This tour is a unique opportunity to explore Cambodia while getting the best out of your camera with personal guidance helping you to become a better photographer.
Much time during the tour will be spend on several aspects of photography, like composition and light. This tour also includes 2 post-production workshops.
Day 1: Phnom Penh (L, D)
We start the photography tour with an introductory morning workshop before we go out to explore Phnom Penh’s streets. We will visit local markets and Buddhist temple sites, as well as taking our time to highlight the typical Khmer architecture from the sixties.
Day 2: Phnom Penh, Oudong & Kampong Chhnang (B, L, D)
We leave the capitol behind, past rice fields and rural life towards Oudong, once the capital of ancient Cambodia. We climb the hill for spectacular 360 degree views, before stop for a short lunchtime workshop. In the late afternoon we continue our trip to Kompong Chhnang on the borders of Tonle Sap Lake.
Sovann Phum Hotel
Day 3: Kompong Chhnang to Battambang
In the early morning at sunrise we take a boat to a floating village on Tonle Sap lake for a photo documentary on life on water. After lunch we continue up the road to Battambang and Cambodia’s rice bowl.
Day 4: Battambang (B, L, D)
Today we take a tour to Phnom Sampeau Mountain, famous for its killing caves. On our way we will see large fields of lotus flowers. In the afternoon, while back in Battambang, we will visit the abandoned railway station, where if time you will have to opportunity to ride the famous ‘Bamboo Train’ before we have a street life photo session in the streets of Battambang as an assignment.
Day 5: Battambang to Siem Reap (B, L, D)
During the rainy season we will take a boat ride to Siem Reap, giving you lots of photo opportunities along the way. We’ll end up at some floating villages on Tonle Sap before getting picked up by car to drive us into Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor Wat. In the late afternoon we will have a fine art photography workshop near the ancient temple site.
Day 6: Siem Reap (B, L, D)
Today we spend a full day at the temples within the Angkor Archaeological Park for photo shoots at Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Ta Prohm, Preah Khan and more, taking in each temple at the right time to capture those all important picture post card shots.
Day 7: Siem Reap to Kampong Thom (B, L, D)
We leave Siem Reap for a countryside tour, visiting several villages on our way to Kompong Thom. You will be set an assignment of portrait and landscape photography and will have time to perfect the project with a post-production workshop in the hotel.
Day 8: Kampong Thom to Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
On our way to Phnom Penh, we will stop at a Buddha factory just outside Kompong Thom for a photo documentary. Then after lunch in Skuon we pay a visit to the Cham Muslims, a minority that lives north of Phnom Penh on the borders of the Mekong. We take our time for a photo shoot on Khmer Islam before arriving at our hotel just as the sun goes down.
Day 9: Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
We take a boat ride on the mighty Mekong to Silk Island, ‘Koh Dach’ in Khmer. We follow silk weavers in duty and walk around for some good shots of typical Cambodian rural life. On the island we will have an introduction to presentations and portfolios. After sunset we hit the streets for nightlife photography at several locations in Phnom Penh.
Day 10: Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
In the early morning we visit the Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek to look at the dark side of Cambodian history. The Royal Palace is scheduled for a visit in the afternoon and we will end our 10-days trip with a presentation of our best work, shot during the expedition, while having our farewell-dinner.
Airport pick up and drop off
Overnights as mentioned
Entrance Fees to all sites
Bottled water during sightseeing
Transportation in private A/C vehicle
English speaking photographer guide for entire tour
Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)
Public liability insurance
Tour not included?
All International flights & Visa fees, currently $20 per person
International airport tax, currently $25 per person
Meals, unless mentioned differently
Beverages and personal expenses
Other excursions and entrance fees
Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident of illness)
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Vietnam Photo Tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.