Torres del Paine

The  colors of the Patagonia

01 to 09/12/2022

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DATES

TEAM

GENRE

FEE

SUP. SINGLE

DEPOSIT

GROUP

LEVEL

01 to 09/12/2022

VICTOR LIMA

NATURE / LANDSCAPE

$2750

$600

BRL 2000

8 to 12 PARTICIPANTS

ALL LEVELS

ABOUT THE TOUR

Torres del Paine National Park, which has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is listed among the 10 natural wonders of the world. Located in Chilean Patagonia, the scenic beauty of this park and its entire region attract photographers from the four corners of the world, who are unanimous in considering the Cuernos del Paine, mountains highlighted in the image above, one of the most beautiful rock formations on the planet.

In April, with the arrival of autumn in Patagonia, all the vegetation changes color. The green gives way to yellow and red tones, which makes this landscape, which is already incredible, a true spectacle of nature.  It is in this atmosphere that Victor Lima  invites you to take a photographic immersion inside the Torres del Paine National Park.

We will travel the roads that cross the park from north to south, always looking for the best light to register the main attractions of the region, including: the Gray Glacier, the Laguna Amarga, the Pehoe Lake, the Salto Grande, the Nordenskjold Lake, the Cuernos del Paine and much more.

To make this experience even more complete, we will stay at Hosteria Pehoe, which is located on an island within Lake Pehoe, where we will have breakfast with an incredible view of the most beautiful mountains in the world, the Cuernos del Paine.

Do you already know Patagonia and Torres del Paine?

Very close to Brazil, the  Patagonia  it is something of a mecca for adventure sports. And, by the way, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Located mainly in Argentina, but also with a small extension beyond the border with  Chile, the region dazzles with its sometimes inhospitable and sometimes breathtaking scenery.

Considered one of the main reserves in South America, the Torres del Paine National Park is the most important attraction in Chilean Patagonia.  In April 1978, it was officially declared as  Biosphere Reserve  through the  UNESCO. An area specially designated to combine environmental conservation with sustainable human development.

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Exuberant nature

Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978, the  The park has turquoise lakes, huge mountains covered in snow, valleys with low vegetation typical of Patagonia, waterfalls, rivers, glaciers, glaciers and exuberant fauna, especially the feared puma and the beautiful guanacos.

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Enchanted Mountains

The Paine Massif dominates the landscape of Torres del Paine National Park and can be seen from anywhere in the park.

In this region, the formation of lenticular clouds over the mountains is very common, which gives an even more special touch to this already stunning landscape.

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Who is the trip for?


A trip aimed at nature and landscape photography enthusiasts and Patagonia's incredible scenery. We will visit and photograph all the most beautiful places in Torres del Paine National Park, alternating photo sessions at sunrise and sunset and also at night, when we will have the chance to photograph the Milky Way cloud. During the trip, we will study all aspects related to landscape photography, from the basics of photography to the post-production of the images.

travel program


Below you will find the full program of the tour, which will take place in December/22. The program may be subject to changes, which will be communicated to all participants.

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Day 1

 

  • group meeting  at Punta Arenas airport, transfer to the hotel and accommodation;

  • Presentations and introduction of the tour program.

Day 2

 

  • After breakfast, drive to Torres del Paine National Park;

  • We will make some stops along the way to photograph the fauna and the local landscape, which is already enchanting for its beauty;

  • The last part of the road (60 km) is gravel, through the internal territories of the park. We will check into the hotel inside the park, rest for a while and continue to the sunset location, depending on the weather. April is the end of  tourist station and hikers, so you will only see photographers in the park.

Day 2 to 8

 

We will spend 7 days and 6 nights inside the park visiting its main attractions and the most beautiful places. As we know the area very well and we will have private transport, the photographic schedule for each day will be based on the weather forecast. Below are the main places to visit, including sections during sunrise and sunset and also at night:

  • Lake Pehoe and the  Bay  Stoney, where we will have a wide variety of compositions to photograph the landscape with the Cuernos del Paine in the background;

  • Panoramic view of the Explora hotel;

  • Optional 1-hour hike to Mirador Condor with stunning 360-degree views​​ to the Cuernos, Torres del Paine, Lake Pehoe and Gray Glacier;

  • Easy level hike to Nordenskjold lake: on the way we will pass through dead forest and many small bays overlooking the mountains;

  • The Salto Grande Waterfall;

  • Laguna Amarga with its salty edges and with a great chance to photograph the pink flamingos feeding;

  • Laguna Azul and the wonderful waterfall on the way to the lagoon;

  • The Rio Serrano Sector and the wonderful curves of the river, gaucho and horses in the water.

On one of the days we will depart for Lake Gray, where we will take a full-day excursion to the Gray Glacier. The cruise will take up to 4 hours.

Trekking to the base of Torres del Paine is an optional activity and will depend on the agreement of all participants to take place. There are 22 km round trip and excellent physical conditioning is required to complete the course.

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Day 8

  • After breakfast we will start the return trip to Punta Arenas. We will make stops on the way to capture the last moments inside the Torres del Paine National Park;

  • At night we will have a farewell dinner in Punta Arenas to review the trip and, who knows, start planning the next adventure!!!

