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Thursday, November 24th (Tribe Thursday)

Backcountry Journeys Premium Tribe Members can begin making their Black Friday trip reservations a full 24 hours early! Reservations open for Tribe Members at 12am Mountain (hint: that's late Wednesday night at midnight!)

Friday, November 25th (Black Friday)

Black Friday Sale all day long! Get 20% off select photography tours, workshops & safaris. Hurry - our 2023 schedule is particularly full already!

(hint: that's late Thursday night at midnight!) Black Friday Reservations open at 12am Mountain 

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    Don't miss our Black Friday Sale Event!

    Save up to 20% on select Backcountry Journeys Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris.

    Our Black Friday Photo Trip Sale is one-day only beginning at midnight on Friday, November 25th, 2022

    Use Code: BLACKFRIDAY2022

    • Available for select Backcountry Journeys trips with space available (see below) 
    • Travel must be booked during our 2022 Black Friday Sale
    • Discounts available for new trip reservations only
    • Not valid with any other offer including special departures & not combinable with trip transfers
    Join Backcountry Journeys for the Trip of a Lifetime this year. Come see what all the hype is about, learn a few things & make some great new photo friends while your at it!
    Visit our calendar and start planning your
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    *Are you a BCJ Tribe Member? Premium Tribe Members can begin making discounted Black Friday reservations a FULL DAY early - ahead of the crowds on "Tribe Thursday" (yep - that's Thanksgiving Day!).

    Where will your lenses take you in the great wide world!?
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    Backcountry Journeys Photography Trips are World Class
    We set the bar high - but don't just take our word for it! The following reviews are straight from our TripAdvisor Page!

    “What an amazing trip we had! Thanks to Ben and PJ, our very competent and patient guides, we saw a huge variety of wonderful vistas from delicate snow scenes in the first two days contrasted with the steam arising in places, to massive mountains in cloud and sunlight, magical pine forests and geysers. At all times we had access to Ben and PJ to ask for advice of needed and they offered suggestions for good angles for shooting landscape and wildlife shots. Among the wildlife we saw were many bison and elk herds, pronghorn antelope, bald eagles, grizzly bears (Mum with two cubs), chipmunks, Red-tailed hawk, coyote and even distant wolves! We were very fortunate with the weather which allowed us to see the landscapes in a variety of moods in snow, cloud and sunlight, all helping to give us a broad taste of these magnificent wilderness parks.

    I can highly recommend these tours to anyone as they are great value for money, often exciting, educational and a lot of fun!”

    Marion A

    Sydney, Australia

    “Glacier National Park is glorious! I highly recommend taking this Backcountry Journeys trip. It was our second trip (previously did Zion and Bryce with Russ and Crystal) and my husband and I were very happy with the results.

    Matt Meisenheimer is a fabulous guide who really takes his craft seriously. He always made sure we were in the right place at the right time and was willing to put in extra time to allow us to see more areas within the park.

    Matt taught me new functions and features on my camera that made me enjoy the trip even more. To be honest, you don’t get much sleep on this trip – up early and out until late, but the landscapes are so beautiful, you just don’t mind.

    I can’t wait for our next two trips with Backcountry in 2020 – Yosemite and Grand Teton. I’m sure those trips will be equally awe inspiring and rewarding.”

    Linda E

    Chicago, Illinois

    "Just completed the Great Smoky Mountains in Autumn standard trip with Backcountry Journeys. This is my 3rd trip with BCJ and as was expected it was another awesome trip. Our guides, Russell Graves and Ben Blankenship were great. Having focused mainly on landscape tours previously, this tour had a good mix of landscape and wildlife. Our guides were patient, proficient and extremely helpful in providing tips on appropriate lenses and the proper camera setting for every occasion. Since they had abundant knowledge of the Smokies we were in the right place at the right time. To top off the fact that being in the Park was special, the food and lodging provided throughout the trip were top notch!"

    Tony E

    Springfield, Missouri

    "I'm an amateur photographer and wanted a tour that focused on getting "the picture" as well as teaching you about your camera and getting those pictures. This group did exactly that. I went on Backcountry Journey's Ultimate Northern Lights 6-day trip in Oct 11-17, 2020. Had a fantastic experience! Our guide, Russ, was knowledgeable, helpful, patient and definitely wanted us to have a good photo experience. Ours was a small group (thanks to COVID), but he gave individual attention to each of us and was always ready to answer questions or help. Fortunately for our group, the weather, KP numbers, and solar wind cooperated and we got some incredible pics! Russ had several different sites picked out for us to view the Lights, and was flexible to make changes when the weather dictated to do so. They chose a very nice hotel and restaurants for us. They also had COVID rules that the group adhered to, making the trip comfortable under the circumstances. I would highly recommend the company and will travel with them in the future."

    Cindy S

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    "My first photo trip ever, booked almost last minute - and absolutely great experience!
    Small group of people with similar expectations, led by two guides-professional photographers, knowing the area and understanding nature - all together looks like the recipe for success!
    Yellowstone and Grand Teton in autumn offer unlimited opportunities for photographers, both professional and amateur. Having guides ready to give precious hints and advice taught me a lot, and nice personalities of Ben and Russell - our guides - made the trip also fun."

    Dorota P

    New Haven, Connecticut

    "We had an exceptional trip with Backcountry Journeys to Katmai and the Northern Lights. We were able to get up close with the bears and have lots of opportunities to take great photos. The photographic advice was top notch. Same was true for Northern Lights!!

    Our guide knew where to go, how to get us there and then get great pictures. Lots of night photography skills were shared."

    Peter T

    Piedmont, South Carolina

    “This 5 day, six night photo workshop on the Big Island of Hawaii was more then I had even imagined. Monumental exploding surf, plunging waterfalls and isolated beaches for sunrise and sunset. Our photographer guide always at the ready with suggested gear or a strong arm down a steep hillside.
    All inclusive workshop had us at very nice accommodations and great food choices from fine dinning to quirky breakfast spots.
    My second trip with Backcountry Journeys. Also a wonderful way for a photographer to see the right spots.”

    Stephana B

    Fishers, Indiana

    "This was a bucket list trip for me and it totally exceeded all my expectations and then some! From my initial conversations with Russ, the ease of booking, reminders/updates along the way and the trip in genearl was amazing! The guides, all experienced/advanced photographers, went out of their way to make sure we got the best shots possible and were always willing to do what it took to help! Even the rain didn't slow us down! My co-photograhers were also awesome and I made lifetime memories and friends!"

    Terry B

    Dallas, Texas


    We’re so confident that the trips we offer will not only meet but exceed the lofty expectations set forth on our website – if your trip experience does not 100% match the promises laid forth on our website we will gladly give you a credit toward a future trip. Natural events such as wildlife & weather are certainly out of our control but every aspect of the trip including logistics, accommodations, vehicles, itinerary & your expert trip leaders will match the lofty promises we’ve made on the site – we guarantee it!

    Worry Free Travel

    If there are still any COVID-19 related travel issues during any trip you book – rest assured you will be able to transfer your trip at no cost before your final payment is due. Our peace of mind guarantee to you!

    On top of that we offer one of the most rock solid guarantees in the travel industry.

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