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Landscapes and pumas

Photo Tour Patagonia

Landscapes and pumas

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Patagonia Photo Tour

Patagonia enchants with wild and fantastic landscapes and is also famous for its population of pumas. This extraordinary Patagonia photo tour takes you to selected highlights in the Argentinean and Chilean part of Patagonia. Massive glaciers, idyllic lakes, rugged mountain peaks and the endless expanses of the pampas contribute to the diversity of photo motifs in southern Chile and Argentina.

You will visit El Calafate and the powerful Perito Moreno Glacier, take pictures in the region of El Chaltén and visit the impressive Torres del Paine National Park with your camera. Besides photographing the landscapes, you will go puma tracking next to the Torres del Paine National Park. On this trip, you will also experience the traditional life of the gauchos and, with a bit of luck, photograph an Andean condor in flight. Great wildlife pictures require time, which we will take on this tour. In each location we stay for several nights.

As on all our photo tours, also in Patagonia we work together with an exceptionally good local partner. This Patagonia photo tour is accompanied by a renowned Chilean photographer with a long experience in photo travel in the region. She has previously worked as a guide in the Torres del Paine National Park and as a puma tracker. Benefit from the knowledge about the best spots, the weather and the behaviour of the pumas that only locals can have.

On this tour we will take you to the most beautiful photo spots in Patagonia in order that you can take great photos of the unique landscape and wildlife.

This travel program applies to the trip in 2025.

20 - 30 April 2024 (fully booked)

20 April - 03 May 2025 (filling fast)

14 days / 13 nights from El Calafate to Punta Arenas

6-8 guests

El Calafate - El Chaltén - Torres del Paine National Park – Puma Tracking – Punta Arenas

English- / Spanish- and German speaking photo guides

This Patagonia Photo Tour offers extraordinary highlights!

  • Unique opportunity to observe and photograph pumas in the wild. Wildlife photography at its best. We spend three full days tracking and photographing pumas. This is longer than on other photo trips, because good wildlife pictures take time. You have a great chance of taking home some exceptional images.
  • Fantastic landscape photography featuring the impressive Perito Moreno Glaciar, El Chaltén, Los Glaciares National Park and the iconic Torres del Paine National Park.
  • The impressive landscape of Patagonia with its steep mountain peaks, emerald green lakes and lagoons is considered by us to be one of the most beautiful places in the world for landscape photography. This fantastic region is definitely an Eldorado for photographers.
  • You photograph the traditional life of the gauchos on an estancia.
  • With a bit of luck, you will succeed in taking fascinating photos of the mighty Andean condors.
  • The travel time was deliberately set for the autumn of the southern hemisphere. The autumn colours are beautiful and perhaps the mountain peaks are already sugared with the first snow.
  • On this trip you will be individually guided in a small group by two professional photographers. You will discover Patagonia together with the renowned Chilean professional photographer Cristina Harboe and Amazing Views managing director and nature photographer Thomas Brühlmann.
  • You will bring home dream images from Argentina and Chile!

Photo Guides

Cristina Harboe T.

Cristina Harboe T.

Local Photo Guide

Thomas Brühlmann

Thomas Brühlmann

Amazing Views Photo Guide

Fitness Level for this Patagonia Photo Tour

You enjoy being out in nature and walking over uneven terrain with your photographic equipment. You will photograph intensively and will be out and about at times with the best light conditions.

You are fit enough to take part in 3 – 4-hour hikes and carry your photographic equipment. We follow the pumas over uneven and hilly terrain. Depending on the movements of the pumas, we cover distances of 2 – 5 kilometres. We usually spend the whole day outside.

The exact program will be determined flexibly on site according to the current weather conditions.

Price

20 April – 03 May 2025

CHF 13’900.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 15’380.- | Price per person in a single room

Included in the Price

Guiding by two professional photographers (1 local photographer & 1 photographer from Amazing Views)

Accompanied by local guides, naturalists, and puma trackers

Languages: German, English & Spanish

All transfers from El Calafate to Punta Arenas

13 nights in comfortable hotels

Excursion including boat trip to the glacier front of Perito Moreno

Boat trip on Lago Grey

Entrances to parks in El Calafate, El Chaltén & Torres del Paine

3 days puma tracking

Activities and game drives as per itinerary

Full board (except 4 dinners)

Snacks incl. coffee and tea

Intensive photographic support and instruction by professional photographers

Extensive travel documents

Not included in the Price

Individual arrival and return to El Calafate and from Punta Arenas

Any extra nights before or after the trip

Transfer from/to the airport in case of arrival/departure other than recommended by us

Beverages

Dinner in El Calafate, El Chaltén and Punta Arenas

Personal expenses, tips etc.

