6 days from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap


6 days from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

A 6-days private photography tour / workshop, led by Siem Reap-based photographer Eric Devries, is an unique opportunity to explore Cambodia. During this exclusive tour 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 will be spend on several aspects of photography, like camera settings, composition and light. This high-end photo tour and workshop comes with critique and editing sessions.


Day 1. Phnom Penh
Introduction during our lunch before we are going to walk and explore the streets of Phnom Penh. We'll focus on street life, portraits, architecture, sceneries and details. We will be visiting local markets, pagodas and we'll have a photo walk around the Chinese area.

Day 2. Oudong / Kompong Chhnang
We leave the busy capitol by car/minivan along rice fields and rural life towards Oudong Mountain, once the capital of ancient Cambodia. After lunch we continue our trip to Kompong Chhnang on the borders of Tonle Sap lake and end the day with a countryside tour and a sunset trip by boat to a floating village.

Day 3. Battambang
In the early morning we're heading downtown Kompong Chhnang for a street photography session before moving on to Battambang. The afternoon we'll take a 4-wheel drive up Sampeau Mountain, famous for its Killing Caves. We'll end the day with a drink downtown Battambang.

Day 4. Battambang / Siem Reap
Early morning we drive along the Sangket River before visiting Ek Phnom area, a pre-Angkor temple site followed by a street photography session downtown and lunch. In the afternoon we will drive to Siem Reap and make a stop at Sisophon.

Day 5. Siem Reap
A full day at the temples within the Angkor Archaeologic Park for a photo tour to Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, the Bayon, Preah Khan and more photogenic spots, the highlights.

Day 6. Siem Reap
Explore and discover the beauty of Siem Reap's countryside. We'll show you the villages along the ricefields, local markets, scenic pagodas, life in the floating villages on the Tonle Sap. A ride out of town to the countryside and a boat trip to one of the unspoiled floating villages close to the lake.




6 days - 1750 USD (1 and/or 2 persons)

*Full tuition all days (camera settings, light, composition)
*Critique and editing sessions
*Transport by A/C minivan or car / tuktuk / boat (cool drinking water on board)
*Lunches on all days
*All entrance fees

not included:
*International flights to and from Phnom Penh / Siem Reap
*6 nights hotel accommodation (price range 15-40 usd / upgrade options)
*travel insurance
*personal expenses, tips etc

For a tour/workshop request please send an email by clicking here...


Discovered Unknown Pleasures of Photography

"I have enjoyed photography for decades but never really mastered the art so succumbed to the temptation of Eric's course for a recent holiday in Cambodia to see if I could get any closer. Within an hour he changed the way I think about using the camera; settings, subject isolation, composition, available light, exposure... I had a marvellous two days in his company and took by far the best shots of my life, ones with real atmosphere. His advice for sunrise at Angkor Wat was perfect (including how to negotiate the disorder of the crowds) and means I got great photos as the new dawn faded. After Siem Reap I spent 4 days in Phnom Penh and his teachings transferred to solo situations, so I immediately benefitted from his advice. The only regret is not spending at least twenty-four hours with him earlier. Over and above the teaching, Eric is a really nice guy and a pleasure to spend time with. He also has excellent taste in music..."


Difference Maker

"The difference for me and my wife between a good trip to SE Asia and a GREAT trip is Eric D Vries. We have now attended photo tours with him to Siem Reap, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Hanoi. As a teacher myself, I can say that some can teach, and others while good at their area of expertise, simply can't . Eric can teach. He serves as our photography mentor, part-time tour guide, and upbeat attitude coach. We have now spent about a dozen days with Eric, and every one has been a blast. On top of his being a superb photographer and mentor, I find his fees very fair. My favorite vacation days are consistently the ones I spend with Eric..."


Another amazing experience

"After having such a great time last year with Eric I decided to book again . This time we went to Banteay Chmmar , Battambang and Pailin . A year has gone nowhere and I still consider myself a novice and again Eric was such a great teacher . Showing me new techniques and encouraging me to be creative . The difference this time we decided to try street photography in Battambang and Pailin . I must admit I was nervous and again Eric encouraged me to just lighten up and go for it . I found my confidence and before I knew it I was interacting with the lovely people of Pailin . It was such a good experience . Something I will not forget . Eric is a great teacher and really knows his skill . He is great with people and very easy going but at the same time pushes you to shoot . I totally recommend Eric to both both novices and experts alike..."



"I went around Cambodia with Eric for seven days, from Phnom Penh to Siem 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!"


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