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ABOUT NATURE & PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

A boutique tour company, Nature & Photography Tours was established by Alexander (Sasha) Vasiljev in 2008 with its focus on photography and international eco-travel.

 

Sasha has combined his passion, knowledge and experience as an avid traveler, photographer, biologist and teacher to create a tour company that offers meticulously crafted trips specifically designed for photographers. We offer private tours for individuals and groups designed to your specifications. Sasha also designs private tours for orchid societies and garden clubs, where he can share his expertise as a botanist.

 

Each location has been explored through the lens of Sasha's camera. He has personally traveled to these destinations, and together with local experts, has identified outstanding locations and photography subjects.

 

Special attention is given to accommodations, which have been carefully hand picked for their overall quality, location, food, cleanliness, safety, uniqueness and eco-friendliness.

 

Sasha personally leads most tours. Complete photography instructions geared to your level are offered on every tours. In addition, local nature and culture guides are invited to enhance your experience.

 

Sasha, along with a team of professional guides and support staff will provide you with impeccable service and expert photography instruction as you experience amazing sights.

THE PERSONAL DIFFERENCE

We are a group of travel enthusiasts with first hand experience in offered destinations. In addition, Sasha Vasiljev has an extensive background and knowledge in both wildlife and photography, and is eager to share his knowledge and passion.
COMFORT & SAFETY

We consider comfort and safety to be of utmost importance for every trip. Whether you're relaxing in the courtyard of a 16th-century hotel in Quito, Ecuador; taking a boat ride in the Amazon; or trekking through Annapurna in Nepal, all accommodations are handpicked for their quality, location, cleanliness, safety and uniqueness.
DIVERSIFYING YOUR EXPERIENCES

Improve or perfect your photography skills through our photography workshops and informal tutoring, with award-winning professional photographer Sasha Vasiljev. At the same time, learn about local natural history and submerge yourself into the local culture.
DEPENDABILITY

You can depend on our thoroughness. We secure quality accommodations and arrange transportation, excursions, entrance fees, and meals. We personally oversee all details of your trip, allowing you to relax, enjoy, and immerse yourself in the wonder of these unique locations.
TRAVEL WITH THE PROFESSIONALS

There is nothing quite like seeing a place through the eyes of someone who knows it intimately and cares about it passionately. Sasha Vasiljev, along with his knowledge of photography is also a biologist who specialized in orchids. He has great reverence for natural history and is ready to share his experience and knowledge with you.
ECO-TRAVEL & SUSTAINABILITY

Nature & Photography Tours is committed to sustainable tourism. We aim to leave no negative footprint from our travels. While providing rich travel experiences, we do our utmost to respect the places we visit. We also strive to support local economies and conservation efforts through our choice of accommodations, local tour guides and services. We seek out eco-friendly accommodations designed to fit the natural environments without destroying them.
Photo of Alexander Vasiljev, award-winning photographer

 

 

Photo of Michael Kane, photographer

Michael Austin Kane is an award winning professional Maine based photographer. He is focused on developing his creativity and unique vision as well as teaching aspiring photographers about the intricacies of the craft .

 

Michael has taught professional photography classes at The Washington School of Photography, Rockville, MD. Currently, he continues to teach private photography lessons and workshops.

 

Jun Luk was born in Vientiane, Laos. When he was fourteen his family moved to the USA. Although living in the United States, he remained fascinated with the nature and cultural heritage of Laos.

 

In 2014, Jun returned to Laos and started his own tour company to share his passion and knowledge of this amazing country. Fluent in English, Lao, Thai and Chinese (Mandarin) languages, Jun is an excellent and knowledgeable guide and a great travel companion.  He co-leads the tours throughout Laos.

Photo of Badri Kumar Dangi, Nepal

Badri Kumar Dangi is originally from Chainpur, Sankhuwasavha in the Makalu region of Nepal. He studied law at the Nepal Law Campus, but had always been interested in exploring and trekking different regions of Nepal. In 1992 he began working in the travel industry in different capacities.

 

Badri is a very experienced trekker and have lead many groups through the Annapurna, Makalu and Manaslu regions of Nepal. His interest is in sharing culture, traditions, and the nature of his country with fellow travelers. He is fluent in Nepali, Hindi and English. Badri co-leads the tours throughout Nepal.

Picture of Narayan Kumar Shrestha guide

Narayan Kumar Shrestha holds a post graduate degree in Nepalese culture, tourism and anthropology and has studied archaeology. He has been working as a tour guide for over 14 years and loves what he does.

 

Narayan is originally from the Arun Valley, located east of Mount Everest. Besides guiding cultural tours he enjoys photography, travel, reading and spending time with his wife and daughter. He is fluent in Nepali, Hindi, Newar and English languages. Narayan co-leads the tours throughout Nepal.

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