Join us on an unforgettable photography tour through the stunning landscapes of Chile and Bolivia. This 10-day adventure is designed for photography enthusiasts who want to capture the essence and beauty of these incredible destinations.
Our journey begins in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, where we will explore the captivating Moon and Death Valleys, known for their otherworldly landscapes. We’ll witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, casting a golden glow upon the rugged desert terrain.
Continuing our expedition, we’ll venture into the Chilean highlands, where turquoise lagoons nestled amidst the dramatic mountains will leave you in awe. These pristine natural wonders provide the perfect backdrop for capturing stunning images.
Next, we’ll cross into Bolivia in a private 4×4 Jeep, where the enchanting Uyuni Salt Flats await. Marvel at the vast expanse of the salt flats, as they transform into a surreal mirror-like surface when water is present. This unique phenomenon offers incredible opportunities for capturing breathtaking reflections, especially during sunrise and sunset.
Throughout the tour, our experienced photography tutor, Coni, will be your guide, offering guidance, answering your questions, and providing tips and techniques to enhance your photography skills. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned photographer, Coni’s expertise will help you take your images to the next level.
After a day of capturing incredible shots, we’ll retreat to comfortable accommodations, carefully selected to provide rest and rejuvenation. Our tour includes transportation between locations and most meals, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable experience.
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of Chile and Bolivia while honing your photography skills. Join us on this unforgettable journey and create a portfolio of stunning images that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Spaces are limited, so book your spot today and embark on an adventure that will ignite your passion for photography and leave you with lasting memories.
Majestic and Unique Landscapes
Prepare to be amazed as we explore the mesmerizing Moon and Death Valleys in San Pedro de Atacama, turquoise highland lagoons, Chilean desert's best vistas, and the magical Uyuni Salt Flats. Capture the captivating reflections of the sky in water as we explore these breathtaking destinations
Improve your Photography Skills
This unforgettable photography adventure will be guided by Coni, our expert host. With her extensive knowledge and passion for photography, she will be there to support you and answer all your questions along the way. From technical advice to creative inspiration, Coni will be your trusted companion throughout the tour. She will help you capture stunning images and elevate your photography skills
Improve your Editing Skills
We will dedicate a full day to perfecting your favourite shots as we delve into the art of post-processing. With Coni as your guide, you'll receive valuable advice and learn techniques to enhance your images using Photoshop and Lightroom. Discover the power of editing tools and unlock the potential of your photographs.
Embark on a 10-day photography adventure through the Chilean desert and the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia. This small group trip is led by Coni, a native Chilean photographer who will guide you to the best locations for capturing stunning sunrise and sunset shots. Stay in unique salt-made hotels, photograph the Milky Way reflecting in the salt flats, and explore the highland lagoons. In the Uyuni Salt Flats, enjoy a private 4x4 jeep ride with an experienced local driver. Coni will be there to offer guidance, answer your questions, and ensure an unforgettable experience. Reserve your spot now for this exclusive photography journey.
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As the sun begins to set, we will embark on a photography session, capturing the breathtaking desert vistas from a nearby scenic lookout. Get ready to witness and capture the extraordinary beauty of the desert landscape. We will all go out for dinner after this adventure.
Throughout the day, we will continue our exploration, visiting the enchanting Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons. These breathtaking landscapes will provide ample opportunities for stunning photography. As the day draws to a close, we will conclude our adventures by capturing the mesmerizing sunset at Chaxa Lagoon, immersing ourselves in the tranquil beauty of the surroundings.
Later on, we will explore the Sol de Mañana geysers, where volcanic activity can be observed throughout the day. Continuing our journey, we will reach the most interesting site in the area, Laguna Colorada. Here, we can observe the three types of flamingos, and the lake itself is known for its red color, thanks to the high concentration of microorganisms such as algae that react to sunlight and wind. We will capture sunset photos here and prepare for a sunrise session the following day.
After our unforgettable Milky Way photography session, we will return to the hotel to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Following breakfast, we will embark on our journey back to San Pedro de Atacama. Along the way, we will have the chance to admire the remarkable Stone City, where immense rocks are scattered across the landscape, showcasing their natural beauty in various forms and shapes. We will arrive at our hotel at around 6:00 pm and then you will have the evening for yourself to rest up.
During the day, you are free to relax and rejuvenate at your own pace. Whether you prefer to indulge in some leisure time, explore the charming town of San Pedro de Atacama, or simply unwind at the hotel, the choice is yours.
As the sun begins to set, we offer an optional hiking excursion to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Death Valley. This one-hour hike will take us to stunning viewpoints where we can capture breathtaking images of the dramatic landscape illuminated by the warm hues of the setting sun. Please note that this is the only activity on the itinerary that involves hiking, and it is entirely up to you whether you decide to participate or enjoy a peaceful evening of relaxation.
Remember, our aim is to create a personalised experience that suits your preferences and provides opportunities for both adventure and tranquility. Feel free to let us know your choices and preferences, and we will do our best to accommodate them.
