Getting to and from your trip

You'll take a transfer with a guide from Punta Arenas town or airport to Estancia Cerro Guido in Torres del Paine.

Getting to Punta Arenas

From USA/Canada/Europe:
International flights to Chile arrive at Santiago International Airport (SCL).

From places outside Patagonia
Fly to Santiago (SCL) and take a 3.5-hr direct flight to Punta Arenas (PUQ).

From Puerto Montt
There's a 2-hr direct flight from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas.

From Tierra del Fuego
From Tierra del Fuego to Punta Arenas, there's the option of a 1.5-hr flight from Puerto Williams (WPU), a 13-hr bus ride from Ushuaia, or a 4/5-day cruise from Ushuaia.

Preparing for Puma Tracking from a Luxury Lodge trip

Packing List

Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and be prepared for four seasons in one day during your trip. Read all our tips about what to pack.

For Active Days
Daypack (25 litres) to carry water, personal items such as clothing layers, camera, etc)
Hiking Boots (waterproof and broken-in)
Hiking pants or zip-off convertible pants (preferably synthetic materials)
Waterproof jacket and pants (Gore-Tex)
Thermal, synthetic quick-drying undershirts (eg Capilene)
Fleece jacket or similar
Fleece or wool buff or scarf
Fleece or wool hat with ear-cover
Wool blend hiking socks (eg Smartwool)
Small flashlight or headlamp (and extra batteries if using a headlamp which requires batteries)
Waterproof/fleece/woollen gloves and trekking gaiters
Sunglasses with neck strap
UV sun protection including for face and lips (minimum 30 SPF)
Hat for blocking the sun
Refillable water bottle

Other items
Reading materials
Camera, chargers and extra batteries (Chile uses 220V and plugs with two pins)
Personal medical kit (prescription medications, cold medicine, blister treatment such as moleskin or second skin)

Your Accommodation

Covering an area of 101,000 hectares, Estancia Cerro Guido borders the eastern side of Torres del Paine National Park and is the largest estancia in the area. From the restored farmhouses you can gaze at the iconic towers of Paine and enjoy the vast Patagonian landscapes.

Rooms are spacious with traditional furnishings and wooden floors—either doubles or twins. A bed can be added in three of the rooms to make triples.

All rooms have central heating, large comfy beds, cosy duvets and pillows, a private bathroom, plus a hair dryer and safe deposit box.

The all-inclusive package includes a buffet breakfast, lunch or box lunch, dinner and an open bar (house wines and standard liquors included). Also included are daily excursions with bilingual guides and the entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park.

Preparing for Puma Tracking from a Luxury Lodge trip