Dolomites
Italian Alps

DOLOMITAS

US$ 3,250

Tour Length: 9 days
Date: 15 - 23 October, 2022
Small group
Come and enjoy this great experience in the heart of the Italian Dolomites!

Northeastern Italy boasts one of the most distinctive and photogenic mountain landscapes on Earth: The Dolomites.

Vertical walls of pale grey rock rise almost 3,000 metres above forested hills, deep valleys, wide meadows, crystal-clear alpine lakes and charming mountain villages.

Due to its unique geology and breathtaking beauty, the region was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009, describing it as an archetypal dolomitic landscape.as an archetypal dolomitic landscape.

The October air is clearer and the sun is lower in the sky. The shadows deepen on the pale rock faces and pinnacles of the Dolomites, providing spectacular images.

The light-coloured rock is transformed by the changing light conditions from dawn to dusk. Under the peaks, 

larch forests take on a beautiful golden hue, a brilliant glow that contrasts perfectly with the dark green of the conifers.

The Dolomites are often called "the pale mountains" because of the mixture of minerals in the rock that gives them their characteristic light grey colour. At dawn, the morning light sweeps the pale sculptural forms with photogenic warm tones of vivid oranges and yellows; at sunset the rock is suffused with the wonderful pink hue of alpine glow.

The Lake Carezza at sunrise creates an iconic image. Here, the reflections of the craggy mountains swept by the sunlight rise sharply above the tall green pines framing the calm, gem-like waters.

With more than 22 square kilometres, the Alpe di Siusi is the largest alpine plateau in Europe, where panoramic landscapes appear at every bend in the road.

We will look for the ethereal mist in the early morning hours as it seeps into the deep valleys surrounded by the imposing mountain scenery. 

On Val di Funesthe small and charming churches of churches of Santa Maddalena and St. Johannsit gracefully in wide meadows, while the backdrop of majestic mountains creates epic images.

The grand scenes captured from the high mountain passes, the reflections in the serene alpine ponds and the massive rock formations of the Cinque Torri will fill our photo shoots.

One of the best photographic moments of the trip, we will have it in the famous Tre Cime di Lavaredowhere we will spend two days exploring this marvellous location.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Start of the trip (15-10-2022): Lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel (16h).

End of journey (23-10-2022): Marco Polo International Airport (VCE), Venice.

DAY 1 (15-10-22). VENICE 

On the first day of the trip, the whole group will meet in the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn hotel at 16h, and then we will go for our first photo shoot in the streets of the beautiful city of Venice.

After the sunset photo session, we will return to our hotel for dinner and rest.

 

Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn, Venice

 

DAY 2 (16-10-22). VENICE - LAKE CAREZZA 

After breakfast, we will head towards the Dolomites (approx. 3h).

Upon arrival in the village of Pozza di Fassa, we will check in at our hotel and then we will go to the lake of Carezza, for the sunset photo session.

Lake Carezza is known as the "Rainbow Lake" because of its clear emerald hues, its surface often reflecting the dark coniferous forest that surrounds it and the towering mountains that crown it. 

The water level is usually low in autumn and we can see the submerged statue of Ondina, the nymph who protects the lake.

 

Bed and breakfast: Pozza di Fassa, X Alp Hotel.

 

DAY 3 (17-10-22). LAKE CAREZZA - VAL DI FUNES

Photo session at sunrise on the Carezza lake.

Afterwards we will return to our hotel for breakfast, pack our bags and head to our next destination, Val di Funes.

This is a picturesque alpine valley with beautiful Tyrolean villages and the famous churches of St. Maddalena and St. Johann

At sunset we will photograph the church of Santa Maddalena.

 

Bed and breakfast: Hotel Clara.

 

DAY 4 (18-10-22). VAL DI FUNES

Today, we will have our sunrise photo session at St. Johan'sChurch.

After the session and a magnificent breakfast, we'll travel to the spectacular lake Di Braieswhere we will spend the rest of the day.

Bed and breakfast: Hotel Clara .

 

DAY 5 (19-10-22). VAL DI FUNES - ALPE DI SIUSI

After breakfast, we will pack our luggage and transfer to the area of Alpe di Siusi.

