SÃO MIGUEL PHOTO TOUR

2 Day São Miguel Photo Tour in São Miguel Island and discover the beauty and unique landscape of the Azores.


From sunrise to sunset, this one-on-one 2 Day São Miguel Photo Tour is the ideal way to discover the beauty and unique landscape of São Miguel Island.

From seascapes to the underground world of the Azores, we will have plenty of time to focus on the best spots with the benefit of learning along the way, all the photo tricks and techniques required to capture the right moment. To truly complete the full experience, you will have the opportunity to taste and enjoy the Azorean flavours.

This tour is not just for photographers, but also for all people who want to embark on a great adventure. Suitable for all levels of photographic knowledge, whether you are a beginner, a hobbyist, or a skilled photographer, this tour will encourage you to question and experiment with different techniques, taking into account that the Azores always have something new and unpredictable to offer.

We promise you that you will come home with the best possible images of the Azores, and therefore be able to share all the fantastic experiences and memories with your family and friends personally and via social media.

Although we have a specific itinerary planned, we also allow some flexibility to take advantage of photographic opportunities we encounter along the day.


Boca do Inferno viewpoint
Boca do Inferno

SÃO MIGUEL PHOTO TOUR


This photo tour is private for the individual or group that booked the tour, it’s a one-on-one experience.


PHOTO STYLE

Nature / Landscape

TOUR

2 Days

PRICE

390.00€ (per person)

GROUP SIZE

2-4

  • Top spots of the Island
  • Epic views
  • Explore a mystical forest
  • Hot springs
  • Hike through endemic vegetation
  • HDR and long exposure techniques
  • Taste unique local cuisine
  • Private photo guide (fluent in Portuguese and English)
  • Photographic field instructions
  • Tips and tricks along the day
  • Image reviews
  • Tradition cozido lunch (day 2)
  • Park fees
  • Transportation in a comfortable vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lots of fun!
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal Insurance (required) / We recommend IATI or World Nomads
  • Camera (Smartphone / DSLR / Mirrorless)
  • Wide angle lens / midrange zoom / telephoto (optional)
  • Tripod (recommended)
  • Comfortable clothes, waterproof jacket and hiking shoes


DAY 1 / SÃO MIGUEL

For sunrise we visit one of my favorite locations of São Miguel, Lagoa do Fogo volcanic lake, and one of the highest points of the island. It usually tends to be cloudy or foggy during the day and ultimately ruin any potential view to be had.

We go back for breakfast before heading out to the oldest and currently the only tea plantation in Europe, Gorreana Tea factory. Get to know the factory and explore its surroundings. The landscape here is unique, the shape and texture of the green tea leaf’s creates endless photography possibilities. 

After lunch we travel west and explore the volcanic crater of Sete Cidades, two multi-colored lakes of Lagoa Verde and Azul. It’s an incredible sight and the best way to have a sense of the surrounding area. If you have a drone, Lagoa do Canario by air reveals a really interesting shape.

Further along the dirt road, we arrive at one of the highlights of the Azores, Boca do Inferno viewpoint. The crater lakes of Sete Cidades can be viewed from several different viewpoints, but it’s hard to beat this spot.

For sunset, we drive through Sete Cidades down to Mosteiros beach to capture the last light of the day in a beautiful seascape photography location.

Gorreana tea plantation
Boca do Inferno
Mosteiros beach

DAY 2 / SÃO MIGUEL

The morning starts at Vila Franca Islet. You really need a drone for this location, one of the most beautiful and unique places in the Azores. Next in our agenda we head out to Lagoa das Furnas, a spectacular crater lake where you will have the chance do photograph mud pools and other steaming geothermal features.

We will try the famous local dish known as Cozido at Vale das Furnas restaurant, which is unique to this town and is cooked by volcanic steam, as well as the sweet muffins called bolo lêvedo.

Terra Nostra Park is our next spot and considered one of the most beautiful gardens, with the added bonus of having thermal pools. Be sure to bring your swimwear, with temperatures between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius, provides a sensation of rest and relaxation for the rest of the day.

In the afternoon we make our way northeast to the beautiful and rugged landscape of Nordeste, exploring amazing places along the way like Ribeira dos Caldeirões.

Vila Franca Islet
Caldeiras das Furnas
Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall
Ribeira dos Caldeirões

PHOTO GUIDE

Contact Bruno Azera

Bruno Ázera is a nature and landscape photographer from Terceira Island with years of experience in the field.

Being a local, he leads photo tours and adventures in Azores.

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If you like what you see here, please book this tour in the form below.

An email will be sent to you with all the information to complete the registration.


São Miguel Photo Tour
tour price: 390€
maximum number of participants is 4

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