Overview of Photography Adventure Tour (also suitable for non-photographers!)
This unique photography tour to exotic Borneo and beautiful Ubud Bali is being organised by Sarah Jenkins from SignaturePhoto as the professional photography instructor for the tour. You will be taken to some special places in the surrounding hills outside of Ubud in Bali where very few tourists visit and also in Kalimantan Borneo, to photograph everyday village life and wildlife.
Come and join Sarah on the trip of a lifetime to the undiscovered Bali and the heart of Borneo (Indonesian Kalimantan) to experience and learn about this fascinating part of the world few tourists visit. This tour will cover an variety of landscapes, people, indigenous cultures, wildlife,and traditional villages. - an opportunity to practice your photographic skills and capture some amazing images of The Dayak Tribe festival, orangutans in the wild, and unspoilt temples and idyllic rice field terraces outside Ubud Bali. All photographers are welcome, as photography tips and instruction as well as photo reviews can be tailored to all levels. Non-photographers are also welcome to join the tour.
Check out SignaturePhoto Facebook Photo Album Borneo & Bali Photo Tour.
to view some of Sarah's orangutang photos and Dayak tribe warriors taken at 2014 Borneo Tribe Festival photo tour.
The three day Bali part of photo tour beginning on May 14 will cover some of the most spectacular and interesting places in Bali including magnificent volcanoes, rice paddies, ancient temples, village life, market scenes and a great opportunity to learn about the fascinating Balinese culture and capture some wonderful photo opportunities.
Then onto Central Borneo where we will spend the first three days photographing the spectacular Isen Mulang Dayak cultural festival, held every May, where you have the opportunity to see hundreds of performers display their cultural heritage through dancing, music, traditional costumes, warriors and colorful dragon boat racing.
After the vibrant festival we board the Rahai’i Bangun, a comfortable wooden river barge, and cruise up an ancient river to venture into Orangutan country!! For the next three days we will be relaxing on the boat and photographing orangutans, the native hornbills and other exotic jungle creatures in their natural tropical environment and also visit a traditional Dayak village to gain a better insight into this fascinating culture. We visit these endangered orangutans in their jungle habitat by canoe. The orangutan population lives on three little islands in the middle of the river. We will witness stunning sunsets, dine on freshly prepared delicious food, and relax on the upper deck of our boat.
The tour begins with 2 days (3 nights) in beautiful Ubud Bali. From Bali it is a 2.5 hour flight to Kalimantan Borneo where we will be attending the Isen Mulang Festival, which starts with a huge parade involving over 100 floats. This parade includes music, dance, and displays of tribal costumes. So many great photo opportunities to capture.
We will stay three nights at the Swiss Bel Hotel in the town of Palangkaraya taking in the festivities of the Isen Mulang Festival followed by three nights on a beautiful wooden boat cruising up the river. For a video of the boat visit Borneo Jungle River Cruise
For a more detailed itinerary of this tour please send email Sarah an email via The Contacts page on website.
Schedule for 10 day Bali & Borneo Photo Tour
May 14 Meet in Bali
May 14, 15 & 16 Ubud Bali. Stay at Puri Sunia Resort 10 mins from Ubud.
May 17 Fly to Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan (Indonesia Borneo)
May 17-22 6 days - Isen Mulang Festival and Orangutan islands by boat
May 23 Fly back to Bali
Price for 10 day Photo Tour based on Single Occupancy USD $4500 (Double Occupancy USD $4000)
9 nights accommodation (6 nights in 4 star hotel, 3 nights on boat)
VIP Visa on Arrival service in Bali
All ground transport
Domestic flights in Indonesia from Bali to Palangkaraya return
Park and guide fees
Professional photography instruction, tour leader and local guide services
Small group size
Excludes : Tips, alcohol and international airfares
How to book tour:
. If you have any questions or are interested in booking this photo tour please email Sarah via the contact form
or call Sarah at SignaturePhoto
SignaturePhoto Photography Courses shall take no responsibility or liability for personal or property damage during the duration of the tour or be liable for non- refundable Airline tickets. Comprehensive travel insurance is required to join this tour.