I’m happy to announce a workshop that will take in two beautiful areas in Chilean Patagonia. We will begin in Torres del Paine which is well known for it’s dramatic mountain formations, Las Cuernos and Las Torres, as well as for the beautiful Grey Glacier, so named for the lake it outlets to (Lago Grey), not for its color which is a stunning blue. Additionally there are turquoise glacial fed lakes and rivers, and abundant wildlife, including guanaco, fox, and puma. We plan to spend a day on a puma trek and are optimistic for sightings and good photographic opportunities with the cats.
From Torres del Paine we’ll fly north to the Aysen region and explore a range of locations along the Carretera Austral. Our workshop is timed for fall color season in both regions, and in the Aysen we expect some beautiful colors on the lenga and nirre trees, with snowcapped mountains in the background. An afternoon photographing condors is also planned. We’ll make a trip to Laguna San Rafael to be in front of the San Rafael Glacier and to enjoy the laguna with lots of floating ice and leopard seals. Lago Carrera, the largest lake in Chile will be a focal point and on it are the famous Capillas de Marmol (the Marble Caves), which are like slot canyons on the water. Much of the route in the Aysen follows gorgeous rivers with vivid glacial blue color. At our most southern point in the Aysen is the newly formed Patagonia National Park which we should have a day to explore. We’ll be doing point to point driving and will have plenty of opportunities for stops that seem interesting.
It promises to provide a fantastic range of scenic beauty, which should have you filling cards and hard drives. Flights will be in and out of Santiago. A detailed itinerary and tour cost can be downloaded here.
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