Bolivia’s Altiplano – Ancient Lands & People w/ Karen Kasmauski & Bill Douthitt – 14 days

Embark on an electrifying photography odyssey across Bolivia’s Altiplano, where the majestic Andes Mountains await to dazzle your visual senses! This captivating journey promises an adrenaline-pumping blend of exploration and skill refinement as you capture the untamed and mesmerizing landscapes of South America.

At the heart of this thrilling expedition, you’ll find the skillful guidance of two seasoned experts: Karen Kasmauski, a master photographer, and Bill Douthitt, a veteran picture editor. Combining six decades of experience at National Geographic Magazine and other esteemed publications, they bring not only photographic expertise but also insights into editing, design, book creation, and exhibition curation.

Your adventure begins in La Paz with an acclimatization period on Lake Titicaca and the Island of the Sun’s visiting Inca ruins, before heading south to Sajama, Bolivia’s first National Park.  Heading deeper into the Altiplano, you venture into the rugged terrain of the southern Altiplano, where ancient civilization’s ruins echo amidst the challenges of the harsh environment. From the ethereal vastness of the world’s largest salt flat to the vibrant spectacle of red lagoons teeming with graceful flamingos, every moment presents a thrilling opportunity to capture the essence of this extraordinary landscape.  In this part of the world, challenging roads are the norm and require us to travel in 4×4’s, safari-style, to get to the remotest places where raw beauty abounds.

What truly sets this photo expedition workshop apart is its innovative, assignment-centric approach. You’ll push the boundaries of creativity through immersive shooting sessions and personalized editing guidance. By the end of this epic 14-day photo journey, you’ll have not only expanded your technical skills, but also gained deeper understanding of visual storytelling. You will return home invigorated and inspired from a photographic adventure with a meticulously curated portfolio that you’ll be proud to showcase.

Dates: October 31 – November 13, 2024

Tour Length
14 Days
14 Nights
Start / End City
Arrival: La Paz, Bolivia
Departure: La Paz, Bolivia
Best Season

October to November

Dates

October 31 – November 13, 2024

Please contact us for dates
Group Size Limit

6 (minimum) - 10 (maximum) Guests

Transportation

Van & 4x4 vehicles

Accommodations

Hotels & Hostels

Challenge Level

Level 3 - Moderate

Highlights

  • Instructors Karen Kasmauski and Bill Douthitt; decades of experience at National Geographic Magazine
  • In-depth photography workshop focused on an assignment-centric shoot-and-edit curriculum
  • La Paz, Bolivia – the world’s highest Capital city, nestled between the Andes and Altiplano at 12,000’/3,660m
  • Andes Mountains – the world’s longest chain with many peaks over 20,000’/6,000m
  • Lake Titicaca – the world’s highest navigable lake in Bolivia and Peru at 12,500’/3,810m
  • Bolivia’s Altiplano – 2nd highest plateau outside of Tibet – with an average height of 13,500’/4,100m
  • Native Aymara and Quechua people that are part of the intricate social fabric of Bolivia
  • Inca ruins on the Island of the Sun, the birthplace of the largest empire in South America
  • Uyuni Salt Flats – the world’s largest and highest salt flat – 4,085 sq mi/10,500 sq km at 12,000’/3,660m
  • 4×4 vehicle overland adventure – taking you to remote and breathtaking landscapes

Prices

Our tour prices are based on a tiered pricing modelMore guests = lower price, per person.  That means the prices go down on a per-person basis as more people book onto a specific tour departure.  Prices are based on double occupancy / twin share basis.  All prices are in U$ Dollars.  

Contact us for guidance on a quote for your group or private trip.

Lowest Price7-10 travelers$9,450 / per person
Average Price4-6 travelers$ 10,850 / per person
Optimum Price2-3 travelers$ 13,650 / per person
Highest Price1 solo traveler$ 21,995 / 1 person
Single Supplement Feeper person / per tour$ 1,275 / per single room
  • Single Supplement Fees are quoted per tour.  Contact us for details.
  • Deposit: $ 700.00/per person (non-refundable administrative fee, included in the final price).
  • International airfare is NOT included in price.
  • For airline tickets, contact Geo Travel at 210-225-7903

Daily Itinerary

Mt. Illimani at sunset as seen from La Paz, Bolivia.

