Volcano Tour, Puna de Atacama, Argentina
Volcano Tour, Puna de Atacama, Argentina
Date: April 21st - 30th 2020
Price: $7,495 USD
Deposit: $2,188 USD
10-Day Photographic Adventure
The Argentina area of the Atacama offers some unique landscapes not found with its Chilean and Bolivian siblings. For example, the Desert Labyrinth is a massive area of red clay mountains formed and shaped by the elements while the Campo de Piedra Pómez is many many miles of stunning pumice rock sculptures. But I think my favourite place here is the Cono de Arita, perhaps one of the most otherworldly volcanoes I've yet seen.
Adventure at High Altitude
The Puna de Atacama is at an elevation of 3,600 metres. We come straight here from the town of Salta and stay at this elevation for most of our time. Participants may find themselves slightly breathless and it's important to slow down and take things easier. Carrying lighter / smaller cameras and smaller bags is advisable.
With limited infrastructure, the roads are very bumpy and long. The Puna region of Argentina is one of the poorest areas in South America and although every effort has been made to make your stay as comfortable, it can be demanding on your comfort levels. If you like an adventure, wish to see some of the most amazing landscapes you'll ever see, and are happy to slum it a little, then this trip is for you.
Informal small group setting
Bruce likes to run his photography-adventures in a friendly, intimate group setting. This trip has a maximum group size of eight.
Unlike a lot of tours with up to 12 or 16 people on them, running with a smaller number allows everyone to have space in which to photograph. It also means more quality time for Bruce with each participant.
This trip is more of a tour* than Bruce's normal workshops, due to the logistics involved, but you will get a lot of hands on experience from Bruce while at the same time, immerse yourself with plenty of time out in the field on your own.
* Please note that this is not a workshop. It is a photographic tour, focussed on getting you to great locations for the best light.
• 9 Nights Bed, Breakfast
• 9 Nights Evening Dinner
• 8 Lunches
• Transportation between shooting locations
• Local Guide & 3 x Drivers
• 3 x Hilux 4WD Vehicles
• One to One Guidance & Group Guidance
• Single Room occupancy
AltitudeWith high elevations of around 3,600 metres.
Altitude problems may happen to anyone of any age and of any level of fitness. The key to reducing the risk is to take things easy - avoiding alcohol and too much physical exertion.
No Wifi or mobile coverage
As soon as we leave the main city of Salta, there is no wifi or mobile coverage for the duration of the trip. We are in a very remote region.
Required Fitness Level
Moderate / Occasional Strenuous Grading
This trip has been given a Moderate to occasional Strenuous Grading even though all locations are close to the vehicle. This is because some of the vantage points require a 10 minute walk up steep inclines at high altitude. Also, because of the high altitude and less oxygen - you will find that the simplest of walks is more demanding than normal.
It is therefore a requirement that you are comfortable walking with your camera bag and tripod for up to ten minutes at high elevation. How your body copes with altitude is not related to your fitness and everyone no matter how fit will feel the effects of being at high elevation.
Payment TermsInitial Depost of 30% required to secure your booking.
Cancellation PolicyThe deposit should be regarded as non-refundable, as we have to pay a deposit to our 3rd party suppliers (hotels, studio spaces, tour operators, guides, etc.) in advance to guarantee the services we have booked on your behalf. In the event of a cancellation initiated by you, should there be any costs that are refundable, we will do our utmost to make a refund to you. All cancellations incur a £250 administrative fee (deducted from any refund) for covering the resources involved in the refilling process.
Final BalanceThe final balance is due 3 months prior to trip departure.
Your space is only secured if payment is made on time. We reserve the right to cancel your space if we cannot get in touch with you or your final payment is past due.
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