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Portugal is idyllic coastlines, hidden coves and honeycomb caves, beautiful sweet-scented pine forests draped over huge massifs and dramatic hillsides, cities that ooze character and where life flows slowly and easily – it’s ready-made for a photography holiday.
Whether you don’t know you shutter speeds from your apertures, or you’re looking for an off-grid adventure to refresh your expertise, there’s a photography holiday in Portugal to suit you, and with local guides absolutely passionate about the work and their area, you’re sure to come away with treasured memories that are captured forever.
Although it may be known for its beautiful beaches, sunny weather and tourist hot spots, getting off the beaten track in the Algarve and discovering atmospheric market towns, beautiful salt pans and magical caves and coves can be a hugely rewarding experience.
Photography in Portugal is an activity ready-made for a country that truly rewards you for getting far off the beaten track, and into its stunning wilderness.
There are opportunities everywhere you look, from the dreamy Porto sat on the picturesque River Douro, the stunning Algarve coast and it’s hidden coves and caves set against the azure blue sea, to the quiet, atmospheric streets and terracotta rooftops of Lisbon.
A photography expedition in Portugal can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a chance to either hone your skills or capture that ultimate image you’ve been dreaming about. With local guides who know their way around a camera as well as they do around the landscape, you’re in for a trip that will guarantee great results and a fabulous experience.
As has already been mentioned, Portugal is a country with a huge variety of landscapes. Head to the southern coast and the sun-soaked Algarve, getting off the tourist trail as you embark by boat into clear blue seas, visit unique salt pans, small, authentic fishing villages and markets, charming market towns and many other offbeat destinations and hidden gems.
Experienced photographers, people who are picking up a proper camera for the first time, all our experienced are geared towards your level and are, in fact, tailored exactly to what you want to get out of your trip.
Suitable for those who want to experience unique landscapes and beautiful wildlife, visit authentic, non-touristy towns and villages, and really capture the essence of the region of the Algarve and Portugal as a whole, with us we can guarantee you’ll find exactly the experience you were dreaming of.
We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.
Our local partners in Portugal know how to show people the very best of their home. Choosing a Not In The Guide Books holiday in Portugal means you don’t have to choose between a city break or an activity-filled holiday, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.