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Patagonia Photography Tour: Mount Fitz Roy and Torres del Paine

Also includes Buenos Aires

 

April 7th to April 18th, 2018

11 nights/12 inclusive days  |  Limited to 12 participants

$6,876 USD per person | Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $500

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Gateway airport: Buenos Aires, Argentina [EZE]
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2 places are taken, and up to 10 places are available
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Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina extension: April 18th to April 21st

 

                            

 

Photography Tour Overview: Travel Images' Patagonian photography tour/workshop includes the best of Buenos Aires during stays at the beginning and end of the trip, which will include the colorful La Boca district, Plaza de Mayo and more. We then fly to the depths of Argentina and Chile for the spectacular mountain pinnacles of Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy, plus the Perito Moreno Glacier, which all lie within the boundaries of Los Glaciares [The Glaciers] National Park. Then on south into Chile and specifically Torres del Paine National Park. Our stay there will include shots of Gauchos, abundant wildlife including Guanaco, Fox, Rhea, and Condors soaring overhead; plus some of the most spectacular peaks imaginable at both sunrise and sunset. A boat trip out to Gray Glacier is included, as are a variety of waterfalls and much more. Please follow the photo gallery link above for a selection of sample images from our Patagonia photo tours.

Our itinerary . . .

Just a moment, first things first! We suggest that you set your camera clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.

Day 1  |  Buenos Aires
We'll commence our Patagonia photo tour with a digital presentation and lunch, then be off to shoot the most photogenic spots in the city from iconic images to the traditional. Included today will be the colorful La Boca district, and we do mean colorful! We'll likely run into locals doing the Tango on the Caminito . . . a dance that has its origins in this region dating back to the 1890's. Our photography in Buenos Aires will be balanced for a slow pace and light and weather considerations on our second city exploration taking place on day 12.
Buenos Aires, 1 night

Days 2, 3 + 4  |  Mount Fitz Roy, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
We'll take a morning flight to El Calafate, then head northwards to El Chaltén via stops for Guanaco, and lakes etcetera. Our first views of the magnificent Mount Fitz Roy arrive as we approach El Chaltén. Our three-night stay in the community places us in position to photograph the spectacular Los Glaciares National Park peaks of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre - 11,073' and 10,280' respectively - at dawn each morning from several vantage points. Also scheduled are lakes, waterfalls, Gauchos and canyons peppered with autumn color etcetera. This is a region in which one should often look skywards for the sight of a soaring Condor.
El Chalten, 3 nights

Days 5 + 6  |  Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
More dawn light on Mount Fitz Roy, then a road trip to El Calafate with photography along the way. After hotel check-in and a short break we'll head to the shoreline of Lago Argentino for the late light. After sunrise shooting back at the lake and breakfast on day 3, we'll go directly to the western end of Lago Argentino where 80km from El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier lies with its imposing walls of aqua blue ice up to 60 meters high. There are a variety of viewpoints from which to photograph the glacier, and you can explore as many as you wish at leisure. While shooting you'll hear and see the occasional breaking off of ice chunks, and be challenged to capture these as they happen . . . s'easy, honest! Back to El Calafate for some free time and evening light images on the shoreline of Lago Argentino once again.
El Calafate, 2 nights

Days 7, 8, 9 + 10  |  Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
After another sunrise shoot and breakfast we'll be on the road to Chile's 450,000 acre Torres del Paine National Park. We shoot serendipitous subjects blessed with light as we travel - usually the elusive Rhea - and will cross into Chile at around midday. While staying in the park for four nights we'll photograph the stunning Torres del Paine peaks both early and late from various viewpoints. Other highlights will include waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and a boat trip to the north end of Lago Grey to photograph Gray Glacier. From a wildlife perspective you'll likely photograph Guanaco, Fox, Rhea, Upland Geese, the Caracara hawk, the Austral Blackbird, plus Condors riding the air currents sweeping down from the Andean mountain slopes. It's always possible that we may spot a distant Puma [Mountain Lion] crossing the vast landscape too. Night photography is scheduled with shots of the Milky Way over the peaks.
Torres del Paine National Park, 4 nights

Day 11  |  Torres del Paine, Chile, and a return flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dawn light near our hotel one last time, plus we'll be making multiple photography stops for landscapes and wildlife in Torres del Paine National Park, and along our route as we head to El Calafate for our flights back to Buenos Aires in the late afternoon.
Buenos Aires, 1 night

Day 12  |  Buenos Aires and evening flight departures
More Buenos Aires photography through to early afternoon including the Puerto Madero waterfront with the striking 'Women's Bridge', followed by the exclusive quarter of Recoleta and the cemetery which is described as a 'city within a city' . . . and much more.

We then take our flights homewards from Buenos Aires [EZE] airport in the evening. Please ensure that your Buenos Aires departure is not before 6 p.m.

Optional: You also have the option of taking our Iguazu Falls extension, with our group taking flights to Puerto Iguazu in the middle of the afternoon on day 12.


Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours, and local guides
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours

 
 
Enhancing Your Photography Skills: Describing the assistance you'll receive on one of our photography tours takes more than a few words, so for greater detail please go here.
 

Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'non strenuous' to 'mildly strenuous'

A majority of images are found in close proximity to our vehicle

Maximum elevation during the trip is around 2,000 feet

In every other respect this photography tour is considered non-strenuous to mildly strenuous

 
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Photography Tour Cost, the Fine Details and Enrollment

Trip Cost: $6,876 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $500

 

Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • Domestic roundtrip flights Buenos Aires-El Calafate-Buenos Aires

  • Hotel and airport transfers during the trip

  • All accommodations

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Snacks on the vehicle/s and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Box lunch on the day of the Perito Moreno Glacier visit

  • Local 'law taxes'

  • Boat excursion to Gray Glacier

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed in the itinerary above

  • Following the trip, field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, and a disc containing images of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are not included in the trip price . . .

  • Argentinean 'reciprocity fee' of around $160 applicable only to the citizens of Australia, Canada, and the United States and payable at the Buenos Aires airport [EZE]

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport [EZE] and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the inclusive tour dates above

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation expenses

  • Lunches and dinners

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary or a part of the trip

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry etcetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed in the itinerary above are included

  • Any additional excursions you wish to take away from the group are not included, but additional.