Patagonia Summer Photography Tour in Torres del Paine
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in the wild and windswept steppes of Patagonia.
Situated at tip of South America in a sparsely-populated region shared by Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is home to some of the most amazing vistas that are nothing short of a landscape photographer's dream. On this tour, you'll come face-to-face with the spectacular Andes mountain range, serene lakes, fascinating fauna, elusive wildlife and breathtaking glaciers.
During the summer months, the conditions are ideal for trekking in the Torres del Paine National Park.
This 6-day photography workshop in Patagonia during summer is the perfect extension to add to our Antarctica Photography Expedition. What are you waiting for? An exciting adventure in Patagonia awaits! Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival (26 February)
We start our adventure in Punta Arenas, the gateway to Patagonia, Torres del Paine national park in Chile. You may have acclimatized yourself, have a good sleep after the long flight. The recommended arrival time is around 2 p.m. – shuttle from the airport to hotel will be organized at 2 p.m.
We will meet together at the welcome dinner. At the dinner we’ll taste the very special cordero patagonico – famous Patagonia lamb roasted at local parilla. So far it was the best meat we tasted in the world!
After the dinner we have an overnight at our hotel.
Day 2 - Day 2: Torres del Paine National Park (27 February)
The adventure truly begins! We'll have breakfast at the hotel, then embark upon our journey towards the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Along the way, there will be chances to photograph the extraordinary wildlife, including armadillo, guanaco, ostrich and perhaps even the mysterious puma! The scenery will change before your eyes as we near the park, captivating you with its semi-arid landscape. On the horizon, you'll notice the impervious ridges of the Andes mountain range, looming over the scrub. The last part of our journey will be on a 60 kilometre long gravel road towards our hotel in the heart of the national park. There will be a chance for you to rest before we head off for our first sunset shoot, if the weather permits.
Day 3 - Days 3-4: Torres del Paine National Park (27-29 February)
We'll spend the next 2 days within the Torres del Paine National Park, taking advantage of the wonderful light and warm summer sunshine. We'll visit a number of thrilling locations for photography, which will no doubt leave you impressed. Our expert guides are very familiar with the area and will work hard to ensure that you'll be in the best places at the right times for spectacular photographic opportunities, making the most of the weather and prevailing conditions. Among some of the highlights will be: - The harbours of Lake Pehoe - The astonishing panorama at Explora hotel - An optional 1-hour hike to Mirador Condor, where you'll be treated to a magnificent 360° view towards the Cuernos, Paine Towers, Pehoe Lake and the Grey Glacier - An easy hike to Nordenskjold lake, through the dead forest and past a number of small bays - Salto Grande waterfall - Laguna Amarga, where pink flamingos feed - Laguna Azul, including a spectacular waterfall along the way - Rio Serrano Sector, where gaucho and their horses make their way through winding rivers.
Day 5 - Day 5: Punta Arenas (1st March)
We'll rise early for our final sunrise shoot, before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. Thereafter, we'll pack our belongings and journey towards the city of Punta Arenas, where we'll meet for a final farewell dinner together as a group.
Day 6 - Day 6: Departure (2 March)
For those who joined the Antactica photo tour, your adventure is not yet finished. You will be boarding the cruise boat today and continue with your photo expedition.
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 is always dependent on weather, as the weather can be highly unpredictable. Likewise, sightings of wildlife are dependent on the movements of animals and cannot be guaranteed.
26 Feb- 2 March 2024
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.