ARGENTINA

PATAGONIA

Feb 18 - Mar 1, 2018

November 4 - 15, 2018

Feb 17 - 28, 2019

November 3-14, 2019

Travel, Landscape, Nature, Seascape, Wildlife and People Photography

Includes

  1. -12 Days

  2. -Only 4-8 Guests

  3. -Photographer | Guide

  4. -4 or 5 Star Hotels

  5. -Breakfasts

  6. -2 Dinners

  7. -Local Transportation

  8. -National Park Entry Fees

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PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE VACATIONS

Patagonia

El Calafate, Perito Moreno, Torres del Paine, El Chalten

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Capture breathtaking and untouched Patagonia from both Argentina and Chile.

Patagonia Photo Adventure Vacations – Inspire, Create and Learn.

Patagonia is a region in the south of Argentina bordered in the north by the Cuyo and Pampas regions, in the east by the Atlantic Ocean and in the south and west by Chile. It occupies roughly 490,000 square miles. Patagonia is a windswept frontier bequeathed with the earth's few remaining glaciers. Patagonia is famous for being a magnet for wanderers. It has an almost other worldly feel, from the colors embedded in the landscape... teal, mauve, mahogany, periwinkle, azure and lavender - to the effect it has on the imagination.

You will discover some of the most remarkable landscapes in Patagonia. Prepare to be amazed at unbelievable glaciers, rugged mountain peaks and crazy dramatic skies. Since Darwin visited this land in the mid 1800’s, Patagonia has become a dreamer’s destination for adventurers and settlers. Patagonia will capture your senses and amaze you. At times, you will put down your camera and just take the drama in. We will most definitely cover all the iconic locations for photography at the right times of day with the best light, but we will also enjoy the culture of the region. Our guide has traveled the region countless times, and will discuss it’s history and idiosyncrasies. Patagonia is famous for it’s great food as well, and we will enjoy the finest local meals.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity. 

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than in Patagonia!


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Group Size



4-8 Guests


Experience | Difficulty



Beginner, amateur, enthusiast, semi-pro and pro photographers

DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras

Busy schedule

Travel by plane, AWD or minibus

Mild to moderate elevation changes with walking and hiking

(non-photographers also welcome)


Photographer | Guides



Bernardo Galmarini  |  February 18 - March 1, 2018

Bernardo Galmarini  |  November 4-15, 2018

Bernardo Galmarini  |  February 17-28, 2019

Bernardo Galmarini  |  November 3-14, 2019


Weather | Sun



February / Patagonia - Temps 68/49 F  22/9 C  Sunrise 7:06 | Sunset 9:00 (21:00)

November / Patagonia - Temps 65/45 F  18/7 C  Sunrise 6:04 | Sunset 9:02 (21:02)


Includes



Travel, landscape, nature and wildlife photography

Focus on “long exposure” photography

Professional photographer | guide

Photo walks, hikes & discussions

Small group size (4-8 guests)

4 or 5 star hotels (except in remote locations)

Breakfasts

2 Dinners

Private transportation and driver

National park entry fees

National park guide where required by law

El Calafate airport transfers


Accommodations



El Calafate - Hotel Patagonia Queen or similar

Chile - Hosteria Pehoe or similar

El Chalten - Chalten Suites Hotel or similar


Travel Information



Arrival & Departure Airport: Comandante Armando Tola International Airport, El Calafate, Argentina (FTE) - Transfer time to hotel 30min

Our adventure begins at 5 PM on the first day and ends at checkout on the last day.

Note: El Calafate is a 3 hour flight from Buenos Aires and we would be happy to book your air travel. If you choose to arrive early in Buenos Aires, we would be happy to book your hotel and arrange our photographer in Buenos Aires for photo day tours.

Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to Visa Map to find out.


Excursions (Optional)



Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking

Estancia Cristina


Price



PATAGONIA - ARGENTINA & CHILE 12-DAY PHOTO ADVENTURE

Photo Adventure Vacation | February 18 - March 1, 2018:  $9,295

Photo Adventure Vacation | November 4-15, 2018:  $9,295

Photo Adventure Vacation | February 17-28, 2019:  $10,095

Photo Adventure Vacation | November 3-14, 2019:  $10,095


Single Supplement:  $1400

(Optional) Early Arrival Hotel Room:  $300

(Optional) Late Departure Hotel Room:  $300


Deposit:  $1000


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*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.



PATAGONIA 12 DAYS


Note: We can book your air travel from Buenos Aries to El Calafate and back. If you choose to arrive early in Buenos Aires, we would be happy to book your hotel and arrange our photographer in Buenos Aires for photo day tours.

