Patagonia Photo Tour

Live a photography adventure through the amazing Patagonia!

Ilhan Eroglu Photography

El Chalten

El Calafate

Torres del Paine

 On April, during the Patagonian Autumn,  the amazing sunsets with lenticular clouds, the beautiful red colors that frame mountains, the turquoise lakes, rivers, waterfalls and the incredible wildlife in their own natural environment become Patagonia in the one the most incredible photo sceneries over the world. In this Patagonia Photo Tour you will discover the best locations in El Chalten and Torres del Paine and you will have plenty of opportunities to photograph this magical scenerie. So, dare to discover Patagonia through this amazing photography adventure!

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Discover Patagonia, a land of jagged peaks, towering blue glaciers, and wind-swept plains, is one of the most breathtaking places on the planet.
  • Sight the local fauna like Condors, Guanacos, Lesser Rheas and a rare chance to see the elusive Puma
  • Photograph the Fitz Roy Mount in El Chalten
  • Visit the world famous Perito Moreno Glacier
  • The awe-inspiring mountain peaks of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.

What's Included

  • Completely private tours in each destination
  • Private transportation
  • Accommodation throughout
  • Expert local guides
  • Full support from your Travel Agent before, during and after your trip

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AT A GLANCE

Patagonia is a place of magical light whit amazing sunsets where the mountains turns to orange colours and the scenes becomes dramatic with peculiar lenticular clouds moving fast above the mountains.  This magical land has seduced photographers for as long as there have been cameras to capture these amazing landscapes. In this Patagonia Photo Tour you will be able to photograph, iconic granite peaks of eternal snow, beautiful turquoise lakes, rivers and waterfalls, forests of lush vegetation, massive glaciers, and amazing wildlife in their own natural environment. So, dare to discover this Patagonia Photo Tour itinerary where nothing of Patagonia is left to be photographed.

All travel ideas are fully customizable, so we make travel proposals adapted to your interests, activities you enjoy, travel dates and destinations you want to visit.

Example Trip Itinerary

DAYS 1 - 3

El Chaltén

Transfer

Private Transfer from El Calafate Airport to El Chalten

Accommodation in El Chalten
Chalten Suites

Chalten Suites offers a personalized service in very comfortable facilities, designed exclusively for those who like peace, tranquility, comfort, good food and the unsurpassed view of the Andean mountains.

UP GRADE : Don Los Cerros
  • Explore Argentina Trekking Capital

This magic mountain town is located in the southern Andes, within the Los Glaciares National Park (Santa Cruz Province), in a valley where the rivers De las Vueltas and Fitz Roy meet, as a result, Chalten is enclosed between rivers and mountains. Mountains are the predominant figures in the landscape of El Chalten, which offers many photography options among lengas and ñires forests, beautiful lakes, rivers and hanging glaciers that you can explore with your local guide.

Day 1: Arriving to El Chalten

Take your flight to El Calafate Airport where the local driver will be waiting for you to take you to El Chalten. While in the way you will enjoy the Patagonian Steppe landscape with its lakes, rivers and native fauna like the guanacos. A few kilometers before reaching the town you will begin to see the impressive mountain peaks that enclose this charming place. If your flight arrive early we can reach the Los Condores lookout in a around 30 minutes walk from the town. The view from there is simply terrific!

Day 2: Capri Lagoon

On the second day of the Patagonia Photo Tour we leave before the breakfast to morning photography session near Laguna Capri. The path begins in the village. During the first hour of walking, the slope is quite steep until you reach the natural viewpoint of the De las Vueltas river valley. Then you will enter into the Lengas and Ñires forest and the slope is less stepp for approximately two hours untill you reach the Laguna Capri. From the lagoon you will have a unique view of the Fitz Roy massif and its surrounded needles, a place that invites you to stay and one of the classic postcards of El Chaltén. You will have plenty of time in Laguna Capri and the hidden waterfalls in the surrounding area.
This evening we can carry out an optional sunset photo session in one of panoramic viewpoints of Fitz Roy massif. 

Day 3: De Las Vueltas River Canyon

On the third day of the Patagonia Photo Tour after the breakfast we move by bus up to de De Las Vueltas River canyon to start the  morning photography session . We have to walk around 30 minutes from the bus park area, to reach the location in the canyon. After sunrise photo shooting we will take the transfer from El Chalten to El Calafate while you enjoy the spectacular Patagonian landscape. Once in El Calafate you will have the afternoon free to enjoy the city by your own.

Transfer

Private Transfer from El Chalten to El Calafate

DAYS 4 - 5

El Calafate

Accommodation in El Calafate
Alto Calafate

The Alto Calafate Hotel is located on the side of a hill that will allow you to enjoy the wonderful views of Lake Argentino, Calafate Hill and the lush Patagonian landscapes. 

