Lake of Sete Cidades, Azores

Ultimate Azores – Jun 17-25, 2025

Jun 17 – 25, 2025

Full Price: US $4200
Deposit: US $840

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9 Days, 8 Nights, 3 Islands
Workshop start: June 17th, Ponta Delgada Airport  
Workshop end: June 25th, Ponta Delgada Airport 
Difficulty: Moderate (some longer walks required, but only small hikes)
 
Traveling to a paradise on earth doesn’t necessarily require a long, cumbersome, or treacherous journey. Mother Nature has created a land full of natural beauty, ready to be explored in the blue immensity of the Atlantic Ocean: the Azores. This group of 9 unique islands, also known as the Hawaii of Europe, with unspoiled landscapes lie only 1500 km off the coast of Portugal.  During this 9 day photography tour we will visit 3 islands,  capture majestic mountains, spectacular cascading waterfalls, sweeping cliffs, white sandy beaches and tiny fishing settlements which make this dramatic landscape a photographer’s dream. 
 
Sao Miguel is the largest island in the Portuguese Azores archipelago and our main focus on this photographic journey. It is known for its volcanic scenery, spectacular coastlines, magnificent flora and rich marine life. We will spend our first 3 days exploring and photographing this charming island. 
 
After our sunrise shoot, we will embark on a 45 minute flight to our next stop, Terceira Island.  Terceira Island, as its name implies, was the third island of the archipelago to be discovered. What makes Terceira so special is the magnificent contrast between the natural beauty of this volcanic island and  the historic centre of Angra do Heroísmo, its capital and the first place in the Azores to be classified a World Heritage sight by UNESCO. In Terceira we will encounter lush green meadows, ancient lava tubes, and stunning views of uninhabited islet in an environment that is still completely undiscovered by mass tourism. It is the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset. After spending 2 nights on this beautiful island we will fly to our next stop, the island of Flores, the westernmost territory of the Azores and Europe.
 
Flores  is an island of water: waterfalls, lakes, streams and wells form a kaleidescope of natural beauty and provide the most picturesque motifs for any nature photographer. The central area of the island are comprised of seven volcanic craters that have become beautiful lakes creating magnificent landscapes. We will explore and photograph this natural masterpiece for the next two days before returning to Ponta Delgado, where we will spend our last two days of this epic journey. 
 
In addition to guiding you to the best sights of the Islands, we offer photographic tuition; you will learn different techniques to best photograph lakes, mountains, waterfalls and return home with some outstanding images. Tuition will cover composition, shutter speeds, working with filters, apertures, and understanding histograms. We will include post-processing sessions to review your images. All levels of photography are welcome; whether you are a hobby enthusiast, a cell phone shooter, or a seasoned professional looking for new photographic opportunities. 
 

Claudia Daniels

Claudia Daniels - Photographer

Paulo Silva

Paulo Silva - Photographer

Relatively easy but good footwear needed. Most locations and viewpoints are close to where we will be parked. There may be some walking on uneven terrain which could be wet and muddy, and some locations are hilly. Good sturdy, water resistant boots are advised.

Best place to fly to is Ponta Delgada Airport. If coming from the UK or within Europe, check for flights at Easyjet or Wizz Air or Ryanair.

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We will pick you up at Ponta Delgada airport

The weather can be quite cold this time of year, and the mornings and evenings colder, so warm clothes. Ideally layers that you can remove or put on as we’ll be shooting before sunrise and after sunset, in the dark, when it will be colder. Bring wet weather gear and a raincover for your camera equipment.

Group Bookings

Group bookings for all tours or bespoke tours are available upon request. Please use the form here or contact us by email or phone to let us know your requirements so we can put together a custom itinerary and price for you.

Group Bookings

Group bookings for all tours or bespoke tours are available upon request. Please use the form here or contact us by email or phone to let us know your requirements so we can put together a custom itinerary and price for you.

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