Bangkok to Chiang Mai Photography Expedition

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the land of smiles, Thailand. We have designed an amazing photography tour departing from Bangkok, 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 covered: Bangkok – Ayuthaya – Saraburi – Lopburi – Sukhotai – Kampheng Phet – Chiang Mai + Entension Angkor Wat

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)

DAY 1: YOUR HOME – BANGKOK YOUR HOME – BANGKOK After your arrival in bangkok check-in your hotel and relax. evening scene with Bangkok Viewpoint (not applicable for late flight arrivals)

DAY 2: DAY TOUR BANGKOK Full day bangkok tour, with Wat Arun, Chinatown and Wat Po. Evening transfer to Ayuthaya . Overnight at your hotel in Ayuthaya.

DAY 3: AYUTHAYA (B-L-D) Early morning we shoot the bathing of the buffalo’s and some scenes with monks at the archway of a root grown temple. (not available in weekends). Lunch around Ayuthaya. Around 4 PM we leave for the twilight scene of monk activities with Buddha statue at Wat ChoengTha, overnight stay at our hotel , Ayutthaya.

DAY 4: SAO HAI – SARABURI (B-L-D) Early breakfast ( or Breakfast box ) , go to Saohai district , Saraburi Province, we spend the whole day there for cultural activities of local people, Morning Alms round in a boat, Cock fight , traditional Thai children playing, novice action scenes and fisherman activity in the indigenous houses nearby Pasak river. After lunch we shoot photos of the farmers & buffalo, and some more scenes with novice monks. Come back & overnight stay in Ayutthaya.

DAY 5: LOPBURI -THAM DAO – ANGTHONG (B-L-D) After breakfast we go to Lopburi to get some amazing photos of monkeys with the Buddha statue there, then we move to Tham Dao Khao kaew for the cave scene with novice monks. Around evening time we go to Wat Khun In Pramool in Angthong province to get twilight scene with monks at the famous reclining Buddha statue. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6: KAMPHENG PHET – SUKHOTHAI (B-L-D) After breakfast, we check out and visit to the historic parks both in Kamphaeng-Phet and Sukhothai. Here we take some amazing photos of monks at the old temples and ruins of the old Thai Capitals, and the evening scene at the historical main sight of Sukhothai is simply breathtaking,… Overnight at the hotel in Sukhothai.

DAY 7: SUKHOTHAI – CHIANG MAI (B-L-D) After breakfast we head to Wat Si Chum to visit the famous Buddha hand. Move to Chiangmai to get evening scenes of Elephants and Mahouts in Maewang elephant sanctuary, Overnight stay in Chiangmai.

DAY 8: CHIANG MAI (B-L-D) Morning activity of shooting the bullock carts & minority tribes in the village. Evening candle light scene & releasing the lanterns in Papao Temple. Overnight stay in Chiangmai.

DAY 9: CHIANG MAI (B-L-D) Morning at Boesang Umbrella factory & Wat Phalad, after lunch Shopping & prepare for flight to Bangkok (connecting flight home) or to Siem Riep for the Cambodia Angkor Wat Extension.

INCLUDED IN THE EXPEDITION

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

EXCLUDED IN THE EXPEDITION

International travel to this destination and domestic flights
Any kind of insurance Other personal expenses, e.g. laundry, phone calls, gifts etc. Tips for local guide and staff

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

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

FOOD

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

HOW TO BOOK

We aim to respond within one working day. Once we receive your enquiry we will check availability and confirm this to you, and also reserve you a place on the tour. We will send you an invoice for the deposit (25% of the tour cost). Once this has been received your tour will be fully confirmed.
The remaining balance should be paid at least 3 weeks before arrival in Bangkok.

INTERNATIONAL BANK TRANSFER

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: hotelfiles@gmail.com

TRAVEL INFORMATION

We meet in the capital city of Bangkok to start our photo adventure. Thailand allows you to stay for 30 days (check your country for restrictions) and you need an international passport valid at least 6 months after your departure.

BEACH EXTENTIONS

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.

CITY EXTENSION BANGKOK

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.