• EID - PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR OF KYRGYZSTAN

    KYRGYZSTAN

    An amazing photography tour of the rugged and geographically isolated country of Kyrgyzstan, during the Eid holidays. 22 August Day 1: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Kyzyl Oi Flydubai flight from Dubai Arrival in Bishkek FRU on Wednesday, 22nd August at 0430 hours Pickup from airport and head to hotel. The first half of the day is dedicated to a visit Ala Archa gorge. It is a Natural Park. At the Soviet Time VIPs had permission to go visit here. The Ala Archa gorge is on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. You can have a short hiking tour to see a panoramic view of the gorge. Afterwards we head to Kyzyl Oi. The road travels through the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. During the journey be prepared for amazing views of impressive mountains and gorges. You will see the panoramic views of Tue Ashuu pass which is more than 3000 meters high. This road is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. You will have many opportunities for photo stops to remember this day. The night will be spent in a home stay. A Kyrgyz family will prepare a traditional dinner for you. 23 August Day 2: Kyzyl Oi – Son Kul Lake After breakfast we start our drive to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan – Son Kul Lake. This lake is surrounded by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Kyrgyz nomads started to come to this wonderful area with their families for rest and relaxation. Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. After our arrival, you will be free to explore and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. Dinner and overnight is in nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts. They are made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings 24 August Day 3: Son Kul – 33 parrots Pass – Kochkor – Bishkek Today you will drive to the village of Kochkor through 33 parrots pass (3 133 m). Kochkor village is situated right in the gorge. The road will go along amazing gorge and you will drive today over mountain pass that is 3 000 meters high. In Kochkor village you will spend some time with a family that will show you the way our national felt carpets are produced. Also you will visit a small handicraft museum there. Afterwards you will be transferred back to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek city. On the way visiting of Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Night is in a hotel. 25 August Day 4: Bishkek – Airport and return to Dubai Check-oiut after breakfast in time for departure from Bishkek FRU at 1415 hours on flydubai to Dubai, arriving in Dubai at 1700 hours. PRICING AED 6,900 per person including - airfare on flydubai - accommodation - accompanying professional photographer - transfers in Mercedes minivan - accompanying English speaking guide Cost does not include - Visa cost and travel insurance Note that prices can increase as date draws nearer.

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  • PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR OF MASAI MARA GREAT MIGRATION WITH A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

    Day 1 Met on arrival and then after a Karibu Kenya welcome ceremony we drive to Wilson Airport. Board a light aircraft. A short 40 minute flight to Masai Mara. Met on arrival at the airstrip and then an en-route game drive to our Camp/Lodge. Lunch followed by an evening game with a visit to the Masai Village to see how they live, make fire and celebrate. Dinner and overnight at our Camp/Lodge. Day 2 A full days game drive with a picnic lunch in the bush. Today we cover a large area of the Reserve right from the Mara River and along the Migration Route, right up to the Tanzanian border. Back before it gets dark for dinner and overnight at our Camp/Lodge. Day 3 Pace yourself today to explore other areas of Masai Mara with another full days game drive. Picnic lunch in the bush. Back before it gets dark for dinner and overnight at our Camp/Lodge. Day 4 An early morning 6.30am game drive. Back for breakfast and then transfer to the airstrip for our flight back to Nairobi. Lunch at Nairobi’s famous exotic meat Restaurant, Carnivore. Then transfer to the airport for flight to Dubai. Inclusions • Return flights from Dubai to Nairobi • Return flights from Nairobi to Masai Mara • All meals and accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary. • All transfers, game drives and tours as per the itinerary. • All park entrance and conservation fees with a visit to a Masai Village. • Transport in a private open top Safari Van • Experienced English speaking driver guide. • Accompanying professional photographer on all safari drives • Accommodation in Mara Leisure Camp, Azure Mara Heaven or similar PRICE AED 9,500 per person. Excludes visa and travel insurance.

  • IT’S BLUE WHALE SEASON!!!!

