Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile ~ April 4-12th, 2019 with Denise Ippolito
8 nights superior accommodations $7999.00pp.based on double occupancy. Also included: airport transfers, all transportation, 2 photography excursions daily (weather permitting), entrance fees into Torres del Paine, private horse run photo shoot, 3 meals daily & open bar. Arrive on the 4th and check out on the 12th.
Participants will fly to the airport in Santiago, Chile (SCL) and take a connecting flight to Punta Arenas (PUQ). We will be picked up by our hotel- these ar group transfers and are included. It is a four hour drive and some of the hotels do not include this pricey transfer. Once we reach our hotel we will check in and everything will be included, all meals, open bar (not premium brands), bilingual guides, transfers to and from the park. I have arranged for a private photo shoot of the horses running with gauchos. Anyone wishing to bring a spouse may, the price would be the same as there will be other excursions and treks available if they do not want to join the group. We will photograph together in the morning and again in the late afternoon (weather permitting). Free time can be enjoyed relaxing at the award winning hotel and taking advantage of some of the hotel’s amenities, downloading and reviewing images or participating in informal image critique sessions with me. Check out my Patagonia gallery HERE.
My goal is to help you create the best images at every stop on our journey. This will be an adventurous photography tour and I will be there to help you with your camera settings, lens selection, creative techniques and much more. *Your round trip airfare to and from Punta Arenas, Chile is not included in the price. This trip needs a minimum of 10 people. You will need to wait until you hear from me before booking your airfare. .
The Explora Patagonia ~ Hotel Salto Chico is the only hotel located right in the heart of the extraordinary Torres del Paine National Park in central Patagonia, located on the banks of the Salto Chico waterfall. It affords an excellent view of the unique Paine Massif and two of the three impressive torres, or towers, which give the park its name. Situated on a 7.4-acre site, Explora Patagonia has 49 comfortable rooms, all with captivating views. The sophisticated design incorporates native lenga wood and cypress brought from the Guaitecas Archipelago, while the floor is made of almond wood. Each room has a small living area, hydromassage bath and beds designed for deep, pleasurable sleep after a day of exploration. Our hotel is also the only lodge in the area with its own horses, which have been bred and trained especially for our travelers to ride. I love being outdoors experiencing nature in its rawest form, however a comfortable, clean bed in a beautiful hotel with gourmet food is a nice way to end the day! See some of the images from the hotel below:
A non-refundable deposit of $2000.00 is required to hold a spot for this Photo Adventure. The second payment of $2,000 due by April 30, 2018. Balances are due on November 15th, 2018 and are also non-refundable. Payments in full are of course welcome at any time. All payments including the deposit must be made by check made out to “Denise Ippolito”. All deposits and balances must be paid by personal check or money order. Overseas folks can pay their deposits and balances by wire transfer. The registrant is responsible for the fees on both ends. Please be sure to check your calendar carefully. If the trip fills, I will be glad to apply a credit applicable to a future workshop for the full amount less a $250 processing fee. If I do not receive your check for the balance on or before the due date we will try to fill your spot from the waiting list. If your spot is filled, you will lose your deposit. If not, you can secure your spot by paying your balance. Single supplements are pricey but they are available for this trip.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended, please check out my Workshop Policy page for more details.