Sunday (1)  El Calafate

Our adventure beings on Sunday at our hotel in El Calafate and back. In the early evening we will have a meet and greet with our group leader and guide, and then celebrate with our “Welcome Dinner” at one of the many great restaurants in El Calafate. (D)

Monday (2)  Perito Moreno Glacier

We are up early on Monday to photograph Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, declared a “World Heritage" site by UNESCO in 1981. This spectacular glacier is one of the very few glaciers in the world that still advances. Its massive front wall will most likely make you put down your camera in awe. There are several different views we will explore, ranging from details of the ice to the grand view spanning the 3.5 miles of its front wall. Its frequent calving, one of the trademarks of the glacier is a little “extra” that the glacier offers its visitors frequently and one of the best features of the day. (B)

Tuesday (3)  El Chalten

Today, we depart towards El Chalten, through Patagonian steppe. The 3 hour drive through the steppe to this charming little mountain town of just a couple thousand people is very interesting. We will likely see Guanacos and Nandues (a south American ostrich) on the way. As we approach El Chalten, we will view (weather permitting) the magnificent Fitz Roy massif in all its rugged glory. We will make stops on the way to start getting used to our main subject for the next 3 days. (B)

Wednesday (4)  El Chalten - Fitz Roy

We will spend 3 full days in the area, shooting the Fitz Roy, the Cerro Torre, and the rest of the peaks in this massif. The best light to shoot is the early morning, where the light turns the granite red-orange. We will explore different locations for sunrise. After breakfast back in town, we can walk different easy trails that start right at the edge of the town, exploring different views and angles of the mountains, but also enjoy and photograph unpolluted forests and streams. The town itself is very picturesque and definitely worth the time to explore. Despite its size, the town is full of great little restaurants, so good food is guaranteed! (B)

Thursday (5)  El Chalten - Fitz Roy

See Day 4 (Wednesday) for details. Since we will be spending 3 days in El Chalten and Ftiz Roy, the exact order which which we explore will be determined based on weather and other factors. (B)

Friday (6)  El Chalten - Fitz Roy

See Day 4 (Wednesday) for details. Since we will be spending 3 days in El Chalten and Ftiz Roy, the exact order which which we explore will be determined based on weather and other factors. (B)

Saturday (7)  Torres del Paine - Chile

On Saturday we depart early for Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. We will drive through Patagonian steppe (lunch en route) crossing the border to Chile. This is a long driving day with different views as we move south towards Chile’s incredibly pretty Torres del Paine. (B)

Sunday (8)  Laguna Amarga - Cascada Paine

We will spend the next 3 full days visiting the park, including Laguna Amarga, Cascada Paine, Salto Grande, Grey Glacier, Lake Pehoe, Lake Nordenskjold. Torres del Paine is arguably the prettiest park in Patagonia. Our hotel’s amazing location in the middle of Lake Pehoe’s turquoise waters, with the rugged Paine’s Horns unobstructed views makes it the perfect place to set base during our stay. We will shoot from excellent locations, with the best light. There are so many places to shoot and the park is so incredibly beautiful that our three days will certainly feel not enough. From walks through forests, to icebergs, to turquoise colored waters, to rugged mountains, to guanacos, condors, and flamingos, Torres del Paine has it all! (B)

Monday (9)  Grey Glacier - Salto Grande

See Day 8 (Sunday) for details. Since we will be spending 3 days in Torres del Paine National Park, the exact order which which we explore will be determined based on weather and other factors. (B)

Tuesday (10)  Lake Pehoe - Lake Nordenskjold

See Day 8 (Sunday) for details. Since we will be spending 3 days in Torres del Paine National Park, the exact order which which we explore will be determined based on weather and other factors. (B)

Wednesday (11)  Torres del Paine - El Calafate

After sunrise and breakfast, we drive back to El Calafate for our last night in Patagonia. In the evening we will celebrate with our wonderful “Farewell Dinner”, with great fun and laughter as we discuss all the highlights of the trip. (B) (D)

Thursday (12)  El Calafate 

You morning is free, checkout and transfers to the airport for your return flight home or elsewhere in South America. (B)

Note: We can book your air travel from El Calafate to Buenos Aires and back. If you choose to extend your stay in Buenos Aires, we would be happy to book your hotel and arrange our photographer in Buenos Aires for photo day tours.

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  Options and Benefits



Private Guided Tours & Adventures



We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here to request a quote. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.


Travel Insurance



We offer travel insurance through Travelex. The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to get a free quote.


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Give someone you know a Gift Certificate, good toward any of our Photo Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Certificates are delivered to you electronically. They are fully transferable and have a 2 year expiration date. They are available in any amount from $100 to $5000. It makes a great gift for anyone who loves photography, travel or adventure. Order now, or email for more information.



Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials



We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.


Combination Tours



You can SAVE by combining two or more back-to-back photo adventures. Call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.


Loyalty Club**



All registered guests on 6 day or longer Photo Adventures are automatically enrolled in our Loyalty Club. You will receive a $200 discount on your next Photo Adventure. After attending just 3 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Gold” status and a $300 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. After attending 6 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Elite” status and a $500 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. Elite status guests also receive other benefits such as additional discounts, special offers, room upgrades (when available), and more. Click here to learn more.



**LOYALTY CLUB: Loyalty discounts only apply to 6 day or longer Photo Adventures. The discount is applied to the Photo Adventure fee when booked directly through our website, and cannot be added to or combined with any “pay in full”, “pay in advance” or “discounted specials”. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Your discount will be applied to your final payment. Only one discount per person, per adventure. This discount has no cash value. Polar Adventures are excluded from this offer. Loyalty Club status will be eliminated after 3 years of inactivity.  


NOTE: We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability and pricing. Not included in your rate are alcoholic beverages, unscheduled meals, travel to and from our destinations, airport transfers, travel insurance and any optional excursions you may choose to book on your own or as a group. Breakfast is usually included unless it is not offered in our hotel package. As is standard in the travel industry, all accommodations are based on double occupancy. Please choose the private room / single supplement option if you prefer your own room. Double occupancy can only be offered if you are traveling with a guest. We reserve the right to change events and schedules throughout the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Our number one priority is always the safety of our group.






 
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