  • El Calafate Glaciers Land

Located on the shore of Lake Argentino, in the middle of the Patagonian Steppe, El Calafate is one of the most important tourist centers in Argentina, because this picturesque tourist village is the gateway to the Southern Section of Los Glaciares National Park and its most famous attraction, the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Day 5: Discover the Perito Moreno Glacier

Go to visit one of the World’s Natural Wonder, the Perito Moreno Glacier which flows down from the Southern Patagonian Icefield,  is the third largest glacier area over the world. The road leads to the very front of the glacier, which will be only meters away from your eyes which allows us to catch shots of giant blocks of ice calving off the glacier. The private guide will accompany you during your visit to the national park and the tour is flexible so you can make stops, suggestions to the guide, and detours according to your interests. Once back in El Calafate you will came back to the hotel to enjoy a typical Patagonian dinner.

DAYS 6 - 10

Torres del Paine

Transfer

Private transfer from El Calafate to Torres del Paine

Accommodation in Torres del Paine
Explora

Anchored as a boat on the shore of Lake Pehoé in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, is located Explora Patagonia, designed as the perfect base to enjoy Torres del Paine National Park. With a unique location and unparalleled views

MORE OPTIONS : Las Torres
  • Discover the amazing Torres del Paine National Park

Located a few kilometers from Puerto Natales, in southern Chile, Torres del Paine National Park is considered one of the most beautiful places over Southern Patagonia and one of the best photography areas in the world. Its amazing mountain peaks belonging to the Paine Massif and the uneven topography heights along with its unique flora and fauna, make it a must for those who visit Southern Patagonia.

Day 6: Arrive to Torres del Paine

On 6th day of our Patagonia Photo Tour  we leave early in the morning  to our next destination, Torres del Paine. We will cross the border into Chile, enjoying the Patagonian Steppe scenery during our journey. After crossing the border we will make a stop to have lunch in a restaurant and we continue traveling to reach the Torres del Paine National Park entrance. We will often stop along the way for photography and wildlife observation; we will have opportunities to take pictures of local fauna  like Andean Condors, Guanacos, Patagonian Foxes, Armadillos and Patagonian Skunks while enjoying our first views of the Paine massif. Once in the hotel we can relax and enjoy a pataginian dinner .

Day 7: Pehoe Lake

We leave early in the morning for sunrise photoshooting. Today we will explore the central area of the National Park to take pictures from the Pehoe Lake, with an optional 1.30 hours hike to Mirador Condor with a stunning 360-view of The Horns, Paine Towers, Lake Pehoe and Grey Glacier . This evening we will have again an optional photo outing from Explora Hotel to catch some shots of a panoramic view of the Paine Massif and Lake Pehoe.

Day 8: Paine Horns

Today we will start early again in order to photograph the Horns with the first light of day.  From the park area in Salto Grande we will take a 1.30 hour hike to the photoshooting location. We’ll have plenty of opportunities to take pictures of  amazing sunrise and  sunsets of dramatic scens, dyed on red tones with lenticular clouds moving fast between the peaks. For sunset photoshooting we will go to the Lake Nordenskjöld, to take pictures of a diferent view the Horns.

Day 9: Grey Glacier

On our 9th day of our Patagonia Photo Tour we will leave early to take a boat ride to Grey Glacier. The navigation takes around 3 hours, crossing the icy waters towards the majestic Grey Glacier.  During the firt part of the ride we will see the enormous icebergs dragged by the wind anchored in the southern shore of the lake. We will arrive to the the impressive and actively ​ calving front of the Glacier, where we will have plenty oportunities to take panoramic photos. We will appreciate the cracks in the surface of the glacier ice and its varied range of colors from whitish to deep blue. For sunset photoshooting we will have an optional outing.

Day 10: Transfer to Punta Arenas

The last day in our Patagonia Photo Tour, after breakfast, we will take the transfer to Punta Arenas to take you flight back home or to your next destination. 

Transfer

Private transfer to Punta Arenas

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El Chalten - El Calafate - Torres del Paine

Patagonia Photo Tour 2019

What's Your Dream Trip?

We dedicate to design custom trips for people who wish to live a special lifetime experience. As a result our professional team of travel designers and excellent local guides work together to create the best itineraries based on your interests.

How to Customize This Itinerary

Take a one-night camping trip out of El Chalten  at the foot of the Cerro Torre and the Glaciar Grande to discover one the most incredible photo sceneries in Patagonia. You will have plenty of time in Torre Lagoon and surroundings to take pictures at sunset and sunrise.

Add extra activity in El Calafate and live a unique experience walking over the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier.

Take one more day in Punta Arenas to visit in the morning the Magdalena Island to wath Magellanic
Penguins  and enjoy the southern continental city during the afternoon. 

Combine this itinerary with some days in Ushuaia and take some pictures of the Tierra del Fuego National Park, the Ushuaia port and Bay and its amazing wildlife in the Beagle Channel.

You can also extend the itinerary  taking some days to photograph the incredible and varied fauna in Puerto Madryn and Peninsula de Valdés. Animals visit the area at different times of the year. So let us know when you want to travel and we will tell you what you expect to see.

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