Day 1 / Thu / Oct 31: Arrival La Paz, Bolivia (AM) – City Tour (PM)

 

Depending on your international flight schedule you will arrive very early in the morning (between 2-6 AM) at El Alto International Airport. The airport is in the city of El Alto which is on the edge of the Altiplano at 13,200’/4,100m above La Paz. Downtown La Paz is at 12,000’/3,660m and you are now at high altitude; so, you need to be aware of the effects of altitude on your body. You may feel light-headed and short of breath, but that’s normal.  Once we drop down 3,000’/900m in elevation to your hotel at 10,200’/3,100m you should feel much better.

Upon arrival, you go through Bolivian Immigration for your tourist visa (issued upon arrival) then Customs (Aduana).  Your guide will be waiting for you at the general passenger meeting point, just look for the sign from Sergio Photo Tours.  We will take your luggage to our private vehicle for transport to the hotel. We drive from the airport to the lowest elevation in the city of La Paz via winding roads with breathtaking views of the valley below. We head to Hotel Casa Grande Suites (5*) located in Calacoto-Achumani neighborhood.  You’ll check in and rest until lunch time (on your own) at the hotel.

The best way to acclimatize to altitude, is to move slowly, drink plenty of water and rest when you are tired.  Acclimatization time is a very personal affair, some do it quickly, and others take more time. It can take a few hours or a few days.  Listen to your body.  We design all high-altitude itineraries with acclimatization time built-in.

At 2 pm we’ll begin a 4-hour city tour of this fascinating city deep in the heart of the Andes; visiting open air markets, colonial neighborhoods, the witches’ market and take in the vast canyon of La Paz from breathtaking viewpoints.  We return to your hotel so you can rest before dinner.

After the city tour concludes you can freshen up and rest before dinner.  We will get to know each other better over a welcome dinner and talk about the rest of the trip in detail.  Now would be a good time to make sure everyone is set with all their clothing and equipment questions and anything else they need. We recommend a light dinner, avoid alcohol and caffeine before bedtime.  During the day you may want to enjoy coffee/tea or a Mate de Coca (coca tea), a local herbal tea that helps with acclimatization, but refrain from it at night.  Anise and chamomile teas help with digestion as well.

Keep drinking water, it’s very important for acclimatization.

Hotel: Casa Grande Suites (5*)

Meals included:  D

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Day 2 / Fri / Nov 1: La Paz - open air markets - canyons - La Paz

 

We hope you rested well and enjoyed a hearty breakfast at the hotel.  We depart early to various locations within the city of La Paz, specifically to the open air markets as people are buying food to prepare for making meals for the dead. As we go deep into the bowels of the Indian quarter of La Paz we will witness anything from the odd to the weird and fascinating. It is a kaleidoscope of color, frenetic energy and deep religious beliefs; a mix of Pagan-Christian beliefs that create a unique opportunity to see people venerate the departed.  We break for lunch, then a brief review of what was shot that morning and head out to the agricultural fields in the eroded canyons near La Paz.  We return to our hotel to download photos, prepare for dinner then have a post-dinner class. Dinner and overnight in La Paz.

Hotel: Casa Grande Suites (5*)

Meals Included: B, L, D

Mt. Ancohuma (6428m/21,085ft) in the Cordillera Real as seen fro

Day 3 / Sat / Nov 2: La Paz - All Saints Day - Lake Titicaca - Copacabana

 

Today is the Day of the Dead (el Dia de Los Muertos)…celebrations and reverie are happening all across the land.  We bypass the melee downtown and head out onto the Altiplano.  We depart west, along the shores of Lake Titicaca towards the pilgrimage city of Copacabana near the Island of the Sun. This route is one of the most breathtaking roads in the Andes and we have plenty of places to stop for the grand view of Lake Titicaca and the Cordillera Real to the east. The road takes us across the Straits of Tiquina then onto the Copacabana Peninsula to the end of the road. The border of Peru is just 20 minutes up the road. The Islands of the Sun and Moon are only an hour sail by motorized boat, both boasting grandiose Inca ruins and tremendous views of Lake Titicaca and the Andes. We will have lunch in Copacabana upon arrival then check into our hotel. Afterwards we have classroom and review to check progress on your photos. We will find a good location for the sunset and enjoy some magnificent views of the lake and Andes and the rugged landscapes of the Copacabana peninsula. Dinner and overnight in Copacabana.

