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Landscapes and pumas

Photo Tour Patagonia

Landscapes and pumas

CHF 8'900 per person
On request only

Patagonia Photo Tour

Patagonia enchants with wild and fantastic landscapes and is also famous for its population of pumas. This extraordinary 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 the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier, the impressive Fitz Roy Massif in El Chaltén in Argentina and the impressive Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Besides photographing the landscapes, you will go puma tracking in the Torres del Paine National Park. Great wildlife pictures require time, which we will take on this tour.

As on all our photo tours, also in Chile we work together with an exceptionally good local partner. This partner has many years of experience and is one of the pioneers in puma tracking. The tour is accompanied by a renowned Chilean photographer who knows both destinations in detail. The photos in this tour description are taken by him and his partner, both professional photographers.

17 - 29 April 2021

13 days / 12 nights from El Calafate to Santiago de Chile

5 - 8 guests

El Calafate- El Chaltén- Torres del Paine -Valparaiso/Santiago

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.
  • Fantastic possibilities for landscape photography in El Calafate with the Perito Moreno
  • Glaciers, the Fitz Roy massif in El Chaltén and the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.
  • The travel time was deliberately set for the autumn of the southern hemisphere. In April, the landscape glows in the most beautiful shades of red, yellow and bride. An Eldorado for photographers.
  • The impressive landscape of Patagonia with its steeply rising mountain peaks, emerald green lakes and lagoons makes the heart of every landscape photographer beat faster.
  • Renowned local professional photographer and pioneer in puma tracking in Patagonia
  • You will bring home dream images from Argentina and Chile!

Photo Guides

Portfolio Rodrigo Moraga

Rodrigo Moraga

Local Photo Guide

Unsere-Fotografen-Thomas-Bruehlmann-square

Thomas Brühlmann

Amazing Views Photo Guide

Price

17 – 29 April 2021

CHF 8‘900.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 9‘750.- | 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 Santiago de Chile (without flights)

12 nights in comfortable hotels

Excursion including boat trip to the glacier front at Perito Moreno

Entrances Torres del Paine & Perito Moreno

3 days puma tracking on private estancia

Breakfast

Full board in Torres de Paine (Chile)

Extensive travel documents

All entry and camp fees within the parks and reserves

Not included in the Price

Individual arrival and return (flights to El Calafate, Punta Arenas - Santiago de Chile and return flight from Santiago de Chile)

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

Lunch & dinner in Argentina and Santiago de Chile

Beverages

Possible entrances to El Chaltèn

Personal expenses, tips etc.

Any airport taxes and fees

Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance

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What our clients say

Josy

New York - I would never have thought that I would be so fascinated to discover a new kind of photography in the midst of a crowd of people. To document a city in black and white under professional guidance is simply just so much fun!

Street Photography New York, November 2019

Alexander

Amazing Views is really worth of its name on this fantastic journey into the beauty and wilderness of Alaska! Starting with a variety of animals that we could observe, great landscapes and unique excursions...you went from one highlight to the next and when you thought: "More is not possible", the next highlight of the trip already came. Playing brown bear teenagers, who came a little bit closer, bald eagles in flight and very photogenic in the treetop, otters, seals, dolphins, whales, moose, foxes, caribous, black bears, beavers, puffins and much more we were allowed to admire and photograph in the animal kingdom. Among the landscapes, there were unique (early) morning moods, glaciers and lakes, foggy valleys and as a special gift, Mount Denali with all its splendour. And all this on land, on water and from the air. A memorable experience and a very special trip, with great people and the perfect organization and support by Thomas and Jeff! With Amazing Views anytime again. Thanks to the whole team!

Alaska Into the Wild, August 2019

Erwin & Pia

Alaska had been in the back of my mind for many years because of its vast photographic possibilities. Finally it worked out and we experienced such a unforgettable journey of superlatives. During our various trips to USA and also Canada we were constantly accompanied by warning signs for moss crossing, but never got to see one. Jeff and Thomas, especially Pia, were finally able to fulfil our wish and we experienced a wonderful morning in a moose area near Anchorage and were able to take pictures of the animals at close range. An unforgettable experience that we will never forget. To go into all the other highlights would go beyond the scope here. We are grateful that we were able to experience all this at our age.

Photo tour Alaska Into the Wild, August 2019

Urs

The Alaska Into the wild photo tour was fantastic. Bears, sea otters, moose, caribous and much more could be photographed at close range. The trip was not limited to wildlife and landscape photography was not neglected. Special thanks to Jeff Schultz. His knowledge, experience and helpfulness made the trip an unforgettable experience. I can only recommend this photo tour!

