PATAGONIA: EL CHALTÉN & PERITO MORENO
APRIL 04-11, 2024 (Sold Out)
(08 days/07 nights)
USD 2495 (U.S. dollars)
PATAGONIA: EL CHALTÉN & PERITO MORENO
Join us on this great photographic expedition of 08 days through the wonderful landscapes of Patagonia Argentina during the fall.
An adventure that will start in the city of El Calafate, from where we will move to El Chaltén , which will be our base of operations for 05 days. El Chaltén is considered the Argentine Capital of Trekking thanks to the different circuits surrounded by the most beautiful peaks of the Cordillera such as the famous Mount Fitz Roy, Mount Cerro Torre, the Viedma Glacier and other spectacular locations.
We recommend a good previous physical preparation and to attend in good health because we will make three days of trekking with moderate and high difficulty with distances between 18Km to 22Km to reach the photographic points of our interest as the Laguna de Los Trés, Laguna Torre and the rivers that descend from Mount Fitz Roy. We will not camp outdoors so we can always arrive at our hotels to spend the night comfortably after the excursions.
Could we forget about the night? Not at all. We are planning night photography trips to photograph the night sky of the Andes under the Milky Way. We will give a lecture on the technique of Landscape Astrophotography to have all the knowledge fine-tuned.
Our tour around the area of El Calafate will include a visit to one of the most impressive attractions in South America: The Perito Moreno Glacier with the icebergs that will make this visit an unforgettable experience.
This expedition is a great opportunity to photograph Patagonia's incredible autumn landscapes and southern skies in one of the most photogenic countries on the planet, while learning new techniques from professional photographers who will guide you throughout the trip.
A great photographic adventure awaits us in the colorful ARGENTINE PATAGONIA!
START OF TRIP:
04 April 2024: EL CALAFATE International Airport (FTE).
END OF TRIP:
11 April 2024: EL CALAFATE International Airport (FTE)
DAY 01: 04 APRIL 2024
El Calafate, Argentina
The first day begins with the arrival at El CalafateInternational Airport (FTE)where our staff will be waiting for the arrival of the participants.
where our staff will wait for the arrival of the participants to transfer them to the Hotel and have a first meeting with the group.
Today we will visit Los Glaciares National Park, Perito Moreno Glacier and Lago Argentino.
A full day to visit this iconic place with a walk on the Glacier and on the boats to contemplate the gigantic icebergs.
the gigantic ice floes.
Transfer to El Chaltén (410 meters above sea level).
After breakfast, we will move with our mobility and our guide to El Chaltén, the trekking capital of Argentina.
We will enjoy a welcome barbecue with the whole group and we will have our first pictures of the famous Mount Fitz Roy from the road.
El Chaltén, Trekking to Torre Lagoon
Moderate Difficulty: total distance of 18km (03 hours one way and 03 hours return)
After breakfast we leave for our first trekking to Laguna Torre. We will follow the Fitz Roy River trail
surrounded by forests and endemic birds of the area. The tour will be impressive and the main prize will be the arrival at Laguna Torre, which will be surrounded by floating icebergs.
which will be surrounded by floating icebergs that will serve as close-ups for photographs.
After a snack we will return to our hotel in El Chalten.
Today we will have a day of physical unloading after our first trekking. We will explore the rivers and lagoons
around El Chaltén and visit a panoramic point for the golden hour and blue hour. We will visit El Lago del Desierto
and we will have a gastronomic experience visiting a historical Patagonian Estancia.
El Chaltén, Trekking to Laguna de los Trés, Mount Fitz Roy
High Difficulty: 22km total (04 hours one way and 03 hours return)
Our day will begin very early in the morning for the most emblematic trekking of the town,
which will have as its destination the Laguna de Los Tres under the feet of Mount Fitz Roy. Considered one of the most photogenic trekking
photogenic trekking in the world. It will take us into a populated Patagonian vegetation between rivers, lakes and many angles to photograph.
After lunch at Capri Lake, we will return to our hotel for a well-deserved rest.
Today we will have a day of physical unloading after our second trekking. We will explore the rivers and lagoons
around El Chaltén and visit a panoramic point for the golden hour and blue hour.
If the weather is favorable, we will have a night of Astrophotography.
DAY 08: April 11, 2024
El Calafate - END OF TRIP
Our great Photographic Expedition through Patagonia Argentina comes to an end.
After breakfast we will transfer to the International Airport of El Calafate.
USD 2495 (U.S. dollars)
- All transfers in comfortable private vehicles throughout the itinerary.
- Lodging in comfortable hotels in El Calafate and El Chaltén (double room).
- Breakfasts and Snacks for trekking
- Full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier
- Talk on photographic composition technique
- Lecture on Milky Way capture technique
- Certified Mountain Guide for trekking days
- Photographic advice from our professional photographers
- Air flight from Country of Origin to El Calafate Airport (Argentina)
- Travel or medical insurance
- Food: Lunches, Dinners, Drinks in Restaurants
- Everything else that is not listed as included.
- The participant may request a Single Room for an extra charge.
- Camera (Reflex, Mirrorless, Poweshot, etc.)
- 01 Wide angle lens (18-55mm, 14-24mm, 16-35mm, 12-24mm, etc.)
- 01 Telephoto lenses (70-200mm, 75-300mm, 100-400mm, 55-250mm, etc.)
- 02/03 Extra camera batteries
- SD memories (32gb, 64gb, 128gb)
- Tripod (required)
- Headlamp (required)
- Physical Filters (Neutral Density, Polarizers, GND are optional)
- Remote trigger (optional)
The expedition will be guided by Peruvian photographer Jheison Huerta and his staff of collaborators.
Founder of the agency Photo Andes, in charge of organizing photographic tours since 2014 in the most photogenic destinations in the world, such as: Peru, Norway, Iceland, Morocco, Bolivia, Italy, Argentina
Peru, Norway, Iceland, Morocco, Bolivia, Italy, Italy, Argentina among others.
He is currently a Sony brand ambassador as Alpha Partner for Latin America.
The dynamics of a photographic tour is particular and different from a conventional tour.
It is important to rely on an organization with experience and knowledge of the strategic locations to obtain the best images.
Jheison Huerta has received international recognition for his work in the diffusion of astrophotography in Latin America.
in Latin America, which earned him the recognition of NASA with the APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day),
He is also a professor of the Astrophotography course of the Domestika portal and his work was published in the most important
most important media: BBC, National Geographic, History, Mirror, Telemundo, Globo, El Comercio and many more.
He was nominated by the Photopills app as one of the 25 most inspiring photographers in the world and his work is part of the book
of the book "Photopillers of the Year 2020".
He is currently collaborating with National Geographic UK in the production of the series "Welcome To The Earth " broadcasted on Disney+.
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- Pay Pal (consider +6% for withdrawal commissions)
- Western Union
- Bank transfer (For residents in Peru or USA)
Reservation Fee: USD 945
Second Payment 30 days before the trip: USD 1450
Cancellation of Participation:
- In case of cancellation 60 days prior to departure, we will apply a withholding of USD 395.
- In case of cancellation between 60 days and 30 days prior to departure, we will apply a 30% withholding tax.
- In case of cancellation between 30 days and 15 days prior to departure, we will apply a 60% withholding tax.
In case of cancellation between 15 days to the start date of the trip, we will apply a retention of 100%.