This is my original drone photo trip! After 3 very successful editions, it is now time for the fourth edition in May 2024.

With a small group of enthusiastic drone photographers we will create the adventure of a lifetime. This is the kind of trip you will be telling your grandchildren about! 😍

Over the course of 7 days I will show you the best drone spots, help you to improve your drone photography through live workshops in the field and composition/editing workshops in our private villa. We’ll share best practices and tips in a small group of like-minded participants. And in general we’ll just have a lot of fun in the most incredible location in Europe.

Only 6 spots available per week! 🥳

Azores drone trip 2024
Azores drone trip 2024

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Azores drone trip 2024 in a nutshell:

  • 6 people + myself
  • 7 days of adventure on São Miguel island
  • 04-10th of May OR 11-17th of May (7D/6N)
  • 1 private luxury villa with pool & panoramic ocean view
  • With a private chef to prepare us some delicious Azorean food
  • Sunrise & sunset drone shoots at the most epic locations
  • Several outdoor adventures (mountain biking & little-known hiking trails*)
  • 1 whale watching tour** 🐋
  • Drone photo workshops in the field
  • Composition & Lightroom editing workshops at the villa
  • Learn to shoot with (local) models
  • Natural volcanic hot pool relaxation in an epic setting

* moderate fitness is required 🥾

** in 2021 we saw a pod of 9 sperm whales just chilling at the surface. In 2022 we saw a blue whale passing by and a big male sperm whale, who was curiously chilling next to our boat for about 45mins. These moments are definitely a highlight for the participants! 😍

Sei whales - mother & calf
Sei whales – mother & calf

Our luxury villa on São Miguel:

As usual on my drone trips, we’ll be staying in a beautiful luxury villa with pool and ocean view. This private villa will be our home for the 7 days, so you can relax in all comfort in between the shoots, we can easily get together for the composition & Lightroom workshops and of course enjoy our chef’s delicious home-cooked meals every evening.

You’ll have the choice between a single room or a shared room (2 pax). Each room comes with a private balcony with amazing ocean view.

Typical day:

In order to catch our locations in golden hour light, we’ll get up early every day. Usually during the day I have activities planned or one of the composition/Lightroom workshops. Here’s a typical day on the Azores drone trip:

  • Rise and shine + prepare your breakfast
  • 5:30: departure sunrise location
  • Breakfast on the spot
  • 10:00 back at the villa / activity
  • Back-up & charge batteries / relax
  • 13:00: lunch at the villa (self-service)
  • Pool time or composition/Lightroom workshop
  • 15:00 departure sunset spot
  • 20:00: driving back in the dark
  • Back-up & charge batteries / refresh / shower
  • 21:00 dinner at the villa (private chef)
  • Sleep

These timings are indications. We will be flexible to circumstances / opportunities. All locations / activities are optional, if you wish to skip one and sleep in, it’s your holiday ☺️

Rock pool - Azores drone trip
Rock pool – Azores drone trip

Azores drone trip pricing:

All prices are all-inclusive, meaning your transportation from Ponta Delgada airport (PDL), your accommodation (7D/6N), transportation during the week, 1 whale watching tour, outdoor activities, entrance fee volcanic hot pools, all food & drinks & snacks are included.

On top of that you’ll get daily drone coaching in the field and composition/Lightroom workshops in the villa from me personally.

Shared room

Price: €2.500

  • Shared room (2pax)
  • Standard size single beds
  • Shared bathroom
  • Balcony w/ ocean view
Single room

Price: €2.900

  • Single standard room
  • Standard size double bed
  • Shared bathroom
  • Balcony w/ ocean view

Not included: your own flight to São Miguel airport (PDL).

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Highlights of the Azores drone trip:

The island of São Miguel has many cool drone spots. To give you an idea, here are some of my highlight locations that we’ll definitely try to include in our 7 days together 👍 (click to enlarge)

Frequently asked questions:

  • I'm a beginner, can I join this trip?

    Yes, definitely. I get participants from all levels and I coach everyone on their own level. You need to be able to fly basic manoeuvres, the rest we'll learn on the trip. Regardless of your starting point, all participants go home with a boosted self confidence while flying the drone and can now fly under any circumstances.

  • Do I need my own drone?

    Yes, you are supposed to bring your own drone and fly your own drone. If you have a spare drone, it's always good to bring it. I will also bring a back-up drone in case something happens.

    That being said, I guide the participants during all flights and it's very rare that a drone crashes or is lost.

  • What drones are supported?

    I know pretty much all cinematic DJI drones by heart. Most often I see DJI Mavic 2/3 series, DJI Mini 3/4 series, DJI Air 2/3 series. More and more FPV drones as well, such as the DJI Avata 1/2 or the original DJI FPV.

    Occasionally, participants also bring an Autel drone, which is completely fine. However I'm less familiar with their app and settings. In the end, it all comes down to the same thing though. So don't worry.

Here are some drone photos from the previous Azores drone trips:

If you want to see more photos, check out my Azores drone photos album.