Magical Argentina

7 days | December 10th – 16th, 2017

A Photography tour to explore Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, with its tango flavor and the unique Northwest: Salta and Jujuy

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Magical Argentina – Photo Tour

Experience a unique photo tour journey into the northwest region of Argentina. Surround yourself with amazing landscapes, nature, culture, great high-altitude wine and an amazing regional cuisine.

This is a unique experience to discover one of the highlights of South America.
We will start our tour in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires. This will provide an opportunity to explore the vast cultural diversity of this cosmopolitan metropolis with its unique flavor for tango. We’ll continue our journey into the Northwestern region of the country where the customs and the landscape changes dramatically offering us amazing nature, cuisine and cultural experiences.

Accommodations:

Boutique 3 and 4 star hotels with all the amenities necessary to make your journey safe and comfortable

Transportation:

Domestic airfare From Buenos Aires to Salta’s airport, Minibus, walking

Trip participants:

Ideal for photographers of all levels. Beginners, hobbyist and semi-professionals. Small group – 10 people maximum

Type of photo knowledge:

This photographic tour is designed to all levels of photographers (Beginners, hobbyist and semi-professionals photographers). This photography workshop will enhance your photographic skills. Experience an amazing photo trip and capture some incredible photos. There are no equipment requirements.

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Tour Lenght: 7 Days

December: 10th - 16th, 2017 (with arrival and departure)


Location: Argentina

Buenos Aires, Salta, Cafayate, Cachi, Purmamarca, Tilcara, Humahuaca


Tour Price: $4,900.00

$1,500 USD deposit required to reserve your spot



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Magical Argentina Photo Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Buenos Aires

After your international arrival to Argentina get ready for a warm welcome by your guides and fellow photographers at the Buenos Aires hotel. You’ll need to arrive at our hotel in by 12 pm. We will spend the afternoon walking around the unique neighbourhood of La Boca which is also the home of one of the most popular soccer teams in Argentina. We’ll later dine at a special Tango show restaurant and will celebrate our first toast together.


Day 2 – Cafayate – World Class Vineyards

We say goodbye to Buenos Aires, very early in the morning, and catch our domestic flight to Salta Province. After a smooth 2 HS flight towards Northwest Argentina, we will arrive at Salta’s airport. Our Mini-bus driver we will be waiting for our arrival and proceed to transfer us to our hotel at the small town of Cafayate. Immediately after, we will be invited to an amazing ‘Salteño’ lunch at a gorgeous Cafayate vineyard. Its magnificent vistas and local down-to-earth approach makes this experience one to treasure.
We’ll spend the rest of the afternoon snapping photos at the vineyard and return to the hotel to relax.
The city of Cafayate is known around the world as one of the finest wine regions in the Southern Hemisphere. Just 2 hours south from Salta’s capital, in the northwestern Argentina region, the Calchaquí valleys holds some of the key ingredients to any good wine: An amazing terroir and the exceptional combination of altitude (5.522 ft over sea level) for stunning dry, sunny days.
The Cafayate area not only provides some amazing high-altitude winemaking opportunities, but it also marvels visitors by its panoramas and exceptional beauty.


Day 3 – Cafayate – Quebrada de las Conchas

Our hotel will host a very early breakfast so we can take advantage of the first lights over La Quebrada de las Conchas (Shell Ravine) This unique geological gem provides amazing photo opportunities at its various rock sites and formations as well as panoramas.
We’ll share lunch at another amazing Cafayate’s vineyard and wrap our afternoon at the Cafayate’s dunes, for some spectacular sundown photos.
In 1995 La Quebrada de las Conchas was declared a natural reserve with the purpose of protecting its unique geological formations and its vast and diverse paleontology value.
With its red, orange and blue rock formations, its geological diversity provides a magical location for landscape photography.


Day 4 – Cafayate – Cachi – Local Agricultural Cooperative

After checking out from our Cafayate hotel, we will visit a local agricultural cooperative and share the morning with some local pepper farmers and ceramic producer. This is a great cultural opportunity to exchange stories and take great pictures. The cooperative is happy to open its doors and share with us their developments and culture.
After having lunch at the cooperative, we will travel north to the small town of Cachi. We offer the option of taking route 40, and experience the amazing Quebrada de las Flechas (Arrow’s ravine) for one of the most spectacular rock formations along our journey. This excursion requires 4×4 transport and it’s optional for all passengers.
We arrive later in the evening at our Cachi’s accommodations.