Before we part ways, please remember that we are here to assist you with any necessary arrangements, including booking your flights back to Santiago. If you require any assistance or have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. We are more than happy to help ensure a smooth and convenient journey home.
As we conclude this incredible journey, we sincerely hope that the memories captured through your lens will serve as a constant reminder of the awe-inspiring landscapes and the joyous moments shared during our time together. Safe travels, and may your photographic adventures continue to inspire and delight you in the future.
The inclusions of this trip are as follows:
International and domestic airfare: Participants are responsible for booking their own flights to and from the designated airports. Any additional domestic flights or transportation outside of the scheduled itinerary are also not included.
Travel insurance: It is highly recommended that participants obtain travel insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellation, medical emergencies, or lost belongings.
Visa fees: Participants are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas or travel permits for the countries visited during the trip.
Personal expenses: This includes expenses such as meals and activities not specified in the itinerary, souvenirs, additional transportation, and any personal items or services.
Alcoholic beverages: The cost of alcoholic beverages is not included in the trip package.
Optional activities: Any optional activities or excursions not specifically mentioned in the itinerary are not included. Participants may have the opportunity to participate in these activities at their own expense.
Gratuities: While not mandatory, it is customary to tip guides, drivers, and hotel staff for their services. Gratuities are not included in the trip price.
Vaccinations and medical expenses: Participants are responsible for obtaining any necessary vaccinations and medications for the trip, as well as any associated medical expenses.
Please note that the above list is not exhaustive, and there may be other items or services not mentioned that are not included in the trip package. It is important to review the detailed itinerary and terms and conditions for a comprehensive understanding of what is and is not included in the trip.
Hotel Jardin de Atacama offers a range of amenities and facilities to enhance your stay. Take a refreshing dip in the pool, enjoy the included breakfast to start your day off right, and make use of the pleasant outdoor spaces, which feature a firepit where you can gather, unwind, and share stories with fellow participants. Rest assured, the hotel has been carefully chosen to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience during your time in San Pedro de Atacama.
On the first day, we will stay at a basic hostel. While the facilities may be simple, it was chosen for its ideal location, allowing us to maximize our time and exploration in the area.
For the remaining three nights, we have selected comfortable and unique salt-made hotels that offer a truly unforgettable stay. On the second night, we will stay at Hotel Cruz Andina, providing a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Then, for the third and fourth nights, we will have the option to stay either at Luna Salada or Hotel Palacio de Sal. These remarkable accommodations are constructed entirely from salt and offer a one-of-a-kind experience amidst the breathtaking salt flats.
During your stay at these salt-made hotels, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the remarkable surroundings while enjoying comfortable and well-appointed facilities. Each hotel boasts its own distinctive charm, ensuring a memorable and authentic stay in the heart of the Uyuni Salt Flats.
If you have any specific dietary requirements or preferences, please let us know in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate them and make your dining experience enjoyable and satisfying.
Throughout the photography tour, we will provide transportation for your convenience and to ensure seamless travel between destinations. Here are the details regarding transportation:
Should you have any specific transportation-related concerns or requirements, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate them and make your travel experience enjoyable and worry-free.
Your host and guide, Coni, originally from Chile and a native Spanish speaker is a dedicated and experienced photographer who is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love for photography. With her expertise and guidance, she will assist you in capturing stunning images and help you improve your photography skills.
Coni will be with you throughout the tour, offering valuable insights, tips, and techniques to enhance your photography. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced photographer, she will tailor her guidance to meet your specific needs and ensure that you make the most of every photographic opportunity.
In Bolivia, where language may be a barrier, Coni will also serve as your translator, facilitating communication between you and the local guide. This ensures that you can fully understand and appreciate the cultural and natural wonders of Bolivia, even if you are not fluent in Spanish.
As your host and guide, Coni is dedicated to creating a supportive and enjoyable environment, where you can connect with fellow photography enthusiasts, learn from each other, and create lasting memories. She is committed to ensuring that you have a memorable and rewarding experience throughout the tour.
If you would like to get in touch with Coni, you can reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She would be happy to assist you with any inquiries or provide further information about the tour.
To see examples of Coni's photography work and get a glimpse of her artistic vision, you can visit her Instagram page @the_wanderer_photographer. There, you will find a collection of her captivating images that showcase her talent and passion for photography.
Feel free to explore her Instagram and reach out to Coni directly if you have any specific questions or would like to learn more about her photography style and approach.
The photography tour is scheduled during the Chilean summer, where you can expect varying weather conditions. In San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), you will experience hot temperatures during the day and significantly colder temperatures at night, typical of desert climates.
To ensure your comfort and preparedness for all weather conditions, we recommend packing appropriate outdoor gear. Here are some essential items to consider:
We strongly recommend obtaining travel insurance that covers medical expenses, trip cancellation, and loss or damage to personal belongings, including your camera gear and laptop. It is the participant's responsibility to arrange suitable travel insurance and it is mandatory to have it to be able to join us in this adventure.
While it is not mandatory, we recommend bringing a DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses for the best photography experience. A tripod, filters, a laptop to edit your photos and a variety of lenses, including wide-angle and telephoto, are also highly recommended.
