Small Group Safari

Solar Eclipse Photography Safari Extension with Pie Aerts

Following the conclusion of Pie Aerts's puma photography safari, join the Canon Ambassador for a further four nights in Chile to coincide with the 2020 solar eclipse. This is your chance to photograph the spectacular celestial phenomenon in a stunning natural landscape.

Duration 4 Days
Price From $4,942
When Dec 2020
Destination Chile

Safari Overview

In December 2020, photographer Pie Aerts will be leading our Puma Photography Safari in search of Patagonia's apex predator. This trip includes six nights at Eco Camp Patagonia, the world's first geodesic dome hotel, in the wilds of Torres del Paine National Park. Guests on this safari will be able to join Pie and a team of expert wildlife trackers as they search for pumas, guanacos, rheas, Andean foxes, Andean condors and many more species, in one of the most visually stunning wildernesses anywhere in the Americas.

Following this trip, Pie will be leading a 4-day extension to coincide with the December 2020 solar eclipse, when the moon will pass in front of the sun, plunging the day into darkness. Based in the Araucanía Region of Chile, you'll be perfectly placed to witness this mind-blowing event, allowing you to capture some spectacular photos. You can choose to add on this extension to Pie's Puma Photography Safari or enjoy the 4-day solar eclipse trip on its own.

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Take advantage of the best location in the world to photograph the solar eclipse while improving your camera skills.
  • Learn from Canon Ambassador Pie Aerts and share in his expert knowledge before, during and after the eclipse.
  • Stay in a sumptuous glamping camp out in the wilderness while awaiting the eclipse.
  • Partake in exciting outdoor activities like hiking volcanoes, white water rafting and bathing in thermal hot springs.
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Day by day

Day 1

Dec 12: Santiago – Temuco – Glamping Camp

This morning, meet at reception for a group transfer to Santiago Airport, in time for your flight to Temuco. Our local representative will greet you at Temuco Airport and transfer you to the Glamping Camp. Spend the afternoon relaxing and checking out your campsite for the next four days. Finish your day off with a relaxing evening at the Huife Hot Springs.

Day 2

Dec 13: Villarica Region

With a free day ahead of you why not join in on one of the excursions available at the Glamping Camp. Choose from a hike in Huerquehue National Park, climbing the active Villarrica Volcano which sits at 9,380 ft high; white water rafting on the Trancura River followed by a visit to the beautiful waterfalls of Ojos Del Caburgua; or for something more relaxed, visit the town of Coñaripe and then on to the thermal baths of Termas Geometricas for a dip. You may also decide to relax around camp after a busy few days on safari, or spend time with Pie to further hone your photo skills.

Day 3

Dec 14: Solar Eclipse

After a relaxed morning, head off to the chosen viewing site nearby Villarrica & Pucón where you will experience the magnificent total eclipse. The partial eclipse starts at 14:41, with the total eclipse starting at 16:02, which should last for 2 minutes and 8 seconds. After the total eclipse, carry on enjoying the partial eclipse for a further one and a half hours. After today’s excitement, transfer back to camp for dinner and the chance to sit and look over your photos.

Day 4

Dec 15: Glamping Camp – Depart Temuco

Enjoy your last breakfast in camp before transferring back to Temuco Airport for your onward flight home.

Trip Details

Trip Information

This is a small group photographic expedition with photographer Pie Aerts departing on a single set date in December 2020. Guests can choose to add this as an extention to Pie's Puma Photography Safari, departing on December 4th, or take either trip separately.

Dates and Prices

2020 Departure

 Date   Price 
 Dec 12 - 15  From £3,995 per person sharing


Please note that the above price excludes the costs of international and domestic flights.

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