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    Join BEYOND A VISIT photography tours for an action packed, once-in-a-lifetime trip to photograph the amazing BLUE WHALE in its natural habitat of the Indian Ocean, off the emerald island of Sri Lanka, accompanied by a professional wildlife photographer!!! ITINERARY: Thursday, 26 April to Sunday, 29 April 2018 Day 1: Thursday, 26 April 2018 Board the Emirates flight EK348 from Dubai at 7am Arrival in Colombo at 1245 hours and transfer to Mirissa. (Approx.: 3 ½ hours drive). Photograph stilt fisherman at sunset (subject to weather). Arrival in Mirissa at approx. 1700 hours and overnight at hotel. Day 2: Friday, 27 April 2018 Early morning with packed breakfast, head out for a boat trip to photograph the world’s largest mammals. After an exciting morning, head back to the hotel. This afternoon, experience an inland adventure in Galle which will include a boat ride in the Kapu Lake, followed by a small snack of hoppers and pickle and then ending with a bicycle ride across the paddy fields and countryside, with ample opportunity to capture some fascinating landscape shots. Back to the hotel and rest of evening at leisure. Overnight in hotel. Day 3: Saturday, 28 April 2018 Spend another early morning on the high seas photographing the blue whale. This afternoon, visit the Galle Dutch Fort for a walk and photographic opportunities. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight in hotel. Day 4: Sunday, 29 April 2018 Check out of hotel and witness Silt Fisherman in Morning (if not seen on Day 1) Enroute do a boat Safari on the Madu River. The water of the river is dotted with small islands and the banks are all covered with lush mangrove forests. After the boat ride, visit a turtle hatchery. Then head to Colombo Airport well in time to connect to the Emirates flight at 2210 hours. Arrive back in Dubai shortly after midnight with amazing memories to keep and photos to share. Cost per person AED 6,399 Includes - Return international flights on Emirates, - 3 nights’ accommodation on single room basis in a 4-star hotel, - Accompanying professional photographer, - Transportation by private A/C van with English speaking chauffeur guide, - 3 breakfasts, - 2 whale watching trips, - Galle inland experience, - Galle Dutch Fort walk, - Witnessing stilt fishermen, - Madu River boating, - A visit to turtle hatchery. Other notes Costs do not include expenses of a personal nature, photography equipment, lunch/dinner/beverages, travel insurance, tips, anything not mentioned as included. The probability of seeing whales is very high as this is blue whale season, but being a natural phenomenon, this cannot be guaranteed. Prices are subject to variation and might increase as date draws nearer.

  • PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR OF MASAI MARA IN LUXURY ECO-FRIENDLY TENTED CAMP

    Take 2 days off work (Wednesday and Thursday) and enjoy an amazing photography adventure in the Masai Mara over a 4-day weekend. ... DAY 1 (Wednesday 14 March) Take off from Dubai Airport at 02.20am and arrive in Nairobi at 0630am. After a Karibu Kenya welcome ceremony we drive to Wilson Airport. We board a light aircraft at 10.00am for Masai Mara. We are met at the airstrip and then an en-route game drive transfer to our eco-friendly luxury tented camp Ilkeliani. After lunch and a short rest, we start our adventure with an evening game drive and visit a Masai Village. By 07.30pm we head back to our accommodation for dinner and overnight. ... DAY 2 (Thursday 15 March) Breakfast followed by a full day game drive with a picnic lunch in the bush. Today we cover a large area of the Reserve right from the Mara River, right up to the Tanzanian border. Back before it gets dark for dinner and overnight at our Camp. ... DAY 3 (Friday 16 March) Explore other areas of the Masai Mara with an early morning 06.30am game drive. Return for breakfast followed by a dip in the pool and lunch. Another game drive in the evening to capture more photos. A feeling of belonging to the beautiful Savannah grows as we head back to our camp for dinner. ... DAY 4 (Saturday, 17 March) Transfer to the airstrip for flight back to Wilson Airport. Met on arrival and then drive to Nairobi's best BBQ Restaurant - Hashmi, for lunch. Some time for last minute souvenirs before we drive to Jomo Kenyatta airport, reminiscing on the last 03 nights spent in Kenya. Arrive in time for our 1855 evening departure. Check in and take off with fond memories of Kenya and with a promise to visit this magical country again. ------ PRICE AED 8,490 per person, INCLUDED - Return airfare Dubai to Nairobi - Internal return flight from Nairobi to Masai Mara - Usage of high-end Canon lenses while on safari - All meals while on safari - English speaking driver guide - Accompanying photographer for guidance and tips - 3 nights' accommodation in luxury eco-friendly tented camp Not included - Visa cost (most nationalities can get visa on arrival), travel insurance, anything not listed as included in the itinerary, any item of a personal nature e.g. laundry, drinks, tips, etc. SIGN UP NOW TO BE PART OF THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE Contact Andrea, Dubai's noted travel media personality and travel consultant. Whatsapp [masked] Email [masked]

  • Let's go to China!

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    Explore, Enjoy and Experience the beauty of Beijing this Eid from only AED 4,199! Duration: 6 days and 5 nights!!! Package includes - Return flights with Emirates - Hotel Accommodation - Tour to the Great Wall of China - Tour to the Forbidden City - Tour to the Summer Palace and a lot more to see and do! Contact Andrea Bailey on[masked] for more information on how to book. We offer China visit visa assistance as well! Hurry! Limited spaces!!!