If you need to buy filters for your camera we can help you out as we are Nisi Filters Resellers.
We are dedicated to ensuring your trip is enjoyable and hassle-free, and we are available to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have. Feel free to reach out to us for support in these areas, and we will be glad to help!
It's important to note that this photography tour will involve visiting high-altitude regions, particularly during the days spent in Bolivia. These areas may have elevations above 3,500 meters (11,500 feet) and can potentially cause altitude-related symptoms or discomfort.
We will take necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being in high-altitude environments. Our vehicles will be equipped with oxygen bottles, which can be used if needed. Our guide will also provide guidance and support to help you acclimatise to the altitude gradually. However, it's essential that you are aware of the potential effects of high altitude and take appropriate measures to take care of your health.
It is recommended that you consult with your healthcare provider before the trip, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
We recommend maintaining a good level of fitness for this tour as there will be some walking and hiking involved, particularly during the optional sunset hike in Death Valley. It is important to be physically prepared to enjoy the activities and make the most of your photography opportunities.
We also advise you to stay hydrated, avoid strenuous physical activity during the first days at high altitude, and listen to your body's signals. If you experience severe altitude sickness symptoms, our guide will be there to assist you and make necessary arrangements.
We want to ensure that your experience is enjoyable and safe, so please inform us of any concerns or medical conditions related to high altitude before the trip. This will allow us to provide you with the necessary support and make suitable arrangements during the tour.
Participant Cancellations: If a participant chooses to cancel their booking, the following cancellation fees will apply:
Operator Cancellations: In the event that the trip is canceled by the operator due to not reaching the minimum number of participants, participants will receive a full refund of all payments made to date.
Cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances, such as natural events or political problems in the country, will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The operator will make every effort to provide a refund for any unused portion of the trip, taking into consideration any non-refundable expenses already incurred.
It is recommended to review the detailed terms and conditions for more information on the cancellation policy, including any exceptions or special circumstances.
By participating in this photography tour, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
Booking and Payment:
a. To secure your spot on the photography tour, a non-refundable deposit of $800 USD is required upon booking.
b. The remaining balance must be paid according to the agreed-upon payment schedule. At least $3,800 USD (including the deposit) must be paid by the first of October 2023, and the full payment must be completed no later than the 5th of January.
c. All payments are to be made in USD through Wise.com to our business account, The Wanderer Photographer Ltd. Transaction fees associated with the payment process are the responsibility of the participant.
d. Failure to make the required payments within the specified timeframe may result in the cancellation of your booking without refund.
Cancellations and Refunds:
a. Cancellations made by the participant:
Participant Cancellations: If a participant chooses to cancel their booking, the following cancellation fees will apply:
b. Cancellations by The Wanderer Photographer:
a. It is mandatory for all participants to have valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses, trip cancellation, and personal belongings throughout the duration of the tour.
b. Participants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate travel insurance and must provide proof of coverage before the start of the tour.
Health and Fitness:
a. Participants should be in good health and have a moderate level of physical fitness to fully participate in the tour activities.
b. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or physical limitations, please inform us prior to the tour so that we can assess if the tour is suitable for you.
Responsibility and Liability:
a. The Wanderer Photographer and its team members will make every effort to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants during the tour.
b. Participants acknowledge that photography tours involve certain inherent risks, including but not limited to hiking, traveling in remote areas, and adverse weather conditions.
c. Participants are responsible for their own personal safety and belongings throughout the tour and are advised to exercise caution and follow the guidance of the tour leader and local guides at all times.
d. The Wanderer Photographer and its team members shall not be held liable for any accidents, injuries, damages, losses, or delays incurred during the tour.
Itinerary and Schedule:
a. The itinerary and schedule provided are subject to change based on weather conditions, unforeseen circumstances, or other factors beyond our control.
b. The Wanderer Photographer reserves the right to modify the itinerary, activities, or accommodations as deemed necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of participants or to enhance the overall experience.
a. The Wanderer Photographer will collect and store personal information provided by participants solely for the purpose of organizing and conducting the photography tour.
b. Participant information will be handled in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations.
In the event that the minimum number of participants required for the tour is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the tour. In such cases, a full refund will be provided.
Injuries or Illness:
In the unfortunate event that a participant becomes injured or sick during the trip, we will make every effort to provide assistance and support. However, any additional expenses incurred due to medical treatment or evacuation will be the responsibility of the participant. We do not provide refunds for any missed activities due to injuries or illness.
Continuation of the Trip:
In the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as natural events or political problems in the country, we may need to make adjustments to the itinerary or continue the trip under modified conditions. We cannot assure refunds in such cases. If a participant needs to leave the trip for any reason, including medical or personal, no refunds will be made.
Meeting Points and Punctuality:
All participants are expected to arrive at the designated meeting points on time. It is essential to adhere to the schedule to ensure a smooth and well-organized trip. Any delays caused by individual participants may result in missed activities or itinerary changes.
Please note that these terms and conditions are subject to change and are applicable to all participants on the photography tour. It is important to review and understand these terms before making a booking.