RETURN TO CAMBODIA & THAILAND
Photo Tour with American Photographer Stewart
NOW RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 13 – 24, 2014
at a Lower Price!!!
Angkor Wat and Beyond:
A Voyage to the Heart of the Wondrous Khmer Temples
(with a brief shooting stop-over
in Bangkok, Thailand)
January 13 - 24, 2014
Join American photographer Stewart Halperin on
this return journey to both Cambodia and Thailand.
Having just returned with a group from Asia, the
response has been so positive that another trip is
being offered immediately.
The trip begins with an overnight stay in Bangkok,
Thailand before we leave for Cambodia. Upon arriving
in Siem Reap, (our home base while
in Cambodia) we will be met by our Cambodian guide Fin
Tes, whose knowledge of the past, present
and future of Cambodia will astound you. We will
be based at the Prince D'Angkor Hotel and
Spa in Siem Reap. From there we will explore
the numerous temples and sites in the Angkor region
that surround the more well known Angkor
Wat Temple. Excursions to markets, floating
villages and surrounding countryside will overwhelm
An important part of the Cambodian portion of the
trip will be visiting many of the lesser known temples
and ones that are off the beaten path. Most notable
is Beng Melea a few hours from Angkor
and still captive to the jungle that wraps its tentacles
around the exquisite stone carvings. You will feel
as though you have stepped into a scene from Raiders
of the Lost Ark.
Will will visit a host of other sites including Bayon, Ta
Prohm, Banteay Srei, Preah
Khan and Angkor Thon.
Towards the end of our Cambodia journey we will
make a full-day boat trip crossing over Tonle
Sap Lake to where we join the Sangke
River and make our way to the picturesque
village of Battambang. As we move
upriver we be treated to a detailed visual insight
into life along the water's edge. Once in Battambang
we have two days to explore and we will stay at the King
Fy Hotel both nights. On our return to Siem
Reap we have one more day before returning to Thailand.
Upon our return to Bangkok we embark on a whirlwind
tour with photographers David Salmanowitz and Wipada
Saisuwan, both residents of Bangkok. They
will lead us on visits to everything from the major
temples of Bangkok to a host of local markets and
street sights that will leave you breathless. These
few days will test the strength of your camera finger!!
Late in the trip, we will head up to Ang
Thong and to Wat Muag for
a visit to the Great Buddha of Thailand -
a golden statue that stands as tall as the Statue
of Liberty. It is a full days excursion and will
give you glimpse of Thailand beyond Bangkok.
The entire trip is carefully put together in regard
to lodging, meals and photographic opportunities.
For more detailed information contact Stewart Halperin
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone: (314) 652-0330
The trip is very constrained in regards space and
will be limited to eight (8) photographers.
Reserve your space now!
- All accommodation and breakfast (Thailand and
- Transportation in both locations (transport
includes all boat travel as well as flights between
Bangkok and Siem Reap)
- All lunches included
- Entry fees to all temples and sites visited
International flights to Bangkok and back
All dinners and drinks
Tips, laundry and visas
Trip Price: $3,300
Single Room Supplement: $675
To view images from some of the recent group
members please click here and here.
The 2012 Trip was SOLD OUT!
Now taking sign-ups for November 2013 trip!
NEW ZEALAND - SOUTH ISLAND ADVENTURE
12 DAY PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR WITH AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER
STEWART D HALPERIN
AND NEW ZEALAND LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER PHILLIP BARTLETT
NOVEMBER 27- DECEMBER 10, 2012
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS
to many of New Zealand's most celebrated landscapes,
the South Island is a photographer's delight. This
12 day tour takes us on an incredible journey through
four provinces, five national parks and two marine
reserves. Cloud-piercing peaks, intriguing limestone
coastlines, crystalline glaciers, primeval rainforests,
and glacier- carved fiords are just some of the
glorious features that await us.
Our route takes us from the garden city of Christchurch,
on the eastern seaboard, north to the seaside settlement
of Kaikoura, where lofty mountains overlook the rugged
coastline. In the waters off Kaikoura a complex marine
system provides an abundantly rich habitat for marine
mammals and seabirds. We take a chartered boat trip
just for our group to photograph the acrobatic Dusky
The road turns west as we drive through the mountains
to the untamed West Coast. Beneath rugged mountain
ranges, dense rainforest thrives from the doorstep
of glaciers to the ocean's edge. Our first location
is at the coastal settlement of Punakaiki, where
we shoot the spectacular Pancake Rocks as the sun
sets. We continue south to the glacier region the
following morning, as we make for the village of
Fox Glacier. In the afternoon we take a short hike
around Lake Matheson to photograph the mountain reflections
at last light. The next morning we head to Fox Glacier
to begin our guided hike, which is very easy, to
photograph the glacier, ice caves and formations. An
optional helicopter ride over Fox Glacier will also
be offered for those interested.
We then travel east to the Otago lakes district,
a region characterized by rugged mountain ranges
and brilliant blue lakes. From our base at Queenstown,
we explore this area which includes landscapes used
in the Lord of the Rings films.
Continuing south we drive to Lake Manapouri, where
we are transferred to our private boat charter in
Doubtful Sound. Our boat cruise offers stunning photography
in any weather, as we explore the different arms
of this beautiful area of the Fiordland National
Park. The following morning we return to Manapouri,
and drive back up to Queenstown.
next day we travel north towards the heart of the
Southern Alps: Aoraki/ Mt. Cook National Park. Along
the journey we pass the turquoise-coloured Lake Pukaki
as we head up the Tasman Valley, where the Aoraki/
Mt Cook village is located. In the early evening
we take a short hike to shoot the last light on New
Zealand's highest mountain. The following day we
are out early to photograph the first light on the
mountains, then take a hike to capture images of
Aoraki/ Mt Cook from a closer perspective.
