Sunrise and Astrophotography opportunities at Mt. Bromo - learn startrails and milky way workflows, Model shoot at the Sea of Sands, Jember coastal photography & Milky Way shoot.
|Single Pax||Twin/Triple Share|
Via Jetstar Airways
13 May SIN-SUR SQ930 0750 hrs/0905 hrs
17 May SUR-SIN SQ5225 1840 hrs/2155 hrs (operated by Silkair)
Estimated airfare = S$300 (Schedule pending change with airline)
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 (L,D) - Arrive Surabaya. Transfer to Jember for coastal photography sunset and Milky way Technical shoot.
Day 2 (B,L,D) - Morning sunrise at Jember, transfer to Mt. Bromo, lunch enroute. Sunset shoot of Mt. Bromo in front of hotel. Overnight at Cafe Lava Hotel or equivalent
Day 2 (B,L,D) - Milky Way shoot from our vantage point at 12am. Transfer down to sea of sands to photograph the local Tenggerese riders. Breakfast and lunch at hotel before proceeding to Metigen for our Milky Way shoot. Overnight at Cafe Lava Hotel or equivalent.
Day 3 (B,L,D) - Sunrise at Mt. Bromo. After that we transfer down to the Sea of Sands and climb to the crater's edge. Back to the hotel for breakfast before checking out and transfer to Surabaya. Free and easy time for some massage, shopping, personal rest.
Day 4 (B) - After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport for our return flight back to Singapore.
Note: This is a compact program that requires early morning transfers and long traveling time on the road. Participants are advised to be prepared for short resting hours each day. Itinerary is subjected to change and weather dependant. Itinerary subjected to change
- 4N nights accommodation in basic hotels at Bromo as well as comfortable 3-4 star hotel at Surabaya
- Private Air-conditioned vehicle tranfers
- 4WD Transfers to Mt. Bromo and Mt. Ijen
- All entrance fees to all National Parks
- Model fees for photo shoot
- All meals as per itinerary
- English speaking guide
- SGTrekker Tour Leader & Photo Guide
- Local Indonesia photography guide
- FREE Canon Lens Cleaning (External only, max 2 lenses)
- FREE 4 x A4 Photo Prints
- FREE Canon lens rental (subjected to availability)
- International airfare (SIN-SUR-SIN)
- Horsemen hire for trek to Mt. Bromo
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal expenses eg shopping and drinks during meals
- Visa Fees if applicable (Singaporeans and Malaysians do not require visa)
- 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.