Hotel: Gloria Copacabana (3*)

Meals included: B, L, D

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Day 4 / Sun / Nov 3: Copacabana - Sampaya - Moon Island - Sun Island

 

Sunrise in Copacabana is always recommended, for those inclined, prepare to depart early. We return to have breakfast at the hotel, pack and head to the end of the road to a stone village called Sampaya, where an Inca road takes us into the heart of it…and their cemetery. This is a very old and traditionally built village; stone walls and thatched roofs with a nice view of the Island of the Moon. From here we board a motorized boat and head over to the Moon Island to visit some Inca ruins, then motor over to the southern end of the Sun Island where will spend two nights.  Our luggage will be taken by burros and porters to our hotel, a few hundred feet up the island. We will take our time, enjoy the views and slowly make our way to the top of the island via the Inca Stairs.  The views are nothing short of stunning and there are plenty of locals to photograph en-route. Once at the hotel, we check-in before having lunch. This is a no-vehicle location, everything is on foot, so our walks will be on well-established trails and we also have the option of getting into a boat to see some sights that require more travel time.  We will have time for image review before heading out the door for the sunset.  The island has many incredible locations, but it is recommended that we stay at the top of the island so we have better views of the sunset over Peru to the west and the sun’s ray lighting up the Cordillera Real, across the lake to the east.  Dinner and overnight on Sun Island.

Hotel: La Posada del Inca (4*)

Meals included: B, L, D

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Day 5 / Mon / Nov 4: Island of the Sun - Chincana Inca ruins - full day

 

Do not miss the sunrise this morning…as the sun rises behind the Royal Mountain Range directly across the lake from us. We enjoy a leisurely breakfast then head to the north end of the Island to see the Chincana Inca ruins. Lunch at an appointed time before walking back across the top of the island to our hotel.  After we review photos we head out for sunset at another beautiful location. Dinner and overnight for our 2nd night on the Island of the Sun.

Hotel: La Posada del Inca (4*)

Meals included: B, L, D

An elderly Aymara woman tends to her scraggly sheep in the villa

Day 6 / Tue / Nov 5: Sun Island - Yampupata - La paz

 

Sunrises can be quite good here so the early risers should be out early for the clean beautiful light. Once everyone has enjoyed breakfast, we pack up and head down to the port where our boat will be waiting.  A refreshing 1-hour sail takes us to the end of the Copacabana Peninsula where our vehicles will be waiting.  Our destination today is La Paz.  A dirt road leads us across the peninsula and high above the lake for more views of the grand landscape as we continue past Copacabana and across the Straits of Tiquina.  Lunch en-route.  We plan to arrive in La Paz in the mid-afternoon.  Upo arrival we will have a photo editing session before dinner.  Dinner and overnight in La Paz.

Hotel: Casa Grande Suites (5*)

Meals included: B, L, D

Mt. Sajama catches the last rays of sun at sunset, illuminating

Day 7 / Wed / Nov 6: La Paz - Patacamaya - Sajama National Park

 

An early departure out of La Paz heading south on a paved highway takes us to Patacamaya where we then veer west towards Chile. One of Bolivia’s nicest regions and most evocative of the Altiplano is Mt. Sajama National Park, established in 1936. it is named after Bolivias’ highest mountain, a strato-volcano that can be seen from above La Paz on clear days. It lies on the western border of Bolivia with Chile in a volcanic chain known as the Cordillera Occidental. It’s a dormant volcano sitting by itself creating its own weather system with winds sometimes over 80 miles per hour on its summit. At its base lies the world’s highest forest made up of the native tree called Queñua. Along the flanks you will find wild vicuñas, American Rhea (looks like a beige ostrich), pumas, alpine lakes, wetlands, small lagoons and hot springs. It’s a beautiful peak that has some wonderful legends attributed to it. A straightforward route brings climbers to the immense summit plateau with the best views of the vast Altiplano with dozens of volcanoes to the north and south. We will have a picnic lunch en-route before arriving at a pre-scouted location near the village of Sajama in the early afternoon. We drive around the north of the volcano to our community-owned hostal named Tomarapi. We will check-in, rest a bit before heading out for sunset at the lagoon we scouted earlier.  This location is perfect for sunrise and sunset!  Afterwards, we return to Tomarapi for dinner and sleep. Our approximate elevation is 14,200’/4,330m.

