S.E. Asia -Taste & Vision

S.E. Asia -Taste & Vision –A Unique Food & Photography Tour  Feb. 5th to 16th / 2018

How would you like to photograph and additionally experience and participate in some exotic, food cultures of the Far East? What about bringing home Asia’s best-kept culinary secrets and cooking talents via your photography to family and friends at home?

Our newly developed “Taste and Vision” tour offers both the travel photographer and connoisseur of rich, cultural experiences – an absolute indulgence of exotic SE Asian cuisine and flavors, plus access into local photographic and cultural circumstances.

The International Photo “Taste & Vision” Tour is designed to give both travelers and Gourmet enthusiasts, with an appetite for eating and photographing – a very interactive and extraordinary opportunity to capture “food in motion, from field to tabletop”.

Our culinary photographic expedition begins in Thailand (Bangkok & Chiang Mai), then continues to Hanoi (Vietnam) and concludes with Siam Reap (Cambodia). These three (3) SE Asian food cultures provide three (3) different and far reaching culinary traditions.

At each location, we will visit the morning markets: wander and interact with local vendors, stalls and shops, and then photograph and learn cooking techniques from local chefs. Further, we will, photographically, document the “food” process of selecting the perfect ingredients, working with the selections in an active kitchen, and finally, photo-documenting the end product—savoring the meal.

Price to be announce soon.

Day one: Feb 5th  Arrive in Bangkok Take a taxi to the hotel, check in. Meet in the lobby at 2;00 pm. will grab our handhold camera and scroll along the crowded, streets of Bangkok and document the lifestyle and sample some of the local food, Dinner at one of the traditional local restaurant.

Day two: Feb 6th Bangkok – Bangrak is a famous food gathering among Thais for its diverse local flavors and this is the place where our tour starts  As we journey through the narrow streets and Markets of old Bangkok you will meet and engage with food and market vendors where our chef will take us to buy his items to prepare some of the local cuisine.  Not only you will get full exposure to the Thai gastronomic tradition but your visit will also experience the local culture and lifestyle.

Breakfast and continue our photographic journey through the old Bangkok (  China town ) and Wat Po ( reclining buddha temple). Lunch at one of the local restaurant near by.  Back to the hotel for a short break before we visit our chef, he or she will give us a demonstration how to prepare some of Central Thailand traditional cuisine, traditional dinner with a large variety of Thai Cuisine.

Day three: Feb 7th Bangkok- Chiang Ma –  Breakfast, after breakfast will be transfer to the airport to catch our flight to Chiang May, Chiang Mai is an ancient city and one of the first capital of Thai Kingdom, Lana kingdom. in this area the cuisine is very different from Bangkok. up on arrival our driver will transfer us to our accommodation, check in, get the cameras ready and Lunch. After lunch will walk through the old Chiang Mai, visit old temples and food markets.

Day four: Feb 8th Chiang Mai – early morning visit to the local market, breakfast and then the historic city, Lunch, afternoon break to recover after our morning walk.  In the late afternoon will photograph and be learning about the main national  food dishes, our local chef will describe the ingredients and spices he or she purchase at the local market, Some of us will photograph the food preparation and other will be part of fallowing direction from the chef how to prep and prepare northern Thai Food, Dinner and return to our accommodation

Day five: Feb 9th  Chiang Mai –  Bangkok – Breakfast then drive to the Ethnic group village photograph this unique cultures for few hours and return back to the hotel, pack, Lunch and depart for our flight to Bangkok, transfer to the Bangkok hotel. Dinner.

Day six: Feb 10th Bangkok to Hanoi –  early breakfast and depart  for our flight to Hanoi, Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to our accommodation in the old French quarter , Check in and walk to have lunch to one of the near by restaurants. Afternoon walk through the old narrow streets of Hanoi, Dinner

Day seven: Feb 11th Hanoi Breakfast and drive out of Hanoi to photograph the Bamboo basket makers and the incense makers, lunch at one of the local restaurants and continue our journey through the small residential area to witness the lifestyle, Back to Hanoi for Dinner.

Day eight: Feb 12th Hanoi Morning visit to the vegetable market, photograph and buy fresh products with our local chef, walk back to a local small meat street market and then back to the hotel for our late breakfast. rest and download your images.  Lunch  and a short visit to the first university of Northern Vietnam, Late afternoon meet with our local chef and start the dinner preparation, ( photograph or learn how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes ) Dinner.

Day nine: Feb 13th  Hanoi to Siam Reap ( Cambodia ) Early morning visit the residencial area along the train tracks, Breakfast and pack for our departure. Fly to Siam Reap

Siam reap, up on our arrival our local guide will escort us to our accommodation and dinner.

Day ten: Feb 14th Siam Reap, Early morning visit the Angkor Thom – Angkor Thom was established as the capital of Jayavarman VII’s empire, and was the centre of his massive building programme. One inscription found in the city refers to Jayavarman as the groom and the city as his bride. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

After Lunch will visit the Angkor WatAngkor Wat  is the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2; 402 acres) It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into aBuddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. from Angkor Wat will drive to

Bayon –is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of theMahayana Buddhist,  King Jayavarman VII,  the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom​ Following Jayavarman’s death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and THeravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences. The Bayon’s most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and smiling stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. The temple is known also for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs, which present an unusual combination of Mythological and historical, and mundane scenes.

Dinner

Day eleven: Feb 15th Siam Reap –  Before breakfast will drive to the Market to purchase the fresh ingredients and photograph through the market, Breakfast and Download. Rest. the lunch will be prepared by our chef, after Lunch will visit one of the local …………………..,  In the late afternoon the chef will demonstrate how to prepare the traditional Khmer dinner, ( Photograph or learn the way of making the food)

Day twelve: Feb 16th Siam Reap to Bangkok – Breakfast and pack for our departure to Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Price Includes:

  • (11) Nights’ accommodation
  • all meals
  •  Three international Flights :Bangkok – Hanoi – Siam Reap – Bangkok
  • Two Domestic Flights (Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Bamgkok )
  • English Speaking, local guide, in each location
  • All transfers, sightseeing by private air conditioned car
  • All entrance fees & all zone fees
  • Government tax & Service charge
  • Not included :
  • All beverages, alcoholic or otherwise
  • Use of any Internet , phone, fax services
  • Other personal expenses

Please complete out the following forms. Email the completed and signed forms  to: internationalphototours@gmail.com

Registration Form

Release and Assumption of Risk Form

Health and Insurance Form

Payments can be done through Bank Transfer ( wire transfer, send us an Email to request the bank transfer information, internationalphototours@gmail.com)  or Pay Pal . 

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