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Patagonia 2025

 El Chalten Perito Moreno  

 by   Renato Machado

APRIL 2024

A little about this wonderful destination.

In a journey that is about to begin, we are preparing to embark on a photographic expedition that will take us through the impressive landscapes of El Chaltén and Perito Moreno, two natural treasures of Argentine Patagonia. At every step, we will be enveloped by the majesty of the towering mountains and pristine glaciers that characterize this wild and remote region.

In El Chaltén, the trekking city in Argentina, we will come across landscapes that defy description. The Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre mountains will rise majestically, revealing themselves as immortal witnesses of time. Each click of the camera will seek to capture not only the visual beauty but also the emotion that will emanate from these snowy peaks. The soft lights of dawn and dusk will paint the sky and mountains with a palette of vibrant colors, providing an unforgettable visual spectacle.

The journey will continue towards Los Glaciares National Park, where the natural spectacle of Perito Moreno will await us. As we get closer, we will be enveloped by an atmosphere of mystery and grandeur. The intense blue ice of the glacier will stretch as far as the eye can see, creating an incredible contrast with the sky and turquoise waters of Lake Argentino. Each crack and roar of the ice breaking away from the glacier will be a unique symphony, echoing emotions that will echo through the lenses of our cameras.

As we explore the panoramic walkways, we will look for angles that convey not only the physical magnitude of Perito Moreno, but also the palpable energy and deep connection we will feel with nature. With each click, we will seek to capture the soul of these extraordinary places.

Our future photographic expedition in El Chaltén and Perito Moreno will not only be a search for aesthetically impactful images, but also an emotional journey. Each photograph will become a silent witness to our unique experience, filled with awe, respect and gratitude for these natural wonders that touch the hearts and souls of all who are lucky enough to witness them.

Be my guest   and come and photograph the beauties of Argentine Patagonia.





Period: April 20th to 26th, 2025




Investment : U$ 2,200.00 (accommodation in a double room)

U$ 2,900.00 (accommodation in single room)

Investment as Torres del Paine annex (stage 2)

U$ 1400.00 (accommodation in double room)

U$ 1,900.00 (accommodation in single room)

Target audience: Interested in landscape, drone, wildlife, astrophotography, travel and nature photography.

Age range : 18 to 65 years old

Payment terms :


  • Cash with 8% discount

  • Option 01 : 30% deposit and balance in up to 8 interest-free installments

  • Option 02 : 15% deposit and balance in up to 12 installments on your credit card

Renato Machado Photos


04/20/2025 Sunday El Calafate

Everyone will be received at El Calafate airport at a time to be defined. We will head to our hotel for check-in and a short rest. We ended our first day of the expedition with our welcome dinner.

​Airport transfer scheduled from 3:00 pm

04/21/2025 Monday / El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier

We will leave after breakfast heading to the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares Park. On the way, stops to photograph the beauties of Argentine Patagonia, especially the magnificent Lake Argentino, its wildlife with flamingos, swans and wild ducks. Return to El Calafate for dinner. Overnight in El Calafate.

04/22/2025 Tuesday / El Chaltén

Before breakfast, we will head to El Chaltén, also known as the Argentine capital of trekking. Arrival at the hotel, check-in and then continue on a short walk to Chorrillo del Salto. The waterfall is north of the city and most of the route is on the RP23 road towards Lago del Desierto. Next, we will head to Lago del Desierto where we will have the opportunity to photograph beautiful waterfalls and the possibility of drone captures as we will be outside the park. We ended the day's activities for a well-deserved rest in El Chalten.

Wednesday 04/23/2025 / El Chaltén

We will leave before dawn towards Laguna Torre located in Parque Nacional los Glaciares. To get to this place that looks like a movie set, you need to walk an 18km trail (9 km there and 9 km back), which takes 5 to 6 hours. Throughout the journey we will be able to admire the beauty and color of the autumn vegetation, the view from different angles of the mountain range and at the end the beauty of Laguna Torre and hopefully some small icebergs to make this landscape even more surreal. We will arrive at the hotel in the evening for a well-deserved rest. Overnight stay.

Day 04/24/2025 Thursday / El Chaltén

We will continue at dawn, along the trail to the Secret Waterfall, considered the most beautiful and famous in El Chaltén. It is through it that you get very close to Mount Fitz Roy. The path is wonderful and colorful with autumnal colors and always Fitz Roy as a backdrop. We will arrive at the hotel in the evening for a well-deserved rest.

Friday 04/25/2025 / El Chaltén

We will continue at dawn to the gateway to El Chalten to photograph the sunrise. Next, we will take a short walk on the medium-level trail to Mirador Condor. After free afternoon. At the end of the day we will take another medium level trail to Mirador dos Paredões to photograph the sunset. We will arrive at the hotel in the evening for a well-deserved rest.

04/26/2025 Saturday / El Calafate

Breakfast and check-out. Then transfer to the airport in El Calafate, where we will say goodbye with great memories. Return flight times must be after 10:00.


Fabio Bittar , São José dos Campos

“I've been on two other Phototours with Renato Machado. The experiences lived in those days will be carried forever."

Paulo Madeira  , São Paulo 

Marcelo Bargiela , São Paulo

“It was simply fantastic. His work in choosing the location, itinerary and monitoring revealed care and respect.”

I'm Renato Machado

photographer and author of  books  Secret Landscapes of Southern Brazil and Canyons and Balloons, he has dedicated himself to photography for over 10 years.

During this time, he traveled through the Sahara Desert, Egypt, Norway, Easter Island, the Polynesian Archipelago, however  It was in 2015, after a trip to Patagonia, that his passion became a serious matter in his life, and he specialized in landscape photography. Born in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, 

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Cancellation Policy

To confirm the expedition, a minimum number of 6 participants will be required. If the contractor withdraws, on the trip,  the deposit amount will not be refundable. Confirming the group, the signal value will be deducted from the input.

If the trip does not take place due to force majeure, a new date suggestion will be presented. If the contractor is not available, the amount paid to date will be fully refunded.


If the registrant withdraws, he/she must formalize in writing  to email


Other variations to the cancellation policy will be handled as follows:

- Up to  90 (ninety) days before the trip  payment of  down payment  of 40% (forty percent);

- More than 45 (forty-five) days  and less than 90 (ninety) days of the trip fine of 60% (sixty percent) of the contracted amount;

- Less than 45 (forty-five) days before the start of the trip will not provide the right to a refund of the amounts paid.

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