With a photography career spanning 20 years, Greg Elms has travelled the world capturing unique images for some of the world’s most respected travel publications and is a member of Lonely Planet Images. This is the first time he is leading a photography tour and although he has visited over 30 countries, he has yet to tick Burma off his list.
“Recently opened up to the West, Burma will be an exciting destination for our photography tour,” says Greg. “We’ll have amazing opportunities to photograph major historical sites but also some lesser known off-the-beaten-track destinations. I look forward to passing on my knowledge as an award-winning travel photographer to my fellow travellers.”
Greg will provide a unique photographer’s insight on this trip, which will include photography briefings and assistance, catering to all skill levels. Travellers are likely to capture compelling images throughout Burma – from the one-leg rowing and floating markets of the Intha people to Pagan’s extraordinary collection of Buddhist temples and the warm smiles of the local people.
Highlights of the trip include:
- Shwedagon Pagoda and surrounding temples in Yangon
- A boat trip from Mandalay to Mingun – the site of the world’s largest pagoda
- The hill station of Maymyo with a visit to the local market
- A ferryboat ride down the Irrawaddy River to Pagan
- Local villages and markets around Pagan
- Mount Popa – an extinct volcano with a shrine at its peak
- Picturesque Inle Lake, including a trek through farmland and local ethnic minority villages
The twelve day photography tour through Burma with Greg Elms is AUD $4,795 per person based on twin share and includes return economy airfares from Australia to Yangon and airport transfers. The trip departs on 17 November 2015. For more information, visit www.intrepidtravel.com/au/Greg-Elms