Special Event: Antarctica Workshop Cruise, February 2020
HoustonPhotowalks will be taking an epic 14-day trip with some amazing sights to photograph. The trip will include the cruise, hotels, shore excursion photography opportunities and several photography workshops!
All of you know Calvin Heinly, he has been a member of HPW since the very first event back in 2009. His wife Mary Ellen ([masked]) has arranged this fantastic trip for a really great group rate.
There is also an optional pre-cruise trip to Iguazu Falls on January 29-31!
FULL DETAILS ON THIS PDF FILE:
Fly in and meet your fellow travelers in Buenos Aires (air arrangements not included). Then we board the amazing Celebrity Eclipse on February 1.
SHORE TRIP PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS:
Ushuaia Shore Trip - We will start by departing Ushuaia pier along the highway heading north. This scenic drive takes you into the Tierra del
Fuego mountain range where you will see the amazing Lake Fagnano and Lake Escondido. Travel through the valley of the Olivia River, passing the Five Brothers mountain range. As you ascend, the drive gets more spectacular! Enjoy an incredible view of Lake Escondido plus lots of other photo opportunities. Views along the way include old sawmills, beaver lodges, forests and sweeping vistas.
Puerto Madryn Shore Trip - The drive to Punta Tombo is 2½ hours each way, but definitely worthwhile for the penguin lovers. Between September and April, up to half a million magellanic penguins come to this site to incubate their eggs and prepare their offspring for migration. In fact, this is the largest such colony in South America. Penguin couples stand in front of their nests, protecting the eggs from birds and other predators, and occasionally one adult goes to the sea for food. Other wildlife encountered in the area includes sea birds, rheas and guanacos.
Because these penguins are accustomed to humans, you will be able to walk among the thousands of nests and marvel at this wonder of nature.
Montevideo Shore Trip - Montevideo is an eclectic mix of architectural influences, with amazing buildings dating back to very prosperous times.
The city is really an open-air exhibition of monuments, sculptures and museums, displaying the wonderful work of Uruguayan artists and architects. Travel into the heart of the Old Town at Independencia Square. From there, you will walk to see the Palacio Salvo and to enter the magnificent Teatro Solis. Continue to Torres Garcia Museum, housing the works of one the best-known Uruguayan artists. At Matriz Square you will find the cathedral, the banking quarter and the Gurvich Museum. Passing by the 1908 Casa Rivera Museum, once a private residence but now a National Historic Monument.
CRUISE TRANSITS AND VIEWING LOCATIONS:
Cape Horn, Schollart Channel, Paradise Bay, Gerlache Strait, and Elephant Island.
What's included? Cruise, onboard food, Hotels, Shore Trips, Photography Workshops, Airport transfers.
Trip price starts at $4,500. That's an *outstanding* price for a 14 Days Photography Workshop adventure that includes meals, place to sleep, photography workshop classes, and 3 shore excursions with a group of fellow photographers.
For the daily price of a "normal" hotel and 3 meals, you can spend 14 Days photographing one of the planet's least visited locations!
Need more info? Contact Mary Ellen Heinly Heinly