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

$5,390

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 4 Days of Wildlife Exploration, with no set itinerary you will be taking advice from wildlife trackers, heading to sites where the wildlife is spotted. 

Landmarks visited on Patagonia Puma & Wildlife Tracking

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Torres del Paine

From Punta Arenas airport you will be driven to the luxury yurt camp, located in the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. 

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.

Days 2-5: Wildlife Exploration 

We will start off each day early, photographing the sunrise from distinct locations while enjoying hot coffee and breakfast on the go. Our puma 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 we can head to the sites where they are as soon as they're spotted.

We will usually begin our wildlife exploration close to camp, in the park's eastern sector, making the most of the beautiful morning light and animal activity. We 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 camp for lunch and relaxation time.

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

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 camp for a well-deserved lunch.

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

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

A single supplement of CLP 442,200 applies for solo travellers not sharing accommodation.

Start date Price (pp)
May 2017
2-May-2017 $5,390* Provisional Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in CLP (CLP) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost CLP3,592,000

Includes

  • English speaking wildlife specialist (Guide ratio 5:1, max group size 5 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

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