Tour Date: February 10-21, 2013 Tour Price: $7500 ***INCLUDES RT AIRFARE from USA gateway city Registration Deadline: December 10, 2012 Single supplement $700
- Tierra del Fuego National Park
- El Chalten
- El Calafate
- South Americas Largest Glacier
- Perito Moreno
- Professional photographic instruction
What’s Not Included
- All hotel accommodations
- English-speaking guides
- Meals according to itinerary
- International RT airfare from USA gateway city
- In country air travel
- Ground transportation
- Admissions fees according to itinerary
- Professional photographic instruction
- Any Passport and Visa arrangements
- Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
- Additional drinks and other personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls etc.)
- Any services not specifically mentioned in the tour program
- Tips for guides or baggage handlers
- Airport Taxes
Tour Itinerary– subject to change Day 1 Beagle Channel and Gable Island Private full day Beagle Channel and Gable Island excursion with English speaking guide. The Beagle Channel & Gabel Island offers a glimpse into Tierra Del Fuego and the region. The area is also has abundant sea life and birds. We’ll be ready to shoot early and often.
Day 2 Tierra del Fuego Private full day Tierra del Fuego National Park with canoes, with English speaking guide and Entrance fee included. This pristine park which is about 13 miles west of Ushuaia offers beautiful lakes, peat bogs, a wonderful and rich flora and fauna and stunning cheery forests. This will be our playground for the day to capture the images your eye catches and those that Adam may ask us to work on.
Day 3 Ushuaia Free Day in Ushuaia Free Day in Ushuaia. This town, the gateway to Antarctica, offers a glimpse into the wild nature of the area as Ushuaia feels more like a frontier town than a tourist boomtown. This is a fishing village which offers excellent photographic content for pastel colored homes and tiny, well-tended gardens. There is a wonderful trail that leads from town to the Martial Glacier which offers some spectacular photographic opportunities. Of course, sunsets here—at the end of the earth—are amazing! The colors cast are a subdued tone and the powerful snow capped peaks often reflect the setting sun onto the water of the stream spilling into the Beagle Channel.
Day 4 Ushuaia - El Chalten Private transfer with English speaking guide from the hotel to the airport. Upon arrival private transfer from El Calafate’s airport to El Chalten. Along the way, enjoy the magnificent geography of the region as we drive through the mountains, passing stunning lakes and winding rivers (includes some stops on the route). This evening, settle in to our hotel in Chalten. Las Piedras Hotel, or similar: Standard Double Rooms, for 03 nights. We’ll have some free time to relax and wander this town which once hid Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid from the law.
Day 5 El Chalten Free day in El Chalten. This is the land of Cerro Fitzroy—the massive granite hulk which looms on the northern horizon as we approach the village. Photographic possibilities here include Lake of the Desert—about 23 miles from town is a lovely lake surrounded by lush forest full of orchids and mossy tress. Of course, the mountain vistas of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitzroy are always a welcome venture.
Day 6 El Chalten Short hike in El Chalten Hike (1 hour easy—our pace) and half day at El Chalten. English speaking guide included. This is one of those secret places which will bring you sense of wonderment not only for nature but provide an opportunity for excellent photography. Landscapes are the order of the day.
Day 7 El Chalten Private transfer from the hotel to the bus terminal. Regular bus tickets from El Chalten to El Calafate. Upon arrival private transfer with English speaking guide from the bus terminal to the Sierra Nevada Hotel (3*), or similar. Sierra Nevada Hotel (3*), or similar: Standard Double Room, for 04 nights. This hotel is located in the main street of Calafate. The exterior of the hotel is full of grass and colorful flowers, wide lawns and wonderful views. Interiors are light and cozy and have comfortable 40 rooms and many shared spaces. There are magnificent views from each corner, and it is integrated into the beauty of the Glaciers National Park. El Calafate is the gateway for one of South America’s most spectacular sights—the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Day 8 Perito Moreno Glacier Perito Moreno Mini-trekking, with private transfers and English speaking guide included. Entrance fee included. Our time here—a full day of uninterrupted photography of the glacier and the Iceberg Channel also offers stunning sunsets as the sun here mixes with the blues and other hues of the ice to bring colors and hues not seen many places on earth.
Day 9 El Calafate Free day in El Calafate. Lago Roca excursion. This little lake is a little visited location just outside the National Park. It is a lush area of green meadows, shorelines, and a climate that is much milder than the surrounding area. The hills behind the lake offer outstanding views of the dark blue lake as well as the pale-green inlet of Lake Argentina with Perito Moreno glacier and the jagged snow-capped peaks beyond are awe inspiring. This is an M&M secret spot!
Day 10 Upsala/Onelli Navigation Upsala/Onelli Glacier navigation, with private transfers, box lunch and English speaking guide included. Anyone for an excursion to South America largest glacier? We’ll shoot from the boat as we dodge icebergs as our boat maneuvers to ice walls of glaciers that feed Lake Argentina as we make our way towards the Upsala Glacier. We’ll see condors and black-chested buzzard eagles in their nests high upon the rocky cliffs above the lake. Ice and hues to bring those blues into your photography you’ve never seen before.
Day 11 El Calafate - Buenos Aires Depart for home. Private transfer with English speaking guide from the hotel to the airport. Flight from El Calafate to Buenos Aires included). Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, private transfer from the domestic airport to the International Airport.
Day 12 Home Return to your home today with memories and photos you will never forget.