (3 nights) A true African bush experience awaits us at Wildside Safari Camp, where the essence of the unspoilt wilderness of the Waterberg is combined with comfortable en-suite tents, creating a true African atmosphere. * Transfers, Taxes, & Fees included * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! * International Airfare is not included but we will assist all guests with finding the best flights (Flying into & out of Johannesburg (JNB): Specific arrival/departure times will be sent to all guests and we’ll assist in booking proper flights if needed as always. * 3, 4, 5, Day Extension Options available! Ask us for more info!!! * Email us to see daily itinerary at [masked] * WAIT! Ask about out our OPTIONAL Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls Extension. The largest waterfall in Africa beckons after our once-in-a-lifetime safari! Join Us! *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement: $425.00 OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/south-africa-group-tours/
- Wonders of Chile & Patagonia
May 12th-May 19th 2019 Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club ( http://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have invited us to another amazing adventure in Chile & Patagonia! E-mail [masked] for the DAILY ITINERARY! Sign up at: http://www.photoflytravel.org/chile-group-tour-santiago-patagonia/ Our Chile group tour is one of our most exciting adventures in style! This epic journey will begin in the world renowned capital of Santiago where we will enjoy the culture, food, and energy of the bustling city among the mountains. Unforgettable hikes & photographs will be the norm throughout this adventure with activities available for all fitness levels! Email to see daily itinerary at [masked] --------------------- * 7 night/8 Day Journey (2 Nights Santiago, 5 Nights Patagonia) --------------------- Santiago * Centrally located and welcoming Santiago accommodations * Breakfast & Lunch everyday * 5 Dinners Included * Unique culinary experience with Uncorked (Guided food shopping experience at local markets, Chef instructed cooking of our own lunch Santiago style, Enjoy delicious self prepared lunch with local Pisco Sour cocktail) *Free time in Santiago to explore the city & photograph the sites ----------------- Patagonia * Patagonia Camp is the first Luxury Camp in South America. It is an original and distinctive glamping concept where every detail has been carefully thought of so that our guests may thoroughly enjoy the magnificent and wild nature of mythical Patagonia, combining comfort, convenience, and the warm hospitality that Chileans are known for. * All Inclusive Meals & Adventures while at Patagonia Camp. Plus Open Bar throughout! * One of a kind luxury yurt style accommodations at Patagonia Camp * Each day we will have the opportunity to embark on amazing walks and hikes around this wonderland landscape of sharp edged mountains and glacier lakes. See below for JUST A FEW OF THE HIKES AND ADVENTURES that we’ll be able to choose from each day (all are optional, included, and cater to different fitness levels including beginners!) Base of the Towers Trek: A rewarding & deservedly famous trek to the base of the iconic “Towers” of Torres Del Paine. Panoramic views of lakes and valleys greet us along the way until we penetrate the ancient lenga tree forest. Los Cuernos Trek: This trek is perfect to experience the beauty of the park’s two iconic mountains: Las Torres and Los Cuernos del Paine. The hike starts alongside beautiful rivers and lakes with ever-present native flora and fauna. Mirador Condor Hike: The hike to the Cóndor viewpoint is another privileged trek in terms of views. The trail begins at Lake Pehoé which will fascinate our eyes and cameras with its distinctive turquoise color. You will climb for about an hour through the Sierra del Toro; along the way you can appreciate some of the local vegetation such as nothofagus trees, the area’s micro-wildlife and the beautiful soaring condors. *Optional horseback riding & boat trips will be available at additional price. *minimum # sign ups needed ------------------ Inclusions: * Privately guided small group tour as always! * All Taxes & Entrance Fees included * All Transfers and ground transportation included * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! * Domestic round-trip airfare from Santiago –> Punta Arenas INCLUDED * International Airfare is not included but we will assist all guests with finding the best flight! (Specific arrival/departure times will be sent to all guests and we’ll assist in booking the proper flights as always) * Email us to see daily itinerary at [masked] ------------------ Join Us! *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement:[masked] OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/chile-group-tour-santiago-patagonia/
- Unforgettable Africa - A Giving back Safari