Day 5 – Cachi – Purmamarca

We depart Cachi and make our way to a small village called Senclantás were the proud artisan weavers are famous for producing, by traditional methods, the most exquisite scarfs, ponchos, table runners and shawls. These artisans have inherited their craft through family tradition which extends to several generations.
Later that day we will have lunch at Cachi and make our way through the Parque Nacional los Cardones (Cardones National Park) Home of the cardones, a type of desert cactus also found in Mexico and Baja California. We’ll witness the famous Recta de Tintin (Tintin’s Straight – One of the straightest roads and passages in the park, which was originally used by travelers crossing the desert before colonial times).
On our path toward the Province of Jujuy will take us up to the hills, where we’ll discover a completely new climate at the Cuesta del Obispo (Obisp Hill) at approximately 10,000 feet over the sea surface. The amazing views and panoramas are standard features of the hill year-round. During our descend we’ll cross the Escoipe Quebrada (Escoipe Ravine) where the cold altitude flora makes space for lushes greens and reds with its warm climate.
Once at the Province of Jujuy, we’ll travel to Purmamarca, where we will check-in into our accommodations.
Purmamarca has the unique characteristic of being surrounded by a multi-color hill, El Cerro de los 7 Colores (7 color Hill) which its unique for its hues and geological beauty

 


Day 6 – Purmamarca – Humahuaca

After breakfast we will travel to La Quebrada de Humahuaca (Humahuaca’s Ravine) and have lunch there. On our way back we’ll stop at the Maimará small town for some photo opportunities at a unique and colorful cemetery.
La Quebrada de Humahuaca follows the line of a major cultural route, the Camino Inca, along with the spectacular valley of the Rio Grande, from its source in the cold high desert plateau of the High Andean lands to its confluence with the Rio Leone some 150 km to the south. The valley shows substantial evidence of its use as a major trade route over the past 10,000 years. It features visible traces of prehistoric hunter-gatherer communities, of the Inca Empire (15th to 16th centuries) and of the fight for independence in the 19th and 20th centuries


Day 7 – Tilcara – Buenos Aires

We’ll check-out of our Purmamarca hotel and make our way to Salinas Grandes (Salt flats) for an amazing panorama on high altitude. Later we’ll journey to the city of Tilcara for lunch and pursue to photograph the Pucará of Tilcara, and original enclave by the pre-hispanic communities of what’s now known as Jujuy. This city is also known as the archaeological capital of the province and its historical and cultural value is unprecedented.
Later that afternoon we’ll make our way back to the Salta airport and a few hours later into the city of Buenos Aires. We’ll share our last breakfast the day after and wish you a safe journey home.

What's included on the tour ?

Included in tour

  • Domestic flight inside Argentina
  • Airport transfer to hotel
  • Minibus transportation around Argentina
  • All entrance to parks, permits and activities
  • Breakfast, lunch at vineyards, welcome dinner and some snack and drinks on bus
  • All photo instruction
  • Photobook with your selected photos
  • Accomodations (Based on Double Occupancy)
    • Single occupancy available upon availability and added fee

Excluded from tour

  • International flight
  • Snacks and drinks outside planned meals
  • Tips to tour guides, drivers,etc.
  • All visa fees you might require to enter Argentina
  • International Medical and travel insurance coverage
    • *This is required for participation. Please read the minimum coverage requirements here

Extra Perk - Tour Photobook

A Photo Book of Magical Argentina journey

The amazing thing about a photo tour of this kind is not just what a fantastic experience this is, or the great people that we meet along the way, or perhaps the places that we visit, but what we take home with us.
To preserve and have these memories last a lifetime, Photo Tours South America will produce an outstanding photo book with your photos from this trip, as a testament of this incredible journey.

Nowadays, with the full digital photography revolution is well underway, we forget how valuable it’s to explore our images in a physical medium outside the digital world.  With the constant, non-stop online and electronic publishing platforms, we have forgotten how beautiful and special a photo-book can be.  A photo-book has, of course, the amazing quality of its content, but it also enhances its value as a ritual of discovery, provided by the re-visiting of the photos through time,  by re-living this journey and its memories.

Once our journey concludes, and with the authorization of the photographers that attended, a special members only area of our website will be made available for the upload of up to 4 photos, the ones you believe are the best ones. These photos would be then included into the edition of our photo-book for this journey. One copy of this book will be delivered to you, at no charge, as a token of appreciation and our experience together.


"Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long."
Walker Evans


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