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Patagonia – 12 day Chile & Argentina Photo Tour

£5,999 per person (9th – 20th Nov 2019 SOLD OUT) – Torres Del Paine, El Chalten, Perito Moreno Glacier

From glaciers to rugged mountain peaks and emerald lakes, there are not many places in the world that can match the Patagonian landscape. Sitting in southern Argentina & Chile, this is a land that inspires the imagination and is the perfect setting for any photographer. Come and experience the thrill of an adventure at the bottom of the world. That Wild Idea Patagonia photography tour will not only take you there but also inspire you to capture stunning photos.

Torres Del Paine Photography tours

Our Patagonia photo tour starts in the town of El Calafate in Argentina. You will see the imposing ice wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the striking Fitz Roy mountain range. En route, we will visit legendary outposts such as La Leona that were once the hideout of outlaws. We then drive cross country to Chile to photograph the stunning Torres del Paine National Park. Patagonia is one of the best landscape photography destinations in the world. By the time your adventure ends, your photos will show you why.


Why you should come on our Patagonia photo tour

The wilderness of the Patagonian landscape is a perfect setting for any landscape photography. The photo tour is designed to go to the best locations to photograph this stunning region. You will learn how to adapt your shoot to the conditions to be able to capture the best photos you can.

You will be guided on how to survey the landscape and setting up your shot. There will be time dedicated to composition techniques and the settings you need for different scenarios. Your tutor will talk you through how to use accessories such as filters for landscape photography. Our time will include everything you need to take your landscape photography to the next level, as well as indulge in a few glasses of Malbec.

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Patagonia Photography Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – El Calafate (D)

After arriving in the Argentinian town of El Calafate, you will be whisked away to the hotel to freshen up and relax for a while. In the early evening, we will have a meet and greet with the group leader and guide before we enjoy a welcome dinner at one of the great local restaurants.


Day 2 – El Calafate => Perito Moreno Glacier (B, L, D)

Our first day shooting starts at Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. It was declared a “World Heritage” site in 1981 and named after explorer Francisco Moreno. This spectacular glacier is one of the very few glaciers in the world that is still advancing. The extensive boardwalk offers a range of different views to photograph, ranging from the close-up details of the ice to the grand view spanning the full three and a half miles of the glacier front wall. The frequent calving is what makes Perito Moreno Glacier so special.


Day 3 – El Calafate => El Chalten (B, L, D)

We depart for El Chalten passing through the Patagonian desert along the way. The drive through the desert is stunning and only gets better as we get closer to this quaint mountain town. The approach to El Chalten provides a stunning vista as the desert veers sharply upwards to the magnificent Fitz Roy range. We will get our first taste of photographing these iconic peaks from the road and rivers that lead to and from these impressive peaks.


Day 4 to 6 – El Chalten => Fitz Roy (B, L, D)

We will spend 3 full days in the area, shooting the Fitz Roy, the Cerro Torre, and the rest of the peaks in the range. The best light to shoot is in the early morning, where the light turns the granite red-orange. We will explore different locations for sunrise before heading for breakfast back in town. In the afternoons we will explore different trails that offer alternative views and angles of the mountains, explore unspoiled forests and numerous cascades. El Chalten has become a hub for hikers and mountaineers from all over the world and is well worth exploring. Since we will be spending 3 days in El Chalten and Fitz Roy, the exact order in which we explore this area will be determined on the weather and conditions.


Day 7 – Fitz Roy => Torres del Paine, Chile (B, L, D)

We will be heading out early for Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. We will drive through the Patagonian desert stopping at La Leona. La Leona was originally a base to explore the Fitz Roy but gained notoriety for hosting legendary outlaws such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. After crossing the border to Chile we will take a break for lunch and enjoy the outpost town Rio Don Guillermo. This is a long driving day but it will be worth every minute as the views are spectacular. The drive climaxes with our arrival into the park.


Day 8 to 10 – Torres del Paine (B, L, D)

We will spend the next 3 full days visiting the park, including Laguna Amarga, Cascada Paine, Salto Grande, Grey Glacier, Lake Pehoe and Lake Nordenskjold. Torres del Paine is arguably the prettiest park in Patagonia. Our hotel’s amazing location right on the lake with unobstructed views of the Torres Del Paines awe-inspiring peaks, and the locality to so many points of interest makes for the perfect place to stay. We will be photographing from a range of vistas carefully selected by your photography tutor and guide. There are so many places to shoot and the park is so incredibly beautiful that three days certainly won’t feel long enough. From walks through forests, to icebergs, to turquoise coloured waters, to rugged mountains, to guanacos, condors, and flamingos, Torres del Paine quite literally has it all.


Day 11 – Torres del Paine => El Calafate (B, L, D)

After a sunrise shoot and breakfast, we make the long drive back to El Calafate for our last night in Patagonia. In the evening we will recap our adventure and enjoy a wonderful departing dinner.


Day 12 – El Calafate (B)

Your morning is free to enjoy breakfast, checkout and transfer to the airport for your return flight home or elsewhere in South America.

Photographer in the Torres Del Paine

What's included on our Patagonia Photo Tour

Includes

– Professional photographer and English speaking guide

– Accommodation for the duration of the tour

– All tour related ground transport

– Meals during the tour as indicated in the itinerary

– Bottled water daily throughout the tour

– All entrance, zone and camera fees

Excludes

– Any meals not included in the itinerary

– Alcoholic drinks

– Personal purchases such as souvenirs

– Additional activities such as spas or massages

– Internal flight or other transport to El Calafate for the start of the tour

– Personal travel or medical insurance

– Medical expenses

– Gratuities for hotel porters, local guides or driver

– International flights to Argentina

Patagonia Photography Tour Dates: 9th to 20th Nov 2019 – SOLD OUT

Prices Quoted

Prices quoted are for double occupancy. You will be paired with someone of the same sex if you do not have a travel partner and request a roommate – if one is not available you will be charged the single supplement.


Single Supplement

An additional £750 per person will be charged for the duration of the tour for single supplement.


£800 to reserve your spot, balance due 120 days prior to the trip.


NOTE: There must be a minimum of 6 people registered for the tour. Do not book your flights until we inform you that we’ve reached the minimum number of people.

Our 2019 Patagonia Photo Tour is sold out. Add your name to our waiting list for photo tours of Patagonia and we will inform you of any future dates.

Additional Information
Your tour leader on this Patagonia photo tour is Jordan Banks. Jordan is a travel, landscape and adventure photographer from London with over 20 years experience shooting assignments and hi-end content for travel, tourism, lifestyle brands and companies. Through the years his work has taken him to over 100 countries and provided him with the opportunity to shoot some of the world’s most interesting and diverse locations and festivals. His clients over the years have included; Lonely planet, British Airways, National Geographic Traveller, The Times, Vogue, Panasonic, Microsoft, Ford and many more. See more at www.jordanbanks.co.uk
The group size for this photo tour is a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10 guests.
This photo tour is ideal for beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers but even non-photographers are welcome on this tour.
There will be a fairly intensive amount of walking involved on this photo tour. For most locations, these will be short and easy but there will be some longer and tougher walks. You need to be in good health and fitness level to be able to take part in this tour. This tour is NOT recommended for people with mobility issues.
You don't need expensive or professional equipment for this photo tour. We would recommend DSLR or mirrorless cameras and a tripod for this tour.
Whilst in Patagonia we will be travelling via a private air-conditioned bus. There are no internal flights on this tour.
Please check if you require a visa for Argentina and Chile. Visa costs are not included in the quoted tour price. To find out about visa requirements please visit: www.markuslerner.com/travelscope/public/
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