Ancient villages of Abyaneh and Varzaneh, Islamic Monoliths such as the Jameh Mosque Esfahan, Shah Mosque, Ancient Necropolis, Persepolis, technical star trail shoots at Varzaneh, model shoots 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.
There is no Iranian chop registered on your passport. All entries are done electronically and the visa will be printed on a separate piece of documentation.
Day 1 - Arrive Tehran, transfer to hotel to check-in as our tour leader does a quick brief on what to expect in the coming days.
Day 2-5 (B,L,D) - From Tehran, we head down south toward Isfahan to visit some of the oldest and most photogenic mud clay villages in Iran where we will be photographing them in beautiful morning light and also during blue hour. No visit to Iran is complete without a visit to some of the most beautiful places of worship on the planet, with its intricate artwork and porcelain work including the Jame and Imam Mosques. We also spend some time photographing the bridges of Isfahan, one of the best places to do street and morning photography. From Isfahan, we transfer to Yazd, another cultural hub where we will learn more about the mysterious wind towers, water reservoirs and witness some of the earliest man made caves in this part of the world.
Day 6-8 (B,L,D) - From Isfahan, we continue further south towards the ancient site of Persepolis just outside Shiraz, the ceremonial capital and cultural heart of the Archaemenid Empire almost 3000 years ago as we conduct a photowalk pass the giant monolithic ruins where our instructor teaches you the best ways to compose your photos. We will base ourselves in Shiraz, a glorious city and visit the amazing light show of Al Mulk, one of the highlights of the trip.
Day 9 (B,L) - Return back to Tehran with fond memories of our adventure where we will do a photo critique to ensure your photography is on the right path. By afternoon, we visit the grand bazaar of Tehran for some last minute shopping before transferring to the airport for our return flight back to Singapore.
**Itinerary subjected to change
- Private air-conditioned vehicle with ample space for photography equipment
- 8N Accommodation in comfortable 4-5-star hotels
- Domestic Flight (Shiraz-Tehran)
- All meals as per itinerary
- English speaking guide and SGTrekker photo instructor
- All permits and entrance fees
- Mineral Water x 1L per day
- International Airfare
- Guide and Driver gratuity
- Personal expenses eg. drinks during meals, shopping
- Travel Insurance
- Visa fees (if applicable - Singaporeans / Malaysians can apply for VOA)
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.