Patagonia Photography Pilgrimage

Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine National Park

Trip Details

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What’s Included? Everything you need, plus everything you want.

  • Photo ops galore! The Patagonia region is a photographer’s dream come true – sweeping steppe, iconic mountains, traditional lifestyles, pristine lakes, blue-iced glaciers… and more. 
  • A wonderful array of lodges: One modern city hotel, one traditional estancia, one hosteria on the edge of a mountain town, and one spectacularly-situated, all-inclusive lodge.
  • Local naturalist and photographer guide: Spend the first portion of the trip with a local guide who will take you to lesser-known photography spots and tailor each day to help you meet your photographic goals.
  • The Great Outdoors: That’s where this trip is going to put you. Outside – on the lake, along the trail, below the peak, near the glacier, and in the mountains.

Patagonia Photography Pilgrimage

Trip Type: Custom-Made Travel

Territory: South America

Region: Patagonia

Trip Price: $9,000

Duration: 14 days/13 nights

Trip Begins/Ends: Buenos Aires, Argentina / Buenos Aires, Argentina

National Parklands: Los Glaciares NP;Torres del Paine NP

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All custom travel is tailored to the desires and interests of our traveling clients (see How Custom Travel Works tab). Trip pricing detailed is an estimate of the per person pricing for the sample itinerary detailed and includes all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences described. Actual pricing for the trip designed expressly for you and others traveling with you will depend on the features and elements developed during the trip planning process. Travel with Off the Beaten Path requires agreement to our standard Terms & Conditions.

Energy Index

Energy Index Spectrum

No Sweat - 1-2 miles of walking or kiking per day, plus easy activities

Nice & Active – 3-6 miles of hiking or walking per day, plus physically active exploration

High Five! – 5-12 miles of hiking per day, plus possible peak bagging or other action-oriented fun

Patagonia Photography Pilgrimage

Patagonia Photography Pilgrimage - Energy Index

The Energy Index detailed above relates to the level of exertion associated with the sample trip detailed. This would be modified to fit the style and ability of your group as a part of the custom trip planning process

How custom-made travel works at Off the Beaten Path

We’ve been tailoring custom journeys for clients since our very inception in the mid-1980s! The process is all about connecting the interests of the travelers with the best that a given destination has to offer. To achieve this, we rely upon good ol’ fashioned conversation! Our geographically focused travel designer love to meet new people and learn about their interests for travel. Understanding your goals informs the process immensely and serves as the foundation for the development of a bespoke travel experience for you and yours.

The trip detailed on this web page is a sample of something we’ve done for other clients over the years. In order to start the process of designing your own custom travel experience, just call us at (800) 445-2995 and ask to speak with one of our Travel Advisors. After a bit of time on the phone, you will then have the opportunity to connect with one of our travel designers.

The entire planning process is very personalized and works in an iterative fashion until a final, perfect trip has been created. We then secure all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences associated with your trip and send along abundant trip materials capturing these details – and much more about your travels!

Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight in Buenos Aires

Arrive into Buenos Aires and spend the night in the heart of one of the city’s distinctive Palermo or Recoleta neighborhoods. 

Day 2: Destination One of 6-Day, Privately Guided Nature and Photography– La Leona

For six days, enjoy the company and guidance of a private naturalist-photographer-driver guide, who will lead you to the most spectacular destinations, uncovering the secrets of the Patagonian landscape. Along the way, learn about the area’s unique flora, fauna, geology, and culture. Fly from B.A. to El Calafate, in the Patagonia region. Upon arrival, meet your private guide and driver, and drive to a small estancia. Spend the night, and learn first-hand about rural living in Argentina and the iconic gauchos who make their livelihood here.

Days 3-5: Destination Two of 6-Day, Privately Guided Nature and Photography – El Chalten

The small, picturesque mountain town of El Chalten sits below the famed peaks of the Fitz Roy Mountains, on the edge of Los Glaciares National Park. These iconic peaks have captured the attention of photographers, climbers, mountaineers, and adventurers for ages. Capture the glory of this distinct landscape from the vantage point of lesser-known overlooks and off the beaten path locales. Return each evening to a perfectly secluded hostería at the very edge of the park boundary. One day will be spent on the trails near El Chalten. Another, on a full day trip to Lago del Desierto, one of the wilder and lesser-visited areas of the Chalten region, with stunning views over the pristine lake to the massive Monte Fitz Roy. 

Days 6-7: Destination Three of 6-Day, Privately Guided Nature and Photography – El Calafate

Return to El Calafate to spend two nights, traveling along the shores of Lagos Viedma and Argentino. En route, explore tiny hamlets and stop for photo ops scattered around the breathtaking landscape. If the skies are clear, you will call this one of the prettiest drives on earth. A full day is spent at Perito Moreno Glacier, one of Patagonia’s most impressive sights and one of the only glaciers in the world that continues to grow. Viewing platforms face the glacial wall, where the icefield meets the lake, and a boat trip onto the lake takes you up close. Aim to capture a calving glacier crashing into the lake below! 

Days 8-12: Torres del Paine National Park

The Grand Finale! Cross the Argentina-Chile border, and take in the breathtaking first glimpses of one of the world’s most famous landscapes – Torres del Paine and neighboring Cuernos del Paine – giant spires of rugged granite shooting into the sky, surrounded by harsh and beautiful southern Chilean grasslands and lakes. Base out of one of the extraordinary lodges located within reach of the beauty, boasting superb accommodations and food as well as trails, an array of activities, and vistas extraordinaire. Soft-adventure and scenery-specific excursions are on the menu! Click, click, click! 

Day 13: Buenos Aires

This morning, return to Buenos Aires, spending one more night in the vibrant city. 

Day 14: Fly Home from Buenos Aires

Transfer to the international airport for flights home. 

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