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Equine Photography Workshop in Chilean Patagonia

Equine photography workshop in Chilean Patagonia

Overview

The beauty of this vast region of the planet is perhaps only equaled by the deep Amazon or isolated Alaska. Its icy Glaciers that plunge into emerald-colored lakes, its Fjords that snake through forests, and its dramatic Andean Peaks that ascend to the clouds.

 

Here, in this breathtaking environment, you will hunt with your camera and "shoot" wild horses in the national parks. You will travel by boat and vehicle to different ranches where the gauchos will herd their creole horses to the best place so you can shoot them with your camera. 

 

During this trip, you will be able to photograph a story in a region that covers nearly a million square kilometers, in one of the most spectacular and magical places on earth.

Duration

9 Days - 8 Nights

8 Days - 7 Nights

Group Size

06 - 12 Photographers

From:

$4390,00

trip highlights:

  • During this workshop of Equine Photography you will be moving every day to different locations for the photoshoots and spend your nights at  4 different accommodations; 2 nights in a 4-star hotel, 1 night in the comfortable Pampa Lodge, 1 night in a rustic Estancia, and 3 nights of glamping* (4 nights of glamping for the 9 days program).

  • Your Coach will be a professional photographer and specialist in Equestrian Photography.

  • During the 2 daily customized photoshoots, you will learn about composition, light, and perspectives. Every late afternoon and evening you and your coach will study the shots of the day, find out how to improve your work, and get into editing.

  • What is Glamping? The word 'glamping' derives its name from Glamorous Camping, a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those usually associated with traditional camping. Glamping is where stunning nature meets modern luxury. It’s a way to experience the untamed and completely unique parts of the world—without having to sacrifice creature comforts. It’s much more than a simple tent

 
 

itinerary

Choose between:

the 8 Days / 7 Nights program or the 9 Days / 8 Nights program.
The 9 days programs have the same itinerary just has an extra night of glamping.

 

day 1: Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales

day 2 : Estancia La Peninsula

day 3 : La Peninsula - Pueblito Serrano

day 4 : Patagonia Bagual

day 5 :  Las Torres 

day 6 :  Laguna Azul

day 7 : Cordillera Baguales

day 8 : Patagonia Bagual - Laguna Azul - Puerto Natales
day 9 :
Patagonia Bagual - Puerto Natales Airport

Download the full program in PDF, by clicking here

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions. The final route is always left up to the discretion of the trip leader in the field.

 

Prices & dates:

Travel with Photographer Virginia Wilde

8 days / 7 nights / 6 day of Workshop Photography in the field 

4.390 USD p.p.**

Travel with Photographer Tim Mannakee

9 days / 8 nights / 7 day of Workshop Photography in the field 

4.990 EURO p.p.**

when you book with us

First, you just must to...

Click on the date more convenient for you, and fill the form (that will appear) with all the information that we required.

Then, we are going to...

Check the availability, and send you a Budget with all the details about your trip, and the process to do the payment. 

Once we receive your payment...

We will send you an invoice to confirm your booking.

** Prices are linked to the Chilean Peso, in case of strong exchange rate fluctuations, the price can be adjusted up to 3 weeks before departure.

** Are you alone? do not worry, you can individually register/book and join in a group with other riders.

Included:

  • Accommodation: 2 nights in a 4-star hotel in Puerto Natales based on double/twin rooms. 1 Night in the comfortable Pampa Lodge based on double/twin rooms + 1 Night in shared rooms at the farm La Peninsula. 3 nights of Glamorous Camping (or 4 nights for the 9 days program) 

  • Meals: full board from dinner first day to breakfast last day + daily an aperitive.

  • Guides: local Chilean guide speaking fluent English & Spanish and expert on horse behavior. The guide is equipped with a cell phone and radio so he can call for assistance if needed. 

  • Professional Photographer- Coach  

  • Workshop of Equine Photography > Full week professional guidance & teaching 

  • Horses/the models: Patagonia Criollo horses, both domesticated and wild.

  • Gauchos:  local gauchos that will round-up the horses, select horses together with you and take them to the best spot for the photoshoots. 

  • Private Vehicle & Driver: all driving, tours and local road transfers from day 1 to day 9. A modern bus and two 4x4 vehicles exclusively for the participants of the workshop.

  • Entrance fees & admission for the National Parks Torres del Paine & Bernardo O’Higgins.

  • Boat trip to Estancia La Peninsula 

  • Airport Transfers: From and to the Airport Punta Arenas. (City: Punta Arenas / Name of the Airport: Pres. Ibañes / Airport code: PUQ)

not included:

  • Travel Insurance and Trip Cancellation Insurance are Mandatory: ask your local insurance company or travel agent about it. You will not be allowed to participate in this riding holiday without having both of these personal travel insurance. 

  • Flight: international and local flights are not included. Gateway is Punta Arenas (PUQ) ​  

  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks

  • Single Supplement: USD 1.300 (only if you do not want to share the room with another participant)

  • Personal expenses 

  • Tips: (optional)

  • Booking Sales Tax: USD 33,00 per person per payment

 

travel information

 Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

travel documentation

  • International Passport:  Required for most foreigners (still 6 months valid)

  • Visa:  most European and Latin American citizens do not need a visa to travel to Chile. Contact the Chilean Embassy in your country for more information. 

  • Travel Insurance is mandatory.

  • Trip Cancelation Insurance, mandatory.

  • International and local flights tickets. Gateway is Punta Arenas (PUQ)

  • Vaccinations: not mandatory but recommended (consult your physician)

  • Luggage: the maximum allowable weight of your luggage depends from airline to airline. Check with the airline or travel agent how many kilograms and pieces of luggage you can take. Your personal luggage is transported during the trek to the various stopovers.

general information, country

  • Currency: the Chilean currency is the Chilean Peso = $

  • Health: Chile is a safe country in terms of health. You can easily eat and drink anything without being stomach bothered. Eating raw vegetables, salads and ice-creams is no problem. There are no vaccinations required for Chile.

  • Language: Spanish is the official language in Chile, but do not worry our guide speaks  6 languages and will help and translate with pleasure where needed.

  • Safety: Chile is one of the safest countries in Latin-America, on the trail ride there is no need to worry at all!

  • The Electricity and plugs: http://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/chile/

  • General information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile

  • Time: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ 

travel gear

  • Valid international passport

  • Travel Insurance

  • Pocket money (you can change EUR/£/USD in the airport)

  • A warm sweater

  • A warm jacket

  • Waterproof poncho or overall

  • 4 or 5 T-shirts and minimum 2 a shirts with long sleeves.

  • Hiking shoes and  boots

  • A second pair of shoes for the evening

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Swimsuit

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Warm hat – gloves – scarf/buff

  • Camera(s) & photographic gear

Booking Conditions & Cancellation Policies

Download the Booking Conditions & Cancellation Policies, by clicking here

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