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BUENOS AIRES

Puerto Madero, La Boca, San Telmo, Luján, Colonia and more

Like the Tango, BA is captivating, seductive, and bustling with excited energy.

Argentina, the eighth largest country in the world, is home to many historical sites and is undoubtedly teeming with culture. Buenos Aires, a passionate and dynamic city that’s always on the move, is the capital and largest city in Argentina, and where we will be spending most of our time exploring the many “barrios” (aka neighborhoods), which are unique in their own ways. Known for its European-style architecture, Buenos Aires offers plenty of opportunities to photograph its intricate, beautiful buildings and landmarks. Between the architecture, local markets, the fascinating Recoleta Cemetery, a colorful barrio of La Boca, there is no doubt Buenos Aires will prove to be an incredible site to take exceptional photos.

Just an hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires is one of the oldest towns in South America—Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. A day trip to this historic village, where you will not want to stop taking photos for a second, will take you back in time.

The small town of Luján will be an off-the-beaten-path day trip just outside of Buenos Aires—an experience you will never forget. The zoo in the town, which seems to be more like a nature conservancy, offers the opportunity for us to take pictures with the animals. We’re talking tigers, lions, elephants, lion cubs, etc. You will be able to feed the animals, hold baby lion cubs, and get up close and personal to these animals.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas, and great fun. What better place to express your creativity than beautiful Buenos Aires.

Just an hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires is one of the oldest towns in South America—Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. A day trip to this historic village, where you will not want to stop taking photos for a second, will take you back in time.

The small town of Luján will be an off-the-beaten-path day trip just outside of Buenos Aires—an experience you will never forget. The zoo in the town, which seems to be more like a nature conservancy, offers the opportunity for us to take pictures with the animals. We’re talking tigers, lions, elephants, lion cubs, etc. You will be able to feed the animals, hold baby lion cubs, and get up close and personal to these animals.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas, and great fun. What better place to express your creativity than beautiful Buenos Aires.

Group Size

4 – 8 Guests

Experience | Difficulty

  • Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers
  • DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras
  • Moderate schedule
  • Travel by transit, ferry, and walking
  • Minimal elevation changes and lots of walking
  • (non-photographers also welcome)

Weather | Sun

March – Temps 80/64 F  27/18 C  Sunrise 6:14 | Sunset 8:00 (20:00)
November – Temps 77/60 F  25/16 C  Sunrise 5:38 | Sunset 7:40 (19:40)

Includes

  • Travel, architecture, cityscape, urban, and people photography
  • Professional photographer | guide
  • Photo walks & discussions
  • Small group size (4-8 guests)
  • 4 or 5-star hotels
  • Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • Local transportation

Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) – Transfer time to hotel 1hr
Our adventure begins at 11 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.
Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to Visa Map to find out.

Accommodations

Buenos Aires – Nuss Hotel, Sileo Hotel, Buenos Aires Grand Hotel or similar


Photographer Leader

Photographer Leader

Bernardo Galmarini

November 16-21, 2019
February 29 – March 5, 2020
November 14-19, 2020
February 27 – March 3, 2021

*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience, we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.

ITINERARY

BUENOS AIRES 6 DAYS

Day 1 | Buenos Aires - Puerto Madero

Welcome to BA! We meet at our hotel in the morning and begin by discussing PWA’s “10 Guiding Principles to Great Photography” as well as our “THE ART OF SEEING” photographic technique. At lunch, we’ll have informal discussions on what our guests are trying to achieve in their photography, subject matters, styles, and techniques. After lunch, we begin our photo walk and explore Puerto Madero. With it’s tall, modern buildings, this area along the river holds the Puente de la Mujer bridge.

The day concludes with a “Welcome Dinner” at one of our favorite Argentine restaurants. (D)

Day 2 | La Boca - San Telmo

On day two we depart the hotel to explore the famous area of La Boca, full of colorful houses and tango dancers around every corner. We’ll also spend time exploring San Telmo, where we’ll find charming, narrow streets and sites such as the Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada (aka the Pink Palace), San Telmo Market and the Palace of San Telmo before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant.

Our afternoon will start off by walking along the widest avenue in the world, the Avenida 9 de Julio, where the famous landmark of Buenos Aires, the Obelisk, stands. We’ll continue on back towards the hotel through the pedestrian shopping streets of the town, perfect for people watching and admiring the culture and urban parks nearby. (B)

Day 3 | Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay)

Just an easy one-hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires, this day will be spent on the other side of the Rio de la Plata in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay (don’t forget your passports). One of South America’s oldest towns, Colonia offers incredible history in this quaint cobblestoned town along the water. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to the oldest street in Uruguay, as well as its oldest church, dating back to 1695.

