Patagonia Puma & Wildlife Tracking

Track & photograph Patagonia's most elusive animals including the Andean Puma & endangered south Andean Deer. Discover the park’s geology, flora, fauna, spectacular sunrises & sunsets, all led by a leading Chilean wildlife photographer. Spend each night at an eco-friendly camp in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park.

6 Days

$5,762

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Enjoy a leisurely tour of Torres del Paine National Park and admire the Patagonian steppe with its guanacos and snow-peak mountain horizon
  • Begin each day early, photographing the sunrise from distinct locations with coffee and breakfast on the go 
  • Head to the location of the park's most elusive animals including the Andean puma and the endangered huemul
  • Enjoy six hours of wildlife observation each day, studying and photographing the park's native flora and fauna with the help of a guide
  • The afternoons will be spent in the park's western sector where we enjoy the beautiful landscapes and visit landmarks such as Grey Glacier

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Patagonia Puma & Wildlife Tracking

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Torres del Paine

From Punta Arenas airport you will be taken to the EcoCamp, where a hearty lunch will be provided in our Community Domes.

The first activity of your Patagonian adventure will then begin at midday with a leisurely tour of the National Park, giving you plenty of time to admire the Patagonian steppe with its guanacos and snow-peaked mountain horizon.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Accommodation: EcoCamp Suite, Torres del Paine


Days 2-5: Wildlife Exploration 

You will start off each day early, photographing the sunrise from distinct locations while enjoying hot coffee and breakfast on the go. Our puma/cougar tracking team, already hard at work, will be in radio contact to let us know how they're doing. Throughout the trip, they will be letting us know the location of the park's most elusive animals including the Andean puma (mountain lion) and the endangered huemul (South Andean deer) so that you can head to the sites where they are as soon as they're spotted.

You will usually begin our wildlife exploration close to EcoCamp, in the park's eastern sector, making the most of the beautiful morning light and animal activity. You'll enjoy around six hours of wildlife observation, studying and photographing the park's native flora & fauna, guided by Diego's photography tips, before heading back to EcoCamp for lunch and relaxation time.

In the afternoons, after the peak sun hours with little animal movement, you head out again, this time to the park's western sector where you'll enjoy the beautiful landscapes and flora & fauna to be found. You'll visit landmark places such as Grey Glacier and other striking natural monuments. Your guide Diego takes you through the different habitats and ecosystems in the area, introducing you to the unique and colourful wildlife of Torres del Paine and teaching you the methodology for responsible observing wildlife. After photographing the iconic Patagonian sunset over the Paine massif you'll return to camp for dinner and well-earned rest.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: EcoCamp Suite, Torres del Paine

N.B. In the event of bad weather alternative activities will be planned, for example to scenic waterfall Paine Grande or Laguna Azul. 


Day 6: Farewell Torres del Paine

Your last day will begin just as all your other activity-packed days will begin: with an early, hearty breakfast served amongst your fellow wildlife lovers in the communal domes. From there, you will embark on a short day of activities before regrouping at EcoCamp for a well-deserved lunch.

You will then be taken to Punta Arenas airport, where you will arrive late in the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

A single supplement of CLP 393,100 applies for solo travellers not sharing accommodation.

Start date Price (pp)
November 2017
18-Nov-2017 $5,762* Provisional Date
December 2017
18-Dec-2017 $5,762 Provisional Date
January 2018
5-Jan-2018 $5,762* Provisional Date
February 2018
22-Feb-2018 $5,762 Provisional Date
March 2018
10-Mar-2018 $5,762* Provisional Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in CLP (CLP) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost CLP3,619,100

The price of CLP 3,619,100 per person is for a double suite dome for a 4 person group 

The price of CLP 4,067,100  per person for a 3 person group

The price of CLP 4,704,100 per person for a 2 person group

Includes

  • English speaking wildlife specialist (max group size 4 people)
  • Accommodation in EcoCamp Suite Domes
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary
  • All ground transport indicated in the itinerary
  • Park fees for Torres del Paine National Park

Excludes

  • Flight tickets Insurance (mandatory)
  • Voluntary tipping of guides
  • Soft drinks or snacks not served with meals at the eco camp
  • Personal Items
  • Photography equipment e.g. binoculars, camera
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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