Mongolia's Gobi Desert, Astrophotography at Flaming Cliffs, Wild Mongolian Horses, Nomad Visitation, Tsagan Suvarga & more...
|Single Pax||Twin/Triple Share|
Via Cathay Pacific / MIAT Airlines
18 Jul SIN-HKG-ULN CX652/OM2972 1255/2310 hrs
24 Jul ULN-HKG-SIN OM297/CX735 0625/1825 hrs
Estimated Airfare = S$1100.00
All tours are land tours and based on twin sharing only.If you have registered as a single participant and do not wish to pay for the single supplement, we will try our best to match you with another single participant; otherwise, you will need to incur the single supplement charge in order to join our tour.
There is no single supplement for the Tourist Ger Tents. Participants are expected to share tents (2-3 pax per tent). Single supplement will only apply for hotels at Ulan Bataar.
Day 1 - Arrive Ulan Bataar in the evening, transfer to hotel. Overnight in local 4-star hotel.
Day 2 (B,L,D) - Transfer by 4WD to Tsagan Suvarga. We will spend the afternoon photographing the landscapes in this area.
Day 3 (B,L,D) - Morning shoot at Tsagan Suvarga. After that, check out and transfer to the Flaming Cliffs for sunset photography. Here pending weather, we will also have an astrophotography shoot with the Milky Way and Star Trails.
Day 4 (B,L,D) - Morning walk to the flaming cliffs for sunrise. Late morning transfer to the Khogorin Sand Dunes where we will conduct a conceptual shoot with the local camels and nomads.
Day 5 (B,L,D) - Early morning shoot at the sand dunes awaiting sunrise. The afternoon is free and easy for some relaxation time.
Day 6 (B,L,D) - Transfer to Dalanzagad for early morning flight back to Ulan Bataar. Visit the famous Genghis Khan statue. Evening will be at the picturesque Zaisan Memorial.
Day 7 (B) - Transfer to airport for our return flight back to Singapore.
**Itinerary subjected to change
- 2 nights in local 4-star hotel, 4 nights in Tourist Ger Tent
- Private air-conditioned vehicle (3-5 per pax per vehicle)
- One-way domestic airfare (Dalanzagad-ULN)
- All meals as per itinerary
- Local English speaking guide
- Singapore Trekker Tour Leader & Photography Assistance
- All entrance fees
- All Model & Conceptual Shoot fees
- International Airfare (SIN-ULN-SIN)
- Personal expenses eg drinks during meals, personal insurance, etc
- Visa fees (if applicable, Singaporeans do not require visa fees for Mongolia)
- Excess Baggage (Dalanzagad-ULN). Maximum 15kg including carry on.
- Guide & Driver Gratuity
My wife and I have just completed our second tour with Adrian, the first being to Mount Bromo 6 months ago. Bromo was more active in the sense of having to get up super-early and sleep when we normally wake up so as to beat the crowds for astrophotography, sunrises and sunsets. It was a medium-sized group but so well-coordinated by Adrian, even out in the dark freezing rain trying to find the Milky Way. His quick-thinking and flexible planning countered a potential problem with the withdrawal of 4WD jeeps due to last-minute local issues. He instilled a sense of collective responsibility among the group so there was no single episode of \”lost\” member or time delay throughout the trip. Adrian paid attention to how every member got their shot and made photo-taking technique as simple as he could for the less experienced.
On this recently-completed trip to the backwoods of Rakhine State in Myanmar, we were clearly feeling jittery about safety and possible military conflict. Adrian went to great lengths to ensure personal safety and in providing for our different dietary needs in this religiously-sensitive area of Sittwe and Mrauk-U, centre of the Rohinggya and Arakan conflicts. This situation meant that there were almost no foreigners jostling for position and throughout the tour, we had all the scene to ourselves. Sunrise over the stupas was also thankfully devoid of hot-air balloons like those hanging over Bagan. We also interacted with displaced communities by Adrian\’s foresight to encourage us to bring and distribute small gifts as a friendship gesture, thereby strengthening rapport for street and portrait photography. A two-hour boat ride allowed us to document the fading face tattoos of Chin tribe women as this practice has been banned for a generation. Again Adrian\’s contingency planning skills came to the fore when our connecting flight out of Yangon was cancelled at last minute and we had to stay in town for 24 hours. Instead of chilling out in a hotel, Adrian arranged for an impromptu street photo session at a jetty followed by shooting sunset over a lake before dinner. On trips like these participants must be flexible and lay their trust in the leader, and on both trips for us Adrian delivered the itinerary goals and we took back great photos and more importantly wonderful memories, and made good friends.
An enjoyable trip with lots of photo opportunities under the expert guidance of Adrian.
I must admit that my recent trip to West Java was fairly relaxing and easy going as well.
Facing the Indian Ocean, the coastline of Sawarna offers fascinating and stunning scenery for
seascape photography during golden hour – the times around sunrise and sunset. However, the most
challenging task is to secure firmly the camera and tripod on rocky and undulating grounds.
I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of magnificent waterfalls in Ciletuh Geopark. Diehard photographers can spend hours at the various waterfalls to try out and experiment creative options in composition, lighting and mood at different high-low vantage points. Throughout the trip, participants were in high spirits and felt well-rewarded with many wonderful shots. Adrian, you had again done an excellent job in fulfilling our dreams of an ideal photographic trip. Thank you.