Hostal: Tomarapi (3*)

Meals included: B, L, D

An old colonial-era church located in Sajama National Park in Bolivia is dwarfed by the Parinacota Volcano in neighboring Chile.

Day 8 / Thu / Nov 7: Sajama National Park - full day

 

In Sajama, the sun always seems to provide the best opportunities for magnificent photography.  We begin with a pre-dawn departure from the village of Tomarapi to the village of Sajama and the perfectly located lagoon at its feet.  This location was our sunset and now it’s also perfect for sunrise, especially when the steam rolls off and the birds are waking.  The eastern horizon slowly builds up until the first rays of sunshine caress the summit of Mt. Sajama.  IN the background the twin volcanoes called Payachatas share in the same light and are reflected in the lagoon.  The location is perfect and there are many great vantage points for the first photos of the day.  We return to the hostel for breakfast then relax for a bit  A classroom session is in order before lunch.  Afterwards we head to the alpine zone and see geysers and boiling water splatter on the colored pools with Sajama in the distance.  We will visit the hot springs with I-Max views of Mt. Sajama in the afternoon.  Luckily we are close to many great locations today so we will make our decisions based on the weather and choose our vantage points wisely.  We return to our hostel after sunset.  Dinner and rest in Tomarapi.

Hostal: Tomarapi (3*)

Meals included: B, L, D

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Day 9 / Fri / Nov 8: Sajama - Pumiri - Jirira - Uyuni Salt Flats

 

Our lagoon location yesterday night is the perfect location for the sunrise today. We need an alpine start in order to get there before sunrise, so we depart about an hour before sunrise and head out. Afterwards we have breakfast then begin our journey south along a seldom-used paved road that takes us next to cities of stone (lava cañyons) and Chullpas (ancient Aymara funerary towers) as we advance towards the northern edge of the Salar de Uyuni. We have lunch en-route and should arrive at salt flats in the late afternoon, with plenty of time before sunset. We will check-in to an Aymara family-run hostel that has been helping tourists here for decades, even before there was electricity, potable water or a maintained road. The road is still rough for the last 20 miles but the scenery is as marvelous as it has always been. Above us is Mt. Thunupa Volcano, an 17,450’/5,322m mega-volcano that juts out into the northern salt flats providing numerous vantage points for fabulous photography. Sunrise and sunset are especially good here, no matter the location or season; it is especially photogenic during the rainy season from December to March. During the dry season the opportunity to create abundant abstract photos is never-ending. After sunset, we head back to our hostel for dinner and sleep.

Hostal: Doña Lupe (3*)

Meals included: B, L, D

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Day 10 / Sat / Nov 9: Jirira - Thunupa Volcano - Cactus Islands - Colchani

 

Our adventure commences before dawn as we embark on a short drive to the edge of the salt flats. Witnessing the sun illuminate Thunupa’s summit as it ascends over the eastern horizon is an experience you want to photograph.  The sun rises swiftly at these latitudes, so we retreat to the hotel for breakfast and a brief session to download and review your sunrise shots.  After a brief rest, we continue our journey inland towards the ancient caves of Chiquini, where the intriguing formations of petrified plants await our exploration.  The winding route guides us through canyons and lofty overlooks, each offering a distinctive perspective of the salt flats. Along the way, we indulge in a picturesque picnic lunch before returning to the hotel for an afternoon siesta.  Following another download session, we venture out in the late afternoon to ascend the flanks of Mount Thunupa, providing a vantage point from which condors soar. At the end of the road, a brief 10-minute walk unveils a hidden cave housing mummies from the pre-Inca era.  From this elevated perch, the vastness of the Salar de Uyuni becomes unmistakably evident, highlighting the volcanic activity and glacial history that have sculpted the landscape over millennia.  This volcano’s activity during the Pleistocene era, with lava flows constructing its layers, and its former glaciated state until about 15,000 years ago, bear testament to its storied past. Once an island on Lake Minchin and Lake Tauca, which were integral parts of the Altiplano, Mount Thunupa offers jaw-dropping views from its height of 1000′ above the salt flats, affirming the impossibility of seeing the edges of the world’s largest salt flat.  As the day draws to a close, we drive across the salar before sunset, arriving at our hotel in time for the last rays of the sun.  Dinner and a well-deserved rest in a salt hotel!.

