Patagonia is and will always be special.  It’s one of the wildest, most photogenic places on the entire planet.  For photographers, it’s an absolute joy to explore.  And sure, the weather can be a bit volatile, but the photographs that come out of a week in Patagonia are worth a lifetime nearly anywhere else.  It’s beautiful. So we hope you’ll join us on one of our Patagonia photography tours in 2021 or beyond!

In 2021, we are actually operating 3 different Patagonia trips. One of those trips will be led by Brendan van Son and Thomas Heaton. The second by James Popsys and Greg Snell. And the final by Thomas Heaton and Greg Snell.

Fitness Level = A/C

Tour Type = Classic

Tour A: Brendan & Tom

Cost = €4,950
Dates = April 4-15, 2021
Start City = Punta Arenas, Chile
End City = El Calafate, Argentina

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Punta Arenas
Day 2: Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine NP
Day 3: Torres del Paine
Day 4: Torres del Paine
Day 5: Torres del Paine
Day 6: Ruta 40 to El Chalten
Day 7: El Chalten – Rio de Cascadas
Day 8: El Chalten – Laguna Torre or Laguna Capri
Day 9: El Chalten – Salto del Chorillo and Fitz Roy Views
Day 10: To El Calafate
Day 11: Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 12: Departure from El Calafate, Argentina.

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** Sold Out **

Tour B: James & Greg

Cost = €4,590
Dates = April 4-15, 2021
Start City = El Calafate, Argentina
End City = Punta Arenas, Chile

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in El Calafate, Argentina
Day 2: Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 3: To El Chalten
Day 4: El Chalten – Salto del Chorillo and Fitz Roy Views
Day 5: El Chalten – Laguna Torre or Laguna Capri
Day 6: El Chalten – Rio de Cascadas
Day 7: Ruta 40 to Torres del Paine
Day 8: Torres del Paine
Day 9: Torres del Paine
Day 10: Torres del Paine
Day 11: To Puerto Nalates
Day 12: Departure from Puerto Natales, Chile.

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Tour C: Tom & Greg

Cost = €4,950
Dates = April 17-28, 2021
Start City = El Calafate, Argentina
End City = Arenas, Chile

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in El Calafate, Argentina
Day 2: Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 3: To El Chalten
Day 4: El Chalten – Salto del Chorillo and Fitz Roy Views
Day 5: El Chalten – Laguna Torre or Laguna Capri
Day 6: El Chalten – Rio de Cascadas
Day 7: Ruta 40 to Torres del Paine
Day 8: Torres del Paine
Day 9: Torres del Paine
Day 10: Torres del Paine
Day 11: To Puerto Nalates
Day 12: Departure from Puerto Natales, Chile.

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What’s Included?

  • Airport transfers to/from local airport at the start/end of the trip.
  • All ground transport on tour dates.
  • All accommodation on tour dates.
  • Local guiding services in National Parks.
  • Photography instruction by team leaders.
  • All park entrance fees and permits.
  • Breakfast on all tour dates except for arrival day.

What’s Not Included

  • Transport to/from the start/end point of the trip.
  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Visas (if required)

Single Supplement?

The price of the trip is based on double occupancy which means that if you’re travelling solo, you’ll be matched up with a roommate of the same gender.

If you wish to have your own private accommodation for the duration of the trip, you may purchase a single supplement. The cost of that supplement on this particular trip is €1200.


The Guides

Brendan van Son

Brendan has been a professional travel photography for a decade. He’s visited over 100 countries and worked for clients such as Travel Alberta, Turkish Airlines, The Toronto Star, and The Guardian.

Brendan is fluent in English, French, and Spanish, and speaks basic Portuguese.

Thomas Heaton

Thomas Heaton is a world-renowned landscape photographer from the UK. He’s one of the most sought after photographers on the planet, and a brilliant educator.

Greg Snell

Canadian Greg Snell is a master videographer and very talented travel photographer. He’s always first to keep the positive energy rolling. He speaks English, Spanish, and beginner German.

James Popsys

British photographer James Popsys is know for his adamant dislike of tripods and clever photographic eye. His sense of humor keeps even the bleak days feeling upbeat.


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If you wish to join us, please pay tour deposit of €990 below. The final payment will be due 90 days prior to the tour’s start date.

You can find the terms and conditions of payments and refunds here. Between April 30th, 2020 and October 31st, 2020 all deposits made have a 100% free cancellation policy. If you need to cancel due to the current global situation, or any other reason, you can do so without a fee.

** Both tour A and B are sold out. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list for either of those tours, please send an email to brendanvanson (at) gmail (dot) com.

Photos of Patagonia

Below are some of the photos taken by Brendan van Son on past photography workshops in Patagonia. Of course, the photo potential is endless down at the end of the world. This is but a snapshot of what you’ll be able to capture. There are just so many incredible photo spots in Patagonia; it’s unreal.

Canada
Chile
Argentina
El Chalten
Loving the macro function of the Canon 35mm f/1.8 RF f/5.6, 1/50sec., iso800, @35mm
Fitz Roy
f/16, 1.6sec., iso100, @120mm
Lago Roca
f/11, 0.3sec., iso100 @60mm
Andean Fox
f/5.6, 1/800sec., iso800 @270mm
Puerto Prat
This image is from our second visit to Puerto Prat. The light was bouncing off the peaks in the distance, and the clouds were moving in streaks across the sky. So I thought I’d play with some really long exposures. f/11, 135sec., iso100 @70mm
Punta Arenas
f/11, 25sec., iso100 @135mm
Perito Moreno Glacier
El Chalten

FAQs of Booking in the Current Global Crisis

With travel being all but impossible as of the time of righting this, I thought it was important to list some FAQs about booking right now, to keep things clear.

  • All bookings are fully refundable: Any deposits made between March 15th, 2020 and the end of the June, 2020 (with potential to extend) are fully refundable (up to 90 days of the tour start date) without any questions asked – as long as they are cancelled.
  • I can’t get travel insurance?: Right now, there really isn’t anyone offering travel insurance.  But, with fully refundable deposits, there’s no real need until flights and final payments are made.  Generally, we don’t book flight until 90 days before the tour start date.
  • What about flights?: Flights tend to get booked 3-4 months before the time of travel, so in this case, not until early 2021.
  • I don’t know my 2021 finances: Again, the deposits are 100% refundable. So, if your financial situation changes, you can always request a refund, no questions asked.
  • What if the trip gets cancelled?: For the most part, trips don’t get cancelled, they get postponed to the following year.  If we need to postpone, you will have the option of joining the following year, transferring your deposit onto another tour, or a partial refund with the rest of the amount paid placed as credit.
  • Read the terms and info on workshops during the time of crisis here.

Can’t Join This One?

If you can’t join this Patagonia photo trip but you’d like to stay in touch regarding future tours, please fill out the form below. We’ll keep you in the loop regarding our future workshops around the world including places beyond Patagonia such as Namibia, Iceland, and Norway.

Or, you can see all the tours we have on offer here.

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