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2-Day Puma Tracking

This trip offers a unique opportunity to see a variety of wildlife including puma, grey fox and huemul deer. You'll get to shoot magnificent vistas, capture explosions of colour against the snow-capped peaks of the Paine Massif, and marvel at the magnificent shadows over the pampas and rolling hills. Accompanied by an expert tracker, be enthralled by this safari-style itinerary.

Are you hoping to travel before March 2023?

Patagonia's a big trip and we know how crucial it is to get it right. As you’re considering travelling in the next couple of months, we want to be upfront with you…

Finding available accommodation is proving almost impossible in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. While not uncommon, the pandemic has exacerbated the situation this year.

Alongside this, Swoop are also currently focused on ensuring that all of the logistics are in place for our booked travellers who are due to head south shortly.

Swoop has therefore decided to no longer accept any new bookings departing before the beginning of March 2023.

As alternative options, here’s what we suggest:

Option A:

Push your trip back and choose to travel instead in early 2023. April onwards has more accommodation options still available. The Patagonian autumnal colours are stunning and trails less crowded.

Option B:

Defer your Patagonia adventure by 12 months, benefitting by getting exactly the trip you want without compromise, and lock in plans now while there’s still good availability.

If you are able to be flexible on your travel dates, the next step would then be for us to arrange a time to talk through the options.

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Trip type

Guided Activity

Trip length

2 Days

From

$1,035

Location

Torres del Paine

2-Day Puma Tracking - 2 - $1,035

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Transfer from Puerto Natales to Serrano Camp

Day 2: Puma tracking; Transfer to Puerto Natales

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on 2-Day Puma Tracking

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Puerto Natales to Serrano Camp

This afternoon a private transfer will take you from Puerto Natales, along a scenic route through the enormous landscapes of the Patagonia pampas. The mountains and valleys of the Paine Massif come into sight as you travel along unpaved roads and past lagoons to the Rio Serrano sector of Torres Del Paine.

Your destination: the fully-equipped Serrano Camp, located on the shores of the Serrano River, away from the buzz of crowded refugios and campsites. Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted by staff who will escort you to your private deluxe accommodation. The site has double deluxe tents on raised platforms, protected against the bracing Patagonian elements. Inside, you’ll find double-height mattresses, cosy down covers and heaters that can be operated during the evening to ensure a warm night’s sleep. Separate male and female bathrooms with hot showers are just a short walk from the tents.

A freshly prepared welcome dinner awaits you in a dedicated dining lodge, with magnificent views of the Paine Massif under the changing colours of the endless Patagonian sky. The shared lodge has room to lounge, relax, and enjoy great company before turning in for the evening. 

Length of transfer: 1.5hrs, 90km

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Serrano Camp 


Day 2: Puma tracking; Transfer to Puerto Natales

After a hearty early breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the camp to start your adventure in search of puma. We will hike and track puma in various areas of the park and once located, there will be just a short opportunity to take photos of the puma (around 15-30mins), so as not to disturb them. 

A picnic lunch is served in the Lake Grey area where we will also try our luck in finding the elusive huemul and photograph the spectacular Patagonian landscapes. Our trek will continue through other areas of the park, such as Laguna Azul and Laguna Amarga, to soak up the variety of landscapes and observe other species of flora and fauna.

Towards the end of the day, we will try to find the pumas once again for a final photograph opportunity. We then return to Puerto Natales.

Vehicle support: Full-day vehicle support for tracking and short transfers through park

Length of hike: 8-10hrs guided tracking

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch

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What our customers think of 2-Day Puma Tracking

2-Day Puma Tracking trips scored 4/5 from 5 reviews

Amazing place, it is so beautiful that you cannot stop taking pictures. Every corner has a different amazing view. I have been to a lot of national parks, but this is the most beautiful one. I hope Chile will keep protecting and expanding it.

Travelled: February 2020

Nora Nagy - Hungary

The highlight of our trip was seeing a puma mother and her cub playing for an extended period of time.

Travelled: February 2019

Paul Miller - United States Of America

The puma tracking was more than we expected. One day was rainy and cold and we didn't see much. Also, the last day we canceled because of the expected bad weather but we should have gone anyway. It didn't matter as we were so happy with the one good day that we had. The guides were great.

Travelled: February 2019

Paul Miller - United States Of America

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices for the 2022/23 season are:

8 people: USD $895 per person

5-7 people: USD $955 per person

4 people: USD $1,035 per person

3 people: USD $1,235 per person

2 people: USD $1,595 per person

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Departures take place on request between October and April. Please get in touch for more information.

Additional Notes

Itinerary – The exact itinerary may be modified depending on weather conditions and/or the precise location of the wildlife for which you'll be searching. Your tracker guide will brief you at the beginning of your trip.

Includes

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 picnic lunch, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation: 1 night at Serrano Camp
  • All private transportation indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park
  • English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Ranger expert in puma tracking 

Excludes

  • Accommodation on any additional nights
  • Drinks during lunch and dinner (except those included on the menu)
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance 
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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