In October the golden larches are illuminated by the warm autumn sun, creating some very photogenic scenes.

Sunset session on the Alpe di Siusi.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner: Hotel Panorama, Alpe di Siusi.

 

DAY 6 (20-10-22). ALPE DI SIUSI - CORTINA D AMPEZZO

We will have a sunrise photo session on the Alpe di Siusi, enjoying the scenery of South Tyrol.

After breakfast, we'll pack our bags and head to the eastern part of the Dolomites, to the famous area of Tre Cime.

 

We will photograph the Giau Pass at sunset.

Bed and breakfast: Hotel Passo Tre Croci Cortina.

 

DAY 7 (21-10-22). TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO

This morning we headed to Lake Antornoone of the emblematic places of the Dolomites.

We will have breakfast on the way back to the park at Tre Cime.

We will spend the second half of the day hiking under the high walls of Tre Cime di Lavaredo. It takes about 1.5 hours of easy walking to reach the famous location in front of the Three Sisters (Tre Cime), to photograph the sunset.

We will return to our cars in the late afternoon, to go back to our hotel in Cortina D'Ampezzo.

Bed and breakfast: Hotel Passo Tre Croci Cortina.

 

DAY 8 (22-10-22). CORTINA D' AMPEZZO - VENICE

Sunrise session on Lake Misurina.

After the sunrise session, we return to our hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, we will pack our bags and head for Venice (approx. 3 hours).

After checking in at the hotel, we will go for a walk and take pictures of this beautiful city.

Bed and breakfast: Hilton Garden Inn, Venice

 

DAY 9 (23-10-22). VENICE - END OF THE TRIP

After breakfast, we will drive to Marco Polo International Airport for the return flight.

End of the Photo Tour:

INCLUDED

  • All transfers in comfortable private vehicles throughout the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in comfortable hotels (shared double room). Supplement for single room: +$850
  • All the breakfasts.
  • Pick up and transfer to the airport on the first and last day.
  • Photographic advice from our professional photographers.

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight to and from the starting point of the tour.
  • Personal needs, including medication.
  • Lunches and dinners.
  • Everything else not listed as included.
Payment Policy

Reserve Deposit:

The reservation will become effective when a deposit of 25% of the total amount of the trip is made.

Places will not be reserved without a deposit.

Final Payment:

Payment of the final amount is due 45 days before the start of the trip.

General Cancellation Policy:

In the event that you are unable to participate in the Photography Trip and cancel your participation, refunds will be handled as follows:

More than 6 weeks before the start of the trip: 100% will be reimbursed minus a $450 handling fee.

Less than 6 weeks before the start of the workshop: no refunds will be given.

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy:

In case you test positive for COVID-19 and cannot make the trip, we will refund 100% of the money paid to date including the booking deposit. The test confirming the result must be presented.

In case of force majeure:

In the event of achange in tourist entry regulations due to COVID-19 policies in Iceland, weather, mechanical problems , accident or illness and the workshop cannot be held in its entirety, Namaste Photo Tours will negotiate directly with participants to arrange a new date or a refund in the event that the participant is unable to attend the new date.

General

1. Accidents:

1.A. Namaste Photo Tours is not responsible for accidents of participants of the trip, nor will it cover medical expenses if necessary. During the trip, each participant is responsible for his or her own safety and physical integrity.

1.B. Namaste Photo Tours is not responsible for accidents or loss of photographic equipment during the trip. Each participant is responsible for his or her own photographic equipment.

2. Punctuality:

2.A. The Photographic Journey starts on a specific date and in a timely manner. All participants must be at the location on the day of the start of the trip. In case of delays due to inconveniences, the participant must contact a Namaste Photo Tours representative as soon as possible.

3. Respect:

3.A. Respect and patience are the basis of a successful Photographic Journey. Participants may be at different levels of knowledge of the subject matter, so patience is required when explaining topics that are already in their domain. Each participant's area of photographing should be respected. No disrespect from a participant to another member of the trip or staff will be allowed.

4. Climate:

4.A. The tour and its itinerary are weather dependent and may change from one moment to the next. We will always keep an eye on the best weather conditions to determine where to go and to optimise your photography.