May 17 – 27, 2019 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Give Back with our Compassionate adventure! Make Our African Safari Your 2019 Resolution. This year Destination Earth and team is bringing a life changing adventure to our groups with this unique and incredible valued safari. Have 55 seconds? SEE VIDEO OF THIS ADVENTURE HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9tLwJVraqY&feature=youtu.be We will travel through Zambia, Malawi, and Vic Falls complete with an amazing life changing project we have designed to help the women of a charming African village cook in safety. See the Big 5 wild animals up close and stay in high end Safari lodges, all for a lot less than you might think! Exciting, Unique, and Safe Adventures: The great thing about traveling with us is that while it is an intimate experience, you get to have exciting adventures you would never have on your own! We partner with inspiring non-profits and scout off the beaten path journeys to take you places you only dream of. This custom curated intimate adventure has no more than 15 guests in order to blend in and build community: This Safari Features: • Incredible value and unique safari while enjoying a “giving-back” adventure • Go to unique off the trail game reserves • Make a real difference with just a couple hours of your time • Get pampered in 3 and 4 star boutique safari Lodges • Visit the largest fresh water lake in the world • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included on most days • Private local guides throughout • All Park fees included, unlike the other guys! *************************************************************** • Absorb the whole experience in Malawi and Zambia safari only for just $2,995 • Add On Victoria Falls Adventure for $1,450 • OR Complete your bucket list with an ultra luxury 3 day Safari (with 3 flights) + Vic Falls extension: 6 amazing days for $3,395! *************************************************************** SAFARI INTO THE HEART OF AFRICA: SNEAK PEAK ITINERARY Day 1-3: Luxury Lodge and 4 star Safari Camp • Gourmet welcome dinner and traditional Dancing • Water, land and walking Safaris in a stunning less traveled park • Connecting with locals. Day 4-6: Lake Malawi relax & explore • Explore the largest ,longest and deepest freshwater lake in the world • Rest and Re-store while snorkeling in crystal clear waters • Boat through fishing villages and give out school supplies • High end meals and sunrise hikes Day 7-10: South Luangwa, Zambia for the big 5 • witness some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. • Up close and personal walking safaris • Multiple game drives daily • Empower local women to set up businesses • Sundowners and gourmet dinners Day 10-12:Victoria Falls adventure and connections extension • Witness the largest waterfall on the planet! • Enjoy Sun downer Cruise into the mist with safari sights on the way • Get in culture and shopping • Tons of awesome optional excursions • Save the lives of women and children & enjoy Boma Dinner local style ********************************************************* JOIN US NOW! Malawi & Zambia Almost all inclusive 10 day adventure with extensions. See the details and LOTS of images here: https://www.destination-earth.org/trips/malawi-zambia-safari/ * E-mail us for any questions & for the detailed daily itineraries at [masked] * We’d love to talk to you! Call me to chat about it:[masked] (Jud) *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested.
- Best of Eastern Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, & Hungary!
Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (https://www.photoflytravel.com/) have crafted a brand new trip for us! June 17th - 26th 2019 E-mail [masked] for the daily itinerary! Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/eastern-europe-tours/ * 9 nights/10 days throughout the best of Eastern Europe * Breakfast Everyday * 1 lunches, 2 Dinners Poland: 2 Nights Krakow: – Privately guided city tour of Krakow: – Royal Wawel Castle: This Gothic Royal Capital is now a necropolis of Polish kings, dukes, and noble citizens. – Old Town: Visit the Market Square, Cloth Hall (iconic central feature of the market), St. Mary’s church, and the Florianska Gate, resembling an open-air art gallery with numerous paintings and water-colors displayed by local artists. – Auschwitz-Birkenau: Experience & learn about the ever important and tragic history of the world’s most infamous concentration camp during the Nazi Regime Czech Republic: 4 nights Cesky Krumlov – Sloupsko-Šošůvské Caves: En route to Cesky, we’ll make a must stop at this mind boggling wonder of nature. These are the largest accessible caves in the Czech Republic with an extensive complex of caverns, corridors, and chasms. An exciting guided adventure into the abyss will be a real highlight during our time in this remarkable country. – Privately guided city tour throughout Cesky Krumlov: – Chateu Cesky Krumlov – Castle Tower – Privately guided walking tour through Old Town: Highlights as we stroll through the medieval streets as if it were still the 13th century include the Renaissance town hall, former Jesuit hall of residents, Gothic Church of St.Vit, former Town Brewery, Renaissance House, Old Mill, Barber´s House, Old Orphanage and Hospital, aqueduct view bridge, Castle Gardens with Baroque Fountain, Roccoco House, & beautifully preserved Latran Quarter Houses. – Museum Fotoatelier Seidel Photo Exposition – A host of awesome optional activities during free time (e-mail for daily itinerary and pricing): – Revolving