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Pumas of Torres del Paine

This trip is committed solely to spotting puma in the remote and stunning Patagonian national park of Torres del Paine. The search focuses on Laguna Amarga region, with one of the largest populations of puma in the wild. Expert local guides with intimate knowledge of the area will ensure you have the very best chance of seeing these magnificent animals.

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Trip type

Guided Activity

Trip length

6 Days

From

$4,698

Location

Torres del Paine

Pumas of Torres del Paine - 6 Days - $4,698

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park; Hotel El Ovejero

Days 2 to 5: Puma tracking at Estancia Amarga Lagoon; Hotel El Ovejero

Day 6: Transfer to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Pumas of Torres del Paine

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park; Hotel Overjero Patagonico

After meeting your guide at your hotel or the airport in either Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales, you'll take a transfer by private vehicle to Torres del Paine National Park. During our journey to the park, we will look for guanaco, southern grey fox, and Patagonian skunk while also enjoying our first views of the Southern beech (Nothofagus) forest. While visiting the valleys we will be given a geological explanation of the origins of Torres del Paine, one of the finest sights in Patagonia.

We'll drive to the village of Cerro Castillo where Hotel El Ovejero is located.

Duration of transfer: Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales, 3hrs; Puerto Natales to Cerro Castillo, 45mins

Meals: Picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Hotel El Ovejero


Days 2 to 5: Puma tracking at Amarga Lagoon; Hotel El Overjero

There will be a busy schedule of dawn 'til dusk searches for pumas in this area. We'll inspect the immediate surroundings of our hotel, as well as the known puma hunting grounds in the east of the park. The area bounded by the north coast of Lake Sarmiento Lake, Amarga Lagoon and Azul Lagoon is well-known for having one of the largest populations of pumas in the wild.

February through to April is a particularly good time to spot them as the females are actively hunting to provide food for their growing cubs. At this time of year, they are not active just by night, but also during the twilight hours. To see a female puma and her large cubs against this stunning mountain backdrop is one of the most impressive wildlife spectacles. In the company of your guide and puma tracker, you will attempt to spot puma family groups at a respectful distance with the help of binoculars and spotting scopes.

On day 5 we'll explore Torres del Paine National Park to look for other mammals such as the local Andean deer or huemul, Patagonian hog-nosed skunk and the Patagonian Hairy Armadillo.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Hotel El Ovejero


Day 6: Transfer to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales

During the morning we'll continue exploring different areas of the park including Azul Lagoon, on the eastern side of the park, from where we'll have fantastic views. This will be a fitting finale to this part of your adventure.

Later, you'll take a transfer to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales where the trip ends. We can arrange your transfer to El Calafate, southern Argentina if needed.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch

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What our customers think of Pumas of Torres del Paine

Pumas of Torres del Paine trips scored 4.8/5 from 4 reviews

Standing with our small group at Laguna Amarga Ranch as a pregnant puma walked very close to us! Being able to observe pumas as they played, chewed on guanacho bones, "eeked" to call their cubs and teach them to hunt.

Travelled: December 2022

Diane -

Every minute. We packed so much in - our motto was "Every day is the best day". It was all beyond expectation!

Travelled: December 2022

Nancy -

Spending time with a mother puma and her cubs at sunset and sunrise, walking a trail with a puma after the first snowfall of the season

Travelled: April 2022

Maddie -

Photographing puma cubs

Travelled: April 2022

Connor -

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

2024 prices based on two people sharing a room are fro USD $4,698 per person.

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Trips are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of three people. Maximum group size is seven people.

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Book now to guarantee your price for the 2024-25 season. We expect the operator's final price to be higher when they confirm their new rates in the coming weeks; book before then and we can guarantee you the 2023/24 rate so you will not pay more for your trip.

2024

2025

Start date Price (pp)
May 2024
15-May-2024 $4,698* Limited Availability Enquire
July 2024
6-Jul-2024 $4,698 Provisional Date Enquire
October 2024
23-Oct-2024 $4,698* Fully Booked Enquire
December 2024
6-Dec-2024 $4,698 Provisional Date Enquire
April 2025
17-Apr-2025 $4,698* Provisional Date Enquire
July 2025
5-Jul-2025 $4,698 Provisional Date Enquire

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $4,698

Additional Notes

Single supplement – For solo travellers, there is a single supplement of USD $400.

Group size – 7 maximum, 3 minimum

Includes

  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation: 5 nights at Hotel Ovejero Patagonico
  • English and Spanish-speaking specialist naturalist guide
  • Private transportation during trip
  • Park entrance fees

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • 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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