Puna Atacama photography tour: landing on Mars, 15 – 24 March 2024

Puna Atacama is  the desert region in Argentina’s remote northwest. No need to fly to Mars. Part of it’s spirit is definitely located here on Earth in Puna Atacama. Landscape with mountains like rainbows, salt flats, volcanoes, pumice fields. These views seem to be from Dali painting. Ideal place for abstracts, to experiment with minimal compositions and night photography. The place rarely visited by photographers, remote and desolate. If you wish to explore Puna with me – you are very welcome to join this photography expedition! See the itinerary below and fill in sign up form to join.


Day 6

Bright blue lagoons and several volcanoes around Antofagasta de la Sierra will be a perfect subject for sunrise! After sunrise we drive to El Peñon and settle down in local hosteria for next 3 nights. At sunset we visit El Peñon Clay fields. El Peñon has altitude of 11,000 feet (2100 m). It is an adobe village which is inhabited by only 180 people. Overnight at Hostería el Peñon


Day 10, 24 March

Departure day. You are free to choose any flight back to Buenos Aires.

For booking: please inquire sending mail at Mail@danielkordan.com or send request via form below the page.

Price: 6900 USD

Included in the price:

– All transfers (jeeps, including drivers’ services, gasoline fees etc)
– Lodging in hotels twin rooms
– All meals
– Instructions by professional English-speaking guide
– Local photographer guiding

Not included in the price:

– Airfare to and from Salta airport
– Taxi from Hotel to Airport on day 10
– Visas (if applicable)
– Single supplement (750 USD)


All locations are reachable by car, no hiking involved. The only difficulty might be elevation gain, but we are always below 3600 m which is ok for most of people. If you feel you need extra time to acclimate arrive 2-3 days earlier to Salta.


Tour leaders – Daniel Kordan, Sebastian del Val. Photos on this page are made by Sebastian

Sebastian del Val, 39 years old and landscape and nature photographer based in Salta, Argentina.
“Nothing is better than the life of a landscape photographer. When I walk on nature trails before dawn, for a brief moment, I can feel I am the only person in this world and enjoy the tranquillity, far away from the daily routine. Again and again nature surprises me with its beauty. It provides me moments of stillness – pure sensation of peace and an inexplicable spiritual connection – elements that play an important role in everyone’s well-being. Landscape and nature photography has become my way of living.
I enjoy sharing my love and profound knowledge of this area and my passion for photography with amateur or professional photographers who not only pursue technical perfection in an image, but also feel the same respect for nature and the practice of photography. I invite you to come with me to discover the beauty of Salta and La Puna Argentina through Photographic Expeditions.”

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