The next morning we enjoy one more chance to photograph
the sunrise on the Southern Alps before we return
to Christchurch where our adventure began 12 days
FEE PER PERSON (based on double or twin
$4650.00 (based on 12 paying participants)
Single supplement $925.00
A $1,250.00 deposit is required and is non
refundable unless the trip is canceled.
This is for land costs only.. international
flights are not included, but can be arranged
The per person fee covers your accommodations,
attraction fees, Department of Conservation fees.
Goods and Services tax.
Payment details, flight information, insurance
and Visa information will be provided
by mid March.
Note at the very bottom of the trip plan
you will see exclusions and inclusions.
You may pay your deposit, trip
expenses, or balance due with your credit card
or checking account using the following PayPal
link. No PayPal account is required to pay by credit
card or check.
Trip Plan.. day by day
CHRISTCHURCH - KAIKOURA
We begin our travels this morning, and drive north
along the coast to the seaside settlement of Kaikoura.
Overlooked by majestic mountains, which are snow-capped
for many months of the year, this coastal town was
once only known for the rock lobster caught here.
Now, Kaikoura is famous for the abundance of marine
mammals and seabirds found offshore.
This morning we join a sea cruise to photograph Dusky
dolphins - natural acrobats who seem to enjoy showing
off their skills for spectators. In the afternoon
we have an option to join a whale watch or albatross
encounter boat trip.
KAIKOURA - PUNAKAIKI
After a sunrise shoot we leave Kaikoura and head
for the famous West Coast and Punakaiki. The force
of the ocean has carved the coastline into fascinating
rock sculptures, and we arrive in the afternoon at
the most unusual of these formations: the Pancake
PUNAKAIKI - FOX GLACIER
We turn south along the coast this morning as we
head for the glaciers. Under the shadow of the Southern
Alps the Franz and Fox Glaciers are the most accessible
in New Zealand, and still flow towards the sea. Franz
Josef is the first glacier we visit and an easy walk
leads us to a magnificent location to photograph.
Very shortly after we arrive at the Fox Glacier Village
and hike around Lake Matheson where, on a still day,
New Zealand's two highest peaks, Mts Aoraki/Cook
and Tasman, are reflected in the dark waters.
Today we go up onto the glacier - a great opportunity
to shoot the ice patterns up close. After returning
from the glacier there is time to relax in the village
before we meet again in the afternoon to photograph
the mountain surrounds as the sun sets.
FOX GLACIER - QUEENSTOWN
We leave the glaciers and continue driving south.
One of our last shoots on the West Coast is at an
ancient swamp, filled with New Zealand's tallest
growing trees: the kahikatea. We then take the Haast
Pass road east, travelling through a valley carved
by glaciers, stopping along the way to shoot waterfall,
forest and river scenes. Once over the pass we descend
towards the Otago lakes district, photographing the
mountain-bordered Lakes Hawea and Wanaka before arriving
in Queenstown in the evening.
An early start as we set out to capture the sunrise
on Lake Wakatipu. We then continue on into the Mt
Aspiring National Park. Moss-laden forests, crystal
clear rivers and deep valleys provide us with exciting
photographic opportunities from detailed macro to
sweeping panoramas. In the late morning we return
to the township where there is an opportunity to
relax, do a spot of shopping or for a surge of adrenalin
there's the bungy jump and jetboating. We meet again
in the late afternoon to photograph the Remarkables
QUEENSTOWN - DOUBTFUL SOUND
We leave Queenstown this morning and make our way
to Manapouri. We then are transferred to Deep Cove
for our private boat charter in Doubtful Sound. Once
on the water we spend the rest of the day exploring
this stunningly beautiful area of Fiordland. We even
have a chance to try and catch some fresh fish for
DOUBTFUL SOUND - QUEENSTOWN
After sunrise we enjoy a relaxed breakfast before
making our way back to Deep Cove, and transfer to
Manapouri. Once at Manapouri we make our way back
to Queenstown, arriving in the afternoon.
QUEENSTOWN - AORAKI/MT COOK NATIONAL PARK
It’s time to head north towards the heart of
the Southern Alps and the home of New Zealand's highest
mountain: Aoraki/Mt Cook. We arrive at the Mt Cook
Village later in the afternoon in time for a twilight
shoot of Aoraki/Mt Cook.
AORAKI/MT COOK NATIONAL PARK
After photographing sunrise in the Tasman Valley
we spend the rest of the day exploring the park,
and take a hike up the Hooker Valley to capture the
AORAKI/MT COOK NATIONAL PARK - CHRISTCHURCH - DEPART
After photographing sunrise in the Tasman Valley
we depart for Christchurch. We take a scenic route
past turquoise lakes and high country rural scenes,
stopping to photograph along the way. We arrive in
Christchurch in the mid-afternoon.
INCLUSIONS: All in-tour land transportations
and guide services. Boat cruises: Dolphin Encounter,
Doubtful Sound, Fox Glacier hike. Department of Conservation
concession fees. Accommodation for eleven nights.
Porterage of one item of luggage per person.
EXCLUSIONS: All international air
travel and domestic transportation within your home
country, any other travel services required to arrive
at the tour commencement location and all associated
taxes, levies and insurances. Immigration, duty,
passport and visa fees where applicable. All personal
items including meals, alcoholic beverages and travel
insurance. Optional activities e.g. bungy jump, jetboating,
For more information contact:
314-652-0330/ 314 277-1376