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10 Reasons to Travel With Us


Picking the right company to travel with can be difficult - there are so many factors to consider, including some listed below that you might not have thought about. While there are cheaper alternatives, you get what you pay for and the fact that more than 50% of our guests have already come away with us again on a second, third or even a ninth photo tour is a pretty powerful indication that we're delivering what you want, the way you like it. We've had whole tours sell-out just with repeat-guests and many solo travellers return with their partners and families.

You don't have to take our word for it though

- we are happy to put you in touch with any number of guests who've been on the tour you're considering who'd love to tell you about their experience - or just go ahead and ask on our Facebook Page.

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We take you away from the crowds.

No one wants traffic-jams around wildlife, people in your landscape photos, or careless tourists ruining the moment. We specialise in seeking out the world's hidden gems - the most extraordinary wildlife, landscape and cultural experiences - sometimes well off the beaten track - and bringing our small groups there in comfort without the crowds. Exclusive charter of boats, vehicles, aircraft and accomodation as well as special permits, after-hours access etc guarantees you a unique, unhurried, unforgettable experience.
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small group travel

The smallest groups around.

Most of our tours sell-out at just 8 guests and are assisted by at least two professional photographers, making ours the smallest groups in the industry with the best access to personal, patient, one-on-one help whenever you need it. Small groups allow for much more intimate wildlife encounters; more time in the prime position; access into smaller, more secluded locations; greater flexibility to seize opportunities and leaves a smaller environmental imprint.
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luxury accommodation

Enjoy remote, luxury accomodation & great food.

Large lodges and hotels are cheaper and more convenient - and full of tour groups - so we believe it's worth going the extra mile to stay in smaller, more remote luxury lodges and private accomodation where you can relax - or even keep taking photos! There's nothing like being nestled right inside an unspoilt wilderness while being spoilt with a glass of local wine and gourmet food prepared by a private chef at a time that suits us and our photography - not the restaurant closing time.
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unique access

We organise unique access & opportunities.

Doors-off helicopter, floatplane and light aircraft charters giving unimaginable aerial views; off-road filming permits to get you closer; ranger-escorted private access to wildlife sites that are either off-limits to the general public or after hours for better lighting and no crowds; chartering private transport to take us where we want to go without always having to hurry... You get the idea: Far from cutting corners, we go out of our way to ensure you have the best possible experience at all the best possible locations.
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freindly guides

Our photography guides help you - not themselves.

This is a big one. Unlike other operators, our hosts are solely there to help YOU improve YOUR photography and ensure that YOU'RE in the right place at the right time to get the best possible photos. Other tour guests often complain there're just subsidising their host's personal photography trip! More than just being great photographers, our friendly hosts are young, helpful, up-to-date and a pleasure to be around - dedicating one-on-one time with each guest, helping out with computer issues, editing - whatever - 24/7.
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solo travellers welcome

Solo travellers welcome!

More than half of our guests travel on their own. We'll partner you up with a good roomie so there's no 'single supplement' fee, or if you really want, we can usually organise a room to yourself for a little extra, but you'll miss out on the wonderful, long-term friendships that often form between roomies. We've also created the Voyager Club facebook page to help solo travellers network with each other, ask advice from guests who have been before and even meet up with fellow travellers beforehand and travel together!
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great for non-photographers too

Loved by non-photographers too!

While aimed at beginner through to keen-enthusiast photographers, as one of our 2016 Alaska tour guests said, "It didn’t matter that I wasn't a photographer - I used my iPhone. Just experiencing all these amazing locations at a relaxed pace, in comfort and without the crowds was wonderful! It was the best trip I have ever done!". We've had many non-photographers (and partners of photographers) enjoy our tours. The photography tuition is a bonus - the incredible, small-group access to the world's most wonderful places is the main thing!
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conservation

We're passionate about conservation too.

Many of the incredible species we delight in sharing with you are endangered and many of the pristine environments under threat. We strongly believe in giving back - not only to the local people, but also directly to conservation projects. We are proud to donate many thousands of dollars to both community and wildlife projects around the world every year. In fact, Chris Bray is founder and CEO of Conservation United, a new global funding platform for critical conservation projects.
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no wasted time

No 'rest days'.

We're pretty sure you didn't fly half way around the world and out to a remote lodge to waste time doing nothing on a pointless 'spare day' while your hosts enjoy a 'day off'. Even if the weather's bad, or an activity has to be canceled, we work hard to ensure there's always a backup plan and that you're never left wanting for things to do. While our activities are always optional, we're as motivated as you are to make the most of every day, unlike many other companies out there!
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by the book

We do things properly.

Unlike many (surprisingly), we're fully-accredited and insured, obtain all the proper permits and choose to employ industry's best-practice guidelines including holding tour payments in a trust-fund until after the tour is complete, resulting in us being awarded the strictly controlled tick of approval from the Accredited Tourism Business Australia, Australian's national symbol of tourism quality.
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Still unsure? Ask any previous guest!

We are happy to put you in touch with any number of guests who've been on the tour you're considering who'd love to tell you about their experience - or just go ahead and ask on our Facebook Page. The fact that more than 50% of our guests have already come away with us again on a second, third or even a ninth photo tour is a pretty powerful indication that we're delivering what you want, the way you like it! We've had whole tours sell-out just with repeat-guests and many solo travellers return with their partners and families.

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