Into the Wild, August 2019

Cindi

WOW! It was sensory overload and I'm still processing everything that I saw and experienced. I just finished doing a first look at my photos (over 12,000) and am re-living the exceptional tour. Accommodations, food, leadership and the weather (most of the time) were the best possible. So many bears and so close. Seeing all of Denali for several days was a minor miracle. Flying up to it is beyond words. How can I describe the thrill of the helicopter ride to the glaciers, the boat trip on Prince William Sound with all the wildlife we saw and its gorgeous scenery, Lake Clark with its many bears and their crazy behavior, Denali Camp with its pristine beauty, gourmet food, much wildlife and the crazy road getting there? And the group I was with became instant friends of mine who I already miss. It was a trip I'll remember the rest of my life. Thank you, Amazing Views!

Alaska Into the Wild, August 2019

Silke

Alaska - Into the wild was an unforgettable journey for me, even though I don't photograph at all. Highlights after highlights, breath-taking landscapes alternated with incredible animal encounters. We saw bears, moose, sea otters, porpoises, humpback whales....., some of them from close range. In addition, the organisation both before and on site was excellent, the accommodations were great and with Jeff Schultz we had a photographer at our side who was not only familiar with the area and always friendly and helpful, but also made many experiences possible for us through his knowledge and experience. Although I was a bit sceptical in advance if this trip is really recommendable for non-photographers, I did not regret my participation in the trip for a minute and I firmly believe that this was not my last trip with Amazing Views.

Alaska Into the Wild, August 2019

Dorina

I am still completely blown away that I had a chance to experience this breath-taking, wild beauty of nature. And watching the King of the Arctic in his natural environment is the crowning glory. This trip was rounded off by perfect organisation and execution, first class food, super nice crew and really great tips from the experienced nature photographer Daisy Gilardini and Thomas from Amazing Views, who delivered a perfect all-round carefree package for me. Sorry Thomas, if I have to repeat myself again and again: THANK YOU VERY MUCH to you and Jennifer for making such trips possible!!! I would like to be part of this journey once again.

Spitsbergen, April 2019

Bill

The polar bear photo safari with Daisy was a once in a lifetime wonder. Seeing a polar bear and her cubs emerge from their den and later begin their long journey to the Bay was more emotional than I expected. This was the best wildlife experience I have ever had.

Photo safari polar bears Wapusk National Park, March 2019

Stefanie

I learned to appreciate Daisy very much, not only as a photographer, but also as a person. Once in a lifetime experience, got a deep insight into the polar bear family life, got to admire the polar bears and fluffy, cute cubs playing in the snow! Among the many photos there are some really great pictures, which thanks to Daisy. It was a pleasure. Thanks a lot for the great days!

Photo safari polar bears Wapusk National Park, March 2019

Urs

Despite initial doubts about weather conditions (cold / wind) and hand baggage regulations of the US companies, the whole trip proved to be an excellent opportunity to follow & observe a polar bear mother. Thanks to the peace and quiet and support from Daisy who made that possible. The outermost cold protection suits including shoes were great. An impressive experience that will stay vivid for a long time.

Photo safari polar bears Wapusk National Park, March

Christoph

The tours are always super organized by Jennifer and Thomas! I especially liked this tour, because you experience the nature of South Africa and Botswana in its unspoiled form. The animals are not on display, you have to look for them / discover them. But you get to see all the animals, up close and personal. Also, the season with occasional thunderstorms and wildflower carpets has its special charm. Absolutely recommended!

Botswana's Best Kept Secret, February 2019

Kristina & Kerstin

Alaska - Into the Wild was very much to our liking, it was a scenically and photographically varied trip. There is something for everyone, whether on land, from the air or on the water. Unbelievable landscapes, a fantastic sunrises and animal encounters (especially the bears) that you won't forget so quickly. Jeff Schultz is a wonderful photo travel companion; warm, calm, patient and always helpful. A really great person and perfect choice.

Alaska Into the Wild, August 2018

Doris

I had a dream, and it came true! Svalbard with Jenny and Daisy can hardly be 'topped'. The organisation- incl. consideration of my 'special handicaps' was just great. In addition, the team on board was extremely customer oriented. Thus we experienced indescribable photo events from day to day.

Spitsbergen, June / July 2018

Philip & Barbara

The trip to Spitsbergen with its unspoilt landscape, abundance of animals and the fascinating play of lights was a matter of the heart. We were able to experience a lot on this perfectly organized trip. The accommodation on the ship was perfect and the excursion mode fully met our taste. Among the many photos there are a few great pictures, which are a joy thanks to Jenny and Daisy. Many thanks for the great days Philipp & Barbara.

Svalbard, June / July 2018

Carola

Svalbard, Arctic, polar bears, glaciers, walruses, birds, and pure nature. This trip is unforgettable, but not only because of the nature, the animal and bird life and the silence and tranquillity of this area, but also because of the amazing view and One Ocean. Everything just fits: the ship, the crew, the staff of One Ocean, who left no question unanswered, were always helpful, cheerful and obliging. Especially THANKS to Jenny Brühlmann and Daisy Gilardini. Not only do they have a profound knowledge of photography and the area, they are also very good at communicating it, and they managed to turn me from a non-photographer to a proud owner of a camera and have total fun taking pictures. I have learned to appreciate both of them very much, not only as photographers and tour guides, but also as people.

