Toehold Photography Tours
If you're a photography enthusiast keen to make the most of a vacation, Toehold's Photo Tours are the perfect answer. Meticulously designed to generate not only a myriad of photo opportunities but also a wholesome experience, they're simply the best way in which to explore a place with a camera, with professional photographers, whose knowledge of
the place is immense and love for it intimate.
Why go on a Toehold Tour?
  • Carefully planned to maximise photo opportunities
  • Led by professional photographers
  • Supported by over 100 years' collective experience
  • Hands-on photography assistance in the field
  • Extensive learning off-field
  • Image-reviews, post-processing and presentations
  • Photography equipment available on rent
  • Post-Tour guidance, advice and assistance
What our Skippers have to say

Tours for All Seasons. And Unending Excitement for You.
With some of the planet's best destinations on the calendar, our Tours have something for everyone. And delivering effective photography-instruction, hands-on assistance and subject-knowledge transfer, they combine the pleasures of experiential travel and learning in a way that is as fun as enriching. Pick from our exhaustive range of Tours below to kickstart your journey through your heart now, and let yourself loose on the world for an unending period of excitement.

What participants had to say about their experience:

The one major reason that makes Toehold stand out from the crowd is that each of these stalwarts has his heart and soul in the work they do. Unlike other travel operators who generally prioritize the interest of the company over their clients’, with Toehold it’s about providing an experience that keeps you longing for more.

- Sunaina Samanta, Mumbai

What a fantastic Advanced Nature Photography Workshop! Fun, extremely informative and insightful theory and practical experience that had us begging for more. These guys are top notch professionals who don't hold back secrets or techniques. They pour out their knowledge and experiences willingly, all to make us better photographers. Thank you, Toehold. You guys are champions!

- Zhayynn James, Bangalore

It was a "purr"fect culmination of a trip organised like clockwork by naturalists/skippers who knew the lay of the land and path of the cat. This tour has enabled me to better understand techniques of photography in conjunction with animal behaviour and thereby stimulated a desire to learn more about flora and fauna through photography.

- Uma Iyer, Bangalore

With the burgeoning interest in wildlife and photography in India, it is a boon to have companies like Toehold. They add more than just "luck" to wildlife sightings by adding their immense experience, relationships with naturalists and trusted tracking instincts. As a pioneer in this space, they continue adding innovative wildlife locations in addition to training the masses in Photography.

- Vijay Ramanathan, Bangalore

A trip with Toehold is "infotainment" in its truest sense, with the skippers imparting their infectious passion for nature and its conservation, along with expert tips on how to capture the perfect frame... all this while keeping the mood light! Hope to learn more with Toehold as a part of their future Tours.

- Anand Menon, New Delhi

My first brush with the wild was totally worth experiencing with Toehold. The well organized safaris and the guidance from the Skippers helped me understand the behaviour of animals. The brief lectures at the end of every safari covered the basic aspects of photography and the constant review of the pictures taken helped me get some great shots at the end of it.

- Maulshree Gangwar, Mumbai

On the lead up to the tour, everything was meticulously organised by the staff at Toehold. We were communicated with on a regular basis about park fees, insurance, airport transfers, accommodation, lens hire etc. Toehold had already done a marvellous job with all the paperwork - so the bureaucracy before entering the park was minimal. At least 60% of the participants on our tour had previously been on Toehold tours or classes - proving the strength of their organisation and the quality of the photography tuition.

- Julia Edwards, Mumbai/London

Toehold Photography and Travel is an excellent company, we only give them praise for the two weeks that we traveled with them on photography safaris. Our trip was seamless. Everything was taken care for us, including transport after our flight, lodging, meals, park entrance fees, park vehicles, and most importantly, photography instruction. Everyone was given help regardless of ability. The price was more than reasonable.

- Jerry Rampelt, USA

At the outset, I thank you for coming up with this magnificient platform for amteur photographers like me. Reading loads of material never helped me. I really liked the lucid/easy to follow style, practical demonstrations by you and the fact that maximum emphasis was laid on the basics which lay the foundation for improving skills.

- Indranil Dutta, Mumbai

The Tiger sighting in south India of this quality was never expected by me. Exceeded all my expectations. Thanks Toehold!

- Praveen B, Bangalore

I seemed to have made the right choice to have travelled with you guys. Not just sighted great stuff but learnt so much that I will cherish for years to come. Your tours to both Kabini and Bandipur are truly fantastic for learners.

