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.

Bear Feast in the Far East
Kamchatka, Russia
JUL 28 - AUG 4, 2017  (7N/8D)
Skipper: Jayanth Sharma

Enter a lost world to find yourself. Step off the trodden path to enjoy the explosive beauty of Russia's immense Kamchatka Peninsula.
FULL - Bookings closed
Microland Expedition
Coorg, Karnataka
AUG 3-6, 2017  (3N/4D)
Skipper: Sachin Rai

Enjoy wild night-life and bring the arcane treasures of the dark to light with naturalist and ace photographer Sachin Rai on this macro-special Tour.
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
The Great Migration
Masai Mara, Kenya
AUG 21-27, 2017  (6N/7D)
Skipper: Sachin Rai

1.5 million wildebeest. 190,000 zebra. Eight sensational days. Migrate to the Mecca of Wildlife to watch, savour and picture the greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth.
FULL - Bookings closed
The Great Migration
Masai Mara, Kenya
AUG 28 - SEP 3, 2017  (6N/7D)
Skipper: Sachin Rai

1.5 million wildebeest. 190,000 zebra. Eight sensational days. Migrate to the Mecca of Wildlife to watch, savour and picture the greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth.
FULL - Bookings closed
White Wilderness
Chile, Antarctica
NOV 14-27, 2017  (13N/14D)
Skipper: Roy Mangersnes, Jayanth Sharma

Let time enchant you in a dreamy languor as you explore the edge of Earth, the abode of the endearing penguins.
FULL - Bookings closed