During beginning of March, when most of Europe is under cold, wet and grey days we do plan to explore the best spots of Tenerife and La Gomera, with their lovely spring conditions. This trip is designed for those who like to see and photograph beautiful exotic nature having the comfort to be in EU territory with all following benefits.
Our main aim will be to capture dramatic landscape and coastal images. Interesting vegetation, several species of birds and several sites with impressive architecture also will be on our way.
The Canary Island are famous with its dark sky, so astro-landscapes will also be an option. The group is limited up to 5 guest.
Day1. The trip start from Tenerife. You can arrive untill mid day when we start from Airport Tenerife SUR. It is a option to arrive previous days and we will pick you up form your hotel. We will stay in small hotel for 4 nights. Start with mountain photography in the afternoon .
Day 2,3 and 4 full days photography of Tenerife. We will start before sunrise and be back in the hotel after sunset. Been on the right spots in the morning and late afternoon will be important strategy for our success. Some days we can have mid day siesta.
We will spent time in the mountains up to 2500meters above sea level hunting for rolling clouds coming from the sea, interesting rock formations, mountain peaks surrounded by impressive pine forest growing directly on the lava.
Several dramatic looking coastal areas must be visited as well. Spending time in the cloudy forest of Anaga will bring even more excitements and good images. The local vegetation with volcanic background is just amazing and we will go for it.
The local succulents and other endemic plants are a good reason to bring your macro lenses. Interesting architecture and monuments will be not main priority but some of them are very interesting and have photo potential. The Canary are famed with it's dark skies and we will try night photography also.
Day 5. After morning photography and breakfast we have 50 min transfer by ferry to La Gomera. Centrally located our family hotel is on the right place to explore every corner of the island. We do plan to stay here the next 3 nights.
Two full days for photography on the island. Like Tenerife, Gomera offers great variety of habitats. From semi desert looking sports we need to drive just 20-30 min to reach evergreen cloudy forests – the famous Laurel forest of Garajonay National Park. Most often the top of the mountains are covered with moving clouds and this is what we are looking for.
Typically the coastal areas are sunny, but in the middle of the ocean dramatic sunrise and sunsets are not rare. Like on Tenerife you can expect pleasant spring weather most of the time.
Day.8 Day for departure. The plan is to get on ferry back to Tenerife. Depending of your flight or longer stay in the island we can do photography untill early afternoon.
Level of fitness. Some days walking on steep terrain near the cost and several kilometers in the forest will be necessary. You do not need great powers of endurance, but you definitely need moderate physical condition for reaching all places. If you are afraid from steep paces, then you will need to give up from two or three spots. All the rest will be fine.
Equipment recommended. The most important is to have several zoom lenses covering the range from wide angle up to 300 or 400mm. Macro lens can be also helpful. 500 and 600mm leases can be good for birds and landscape compositions but they will be not so often in use, so you can bring them only if you are ok to carry this extra equipment. Filters – especially polarizing, 10 and 3 stops neutral grey will be very often in use.
You must bring a tripod. It is recommended to discuss with me about all your equipments and be sure that you will travel with the right stuff .
Group size: 2 – 5 photographers
Cost: Single supplement: 1850 EUR
Single supplement 210euro
Deposit: 200 EUR
The price include: all ground transportation and ferries, accommodation, food, refreshments, guiding
The price exclude: flight to Tenerife, alcohol drinks , insurance
Canary Islands - Tenerife and Gomera
Thursday 07th of March – Thursday 14th of March 2024