March 28 – April 11, 2020
Photo Tour to the wild plains and mountains at the end of the world from Punta Arenas to Balmaceda
Once again, our popular Photo Tour Scenic Patagonia takes us to the highlights in Argentina and Chile. We photograph in Torres del Paine National Park, at the giant glacier Perito Moreno and the iconic mountain peak of Fitz Roy. Lesser-known highlights will be at Lake Posadas, the Cueva de Los Manos and the marble caves in Chile. On the way we have again opportunity for wildlife watching and meet `gauchos' the cowboys of Argentina. Christian and Regula Heeb are leading this journey together with Swiss professional photographer Thomas Heitmar.
This trip is for people who like to feel the wind in their hair and use travel and photography as an extension of their world experience.
This tour can be combined with our Bolivia Photo Tour from April 11 - 25, 2020
Gallery with more photos from our last Photo Tours to Patagonia
€ 7,465 /per person/double room sharing (~ US$ 8,380)
€ 1,970 /single room surplus (~ US$ 2,220)
Participants: 5 - 9 persons. Full with waiting list.
Prices are from 2018 and might see some small change
- all accommodations in middle class hotels, double room sharing, unless single room is booked
- breakfast included
- transportation from Punta Arenas to Balmaceda in our 4x4 vehicles
- all entry fees as mentioned in itinerary
- supported by Christian Heeb and Thomas Haitmar
- flight to Punta Arenas/Chile and from Balmaceda/Chile
- cost for visa application
March 28 – April 12, 2020
Saturday, March 28: Punta Arenas/Chile
Individual arrival in Punta Arenas. (PUQ) Transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Punta Arenas.
Sunday, March 29: Punta Arenas
Explore the surroundings and an old abandoned hacienda and a ship wreck. Acclimatize to Patagonia. Overnight in Punta Arenas.
Monday, March 30: Punta Arenas – Torres del Paine
Today we head to Chile’s Crown Jewel the amazing Torres del Paine National Park. We drive through stunning Patagonian landscapes to Lago Grey where we will stay for two nights. Overnight at Lago Grey in the Park.
Tuesday, March 31: Torres del Paine NP
On a boat tour to the photogenic Grey glacier we a have opportunity to get stunning shots of the ice close up. The rest of the day is spent exploring and photographing the southern part of the Park. Overnight at Lago Grey in the Park.
Wednesday, April 1: Torres del Paine NP
We change to our hotel in the northern section of the Park. The day is spent exploring and photographing landscapes and wildlife. Overnight in Torres del Paine National Park.
Thursday, April 2: Torres del Paine NP
A full day for photography in Torres del Paine NP. We have the chance to see Gauchos and herds of the wild llamas, the Guanacos. Another night at Hosteria del Torres at Torres del Paine NP.
Friday, April 3: Torres del Paine – El Calafate (Argentina)
Today we cross the border into Argentina. On our way to El Calafate on the shores of Lago Argentina we see the wild and empty landscapes of the Argentinian Patagonia. Overnight in El Calafate.
Saturday, April 4: El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier
The day is spent at Argentina's massive Perito Moreno glacier. The glacier can be photographed from long viewing decks and boardwalks. The calving ice field has to be experienced to really appreciate it. Overnight in El Calafate.
Sunday, April 5: El Calafate, Los Glaciares NP - El Chalten
Today we head to the small resort town of El Chalten at the foot of the iconic peak Fitz Roy. We will photograph the peak and the surrounding lakes and waterfalls while staying here for two nights. Overnight in El Chalten.
Monday April 6: Los Glaciares NP - El Chalten
A full day in the Los Glaciares National Park spent with photography. The Hotel is centrally located so we can take a break during mid day. Overnight in El Chalten.
Tuesday, April 7: El Chalten- Lago Posadas
Today's drive to Lago Posadas leads to some remote and stark landscapes. The lake at the foot of the Andes is little known but has stunning scenery. The Arch island in the lake is our focus for photography at sunset and sunrise. Overnight in Lago Posadas.
Wednesday, April 8: Lago Posadas - Perito Moreno via Cueva de los Manos
On our way north we visit the famous Cueva de los manos, a rock ledge covered in pre-historic rock art depicting hands. The site sits in a beautiful desert canyon surrounded by desert. Overnight in Perito Moreno.
Thursday, April 9: Perito Moreno – Puerto Rio Tranquilo (Chile)
Today we cross the border back into Chile and drive over the Andes Mountains through rewarding and scenic landscapes. Overnight in Puerto Tranquilo.
Friday, April 10: Puerto Rio Tranquilo – Coyhaique
We visit the spectacular marble caves on Lago Carrera. The rocks there are beautifully naturally sculptured cliffs. After the boat tour we drive through remote and bizarre landscapes here at the southern wilderness areas of Chile. Overnight in Coyhaique.
Saturday, April 11: End of the Patagonia Photo Tour
Drive to Airport in Balmaceda/Chile (BBA) and flight back home or continue with us for our Photo Tour in Bolivia.
We reserve the right to adjust the program if necessary.