Spitsbergen, June / July 2018
  • Destination
  • Departure
    17.04.2021
  • Return Time
    29.04.2021
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Day 1 – Arrival in El Calafate

You will be expected at the airport in El Calafate. Check-in at the hotel and comfortable arrival in Argentina. The photo tour starts with a dinner together.
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Day 2 – Perito Moreno Glacier

After an early breakfast we will drive with a van to the Perito Moreno glacier. You will take pictures at sunrise. Afterwards we will take a boat trip 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.
Before returning to El Calafate, you have time to explore the surroundings. After lunch in El Calafate we will continue to El Chaltén.
Fotoreise Patagonien
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Day 3 to 4 – El Chaltén

We will spend two full days in the surroundings of El Chaltén. You will take pictures of the breath-taking mountain massif of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy. There is a lot to discover in the surroundings besides the impressive mountains. We will also take pictures of rushing waterfalls, idyllic valleys, and the wind-blown steppe landscape of Patagonia.
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Day 5 – Drive to Chile

After an early breakfast and a last photo stop at sunrise we leave El Chaltén and head towards Torres del Paine National Park. We will drive through the typical pampa landscape of Patagonia and cross the border to Chile. We reach Torres del Paine in the evening.
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Day 6 to 8 – Puma Tracking

We will spend next days searching, observing, and photographing pumas. The remote Torres del Paine National Park is home to many endemic species. Besides the pumas you have a good chance to see guanacos and with a little luck also foxes. The park and the surrounding areas are 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 - 3 km may be necessary. If conditions permit, we will have a picnic lunch at noon.
Fotoreise Patagonien
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Day 9 to 10 – Landscape photography in Torres del Paine National Park

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.
We explore different areas of the Torres del Paine National Park. You will be taken to the right places to take great pictures. A round trip to the Lago Grey glacier is also on the schedule.
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 locations for landscape photography or to track down the pumas.
Fotoreise Patagonien  
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Day 11 – Trip to Santiago de Chile

After a last activity in the morning you will be driven to the airport in Punta Arenas. From here you will fly to Santiago de Chile. In the evening you will arrive at the hotel near the airport. Evening at your leisure.
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Day 12 – Valparaiso

To conclude the photo tour, a day trip takes you to Valparaiso today, Chile's largest port city. Already the drive to Valparaiso is incredibly beautiful. We will cross the coastal cordillera.
The winding and mountainous city is famous for its inclined elevators, with which you can travel from the lower town to the upper town, which is situated on various hills. We will discover the city with cameras and take a short break at a local restaurant at noon.
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Day 13 – End of the photo tour

Today after breakfast the photo tour ends and you will start your journey home or individual further journey.

Accommodation

We use comfortable and well-located accommodations. These are optimally located for the activities in question.

Hotel in El Calafate

The hotel is located in the heart of El Calafate not far from Lago Argentino. It has free WLAN, wellness facilities and an indoor pool. All rooms are equipped with minibar and cable TV.

Lodge in El Chaltén

The rooms in the lodge are equipped with king-size beds. Enjoy your own bathroom, floor heating, and free WLAN in all public areas.

Hosteria in Torres del Paine National Park

Our accommodation is situated in a fantastic location in the middle of the Torres del Paine National Park. All rooms have their own bathroom.

Hotel in Santiago de Chile

Comfortable middle-class hotel near the airport. The hotel offers free internet access and free recreational facilities such as a sauna, a fitness room, and an indoor pool. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, and room service.

Itinerary

In order to get the most out of the photo trip, we will adjust the exact daily program according to the local weather conditions, on site.

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 can be very changeable. To make sure to get the best out of the photo tour, the exact program will be adjusted continuously during the trip. Flexibility is essential for this trip.

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 should have a good physical fitness and balance to participate in local hiking tours. Some easier hikes are planned, which are not extremely demanding and can be done by anyone who is physically fit. Occasional photo locations may involve downhill and uphill hiking and can therefore be a bit more demanding. The duration of the hikes varies depending on the destination and can last from a few minutes to a few hours. Some photo locations can also be located right next to the road.
We will be flexible in determining the exact hikes to suit the current weather conditions and the needs of the group.

Health

For Chile and Argentina 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 Argentina or Chile. 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.

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.

Argentina & Chile Entry Regulations

A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure is required for entry into Argentina and Chile.

Insurance

We strongly advise you to purchase insurance for cancellation and return journey costs, which will be needed in the event of a secluded region being evacuated, 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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