This was stunningly brilliant, the best trip we have done. I cannot praise Mario, the owner, our guide, my photography tutor and by the end our friend, too highly!!
He collected us at 6 am from our hotel in Funchal in a 4x4 , it was just us, so it was very personal. Mario is very talented, multi lingual, a professional photographer, mountain guide, kayak tutor , naturalist and who knows what else!!!
We learnt so much in his company!
He took us to the mountains and we arrived with plenty of time to walk the track out to the viewpoints and set up the tripods etc to photograph the amazing sunrise. I am quite a beginner photography wise, and Mario was so helpful in providing tips and tuition when needed. He also supplied tripods and head torch’s which was a real bonus!
After photographing the sunrise, we went to some other mountain viewpoints nearby and then he drove us to a wonderful peaceful picnic spot where he provided us with a lovely breakfast on homemade bread, lovely jams, homemade and coffee or hot chocolate .
The whole thing was magical, if you plan only one excursion, please spend it with this guy!!
We also understand he runs other trips which include sunset photography, photographing the Milky way( Its a dark sky area) and mountain and camping out trips too!
A truly exceptional experience!