1 500€ (non-refundable)
Payment in full:
90 days before starting date
Campsites + hotels
Patagonia is a stunningly beautiful region at the very bottom of South America, shared by Chile and Argentina. If you are in love with dramatic mountain landscapes, Patagonia is a must for you: ice-crowned massifs with sharp peaks, clear lakes, picturesque waterfalls and azure glaciers. Patagonia is a home for guanacos, condors, armadillos and even pumas, which we hope to meet in Torres del Paine National Park. I kindly invite you to join this incredible journey.
We pick you up at Punta Arenas (Chile) airport/or hotel in Punta Arenas at the agreed time and head to Torres del Paine National Park (3-4 hour drive). After check-in at Pehoe Campsite, we go for sunset shooting near our camp at Pehoe lake. I strongly recommend you to arrive one day before the start of the tour and stay at a hotel in Snatiago or Punta Arenas for one night to have rest after a long fligh (list of the recommended hotels will be sent to you after booking of the tour).
We will photograph famous Pehoe lake and dramatic horn-like Los Cuernos peaks, have an unforgettable boat trip on Lago Grey to reach amazing azur Gray glacier, visit Nordeskjold lake, Laguna Azul and Amarga (we have a chance to see beautiful flamingos), Salto Grande waterfall and - with luck - meet guanacos, armadillos and pumas.
Our sunrise location is panoramic view from Explora hotel. After breakfast we will drive to our next destination in Argentina – El Chalten (6-7 hour drive). After check-in we will have a short hike to shoot a beautiful panoramic view of a famous Fitz Roy mountain. We will have dinner at a cozy local restaurant and then come back to the hotel.
After breakfast we drop off at the hotel some unnecessary luggage (like laptops, extra clothes) and start out for a hike to a camp site, where we will spend 2 nights. After settling in a camp we head to photograph fantastic place - a mountain waterfall with a view on Fitz Roy.
In the morning we try to catch magic light at Laguna de Los Tres. This is the closest view to the granite wall of Mount Fitz Roy and the surrounding peaks. In the evening we will photograph a "secret waterfall".
After morning shooting in Laguna we take a hike to our next camp site where we’ll spend two nights. We will shoot magnificent Cerro Torre and explore the area near this beautiful monument of nature.
After sunrise shooting close to the campsite we hike back to El Chalten and then drive to El Calafate (4-5 hours drive). We check-in and have dinner in a traditional restaurant.
On this day we are going to visit a famous glacier Perito Moreno, a Patagonian wonder. We will shoot a magnificent ice tongue of the glacier, surrounded by colourful autumn forest. We will have a boat trip, which allows to photograph the glacier at a closer distance. A telephoto lense is strongly recommended. After evening shooting we come back to El Calafate and have a post-processing session in the afternoon. Dinner in a traditional Argentinian restaurant. We will taste well-known cordero patagonico (local lamb) accompanied with Argentinean wine for dinner.
This is the last day of our trip. After breakfast we will go to Punta Arenas airport (8-9 hours drive). Another option-departure flight from El Calafate International Airport.
P.S. During our photography tour we might adjust our plan due to weather conditions.
Included in the price:
- Guided by 2 professional photographers (English, Russian and Czech languages)
- All transfers
- All national parks entrance fees
- Hotels in El Chalten and El Calafate (double room)
- Lunch, dinner in camps
- Processing sessions
Not included in the price and paid additionally:
- Air tickets
- Lunch/dinner at hotels
- Single room at hotels +1000 Euro
- Flights & Travel Insurance
- Alcohol, extra food
- Personal expenditures (souvenirs etc)
- Wide angle lens (11-24mm or 16-35mm)
- Middle range zoom lens (24-70mm or 24-105mm)
- Telephoto zoom lens (70-200mm or 100-400mm)
- ND filters (3, 6,10 stops), GND, polarizer
- Memory cards
- Extra batteries
- Shutter release
- Warm waterproof jacket
- Warm waterproof pants
- Waterpoof shoes/rubber boots or NEOS overshoes
- Knitted cap
- Fleece/softshell jacket
- Thermal underwear
- Casual clothing for dinners, workshops
A tour is considered to be booked if you received confirmation of availability and paid a deposit. The remaining sum is to be paid 75 days before the beginning of a tour.In case of reservation cancellation 90 days before the beginning of a tour, cancellation charge is 100% of deposit, 60 days before a tour - 50% of the tour price, 30 days before a tour - 100% of tour price. If a tour is cancelled by me due to force-majeure circumstances, I return 100% of a paid sum to you.
I am a professional landscape photographer and traveler. I was born in Kazakhstan, the land of steps and severe climate. Since early childhood I was dreaming of traveling. I first took camera in my hands at 6, when my parents rented a Zenit film camera during our holidays on the Black Sea coast. I enthusiastically took pictures of my parents, later with my father we developed films in our bathroom and dried them on a rope. Now I shoot with a modern camera Canon 5D Mark IV, but nature and photography still inspire me the most. I have been to such amazing places as Patagonia, Norway, Iceland, Tuscany, Russia, Slovenia, China, Moravia, the Alps and the Lofotens, Myanmar, Czech Switzerland and I wish to share my impressions and delight with you! Life is full of beauty. This is my motto. I am not a fan of sophisticated and time-consuming processing of photos. The best shot for me is the one that needs minimal processing. My main principles in photography are: Interesting composition Beautiful light Minimum of processing Nowadays it is hard to find a location where no photographer has ever been, that is why even in popular places I try to find an unusual foreground which makes any shot look in a new light. I have won several landscape photography competitions. My photos are published by Canon Russia, Canon Czech Republic, Canon Ukraine. I am an ambassador of Lucroit filter manufacturer (Spain), software company Skylum (Luminar, Aurora HDR software) and backpack manufacturer Nya-Evo.
My name is Maria. I am a portrait and landscape photographer. For several years in a row I have been travelling together with my husband and my camera all over the world. This has always been our dream to travel together sharing our love to nature and photography. We are now guiding photography tours together as tour leaders. I am happy to assist Oleg and to help participants of our tours with anything they might need.