PHOTO VACATIONS

Lanzarote
PHOTO VACATIONS

Dates available

  • 06 - 13 Nov 2018
  • 04 - 11 Dec 2018
  • 08 - 15 Jan 2019
  • 05 - 12 Feb 2019
  • 05 - 12 March 2019
  • 09 - 16 April 2019
  • 07 - 14 May 2019
  • 04 - 11 June 2019
  • 09 - 16 July 2019
  • 06 - 13 Aug 2019
  • 10 - 17 Sept 2019
  • 08 - 15 Oct 2019

Volcanic landscapes, stunning beaches and the picturesque villages.

Lanzarote is one of the oldest of the Canary Islands. It was formed by the result of geological events about 11 million years ago, making it the most volcanic-looking island of the Canary. The moonscape, covered in craters, fields and cliffs of solidified lava, is one of its main attractions, but not the only one. The passed millions of years have shaped its landscapes and structure, giving it truly spectacular countryside, designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993. With its subtropical and dry climate, the the temperature is a bit variable all round the year and the average is 20o C. The constant warm, spring weather invites you to enjoy the beauty and contrasts of this unique island at any season. Lanzarote is a gift of nature and without any doubt an incomparable paradise combining the magic of its history with an enviable climate throughout the year, beautiful beaches and breathtaking landscapes.

LANZAROTE PHOTO VACATIONS

Group Size

  • 2-6 Guests

Experience | Difficulty

  • Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers
  • Moderate schedule
  • Travel by air conditioned minibus
  • Considerable elevation changes and lots of walking
  • Non-photographers also welcome (10% discount of the price)

Photographers | Guides

  • Tony Pankova and Alex Petroff

Includes

  • Travel, landscape, seascape, architecture and people photography
  • Professional photographer | guide
  • Photo walks & discussions
  • Small group size (2-6 guests)
  • Accommodation ( 3 or 4 stars hotels or similar )
  • Breakfasts
  • Local transportation

Travel Information

  • Arrival Airport: Lanzarote Airport (ACE)
  • The transfer from the airport to the hotel is included
  • Departure Airport: Lanzarote Airport (ACE)
  • The transfer from the hotel to the airport is included
  • Our Photo Vacations begins at 9 AM on the second day and ends on the evening of the sixth day.
  • Price 960 € (must be paid-in-full 60 days before the start date of the trip)
  • Single room supplement: 300€
  • (Optional) Early Arrival Hotel Room: 100€ / day
  • (Optional) Late Departure Hotel Room: 100€ / day

*All prices are per person and based on double room occupancy. Single room occupancy supplement is for a private room. We offer our guests the convenience of booking early arrival and late departure hotel rooms. We base the price of these accommodations on an average amount we expect to pay for the single occupancy hotel room in any of the hotels we may consider using.

LANZAROTE 6 DAYS itinerary

1 day

This day we ́ll meet all the participants in the group. First, we ́ll make the accommodation. Then we ́ll have an informal conversation about what our guests are trying to achieve in their photography, subject matters, styles and techniques. You ́ll have all the rest of the day to explore the area and to enjoy the nice weather.

2 day

North part of Lanzarote The beautiful north of Lanzarote Island is somewhat unknown and has completely preserved countryside. We are going to take advantage of this and take some unique photos. We ́ll collect our guests with our van in the morning and first we ́ll go along the east shore, we ́ll stop in a small idyllic village of Arrieta. There are a lot of opportunities to take different kind of photography - travel, seascape, architecture, long exposure, etc. After that will visit the highest volcano on the island - La Corona. It will take about 30 min walk each way to the edge of the crater. Then we ́ll drive past the west coast until we come to the Archipelago Chinijo Natural Park. We will visit spectacular viewpoints providing breathtaking views from 500 m altitude over the islands of Archipelago Chinijo and the wild Famara beach. In the afternoon, as every afternoon during your stay on the Island, we ́ll meet again for a feedback session to discuss some of the photos you took in the morning. And then we ́ll go to photograph the Sunset over El Golfo.

