Cultural Photo Tours

Sometimes the cities, villages, people and customs we encounter while traveling become the subjects of our photography. Our cultural photo tours are highly rewarding, allowing you to meet and interact with people from backgrounds much different than your own and leave with a better understanding of the folks we meet. Cultural tours will also push your photography skill set into new territory with challenges that you won't find when photographing wildlife and landscapes. Even if you consider yourself exclusively a nature shooter—as many of our clients do—you might be surprised at just how much fun and photographically productive our cultural photo tours are!

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Wild Madagascar
Sep 21 - Oct 09, 2018
Completely isolated for nearly 100 million years, Madagascar—the “eighth continent”—has evolved into an amazing collection of photogenic endemic plants and animals.  Travel with private chartered flights and spacious ground transportation to the island’s best photo spots.
Mexico's Colonial Heartland
Oct 27 - Nov 03, 2018
Photograph the most beautiful colonial cities of Mexico’s central highlands.  Our visit coincides with the Day of the Dead celebrations in San Miguel de Allende.  Exquisite architecture, mild climate, colonial romance, and great photography combine on this enjoyable and highly productive tour.
Mountain of Butterflies
Jan 13 - Jan 19, 2019
Shoot the incomparable natural phenomenon of millions of migrating monarch butterflies in the mountains of central Mexico. At three butterfly sanctuaries, we shoot dazzling clusters of orange and black wings blanketing fir trees, bending branches with their weight, and rising to fill the blue sky.
The Incredible Faces of India
Jan 29 - Feb 11, 2019
Experience the Kumbh Mela Festival—one of the largest and most photogenic assemblages of humanity on the planet.  Reside in a luxury camp at the Kumbh. Photograph at iconic Varanasi by boat at sunrise. Create images of seldom-photographed ornately colorful tribes people in the Gujarat desert.
Horses & Icons of the Wild West in Winter
Feb 10 - Feb 16, 2019
Capture the boundless beauty of horses in wintry landscapes and the essence of the American cowboy in this exclusive photo shoot. Photograph herds of horses against dramatic snow-covered mountain and red rock backgrounds at our spectacular Wyoming ranch location.
Venice at Carnival
Feb 23 - Mar 02, 2019
The color, pageantry and revelry of Carnevale in Venice! Photograph a parade of fantastic masks and costumes amidst Venice's renowned architecture. Shoot at off-the-beaten-path footbridges and alleyways. Trip includes a private photo session at a Venetian palazzo with models bedecked in full Carnival regalia.
Croatia
Apr 27 - May 09, 2019
Croatia—a rising premier photography destination—offers timeless, unspoiled nature coupled with centuries-old medieval villages and a lively contemporary cultural and gastronomic scene. Join us as we spend 11 days on the ground, capturing Croatia’s spectacular scenic beauty.
Mongolia: Golden Eagle Festival & Gobi Desert
Sep 04 - Sep 22, 2019
Photograph the Altai Eagle Festival as Kazakh master falconers demonstrate their skills on horseback while hunting with their golden eagles. Travel into the vast Gobi region of red rock cliffs, sand dunes, petroglyphs, and wildlife, including argali sheep, the world’s largest wild sheep species.
China’s Endangered Wildlife
Oct 08 - Oct 20, 2019
Photograph dozens of appealing giant pandas at two of China's largest breeding facilities.  Visit the remote mountainous home of endangered golden snub-nosed monkeys for exciting up-close photo sessions with these amazing animals. Shoot the world famous Terracotta Army at Xi’an.
Frozen China
Dec 25, 2019 - Jan 07, 2020
Photograph scores of Mongolian horses stampeding over snow-covered grasslands.  Mongol horsemen in traditional dress, rime-frosted landscapes, and the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival round out this diverse winter photo shoot in Northern China.