Northern Thailand Photographic Expedition

Cultural, tribal and Landscapes of Northern Thailand

Welcome to the land of smiles, Thailand. We have designed an amazing photography tour departing from the amazing city of Chiang Mai, with visits and photoshoots in undiscovered temples, buddhist caves, cultural villages and elephant sanctuaries,… In short an unforgettable photographic experience where you will go home with an amazing portfolio of high class photos in landscape, culture and portraits.
Cities and places covered: Chiang Mai – Fang District – Doi Ang Khang – Chiang Rai – Payao – Chaeson National Park – Lampang

EXPERIENCE Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and pro photographers.

Travel by private a/c car or minibus Moderate elevation changes and some walking. (*non-photographers also welcome)

Arrival at chiang Mai airport and transfer to your hotel. After checkin we head to Wat Papao where we shoot novice monks doing a lighting scene. We shoot many scenes at this historic building with candles etc. After the blue hour is finished we head back to the hotel for a late dinner. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Early morning wake up and we head to Wat Umong, which is located against the mountains of Doi Suthep. Many scnes with monks in the amazing scenery of this ancient temple with a Buddha field of broken sculpture, and the caves of the temple. After the photoshoot we head back and checkout at the hotel for our next highlight of the day: we will photograph the long-neck people in their village with daily scenes of cooking, bathing and other activities. This is also a perfect way to shoot portraits of the tribe. After the shoot we head to Fang District. After dinner overnight in Fang.

Early wake up for a one hour drive to the Tea plantations of Ang Khang, part of the Daen Lao Range that straddles both sides of the Burmese-Thai border, where we photograph the tea plantations on sunrise, with the local hill tribe faily picking the tea leaves, and more cultural scens of them doing their daily work. Local lunch on top of Doi Angkhang. Proceed to Wat Rong Khun, perhaps better known to foreigners as the White Temple, is a contemporary, unconventional, privately owned, art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. After visit we wait for the sun to set behind the temple and make some amazing shoots. We then proceed to our hotel near Phu Lungkha for dinner and overnight stay.

Early wake up and drive to the veiwpoint of Phu Lungkha to shoot the fog (if lucky and seasonal). Proceed to Payao province for rural village life photography, with Buffalo and farmers, portraits and then some amazing fishermen scenes at the famous Phayao lake. After sunset we head to Chaeson National park and have dinner and stay at our hotel near the park.

Again we wake up in the early hours to visit Chaeson hot springs to capture the sunrise in the smoking and befumed springs with the silhouette of the egg sellers that frequent the area. We then drive back to Chiang Mai, where we head to one of the elephant camps to make a photo session with these amazing animals and their mahouts. Late dinner and overnight in Chiang Mai.

Morning visit to Busuang Umbrella factory in Chiang Mai to shoot portraits and cultural arts and crafting of the umbrella’s.  We then head to wat Phalad to explore this amazing temple and shoot candle scenes and Buddhism scenes with monk.

Flight from chiang Mai to Udon Thani. Transfer to Wat Pa Phu Kon in Udon Thani to shoot the exterior and amazing interior of the reclining Buddha statue.

Wake up early to see the mountain Isan and shoot the morning sea of mist and see the sunrise at the Khong River.Then after breakfast we proceed for a full day of cultural scenes, with stops at Tham Thong Deng Cave and after lunch more local scenes of villagers working, rural life etc. Fisherman scene at the Khong River.

At 4.30 we proceed to Phu Dak and walk 400 meters up to see another amazing misty mountain scene. Around 8 AM back in the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast cultural life scenes around the Thali Waterfall, children playing in the river, young novice monk scene. Late lunch and transfer to the airport.

Flight around 16h go to the airport for the flight of Udon Thani to Bangkok
Transfer to the hotel and check in.

Overnight in Bangkok

Full day of scenes in Bangkok, Wat Arun in the morning, proceed to Chinatown, afternoon free for shopping near your hotel.

Visit to Amphawa for a photoshoot in the Palm Sugar farm, with small canals and working scenes at the farm. Lunch and visit of Amphawa Floating Market (weekends only).

Departure from Bangkok Airport


All teaching done by professional photographers and guides that know the locations very well

Accommodations based on shared double room

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Photography guidance

Transport (A/C car, minibus or tuk tuk)

All entrance fees

Model fees, guides setup, assistants and special entree fees for specific locations

– International travel to Thailand (airtickets)

– Any kind of insurance

– Other personal expenses, e.g. laundry, phone calls, gifts etc. Tips for local guide and staff.

Accommodation is included for all nights in the price of this tour and based on shared double room. Extra charges apply for single occupancy.

sometimes we eat local food and go to restaurants on the way. Some areas are remote so will eat local (clean) food.


Our trips are designed for photographers in small groups, contact us for the rates by email (mention which tour you would like to book and how many people in your party) and we send you a detailed price list for your desired period. If you are a single photographer and would like to join one of these trips then send us an email and we will send you all planned trips for the year:

PAYABLE TO: Asia 4 You Co Ltd, based in Onnut 53 Yeek 1-7, Ket Praweth Bangkok 10250.

Bangkok Bank: Account Number: 232-481172-4

Branch: Seacon Square SWIFT code is BKKBTHBK

Email payment slip to:

We meet in Chiang Mai Airport for this trip, if you are leaving from Bangkok we have a meeting point and flight to Chiang Mai for the group also.

Passport:  International Passport needed for the trip, at least valid for 6 months, which will give you 30 days of entry in the Kingdom. Please check online for your countries specific counties conditions on arrival visas for Thailand.

Why not extend your stay in on of the most beautiful beaches of the world. We take care of your extensions to relax and enjoy your holiday even more.

We have an amazing extension in Bangkok, where we visit the photographic highlights of the Big Mango, and a visit to South Bangkok and the old capital city of Ayuthaya, contact us for more information, it can be a pre-or post trip for the Cambodia Program as you will likely arrive and depart in Bangkok from your international flights.

  1. Jillian Southon says:

    I am extremely interested in your Northern Thailand Photographic Expedition. Could you please give me some more details as of dates and cost please.
    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for in a trip!

    Thanks!! Look forward to hearing from you.


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