White horses of Camargue Tour

The wonderful white horses of Camargue

Camargue is a region in Southern France known for its marshes and extraordinary wildlife -- the graceful flamingos and the white horses. This tour is a great opportunity to shoot the beauty of the white horses displaying their love for freedom and play as you learn and apply new techniques in capturing moving subjects. We will photograph, during sunrises and sunsets, these great white horses in different epic locations such as beaches, sand dunes, salt flats, grassy wetlands and lakes.

Total price: 2900 USD

We'll begin the trip by meeting at the Marseille airport on May 6. Our schedule will be tight so we can accomplish more and make the most use of our time — which means we'll have to leave the airport at noon sharp. For this reason, we advise newcomers to book morning flights or stay in Marseille overnight. Taking KLM or AirFrance is recommended.

Day 1 - Camargue National Park

We'll be spending most of our time at the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue or Camargue National Park. We'll arrive at the town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer where the park is located, and after a sumptuous lunch, we'll get a brief orientation on shooting the horses and other important reminders to keep in mind during our tour. We'll then drive to our first shooting location where we'll spend the wonderful golden hours of the day before sunset photographing Camargue's unparalleled equine beauties.

Day 2 & 3 - Show of white horses

We'll head out to photograph the horses again in the early morning, as the ranchers help us set up the animals for us to get dynamic shots of the horses galloping on a sandy beach or a shallow water. We'll follow this with a short critique and discussion session of the photos we've taken and then head out to the park again. This time, we'll be treated to a show of prowess between two stallions — for those who may express concern, this activity is perfectly safe for the participants and the animals, as these are natural interactions when these male horses compete for status and measure their abilities against each other.

Day 4 - Camargue National Park

We'll have two shooting sessions again this day, one in the morning and the other in the evening. We'll have the opportunity to photograph the horses as then move around with their herds, guided by the ranchers.

Another thing we'll get to do is conduct some birdwatching, as Camargue is visited by 340 species of birds, the most famous of them being the pink flamingoes. In fact, the largest colony of pink flamingoes in the Western Mediterranean is a small island near Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer which is the only such habitat for these birds in France. There will be paths and observation booths in major locations for us to utilize when taking photos of these colorful creatures.

Day 5 - Departure from Marseille airport

Our tour comes to an end and we depart to the Marseille airport for everyone to say their goodbyes and catch their respective flights out.

We'd also like to advise everyone that we suggest booking flights out of Marseille airport that leave LATER than 10:30 am so we have ample travel time to the airport.

Tour Guides

Daniel Kordan

Moscow-born Daniel Kordan is sort of jack of all trades, having graduated from art school and moving on, of all things, to study in the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and become an optics physicist. He also has an intense passion for nature and the outdoors, pursuing mountaineering and hiking during the course of his studies. This was also a time he used his expertise and natural people skills as a tour guide in the winter and summer, guiding visitors who wanted to explore Russia's rugged mountains.

Out of college, Daniel chief editor of global travel and adventure magazine Continent Expedition, as well as an instructor of photo-workshops. His work as a photographer has been recognized by major organizations several times, as he has won the Golden Turtle award and was a finalist in National Geographic Russia's photography contest in 2013 and 2014.

Iurie Belegurschi

Iurie Belegurschi is a renowned landscape photographer based in Iceland and the founder of Iceland Photo Tours. But that isn’t where his story began. Iurie was born in Moldova, and developed an interest in photography from an early age after his uncle converted the family bathroom into a darkroom. From there he has memories of taking an old Russian camera into school. And though he hadn’t yet mastered the art a good photograph, he knew straight away that his new passion for taking pictures was going to be around for many years to come. After studying Hospitality and Tourism at university, Iurie moved to Iceland in 2006. There he was suddenly exposed to one of the world’s finest photography destinations. Drawn in by the incredible light and landscapes all around, he began travelling the country, camera in hand, in search of inspiration and honing his skills. It wasn’t long before Iurie’s work was receiving critical acclaim. As well as continually winning awards in international photography competitions, his images have been published and put on display in a number of leading publications and exhibitions. In 2012 Iurie founded Iceland Photo Tours, with the ambition of sharing the many wonders Iceland has to offer with passionate photographers from around the world. He has since built a team of professional photo guides offering tours and expertise to some of Iceland’s most famous sights, including the northern lights and the seasonal ice caves.

Iceland Photo Tours has enjoyed huge success in recent years and has grown into the largest operator of its kind in Europe. With 4,000 happy customers and counting, Iurie’s company now stretches far beyond Iceland, offering expert-led photography tours of spectacular destinations including Greenland, New Zealand, Japan, Patagonia and more. Iurie is also co-founder of Guide to Iceland, the largest marketplace of travel services to the land of ice and fire. Now a fully-fledged Icelandic citizen, he firmly believes that his best moments in photography have been some of the most uncomfortable. Iceland’s harsh conditions can be the canvas for the most memorable photography, and it’s the experience of this epic challenge that he loves to share on his photo tours.

Total Price :2900$ per person double occupancy.
Single room supplement: 300$
Registration deposit:2000$
Special offer: Sign up with a group of 3 or more friends and receive a 200$ discount each !
Maximum Number of Participants: 16
Payment in Full: 90 days prior to the workshop starting date.

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  • Three Professional photo guides.
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • All meals
  • 7 photo sessions with horses
  • Tickets to the bird reserve
Not included:
  • Air fare to Marseille and back
  • Medical insurance
  • Visas if needed
  • Alcoholic beverages

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.


We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic government medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.

The tour is always dependent on weather, as the Icelandic weather can indeed be highly unpredictable. Likewise, visits to ice caves are dependent on favorable conditions, and indeed the ice caves themselves are not permanent. When it comes to the Northern Lights, while they are most likely to be seen between September and April, there is no guarantee that they will appear on a given day.

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