Hotel: Luna Salada (5*)

Meals included: B, L, D

The pastel colors of eroded minerals create a painter-like lands

Day 11 / Sun / Nov 10: Colchani - Uyuni - Siloli Desert - Ojo de Perdiz

 

Yesterday’s journey was an exploration of both natural wonders and cultural history, offering unforgettable moments amidst the Andean landscape.  Now we head southwest to the high-altitude deserts of the Sud Lipez region for another doze of amazing landscapes.  The land south of the salt flats is known for being rugged, windswept and stunningly beautiful.  We depart our hotel, gas up in Uyuni and head towards San Cristobal before we enter the sandy roads and volcanic canyons that will bring us to the Siloli Desert.  En-route we will pass by high-altitude lagoons surrounded by volcanoes marking the Bolivia-Chile border.  This is the land of wild vicuñas, salty lagoons and pink flamingos!  We will have a picnic lunch at a location with stunning views of high peaks and surreal landscapes, marked by layers of pastel colors and dotted with black volcanic rocks.  We will arrive at our hotel before sunset and check-in.  Sunsets here can be quite spectacular if the clouds and sun play nice so we need not go very far for the light show.  This is the highest altitude we will be sleeping on this journey, close to 14,750′ but you should be very well acclimatized by now.  Dinner and rest at an appointed time.

Hotel: Tayka del Desierto (3*)

Meals included: B, L, D

 

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Day 12 / Mon / Nov 11: Ojo de Perdiz - Red & Green Lagoons - geysers - Laguna Colorada

 

The sun rising from the eastern horizon illuminates these multi-colored mountains seen from the dining room…so make sure you are ready for the show as it does not last long!  We continue with breakfast, then depart south to the Stone Tree and an hour and a half later we arrive at the northern shore of the Red Lagoon, the home and breeding ground for thousands of pink flamingos!  We check-in with the park guards and continue on our way towards the Sol de Mañana geysers and boiling mud pits at close to 16,000′.  Further down we pass by the Polques Hot Springs and drive through the Dali Desert on our way to Laguna Verde.  Above it rises Mt. Llicancabur a massive volcano rising close to 20,000′ above the Green and White Lagoons.  It can be seen from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile which lies on the western side of the volcano and the Atacama desert.  We have lunch en-route and head back towards the Red Lagoon with plenty of time to prepare for sunset.  We will be sleeping at just over 14,000′ tonight in a basic, clean and comfortable hostal so we have quick and easy access to the Red Lagoon for sunrise.  Otherwise we would need to drive at least an hour and a half for sunrise in the middle of the cold night, which is not worth it.  At Laguna Colorada we are poised to be the first people on site before sunrise.  Dinner and rest.

Hostal: Latitudes (2*)

Meals included: B, L, D

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Day 13 / Tue / Nov 12: Laguna Colorada - Laguna Negra - San Cristobal - Polulos - Uyuni

 

Our goal is to be at the Red Lagoon before sunrise, so we will depart while it’s still dark.  Once at our location, we spend as much time as necessary before the harsh morning light takes over.  We return for a proper breakfast then depart north towards Villa Mar, the BlackLagoon, and the Enchanted city.  Lunch in San Cristobal.  We continue to the Enchanted city…a surreal landscape reminiscent of giant melted candles made of crystals.  You have to see it to believe it!  We return to Uyuni before sunset and we can visit the train graveyard to end the day.  Dinner and rest at a very comfortable hotel in Uyuni.

Hotel: Los Jardines de Uyuni (4*)

Meals included: B, L, D

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Day 14 / Wed / Nov 13: Uyuni - fly to La Paz

 

After breakfast we head to the airport in Uyuni for our 9 AM flight, arriving 1 hour later in the city of El Alto.  The best views are on the left side of the plane, where you can see the salt flats, Thunupa volcano and the Altiplano region we just traversed a few days ago.  Our transfer vehicles will be waiting for us and we will drop quickly from the Altiplano to the lowest part of La Paz in time for lunch.  After lunch and brief rest, we begin the final session of downloading photos, editing, and personal portfolio reviews.  At the end of the afternoon, you will have a solid portfolio showcasing the raw beauty fo Bolivia’s Altiplano and it’s people.  There will be time to freshen up before our final group dinner.  Afterwards it’s time for your final preparations as most flights depart very early next morning.  You may have a chance for a quick rest before departing to the airport.  Our transfers usually begin at midnight and arrive 45 minutes later to the airport with plenty of time for international flight check-in.  We will coordinate with anyone staying longer in La Paz or have different flights.

