While we don’t travel just for the ‘gram, there’s no escaping the fact that the best moments of our trips inevitably end up on our feeds.
Whether you’re a professional photographer, budding travel blogger or just out to capture the wonders of the natural world, posting your photos online serve double duty of promoting your work while leaving nice little keepsakes to look back on in the future.
The world is filled with amazing landscapes, from the lush tropics of Asia to the awe inspiring mountain ranges of Europe, it is bittersweet to know that we will never be able to see it all in this lifetime, but that doesn’t stop us from trying. Check out these three tours that will leave both your heart and your memory card full. Travel isn’t always about the destination, but when the views are this stunning, sometimes, it is.
Sharing its borders with Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia, the Kanas Nature Reserve located in Xinjiang (China) offers some of the world’s most unique natural landscapes that translate fabulously on film. Boasting an ecosystem formed by lakes, glaciers, rivers, forests, grasslands and prairies home to nomads and flocks of sheep, there is plenty to see and shoot on this 11 day tour. Best visited in autumn, the natural parks come alive in a burst of orange and yellows, and as it will also be harvest season, you’ll have the chance to visit beautiful vineyards and sample the wares.
Home to the world’s largest salt flat, Boliva needs to introduction as we are sure you’ve seen shots of people standing on what seems to be world’s largest mirror, with seemingly no horizon in sight. Beautiful and yet a little challenging to photograph, this popular spot is also home to small villages that will offer incredible portraiture opportunities and the chance to eat with the locals. On this tour, we will also visit the Laguna Colorado, yet another sprawling salt-lake that boasts a brilliant red colour thanks to the red sediments and pigmentations of some native algae.
Sometimes called “Africa for beginners”, Namibia offers rich wildlife and stunning landscapes, but without the whispers of danger in more intimidating countries. Safe and easy to travel through, her National Park offers the chance to drive alongside elephants, giraffes, lions, black rhinos and more, and the chance to shoot some of the richest and most diverse wildlife in your lifetime. Namibia is also home to some of the darkest skies in the world, which means the Milky Way will shine brightly above you every night, offering the chance for once-in-a-lifetime astrophotography.