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 The prime season is from early April to mid November (our dry season) when the roads are in good shape for travel after the rainy season (December-March). The months between May and August are cold as it is winter (with very rare snow) but offer the best climatic and travel conditions. The Altiplano is a high, cold and dry region most of the year so prepare for cold temperatures at night and comfortable to chilly temperatures during the day. The landscapes are so spectacular you will focus on making amazing photos of an awe-inspiring landscape that promises to deliver beautiful light, convoluted and rugged landscapes, glacier-covered volcanoes and shimmering multi-colored lagoons full of pink flamingos. The Altiplano is an amazing landscape and offers surprises to new and frequent visitors alike. We have often experienced the most amazing sunsets on the Salar de Uyuni and Laguna Colorada!

WHY UYUNI SALT FLAT ?

Uyuni a small town situated in the middle of nowhere. It originally blossomed as a railroad junction, and even if this is still an important aspect, no doubt is tourism now its main source of prosperity. What would otherwise be a fairly dull stopover en route between Salta, Argentina and La Paz or Potosí, has become absolutely mandatory. The sole reason: salt flats, the world’s biggest. Salar de Uyuni. The salt flats, Salar de Uyuni, can be visited on daytrips, or longer trips, up to 4 days, including a swipe down towards the Chilean border and the lagoon and geysers of that area.
We will be spending most of our time within the regions of the Salar de Uyuni and south, deep in the Sud Lipez region and then east towards the badlands of Tupiza. These places will leave you breathless – not only due to the beauty but the altitude as well. In order to acclimatize properly we will make our way south, gaining altitude slowly, while visiting surreal locations. The plan is to be at the places that are most spectacular during the best times of day for photographing the grand landscape and wildlife of this region.

 Why machu Picchu ?

 Many people ask: why is Machu Picchu important? The Citadel of Machu Picchu is considered the main tourist attraction in Peru and one of the most visited worldwide.Machu Picchu is a Quechua word that comes from “Machu” that means old or ancient, and “Picchu” meaning mountain. Therefore, Machu Picchu translates as “Old Mountain.”Machu Picchu became known to the world upon the 1911 arrival of the professor and anthropologist Hiram Bingham, who promoted the site through his connections with Yale University, the National Geographic Society, and the Peruvian government so that he could begin studying the archaeological complex. Hiram Bingham, however, was not the true discoverer of Machu Picchu. Locals from the region had known about its existence for hundreds of years prior.Built in the fifteenth century, Machu Picchu could have simultaneously served as a center of worship, place for astronomical observation, and as a rest place of the royal family of the Inca Pachacutec, founder of the Inca Empire, or Tahuantinsuyo. Others believe that the Citadel of Machu Picchu was a luxurious and well maintained mausoleum of the Inca Pachacutec. Based on the size of the citadel of Machu Picchu, between 200 to 300 people of a high social rank lived there.It is considered by many to be the most spectacular urban creation of the Inca Empire and one of the most important heritage sites in the world. It sits on top of a mountain, 8,000 feet (2,430 meters) in the tropical forest, offering spectacular scenery with significant endemic biodiversity of flora and fauna. The site is made up of precincts, plazas, temples, tombs, rooms for storing food, stone canals and stairways and platforms, distributed on the topography of the mountain in a unique layout of urban design. More than 700 terraces helped promote agriculture, served as part of an extensive system of water distribution, and limited retained water erosion on steep slopes.The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is also full of cultural significance. Its various sites, complexes, monuments and citadels are intertwined with each other and with their environment. This is a unique artistic achievement and also a masterpiece of architecture. Everything is sacred and cultural and is related to each other, including the natural environment in which it is built.The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu contains about 10% of the fauna and 22% of the flora of Peru. It stands out as one of the few mountain regions that has abundant available information about the local flora and fauna. On record are 401 species of birds, 19 reptiles, 10 amphibians, 13 fishes, 300 diurnal butterflies and 400 nocturnal, as well as 309 species of orchids from a total of 1,625 species in the country.In 1983 the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu was inscribed by UNESCO on the List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage.Currently, Machu Picchu holds the rank of being considered one of the Seven Wonders of the New World; this distinction promotes increased tourism in the area. Tourists of all nationalities travel to Peru with the intention of observing the Inca legacy and of course visiting Machu Picchu, which is also known as the Lost City of the Incas.

 

 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.

Flavio Huamani, Photo Tours Peru

Photo Tours Peru is for the experienced photographer and beginners alike in that we offer real, authentic experiences that allow you to discover the beautiful environment and the local people.

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