Luang Prabang has been a photographic paradise due to it’s unique and “remarkably” well preserved buddhist and french architectural, religious and cultural heritage sites, buildings and temples. This being surrounded by amazing viewpoints, lush forests and beautiful waterfalls, combined with a local culture of the Hill tribes living around the city in the mountains of Northern Laos.
Cities and highlights covered: Luang Prabang – Wat Xieng Thong – Mekhong River Tour – Kuang Si Falls – Tat Sae Waterfalls, and Pak Ou Caves
Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and pro photographers.
Travel by private a/c car or minibus
Moderate elevation changes and some walking.
(*non-photographers also welcome)
ARRIVE AT LUANG PRABANG – WAT XIENG THONG
Arrive at Luang Prabang Airport and transfer to your hotel. Visit to Wat Xieng Thong for an evening scene at blue hour and monk novice scenes.
MORNING ALMS – MEKONG RIVER TRIP
Early wake up for the morning alms with monks in the main street with the surroundings of Wat Sene Souk Haram. At dawn the resident monks of the temples gather together and walk the streets in single file, collecting rice and food from the people who live nearby. It’s a beautiful sight, a noble tradition and a photographic draw card. We go on the Mekong river, stopping at ethnic hill tribe villages along the way. We will also visit local communities that produce silk, rice whiskey and photograph agricultural farmers at work and visit a local temple.
MORNING ALMS – KUANG SI FALLS – WAT WISUNALAT
Today we wake up early again and shoot the Alms round at another location in the city. Breakfast and rest in the hotel. We then proceed to visit the Kuang Si Falls and the Tat Sae Waterfalls. Evening scenes with monks in Wat Wisunalat and golden hour scenes at the temple.
MORNING ALMS – HILLTRIBES – PHU SI
After another morning alms round (optional) we leave after breakfast for a trip to a local village where we shoot indoor scenes of the hilltribes and the daily life of the ethnic minorities of Northern Laos. After lunch we visit some amazing local temples, and the local market. The evening scene we walk up to Phu Si (Mount Phou Si) is a hill located at the center of Luang Prabang town, for an amazing sunset over the river and city. Dinner and overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast departure to the airport for you flight home or other destination.
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
- Model fees, guides setup, assistants and special entree fees for specific locations
EXCLUDED IN THE EXPEDITION
- International travel to Luang Prabang Airport
- Any kind of insurance
- Other personal expenses, e.g. laundry, phone calls, gifts etc. Tips for local guide and staff
PRICING: ON REQUEST DEPENDING ON PERIOD AND GROUP SIZE
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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.
HOW TO BOOK
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet in the capital city of Bangkok or Luang Prabang to start our photo adventure. FOR LAOS: You need an international passport which is valid for 6 months after date of departure, you will also need to buy a Laos visa on entry at the airport which is an easy and quick procedure, please bring two photographs and 25-30-40USD (check online for any changes in these requirements and which fee you need to pay depending on which country you come from).
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 EXTENSIONS 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.