Adventure Photo Tours

Small Footprint Travels: Unforgettable Adventure Photo Tours

Small Footprint Travels is the company to lead you on a small group tours to explore beautiful destinations in Southeast Asia and South America. We specialize in tours for people who love to photograph, who want to enhance their picture taking skills in exotic and unforgettable locations, and enjoy the delicious culinary experiences these countries offer.

Our founder and host of our adventures is Benjamin Porter, an award winning professional photographer who has captured stunning images in the more than 70 countries around the world. He is a teacher of the fine art of photography as well as expert in showing you how to capture the stunning images during our journey.

Small Footprint Travels was born out of his desire to combine his love of photography, his passion for food, culinary explorations, and immersing into various cultures of the world. What better way to learn about a country and its people than to photograph and explore the tastes and aromas of their food. Cooking classes are offered as well as fascinating trips to colorful lively markets for many adventure photo opportunities.

Explore the Exotic: Take a Photo Tour to Myanmar (Burma)

Adventure photo travel tours to Myanmar (Burma) provide fun and unique opportunities to get to know this geographically rich and culturally vibrant land which has been closed to American tourism until recently. Come discover why Benjamin Porter calls Myanmar, “a land where time stood still for 60 years and is now opening its doors to the rest of the world. Do not delay coming on our adventure photo tour as Myanmar is beginning to change after being off limits for so long.”

Adventure photo tours to Myanmar may include experiences such as

  • Photographing Buddhist monks seeking alms on early morning walks through markets
  • Taking pictures of the expansive ruins of Bagan, Myanmar’s own version of Angkor Wat
  • Learning to make Burmese food after shopping in local food markets
  • Photographing the wonderfully unique hot air balloon festival in Taunggyi

Myanmar’s vivid multi-ethnic culture and Buddhist tradition makes this country a perfect spot for our photo tours including visiting the vibrant city of Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the spiritual capital Mandalay, Bagan which rivals Angkor Wat for the huge number of ancient temples, the peaceful Inle Lake surrounded by many ethnic villages, Tauggyi where we will witness the annual hot air balloon festival and the treasured Buddhist site of Golden Rock.

Our adventure photo tours of Myanmar (Burma) offer small group tours of a maximum of 12 people the chance to meet local artisans and photograph unique landscapes. As we travel, you will have the chance to savor the different foods that make Myanmar (Burma) a blending of influences from Thailand to India. The optional cooking class offers you the chance to learn from a local chef who will guide you as you shop for fresh ingredients in the local market and then prepare traditional Burmese dishes. What better way to share your travels than recipes and images you make on our tour in Myanmar.

Photographing Colorful Southeast Asia: Go on a Thailand Adventure

Our adventure photo travel tours to Thailand are the best way to explore the ancient kingdom of Siam known as present day Thailand. From the crystal clear waters and beaches in the south, to the enchanting capital city of Bangkok, and up to beautiful mountains and hill tribes in the north, Small Footprint Travels will take you to the places away from other tourists. Beauty abounds in Thailand with colorful Buddhist temples set in verdant green landscapes.

Thailand tours may include experiences such as

  • Photographing Buddhist monks seeking alms on early morning walks through markets
  • Experiencing landscape photography at the UNESCO World Heritage Sukhothai Park
  • Visiting pristine beaches to swim, snorkel and enjoy fresh seafood
  • Learning to make Thai food after shopping in a local food market
  • Visiting an elephant camp to see how these beautiful and sacred creatures live and are protected in Thailand

This tour can also include optional adventure photo travels to Luang Prabang, Laos, the UNESCO World Heritage site which is home to 34 Buddhist temples.

Explore the Unknown: Tour and Photograph Laos & Cambodia

Our adventure photo tours to Laos are an unforgettable way to explore the unique culture and pristine landscape of these Southeastern Asian nations. Natural beauty abounds in these mountainous lands, home to the sweet smelling national flower, Dok Champa, also known as frangipani.

Adventure photo travel tours to Laos & Cambodia may include experiences such as:

  • Watching freshwater Mekong dolphins in the 4000 islands of Laos
  • Visiting coffee plantations on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos
  • Touring UNESCO World Heritage site Luang Prabang, home to 34 Buddhist temples
  • Exploring the amazing temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia
  • Shopping and photographing in the vibrant city of Phnom Penh

For More Information on Small Footprint Travel’s Tours

On any of our adventure photo travel tours you will gain valuable skills and life experiences as you enjoy breathtaking natural beauty and connecting with local people. Small Footprint Travel’s tours include photography workshops, one-on-one lessons and assignments from Benjamin Porter. Bring home more than souvenirs from our small group tours. Come home with new photography skills, amazing pictures, great stories and a few new recipes to impress your friends with at home.

When you choose our adventure photo tours, you’ll have the vacation of a lifetime. For more information on our adventure photo travel tours, updated itineraries, reservations information or to simply ask us a question and please do not hesitate to contact us.