Patagonia Photo Tour

  1. 2019
    Thursday, March 28, 2019 to Monday, April 8, 2019
    Tour Duration: 
    12 days
    Tour Starts/Ends: 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina / Punta Arenas, Chile Orca extension ends in Trelew, Argentina
    Orca extension (April 8 - 14)
    Number of Persons Limit: 

• Visit the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park

• Photograph the giant peaks of the Fitzroy massif looming on the horizon

• View Perito Moreno Glacier spilling chunks of ice into Lago Argentina

• Visit South America’s only King Penguin colony



On this exciting Patagonia photo tour we gather our cameras for an excursion to southern Patagonia, home to some of the world’s most picturesque landscapes. The southern reaches of Chile and Argentina offer a diverse and spectacular array of photo opportunities, from the windswept pampas to towering granite peaks. With these as backdrops we’ll be guaranteed to observe and photograph wildlife such as guanacos, rheas, and condors in their natural settings. The wild ambience of Patagonia ensures that close encounters are possible around ever corner. We’ll visit several unique biological focal points including the continent’s only King and Gentoo penguin colonies (indeed, we may see three or four species of penguins on this tour—more than your average trip to Antarctica!). Stunning Torres del Paine national park plays host to the most accessible wild puma viewing anywhere in the world. Plus, a tour of this region would not be complete without hunkering down in Punta Norte’s attack channel—a permit-only photo blind that allows exclusive viewing of the world-famous orcas that beach themselves to gorge on sea lion pups. The action happens less than thirty metres away!

We’ll cross from Argentina to Chile and back to visit several attractions that lure visitors to the southern tip of South America: Torres del Paine National Park, the Fitzroy massif, and the Perito Moreno Glacier. Aside from these we’ll traverse less traveled but equally stunning areas, each adding variety to our portfolio of trip images. Our expert bilingual guide will be on hand every step of the way, offering tips and guidance for beginners to advanced photographers alike. Our itinerary will cater to all ability levels and types of equipment.

During this exciting journey we’ll enjoy the charming culture of Chile and the local fare that puts Argentina on the map (Malbec, anyone?). Although we’ll brave the elements that make this part of the world so stark and beautiful, we’ll also relax with the comforts and modern amenities that both of these countries offer. 


Itinerary View Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2: Ushuaia

Day 3: Onward to Chile

Day 4: El Calafate

Day 5: Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 6: El Chalten

Days 7 – 10: Torres del Paine

Day 11: Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas

Day 12: Departure or continue on the extension

Orca Photography Extension

Days 13 – 17: Peninsula Valdes

Day 18: Departure 

Past Tour Checklists

Click to view Steve Ogle's photobook of the Patagonia Photo Tour 2016 (15MB).