Photography Adventure Tour - Northern Thailand

Colours of Northern Thailand Photography and Food Tour
9 days - Friday 2 March - Saturday 10 March 2018


Whilst it is important to understand how to use your camera and it’s menu functions, ultimately taking great travel photos is about immersing yourself in the culture of a country - enjoying it, knowing where and how to look at subjects to compose an image; taking images of interest that mean something to you - visually and emotionally.
If you enjoy travel, photography and food like we do, why not join us on this inspiring 9 day Photo and Food Adventure Tour - Colours of Northern Thailand. This photography specialist holiday has been designed to explore your creative potential - beginner or intermediate level under the guidance of Sarah – an experienced traveller / photographer. Capture the essence of vibrant Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai province with some great photo opportunities whilst advancing your photographic skills amidst colourful surroundings and like-minded fellow travellers. In addition to taking great photos, explore the delicious regional cuisine of Northern Thailand - quite different from you local Thai restaurant!


Highlights: * Exploring old city of Chiang Mai and its golden temples * Colourful markets * Unspoilt scenery and caves of tranquil Chiang Dao * Experience fascinating hilltribes * Elephant trek amongst lush jungle foliage and river * Fairytale White Temple of Chiang Rai * Wonderful local hospitality and sumptuous food - old teakhouse restaurant

Photography Level: Beginner and intermediate

Accommodation: 8 nights comfortable 3/ 3.5 star hotel / boutique guest house / teakwood lodge cabin.
N.B For those solo travellers who like their own space, rooms are available on a single person basis for an extra single supplement charge. Where possible we stay in small boutique mid-range accommodation that have character, style and warm hospitality.

Tour guide: Sarah Jenkins an experienced traveller (135 countries) and photographer is the tour / photography instructor. Chiang Mai area is one of her favourite Asian destinations and she will not only show you key landmarks for picture-taking but also places off the usual tourist map. In Chiang Rai, we use the services of experienced local guide, himself a descendant of a minority tribe, with amazing knowledge of the Northern Thailand area and who speaks excellent english.
View ‘Northern Thailand’ gallery on this website for a few of Sarah’s Chiang Mai / Rai photos and for her ‘Hilltribes and Temples’ book visit SignatureBook

Transport: Private bus /car (depending on group size), luxury public coach, local taxi
Tour cost and inclusions: $3400 incl 8 nights hotel/ boutique guesthouse accommodation (twin share - ask single supplement cost for own room) , breakfast each day, two lunches, domestic transport, guide fees, elephant trek fee, photography instruction.
N.B International flights and transport to and from Chiang Mai airport, dinners, drinks, spending money are not included.
Group size: small group - max 8 persons (minimum 4)

Tour date: Begins Friday March 2nd 2018 - hotel Chiang Mai. Ends Saturday am March 10th - Chiang Mai
N.B. Singapore Airlines has an easy flight from Sydney to Chiang Mai via Singapore arriving in Chiang Mai the same day - intime for delicious Thai dinner!

Tour outline: When most people think of Thailand they think of white sandy beaches and Tuk-Tuks. Northern Thailand has so much more to offer with a vast ethnic and cultural diversity. Hilltribe culture, colourful bustling markets, glittering historical temples, beautiful scenery, elephant ride through the jungle, and fascinating caves – all wonderful material for any photographer. Plus the taste sensations and delicacies of traditional Northern Thai cusine and warm hospitality of the local people.

This specialist photography tour is designed to make the most of photographic opportunities along the journey whilst being enjoyable and fun! It allows time to learn the fundamentals of digital photography, advancing your skills and creativity to ensure you come away with some great photographs as well as sharing knowledge and experiences with like minded people.

You will be surprised how much you can pick up in 9 days. Tailored for beginners or those who just want to become more confident photographers you will learn how to make the most of your digital camera - its functions and settings including: aperture, shutter speed, ISO setting, white balance, exposure compensation. And the key elements behind a strong image: composition, depth of field, lighting, creative use of colour, perspective and view point.

Anyone with a passion for travel or photography will find inspiration from this tour. We’d love to have you join us. If you are interested please email Sarah for full itinerary or any questions.

Note: This tour is also suitable for non-photographers as there is plenty to do apart from take photos – Thai cookery classes, Thai massages, shopping; so non-photographer partners are welcome!

How to book tour: If interested in joining us please email us via the contact form for full tour and booking details PDF.

If you can't make the Thailand Photography Tour, check out at a glance all of our photography courses in Sydney.