INFORMATION
Italian Alps

DOLOMITAS

US$ 3,250

Tour Length: 9 days
Date: 15 - 23 October, 2022
Small group
Come and enjoy this great experience in the heart of the Italian Dolomites!

Northeastern Italy boasts one of the most distinctive and photogenic mountain landscapes on Earth: The Dolomites.

Vertical walls of pale grey rock rise almost 3,000 metres above forested hills, deep valleys, wide meadows, crystal-clear alpine lakes and charming mountain villages.

Due to its unique geology and breathtaking beauty, the region was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009, describing it as an archetypal dolomitic landscape.as an archetypal dolomitic landscape.

The October air is clearer and the sun is lower in the sky. The shadows deepen on the pale rock faces and pinnacles of the Dolomites, providing spectacular images.

The light-coloured rock is transformed by the changing light conditions from dawn to dusk. Under the peaks, 

larch forests take on a beautiful golden hue, a brilliant glow that contrasts perfectly with the dark green of the conifers.

The Dolomites are often called "the pale mountains" because of the mixture of minerals in the rock that gives them their characteristic light grey colour. At dawn, the morning light sweeps the pale sculptural forms with photogenic warm tones of vivid oranges and yellows; at sunset the rock is suffused with the wonderful pink hue of alpine glow.

The Lake Carezza at sunrise creates an iconic image. Here, the reflections of the craggy mountains swept by the sunlight rise sharply above the tall green pines framing the calm, gem-like waters.

With more than 22 square kilometres, the Alpe di Siusi is the largest alpine plateau in Europe, where panoramic landscapes appear at every bend in the road.

We will look for the ethereal mist in the early morning hours as it seeps into the deep valleys surrounded by the imposing mountain scenery. 

On Val di Funesthe small and charming churches of churches of Santa Maddalena and St. Johannsit gracefully in wide meadows, while the backdrop of majestic mountains creates epic images.

The grand scenes captured from the high mountain passes, the reflections in the serene alpine ponds and the massive rock formations of the Cinque Torri will fill our photo shoots.

One of the best photographic moments of the trip, we will have it in the famous Tre Cime di Lavaredowhere we will spend two days exploring this marvellous location.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Start of the trip (15-10-2022): Lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel (16h).

End of journey (23-10-2022): Marco Polo International Airport (VCE), Venice.

ITINERARY
DAY 1 (15-10-22). VENICE 

On the first day of the trip, the whole group will meet in the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn hotel at 16h, and then we will go for our first photo shoot in the streets of the beautiful city of Venice.

After the sunset photo session, we will return to our hotel for dinner and rest.

 

Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn, Venice

 

DAY 2 (16-10-22). VENICE - LAKE CAREZZA 

After breakfast, we will head towards the Dolomites (approx. 3h).

Upon arrival in the village of Pozza di Fassa, we will check in at our hotel and then we will go to the lake of Carezza, for the sunset photo session.

Lake Carezza is known as the "Rainbow Lake" because of its clear emerald hues, its surface often reflecting the dark coniferous forest that surrounds it and the towering mountains that crown it. 

The water level is usually low in autumn and we can see the submerged statue of Ondina, the nymph who protects the lake.

 

Bed and breakfast: Pozza di Fassa, X Alp Hotel.

 

DAY 3 (17-10-22). LAKE CAREZZA - VAL DI FUNES

Photo session at sunrise on the Carezza lake.

Afterwards we will return to our hotel for breakfast, pack our bags and head to our next destination, Val di Funes.

This is a picturesque alpine valley with beautiful Tyrolean villages and the famous churches of St. Maddalena and St. Johann

At sunset we will photograph the church of Santa Maddalena.

 

Bed and breakfast: Hotel Clara.

 

DAY 4 (18-10-22). VAL DI FUNES

Today, we will have our sunrise photo session at St. Johan'sChurch.

After the session and a magnificent breakfast, we'll travel to the spectacular lake Di Braieswhere we will spend the rest of the day.

Bed and breakfast: Hotel Clara .

 

DAY 5 (19-10-22). VAL DI FUNES - ALPE DI SIUSI

After breakfast, we will pack our luggage and transfer to the area of Alpe di Siusi.

