Patagonia photo workshop 10 – 19 April 2019

Patagonia Photo Workshop




Patagonia, the southern section of South America shared by Argentina and Chile, could well be the most dramatic place a photographer could hope to visit. With barren, wind-swept plains, ethereal glaciers, the imperious Andes mountains and the rainforests of Chile, this is a magnetic destination with more variety than you can imagine. On this photography tour you and your camera will encounter nature at its finest. Taking in everything from glacial sunsets to the peaks of the Andes, this autumn adventure in Patagonia is a genuine trip of a lifetime. Fresh snow, enchanting shades of the fall, zero tourists and landscapes to die for… what more could you want? Are you interested in coming along? Check out our itinerary and feel free to sign up or send us any questions.


Total price: 7900 USD

Day 1 – 10 April

Our Patagonia photography adventure starts in the Argentinean city of El Calafate. It’s known as the gateway to the breathtaking Patagonia. Arrival airport El Calafate (FTE), recommended arrival time will be provided later to the group. You will fly via Buenos Aires by Aerolineas Argentina. You can book this return leg separately on Aerolineas website. Please note that complimentary shuttle will be organized for this recommended time. You are flexible with your flights this day – there are no activities except welcome dinner planned during this day.

Over dinner we’ll start your trip off with a bang, with the very special Cordero Patagonico – a famous dish of Patagonian lamb roasted on a local parilla. There’s no doubt that it’s the best meat we’ve tasted on our photography adventures around the world, so we’re sure you’ll enjoy it too! After dinner we’ll settle in for the night at the hotel.

Day 2

We visit Perito Moreno in the afternoon til sunset to have a stroll among amazing Patagonia forest with panoramic views towards Perito Moreno glacier. Going back to El Calafate after evening at Perito Moreno for dinner and check in to hotel. Overnight at El Calafate. (BLD)

Day 3

After the breakfast at hotel we move towards small village El Chalten, located in Argentina. Allow around 3 hours (paved road). We settle at our hotel in El Chalten for 2 nights. At sunset we have photography session at canyon with stunning panoramic views towards Andean ridge. The Fitz Roy river flowing in bends beneath our feet leading the sight towards towers of Fitz Roy (Chalten) massif. (B,LB,D)

Day 4

Before the breakfast we depart to morning photography session to the point with stunning panoramic views towards Andean ridge. The Fitz Roy river flowing in bends beneath our feet leading the sight towards towers of Fitz Roy (Chalten) massif.

At the daytime we explore the Lago Desierto sector with waterfalls and river cascades. Mountains and glaciers will surround us for the full day.

For sunset we pick up one of panoramic points with views of Fitz Roy massif. (BLD)

Day 5

After breakfast at our hotel in El Chalten, the group will start the journey toward towards the Torres del Paine national park. We cross the border Argentina-Chile.

As we make our way through the heady scenery and near the peaks of Torres del Paine, with any luck we’ll also see plenty of animals too. A puma or two isn’t unheard of, but much more likely is a photogenic combination of guanaco, ostrich and armadillo.

Nearing the park the landscape will become more wild, and the imperious ridges of the Andes will begin to loom on the horizon. Naturally, we’ll take plenty of time to stop and shoot the local flora and fauna. The last part of today’s journey is made on a gravel road, as we traverse through the inner territories of Torres del Paine.

Inside the park we’ll check in to our hotel. We’ll have a short rest before heading out to our sunset location. The autumn here brings with it the end of the tourist season, so it’s likely that only photographers will be left in the park.

Days 5 – 9

We spend 5 days and 4 nights in the park visiting many beautiful diverse locations. We know area very well, so we will choose photography locations depending on the next day’s weather forecast. Among places to visit (incl at sunsets, sunrises) will be: One day we depart to lago Grey to the full day excursion to the Grey Glacier. The cruise will take up to 4 hours. (BLD)
  • Harbours of Pehoe lake, including stoney bays with variety of foregrounds to choose
  • Panoramic view from Explora hotel
  • Optional 1-hour hike to Mirador Condor with a stunning 360-view to Cuernos, Paine Towers, Lake Pehoe and Glacier Grey
  • Easy hike to the Nordenskjold lake: we’ll see the dead forest on the way and plenty of small bays
  • Salto Grande waterfall
  • Laguna Amarga with salty edges and high chance to see pink flamingo feeding
  • Laguna Azul and wonderful waterfall on the way to the lagoon
  • Rio Serrano Sector with wonderful bends of the river, gaucho and horses in the water
One day we depart to lago Grey to the full day excursion to the Grey Glacier. The cruise will take up to 4 hours. (BLD)

Day 9

We cross the border back from Chile to Argentina and drive back to El Calafate. Overnight in our hotel at El Calafate. (BLD)

Day 10, 19 April – departure

Today is the last day of what will be an unforgettable photography adventure in Patagonia. Departure flight is from El Calafate to Buenos Aires, recommended flight by Aerolineas Argentinas around 10:00 a.m. Complimentary airport shuttle will leave hotel at 7:00 a.m. And will be at the airport at 7:30 am
Recommended Flights:
  • 10 Apr flight aerolineas Argentina 1810 (departure around 11 am)
  • 19 Apr flight aerolineas Argentina 1877 departure 13:20

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Total Price : 7900 USD per person.
Single Room Supplement: 1000 USD
Registration deposit: 2000 USD
Maximum Number of Participants: 14
Payment in Full: 90 days prior to the workshop starting date.

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After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.
Included in the price:
  • Two professional photo guides
  • Professional driver services
  • Professional licensed local guide services
  • Transportation in a spacious, comfortable bus offering plenty of room for you and your photography gear (all window seats)
  • All transfers included
  • Accommodation in the most amazing Patagonia hotels. Every rooms has a private bathrooms
  • One Lago Grey cruise in the Torres del Paine park
  • All national parks entrance fees
  • Full Board: Meals included
Not Included:
  • International flights
  • Alcohol, snacks and 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.

Disclaimer

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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