Auditorium & Open Air Theater Show – Kayak the Vltava River – Hike to the Divci Kamen Castle Ruins – Kutna Hora: Privately guided city tour throughout Kutna Hora: Highlights include the Gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara, Assumption of Our Lady and St John the Baptist Cathedral , and the Little All Saints Church situated in the middle of a picturesque cemetery, famous for its elaborate ossuary decorated with the skulls of former monks! Prague - Privately guided city tour of Prague * Magical Old Town square with the Tyn Church clock * Jewish Quarter: Filled with culture, history, and architecture. An iconic treasure of the city * The atmospheric 15th Century Charles Bridge * Castle Quarter Hungary: 3 Nights - Private guided city tours of Buda & Pest * Castle Hill: Visit the Neo – Gothic Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion * Panoramic views of the city atop Gellert Hill next to the Citadell (Rock church) * Gellert thermal baths (known world-wide, the baths were built in the Art Nouveau style and opened in 1918) * Visit the striking 19 century Parliament * Visit the Great Synagogue: the world second largest * Discover Heroes square with a mammoth tribute to Hungary’s historic figures – Full day adventure to Lake Balaton & her surrounding gems! * Tour Leader and photographer to help those interested in photography throughout these Eastern Europe tours * All Taxes & Fees Included E-mail [masked] for the daily itinerary! ---------------- Join Us! *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement:[masked] OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/eastern-europe-tours/
- All Inclusive Kenya Migration Safari!
July 3rd - July 12th 2019 Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (http://www.photoflytravel.com/) have invited us to a once in a lifetime experience on a Kenya safari during the Great Migration! E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! The Ultimate Photography Safari! Sign up at: http://www.photoflytravel.org/kenya-safari-photography-adventure/ Email to see daily itinerary at [masked] * 9 nights/10 days Kenya Safari during the GREAT MIGRATION! * All Inclusive (breakfast, lunch, & dinner everyday) * Unique, immersive, game lodges & luxury tented camps throughout * Privately guided small group tour as always! ______________________________________________ Aberdares National Park * Journey to the The Ark: En route through Aberdares, we’ll have a chance to see and photograph herds of buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, baboons, hyenas, and on many occasions the leopard! * The Watering Hole: Wake to the trumpeting of elephants, fall asleep to the symphony of the African night, or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals. * Wildlife: Observe and photograph elephants, buffalos, leopards, rhinos, hyenas, and more right from the comfort of The Arks viewing decks. _________________________ The Rugged Three: Samburu, Shaba, & Buffalo Springs National Reserve * Sarova Shaba Game Lodge: Relax, stuff our bellies, and take a dip among the virtual mini forest of indigenous trees, fish pond, and large free form swimming pool! * Shaba National Reserve: Uncompromisingly rugged yet vividly beautiful, Shaba was once the home of Joy Adamson of ‘Born Free’ fame. * Wildlife: Common sightings of elephant and lion will be at the top of our list along with Kenya’s ‘northern five’; oryx, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, and lesser kudu. * Samburu National Reserve: Named after the Samburu tribe of Kenya, Samburu has kept a beautifully natural and tranquil essence. * Wildlife: The reserve is renowned for its rare species unique to the park, most notably the long necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, & Beisa onyx. ___________________________ Lake Nakuru National Park Small in size but high in wildlife, Nakuru is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes, and the ideal stopover en-route to the Masai’s great migration. * Sarova Lion Hill Lodge: With sweeping views across the lake, Lion Hill Lodge will impress with its panoramic views of the pink shoreline created by millions of flamingos on Nakuru! * Wildlife: Aside from the majestic rhinos, we’ll have the best chance to spot the elusive leopard here! ___________________________________________ Masai Mara & the Great Migration: *Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, and Rhino * Fig Tree Camp: Our luxury tented camp is located on the banks of the Talek River in the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. * We’ll be here during the migration months when the rolling plains around the camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles, and zebras. * Tipilikwani Mara Camp: We’ll enjoy an AM game drive en route to this remote & uniquely situated, luxury tented camp on the banks of the Talek River overlooking the mottled plains of the Maasai Mara. * Optional Masai Village Visit: Encounter the iconic & colorful culture of these fascinating people. _______________________________________ * All Taxes, Transfers, & Fees included * International airfare not included but we’re happy to help you find the best flights as always. Flying into & out of Nairobi (NBO) * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! * Don’t forget to email us for the day by day itinerary of this All Inclusive Kenya Safari at [masked] ________________ Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement: $950.00 OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/kenya-safari-photography-adventure/