- Ajay K, Bangalore

The whole tour was organized in a professional manner. It was a great opportunity to spend time with the most experienced and enthusiastic wildlife photographers in the field, they were quick in spotting wildlife, understanding the lighting conditions and guiding the participants about the angles and the camera settings that they got to take, it was sharing of immense knowledge about wildlife and photography skills mixed with their excellent sense of humor that kept the participants in a good spirit, there was not a single dull moment with them.

- Saritha Dattatreya, Hyderabad

Had a wonderful time and hope to join you all once again soon, job and time willing. Good meeting and interacting with many of you during this trip.

- Rajiv Ramanathan, Ahmedabad

I never expected to come back with such great photographs of the Leopard in South India. Great learning experience over the weekend at Kabini.

- Ramesh Kulkarni, Chennai

Kabini's Leopards seem to have signed a pact with Toehold. Great outing.

- Pradeep Jaiswal, Bangalore

Closed But Not Shut
Bookings for the following Tours are closed.
If you're interested in joining any of them, please leave a message, and we'll notify you if a place opens up due to cancellation.

Land of the Lion
Gir, Gujarat
JAN 18-22, 2017  (4N/5D)
Skipper: Phillip Ross

Drool over the 'mane attractions' and come back with lion tales on this Photography Tour to Gir, the final abode of the Asiatic lion.
FULL - Bookings closed
Bond with the Birds
Pangot - Sattal, Uttarakhand
JAN 19-22, 2017  (3N/4D)
Skipper: Rahul Sachdev

Step into the world of Kumaon forests in the Western Himalayas. And with a camera in hand, discover how it is to 'Bond with the Birds'.
FULL - Bookings closed
The Leopard's Lair
Kabini, Karnataka
JAN, FEB, 2017  (2N/3D)
Skipper: Phillip Ross

Step into the leopard's most famous lair and come back touched by its beauty. Let your dreams culminate on the banks of the Kabini.
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Land of Fire and Ice
Iceland, Europe
JAN 22-29, 2017  (7N/8D)
Skipper: Oli Haukur, Jayanth Sharma

Set foot on a wondrous island shaped by opposing forces and see its magic dazzle with all its whimsical colours.
FULL - Bookings closed
Wild Riches of the Lower Himalaya
Corbett, Uttarakhand
FEB 7-12, 2017  (5N/6D)
Skipper: Sachin Rai

Rewind time, dive into India's oldest Tiger Reserve and discover the extraordinary biodiversity of Jim Corbett's Kumaon.
FULL - Bookings closed
Humming on Cloud Nine
Costa Rica, Central America
FEB 11-22, 2017  (11N/12D)
Skipper: Jayanth Sharma, Greg Basco

Tap into the unbridled riches of the most biodiverse country on the planet. Come to Costa Rica and hum in the clouds.
FULL - Bookings closed
Wild Riches of the Lower Himalaya
Corbett, Uttarakhand
FEB 13-18, 2017  (5N/6D)
Skipper: Sachin Rai

Rewind time, dive into India's oldest Tiger Reserve and discover the extraordinary biodiversity of Jim Corbett's Kumaon.
FULL - Bookings closed
Wild Riches of the Lower Himalaya
Corbett, Uttarakhand
FEB 27 - MAR 4, 2017  (5N/6D)
Skipper: Phillip Ross

Rewind time, dive into India's oldest Tiger Reserve and discover the extraordinary biodiversity of Jim Corbett's Kumaon.
FULL - Bookings closed
Spring Stripes Collection
Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh
MAR 8-12, 2017  (4N/5D)
Skipper: Phillip Ross

This spring, get on the tiger's trail and give shape to your striped dreams. Fascination guaranteed.
FULL - Bookings closed
Tiger Fortress
Ranthambhore, Rajasthan
APR 5-9, 2017  (4N/5D)
Skipper: Sachin Rai

Fortify your bond with the 'world's favourite animal' at the world's most famous Tiger Fortress on this Photo Tour to Ranthambhore.
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Tiger Solstice
Ranthambhore, Rajasthan
APR 9-13, 2017  (4N/5D)
Skipper: Sachin Rai

Seeing tigers is moving enough but spending an entire day in their pursuit is surreal. Enter to experience the ethereal.

FULL - Bookings closed
Pole Trance
Svalbard, Norway
AUG 4-14, 2017  (10N/11D)
Skipper: Jayanth Sharma

Enter the realms of the infinite and experience the extraordinary on this exclusive expedition to the Arctic Pearl.
FULL - Bookings closed