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Join the Tiny Atlas Community as we head to the Chilean Patagonia with Upscape for on an epic adventure exploring stunning terrain that changes continuously with ample opportunities for wildlife encounters, rushing water, and astrophotography.

We will spend 8 days with you exploring and photographing. We will travel together from the pampas of Northern Patagonia, past towering peaks, to azure lakes. Enjoy meals of delicious local cuisine accompanied with some of Chile’s finest wines. We will stay in small lodges and glamp for three nights alongside the pristine Jeinimeni River.

Our 8 days will be spent traversing the untouched landscapes of Balmaceda, San Rafael, Parque Patagonia, Jeinimeni, and Outpost Patagonia. Tiny Atlas, our seasoned Upscape guides, and photographers Dan Tom @dantom and Chiara Zonca @shadowontherun will explore and shoot with you, providing photographic tips and inspiration along the way. We will have a number of Hasselblad’s latest mirrorless digital medium format camera systems, the X1D, along with us for you to test as well.

ITINERARY

Day 1 : Travel to Balmaceda

Day 2 : San Rafael

Day 3 : Day With Photographer

Day 4 : Parque Patagonia

Day 5 : Travel to Jeinimeni

Day 6-7 : Outpost Patagonia Experience

Day 8 : Return to Balmaceda

Extension Option : Santiago arrival night March 5th

ACCOMODATIONS

Borde Baker

Located in the heart of Chilean Patagonia, Borde Baker Lodge sits on the banks of the Baker River. Rooms are luxuriously-appointed, and meals make the most of local, organically- farmed fruit and vegetables, and dishes are drawn from authentic, Patagonian cuisine using traditional techniques.

El Puesto

El Puesto is a cozy Patagonia refuge, where you can disconnect and enjoy the views of General Carrera Lake. With only 9 bedrooms, El Puesto which allows for a personalized stay. Hearty, country breakfasts with locally-sourced products such as jams, honey, granola and bread are a great way to start the day here.

Outpost Patagonia

Within the Jeinimeni Reserve, which stretches from Argentina to the Patagonia Ice Fields in Chile, Outpost Patagonia is found along the shores of the brilliant turquoise river, Río Jeinimeni. This largely uninhabited area has four markedly different ecosystems, including: deciduous forests, evergreen forests, steppe, and high peaks, creating unique and dramatic scenery. Outpost Patagonia is a pop-up camp, complete with kitchen and living room dome tents, private guest tents with living rooms and insulated sleeping pods and shared tent bathroom/showers. The camp is positioned as a home base for travelers to explore, as well as access the entrance of Patagonia Park, the conservatory that made headlines earlier in 2018 when it was gifted by the Tompkin’s Conservation to the Chilean government.

Your Guides

Nico

Our lead guide, Nico, is a man of many trades. He is not only the lead guide for Outpost, but chef, comedian and fly fisherman. Having spent his entire life passionate about the outdoors, he has explored Chile up and down, guided in several countries and received outdoor education in China. Besides the adventure of being outdoors, Nico finds joy when sharing remote regions with travelers who wouldn't otherwise come across them. Seeing his travelers leave Chile with fresh perspectives is ultimately what he looks forward to most. Nico is Chilean, lives in Chile's lakes region and fluent in both English and Spanish.

Dan Tom

San Francisco born and based Dan Tom is a graphic designer and travel photographer. Dan takes every opportunity to shoot for himself and for clients on photography projects that span the globe from Chile to India to Tahiti, Egypt and more. Dan loves to explore without expectations searching for the emotions and culture of a place along with incredible light and vistas. He is well known for his rich colors that highlight sunlit hillsides, glowing sunsets and vivid portraits. Dan loves to shoot sunrise and sunset especially so plan for early morning and golden hour shoots to take advantage of learning and shooting alongside him. Dan’s love of photography grew with Instagram and he is an expert in shooting and editing on mobile as well as on camera. Dan has travelled for Tiny Atlas on projects to New Zealand, Tahiti and India and has spoken about his work with Tiny Atlas on Adobe Live, which you can find here. You can find more of Dan’s work on Instagram @dantom where his audience of close to 300k keeps up to date on his projects.

Chiara Zonca

Italian born Chiara Zonca is a photographer currently based in Western Canada well known for her visually striking landscapes. Chiara documents specific moments in time when changeable light or weather conditions alter her perception. The mood of her escapist imagery often overlaps with the sublime of nature and her own emotional and psychological journey. With a strong emphasis on form and color palette, Zonca’s images transport viewers. Through careful and mindful respect of the environments she is photographing, Zonca embraces the sense of ‘self’ in a wider and more significant landscape. Published in a variety of magazines, Chiara’s first photo book, “Desert Portraits” with Scandinavian book publisher New Heroes and Pioneers is available here. You can find Chiara’s work on Instagram at @shadowontherun and her film imagery at @shadowonfilm and on her website.

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