Bolivian Altiplano & Chilean Atacama
Bolivian Altiplano & Chilean Atacama
Date: April 26th - May 5th 2017
10-Day Photographic Adventure
The Bolivian Altiplano and the Chilean Atacama are perhaps the most lunar landscapes I've yet encountered. Not only are they enticing in their otherworldly look, but being here feels like you're on another planet because of the high altitude.
The main focus of this trip is to be at some of the best locations for sunrise and sunset each day. The highlight being the Salar de Uyuni. Along the way we will visit the valley of the moon, the rainbow valley, Laguna Colorada, Laguna Verde, the Coral Army, el Arbol de Piedra (the stone tree) and many other prominent features of these landscapes.
Adventure at high altitude
This trip has been expertly designed to ensure that we acclimatise safely. All the elevations and time to adjust have been taken very much into account.
We are staying in the best accommodation that Bolivia has to offer on the Altiplano, but to get the most out of this trip, you need to be flexible.
With limited infrastructure, the roads are very bumpy and long. Bolivia is one of the poorest countries 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.
Required Fitness Level
This trip has been given a moderate Grading even though all locations are close to the vehicle with little to no steep inclines involved. This is because you will find that the simplest of walks is more demanding due to the high altitude and lack of oxygen.
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.
What's included• 9 Nights Bed, Breakfast
• 8 Nights Evening Dinner
• 8 Lunches
• Transportation between shooting locations
• Local Park Guide
• Local Driver
• One to One Guidance & Group Guidance
• Single Room occupancy
Tipping CulturePlease note that Chile has a tipping culture. Tips will be expected for the drivers and local guides and as an estimate, budget on approximately $100 USD.
Payment TermsInitial Depost of £1,395 Required to secure your booking.
50% Refundable DepositAll deposits are 50% refundable up until six months prior to the trip departure date, at which point they become fully non-refundable.
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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