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LocalAventura Tour: Photography Tour of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Photography Tour of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Full day photography tour with an professional photographer

12 hrs

Colonia del Sacramento

2 ~ 10

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Discover historic Colonia del Sacramento through your camera. Just across the River Plate from Buenos Aires is Colonia del Sacramento. Both a top destination for locals in Buenos Aires and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, Colonia del Sacramento is famous for its unique fusion of Portuguese and Spanish colonial influences. After an hour-long ferry ride across the River Plate, you will explore Colonia del Sacramento's historic quarter with Local Guide and professional photographer, Bernardo, as he leads you in a photography class.

This expert photographer will help you improve your photography skills, no matter your level of experience. Throughout this tour you will get to explore the beautiful and historic streets of Colonia del Sacramento, allowing you to get a unique perspective on the town. Discover the magic of Colonia del Sacramento, think like a photographer, and add a little artistic flair to your pics on this fun and educational tour.


  • Meet your local guide at ferry station in Buenos Aires
  • Take the hour-long ferry to Colonia del Sacremento
  • Enjoy an expert photography lesson, altered based on your group's skill levels on your way to Colonia del Sacramento.
  • Bernardo will then lead you through the historic quarter of Colonia del Sacramento, so you can practice your photography skills.
  • Take a break for a midday lunch
  • Continue taking photos with Bernardo there to help instruct and provide both technical and creative tips.
  • Return to Buenos Aires on the ferry with improved photography skills, a copy of Bernardo’s own Buenos Aires photo book, and a packet of papers with tips and techniques so that you can keep practicing!

Eligibility criteria

  • This tour is not recommended for children under 12

What's Included

  • Photography class: class will depend on participants' skill levels
  • Ferry Ticket from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento
  • Guided photographic tour
  • Copy of "Buenos Aires" photo book, by Bernardo
  • CD photo-book, "Buenos Aires in 3-D"
  • Packet of introductory photography tips and techniques
  • Lunch

What's not included

  • Extra drinks and deserts at lunch
  • Transportation to the meeting point

Additional Pricing Information (*)

  • You may rent a tripod for $20
  • If you are in Uruguay already and will not be taking the ferry please contact for more information


  • Bring your camera.
  • A DSLR camera is preferable, but any camera will do!
  • Your camera should have at least 2GB of memory.
  • Be sure your camera is charged or you have an extra set of batteries on hand.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothes.


Learn a New Skill Workshop


Bernardo Galmarini

Growing up in Buenos Aires, I’ve always loved this city, yet it wasn't until I started photographing that I began to discover all of its secret corners. After 15 years as a professional photographer, I can now say I know Buenos Aires inside and out. The knowledge of the city, combined with my photography skills, have given me incredible opportunities like photographing for publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Travel and Leisure, and the Telegraph. No matter who I'm photographing for, whether it's for business or pleasure, all my work is in the effort to capture the true spirit of my beloved city. 

To share my passion for my city and my art with the public, I started leading photography workshops in 2013, helping travelers to learn how to use their cameras to truly capture the magic of a destination. I've since led my guests on photography excursions to some of my favorite destinations like Patagonia and Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. 

For me, photography is a way to watch the world with a silent mind, to discover the mystery within ourselves, and to search for peace within the chaos of the world. With my photo tours, I hope to help you discover not only the beauty and intrigue of Buenos Aires, but also the power of photography.

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