Grand Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Hot Air Balloon Ride and Felucca ride at Luxor, White Desert Excursion with Astrophotography and more...
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.
Day 1 (D) - Arrive Cairo, transfer to hotel for check-in. Dinner and briefing for the next few days itinerary.
Day 2 (B,L,D) - We visit the Pyramids of Giza in the morning for a sunrise shoot where we will photograph the famous Sphinx, Khufu and Solar Barque Museum. We will also conduct a staged shoot with the local camel riders. After lunch, we visit the Steppe Pyramid of Zoser, one of the first pyramids in Egypt. We follow that with a visit to one of our favourites, the Red Pyramid and Snofru's Bent Pyramid. We do a wash up at a day use hotel before we board our overnight train toward Aswan.
Day 3 (B,L,D) - We arrive Aswan in the morning. Board our private transport and visit the majestic temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu. We continue onto Luxor, and after lunch, check-in into our hotel. After abit of rest time, we depart for a Felucca ride on the River Nile, photographing all manner of riverside activity, fishermen, farmers and more... Sunset by our vantage point from the Nile.
Day 4 (B,L,D) - We wake up early morning for our Hot Air Balloon ride over Luxor, a once in a lifetime thrilling experience to photograph various tombs from a high vantage point, Queen Hatshesphut's Tomb, the Medina Habut and more...
After lunch, we visit the temple of Karnak with its hugh ornamental columns. We then photograph the temple of Luxor during sunset / blue hour and at night. Dinner will be a break from the norm, experience Egyptian Mac Donalds.
Day 5 (B,L,D) - We wake up early and transfer to the airport for our domestic flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo, we commence our excursion into the White Desert. This will be the best place to photograph the Milky Way and sunset amongst white limestone formations found abundantly in this unique desert.
Day 6 (B,L,D) - After sunrise, return to Cairo. Check-into our hotel and we visit the famous Museum of Egypt as well as the Grand Souk for some of the best shopping in the Middle East.
Day 7 (B) - The rest of the day is free and easy to explore on your own. You can take the metro to visit the symbolic Tahir Square or finish up your last minute shopping at the Souks. By late afternoon, transfer to the airport for your return journey back to Singapore.
- 4 nights accommodation in local 4-5 star hotels
- 1 night in Double Cabin Beds onboard Train to Aswan
- 1 night in desert in Bedouin Tents (White Bahariya including guide, porters, etc)
- Hot Air Balloon Ride
- Felucca Ride along River Nile
- Private air-conditioned transport throughout the itinerary
- Domestic Airfare (Luxor-Cairo)
- Staged shoots & Model fees
- Meals as per itinerary (6 x Breakfast, 5 x Lunch, 6 x Dinner only)
- All fees and permits
- All entrance fees to attractions
- International Airfare: SIN-CAI-SIN
- Visa fees if applicable (Singaporeans require visa, upon arrival)
- Personal expenses (Eg. beverages during meals)
- Personal travel insurance
- Camera fees and taxes
- Guide, Driver, Camel Herder gratuity
**Participants are expected to cover their own camera fees at each attraction (depending on the model and number of cameras they bring in)
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.