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All included photo trip to the magic Andalusia

This photo trip to the unknown Andalusia takes you to different and varied landscapes, towns and villages. The huge colour contrasts are spectacular. During your journey you will stay, if you were a local, in a luxurious cave house in Guadix, which is a special experience in itself. The trip is planned on a date that has normally possibilities for enjoying the autumn colours.

This landscape has a great attraction due to its special and varied appearances including surprising desert landscapes, pristine volcanic coasts and beaches, snow-capped mountains, vast forests with beautiful autumn colours, spectacular rock landscapes, rivers and lakes and a remarkable flora and fauna. These and the extensive geological and archaeological heritage are the ingredients of this photo trip.

Mix of culture, photography and nature

This journey takes us through the most varied and contrasted landscapes on routes that begin where the roads of the travel brochures end, an intense experience with a mix of culture, photography and nature. The trip aims to take the participants to the most interesting places of these landscapes, at the most spectacular and photogenic moments.

At the start of the week we organize a workshop on landscape photography, adapted to the needs of the participants. We also plan an evening during the week to view and discuss the pictures taken by the participants. Besides that it is nice to also see the pictures of the fellow photographers, it is also very educational and inspiring.

The day program is an indication. Of course we try to visit all the mentioned locations but will always have to anticipate the weather conditions and if necessary switch locations. If there is time left we can also propose additional locations. Some flexibility of the participants is required.



Peter Manschot is an experienced professional photographer and guide, has been living for more than 20 years in Andalusia and published 6 photo books about this region. A selection of his work can be found at www.petermanschot.com


Day 1 Arrival

Arrival at Málaga airport. Transfer to the comfortable cave houses of Cuevas la Granja in Benalua de Guadix.

Day 2 High mountains Sierra Nevada
This trip takes you to the Sierra Nevada today, with its deep valleys, impressive vantage points, extensive photogenic forests, and Spain’s highest snow-capped peaks. At this time of year, the autumn colours of the forests give us the opportunity to take beautiful colourful and contrasting photos here.

Day 3 Desert lake
Today we head to a lake in the middle of the bad lands with impressive views and a beautiful coloured setting. On our way we will visit also some ravines with splendid desert details. 

Day 4 Volcanic coasts

We visit the pristine volcanic beach of the Cabo de Gata nature park, with beautiful beaches and rocky coasts, picturesque fishing villages, salt pans and many bird species. Cabo de Gata is Europe´s driest place with many endemic species of plants.

Day 5 The «Tuscany» of Andalusia

Visit to the «Tuscany» of Andalusia; locations of undulated colourful cultural landscapes that are not inferior to the famous northern Italian landscapes in terms of photographic interest.

Day 6 The limestone rock labyrinth

The photogenic El Torcal de Antequera is on the agenda for today. This large limestone maze with phantasmagoric rock forms is impressive and surprising due to its extraordinary and spectacular rock formations

Day 7 Desert landscapes and Bad Lands
On this last full day of this trip we head to the vast and hidden desert with its surprising contrasting landscapes of deserts and Bad lands.

Day 8 Return

After an inspiring week full of photographic experiences, we drive back to Málaga airport after breakfast. We start the journey homewards full of impressions, loaded with photos, new photo knowledge and skills.

General information

The trip is organized together with the Dutch agency Fotoreisspecialist (www.fotoreisspecialist.nl), specialized in photographic travel with extensive experience in photographing and organizing trips to this destination. During the trip we will hold some theoretical photography workshops and analyse the images of the participants made during the trip.  

The journey includes transport during the trip, an accompanying professional photographer and a guide, accommodation in full board (breakfast, picnic and dinner with three courses), in a room with private bathroom.

This journey is suitable for any photographic level.

Although it is not indispensable, we recommend having basic knowledge of photography and a DSLR camera to get more out of the workshops.

To get to the photographic locations some itineraries go along unpaved roads or mountain tracks. Therefore we recommend that the participants are used to (short) walking in the natural environment.

 Minimum recommended material:

  • SLR camera with lenses
  • Tripod
  • Wired or Wireless Trigger

Recommended material:

  • Polarizing filter
  • Grey gradient filter
  • Neutral grey density filter 

Consult with the office if you do not own the material

Final note:

The taking of the photographs depends in large part on the weather and the field conditions. Al Andalus Photo Tour reserves the right to modify schedules and tours in case circumstances require it (e.g. Rains, poor access roads) for the good of the participants and the photos to be taken.

The trip includes:

Accommodation in a double room with bathroom. Supplement single room 240 euros.

Meals (breakfast, picnic and dinner), drinks not included. The first day includes dinner, the last day includes breakfast and lunch.

Transportation throughout the trip

Driver’s guide.

Professional accompanying photographer

Peter Manschot is the photo guide and tourleader of the trip. He lives since 20 years in Spain and has published 6 photo books of Andalusia.

Landscape photography workshops.

Viewings of the participants’ photos.  

Not included:



Travel or cancellation insurance

Reservations: A deposit in the following current account:

Triodos Bank:

ES40 1491 0001 2220 7952 7822


Indicating name, surname, telephone, ID and address (tax) as well as the accommodation regime. 

Price. To be confirmed, depending the security conditions and safety measures with respect to the Corona virus.



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