Small Footprint Travels: Southeast Asia Travel Tours You Will Never Forget
Southeast Asia is the most exotic part of the world, and Small Footprint Travels is the company to lead you on a small group to experience these beautiful destinations. We specialize in tours for people who love food, love to photograph, and simply love the adventure of cultural exploration in which we specialize.
Our founder and host of our Southeast Asia tours is Benjamin Porter an award winning professional photographer who has captured stunning images in the more than 70 countries he has visited. He is a teacher of the fine art of photography as well as expert in showing you how to capture the stunning images on our journey.
Small Footprint Travels was born out of his desire to combine his love for food, culinary creations, and photography. What better way to learn about a country and its people than to explore the tastes and aromas of their food. Cooking classes are offered as well as fascinating trips to colorful lively markets.
Photograph the Exotic in Southeast Asia: Tours to Myanmar (Burma)
Photo travel tours to Myanmar (formerly known as 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 to the rest of the world. Do not delay visiting as Myanmar is experiencing rapid change.”
Myanmar’s vivid multi-ethnic culture and Buddhist tradition makes this country a perfect spot for Southeast Asia photo travel tours including seeing Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, Tauggyi and the Golden Rock.
Our unique Southeast Asia travel tours of Myanmar (Burma) focus on photography and food. We offer small group sizes and chances to meet local artisans. As we travel, you will have the chance to savor 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.
Photograph Unforgettable Color: Travel Tours to Thailand
Our Thailand travel tours are an unforgettable way to explore the ancient kingdom of Siam, now known as Thailand. From the crystal clear waters and beaches in the south, to the most enchanting city of Bangkok, and up to beautiful mountains in the north. Beauty abounds in Thailand with colorful Buddhist temples set in the verdant green landscape.
Small Footprint Travels Southeast Asia travel tours to Thailand may include experiences such as
- Photographing Buddhist monks seeking alms on early morning walks
- Visiting pristine beaches to swim, snorkel and enjoy fresh seafood
- Learning to make Thai food after shopping in a local food market
- Exploring the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, both UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Travel by river to Bangkok on a beautiful converted rice barge
This tour also may include optional photo travels to Luang Prabang, Laos, the UNESCO World Heritage site which is home to 34 Buddhist temples.
Explore the Unknown: Visit and Tour the Beautiful Country of Laos
Our travel tours to Laos are an unforgettable way to explore the unique culture and pristine landscape of this beautiful nation. Natural beauty abounds in this mountainous land, home to the sweet smelling national flower, Dok Champa, also known as frangipani.
Laos tours may include experiences such as:
- Watching freshwater Mekong dolphins
- Visiting coffee plantations on the Bolaven Plateau
- Touring UNESCO World Heritage site Luang Prabang, home to 34 Buddhist temples
- Sailing comfortably on the might Mekong River and visiting local villages
This Southeast Asia travel tour also can include optional, additional photo travel tours in Cambodia—including the temples of Angkor Wat and the capital of Phnom Penh, now a vibrant city as the country recovers from years of war.
For More Information on Small Footprint Travel’s Travel Tours to Southeast Asia
On any of our tours you will gain valuable skills and life experiences as you enjoy breathtaking natural beauty. Small Footprint Travel’s tours include photography workshops, lessons, and assignments from Benjamin Porter. Bring home more than souvenirs from our small group photo travel tours. Come home with enhanced photography skills, amazing pictures, great stories and new dishes to impress your friends with at home.
When you choose our Southeast Asia travel tours, you’ll have the vacation of a lifetime. For more information on our photo travel tours: updated itineraries, reservations information or to simply ask us a question do not hesitate to contact us.