- Enchanting Ireland
July 15th – July 23rd 2019 Email us to see daily itinerary at [masked] We're invited to another incredible adventure with our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club! (https://www.photoflytravel.com/) *Deposit needed to secure spot, RSVPing does not secure your spot. Sign up & Secure your spot at: https://www.photoflytravel.org/ireland-small-group-tours/ Last year our travel club returned to explore the vibrant, green lands of Ireland and the adventure sold out in less than a week. Needless to say we’ll be going back for round 4 in 2019! This trip has more off the path, unique experiences and phenomenal photo ops throughout! Please e-mail us for the day by day itinerary ([masked]): * 8 night /9 Day Ireland small group tour * Breakfast everyday * 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners Included * Quaint boutique B&Bs & top rated hotels throughout * Privately guided throughout! Incredible Ireland (8 nights) * 9 Days throughout the famous gems & hidden treasures of the Republic! * Full Irish Breakfast everyday * Welcome & Farewell Dinner Included * Historic Kilkenny: This charming “city” of 25,000 is indeed the smallest in the country and has been coined the medieval capital of Ireland. * The Rock of Cashel: On arrival in Dublin our road trip begins by heading south to our first encounter with stunning medieval architecture. * Lismore Castle Gardens and Lady Louisa’s Walk: A spectacular drive with photo stops over the Knockmealdown Mountains takes us to the beautiful heritage town of Lismore. * Irish Whiskey Tasting & Tour: Jameson expanded their operations to the The Old Midleton Distillery in 1975. * City of Cork: Ireland’s third largest city “is first in every important respect – at least according to the locals, who cheerfully refer to it as the ‘real capital of Ireland’. * Boat Trip to Garnish Island: This small island lies in the sheltered harbor of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay. * Sneem and the Ring of Kerry: The village of Sneem on the spectacular Ring of Kerry is nestled between mountains and the wild, rugged, coast offering some of the best views in the country! * Kayak Excursion: A unique, expertly guided experience on Kenmare Bay with stable and comfortable kayaks. (*Any participants not interested in motorized kayak trip can have a leisurely morning in the village of Sneem) * The Dingle Peninsula: Dingle is magic, its mellow landscape is one of green hills and golden sands culminating in Europe’s most westerly point. * Cliffs of Moher & The Burren: Looming over County Clare’s west coast, the cliffs stretch for 5 miles and 700 ft over the Atlantic Ocean. * Galway: Known as the “City of the Tribes” after a number of prominent merchant families who controlled the political, commercial, and social life of the city, Galway is special, simple as that. * Prehistoric Wonders of Newgrange Tombs: A fascinating guided tour around and inside one of the mysterious wonders of ancient human history. * Guinness Storehouse: Guinness is synonymous with Ireland and when in Dublin, no visit is complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse. * St. Patricks Cathedral:The largest and tallest church in Ireland, St. Patricks was built between 1191 and 1270. * As always this entire trip will be amazing for photography. (PhotoFly Travel Club adventures are laid back when it comes to photography. They are not workshop style based tours and you do not need to be an avid photographer to join. All are welcome!) * All Ground & Water Transfers Included * International airfare not included but we’re happy to help you find the best flights as always. (Flying in and out of Dublin (DUB) ) * Don’t forget to e-mail us for the daily itinerary of our Ireland small group tours at [masked] ________________ Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement: $895.00 OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/ireland-small-group-tours/
- Extraordinary Nepal & Bhutan
Our friends at Photofly Travel Club ( https://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have planned an extraordinary Nepal & Bhutan Adventure! August 15th-28th 2019 Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/nepal-bhutan-group-tours/ AND E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! * 13 nights/ 14 Days throughout the best of the Himalayas! * Amazing Boutique hotels & 4 star accommodations throughout * Privately guided adventures throughout * Expert Local Guides Throughout * Breakfast everyday * 11 Dinners, 8 Lunches INCLUDED (Almost all meals!) * FOUR flights INCLUDED (1000 USD Value!) *International flights not included * Air Conditioned Transportation Throughout * Bell Boy/Porter Gratuities Included Throughout Nepal (7 Nights) * 8 days throughout the greatest Himalayan Kingdom! * Perfect combination of culture, photography, food, & adventure! * We truly maximize our time to