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Patagonia a landscapes photographer dream 13d/12n

Join us to a photographic adventure and expedition to Patagonia, the land of majestic glaciers and mountains. A place of enchanting colors, where rivers and lakes stay pristine, and nature grows wild.

WHY PATAGONIA?

This stretch of the world is known to be one of the most sought-after locations for passionate outdoor and landscape photographer. Imagine placing your camera in the heart of the Southern Andean mountains, between Argentina and Chile. Unimaginable sights, glacier-fed lakes, rivers, and waterfalls, jagged peaks, plus incredible cloud formations are the settings awaiting you for the photo trip of a lifetime. This adventure is designed to guide you to the most stunning locations in Southern Argentina and Chile during the peak of the autumn colors. Together we will photograph the many wonders within the National Parks, Los Glaciares, Perito Moreno, and Torres del Paine. The raw natural beauty of these places will awaken your creativity and spark your senses. Because we want you to focus on capture the charm and soul of Patagonia, we have curated an itinerary that takes into account both easy access to the locations and convenience. Our group will be staying as close as possible to the shooting locations without sacrificing comfort. This photo tour will be led by two tour leaders and a local mountain guide expert. A team of two leaders ensures flexibility for the group, and it provides the perfect mix of photo possibilities throughout the tour in Patagonia.

This stretch of the world is known to be one of the most sought-after locations for passionate outdoor and landscape photographer. Imagine placing your camera in the heart of the Southern Andean mountains, between Argentina and Chile. Unimaginable sights, glacier-fed lakes, rivers, and waterfalls, jagged peaks, plus incredible cloud formations are the settings awaiting you for the photo trip of a lifetime.This adventure is designed to guide you to the most stunning locations in Southern Argentina and Chile during the peak of the autumn colors. Together we will photograph the many wonders within the National Parks, Los Glaciares, Perito Moreno, and Torres del Paine. The raw natural beauty of these places will awaken your creativity and spark your senses. Because we want you to focus on capture the charm and soul of Patagonia, we have curated an itinerary that takes into account both easy access to the locations and convenience. Our group will be staying as close as possible to the shooting locations without sacrificing comfort. This photo tour will be led by two tour leaders and a local mountain guide expert. A team of two leaders ensures flexibility for the group, and it provides the perfect mix of photo possibilities throughout the tour in Patagonia.

When: October to April
Who: Open to all skill levels, non-photographer spouses are welcome. 
Group Size: Minimum 4 People, Maximum 12 People.
Where: This photo tour starts and ends in El Calafate, Argentina. Airport Code (FTE).
Fitness Level: Moderate. Access to most of the shooting locations in Patagonia is by hiking. However, most of the walks are rated easy and some moderate. Average hiking distances are 3 to 4 miles round trip, and the longer one is 12 miles. Elevation gain varies per hike.

Day 1.-  Arriving in Patagonia, El Calafate. Airport Code (FTE) |(D) 

After arriving in El Calafate, you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Today you’ll meet your tour leaders, the other guests, and savor the first meal together in a traditional Argentinian Steakhouse.
Overnight at Quijote Hotel, or similar.

Day 2 .- | El Calafate to El Chalten (213 KM) | (B, L)

Today we have an early start, and we drive towards El Chalten. This charming town is known as Argentina’s trekking capital and home of the Fitz Roy, one of the most beautiful peaks in Patagonia. We make stops along the way at designated viewpoints, and we visit Estancia La Leona. We’ll arrive around noon and have lunch in el Chalten. After check-in in the hotel, we’ll meet our local guide and have our first sunset outing.
Overnight at Poincenot Hotel, or similar.

Day 3 .-| El Chalten to Lago del Desierto (37 KM) | (B, L, D)

Today we have an early start as we move by ground transportation to Lago del Desierto. We’ll spend the day photographing Huemul Lagoon and Glacier, the Huemules Reserve, and we’ll also visit the Blue and Green Lagoon.
Overnight at Laguna Condor Refugio de Montaña.

Day 4 | El Chalten | (B, L, D) 

Today we start with a sunrise shoot around the Eco Camp. After breakfast, we’ll transfer to Hosteria del Pilar and hike to Poincenot Camp in preparation for hiking and photograph Laguna de Los Tres, one of the highlights of the trip. This is a moderate hike, almost flat. The track along Rio Blanco is interestingly enough with plenty of interesting subjects to photograph along the way. Rest time in the afternoon, there are plenty of opportunities for photography around the campsite. Lunch and dinner will be served in tented domes in Poincenot Campsite.
Overnight in Poincenot Campground Private Area. Tents, inflatable mats, and sleeping bags provided.

