8 ISLANDS

Photo tour to Indonesia

Java, Kalimantan, Bali, Kanawa, Flores, Padar, Rinca, and Komodo.

Photo workshop in Indonesia, Bromo
Bromo, Indonesia
Photo tour to Indonesia
Java, Kalimantan, Bali, Kanawa, Flores, Padar, Rinca, and Komodo.
Start: October 9, 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia
End: October 22, 2022, Bali, Indonesia

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Guide: Dmitry Arkhipov
Price: 4390 € (deposit 1500 €)
Single occupancy: 1000 € (except accommodation on a ship)

Indonesia is an amazing country, located on numerous islands on the border between two great oceans.

Some of these Islands are well-studied, densely populated, and since ancient times there have been preserved amazing monuments of ancient civilizations. At dawn, we will go down to the majestic temple complexes of Borobudur and Prambanan, meet the sunset by the ocean, in front of the original temples of the island of Bali.

We will take photos of astonishing landscapes of the volcanoes of Java, see the famous Bromo volcano, climb to the caldera of Idjen. For many participants, islands of Indonesia will be a real photographic discovery.
Some of the Islands that we are planning to visit are much less explored.

We will immerse into the wild jungles of Kalimantan island, with no roads. In the forests, it is possible to find unknown species of plants and animals. We will have a small ship, which will be our home in the wild nature for two days. We will take pictures of wild orangutans that come to the river banks, and amazing proboscis monkeys that live in the crowns of trees. These animals can only be found here, on Kalimantan.

We will also visit the Komodo Islands and see giant lizards, contemporaries of the dinosaurs. We will take photos of incredible landscapes of Padar island. Here, we will also have a small ship to explore the islands of the Komodo National Park.

For our photo tour, we will visit eight extremely diverse and amazingly beautiful islands, three interesting national parks, get lots of impressions and make great photos.

You will not forget this trip till the rest of your life!

- You can take a drone with you. In some places we can take photos from the air. We will learn how to take pictures from a drone and share our flight experience.
- The tour schedule is subject to change depending on the weather, road conditions etc

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 (October 9).

On this day, we are going to Jakarta. After checking into the Swissôtel Jakarta PIK Avenue, depending on the time of arrival, we can go to the picturesque old harbor Sunda Kelapa or Pantjoran PIK for an evening session.
Day 2 (October 10)

In the morning, after breakfast, we are going to the airport and fly to the Pangkalan Bun reserve on Kalimantan, transfer to the ship and sail deep into the impenetrable jungle looking for proboscis monkeys and orangutans. We will visit several baiting spots, so most likely, we will be able to get good photos of these very rare and photogenic primates.

Overnight at the jungle lodge

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)
Day 3 (October 11)

This day we are also planning to spend in the amazing world of wildlife Kalimantan, among the primeval jungle. We will be taking pictures of animals whose habitat is rapidly shortened.

Overnight at the jungle lodge

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)
Day 4 (October 12)

In the morning, after breakfast, we will move to the airport and fly to Semarang, where we will move to a hotel near the majestic temple complex of Borobudur. According to many travelers, this ancient structure surpasses Angkor Wat in its beauty and photogenicity, as well as all other similar complexes on Earth. Sunset at Borobudur.

about 3 hours drive

(Breakfast included)
Day 5 (October 13)

After the morning shooting of Borobudur, we will go to the original village of Nepal Van Java, where we will shoot at sunset, or we have time we will go to the sunset to the amazing Plaosan temple complex.

(Breakfast included)
Day 6 (October 14)

On this day, we will take a 4WD trip to the picturesque Merapi volcano, then return to Yogyarta and take pictures of the Prambanan temple complex at sunset.

about 3 hours drive

(Breakfast included)
Day 7 (October 15)

This morning we will take a comfortable train to the most picturesque volcano of the Java island - Bromo. And after checking into the hotel, we will shoot beautiful landscapes near our hotel.

Long drive more than 8 hours

(Breakfast included)
Day 8 (October 16)

Early in the morning we start by jeeps to the observation deck overlooking the majestic volcano. We leave at 3 am to take the best places and make great shots of the volcano. During the day we rest in the lodge, and in the evening, if the weather permits, we can shoot the volcano at sunset and against the backdrop of the starry sky.

(Breakfast included)
Day 9 (October 17)

Early in the morning we will go by jeeps to Mount Pananjakan, stop at Kinkong Hill, where at dawn we will take the most famous view of the Bromo volcano. In the morning haze, the view of the volcano is simply fantastic. Here we will have a short walk (about 500 meters from the parking lot).

And then we will go to the very west of the island of Java to the town of Banuwangi.

Transfer about 7 hours

(Breakfast included)
Day 10 (October 18)

On this day, we will climb to the top of the Ijen caldera, where we will shoot picturesque sulfur deposits against the backdrop of an emerald lake. Here the locals extract sulfur. We recommend bringing a respirator with you, as the smell of sulfur can be quite strong. We start at about one in the morning in order to see the azure glow on the lake even before dawn. The ascent on foot to the caldera takes on average about 2 and a half hours on a rocky road. This hike will be optional, and for those who stay at the hotel, we will organize a separate small tour of the picturesque surroundings.

Then all together we will go to the island of Bali, where we plan to shoot at sunset the beautiful temple of Pura Tanah on an island in the sea.

more than 5 hours drive

(Breakfast included)
Sunset on Bali island
Bali island
Day 11 (October 19)

In the morning we will shoot on Bali and after breakfast will go to the Denpasar airport and fly to Flores island.
We will visit some interesting viewpoints near harbour on sunset.

(Breakfast included)
Day 12 (October 20)

In the morning we depart from Labuan Bajo Harbor for our boat trip to the islands of Komodo National Park.
We will start from the famous Komodo Island, where giant lizards live (a 2-hour shooting of lizards in the national park is planned), and the evening shooting will take place on Padar Island, where we will shoot an incredibly beautiful landscape from the top of the island. Climbing to the top on a rocky path will take approximately 30 minutes.

Overnight on the ship.

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner on a boat included)
Day 13 (October 21)

At dawn, we will shoot again on Padar Island, and after breakfast we will go to another dragon island - Rinca, where we will shoot amazing animals, if we have time, we will stop by Kanawa Island and return to Labuan Bajo to fly back to Bali, where our photo expedition ends.

(Breakfast on a boat included)
Komodo
Padar Island, Komodo national park
Day 14. (October 22)

On this day, you can go home, or stay on the beautiful island of Bali, relax and take pictures of its sights. Bali is definitely worth a visit.

(Breakfast included)
PRICE INCLUDES

* Transportation and excursions
* Entrance fees
* Accommodations
* Meals indicated in the program
* All domestic flights
* Photo consultation
EXTRA COSTS

* Tickets to Indonesia and back
* Medical insurance
* Meals not indicated in the program, beverages at lunches and dinners
* Alcoholic beverages
* Tips for local guides and porters
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