Day 9

 

  • Return flight from Punta Arenas;

  • Our adventure has come to an end.

MORE INFORMATION

  • The team responsible for accompanying the group during the tour will be led by internationally awarded landscape photographer Victor Lima.

  • In order to offer the highest quality during this trip, a maximum limit of 12 participants is defined on this tour, in order to be able to give the greatest possible attention to each of the students.

  • The minimum number of participants to confirm the tour is 8 people. Confirmation of the tour will take place with the payment of the total value of the trip by the minimum number of participants mentioned above. The deadline for confirming the tour is 90 days before departure.

  • The languages spoken during the tour will be Portuguese, English or Spanish.

  • The tour price includes:

     - 8 nights accommodation in double rooms or single room (upon request);

     - Breakfast at the hotel;
     - Transfers  with our own vehicles;
     - Intensive support from Victor Lima;
     - Accompanying documents.

 

  • NOT INCLUDED:


     - Travel insurance covering health insurance/baggage insurance;
     - International flights;
     - Local costs;
     - Meals;
     - Supplement for single room;
     - Anything not expressly mentioned as "included";

     - Photographic equipment.
    

EQUIPMENT


Recommended photographic equipment consists of a reflex or system camera with at least two lenses, a wide-angle and a medium telephoto lens, and a tripod. Optionally recommended: Photo filter and remote shutter. Also, don't forget:

  • Additional batteries;

  • Cloths for cleaning lenses;

  • Memory cards, etc.

 

WHAT TO WEAR


Patagonia has a very unpredictable climate, every 30 minutes or so the weather conditions can change, such as cloud formation, change in lighting and wind, so waterproof boots are necessary.​​ and jacket. It's best to layer clothes, so you can add or release layers according to the weather. Example: thermal underwear, an intermediate layer of fleece or polar fleece, windproof and waterproof coat and long jacket, which also covers the legs. Spare socks and hiking boots are recommended.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

 

  • Passport/ID card valid for international travel;

  • The national currency is the Chilean Peso;

  • Visa / MasterCard credit cards are accepted but it is good to carry cash as well.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

 

  • The total cost of the trip is US$ 2750, considering accommodation in a room for two people (paying). The corresponding amount in BRL (Real) will be determined 60 days before the start of the tour, based on the Tourism Dollar exchange rate on that date. We will use the Valor Econômico website as a reference for currency conversion;

  • To reserve a spot, it is necessary to pay a deposit of R$ 2000. The balance in Dollars will be divided by the number of months remaining until the deadline for payment of the total value of the tour. Each installment must be paid in R$ (Real) using the value of the Tourism Dollar "Sale" on the date of payment for the conversion. In the last installment, we will add up all payments already made so far and calculate the amount necessary to complete the total value of the trip in Tourism Dollar;

  • If the participant chooses to stay in a single room during the tour, a supplement of US$ 600 must be paid;

  • If the minimum number of participants for the Tour is not reached, the amount paid will be refunded in full or, if this is the option of the interested party, it may be reassigned to another of our events with available seats;

  • The date of the event may be changed due to situations involving public calamity or restriction of access to the event site , such as: floods, landslides, epidemics, etc. In this case, participants must choose to participate in the event in question on its new date, or else keep the credit of the amount paid to participate in some other event with available seats;

  • This service provision is restricted to issues that concern the Photography Tour, including accommodation, transportation during the scheduled departures and the accompaniment of the photographer Victor Lima . Any other personal issues, such as individual documentation issues, etc., are not our responsibility.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION RULES

If a participant decides to cancel their reservation, they can do so at any time, communicating as soon as possible to the official email address of the tour organization.

However, keep in mind that cancellation by a participant would create reservation management difficulties, in addition to the risk of not reaching the minimum number of participants for the tour to take place.

Below are the cancellation rules:

  • In case of voluntary withdrawal of the participant at any time, the amount paid as a down payment will not be refunded;

  • Up to 120 days before the start of the tour, a refund of the amount paid so far by the participant can be made, minus the value of the signal;

  • Between 120 and 90 days before the start of the tour, 50% of the amount paid so far by the participant may be refunded, minus the down payment;

  • If there are less than 90 days left for the start of the tour, the amounts paid by the participant will not be refunded.

  • In the event that the participant who wishes to cancel their registration finds another person to take their place, a refund of the amounts paid so far may be made, minus the value of the signal. It is worth mentioning that the substitute must be a person who has never participated in events promoted by the tour organization and who has not yet expressed interest in this or other trips; 

  • In the event that we fill all available spots for the formation of the group for this tour, a refund of 70% of the amounts paid by the participant may be made, minus the value of the signal.

DATES

TEAM

GENRE

FEE

SUP. SINGLE

DEPOSIT

GROUP

LEVEL

12/01 to 12/09/2022

VICTOR LIMA

NATURE / LANDSCAPE

$2750

$600

BRL 2000

8 to 12 PARTICIPANTS

ALL LEVELS

GALLERY

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