Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
Day 1: Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park; Hotel Ovejero Patagonico
Days 2 to 5: Puma tracking at Estancia Amarga Lagoon; Hotel Ovejero Patagonico
Day 6: Transfer to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas
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 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 Ovejero Patagonico is located.
Duration of transfer: Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales, 3hrs; Puerto Natales to Cerro Castillo, 45mins
Meals: Picnic lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Ovejero Patagonico
Days 2 to 5: Puma tracking at Amarga Lagoon; Hotel Overjero Patagonico
There will be a busy schedule of day and night searches for pumas in this area. We'll inspect the immediate surroundings of our hotel at night, 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 Ovejero Patagonico
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
What our customers think of Pumas of Torres del Paine
Pumas of Torres del Paine trips scored 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
Highlights: 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 Emberson - Canada
I had only minimal information on various puma tracking expeditions, and they were all full until 2023. You found me what must have been the last single spot for what I wanted in 2022; you connected me with the best local expedition provider, and the best puma tracking guides. Therefore, that makes you the BEST!
Travelled: September 2021
Gerry Ewing - USA
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
The price of USD $4,298 per person is based on two people sharing a room.
Trips are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of three people. Maximum group size is six people.
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* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $4,298
Single supplement – For solo travellers, there is a single supplement of USD $350.
Group size – 6 maximum, 3 minimum
- 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
- Meals not indicated in itinerary
- Drinks during lunch or dinner
- Any extra/optional excursions
- Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
- Personal travel insurance
- International and domestic/in-country flights
- Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses