Bontoc February 2017

Tour Dates: February 17-19, 2015 (3D/2N)

From Mt Kupapey, the terraces of Maligcong beckons, emerging from a sea of clouds each morning.

Walk along the misty rice terraces, stroll into the native villages and immerse with the locals.

Venture beyond the terraces and discover pasture lands around Bontoc.

Pack your bags and join us as we explore the beauty of Bontoc this February.

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Biliran March 2017

Venture to the small island of more than 30 waterfalls.

Enjoy the teeming marine life and picturesque islands of Sambawan, Dalutan and Capinhan.

Join us on our 4 days 3 nights photography tour on Biliran island.

Inclusions:

  • 4D/3N Accommodation (triple sharing)
  • Transportation from Tacloban to Biliran and around Biliran
  • Island Hopping boat transfers
  • Meals and snacks
  • Entrance fees
  • Photography Notes
  • Travel insurance
  • Certificates

Only 8 slots are available.

Kindly send us a private message for the rates if you are interested.

Trip Dates: March  9-12, 2017

Day 1 (Thursday)

Participants meets up at Daniel Z Romualdez Airport in Tacloban. We leave at 9am for Biliran. It is important for participants to get the morning flights. In Biliran, we travel to Almeria. From Talahid Beach our boat will take us to Sambawan Island where we’ll spend the night there for photography.

Day 2 (Friday)

Early morning shoot at Sambawan. Mid-morning we head back to Almeria and stop by two islands, Dalutan and Kapinyahan. Check in at the resort and we’ll visit one waterfall in the afternoon. Sunset at Talahid Beach.

Day 3 (Saturday)

Whole day will be spent chasing waterfalls and visiting other interesting sites in Biliran.

Day 4 (Sunday)

Morning will be a free day for participants. We’ll also close the event with a little program. From Almeria we head back to the airport in the afternoon for our respective flights.

Itinerary is subject to change depending on prevailing weather conditions and events

Suggested Equipment:

  • Camera(s) (DSLR, Mirrorless, Advance Compact, Smartphones)
  • Standard to wide angle lenses, telephoto and portrait lenses
  • Filters: Gradual Neutral Density (GND), Circular Polarizing (CPL) and Neutral Density (ND)
  • Tripod
  • Extra Batteries
  • Laptops or Ipad/tablets for photo sharing

Things to bring:

  • Light and comfortable hiking/walking clothes
  • Swimming clothes
  • Dry bags
  • Jacket for the cold or rain
  • Umbrella
  • Headlamp or torch
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Good and comfortable hiking shoes or footwear
  • Mobile phones

What is the level of fitness required to join? Are there extensive trekking involved?
While participants of any fitness level are welcome, we do recommend preparedness as there will be some hiking involved. The difficulty is from easy to moderate with hike durations from 30 minutes or more depending on the pace.

Do I have to be a professional to join the tour?
Any one is free to join as long as you are enthusiastic about capturing stunning images for this trip. Whether you shoot using a DSLR, compact camera system, point and shoot or even smartphones, you are welcome to join. Rest assured your skills and knowledge will expand in this photo tour.

I don’t want to share the room. Can I have the room on my own or share with my special someone?
The price is based on triple occupancy. We cannot guarantee individual rooms for individual or couples as there are only limited rooms available. If ever we find a room, there will be additional charges.

What is your method of Payment?
We accept payment via bank deposit through BPI and BDO. Details would be sent to you once you register on our interest list.

Can we extend our stay in Biliran or Tacloban?
Participants are free to come in early or extend their stay in Tacloban or Biliran at their own expense provided they join the activities during the tour.

Something came up and I can’t join the tour. Can I refund?
Please see our refund policy below:

  • Slot is non-refundable but transferable

Deadline for registration is February 24, 2017. First-come, first-serve basis. Payment details will be sent to you once you have submitted the registration form.

Register Here

Welcome to the New Backpack Photography

 

It took us a while but we’re back in circulation. I hope you like our new logo and web design.

Check out our first Photo Tour this year, it’s exploring the natural wonders of El Nido Palawan. Check out the El Nido Photo Tour page. It’s for August 24-28, 2013.

We’ll soon be rolling out the rest of the rest of the Photo Tours until early 2014. If you do have any suggestions do drop us a line.