see the incredible diversity throughout Nepal which most trips don’t even know exists! * Best time of year to explore AFTER the monsoon has passed but before the tourist crowds take over! Kathmandu * Kathmandu City: Highlights include the temple of the Living Goddess & Durbar Square with it’s array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient residence of the Nepalese Royalty. * Swayambhunath: Just outside the city proper is a hill with a mosaic of small Chaityas (shrines) and Pagodas temples. Pokhara * Pokhara City Adventure: Discover the best of this “Shangri-La” Valley epicenter! * Davis Fall’s * Gupteswor Mahadev Cave * Fewa (Phewa) Lake Chitwan National Park, wild beasts in subtropical Nepal * In Search of Tigers, Rhinos, & ?Sloth Bears?: That’s right, our time here will be spent on safari, exploring the gorgeous park to witness & photograph the beautiful Royal Bengal Tigers, One Horned Rhinos, AND, if we are lucky, even a sloth bear! Not to mention, endless other unique creatures & birds only found in this part of the world. Bhutan (6 Nights) * 7 days throughout the last real Himalayan Kingdom! * Low Volume, High Value Tourism: Perhaps the most sustainable approach to tourism in the world! Thimphu * Thimpu City Adventure: All the best of the new and old… * National Memorial Chorten * Indigenous Hospital * Traditional Paper Factory * School of Fine Arts: Here, young students learn the traditional arts and crafts known as Zo Rig Chusum (the thirteen crafts). Punakha * The Palace of Great Happiness Paro * Paro Town Adventure: Home to the “Tiger’s Nest” and so much more… * The Old Watchtower * Rinpung Dzong: This architectural wonder and the life around it are not to be missed and a must to photograph! * Taktsang Monastary (Tigers Nest): This incredible feat of human architecture and pure will has a name to match and is deservedly one of the most venerated and famous of Bhutan’s monasteries. * Tour Leader and photographer to help those who want to learn more about using their camera’s, taking better pictures, etc throughout these Nepal & world famous stupasBhutan Group Tours. (PhotoFly Travel Club adventures are laid back when it comes to photography. They are not workshop style based tours and you do not need to be an avid photographer to join. All are welcome!) * 4 domestic flights INCLUDED (1000 USD Value!) * International Airfare is not included. We are happy to help you find a good flight as always! * Flying into & out of Kathmandu International Airport (KTM) * Specific arrival/departure times needed will be sent directly to the group. * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! * All Taxes, Fees, & Transfers Included Join Us! *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement:[masked] OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/nepal-bhutan-group-tours/
- Wonders of Japan
September 2nd-11th 2019 Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club ( http://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have invited us to a one of a kind adventure throughout Japan! E-mail [masked] for the DAILY ITINERARY! Sign up at: https://www.photoflytravel.org/japan-group-tours/ Our Japan group tours are chock full of diverse activities including unique cultural experiences, fantastic landscape & people photography, and all the beautiful temples and architecture which make Japan so iconic. E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! * 9 nights/10 days throughout the highlights of Japan * Breakfast Everyday * 1 lunch, 3 Dinners (Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner) Tokyo: 2 Nights Everything that you have heard about Tokyo is true – and it is not. For if ever there was a city that you could not confine to one definition, this would be it. Tradition and technology stand side by side in this city that can be whatever you want to make of it. Highlights: * Privately guided tour throughout Tokyo (Meihi Shrine, Harajuku Fashion District, Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kanon Temple, Ginza area): – The Electric Town - Asakusa Kanon Temple (Sensoji Temple) – Meiji Shrine – Shinjuku The Japanese Alps & Her Wonders; 3000 Ft Ropeway, Hot Springs, & Waterfalls Highlights: * Shin-Hotaka Ropeway * Shin-Hotaka no Yu Hot Springs * Hirayu Great Falls Takayama: 2 Nights Mountains in Japan were once believed to be the sacred dwelling places of divine spirits. The Hida, Kiso, and Akaishi ranges, known collectively as the Japan Alps, rise majestically in northern Honshu. Highlights: * Privately guided tour throughout Takayama: - Takayama Morning Market - Takayama’s Old Town - Optional Hida Folk Village Tour Hiroshima & Charming Miyajima Island: 1 Night Hiroshima is a city that needs little introduction. Despite its tragic past, Hiroshima is now a bustling and vibrant city which has risen phoenix-like from the ashes. No visit to Hiroshima would be complete without sampling okonomiyaki, a Japanese savoury pancake. While in Hiroshima we’ll take a ferry ride to Miyajima Island where the world famous Itsukushima Shrine is located. Hiroshima: *Privately guided tour of Hiroshima: – Memorial Peace Park, Museum, & A-Bomb Dome - Miyajima Island – Vermilion Torii Gate & Optional Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Kyoto: 