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9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia

9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia

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.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Dec.
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Activities: Sight Seeing, Boat Trip, Photo Tours, Photo Workshop
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Languages: English
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00.

Punta Arenas
Included:
  • Professional photo guide

  • 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

  • Single room supplement: $800 USD

  • Alcohol, snacks and beverages

  • International flights


What to bring:
  • 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.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival


9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia


Our Patagonia photography adventure will start in the Chilean city of Punta Arenas. It’s known as the gateway to the breathtaking Torres del Paine national park. Arrival airport Punta Arenas (PUQ), recommended arrival time is around 13:30, flight Latam 283. Please note that complimentary shuttle will be organized for this time.

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 - Torres del Paine


9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia


After breakfast at our hotel in Punta Arenas, the group will start the journey toward towards the Torres del Paine national park.

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.


Day 3 - 5: Torres del Paine


9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia


So much depends on the weather over the next five days and four nights. Because we want to make the best of the national park and ensure the group captures as many locations as possible under perfect conditions, we will plan our days at short notice.

But fear not! We know the area very well, and will choose locations depending on the circumstances and the forecast.

Among the places we will visit (including for sunsets & sunrises) will be:

- Harbors of Pehoe lake, including stony bays with a variety of foregrounds to choose from

- 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

- Hike to the Nordenskjold lake: we’ll see the dead forest on the way and plenty of small bays

- Salto Grande waterfall

- Rio Serrano Sector with wonderful bends of the river, gaucho and horses in the water

On one of the days we will head to Lago Grey, for the full day excursion to the Grey Glacier. The cruise will take up to 4 hours.


Day 6 - El Chalten


9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia


On day 6, we'll rise early and make the 7-8 hour journey to El Chalten in Argentina, where we will be based for the next two nights.

Our sunset session this evening will be at a magnificent canyon, with the Fitz Roy river flowing beneath us and the beautiful peaks of the Andean ridge in the background.


Day 7 - El Chalten


9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia


On day seven, we'll wake early for a sunrise session back at the Fitz Roy river, with alpenglow lighting up the jagged edges of the El Chalten (Fitz Roy) massif.

During the day, we'll immerse ourselves in the illustrious surrounds of the Lago Desierto region, where waterfalls and cascades abound.

Our sunset shoot will be at a wonderful panoramic location, with expansive views of the Fitz Roy peaks.


Day 8 - El Calafate


9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia


This will be our final full day of photography.

After breakfast, we'll make the 2.5 hour journey from El Chalten village towards El Calfate, where we'll stop for lunch and for an exciting shoot at the extraordinary Perito Moreno glacier. On a sunny day, the light glistens on the ice, casting it in a beautiful blue hue.

In the evening, we'll take a walk through the Patagonian forest, capturing the glacier as we peek out from behind the foliage of the trees.

After sundown, we'll return to El Calafate for dinner and then check in to our hotel for the evening.


Day 9 - Departure


9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia


Today is the last day of what will be an unforgettable photography adventure in Patagonia. Departure flight is from El Calafate in Argentina to Buenos Aires at around 10:00 a.m. There will be a complimentary airport shuttle from the hotel to the airport at 7:00 a.m.


Dates & Guides

25 Apr - 03 May 2020 – Guided by Raymond Hoffman


Cancellation and Refund Policy

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 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 fee.
45 days or more: 75% refund
30 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 30 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made. Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.


Disclaimer

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

The tour will always dependent on weather, as the weather can be highly unpredictable.


Photo Guide

Raymond Hoffmann

Raymond is an award-winning photographer with a worldwide reputation. Known for his magnificent landscape photos, his career took off in 2011, when he was voted as ‘Best Nature Photographer’ by one of Europe’s largest online photo...


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