Day 5 | El Chalten | (B, L) 

Early morning we hike to Laguna de Los Tres and photograph the Fitz Roy (2 hours, moderate and with some elevation gain). We’ll return to camp, have a relaxed morning and lunch there. In the afternoon, we hike back to El Chalten (around 3 hours, mostly downhill). We’ll stop for photography along the way.
Overnight at Poincenot Hotel, or similar.

Day 6 | El Chalten | (B) 

Today we make our hike to the Lookout Cerro Torre for sunrise. This is a short hike from the base. Then return to El Chalten, and the rest of the day is free. Take a rest, download images, and possibly get some tutoring from the tour leaders. For the most adventurers, there will be an option to continue the trail and hike to the base of Cerro Torre for even more impressive photos.
Overnight at Poincenot Hotel, or similar.

Day 7 | El Chalten to Torres del Paine (380 KM + Border Crossing) | (B, D )

Today is travel and border crossing, from El Chalten to Torres del Paine national park in Chile. We’ll arrive at Torres del Paine by the main entrance of Amarga lake. We will drive by private transportation through the national park with destination Serrano River, and we’ll connect with our local guide.
Overnight at Nash Lodge, or similar.

Day 8 | Torres del Paine | (B, L, D)

This morning we’ll transfer to Pingo parking area. We’ll hike up Mount Ferrier (short and steep); however, you’ll be rewarded with one of the most fantastic lookout points in Torres del Paine. To make the most of the day, we’ll plan the afternoon accordingly to timing and weather conditions as we move to Lake Pehoe area. We’ll check in Hosteria Pehoe, our home for the next 3 nights. Situated on an incomparable location -its own small island within the Toro Lake- this is the ideal place to stay and photograph around the National Park.
Overnight at Hosteria Pehoe, or similar.

Day 9| Torres del Paine | (B, L, D)

Today we’ll start early and head over to photograph the Salto Grande Waterfall at sunrise. We’ll then continue with an easy hike to shoot from the Horns Lookout. We’ll return to the hotel for lunch and have some rest time. In the afternoon, we will start hiking for about an hour to Mirador del Condor, the lookout points to the whole Paine mountain range, Lagoon Honda, Sarmiento, and Verde.
Overnight at Hosteria Pehoe, or similar.

Day 10| Torres del Paine | (B, L, D)

Today we’ll photograph the Cascada Paine, then continue to Laguna Azul. We’ll stop along the way to photograph in designated spots and lookouts. We’ll have options in the afternoon to photograph other sights or if you prefer take some free time to rest.
Overnight at Hosteria Pehoe, or similar.

Day 11| Torres del Paine to El Calafate (360 KM + Border Crossing) | (B L) 

Today we trace our steps back and travel to Argentina via private transport. We transfer to the small town of Cerro Castillo, and we’ll have lunch in a local restaurant. We’ll then cross the border and make it back to El Calafate.
Overnight in Quijote Hotel, or similar.

Day 12 | El Calafate (B,BL,D)

Today we’ll leave early, and we’ll head out to explore the Glacier Perito Moreno, perhaps one the most iconic glaciers of the Patagonian Ice Fields. We’ll have an opportunity to have a close encounter with the massive ice walls as we navigate one of the sides or Argentino Lake. We’ll finish the day with a walking tour of the famous walkways of the National Park.
Overnight in Quijote Hotel, or similar.

Day 13 | El Calafate (B)

Today is time to say goodby to Patagonia. Transfer out to the airport and travel back home. Alternatively, you can continue to join us for a three-day extension to the Patagonian Ranch Nibepo Aike and to the remote pioneer’s region of the National Park

The tour is open to all levels of photographic skills, from beginner to experienced. However, there will be no formal workshops or critiques. We will share knowledge and skills along the way, in the spirit of real adventurers.

 

  • PRICING INFORMATION

    Price:  $6,895 US Dollars.

    Single Supplement: $1,485 US Dollars.

    Small-Group Fee: $650 US Dollars. For less than 8 registered participants, a small group supplement will apply.

    Deposit: $595 US Dollar, secures your spot.

    Balance: Due 90 days prior to departure. Full terms and conditions below.

The price of the tour includes: 

  • 12 nights accommodations as listed above.
  • Meals, 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 box lunches, and 8 dinners. (includes non-alcoholic beverages and tips).
  • 2 photo tour leaders.
  • Local English-speaking guide.
  • Air-conditioned ground transportation and included driver.
  • Excursions and activities as listed above.
  • National Parks entrance fees. 
  • Bottled water daily.

 The price DOES NOT include:

  • Your flight or other travel to El Calafate.
  • Tips for your guide, and driver.
  • Meals and snacks that were not listed above.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance. 
  • Visa fees, if any.
  • Personal spending (souvenirs, spa treatments, laundry, etc.)
  • Optional activities, anything outside what’s listed above. 

 

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