3 day

South part of Lanzarote We ́ll start this photo tour in the morning to explore the southern Lanzarote, starting with the Green lagoon - without a doubt one of the many geological marvels of Lanzarote, an emerald green lake situated at the base of a spectacular crater on the west coast of the island. Next stop will be the Janubio salt flats - they are the biggest salt flats still producing in the Canary Islands. Their amazing colours and perfect symmetry give wonderful photography opportunities. Afterwards, we depart for the Playas de Papagayo. Separated by lava rocks, the seven beaches of Las Playas de Papagayo lie next to one another along the coast. They are known as Lanzarote ́s most beautiful beaches, perhaps the most beautiful of the Canary Islands due to the crystal clear turquoise waters and the soft white sand in the midst of the idyllic rocky bays. You will definitely fall in love with Papagayo. Afternoon meeting for a for a feedback session. Sunset photo tour in Arrecife - El Charco de San Gines.

4 day

The Lanzarote ́s volcanoes Full of contrasts and extremely varied topography awaits us in the Natural Park of the Volcanoes. With more than 30 volcanic peaks this exciting moonscape - The Volcanoes Nature Reserve - is a "must see" for every photographer! We have selected some viewpoints which give perfect opportunity to capture the colorful rocks and volcanoes. We ́ll take advantage of the best light in the morning and first we ́ll explore the Montaña Colorada (The Colourful Mountain) - unique red-orange volcano, where you can see one of the biggest "volcanic bombs" in the world - this monstrous (5 meters tall and 4 meters across) pyroclast being hurled through the air like a shot, from an eruptive vent. This mountain, as well as the next one in our itinerary - Volcán del Cuervo (volcano of the raven), required hiking with a low level of difficulty. The Volcan del Cuervo was the first volcano to erupt in 1730. Its form is very distinctive, due to the crater that collapsed on one side. Rocks in shades of black, brown, red, and yellow covered the crater walls, while bright green plants grew sparsely at the bottom. And we left for the last the Montaña del Rodeo ́s top. This volcano is situated in the heart of the Natural Park of the Volcanoes. Indescribable views will be revealed in front of us - surrounded from everywhere with lava fields and craters it ́s one of the most impressive spots on the Island. Afternoon meeting for a feedback session. Preparing for a Sunset photography on the Cliffs of Famara.

5 day

La Geria vineyards We ́ll start in the morning with the unique landscape of La Geria - an incredible mosaic which makes the place look almost surreal. We ́ll go to the top of the Guardilama mountain - a small part of the path to the top we have to walk, no more than 5 min, but you ́ll see it ́s worth the efforts - we ́ll have 180 degrees view to the vineyards and volcanoes from a 550 m high point. Afterwards, we ́ll spend all the tour walking between the vines, palm trees and small houses. What is Geria - a cone-shaped hollow excavated in natural layers of volcanic gravel several meters deep and in the center of which a vine is planted, a wall in the shape of a half moon is then built around the vine in order to protect it from the wind. Row after row of these perfect hollows which are tinted green, ochre and black result in a most unique landscape and it helps to justify why Lanzarote has been included in The Unesco World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Afternoon meeting for a feedback session. Sunset on the Telamon wrecked ship.

6 day

Arrecife - Teguise - Famara This photo tour we ́ll start very early in the morning when we ́ll go to photograph the Sunrise near Arrieta village - the Red House. After that, we ́ll go back to the hotel to relax and to prepare for the tour in the afternoon. Mostly travel, architecture and people photography you can take during this photo tour. We depart for the Lanzarote capital - Arrecife, where we ́ll explore the coastline, with its variety of islets and reefs which have arisen out of the lava. One of the most attractive parts of Arrecife is the Charco de San Gines, a lagoon formed by the entrance of sea water and surrounded by small fishermen houses. Our next stop will be Teguise - the old capital of Lanzarote - a town of blindingly white low rise buildings surrounded by a surreal, volcanic landscape. What makes Teguise so attractive is feeling the historic atmosphere while walking along charming cottages, elegant town-houses, convents, churches and pretty plazas, remained preserved for centuries. And the best for the end - the sunset on the Famara beach. This is a majestic 6 km beach on the North - West of Lanzarote. Sheltered by the mountain cliff which has the highest point on the island, Peñas del Chache (670 meters), Famara has some of the most striking scenery on the island. Due to the light in the afternoon, the beach is like a mirror that reflects the cliffs to the north and the setting sun colors on the west.

