Rod Thomas Photography

Indonesian Explorer

28th July - 7th August, 2024

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  • Price: $3750 USD

  • Deposit: $1750 USD

  • Duration: 11 days / 10 nights

  • Location: Bali - Lombok - Java - Nusa Penida

  • Participants: 3 + 2 guides

Join us on this adventure of a lifetime as we sail, drive, motorbike and fly our way around the islands of  Bali, Java, Lombok and Nusa Penida. Armed with local professional guides, we are all set to experience the best of the best. Beginning and ending in Bali, a short 6 hour flight from the east coast of Australia, this tour will be jam packed full of adventure from start to finish. We will photograph temples, local culture / people, pristine beaches, waterfalls and epic volcanic landscapes.

It has something for everyone and includes everything from Day 1 until day 11 including all internal flights, boat trips. vehicular transport and TWIN SHARE accomodation ( single supplement is available on request ). 

Be prepared to experience some of the best  Indonesia has to offer on this tailor made photography adventure.

 " Selamat Datang di Indonesia "
  • 28th July, 2024 - BALI

    We start the Indoesian Explorer tour this morning in Bali with a sunrise shoot at Ulundanu Temple. After this we will make our way to Banyuwana waterfall where we will have models dressed in traditional Balinese costumes that will be dancing for us.... what a way to start this trip.

    A sunset shoot awaits us to finish day one of this trip.

  • 29th July, 2024 - BALI

    This morning sees us at Tampak Siring before making our way to the iconic Tegalalang Rice Fields.. if you have ever seen a shot of the rice fields of Bali its more than likely been taken here. A casual afternoon before we step out again to Batu Bolong beach.

  • 30th July, 2024 - BALI / NUSA PENIDA

    Breakfast at the motel then a quick boat ride out to Nusa Penida. We are only out here for one night but we will see and photograph some of the most pristine beaches and landscapes that will leave you breathless.

  • 31st July, 2024 - NUSA PENIDA / BALI

    A sunrise this morning at Atuh Beach and a visit to Thousand Island before heading back to Bali in the afternoon.

  • 1st August, 2024 - BALI / LOMBOK

    Today we fly out to Lombok which will be home for the next two nights. This promises to be an amazing 2 days of photography with tonights sunset at one of Lomboks best beaches.

  • 2nd August, 2024 - LOMBOK

    Sunrise at Sembalun ( Mt Rinjani views ) before making our way to Tiu Kelep waterfall during the day, A classic Lombok location awaits us for sunset.

  • 3rd August, 2024 - LOMBOK / BROMO

    A morning flight from Lombok to Surabaya before we transfer to Bromo - an approximate 3-4 hour drive.

    Once we are checked into our motel we will visit the famous Mt Bromo volcano and if conditions allow us we can do some night time Milky way photography there.

  • 4th August, 2024 - BROMO / PRONOJIWO

    Sunrise this morning at the famous Mt Bromo, one of Indonesia's most beautiful and famous volcano's. After sunrise we will check out of the motel and make our way to Madakaripura waterfall and then drive onto Pronojiwo where we will spend the next two nights

  • 5th August, 2024 - BROMO / PRONOJIWO

    Sunrise at Semaru View this morning before an amazing sunset experience where we will shoot some indonesian models in traditional clothing against the local landscape.

  • 6th August, 2024 - PRONOJIWO / KELUD

    Sunrise at the epic Tumpak Sewu waterfall. This location is out of this world and has to be seen to be believed.

    If we have the time, and energy, we can make the trek to the bottom to shoot this location from a different angle.

    We then will check out of our motel and make our way to Kelud ( approx 5 hr drive )

  • 7th August, 2024 - KELUD / SURABAYA / BALI

    Our last sunrise shoot of the tour at Kelud mountain before making our way back to Surabaya ( approx 2 hr drive ) where we will say goodbye to our guides and fly back to Bali.

    Please arrange for flights home to your destination leaving either tonight or the day after. We can help you with arranging the airport motel if needed.

  • What is included ?

    • All meals while on tour
    • All transport ( including internal airfares ) while on tour
    • Comfortable twin share accomodation ( a single supplement is available for a small cost )
    • Local guides with expert knowledge of the region
  • What is not included ?

    • Visas to travel to Indonesia if required
    • Alcoholic drinks of any kind
    • International airfares to / from Bali / Surabaya
    • Motel accomodation the night before the tour starts and the night it finishes if required.
  • Terms and Conditions

    **  Your spot on this tour is not confirmed until we receive both a completed booking form and either the 50% deposit required or full payment at time of booking. **


    Cancellation Policy: 

    Deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations must be received via email. Should you need to cancel your place on the tour, we will only refund any amount over and above the deposit you have already paid.. If you cancel less than 60 days before the tour starts there will be no refund of fee or deposit. Should another participant be found to fill the vacant place we will then, and only then, refund the deposit and/or balance you have paid. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour unless otherwise specified. Your registration is guaranteed only when we have a deposit payment. Registrations are allocated on a first come first served basis. If the workshop is cancelled by us you will receive a full refund of your booking fees. Tour itineraries may be subject to change due to weather, road conditions or any other other unforeseen circumstances.

    Travel insurance: 

    Travel insurance is MANDATORY and highly recommended for cover of unforeseen circumstances. Camera and equipment insurance is the responsibility of the individual photographer. 

    Camera experience required: 

    A modest level of photographic experience would be advisable to get the most out of this tour. Familiarising yourself with your basic camera operations is also strongly advised. Please bring camera manuals in case the tutors need to make adjustments to your camera settings. 

    Minimum numbers: 

    All tours are conducted based on a minimum of participants booking. This may vary according to the tour you have chosen. If we cancel due to minimum numbers not being reached you will get a full refund of the tour cost only that you have previously paid. Other bookings you may make related to this tour are not our responsibility and so we recommend travel insurance to cover this. We will only run this trip if we reach the required minimum number of guests.

    Guides Availability: 

    We will be assisting you to take photographs and provide tuition throughout the tour if needed. In the event of a guide being unable to attend due to illness or other circumstances beyond our control we will endeavour to provide another guide of similar experience. 

    What else do you need to know? 

    There maybe some moderately energetic walking involved to get to certain locations so please consider this related to your physical abilities. If you have any other medical conditions that might affect your enjoyment of the workshop please let us know. Evening and early morning shoots will form part of the tour. You may choose to not participate in these but we recommend that you do take part. 

    Early morning shoot times are entirely dependant on the sunrise times so schedules we set for departure will need to be adhered to strictly. It’s not fair to the group as a whole to have to wait for a late riser so we will leave exactly at the times we say.

    Please bring clothing suited to early morning or evening shoots that may be a little chilly, sturdy foot wear, hat, sunscreen and camera of course…. Like any trip away from home please bring personal medication requirements. We usually meet the evening before the workshop to have drinks and/or dine together and get to know each other. Please consider this when planning your travel arrangements. 

    Liability Limitation Statement:

    We aim to provide every participant with a safe and enjoyable experience during the tour. As there is always an element of risk associated with the outdoors and travel in general we accept no responsibility / liability for injury, death, illness, losses or additional expenses associated with tour participation. By signing the booking form you are agreeing to all the listed terms and conditions. 

    Privacy Statement: 

    The information provided by participants will not be released to any other parties.

    Trip Investment: 

    The cost of the trip is $3750 USD. A deposit of $1750 USD, or full payment plus any single supplements, is to be paid with the return of the booking form. If paying just the deposit amount with your trip registration, the remainder of the trip needs to be paid no later than 60 days prior to departure. 

    Other questions? 

    If you have any questions about this tour please do not hesitate to contact us.