Special Program! Photography tours & workshops 2012
Yuri Afanasiev, a professional advertising photographer, conducts training Yemen & Socotra photo tours.
The photo tours are planned for the end of February 17-27, 2012
Maximum number of persons in a group - 8
Type of tourism: training photo tour; trekking
Level of training: no special training is required.
These photo tours are for those who want to make a trip for getting photographic knowledge that cannot be acquired from Internet or master classes.
Yuri Afanasiev - the winner of "FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2009" in the “Artistic photography” category, a member of the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP), a member of the Guild of Russian Advertising Photographers, has a QEP (Qualified European Advertising Photographer) Certificate
The pilot Yemen & Socotra Photo-Tour took place in March, 2010.
From 15 to 18 April, within the framework of PHOTOPHORUM 2010, SONY Company was exhibiting at its stand the photographs taken during the “Yemen & Socotra Photo-Tour”.
Arrival to Sanaa Yemen, photographing of the Old City recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage, overnight accommodation at Burj al Salam 4* Hotel
Day sightseeing tour to Sanaa’s Yemen suburbs. Photographing the mountain landscapes of Sanaa’s suburbs – the old fortress villages (Shibam, Kawkaban, Zakor).
Having dinner in Shibam and staying overnight in Sanaa (Burj al Salam 4*Hotel).
Flight to Sanaa Yemen. Visiting Detwah Lagoon, staying overnight at Detwah Camping.
Socotra. Morning photographing of Detwah Lagoon from nonstandard points of view. After dinner we will travel by boat to Shuab Bay and catch fish by the way, stay overnight in tents on the shore..
Socotra. Coming by boat to Qalansiyah, transfer to Diham plateau, evening photographing of dragon trees, staying overnight at the edge of the canyon.
Socotra. Morning photographing of the canyon and dragon trees, going down to Wadi Dirhur canyon, walking along the canyon, swimming in a natural basin. Evening photographing from the plateau. Transfer to the south coast and staying overnight in Aomak Camping.
Socotra. Morning photographing of Socotra’s south coast dunes, transfer by a mountain road to the north coast. Staying overnight between dunes in Archer.
Socotra. Visiting Erissel Cape and Archer dunes. Staying overnight in Rush camping.
Socotra. Photographing from Mumi plateau, staying overnight in Hadiboh.
Flight to Sanaa. Evening photographing of Sanaa Yemen. Shopping. Transfer to airport.
The photo-tour participation price (for a group of 6 persons) is 3550$.
The tour price includes:
Photography training course
2 stays at Burj al Salam 4* Hotel (breakfasts)
Transfers in comfortable Land Cruisers with a european guide
Local guides’ services
Rental cost of a boat
Cost of entrance tickets
Specially arranged meals on Socotra and outside Sanaa
Water and beverages during day trips
The tour price does not include:
Cost of meals (except breakfast) in Sanaa and Hadiboh