7 day

On this day we review our experience, exchange contact information and bid each other farewell. Transfers can be arranged to the airport.

Photography Equipment (recommendation):

  • Digital SLR or mirror-less camera system
  • Lenses offering a focal length from wide (24mm or wider) to telephoto (70 - 200mm or longer)
  • Laptop computer loaded with photo editing software.
  • Back-up device ( ex. an external hard drive ).
  • Filters: CPL, ND, Graduated, etc.
  • Spare batteries, battery charger and travel adapter.
  • A sturdy tripod.

Included in the tour price:

  • Travel, landscape, seascape, architecture and people photography
  • Professional photographer | guide
  • Photo walks & discussions
  • Small group size (2-6 guests)
  • Accommodation ( 3 or 4 stars hotels or similar )
  • Breakfasts
  • Local transportation

Not included in the tour price:

  • Drinks
  • Meals
  • Travel to and from Lanzarote.
  • Health, Travel, and Equipment insurance. This insurance is strongly recommended. It is the responsibility of participants to arrange their own insurance. Photo Safari LanzaroteTM accepts no responsibility for this type of cover.
  • Any optional excursions you may choose to book on your own.

Healt conditions

  • There is some walking involved so you need to be averagely fit and able to walk for up to an hour with your camera gear on the uneven ground. If you have concerns about your fitness, please contact us before booking.

Itinerary changes

  • We reserve the right to change events and schedules throughout the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control.

Cancellations:

  • If you cancel your participation prior to the booking deadline you will be fully refunded.
  • If you cancel your participation after the booking deadline you will not be refunded unless a participant to replace you is found before the start of the tour.
  • Photo Safari LanzaroteTM (PSLTM) reserve the right to cancel any Photo Vacations tour due to lack of numbers enrolled on the said tour (min two people), making it uneconomical to run it or because of good-faith concerns with respect to the safety, health, or welfare of the participants or a significant event or Force Majeure that makes it infeasible to execute the tours as planned such as natural disaster, war or another state of emergency.
  • If a tour is cancelled by PSLTM after the booking deadline confirmation has been sent and prior to departure, we shall provide you a full refund of the amounts paid to PSLTM, except if the cancellation is due to a significant event or Force Majeure that makes it infeasible to execute the tours as planned such as natural disaster, war or another state of emergency.
  • In case of trip cancellation, we will not be responsible for any refund for non-refundable airline or any other kind of travel tickets purchased directly from an airline, other carrier or travel agent.

NOTE:

  • Please DO NOT book flights or any other kind of transport or make arrangements before we confirm every Photo Vacations ( 60 days before the start date of the trip ).
  • PSLTM reserve the right to take photographs or videos during the Photo Vacations tours to use it for promotional purposes. Participants who prefer that their image not be used, must declare it at the beginning of their trip.
  • PSLTM reserve the right to change the accommodation based on availability and pricing. As is standard in the travel industry, all accommodations are based on double occupancy.
  • If a tour is cancelled by PSLTM after the booking deadline confirmation has been sent and prior to departure, we shall provide you a full refund of the amounts paid to PSLTM, except if the cancellation is due to a significant event or Force Majeure that makes it infeasible to execute the tours as planned such as natural disaster, war or another state of emergency.
  • In case of trip cancellation, we will not be responsible for any refund for non-refundable airline or any other kind of travel tickets purchased directly from an airline, other carrier or travel agent.

PAYMENT METHODS

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