Java is truly extraordinary! In 1861 the famous English naturalist Alfred Wallace marvelled at the island’s natural fertility: “ taking it as a whole, and surveying it from every point of view, Java is probably the very finest and most interesting tropical island in the world. Mark Rayner and my self will lead a photographic adventure into the heart of East Java in February 2024.
Java is a land of Majestic Volcanos, dramatic landscapes, and ancient cultures.
This photography tour has it all. We will cover so many aspects of photography including traditional village life, historical temples and remnants of ancient kingdoms, street photography, fishing villages, tea plantations, stunning green rice fields, Volcanos that tower over the landscape, waterfalls, rivers and traditional cultures.
These will be busy days and a feast for the senses, and camera lenses as we chase the light on the landscapes of beautiful Java island.
Combine that with delicious food and stay in beautiful colonial Hotels and this will be a photography tour that you will never forget.
The journey begins in Bali where we meet on February 16th in Ubud, the cultural centre of the island.
We will warm up our cameras with a full day exploring the traditional villages and rice fields of Bali, for our first day, and then the next day drive West across Bali to Java, where we will cross on a local ferry to Banyuwangi district of East Java.
For the next three days, we will explore this area of Volcanos, photograph in the morning at the largest fishing village in Java, capture the sunrise over the rice fields, witness the colourful Gandrung dance with a special performance just for our group, and meet the indigenous Osing people who have lived in this area for thousands of years and mix animism with Islam.
Well, this is what we will be experiencing.
This is a very unique photography adventure and we will put you into many situations to express your creativity and photograph many different subjects.
We then fly back from Palangkaraya in Central Borneo to Bali on February 28th in the morning.
Tour Cost includes:
• 12 nights accommodation ( mostly 4 stars)
• All transport
• All Food
• Domestic flights from Surabaya to Palangkaraya and from Palang to Bali.
• Two nights on the boat cruising up the rivers in Borneo
• Park Fees
• Temple entrance fees
• Flights to Bali
Contact Dave directly for any questions or to put down a deposit.
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