April 13 - April
The area also provides much unique wildlife not found in our part of the world.
We will visit and photograph the best known iconic landscape locations and also spend time at the parks in the area - Los Glacier National Park and Torres Del Paine National Park. Join us for this lifetime opportunity.
Here is our itinerary:
Apr 13 - Day 1: BUENOS AIRES
Arrival at the Ezeiza (EZE) (also called Aeropuerta Ministro Pistarinir) airport and group transfer to the hotel in Buenos Aires. Afternoon visit to Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve and Palermo Lake for photographing native birds. Or city tour, visiting photogenic corners of Argentina’s capital such as Recoleta, San Telmo, Plaza de Mayo and the colorful La Boca. Welcome dinner. Accommodation for 1 night at Hotel Dolmen. (D)
April 14 - Day 2: BUENOS AIRES– EL CALAFATE – El CHALTEN.
Transfer to Jorge Newbery Airport to board flight to El Calafate. Arrival and drive to El Chaltén across the Patagonian steppes, with stops in route for photography. El Chaltén is a small town at the foot of the stunning Mt. Fitzroy, one of the most charismatic mountain landscapes of the Western Hemisphere. Afternoon photography in the area, visiting a waterfall surrounded by Patagonian beech forest. Accommodation: Posada Lunajuim for 3 nights. (B.D)
© Ron York
April 15 & 16 - Days 3 & 4: EL CHALTEN (FITZ ROY Massif)
Sunrise shots of Fitz Roy’s Massif and Cerro Torre from the Las Vueltas River Canyon and drive to Lago del Desierto, with stops for shooting the vibrant autumn colors around waterfalls, lake Condor and at the foot of north face of Mt. Fitz Roy. Weather permitting, optional hike to Lake Capri to shoot sunrise, where you can photograph Mt. Fitz Roy reflected on the lake’s surface (B.L)
April 17 - Day 5: EL CHALTEN – EL CALAFATE:
Last morning of photography in the area. Boat trip to Viedma Glacier, where we will hike with crampons on the glacier itself and explore the caves of blue ice. Drive to El Calafate. Accommodation at Hotel Mirador del Lago for 2 nights (B.D)
April 18 - Day 6: PERITO MORENO GLACIER
Full day visit to Los Glaciares National Park for photographing Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few glaciers on Earth still advancing rather than receding. The park’s boardwalks and balconies provide unique views of this spectacular glacier. Optional ice walk with crampons on the Perito Moreno Glacier (*) (B.BL) Optional ice walk is $135 and not included in price.
April 19 - Day 7: EL CALAFATE- TORRES DEL PAINE:
Early departure to Torres del Paine National Park, crossing the border at Cancha Carrera Pass . The drive takes about 7 hours across the Patagonian steppes, and we will stop in route for taking photos of landscapes, wildlife and occasionally gauchos driving sheep. Accommodation at Pehoe Lodge for 4 nights. (B.D)
April 20, 21, & 22 - Days 8, 9 & 10:TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK
Three full days for exploring the different corners of Torres del Paine National Park, visiting Paine River Cascades, Laguna Amarga, Lago Grey, and unique opportunities for sunrise and sunset shots of the mountains. Also photograph the abundant wildlife of the park, such as Andean condors, black-chested buzzard-eagles, crested caracaras, Patagonian red foxes, Austral parakeets and big herds of guanacos. (B. L)
April 23 - Day 11: TORRES DEL PAINE – El CALAFATE - BUENOS AIRES
Last morning in Torres del Paine National Park. Drive to El Calafate to board the afternoon flight to Buenos Aires. 1 night in Hotel Dolmen (B.L)
April 24 - Day 12: BUENOS AIRES
Morning for rest. Afternoon city tour in Buenos Aires before the transfer to the airport to board the international flight (B.L)
Basic Trip $5950 double occupancy, single supplement $950.
$1000 deposit registration, balance due January 15, 2013. Fees are set for payment of deposit by credit card and balance by check or money order. Additional fees will apply to final payment by credit card. Trip includes:
internal flights to and from Patagonia from Buenos Aires
transfers and private transportation and local, English speaking, guide
rooms, and meals listed above.
entrance fees to national parks & preserves
Air Transportation US to Buenos Aires
Meals not listed above
Airport Taxes & Visas
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