Around Cambodia – 6days

Around Cambodia – photo tour/workshop


An in-depth 6 days photography tour and workshop, led by Siem Reap based professional photographer Eric d Vries, is an unique opportunity to explore Cambodia. During this exclusive tour/workshop you will get the best out of the camera and with the personal guidance you will become a better photographer. Much time during the tour and workshop will be spend on several aspects of photography, like composition, light and camera settings. The tour also includes street photography and portrait sessions. We will build in 2 post-production workshops so please bring your laptop.


Day 1. Phnom Penh. Introduction in the morning before we’re out to explore Phnom Penh. Besides Street Photography we’ll focus on portraits, architecture, sceneries and details. We also will be visiting local markets, pagodas, Vietnamese graveyard and the White Building for a street photography session. After lunch we will visit Tuol Sleng known as the Genocide Museum and end up in the Chinese Area.

Day 2. Phnom Penh / Kompong Chhnang. We leave the capitol by A/C car or minivan along rice fields and rural life towards Oudong, once the capital of ancient Cambodia. Before lunch we continue our trip to Kompong Chhnang on the borders of Tonle Sap lake for a countryside tour and end the day with a boat trip to a floating village during sunset. In the evening we’ll have an editing workshop (Lightroom) in the lobby of our hotel.

Day 3. Kompong Chhnang / Battambang. In the early morning we will visit the local market and interact with the locals. Before lunch we will be heading for Battambang and Phnom Sampeau Mountain, famous for its Killing Caves, which we go up by 4W-drive. Evening photography session is an option.

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Day 4. Battambang. The morning visit takes us to Ek Phnom area, a pre-Angkor temple site followed by a street photography session downtown and lunch. In the afternoon we’ll show you a muslim village while driving through Battambang’s rice fields by tuk tuk before ending up for a ride with the infamous Bamboo Train.

Day 5. Battambang / Siem Reap. Heading for Siem Reap (Temple Town) by private boat on Cambodia’s most breathtaking trip. When in Siem Reap and after checked in in our hotel we’ll go out to the Bayon temple during the Golden Hour. In the evening we’ll have an editing workshop (Lightroom) in the lobby of our hotel.

Note: Due to the water level of the big lake we only run the private boat tour from August to March. The rest of the year we go by A/C car or minivan.

Day 6. Siem ReapA full day at the temples within the Angkor Archaeologic Park for a photo tour to Angkor Wat (sunrise), Preah Khan, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and more… During our farewell dinner (included) we’ll have a presentation of our work.

Note: The 6 days tour can also start in Siem Reap.

An extra day in Siem Reap is an option.

This photo tour: (c) eric d vries 2010-2016 / all rights reserved

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The Around Cambodia Photo Tour and Workshop is made for beginners, amateur-, semi-pro and professional photographers. You will be guided by a professional photographer personally to make better pictures. At the same time you will get a good view of life in Cambodia, its typical landscape, the spectacular temples and the always friendly Khmers.

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This Photo Tour and Workshop:

Included/ all transportation as mentioned, lunches, excursions and entrance fees, workshops and full-time guidance by a professional photographer

Excluded/ international flights to and from Phnom Penh/Siem Reap, dinners, personal expenses

We will stay in good, clean 2-3* hotels during the tour/workshop (can change at your wishes)

The tour/workshop incl. 1 night in Phnom Penh, 1 in Kompong Chhnang, 2 in Battambang and 2 nights in Siem Reap

Payments: In cash dollars, 50% of the price of the tour on the first day, 50% on the last day of the tour. PayPal options: just let me know…

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The AROUND CAMBODIA 6-day private photo tour and workshop runs throughout the year.

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The Around Cambodia Photo Tour and Workshop:

For Who?
For all levels from the beginner, to the serious amateur, professional photographers and enthusiasts who want to make better pictures and want to explore Cambodia at the same time.

What to bring?
Camera: DSLR or high standard mirrorless cameras
Lenses: from wide-angles to medium zooms (200mm) are recommended
Raincoat (during monsoon season)
Charged batteries and charger
Formatted memory cards
Sunscreen, hat and scarf for sun protection
Comfortable shoes a must!
Laptop for editing workshop participators

(c) 2010-2016 eric d vries / photo cambodia



“Just amazing! Best Photo workshop and tour possible!”

I went around Cambodia with Eric for seven days, from Phnom Penh to Sieam Reap. It was just a dense workshop of street photography, stunning. We went to places I would have never never found and visited if I had been on my own. Eric can teach you the art of photography and especially the art of street photography in a stunningly relaxed way. I had a great great time.

When going to Angkor only, I can only recommend that you try to get hold of Eric. You will find the places also on your own. But you will not be at the best places at the right time. You will miss Eric’s inspiration and hidden treasures. And if you are late (or early), you are amongst 100 tourist.

Thank you so much, Eric!