Laundry service

Any airport taxes and fees

Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance

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What our clients say

Susanne

We had to wait a long time before we could finally travel to Patagonia. But it was worth it in every respect. What an incredible 10 days we experienced in this unique landscape! Perfectly guided by Thomas Brühlmann, Cristina Harboe and the other local guides, we were able to let off steam photographically. But the highlight was definitely the 3 days of puma tracking. Here we were able to benefit from Rodrigo Moraga's many years of knowledge and photograph the animals at almost arm's length. I would love to go there again right away!

Photo Tour Patagonia, April 2023
  • Destination
  • Departure
    20.04.2024
  • Return Time
    30.04.2024
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Day 1 - Arrival in El Calafate

You travel individually to El Calafate and are expected at the airport in El Calafate. Check-in at the hotel and a cosy arrival in Argentina.
In the late afternoon, you will meet your fellow travellers and there will be a short introduction to the photo tour. The first day ends with a dinner together in El Calafate.
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Day 2 - Perito Moreno Glacier

After an early breakfast, you check out and we will drive with a van to the Perito Moreno Glacier. You take photos of the mighty glacier and go on a boat trip close to the edge of the impressive glacier.
The Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park is the only glacier that is not retreating at the moment. The impressive glacier tongue is about 60 meters high and more than 4 kilometres wide. Regularly, sometimes every hour, huge boulders of glacier come off the edge and crash thunderously into the water. An unparalleled spectacle that you capture with your camera.
From El Calafate, the journey continues to El Chaltén. You finish this impressive day with dinner.
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Day 3 - 4 – El Chaltén

You spend two full days in the surroundings of El Chaltén in Los Glaciares National Park. Among other things, you will photograph the breathtaking Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountain massifs. In addition to the imposing mountains, there is a lot to discover in the surrounding area. Among other things, we will photograph rushing waterfalls, idyllic valleys and the windswept and vast steppe landscape of Patagonia.
Depending on the weather conditions, we will go on hikes to reach the most beautiful photo spots.
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Day 5 – On the road to Chile

After breakfast, we will leave El Chaltén and make our way to Torres del Paine National Park. You drive through the typical pampas landscape of Patagonia and cross the border into Chile.
We reach the Torres del Paine National Park in the evening.
 
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Day 6 - 8 – Landscape photography in Torres del Paine National Park

During the next three days we explore different areas of the Torres del Paine National Park. You will be taken to the right places and fantastic viewpoints in order to take great pictures.
You will benefit from the local know-how of our guides. They know every secret of the park and will lead you to the best highlights and insider photo spots in Torres del Paine. You will receive valuable information about the flora and fauna of Patatgonia and will be supported in taking photographs.
The Torres del Paine National Park is located at the far end of the Andes mountain range. With its impressive glaciers, turquoise and blue shimmering lakes, bizarre mountain formations and the typical steppe landscape of Patagonia, it is one of the most magnificent and wildest landscapes in the world. This rugged beauty of the national park enchants its visitors.
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Day 9 - Life of the Gauchos

After breakfast, check out and drive to our next accommodation. On the way, you will visit an estancia and experience the authentic life of the gauchos. You will take atmospheric photos of their traditional work and also have the opportunity to take impressive portraits. After a typical Patagonian lunch, the journey continues to our next destination.
After check-in, you will get to know your Puma Tracker over dinner. Later, there will be an introduction to puma tracking and dinner together.
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Day 10 to 12 - Puma tracking in Torres del Paine

We will spend the next few days searching, observing, and photographing pumas. This region is considered one of the best places to see pumas in the wildness. The density of pumas is especially high here, not least because of the high and healthy population of guanacos.
Our local tracker will set off before us and then take us to the right places. Smaller hikes of up to about 2 - 5 km may be necessary. We enjoy a picnic lunch at midday.
After numerous great photo experiences with the pumas, you will return to the hotel in the evening.
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Day 13: Photographing Andean condors

After breakfast, check out of the hotel. You will then be transferred to an estancia. The route takes you along a wonderful road. On the way, you make stops for photos.
In the afternoon, you will arrive at the estancia, which is home to the mighty Andean condors. With a bit of luck, you will be able to take some great photos of the flying birds of prey from the cliff. Afterwards, transfer to Punta Arenas.
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Day 14: End of the photo tour

After breakfast and check-out, you will drive to the airport in Punta Arenas and start your journey home or continue your journey individually.