Hotel: Casa Grande Suites (5*)

Meals included: B, L, D

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Day 15 / Thu / Nov 14: Airport Transfer in La Paz

 

We will coordinate a departure time from the hotel based on your flight schedule. Most international flights heading to North America depart between 3-4 AM. The ride from the hotel to the airport takes 45 minutes. Domestic flights require 1.5 hours before departure and international flights require 2.5 to 3 hours before departure.

Hotel: none

Meals included: none

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Karen Kasmauski - photographer, storyteller, film producer and educator

 

Award-winning photographer Karen Kasmauski has photographed 25 major stories for National Geographic. Many proposed by her, these include subjects like Radiation, Viruses, Genetics, the causes of infectious disease, and America’s struggle with obesity.

Karen has worked in over 50 countries, covering earthquakes in Japan and oil workers on Alaska’s frozen north slope. She has flown over nuclear weapon test sites, and ventured into Russian prisons, followed families displaced by conflict in Africa and documented disease outbreaks in the Amazon.

Her award-winning book “NURSE: A World of Care,” explores global issues facing the nursing profession and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Karen’s previous book “IMPACT: From the Front Lines of Global Health” looks at the causes of infectious diseases throughout the world. Former President Jimmy Carter wrote introductions for both books.

The daughter of a Japanese war bride, Karen explored her roots in producing the 2015 documentary film “Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight—The Japanese War Brides,” which broadcast globally on BBC.

Karen has taught photography and video storytelling at the Corcoran School of Art, George Mason University, and the Maine Media Workshops. She has led photography workshops and tours in Alaska, the Galapagos, Egypt, Greenland, Antarctica, New Guinea, Japan, and Iceland.

A first-prize winner in the prestigious Pictures of the Year competition, Karen’s photographs have been exhibited at National Geographic’s headquarters, the United States Capitol, the National Academy of Sciences, the Newseum, the Carter Center, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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William Douthitt - photo editor, photographer and designer

 

As Science Magazine’s Photography Managing Editor, Bill Douthitt transformed the publication’s picture use, hiring top photographers around the world to create hundreds of striking covers and features depicting cutting edge science advances.

Before joining Science, Bill was National Geographic Magazine’s Managing Editor for Special Editions, producing award-winning single-subject issues on exploration, space, wildlife, climate, and history.

Over his National Geographic career, Bill worked as a designer, photographer, and writer. He picture-edited over 200 stories, wrote the cover story on the Cassini Saturn mission, and managed the Millennium Project—a 500-page series of stories exploring key 21st century issues including population, biodiversity, climate, and science frontiers.

He worked with filmmaker Jim Cameron on a 100th anniversary story on Titanic’s sinking, interviewed astronaut Buzz Aldrin about the first trip to the moon, and once arranged to suspend Microsoft’s Bill Gates 50 feet in the air for a story on digital technology.

Bill has taught visual storytelling at the Maine Media Workshops as well as photography and news writing at the Corcoran School of Art, George Mason University and George Washington University.

Bill’s picture editing work has received awards in the Pictures of the Year competition and has contributed to winning National Magazine awards.

Included

  • airport Transfers IN and OUT of your arrival city
  • private vehicle and driver
  • bi-lingual photographer & guide Sergio Ballivian
  • expert instruction from photographer Karen Kasmauski
  • expert instruction from photo editor Bill Douthitt
  • all hotel / hostel /estancia accommodations for all nights (based on double occupancy)
  • all daily meals as denoted on the itinerary as ‘B, L, D’ (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • all entry fees and permits to protected areas: national parks, islands and museums
  • domestic airfare within the destination country (if there is a domestic flight in the itinerary, it’s included)
  • unlimited bottled water per person per day
  • snacks during the whole trip
  • Over 25 years of experience in tourism

Not Included

  • international airfare to destination country
  • visa requirement and fees
  • personal expenses of any kind (liquor, laundry, personal purchases, etc.)
  • telephone, email, mobile phone, Wi-Fi services
  • emergency evacuation expenses
  • personal travel or health insurance, doctor visits
  • gratuities to guides, drivers and other personnel

 

We, of course, would do whatever is necessary in case of medical emergency and evacuate to the closest hospital or clinic to make sure you receive medical care.