4 nights Oozing with tradition, Kyoto is the ultimate destination for anybody who wants to soak up time-honoured Japanese culture. Highlights: * Privately Guided Tour of Kyoto: – Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion) - Okochi Mountain Villa – Monkey Park Iwatayama – Gion District (The Old Geisha Quarter) & Optional Geisha Photo Shoot – Free time in Kyoto to explore on your own – Fushimi Inari Shrine *Japan is wonderful country to see by train and of course they are world famous for their advanced bullet train system. For many of our journeys between each city we visit, we’ll use this fun and efficient way to travel the country. This is one place where local public transit is a lot faster than using a vehicle! * All Transfers, All Rail tickets, All Public Transit Passes, All Entry fees and activities as listed in the daily itinerary, & Taxes included! * Tour Leader and photographer to help those interested in photography throughout these Japan group tours * International Airfare is not included. We are happy to help you find a good flight as always! (Flying into Narita International Airport in Tokyo (NRT) and departing from Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka) E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! Join Us! *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement:[masked] OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/japan-group-tours/ CST[masked]
- Greece: Best of the Best, Mainland & Islands
September 27th – October 8th 2019 Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (http://www.photoflytravel.com/) have invited us on an amazing adventure to Greece! E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! Sign up at: https://www.photoflytravel.org/greece-small-group-tours/ ------------- * 11 nights/12 day Adventure * Breakfast everyday * 2 Lunches & 4 Dinners included * Welcome & Farewell Dinner Included * Privately Guided Adventures Throughout ------------- Athens: A taste of the Gods (2 nights) * Explore Athens: Highlights including Constitution square, Monastiraki and flea market area, national library, Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, Herod Atticus street, the Panathenaic Stadium (first modern olympic games in 1896), Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Zeus, & of course, the Acropolis & Parthenon with the Acropolis new museum. * Scenic Drive along the “Riviera of Attica” Coastal Road * Discover Cape Sounion & the Temple of Poseidon ------------- Central & Northern Greece: Where the real gems are found… (3 nights) Mystical Delphi: Amazing photography and breathtaking scenery from the slopes of Mount Parnassus await. * Meteora: A real photography highlight on our Greece small group adventure, this region is famous for its beautiful monasteries standing between earth and sky atop huge pinnacle rocks. * Monodendri Villlage: The small town of slate-roofed houses has a handful of great tavernas and some amazing churches including the triple-bell Church of Agios Athanasios and the 17th-century Church of Agios Minas. * Vikos gorge: Formerly regarded by the Guinness Book of World Records as the deepest canyon in the world at almost 3000 ft, this geological wonder has incredible hikes with views for the Gods! ------------- The Greek Isles: Zakythnos & Corfu (6 nights) * 3 nights Zakythnos & 3 nights Corfu * A variety of the best beaches, hikes, culture, & architecture Greece has to offer ------------- Zakythnos: “The Ionian’s Flower of The East” * Shipwrecks, Caves, & Epic Beaches: An incredible day of exploration by traditional Kaiki boat along Zakynthos’ dramatic west coast! * Sea Turtles, the Keri Caves, & Charming Villages ------------- Corfu: The Grand Lady of the Ionian Islands * Corfu Town: An Unesco World Heritage Site, this historic center’s colonial British and Venetian buildings with neoclassical influences will dazzle us and our cameras. * Paleokastritsa Village: Arguably the most beautiful village on the entire island, Paleokastritsa offers a plethora of local taverns overlooking the blue bay and six idyllic beaches dotting the coastline surrounded by olive tree forests unchanged for millennia! * Kanoni Town: A must stop due to the most famous and photographed spots on the island: The church of Panagia Vlacherna & Mouse Island. * Sidari: Live music, Greek dancing, & one of the best beaches on Corfu sum up this small town gem. * Corfu Photography Adventure: Impressive caves, breathtaking cliff views, isolated Byzantine monasteries, & stone-made villages are just some of the highlights we’ll explore and photograph ------------ * All Taxes, Tours, & Entrance Fees included as per itinerary * All Transfers and ground transportation included * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! Avoid the single supplement! * International Airfare is not included but we will assist all guests with finding the best flights upon request! (Flying into and out of Athens International Airport (ATH) ) * EMAIL US to see the daily itinerary for our Greece small group tours at [masked] ------------- Join Us! *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement: $448.00 OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/greece-small-group-tours/