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Description:

La Palma is one of the best locations in the world for photography lovers. Thanks to the diversity of its landscapes, on the same day you can visit volcanoes, beaches, forests... Although if the island really stands out for something, it is because of the incredible sky that we can admire from here. The sky of La Palma needs no introduction: it is one of the best in the world. It is a breathtaking experience.
In our night photo tours you will be accompanied by Abián San Gil, a professional photographer born and bred on La Palma and specialised in night and landscape photography.
You will visit some of the most amazing landscapes and, taking advantage of his experience and knowledge of the island, together with him and his cameras, you will take the most beautiful pictures.
The tour is suitable to anyone who likes photography, whether they are beginner or advanced users. No previous knowledge is required. A small initiation workshop will be given to people who require it.

Dates

Group photo tours: You can check the dates and availability in our calendar to book a photo tour in a small group.
Private photo tours: Private photo tours are available on demand. They are designed for individuals, couples, a small group of friends or a family, for example. Please contact us for more information and for a personalised experience.

Schedule

The tour lasts approximately 3 hours. The start time depends on the area chosen for the activity and the time of the year. For the group tours, please check our calendar.

Location and itinerary

GROUP TOURS: they may take place in different areas on the coast of Fuencaliente and around the Roque de Los Muchachos area (two different tours). This activity is NOT carried out within the space of the Roque de Los Muchachos Astrophysical Observatory, since the access is prohibited overnight due to telescopes operations.
Depending on the weather conditions and the time of the year, the activity will take place in a different location.
Several spots will be visited on foot. Short car transfers may be required (for example, for the tour in Fuencaliente, to go from the coastline to the volcanoes).
MEETING POINT ROQUE DE LOS MUCHACHOS TOUR: please, click here.
MEETING POINT FUENCALIENTE TOUR: please, click here.
PRIVATE TOURS: they are subject to customer preferences. They can be done on the same locations as group tours, although the experience can be totally personalised, if you wish.

Conditions

The deadline to reserve is 72 hours prior to the beginning of the tour. For reservation inquiry after the deadline, please contact us and we will check our availability. The minimum group to carry out the tour is 4 people. The maximum group is 10 people.

Your equipment is required: a camera, lenses and a tripod. We do not have photographic equipment for rent.

Remember to keep your mobile phone on, in case of last minute notice. Maximum punctuality is strictly required (we suggest arriving at the meeting point at least 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of the tour). If you are late, we do not guarantee we can wait at the meeting point, and you may miss your tour.

Transfer

We do not provide any transfer service. Own car or taxi is required. Consult the public taxis and private buses/minibuses telephone numbers on our FAQ's section.

Prices

Group tour in Fuencaliente: € 25 per person.

Group tour in the Roque de Los Muchachos area: € 30 per person.

Private tour: € 200 (up to 2 people) + € 20 for each extra person.

Quality

Ad Astra has a team of Astronomers, Starlight guides and official tourist guides. We offer the best quality in customer service and tours for small groups. By booking the photo tours with us, you will ensure you an unforgettable experience, accompanied by a professional photographer. First-rate opinions from our customers on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence 2019.

Warnings

Night-time outdoor tour. Keep in mind that some of the spots are located in mountain areas where the temperature at night is much lower than at sea level. Required: headlight, warm clothes (even in summer) and proper footwear. We also suggest to bring water and some food. More information on our FAQ's page.

Languages

The tour is carried out in English and Spanish.

More information
For more information or problems with your booking, please visit our FAQ's section.

Reservation:

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Below, the calendars corresponding to each of the tours. Available dates are highlighted in green. The number of free places are displayed by clicking on "Quantity".

Night Photography in Roque de Los Muchachos

Night Photography in Fuencaliente



Cancellation policy:

The Company reserves the right to modify the conditions or cancel the tour due to causes outside the sphere of its foreseeable control or events of force majeure.
CANCELLATION OR CHANGES BY LA PALMA PHOTO TOURS:
The tour could be cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions (rain, clouds, strong wind, haze), or if the minimum group of 4 people is not reached at the deadline. In this case, you will be noticed at least 6 hours before (please, remember to check your email and mobile phone on the same afternoon of the tour). A reschedule (subject to availability) or a refund will be offered to you.
CANCELLATION OR CHANGES BY THE CUSTOMER:
The customer can request changes or a reschedule (subject to availability) at no additional charge until 72 hours before the beginning of the tour. Afterwards, changes requested by the customer will not be accepted.
Also, the customer can cancel his reservation at a charge of 10% until 72 hours before the beginning of the tour. Afterwards, cancellations requested by the customer will not be refunded.
To cancel or modify his reservation (within the deadline) the customer must send us a written request via email only, indicating the date of the tour, the booking number, his name and telephone number provided in the reservation, specifying his request: cancellation, reschedule (subject to availability) or change the number of participants.
In case of changes in the reservation (both by the customer and the Company), the above-mentioned cancellation policy will be applied: the customer can modify his booking until 72 hours before the new date set for the tour. Afterwards, changes requested by the customer will not be accepted.
Also, the customer can cancel his reservation at a charge of 10% until 72 hours before the new date set for the tour. Afterwards, cancellations requested by the customer will not be refunded.
By reserving the tour and paying the corresponding amount, you confirm that you have read and accepted our Cancellation policy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Refunds will be made EXCLUSIVELY via the same payment method. Online purchases (credit card or PayPal): refunds will be made within 7 working days. Purchases in our office (cash payment): refunds will be made in cash during our office hours.