We’ll stroll around this walkable town seeing different sites and colonial buildings, and can even climb to the top of the lighthouse for incredible views of the town. We will enjoy lunch at a traditional Uruguayan restaurant before continuing our stroll through the town and taking the ferry back to Recoleta for the remainder of the evening. (B)

Day 4 | Luján Zoo and Town Center

Today will consist of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most. Just an hour outside of the city is the Luján Zoo*, where the animals are very loosely confined, which gives visitors the chance to hold, pet, and feed the animals. Amongst these animals are tigers, elephants, lions, lion cubs, etc. The zoo is more of a large park where the animals, rather than being contained in small areas, are wandering around in a large fenced area where visitors can get up close and personal with the animals.

Not far from the zoo is the small town center of Luján. We’ll see the intricate architecture of this square, with the beautiful Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Lujan at its end. After we head back to the hotel, you may want to choose to have dinner in one of the nearby barrios, such as Palermo Soho, which is known for its restaurants and nightlife. (B)

*This is a must-do if anyone is even remotely interested in wildlife; the spectacular opportunity to photograph animals up close and take photos with the animals.

Day 5 | Recoleta - Palermo Soho - Palermo Hollywood

On day five we set out to explore the sights and take in the culture of the barrio of Recoleta. Our main focus, the Recoleta Cemetery, is a sight to see. There will be lots of time spent photographing the beautiful gravestones, and we will see the famous grave of Evita before strolling through the streets of Recoleta and the nearby parks before lunch.

For lunch, we will set out to Palermo Soho, home to tons of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and coffee shops. After taking in the culture of Palermo Soho, we will admire the old, Spanish style architecture that is present in the adjacent town of Palermo Hollywood (aka Palermo Viejo). In the evening we celebrate with our “Farewell Dinner” and discuss the week’s events and amazing photo opportunities. (B) (D)

Day 6 | Buenos Aires

On our last morning, we will enjoy breakfast while reviewing our past week’s photos, trade contact information and bid you farewell before parting ways.

We encourage you to extend your stay in Argentina and make good use of everything you will learn on our photo adventure. (B)

(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner, (E) Excursion

May all who come as guests... leave as friends®

OPTIONS AND BENEFITS

Pricing

 

All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience, we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.

Private Guided Adventures

 

We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here to request a quote. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

 

Travel Insurance

We offer travel insurance through the internationally recognized Travelex Travel Insurance Company, as well as evacuation and medical transportation insurance through MedJet, one of the best in the industry.

The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to learn more about why you should consider travel insurance.

Rewards Program

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How The Program Works
For every adventure reservation you make with Photo Workshop Adventures, you earn valuable points which you can redeem on your next trip. This is a great way to save up to 8% off future trips. Our Rewards Program is designed with three tiers: Orange, Gold and VIP Members. Points may be applied towards balance payments on your next trip, or you may choose to accumulate points for a free trip in the future.

ORANGE REWARDS
All guests begin with our Orange Rewards Program (Level 1), which earns 4 points for every dollar you spend. You begin earning points immediately after your first trip. A $5,900 spend earns 23,600 points with a value of $236 USD.

GOLD REWARDS
With our Gold Rewards Program (Level 2), you earn 6 points for every dollar you spend. Orange Members who reach 120,000 accumulated lifetime* points (approx. 4-6 trips), automatically move up to Gold Rewards. A $5,900 spend earns 35,400 points with a value of $354 USD.

Additional Gold Benefits:

  • Earn up to double points during promotional events
  • Advance notifications for upcoming adventures and special offers

VIP REWARDS
With our VIP Rewards Program (Level 3), you earn 8 points for every dollar you spend. Gold Members who reach 350,000 accumulated lifetime* points (approx. 8-12 trips) move up to VIP Rewards. A $5,900 spend earns 47,200 points with a value of $472 USD, (8+/-% discount).

Additional VIP Benefits:

  • Earn up to double points during promotional events
  • Advance notifications for upcoming adventures and special offers
  • Ability to Gift or Transfer points to others
  • Receive complimentary airport transfers at the destination location*


Redeeming Your Points

Redeeming your points couldn’t be easier. You can always log in to your account to check your points balance. When you are ready to book your next trip, register and pay your deposit. When you go to pay your balance you will be given the option to apply your points and receive a discount.

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You can SAVE up to $1200 by combining two or more back-to-back 6-Day or longer Photo Adventures. Call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials

We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.