Location of Adventure
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Group Size Limit
Approximately 10 Travelers
Nature is best experienced in smaller groups, and this is especially true for our photography adventures. With no more than 10 travelers, you’re assured plenty of space and personalized attention when you need it. With a small group, we maintain the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions in a way that maximizes photo opportunities—we'll depart early in the morning to chase the best light, remain at a site of interest to fully explore its potential, or move on to a new destination. Our expert naturalist-photographer guide is always available to answer your questions, offers tips and share techniques, and help you better understand and photograph this stunning natural region.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Accommodations, all meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, drinking water throughout the trip, 1 glass of wine with dinner, services of NHA Photo Expedition Leader and local staff, some gratuities, all airport transfers, permits and entrance fees, sales tax.
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, early arrival airport transfers, alcoholic beverages except those listed above, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport reciprocity and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
Moderate to Difficult
This trip offers an immersion in the spectacular scenery and terrain of the Southern Andes, which is most fully enjoyed on foot. Though most of the required hiking activities are moderate in terms of exertion level, the days are packed with activity and participants should have a high energy level to get the most out of this itinerary. At minimum, guests must have the ability to walk at least three miles over hilly, uneven terrain that includes long steps and occasionally traversing ice, snow and rocks. Typical walks are 3-5 miles in length, though longer and/or more strenuous options are sometimes offered in order to access areas of exceptional scenic beauty. Elevations are generally between 500 and 2,000 feet above sea level.
Important Information About This Trip
This realm of sheer granite mountains and glaciers is among the most spectacular natural places on the planet. Most visitors to Patagonia trek and camp to access the scenic splendors of the region. Our custom-designed trip, however, utilizes atmospheric, well-appointed small hotels and lodges that place us among some of Patagonia’s most dramatic settings in genuine comfort. In order to experience the region most fully, please be prepared for some long drives and moderate hikes. Some challenging (though optional) hikes are also recommended in order to fully enjoy some of the most scenic areas.
Since the areas we travel to on this extension are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of Natural Habitat’s medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays, to lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation or comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer through Travelex by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
Please arrive in El Calafate, Argentina no later than 4 pm on Day 1 in order to attend a welcome/orientation dinner at 7 pm. Guests are free to depart from Punta Arenas, Chile any time on the final day.
We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, since we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.