In October the golden larches are illuminated by the warm autumn sun, creating some very photogenic scenes.

Sunset session on the Alpe di Siusi.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner: Hotel Panorama, Alpe di Siusi.

 

DAY 6 (20-10-22). ALPE DI SIUSI - CORTINA D AMPEZZO

We will have a sunrise photo session on the Alpe di Siusi, enjoying the scenery of South Tyrol.

After breakfast, we'll pack our bags and head to the eastern part of the Dolomites, to the famous area of Tre Cime.

 

We will photograph the Giau Pass at sunset.

Bed and breakfast: Hotel Passo Tre Croci Cortina.

 

DAY 7 (21-10-22). TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO

This morning we headed to Lake Antornoone of the emblematic places of the Dolomites.

We will have breakfast on the way back to the park at Tre Cime.

We will spend the second half of the day hiking under the high walls of Tre Cime di Lavaredo. It takes about 1.5 hours of easy walking to reach the famous location in front of the Three Sisters (Tre Cime), to photograph the sunset.

We will return to our cars in the late afternoon, to go back to our hotel in Cortina D'Ampezzo.

Bed and breakfast: Hotel Passo Tre Croci Cortina.

 

DAY 8 (22-10-22). CORTINA D' AMPEZZO - VENICE

Sunrise session on Lake Misurina.

After the sunrise session, we return to our hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, we will pack our bags and head for Venice (approx. 3 hours).

After checking in at the hotel, we will go for a walk and take pictures of this beautiful city.

Bed and breakfast: Hilton Garden Inn, Venice

 

DAY 9 (23-10-22). VENICE - END OF THE TRIP

After breakfast, we will drive to Marco Polo International Airport for the return flight.

End of the Photo Tour:

INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED

INCLUDED

  • All transfers in comfortable private vehicles throughout the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in comfortable hotels (shared double room). Supplement for single room: +$850
  • All the breakfasts.
  • Pick up and transfer to the airport on the first and last day.
  • Photographic advice from our professional photographers.

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight to and from the starting point of the tour.
  • Personal needs, including medication.
  • Lunches and dinners.
  • Everything else not listed as included.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Payment Policy

Reserve Deposit:

The reservation will become effective when a deposit of 25% of the total amount of the trip is made.

Places will not be reserved without a deposit.

Final Payment:

Payment of the final amount is due 45 days before the start of the trip.

General Cancellation Policy:

In the event that you are unable to participate in the Photography Trip and cancel your participation, refunds will be handled as follows:

More than 6 weeks before the start of the trip: 100% will be reimbursed minus a $450 handling fee.

Less than 6 weeks before the start of the workshop: no refunds will be given.

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy:

In case you test positive for COVID-19 and cannot make the trip, we will refund 100% of the money paid to date including the booking deposit. The test confirming the result must be presented.

In case of force majeure:

In the event of achange in tourist entry regulations due to COVID-19 policies in Iceland, weather, mechanical problems , accident or illness and the workshop cannot be held in its entirety, Namaste Photo Tours will negotiate directly with participants to arrange a new date or a refund in the event that the participant is unable to attend the new date.

General

1. Accidents:

1.A. Namaste Photo Tours is not responsible for accidents of participants of the trip, nor will it cover medical expenses if necessary. During the trip, each participant is responsible for his or her own safety and physical integrity.

1.B. Namaste Photo Tours is not responsible for accidents or loss of photographic equipment during the trip. Each participant is responsible for his or her own photographic equipment.

2. Punctuality:

2.A. The Photographic Journey starts on a specific date and in a timely manner. All participants must be at the location on the day of the start of the trip. In case of delays due to inconveniences, the participant must contact a Namaste Photo Tours representative as soon as possible.

3. Respect:

3.A. Respect and patience are the basis of a successful Photographic Journey. Participants may be at different levels of knowledge of the subject matter, so patience is required when explaining topics that are already in their domain. Each participant's area of photographing should be respected. No disrespect from a participant to another member of the trip or staff will be allowed.

4. Climate:

4.A. The tour and its itinerary are weather dependent and may change from one moment to the next. We will always keep an eye on the best weather conditions to determine where to go and to optimise your photography.

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