PATAGONIA FALL TOUR

April 4 - 15, 2018  Register now »


There are few places that can match the splendor and grandeur of Patagonia. From towering jagged peaks, sky-blue water, beautiful waterfalls to massive glacial ice, the views overwhelm the senses.

Not wasting any time, we'll start our adventure with a Tango dancers model shoot and a wonderful dinner/Tango show the day of our arrival in Buenos Aires.  The following day we head to El Chalten and Los Glaciares National Park with its famous Fitz Roy region photographing around the magnificent views of 11,000 ft. Fitz Roy and its chain of peaks like the jagged Cerro Torre.  Our second main destination is the Torres del Paine National Park of Chile - a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve. Here, again, you'll be awe-struck by views of mammoth jagged mountain peaks each with distinctive shapes.  We'll also have many opportunities to photograph the wildlife of the area - guanacos, Megellanic woodpeckers, condors, grey fox, flamingos and other Patagonian fauna. And, if that's not enough, we're there in the austral fall with it's stunning colors.

Here is an abbreviated and preliminary itinerary that we will probably massage from time to time to ensure we're at the right place at the right time. Any hiking will be light to moderate and we will not be in high elevations.

Day 1 - April 4 Leave home

Day 2  Arrive in Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) in the morning.
Transfer to hotel
In the late afternoon photograph Tango dancers in La Boca
Tango Show and Dinner at the Esquina Homero Manzi (D)
Lodging: Hotel Patios de San Telmo                    

Day 3  Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten/Fitz Roy
After breakfast, photograph Tango dancers at Dorrego Plaza 
Board an afternoon flight to El Calafate
Private bus transportation through the Patagonian Steppes to El Chalten
Sunset shoot  (B,D)
Lodging: Hotel Destino Sur or Los Cerros (three nights)                        

Day 4  Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten
Hiking and driving to great areas for photography
Sunrise with first light on the mountains
Photograph Gauchos and horses with Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre as backdrop
Shoot at the beautiful Salto Grande waterfall. (B,D)

Day 5  Los Glaciares, Viedma Glacier
After breakfast, boat excursion on Viedma Lake to Viedma Glacier; Lunch on the boat; Sunset shoot (B,L,D)                   

Day 6  Los Glaciares, El Calafate
Return to El Calafate
Free time in El Calafate
Barbeque Dinner and show. (B,D)
Lodging: Hotel Estancia Nibepo Aike (Two nights)                       

Day 7  Los Glaciares, Perito Moreno Glacier
Gaucho model shoot - learn off camera flash tecniques from Tom Bol - one of the best
10:30 AM departure to the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier - one of the few glaciers on earth that is still progressing.
Return for more gaucho shoots or photograph birds on the Birds Lagoon Refuge. (B,L,D)

Day 8  Torres del Paine National Park (Chile)
Cross the border into Chile and proceed to Torres del Paine National Park (B,L,D)
Lodging: Hotel Lago Pehoe (three nights)

Day 9  Torres del Paine
Photograph from sunrise through the day with a break for lunch (B,L,D)

Day 10 Torres del Paine
Photograph from sunrise through the day with a break for lunch (B,L,D)

Day 11 El Calafate – Buenos Aires
Return to El Calafate
Farewell Early Dinner/Late Lunch
Board evening flight to Buenos Aires and transfer to hotel. (B,D)
Lodging: Hotel Intersur Recoleta

Day 12 - April 15  Transfer from hotel to EZE for your flight home arriving the next day
Maximum Participants: 12

Includes:
Overland private bus transporation
All lodging
Meals as noted (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Bilingual local tour leader and bilingual guides for excursions as required
Park entrance fees

not included:
Personal items
Meals not noted
Alcoholic beverages
Travel between home and Buenos Aires
Round trip air fare between Buenos Aires and El Calafate ($500 conservative estimate)*
Gratuities for local tour leader & driver (suggested $10 per person per day for each)
Travel insurance (which we always recommend)
* A group reservation will be made on or about March 31, 2017 and each participant will be charged at that time.

TOUR price:

$6,890 per person from Buenos Aires, Argentina per person Double Occupancy    
Single Supplement: $1,162
Please use Registration Form B (see registration page or click here)

payment schedule:
Non-refundable deposit of $1,000 (check or credit card) per person upon registration.
Two equal payments of $2,945 by check due on or before December 30, 2016 and October 30, 2017 respectively.
Single supplement, if required, will be payable in two equal payments of $581 due at the same time as above. 

cancellation policy:
Between December 31, 2016 and October 30, 2017 inclusive: Refund of 50% of payments less non-refundable deposit.
No refunds after October 30, 2017.
PLEASE PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE.