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Indonesia Photography Workshop

From May 1 to 12, 2024

The Trip

Join a Photography Workshop in Indonesia’s Java and Bali islands, discovering stunning landscapes and waterfalls. This tour provides chances to photograph local life and culture, under the guidance of an expert photographer. Enjoy independent exploration with professional advice, perfect for photography enthusiasts eager to capture unforgettable images and experiences of Java and Bali’s distinctive beauty.

About the Tour

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Welcome to the Java and Bali Indonesia Workshop photographic!

During this trip, we will have the opportunity to explore two of Indonesia’s most beautiful and photogenic islands. From stunning waterfalls to dreamy landscapes, our photography adventure will take us to some of the most iconic places in the region. Additionally, we will have the chance to meet and photograph the local people and their way of life, allowing us to capture the authentic essence of Java and Bali. Throughout the tour, we will be guided by our expert local photographer, who will take us through the best routes and show us the most interesting corners of the region.

We will also have free time to explore and capture our own images, with the support and advice of our expert guides and photographers. If you are a photography enthusiast and want to explore some of the most fascinating landscapes and cultures in Asia, this tour is for you! Join us on this exciting photography adventure and take home unforgettable memories and unique photographs of Java and Bali.

A great photography adventure awaits us in INDONESIA!

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Itinerary

DAY 1 SURABAYA

We kick off our photographic journey in Indonesia with an exciting airport pickup in Surabaya. From there, we’ll head to the majestic Bromo Mountain, a natural wonder that will take your breath away. After enjoying a delicious lunch, we’ll settle into a cozy hotel near Bromo to recharge. In the evening, we’ll witness a spectacular sunset at Seruni Point, capturing the beauty of Bromo under the golden light. Later in the night, we’ll explore Seruni Point once more to get stunning nighttime shots before returning to the hotel to rest.

DAY 2 BROMO

We’ll start early with a wake-up call to head to Kingkong Hill in a 4X4 vehicle. Here, we’ll have the opportunity to capture the magic of the night and the sunrise at Kingkong Hill. After a short break at the hotel, we’ll head to Penanjakan to enjoy another stunning sunset and capture its beauty with our cameras. The night will provide us with the opportunity to take nighttime photos at Penanjakan before returning to the hotel to relax.

DAY 3 LUMAJANG

Our day will start early once again with a morning call, this time to the mystical sands of Pasir Berbisik. Here, you will experience a sunrise with a unique concept of a horse rider, a perfect opportunity to capture stunning images. After returning to the hotel for a well-deserved rest, we will depart for Lumajang.

DAY 4 TUMPAK SEWU

The fourth day promises breathtaking adventures as we delve into the lush nature of Indonesia. We will start with a sunrise at the majestic Tumpak Sewu waterfall, where natural beauty meets photography. Later, we’ll explore the base of Tumpak Sewu waterfall before relaxing at the hotel. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy an exciting jungle experience with a Quad bike ride and capture the sunset at Sriti waterfall.

DAY 5 JEMBER

This day will be a unique experience as we prepare to capture the majestic sunrise at Mount Semeru. The views and photographic opportunities will be unforgettable. We will head to Jember to enjoy the sunset at the beautiful Papuma Beach. Finally, we will make our way to Banyuwangi for the next stage of our journey.

DAY 6 IJEM CRATER

We’ll wake up leisurely without an early start and get ready for our trek to the Ijen crater. After lunch, we’ll begin our hike to the crater as the sun rises on the horizon. We’ll enjoy the sunset atop the crater and a Milky Way session with its magical trees. After a day filled with adventures, we’ll return to the hotel to rest and prepare for the next stage of our journey.

DAY 7 DEJAWATAN

This day will take us to a stunning sunrise in the Dejawatan forest, where nature blends with photography. Then, we’ll prepare for our journey to Bali, a place filled with charm and culture. We’ll arrive at our hotel in Bali and have time to rest before continuing our exploration.

DAY 8 BALI

We will start the day early to capture the magical sunrise at Lake Ulun Danu Beratan, an iconic spot in Bali. After a hearty breakfast, we’ll head to Kato Lampo waterfall, and later, we’ll enjoy a sunset at the beautiful Tanah Lot beach, with the opportunity to capture the beauty of the sunset with our cameras.

