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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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.
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.
Slovenia in Winter
Jan 24 - Feb 03, 2020
Explore timeless Slovenia as we photograph the snowy Julian Alps in alpenglow, striking frozen waterfalls, snow-blanketed alpine meadows, bucolic farms and picturesque villages in winter.  To top it off, there seems to be a photogenic fairy-tale castle or isolated church on every snowy promontory.
Whales, Dolphins and Deserts of Mexico's Baja Peninsula
Feb 16 - Feb 27, 2020
Experience the thrill of photographing at one of Earth's prime locations for whale and dolphin photography. Shoot Pacific gray whales at extreme close range, plus blue whales, dolphins and colonial Mexican architecture.
The Isolated Kingdom of Bhutan
Sep 21 - Oct 07, 2020
Geographically isolated, the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan remains fiercely traditional—yet perches on the brink of the modern world. Our tour is timed to capture the color and spectacle of three autumn festivals and a photogenic kaleidoscope of unique traditions and architecture.
China’s Endangered Wildlife
Oct 06 - Oct 18, 2020
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.
Scotland's Highlands in Autumn
Oct 09 - Oct 19, 2020
Photograph iconic landscapes of Scotland’s Highlands in autumn's colorful tapestry. Time-weathered mountains, lochs, coastlines and castles beckon us through this ancient land's dramatic mix of light and mist.