Accommodation

On this Patagonia photo tour we use comfortable and well-located accommodation establishments in Argentina and Chile that are ideally located to reach the photo spots. 

Hotel in El Calafate

The hotel is centrally located in the heart of El Calafate, not far from Lago Argentino. The accommodation focuses on sustainability and the cosy interior design was created by well-known Argentinian artists and imitates the original design of the city. The rooms are comfortably furnished and have a bathroom, desk, minibar, safe and cable TV. The hotel offers two restaurants, a bar, a fitness room and a small spa area.

Hotel in El Chaltén

Our accommodation in El Chaltén in Los Glaciares National Park was founded by mountaineers who have lived in El Chaltén for many years and want to share the beauty of this wild place. The rooms at the lodge are comfortably furnished and have a bathroom and a desk. Free wifi is available.

Hotel in Torres del Paine National Park

Our accommodation is situated in a dreamlike location directly in front of the Torres del Paine mountain massif with a breathtaking view of the impressive landscape. The hotel offers the perfect combination of design, quality and comfort. The beautifully appointed rooms have en-suite bathrooms and offer a safe, central heating and a minibar. A restaurant with fine food inspired by the region and a wellness area complete the hotel’s offer.

Hotel for the puma tracking

The hotel is beautifully situated in the middle of the "pampas" of Patagonia in the immediate vicinity of the Torres del Paine National Park. The hotel is rustic and cosily furnished. The rooms are comfortably designed and offer a nice bathroom. There is a restaurant and free wifi in the hotel.

Hotel in Punta Arenas

This mid-range hotel is centrally located in Punta Arenas, directly on the shore of the Strait of Magellan with a great view of the Pacific Ocean. The rooms are comfortably furnished and have a bathroom, TV and sitting area. The restaurant serves traditional dishes. There is a bar, a fitness room, an indoor pool and a sauna.

Itinerary

The weather in Patagonia can be very changeable. In order to get the most out of the photo trip, we will adjust the exact daily program on site according to the local weather conditions. In case of bad weather conditions, it is possible that individual programme points will be changed. Flexibility is a prerequisite for this Patagonia photo trip.

Climate

Patagonia is located in the southern hemisphere of the world and therefore its seasons are opposite to those of central Europe. The temperatures in summer / autumn, depending on the weather conditions, are usually between 5 and 20 degrees Celsius. Especially around sunrise, sunset and at night it can become very cold. In addition, strong winds are to be expected regularly.The weather in Patagonia is known for its unpredictability and often changes very quickly.

Clothing

This photo tour is outdoor oriented and we will spend a lot of time outdoors in nature. We will be outdoors especially at sunrise and sunset. You should be prepared for cold weather during these hours and from time to time also rain and/or wind. Therefore, it is important to dress warmly enough (in layers) in order to feel comfortable outside even in windy and windy conditions.

Fitness Level

You enjoy being out in nature and walking over uneven terrain with your photographic equipment. You will photograph intensively and will be out and about at times with the best light conditions.
You are fit enough to take part in 3 - 4-hour hikes and carry your photographic equipment. We follow the pumas over uneven and hilly terrain. Depending on the movements of the pumas, we cover distances of 2 - 5 kilometres. We usually spend the whole day outside.
The exact program will be determined flexibly on site according to the current weather conditions.

Health

For Argentina and Chile no vaccinations are mandatory. Please note that yellow fever vaccination may be mandatory when entering from other Latin American countries. You can find further information at: www.safetravel.ch.
Take important medication with you from Europe, as there is no guarantee that you will receive the desired medication in Patagonia. All important medicines belong in your hand luggage.

Accommodation

You are aware that the accommodation on this tour can be located in the middle of national parks and/or far away from civilization.

Half double room

Single travellers can book half of a double room. If there is no other guest who wants to share the room, the single room surcharge will apply.

Insurance

We strongly advise you to purchase insurance for cancellation and return journey costs, which will be needed in the event of evacuation from a secluded region, a local hospital stay or return travel costs to your home country.

Travel information FDFA

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA regularly publishes information on countries in which there may be security policy or other risks. The FDFA's travel advice is based on its own trustworthy sources of information. These travel tips can be found on the FDFA's website: www.eda.admin.ch

Terms and Conditions

T&Cs of Amazing Views & Adventure Tours apply, as well as all other conditions which are listed in the descriptions for the respective trips.

Tour Price

We reserve the right to change prices (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations).

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Landscapes and Pumas Patagonia

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