DAY 9 BALI

The ninth day will take us to the charming Tamblingan Lake, where we will capture a unique sunrise with a ritual included. After breakfast, we’ll explore the Banyuwana waterfall, where we’ll have a dancer performing the Legong dance before returning to the hotel to rest. In the evening, we’ll witness the captivating Kecak dance, a perfect opportunity to capture unique cultural moments.

DAY 10 BALI

We’ll start the day early with a visit to Pura Jati Temple, where we will capture a stunning sunrise. After breakfast, we’ll head to Tukad Cepung for more photographic adventures. In the afternoon, we’ll have time for shopping for crafts and enjoy a dinner at Hard Rock to celebrate our journey.

DAY 11 BALI

Our final day will take us to the stunning Jati Luwih rice terraces, where we will capture the sunrise. Then, we’ll return to the hotel to rest before heading to the Ragnda and Barong Dance, two mythological beings from Indonesian culture.

DÍA 12 BALI - AIRPORT

Today’s itinerary will take us to the airport to allow our participants to catch their flights.

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Our expeditions

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JOSE D. RIQUELME
MAS HASYIM

They will be your guides

Dates 2024

  • May 1 to 12, 2024
    May 1 to 12, 2024

    Available spots

    $5.100

ABOUT THE TRIP

  • A Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirrorless camera
  • A sturdy tripod with a ball head
  • A wide-angle lens, such as a 14-24 mm
  • A medium zoom lens, such as a 24-70 mm
  • A telephoto lens, like a 70-200 mm lens
  • It is important for a lens to have a good aperture for Northern Lights, such as a 14 mm f/2.8
  • A camera bag to carry all your equipment
  • 6-stop ND filter
  • A headlamp for night sessions
  • Batteries, cleaning kit, and memory cards
  • Drone
Clothing Recommendations

Our Photography Tour in Bali is scheduled for May, during the dry season, with warm and pleasant temperatures. We recommend wearing light and comfortable clothing to enjoy the daytime and nighttime excursions.

OUTFIT
– Comfortable walking shoes or sports sneakers.
– Light T-shirts for daytime.
– Sweater or light jacket for the evenings.
– Comfortable trousers for walking during the day.
– Sunscreen.

In Bali, temperatures in May range between 24°C (75.2°F) and 31°C (87.8°F).

Tips
  1. Wi-Fi will be available in all hotels. You can purchase a virtual e-SIM in advance from websites like https://esim.holafly.com/ or other similar services and activate it upon landing in Indonesia, or you can buy a SIM card at the airport.
  2. You can exchange your currency for IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) at the airport.
    1. In Indonesia, the most common plugs and sockets are type C and F. Here is a brief description of each type:
      – Type C: This type of plug has two round pins and is similar to the European standard. The voltage is 230V, and the frequency is 50Hz.
      – Type F: This also has two round pins but often includes an additional hole for grounding. Like type C, the voltage is 230V and the frequency is 50Hz.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Flights to Surabaya (SUB) in Java:
Make sure to book your flight with a destination to Surabaya Airport (SUB) in Java, as this will be your point of arrival at the start of your experience.
Flights from Bali – Bali-Denpasar Airport (DPS):
Bali-Denpasar Airport (DPS) will be your departure point at the end of your trip from Bali. We recommend scheduling your return flight from this airport.
It is advisable to arrive in Surabaya before 12:00 noon on the start day of the tour to take advantage of the orientation session. Some participants choose to arrive a day before the start of the tour, an excellent option to begin the journey rested, especially after a long flight.

Documentation
For tourism in Indonesia, most travelers can enter without a visa or apply for a Visa on Arrival (VoA). Here is specific information for tourists:

    1. Visa Exemption:
      – Most countries can enter Indonesia without a visa for short stays of up to 30 days.
      – This is valid for tourism and does not allow engaging in commercial activities or working.
    2. Visa on Arrival (VoA):
      – Some countries that do not have a visa exemption can obtain a Visa on Arrival upon arriving in Indonesia.
      – The VoA also allows for short stays of up to 30 days and can be extended once for the same duration.
      – There may be a cost associated with the VoA.

