Patagonia Photo Workshop with Daniel Kordan & Iurie Belegurschi
International Photo Workshop
El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
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.
Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival
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.Read more
Day 2 - Day 2: Perito Moreno Glacier
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)Read more
Day 3 - Day 3: El Chalten
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)Read more
Day 4 - Day 4: Fitz Roy, Lago Desierto
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)Read more
Day 5 - Day 5: Torres del Paine
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.Read more
Day 6 - Days 6-8: Torres del Paine
We spend the next 3 days 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.
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).
Other highlights include:
- 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 waterRead more
Day 9 - Day 9: Punta Arenas
After breakfast, we will spend some time shooting around Torres del Paine National Park. We'll then have lunch and return to Punta Arenas, where we will spend the night in the city centre. In the evening, we'll meet together as a group for a final farewell dinner.Read more
Day 10 - Day 10: Departure
Today is the last day of what will be an unforgettable photography adventure in Patagonia. When it is time, you will take a complimentary airport shuttle to Punta Arenas Airport for your flight home or onwards to your next destination.Read more
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.
20 - 29 Apr 2022: Guided by Daniel Kordan & Iurie Belegurschi / SOLD OUT
Iurie Belegurschi is an award-winning fine art nature and landscape photographer, as well as the founder of Iceland Photo Tours.
Born in Moldova, Iurie developed an interest in photography from an early age after his uncle converted the family bathroom into a darkroom.
Iurie moved to Iceland in 2006. Drawn in by the incredible light and landscapes, he began traveling the country, with the camera in hand, in search of inspiration and honing his skills. 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.
Renowned landscape photographer, Daniel Kordan, is an explorer at heart. Having realized his passion for photography and traveling at a young age, he now spends his time sharing his vision and the many wonders of the world with people all around him.