Patagonia Explorer Photography Adventure with Tiny Atlas

PATAGONIA THROUGH THE LENS OF A PHOTOGRAPHER

Patagonia Explorer is a twelve-night adventure for travelers who have more time to explore and with their sights set on a lifetime experience in Torres del Paine National Park. We’ll begin with a three-night stay at Outpost Patagonia and explore the Jeinimeni River and National Reserve. From there we’ll head to Chilean outdoor adventure town, Cochrane, for three nights. We’ll walk Calluqueo glacier, see the highest summit of Patagonia, the majestic San Lorenzo mountain, which marks the border with Argentina, and explore Parque Patagonia. Over the next two days you’ll stay at La Casona Hostel and visit the bright blue General Carrera Lake including the beautiful Marble Caves, and Cerro Castillo National Park. We will spend a night in the quaint town of Puerto Natales before finishing our trip with three nights at Rio Serrano Hotel and hiking and exploring Chile’s most famous park, Torres del Paine.

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Led by Tiny Atlas Quarterly

Tiny Atlas is both a magazine attached to a production company and a creative agency connected to an authentic global community of travelers and photographers. Their Instagram hashtag #mytinyatlas, with well over 6 million posts, is a daily record of both Tiny Atlas’ editorial trips and projects, as well as an ever-present pulse on their community’s daily life. Their first book, My Tiny Atlas is available for purchase at Penguin/Random House.

Photographer Bios

Chiara Zonca, Photographer for Patagonia Explorer

Chiara Zonca is an Italian fine art photographer based in Western Canada. She is interested in portraying a connection between her feelings and the surroundings. By seeking isolated spaces as a form of exploration of self, Chiara documents specific moments in time when open spaces alter her landscape perception. This shift enables her to see past the present and investigate the earth as a timeless, wide open space where she can then project her narratives. Her work has been exhibited in Sydney, New York, Los Angeles and London and printed on a variety of publications including: The Earth Issue, Satori Mag, Jungle Magazine, NOICE and many more. In 2019 Chiara released her first monograph, Desert Portraits, by Scandinavian Publisher The New Heroes & Pioneers, based on her series Moon Kingdom. You can find Chiara’s work on Instagram at @shadowontherun and her film imagery at @shadowonfilm and on her website.

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$6,995 usd

13 Days & 12 Nights

Overnight

Outpost Patagonia

when

Mar 5 to Mar 17, 2020

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TRIP PREVIEW

Day
01

Thursday Mar 5, 2020

Balmaceda

This morning from Balmaceda, a small airport that serves the region capital of Coyhaique, we’ll drive along trough Argentina for a few hours to be in the afternoon at Outpost Patagonia where you will stay for the following 3 nights.

Meals: box lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Outpost Patagonia

Day
02-03

Friday Mar 6, and Saturday Mar 7, 2020

Jeinimeni National Reserve

Over the next few days we’ll explore the Jeinimeni National Reserve, whose scenic landscapes include the area’s four ecosystems: deciduous forests, evergreen forests, steppe, and high peaks. We’ll spend time talking about the region at our Outpost and from there decide which sites to see on which days, based on the group’s interests and ever-changing weather conditions. For example, down in the protected river valley, we’re less exposed to the wind, whereas on stiller days, we’ll have better conditions for some epic hikes.

We approach each area with a photographer’s eye, talking about the geography as well as the lighting, techniques in shooting landscapes and how to plan for various types of shots. There are also endless opportunities for activities at Outpost and the days can be as active or as restful as you like. We will provide a hiking to Jeinimeni National Reserve, walking the shores of Lago Jeinimeni, with its stunning turquoise blue waters and interesting foliage, and also a circuit that includes the Valle Lunar (Moon Valley), with igneous extrusions of many colors, or simply catching up on your reading list along-side your temporary home, the deluxe tents we use for this faraway stay.

There is also the chance to visit the Cave of the Hands with cave paintings dating back at least 7,000 years.

Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Outpost Patagonia

Day
04

Sunday Mar 8, 2020

Cochrane

This morning, we will head to the little town of Cochrane, where you will stay for the following 3 nights.

Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Lejana Patagonia Hostel

Day
05

Monday Mar 9, 2020

Calluqueo Glacier

Taking the road south-east from Cochrane, is located Calluqueo glacier, whose extraordinary beauty and imposing waterfalls, glaciers, lakes and mighty rivers, accompany the path to see the highest summit of Patagonia, the majestic San Lorenzo mountain, which marks the border with Argentina. Once arrived at kilometer fifty, the excursion will begin, located in the terminal moraine of the glacier. Equipped with the necessary implements we move towards the pier through small rocks dragged by glacial action until reaching the first formations of the terminal moraine left by the glacier. We will visit caves, cracks and formations made by the erosion of ice and water, which they shape the Calluqueo glacier day by day.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Lejana Patagonia Hostel

Day
06

Tuesday Mar 10, 2020

Parque Patagonia

Today we will visit Parque Patagonia which is the product of 20 years of conservation work by the late Doug Tompkins and his wife Kris. Following the restoration of former estancia lands, the goal of the park was to restore wide swaths of Patagonia to their original splendor. The park covers 650,000 hectares of Patagonia, and restoration efforts have yielded renewed population of Patagonian wildlife such as the llama-like guanaco, the ostrich-like southern rhea (ñandú), and a population of shy huemules (an endemic deer). Lucky visitors might also spy a puma here. The park is an idyllic setting to photograph this megafauna, as well as varied birdlife and landscapes, including lakes, forests and peaks.

Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Lejana Patagonia Hostel

Day
07

Wednesday Mar 11, 2020

General Carrera Lake

Today morning you will be transferred from Outpost Patagonia to Balmaceda airport for your flight back to Santiago.

Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner
Accommodation: La Casona Hostel

Day
08

Thursday Mar 12, 2020

Cerro Castillo National Park

Another fantastic spot in the park, the trail heads up the North West ridge of Cerro Castillo and provides you a different view of this infamous mountain. This hike is of medium difficulty, with a shaded trail weaving in and out of the Andean beech forest until you reach the tree line. With beautiful, old growth forests, this is a great place to bird watch and spot the different types of woodpeckers in Northern Patagonia. As you arrive to the tree line, the views of the surrounding mountains Cerro Palo and Cerro Chocolate are not to be missed! Enjoy a picnic in the natural amphitheater of these peaks.

Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner
Accommodation: La Casona Hostel

Day
09

Friday Mar 13, 2020

Balmaceda

Today morning you will head to Balmaceda airport for your flight to Punta Arenas.

Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: Weskar Lodge

Day
10

Saturday Mar 14, 2020

Torres del Paine National Park

Today at 1 PM, you will head to Torres del Paine National Park where you will stay the following 3 nights.

Meals: breakfast, dinner
Accommodation: Rio Serrano Hotel

Day
11-12

Sunday Mar, 15 and Monday Mar 16, 2020

Torres del Paine National Park

During these days you will be able to enjoy 1 Full Day, or 2 Half Day excursions per day, at Torres del Paine National Park.

Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Rio Serrano Hotel

Day
13

Tuesday Mar 17, 2020

Punta Arenas

Today morning, you will be transferred to Punta Arenas airport for your flight to Santiago.

Meals: breakfast

Trip Moments

  • Outpost Luxury Tent
  • Jeinimeni National Reserve Steepe
  • Cochrane Lake
  • Hiking Calluquero Glacier
  • Hiking Parque Patagonia Mountains
  • Marble Caves General Carrera Lake
  • Cerro Castillo National Park Mountains
  • Alpaca Torres Del Paine
  • Excursion Torres Del Paine National Park
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