Witness the way that the world transforms in the wilderness as you get off the beaten track in Patagonia! On this 9-day expedition to this remote region of South America, you'll explore the most dramatic scenery that Argentina and Chile have to offer.
The area is renowned for spectacular views of the Andes mountains, surrounded by thick, lush rainforests. From snow-covered mountain peaks to majestic glaciers glistening in the sun, this exotic destination has it all.
We'll travel during the peak of autumn, when the foliage takes on brilliant earthen hues, making for truly stunning landscapes. Whether you are just starting out with a camera, an amateur or a professional photographer, this tour of Patagonia is bound to expand your portfolio with some of the grandest landscapes on the planet.
Total price: 6500 USD
25 April –3 May 2020
Guided by Raymond Hoffman
Day 1- Arrival (25th April)
Your Patagonian adventure begins on day one at Chile's southern-most city, Punta Arenas. Situated on the Strait of Magellan between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, this city is the gateway to the world-renowned Torres del Paine National Park.
Once you've arrived, you'll have some time to explore the city at your leisure, before meeting with the rest of the group in the evening for a special Cordero Patagonico dinner – a wonderful dish of Patagonian lamb roasted on a local parilla. You'll get to know your fellow travellers a little bit better and to ask any questions that you may have, as our guides discuss the itinerary for the next few days.
We'll get up bright and early for breakfast on day two, before embarking upon our journey towards the Torres del Paine National Park.
The area is teeming with wildlife, making for wonderful opportunities to photograph a puma or two, guanaco, ostriches and armadillo.
As the peaks of the Andes come nearer to us on the horizon, you'll notice the surrounding landscape transforming before your eyes, morphing into an enchanting wilderness. The vegetation here is diverse, so we'll make plenty of stops to capture its beauty.
By the afternoon, we'll reach the inner part of Torres del Paine National Park, where we'll check in to our accommodation. There'll be a chance to freshen up before we head back out with our camera gear for a sunset shoot at a nearby location.
Days 3 – 5
The next 3 nights will be spent in the southern section of the Torres del Paine National park, as we capture the beauty of the surrounds.
Photography locations include:-
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.
Days 6 – 7
On day 6, we'll have an early breakfast before making the 7-8 trip from Chile to Argentina. Our destination will be El Chalten village, where the mountainous peaks of the Andes reign supreme.
We'll reach El Chalten just in time for a sunset session at the base of the Fitz Roy massif, where the Fitz Roy river snakes through the grassy steppe.
We'll spend 2 nights in the area, exploring the incredible waterfalls and river cascades of the Lago Desierto region, capturing the spectacular scenery with Fitz Roy in the background.
This will be our final day of shooting and we'll be sure to make the most of it! Breakfast will again be early, before we make our way back to El Calafate from El Chalten.
Once we arrive at El Calafate, we'll make our way to the Perito Moreno glacier, which we'll capture with sunlight glinting off the ice from viewpoints within the Patagonian forest.
We'll spend our final evening in El Calafate, with a celebratory farewell dinner together.
Day 9 - Departure (3rd May)
This day marks the end of our adventure through the remote wilderness of Patagonia. When it is time, you will check out of your hotel for your scheduled flight from El Calafate to Buenos Aires. There will be a complimentary shuttle bus at 7am to take you to the airport.
Please note that although this tour begins in Chile, it finishes in Argentina.
Professional photo guide
Professional driver services
Professional licensed local guide services
Transportation in a spacious, comfortable bus offering ample room for you and your photography gear (all window seats), all transfers included
Accommodation in most amazing Patagonia hotels. Rooms with private bathrooms.
Lago Grey cruise at Torres del Paine park
All national parks entrance fees
Full board (all meals included!)
Visas (if applicable)
Single supplement: $800 USD
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.
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.