Patagonia Summer Photography Tour - Iurie Belegurschi

Take a walk on the wild side in the far reaches of Patagonia! This remote region at the tip of South America is shared by Chile and Argentina. It is home to some of the most incredible scenery on Earth, where the spectacular peaks of the Andes mountain range meet with an abundance of rich vegetation and wildlife.

During this 7-day photography workshop, you can expect to capture the rugged and enchanting sights of Patagonia during the summer season, when warm and mild conditions make it the perfect weather for trekking. Immerse yourself in the striking glacial carved landscapes as you take your photography skills to a whole new level!

This summer photography workshop in Patagonia is a great add-on to our Antarctica Photography Expedition. Consider combining the two tours for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience to Patagonia and the End of the World.

Total price: 4900 USD


Dates


26 Jan - 1 Feb 2020

Guided by Daniel Kordan

Available


Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival (26th January)

The adventure begins when you arrive on your flight to Punta Arenas, the capital city of Chile's southernmost region. From there, you'll take a transfer to your hotel, where you'll have some time to rest or to explore the city at your leisure.

In the evening, we'll meet together in the hotel restaurant at around 7pm for a welcome dinner. You'll get to know your fellow travellers a little bit better as your guides go over the itinerary for the days ahead.

Participants who are continuing this tour as an extension to the Antarctica Photography Expedition will have some time to rest during the day before meeting the rest of the group in the evening for dinner.

Day 2 – Torres del Paine National Park

On day two, we'll wake up and have breakfast at the hotel before packing our belongings and heading off towards the Torres del Paine National Park! There will be numerous opportunities to spot wildlife along the way. If we are lucky, then there may be chances to photograph armadillo, guanaco, ostrich and even puma.

The awe-inspiring peaks of the Andes mountain range will appear to be closer as we travel towards the centre of the national park. You'll notice the landscape transforming before your very eyes, as we complete the journey on a 60 kilometre gravel road.

We'll arrive by the afternoon at our hotel, check-in and rest, before gathering for our first sunset session at a location nearby.

Days 3 - 5 – Torres del Paine National Park

Over the next three days, we'll explore the Torres del Paine National Park in-depth, making use of our base in its very heart. Our time will be packed with exciting photographic opportunities, as we make our way through the semi-arid landscape.

There will be no fixed itinerary as we will make the most of the prevailing conditions. Your guides know the area well and will work hard to make sure that you'll be in the best locations at all the right times to take advantage of the light.

Some of the highlights of the next three days include:

- 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

On one of the days, there will be a full-day excursion to the Grey Glacier, departing from Lago Grey. The cruise itself will be 4 hours in duration.

Day 6 – Punta Arenas

This will be our final day of shooting within the Torres del Paine National Park. We'll get up early for a sunrise session and after breakfast, we'll check out of the hotel for our journey back to the city of Punta Arenas.

Along the way, there may be further opportunities to capture the wildlife grazing within the scrub.

On arrival to the city, we'll check-in to our hotel. There will be some time to rest and unpack, before we meet together as a group for a final farewell dinner.

Day 7 – Departure (1st February)

Day seven marks the end of our adventure in Patagonia. After breakfast at the hotel, you'll take a transfer back to the airport, where you'll be able to take a flight home or onwards to your next destination – no doubt with a plethora of incredible new photography skills under your belt and a treasure trove of photographs to remember the trip of a lifetime.


Included:


- Two Professional photo guides.

- 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

Not Included:


- Single supplement (600 USD – if you want to stay in a single room)

- Visas (if applicable)

- Alcohol, snacks, beverages

- Airfare


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 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.


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