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Padang is located in West Sumatra, which is known as one of the most beautiful areas of Indonesia. It is mountainous and divided by three valleys which are endowed with lovely lakes and spectacular volcanoes. The locals and surrounding areas, known as Minangkabau, is very friendly and they love to chat with visitors and share about their unique society.  Here, you can find prominent horn-shaped roofs of the houses, which are often nestled in the coconut groves. It leads a community and family life based on a matrilineal system, which clusters around mosques and the traditional houses.

The Photography Guru on trip:

Andrew JK Tan has been involved in all forms of photography for more then 30 years and adopted digital photography from 2007. He honed his skills by constantly participating in the many genres from landscape , nature , sports and travel. His many successes ranges from winning the Gold Medal in the 1989 Golden Spurs International Salon @Kortryjk, Belgium to being the 2015 People Photographer of the Year @Monochrome Awards. Andrew’s images are sold online through Getty Images and has numerous works published globally.

Andrew is also a dedicated and passionate photography mentor who conducts training sessions & workshops at local primary and secondary schools , polytechnics including those from Nikon and others.

12 spots are available.  Minimum 8 to travel.

For more information, please contact Julian at contact@toplinersclub.com,
or whatsapp: +658 249 4559 for more information.

 

 

 

Brought to you in collaboration with Nikon School Singapore.

 

 

 

This trip has been rated with a difficulty level of “2“.

Level 2 – Light walking may be involved, with generally good walking surfaces for most fitness levels.  The journey between destinations should also not take more than 4 hours in general.  Tours are slow paced in nature.

As a value-added offer to our distinguished guests who signed up for a trip with TopLiners Club, complimentary use of professional camera equipment (Camera bodies and lenses of various ranges) can be arranged for the duration of their trip.  However, please note that this is currently restricted to Canon, Nikon & Sony users only and is subject to availability.  An equipment indemnity form would require to be signed for the arrangements.

  • Explore Bukit Tinggi, the tourism heartbeat of West Sumatra
  • Opportunity to photograph one of the most spectacular rice terraces in Indonesia
  • Photograph the dramatic Pacu Jawi Buffalo Race
  • Soft trekking at Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, a Unesco-listed site
  • Visit ancient and iconic Hindu temples in Bali
  • Off-the-beaten photo opportunities with local villagers

Itineraries

Day 1

Date : August 7, 2020

Bukit Tinggi

* Welcome and assistance at Padang International Airport. Transfer to the hotel (3hr drive) * Enroute, visit traditional art and craft with opportunities for photography * Free & Easy

Day 2

Date : August 8, 2020

Bukit Tinggi

* Proceed to do some architectural photography at the Palace of Minangkabau Kingdom * Landscape photography of majestic rice terraces along the way * Pacu Jawi Buffalo Race

Day 3

Date : August 9, 2020

Bukit Tinggi

* Visit Pariangan Village, known as one of the most beautiful villages in the world * Photograph the fishermen at Bungus Beach

Day 4

Date : August 10, 2020

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

* Free & Easy * International Departure
  • Accommodation inclusions as per the itinerary above
  • English-speaking Local Guide/Driver
  • Professional Photographer cum Tour Leader from Singapore
  • All ground transport and tours as mentioned above
  • All meals as indicated
  • The current Indonesia Tourism Levies and all relevant Government Taxes
  • International air-tickets (return) into Padang, Indonesia
  • Cancellation, baggage or medical insurance;
  • Any new Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
  • Visa fees where relevant
  • Comprehensive personal travel insurance
  • Tips for tour leader, drivers and staff
  • All Other Services not mentioned above
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    Group (Min-Max)
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  • Start Friday August 7, 2020
    End Monday August 10, 2020
    1 - 12 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 12

    ( 1 - 12 Pax ) $885.00 /

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These are specially curated trips for photo enthusiasts to visit a destination in small groups. These tours are meant to be slow paced, taking into careful considerations that photographers need time to create their masterpieces.

Yes, you are most welcomed to sign up as our tours are opened to all participants around the world. Our tours start at the arriving airport of our destination, and as long as you can reach and meet us at the airport arrival hall , that would be fine.

No, of course not. Users of all camera brands and all skill levels are welcomed. A professional photo master would also be readily available to assist on any photography-related queries.

No, This is because our clients may be coming from all parts of the world, or they may want to use their airline mileage to claim their flights. Therefore, our tours would start at the arriving airport, and similarly concludes at the airport of international departure.

e would strongly advise that you book your tours once you can confirm your interest. This is partly because we can only confirm and go ahead with a trip once we achieved our minimum confirmed number. In addition, usually the best accommodation runs out really quickly, and the sooner we can get a group going, the better it would be to secure the best available accommodation and to confirm the tour.

A trip would be confirmed once we achieved our minimum stated number of guests. In the unlikely event that this is not met, we will inform interested guests if the tour would proceed, about 14 days prior to departure. Full deposits paid would be refunded accordingly.

Once a trip is confirmed, TopLiners Club will contact each guest separately to book the air-tickets as soon as possible.

We will advise you via email once the trip is confirmed. This could be as soon as the minimum tour number is met, or when a decision to proceed is reached by TopLiners Club. Please do not proceed to purchase your international air-tickets until you have verified the confirmation of your tour with us.

We generally use 4 star or a higher category. However in some remote locations, we may work with the best available in that area. We will always ensure our guests of clean, comfortable accommodation to the best that we can arrange.

Yes you can. However, this is subjected to availability and single supplement would apply. Our tours are generally quoted base on twin/triple basis.

Kindly find the following link for a copy of our Terms & Conditions. We will also be sending a copy of this once you have completed our Official Trip Signup Form.

https://toplinersclub.com/terms-and-conditions/

We are a full-fledged, bespoke travel agency that is registered with the Singapore Tourism Board. We provide tour services for both inbound & outbound, to all corners of the world. All tours are tailored accordingly to the client’s specific interests and preferences.

Our forte lies in working with a reputable local partner in countries where we send our guests to. This is constantly being reviewed so that we know our clients are always getting the best service. All tours are curated and tailored according to each client’s specific interests and preferences.

Yes we do! As a full-fledged travel agency registered with Singapore Tourism Board, we organise tours ranging from couples, families, groups, to even large companies for incentives and conferences. Kindly contact us for more information.

Certainly! We are part of a global travel network and have great partners anywhere in the world. Please check with us for your next worry-free holiday, and leave all the planning and liaising for us.

A: Yes, of course. We can be reached at the following:

Email: contact@toplinersclub.com
Whatsapp: +8249-4559
Skype (toplinersclub)
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We accept bank transfers and cheques. For our overseas customers, we have payment options which we will advise separately, depending on the country our client is in.

Unless specifically specified, all tours are transacted in Singapore Dollars (S$).

Unfortunately, we would not be able to process any refunds unless it is on humanity grounds relating to the guests or his/her immediate family members. In the case of such refunds, a finance fee of at least S$100 would apply. Please contact us for more information.

We ensure that all local taxes and applicable fees are inclusive in your quotation, so you know the final price. However, there may be situations where a sudden increase in fees or government levies may arise, which is not in our control. In such circumstances, we will endeavour to communicate this to our guest(s) as soon as possible and a slight increase in the tour price would be expected.

Yes you can. However, please note that there is an admin charge of 4.4%,, which is imposed by the payment gateway, Paypal.

We would strongly recommend our local customers to pay via paynow, or bank transfer so as not to incur the additional charges. Alternatively, please check out our other mode of payment under the FAQ, "What are your modes of payment?".