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  • Meet to go over the details of the Zanzibar holiday...

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    ZANZIBAR Trip Highlights • Stone Town - historic, UNESCO World Heritage Site • Spice Plantations What's Included • 4 breakfast, 3 dinners • 1 night accommodation in Stone Town: Standard/Superior:- Tembo Hotel - sea view room. Deluxe:- Zanzibar Serena Inn- prime room. Other hotels available upon request. • Zanzibar Airport arrival and departure transfer • Spice & Stone town tour with an English speaking guide and including entrance fees • Private transfers and transportation as per itinerary • 3 nights beach accommodation: Standard: Casa Del Mar Hotel in Jambiani (ground floor room). Superior: Spice Island Hotel & Resort in Jambiani (standard hotel). Deluxe: Hideaway of Nungwi (luxury junior suite). Other hotels available upon request. What's Not Included • Visas • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture • Drinks and items of a personal nature DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1 : Zanzibar - Stone Town Arrive into Zanzibar Airport/Harbour. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the heart of Stone Town where your hotel is located. Zanzibar has a rich history and it became a centre of trade once it was settled by the Portugese in the 16th and 17th Century. Zanzibar once held the title of being Africa's major hub of trade before the mainland became more settled and tamed (if Africa could ever be considered tamed). Zanzibar is also known as the 'Spice Island' due to this period when spice was its major trade followed closely by the slave trade and ivory. Zanzibar still today flourishes with the trade of spices, its most common exports being cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper. UNESCO listed Stone Town is rich in history and culture, with a labyrinth of narrow streets, bustling bazaars and ancient buildings. The architecture is a fascinating mix of Swahili, Arab, Persian, European and African styles, testament to the influence that trade brought to the region. Overnight - Stone Town Day 2 : Stone Town & Spice Tour This morning you will be met by a local guide and taken on a guided tour of historic Stone Town and a spice plantation en-route to the beach. You will get the opportunity to see a spice plantation and the process involved in harvesting these perfumed ingredients. Today we take spices for granted but they were once as precious as gems or gold with pirates often cruising the coast pilfering ships for their precious spice cargo. Once you've checked into your hotel, spend the rest of the day at leisure and perhaps enjoy a dip in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Overnight- Jambiani or Nungwi (dependent on your chosen package) (B, D) Days 3-4 : Relax on the beach. Spend the next two days at leisure, relaxing on one of Zanzibar's beautiful white sands and soaking up the sunshine. For those feeling active, there's a wide range of excursions available. Perhaps opt for a spot of snorkelling or scuba diving to see the incredible coral reefs teeming with exotic fish and perhaps the odd dolphin in the azure waters. Other activities in or above the water include fishing, windsurfing or various boat trips. Traditional dhow cruises are offered by the locals and are a great way to see the local lifestyle or island hop to some of the smaller uninhabited islands. Also consider a day trip to Jozani Chwaka Bay national Park - home to the rare Kirk's Red Colobus Monkey, Syke's Monkey and Ader's Duiker. Overnight - Jambiani or Nungwi (B:2, D:2) Day 5 : Zanzibar This morning you will be met by your driver and driven to Zanzibar Airport for your flight home. (B) KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Beautiful beaches and azure waters of Kiwengwa on the east coast

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  • Bring in the NEW YEAR with a 5 night cruise on a 5* cruise liner

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    New Year's Dubai & Emirates Cruise - 5 nights departing 30th December 2015 Itinerary: Day 1: Dubai Day 2: Dubai Day 3: Fujairah Khor Fakkan Day 4: Muscat Day 5: At Sea Day 6: Abu Dhabi Prices from: Inside Cabin: AED1,699 per person Outside Cabin: AED2,199 per person Balcony Cabin: AED2,599 per person What's Included? - 5-night full-board cruise - Breakfast, lunch and dinner - 24-hour room service - Snacks - Flexible dining times in the restaurant - Range of entertainment including disco, theatre, card room and casino

  • Announcing for the first time on this group....NEPAL - THROUGH YOUR LENS

    A Photography tour of Nepal in all it's wild beauty alongside an expert Sumesh Senan (www.clicksmiths.net) who will share his expertise with you before, during and after this amazing trip!!!

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  • Announcing for the first time on this group....NEPAL - THROUGH YOUR LENS

    A Photography tour of Nepal in all it's wild beauty alongside an expert Sumesh Senan (www.clicksmiths.net) who will share his expertise with you before, during and after this amazing trip!!!