Ever think of doing a photography retreat? Maybe not. But, if you have, I’m willing to bet that you thought of Bali, Indonesia. In so many ways, Bali is the “retreat capital of the world”. It’s stunningly beautiful, there’s a culture of tranquility, and its humming with culture. So, while you might not associate the word “retreat” with photography, in Bali you should! This Bali photography retreat and workshop will be an intensive 10 days of photography, education, and networking.
This is more than just a workshop, it’s a chance to grow in every way.
Tour Dates: Sept. 13 – Sept. 22, 2019
Start/End Locations: Bali, Indonesia – Denpasar Airport
Tour Price: €2290 (€500 Deposit) – Couple’s Rate €3290 total (€1000 deposit – only 3 couple’s rates available)
Accommodation: 9 Nights in Private Accommodation at Epic Balinese Villa in Ubud
Fitness Requirement: Easy
What is a Bali Photography Retreat
I’ve booked a pretty epic villa in Ubud that we have all to ourselves (aside from the staff). We’ll be using this as our base for exploration, photography, and education. The villa has a massive swimming pool, lots of work spaces, and the rooms are out of this world.
Our daily routine will more or less follow this schedule:
- 5am optional sunrise excursion (always optional)
- 8am return to Villa for breakfast
- 9am-noon Seminars / Education /Editing
- noon – 230pm Lunch and Free Time
- 230-7pm Sunset photography excursion
- 7pm Dinner
Some of the locations we’ll be photographing are Tanah Lot, Ubud Rice Terraces, Uluwatu, Mengening Rocks, Tibumana Waterfall, Handara Gate, Pura Ulun, and many more.
Booking the Bali Photography Retreat 2019
If you’re interested in booking the Bali photography retreat, you’ll want to do so quickly. These trips tend to book out in the first day (often in the first hours).
What’s Included / Not Included
- Ground Transportation on Tour Days
- 9 Nights in Balinese Villa
- All Park Entrance Fees
- Professional Photography Instruction by Brendan van Son
- 3 Meals a Day
- Drinking Water
What’s Not Included:
- Flights to/from Bali
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Visas for Indonesia (if needed)
How it Works
To hold a space in your name, you’ll need to pay a deposit. The deposit for this particular trip is 500 Euros. That deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days before the tour start date. All the payment terms can be found here.
What’s the Couple’s Rate?
I don’t normally offer this, but on the retreat it made sense. If you’re in a couple, since you’re sharing a bed, there’s a discounted price. However, I am only making 3 “couple’s rates” available for this trip to keep the group size at a maximum 12. The total cost for a couple is €3290.
Please note that on this trip if you’re a solo traveller you will have private accommodation the entire time. You will not have to share a room.
If you’re booking as a couple, you’ll need to pay the deposit for 2 people – for inventory reasons.
Pay the Deposit – Sold Out
Unfortunately, the 2019 version of the photo retreat is now sold out. However, there may be another trip done in 2020. So stay tuned for that.
If you want to join the waiting list for this trip, please send me an email to brendanvanson at gmail dot com.
Can’t Join This Trip?
If you can’t join this trip to Bali, be sure to check out the list of other travel photography workshops and tours I run around the world. And, be sure to sign up with your email below if you want to be kept up to date regarding any new tours that are made available.
And, if you have any questions please feel free to get a hold of me via my contact page.