Spaces Available: 2 spaces open
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dates: December 2-12, 2019 (in country – does not include flight days)
Cost: $6889 double occupancy, $1200 single supplement, $1000 deposit due upon registration.
Description: Twenty five years ago Tom and I pushed our sea kayaks off a rocky beach into the pristine waters of Seno Aysen in Patagonia. We began a two month sea kayak journey deep into remote fjords and rainforest rarely visited by anyone. We encountered exotic wildlife, rolled our kayaks while penguins swam past, and read Darwin journey entries about the areas we were visiting. We were so far off the grid that we couldn’t find accurate tide charts for the fjords we were exploring. After 62 days of paddling, we were spellbound by Patagonia. We’ve been returning ever since to this spectacular area.
Patagonia is a region defined by jaw-dropping landscapes, abundant wildlife and rich gaucho culture. We’ve been working with the same guide for over 20 years, and have specifically designed this photo tour to experience the best Patagonia has to offer in both Argentina and Chile.
We will begin in Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city with quaint neighborhoods, friendly locals and tango dancing on the corner. We will set up a private photo shoot with tango dancers, photograph the colorful La Boca neighborhood, and enjoy an evening tango show.
Our first stop in Patagonia will be El Chalten and Los Glaciares National Park. This small town is the perfect location to photograph the towering peaks nearby including Mt. Fitzroy and Cerro Torre. The area also has lots of opportunities to photograph Andean Condors; last year they flew past at eye level. Driving along the countryside will offer many opportunities to photograph guanacos, many of which should have young this time of year.
Returning to El Calafate, our accommodations will be on a local estancia so we can photograph and experience guacho life. Portrait opportunities will be abundant as guachos herd sheep from horseback. We will also spend a day photographing the mighty Perito Moreno glacier, a massive glacier that is three miles wide and calves frequently. Bright red firebush will be in bloom providing beautiful foregrounds to the deep blue ice.
Our final stop in Patagonia will be at Las Torres Del Paine National Park. Located in Chile, Las Torres offers stunning photographic possibilities. Abundant guanacos walk near the roads while Patagonia gray fox hunt in the fields. Chilean flamingos often feed in the shallow lagoons. Deep turquoise lakes and the jagged peaks of Las Torres and the Cuernos Del Paine provide some of the best landscape photography we have ever experienced. If we are lucky, saucer-shaped lenticular clouds will cap the peaks for even more dramatic images.
This is a photographic experience you won’t soon forget, and a bucket-list trip for most photographers. Let us show you why Patagonia is one of our favorite places.
Closest Airport: Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Included in the fee:
- 2 Full time tour leaders to assist the group during the trip
- Lodging for 10 nights
- Overland private bus transportation
- In country round trip flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate
- Meals as mentioned in itinerary: All breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D)
- Park entrance fees
Local bilingual guides for excursions as necessary
- Copy of Tom’s ebook Create Better Photographs
Participants will provide their own:
Personal expenses, tips, beverages during meals, other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary description.
- International travel round trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina