Maximum of 12 passengers.
Bring your partner and sail with us for 8 days, 7 nights, from either, Bali to Komodo or Komodo to Bali. Your partner need not be into photography as anyone will just love this trip. Our ship is the beautiful Bidadari, a traditional wooden Phinisi schooner, which has recently been completely refitted as well as being decked out with all the latest safety gear, modern life rafts, satellite emergency radio beacons and satellite navigation. Bidadari's experienced crew will take us island hopping, see map below, past amazing volcanoes and snorkelling on beautiful coral reefs (gear supplied). As we visit gorgeous beaches and villages along the way you'll get a feel for life in these islands. All the while you'll be taking beautiful pictures of the exotic scenery and people.
We will also tour the Komodo National Park, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve.The three main islands and twenty six smaller ones are a part of the Coral Triangle, which contains some of the richest marine biodiversity on earth. Komodo and Rinca islands are home to the Komodo dragon, the worlds largest lizard which can reach 3m or more in length and weigh over 70 kg. Other inhabitants of these islands include, Timor deer, wild boar, water buffalo, crab eating macaques and civet. Ric will be there to give you one on one tuition in camera and computer technique and will also have a camera with an underwater housing on hand so that you can capture the stunning undersea life as if through your own eyes. (The underwater pictures in the slide presentation for this trip were taken by Ric while snorkelling on reefs we will visit).
If you wish to travel as a single, you can share a room with a fellow traveller, or for an extra charge, have your own room. There are two cabins containing a double bed only, and four with a double bed and a bunk. On PhotoEscapades, the four rooms with bunks would sleep two sharing passengers. Each room has it's own en suit bathroom. All bedrooms and interior spaces are air-conditioned.The twin share price of $4000 per person, includes airport transfers, all meals, snorkelling gear, and en route side-trips. The single supplement, if you wish to have a private room, is 35% above the twin share price. These prices do not include airfares from Melbourne to Bali, or from Komodo back to Bali. Return flights from Melbourne to Bali, booked one month in advance, are available for under $500 and Komodo to Bali is about $150. As we sail from Bali to Komodo, it is necessary to fly back to Bali on completion of the trip, a one hour thirty minute flight, or the other way if you're sailing from Komodo to Bali.
About your host - Ric Wallis
Ric Wallis is a successful professional photographer with over 30 years
experience working in a range of commercial photographic fields.
In his spare time Ric has been flying around Australia in his own light
aircraft visiting many remote places. As a photographer, this capability
has presented him with many amazing opportunities.
Ric has combined his passion for both photography and flying into
Photoescapades - teaming up with a reputable air charter business that has
a 100% safety record and who own a variety of aircraft in the “business”
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Your reservation will be confirmed after full payment has been
made through Ted’s Cameras website. Cancellation Charges: 30 (or
more) days before departure $250.00, less than 10 days before departure
50% ticket price.
Included in the price:
The $3999 price includes airport transfers, all meals, snorkelling gear, and en route side-trips. These prices do not include airfares from Melbourne to Bali, or from Komodo back to Bali. Return flights from Melbourne to Bali, booked one month in advance, are available for under $500 and Komodo to Bali is about $150. As we sail from Bali to Komodo, it is necessary to fly back to Bali on completion of the trip, a one hour thirty minute flight, or the other way if you're sailing from Komodo to Bali.
Not included are items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages,
telephone, laundry or gratuities, drinks at bars, mini bars etc; and
all extra communication charges incurred on a client’s behalf.
Important Information Exclusion of Liability:
1. Whilst Photoescapades and Ted's Camera Stores will take all reasonable
steps to provide an enjoyable tour, it accepts no liability for any loss
of enjoyment experience by passengers due to circumstances beyond its
control. Photoescapades further accepts no liability for any loss beyond
its reasonable control and provides no warranties in addition to those set
out under the Trade Practices Act 1974 and nothing herein restricts any
passenger from exercising their rights and remedies pursuant to law.
2. These tours include the services of operators other than
Photoescapades and Ted's Camera Stores e.g. hoteliers, airlines and
optional tour excursions, which are not under the direct control of
& Photoescapades or Ted's Camera Stores, and whilst Photoescapades and
Ted's Camera Stores takes all reasonable care in selecting these
operators, it cannot accept responsibility for those operators’ conduct or
the conduct of their representative employees or agents or for any
ramifications of that conduct.
3. On tours including activities such as trekking, swimming and
snorkeling, passengers accept that degrees of risk are involved.
4. No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on tour while
their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of
any representative of Photoescapades, such as to render them
incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable
to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other
passengers. Photoescapades and Ted's Camera Stores will not be
responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from
completing the tour.
We require you to carry travel insurance to cover you against
such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss
of baggage etc. Unfortunately it is necessary for us to strictly
enforce cancellation policies as the reservations we make on
clients’ behalf are subject to onerous cancellation fees.
Conditions of booking:
Photoescapades will act as your agent and introduce you to the
transportation companies, hotel contractors and the like who
may provide you with the services and facilities referred to in the
itinerary applicable to this tour. All prices quoted, including fares and
tour costs, are those current at the date of publication and are subject
to alteration at the absolute discretion of Photoescapades, and in
particular, but not limited to, when there are tariff or fare variations
or currency fluctuations. However, we guarantee that once your full fare
has been received by Photoescapades through Teds Camera Stores there will
be no increase in the cost of your tour. Any increase will be absorbed by
Every effort will be made to follow the itinerary as laid down. However
on some occasions, it may be necessary for the itinerary to be amended due
to operational requirements, weather conditions or any other factor that
adversely affects the operation. Photoescapades reserves the right to make
such amendments to the itinerary which will always be in the interests of
your comfort and safety.
Photoescapades reserves the right, without payment of compensation, and
whether before or after the commencement of travel, to exclude any
passenger if the passenger may appear likely to endanger the health or
safety or impair the comfort of other passengers. He/she may be asked to
leave the tour immediately.
We reserve the right to cancel any tour if the minimum number is not
reached; after consultation with the clients we may transfer them to
another departure with similar inclusions.
It is the responsibility of the passenger to supply an accurate body
weight as part of the booking process and adhere to luggage weight
I/We give Photoescapades permission to use any photographs taken on tour
as promotional material; discretion will be exercised.
With regard to the insurance cover on passengers boarding, flying
or deplaning our aircraft, under the Australian Civil Air Carriers
Liability Act, our Liability Insurance Cover and Third Party Insurance
Cover are to the same extent as all of the major Australian domestic air
carriers who provide regular passenger transport services nationwide.
Photoescapades will continue to meet all requirements of Australian
Government Air Regulations which are recognised as some of the most
stringent in the world.
In the unlikely event of aircraft unserviceability, it may be
necessary to substitute aircraft to maintain the advertised itinerary. We
reserve the right to utilise any type of twin-piston, or single-turbine
aircraft. At all times aircraft used are certified to meet the strict
conditions laid down by Australia’s civil aviation safety authority
At all times an aircraft of similar standard will be selected. Where
possible this will be made clear prior to departure.
These conditions cannot be varied or altered or waived by any servant or
agent or representative of Photoescapades and Ted's Camera Stores or
by any person providing services and facilities. Photoescapades and Ted's
Camera Stores will not be bound by any representation purported to
have been made on their behalf unless they confirm or have confirmed, or
made a representation in writing.