It is important to check the updated list of countries eligible for visa exemption and VoA, as well as specific requirements, as these regulations can change. Travelers should ensure they meet the conditions of stay and respect local laws and regulations.

Meals
Meals are included in the price of the tour. Generally, we will have breakfast at our accommodation and enjoy meals and dinners at local restaurants.
During the day, we might opt for snacks and picnics on some days to streamline and maximize the time dedicated to photography.

ACCOMMODATION

During our photographic adventure through Indonesia with Ice Monkey Tours, as detailed on their Indonesia Photography Workshop page, we will be accommodated in a range of delightful hotels. Each has been thoughtfully chosen not only for its closeness to our photographic destinations but also for the comfort it offers. As we follow our dynamic photographic itinerary across Indonesia’s diverse landscapes, we will transition between different hotels throughout our journey. This ensures that we are always ideally situated near each day’s photographic points of interest. Participants can look forward to staying in comfortable double rooms, each equipped with private bathrooms, allowing for a fully immersive and enjoyable photographic experience.

FAQs

When will the workshop take place?

The workshop is scheduled for May 1 to 12, 2024. Check our calendar on the registration page for detailed information.

Where will the workshop be held?

The workshop will take place in Indonesia, a unique and stunning landscape that offers a variety of extraordinary photography opportunities.

Who are the instructors of the workshop?

We have experienced nature photographers who will share their knowledge and techniques. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn about aerial photography with drones.

What skill level is required to participate?

The workshop is designed for photographers of all levels, from beginners to professionals. Sessions will be adapted to meet the needs of all participants, including an introduction to using drones for photography.

Can I use my drone during the workshop?

Absolutely! We recommend that you bring your drone to capture stunning views from the skies over Indonesia.

Can I receive instructions on aerial photography with drones during the event?

Yes, there will be specific sessions during the workshop dedicated to aerial photography with drones. Our experts will guide you on best practices and techniques for capturing spectacular images from the air.

Can I get advice on purchasing a drone before the workshop?

Yes, our instructors will be happy to provide guidance on selecting and configuring drones for photography, both before and during the event.

Can I bring my laptop?

Yes, we recommend it for learning editing techniques.

  • Price

    Price for 1 traveler

    $5.100

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  • Deposit Policy: A reservation is confirmed upon a deposit of US$ 1,000. No spots will be reserved without the deposit.

    Final Payment: The final amount must be paid 30 days before the trip begins.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We understand that attending our workshops requires prior commitment, and also that life events can occur that force you to cancel a trip. Depending on the cancellation date, the following conditions will apply:

  • More than 90 days before the start date of the workshop: Full refund of payments made.
  • Between 90 and 60 days before the start of the workshop: 50% of the booking will be refunded.
  • 60-30 days before the start of the workshop: 35% of the booking will be refunded.
  • Within 30 days prior to the start of the workshop: No refund will be made.
General Conditions of our Tours

Accidents:

  • IceMonkey is not responsible for accidents to workshop participants and will not cover medical expenses if necessary. During the workshop, each participant is responsible for their own safety and physical integrity.
  • IceMonkey is not responsible for accidents or loss of photographic equipment during the workshop. Each participant is responsible for their own photographic equipment.

Travel insurance is mandatory.

Punctuality:

  • Each day of the expedition, all participants must be punctual at the established time. All participants must be at the starting point of the expedition for its beginning. In case of delays due to inconveniences, the participant must communicate with someone from the IceMonkey staff as soon as possible.
  • Respect:
    Participants may be at different levels of knowledge about the subject, which requires patience when explaining topics that are already familiar to them. The photographic area of each participant must be respected. Disrespect towards a participant or staff member will not be tolerated.

This is a discrimination-free space. We will not tolerate racism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Climate:

  • The tour and its itinerary depend on the weather and can change at any moment. We will always be attentive to the best weather conditions to determine where to go and optimize the taking of photographs.

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