Los Glaciares National Park, Mt Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre
Come and discover a truly unspoiled wilderness of mountains, fjords, glaciers, forests and steppes. With some of the most dramatic mountains in the world towering over glaciated lakes and rolling grassy foothills, there will be plenty of amazing landscapes to keep us busy. This trip will be lead by Andy Williams and Marc Muench, who will be accompanied by local guides to give you the best of local cultural information and photographic guiding. We have arranged this workshop to give you a feel for the unique alpine environments south of the equator that have remained the same for thousands of years. We'll be going to some of the most dramatic locations within the Los Glaciares National Park, with over 2800 square miles we'll have plenty to keep us busy. You'll have your long lenses for our Antarctic expedition, and there will be opportunities to photograph the birds and even wildlife within the park. This workshop is designed as an pre-trip to our Antarctica Expedition, and we will start in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 26, 2017 and we'll travel to Ushuaia together on December 2, 2017.
November 26–December 3, 2017
November 26, 2017: Arrive from your home in Buenos Aires, Argentina (AEP airport code) and transfer to our hotel. We'll meet at 6:00 pm for a group dinner. Hotel and dinner are included. Enjoy a good sleep before the workshop begins.
November 27, 2017: We will all fly commercial from Buenos Aires domestic airport (EZE airport code) for a flight to El Calafate. We will advise you as to the flight to book (not included).
November 27–30, 2017: We meet up with our local guide and then drive to El Chaltén along the scenic highway with a few stops for enjoying the views. We'll be staying in El Chaltén at the Destino Sur Hotel, for 3 nights so you can unpack and enjoy the spectacular view right from your hotel room. These three days in El Chaltén offer us a great chance for exploring the northern area of Los Glaciares National Park, where Mt Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre are located. Also with the magic of the mountain landscape, December is when the southern summer starts, and flowers are at the peak of their bloom, and birds are nesting or feeding their chicks. Hiking towards the base camps gives us unique chances for taking the best shots of the mountains and the forest at down and sunset.
November 30–December 2, 2017: Depart El Chaltén and drive south to El Calafate where we stay for the remaining 2 nights at the Mirador del Lago Hotel. We'll be visiting the Laguna Nimez Natural Reserve, where there are over 70 species to photograph including the upland geese, silvery grebes, large groups of flamingos, black-necked swans, black-faced ibis, lapwings, ducks red-gartered coots, sparrows, and chimangos. We'll also take a boat ride to the Perito Moreno Glacier, where many spectacular ice sculptures can be photographed.
December 2, 2017: Following sunrise and breakfast we'll transfer to El Calafate airport where we catch our flights onto Ushuaia. We will advise you as to the flight to book (not included). You'll have the afternoon in Ushuaia to relax, recharge, and re-pack for the Antarctic Expedition. We have included this nights dinner and hotel, so relax and enjoy.
- Double occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)
- All meals, soft drinks and snacks during the workshop
- All ground transportation during the workshop
- Photographic instruction and guiding from two pros
- Image reviews, critiques, and post-processing instruction
- Fun, inspiration and a great time!
What’s Not Included?
Air transportation to Buenos Aires, and then El Calafate, Argentina. And from El Calafate to Ushuaia, Argentina. Alcoholic beverages. Items of a personal nature. Guide gratuities. Trip and cancellation insurance. Anything not listed as included.