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Photo Trip – Punta Delgada 2009


Faro Punta Delgada country Hotel, invites you to join this incredible Photo Trip, which is going to take place on September 18th, 19 and 20th in our unique estancia situated in the southernmost corner of Peninsula Valdes Natural Reserve, a region widely renown for it´s great variety of fauna, and the invaluable possiblility to see it in it´s natural habitat and at a very close range.

Punta Delgada, in the heart of Peninsula Valdes, offers the opportunity to stay at this exclusive country hotel, and combine this experience with your love for photography. For this reason we offer this itinerary with activities coordinated by Nature Photographer, Alberto Patrian and our guides.

Alberto Patrian is a professional photographer, environmentalist, collaborator with the The American Museum of Natural History of New York Library, the Science Museum of Long Island, and Department of Tourism of Argentina, as well as the Department of Tourism of the provice of Santa Cruz and Chubut. Since 1985 he makes photographic campaigns in Patagonia and the North East Region of the Country, being the most distinguished the campaigns of Orcas and Whales in Peninsula Valdes, Glaciers and Cerro Fitz Roy. For more information visit Alberto Patrian´s web page

18 to 21 SEP 2009

4 days, 3 nights stay at our Exclusive Country Hotel Faro Punta Delgada, 550 hectares of pure Nature, photography activities in unique places, Patagonian land scape, elephant seal colonies. Comfortable rooms, all meals included, excursion trips to strategic spots inside Peninsula Valdes. Please check the FULL ITINERARY.


Day 1

12.00 Reception at Punta Delgada
12.30 Lunch at the Hotel Restaurant, with a variety of local and international dishes
13.30 Free Time
15.00 Introduction by Alberto Patrian, equipment check, useful tips. Reconnaisance of the places and their possibilities in relation with the time of the day.
16.00 Beginning of Activities coordinated by Alberto Patrian: Shots of the cliffs which can be seen with the low tide, beautiful green water natural pools with great variety of marine flora and fauna. Beach line at Punta Delgada, elephant Seals, coastal Birds: Analysis and practice of shots of fauna in it´s natural habitat
18.45 Guided Horse Riding
20.30 Dinner a la carte. Chef suggestion: Lamb Sorrentinos with rosemary sauce
22.30 Welcome Taost at the Hotel´s Pub, meeting with Alberto Patrian to coordinate the activities for the following day and analyse the photographs taken during the day.

Day 2

07.00 Breakfast
08.00 Transfer to Puerto Piramides
09.30 Whale Watching Boat Trip in Golfo Nuevo, 1 hs and 30 min aprox.
11.30 Return to Punta Delgada
13.00 Traditional Lunch: Empandas, Patagonian Lamb al “Asador” (Roasted on a Spit) and crème caramel
15.30 Activities: Trekking along the Cliffs to practise panoramic shots. Access to the Beach, shots of the Elephant Seals and their habitat.
17.30 Activities: Fauna and landscapes of the Platteau ( Patagonian Hares, armadillos, Ñandues). This trip will be done in Land Rover Defender 4wd.
21.00 Dinner a la carte. Chef Suggestion: Seafood Rissotto


Day 3

07.00 Breakfast
07.30 Activities: Sunrise at Punta Delgada. Shots of the country and the beach
11.45 Lunch
12.45 Excursion to Caleta Valdes and Punta Norte, places with great panoramic views and also the presence of fauna, ending at Estancia San Lorenzo with picturesque landscapes and the main attraction of the place: The Magellanic Penguin
18.00 Return to Punta Delgada
19.00 Activities: Sunset at Punta Delgada
20.30 Dinner a la Carte. Chef Suggestion: Chicken with Curry Dressing and Rice Timbale.
During the evening. Farewell Drink at the Hotel Pub. Event Closing.

Day 4

08.00 BreakFast
End of our services

Equipment & Clothing Suggestion:
• Reflex Camera (if possible two cameras, to work comfortable and in case of breakdowns)
• Battery Charger, Spare Batteries
• Memory cards and / or films
• Download cable. If Possible Notebook. (Punta Delgada provides 2 PC for passengers use)
• Zoom 70-200 or similar
• Zoom 24-70 or similar
• Wide Angle lens
• Tripod
• Cleaning Set
• Comfortable and strong Clothes, with soft colors (gray, brown, light green) so as to go unnoticed
• Strong Shoes
• Warm clothes
• Cap or Hat
• Sun Protection
• Prescription Medicines, if required

Consult us for more information

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