Pumas of Torres del Paine

A trip committed to spot Puma (Mountain Lion or Cougar) in the remote and stunning Patagonian wilderness of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park and an adjacent Ranch. Expert local guides, transport and accommodation all included.

6 Days

$4,398

Pumas of Torres del Paine - 6 - $4,398

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Puma tracking activities carried out from dawn to dusk
  • This trip will be led by an experienced naturalist guide plus a puma tracker
  • Fantastic landscape photography opportunities
  • Spot other endemic species like guanaco, deer, skunk, fox, rhea and condor

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Pumas of Torres del Paine

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1:

After meeting your guide at your hotel or at the airport, you will be transferred in a 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 enjoying our first views of Southern beech (Nothofagus) forest. While visiting the valleys we will be given a geological interpretation of the origins of the dramatic backdrop of Torres del Paine, one of the finest natural spectacles in Patagonia.

Meals: Box-lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hosteria Pehoe


Days 2-4:

We have organized a busy schedule of day and night search outings for pumas in the area. We will inspect the immediate surroundings of our hotel at night as well as the puma hunting grounds located in the eastern flank of the park. The area comprised by the northern coast of Sarmiento Lake, Laguna Amarga and Laguna Azul is well known for holding one of the largest concentrations of pumas in the wild.

February through April is particularly a good period to attempt to find them as the females are actively hunting to provide food to their growing cubs; at this time they are not active just by night but also during the twilight hours. To see a female puma and its large-sized cubs against this magnificent mountain backdrop and big sky is a magnificent wildlife spectacle. In company of our guide and puma tracker we will follow puma family groups at a prudent distance with the help of binoculars and spotting scopes.

Meals: Breakfast, Box-lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hosteria Pehoe


Day 5:

An additional day to explore the park searching for Puma plus other interesting mammals such as the Andean Deer (or Huemul), Patagonian Hog-nosed Skunk and Patagonian Hairy Armadillo.

Meals: Breakfast, Box-lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hosteria Pehoe


Day 6:

During the morning we will continue our exploration in different areas of the park. A sensational vista from Laguna Azul on the eastern side of the park will be a superb grand finale to this exciting journey of discovery among the natural wonders of the ‘end of the world’. Later, we will be transferred to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales where our trip ends. We can arrange your transfer to El Calafate, southern Argentina, if needed.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Start date Price (pp)
October 2018
23-Oct-2018 $4,398* Provisional Date
April 2019
18-Apr-2019 $4,398 Provisional Date
July 2019
6-Jul-2019 $4,398* Provisional Date
September 2019
11-Sep-2019 $4,398 Provisional Date
October 2019
23-Oct-2019 $4,398* Provisional Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $4,398

Trips are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 people. Single supplement of US $455

Includes

  • All Accommodations
  • Meals as stated
  • Guide Services
  • Private Transportation during Trip
  • Park Entrance Fees

Excludes

  • Domestic Flights
  • Tipping
  • Travel Ensurance
  • Private Excursions
  • A la Carte Dishes, Snacks, Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Telephone Calls
  • Personal Equipment

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