Patagonia Puma Tracking

# Group Tour

Patagonia Puma Tracking

8 Days from $6,749 per adult.
8 Days
Group Tour
Big Cat Safari
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Accompanied by a professional natural history guide and a team of fauna trackers each day discover the geology, spectacular sunrises and sunsets and native flora and fauna of Torres del Paine National Park and its surroundings. Here enjoy moments of intimacy with unique wildlife including the endangered huemul and the elusive puma, one of the world’s most enigmatic felines. Evenings are spent at the award winning EcoCamp Patagonia in its sustainable geodesic Suite Domes. PLEASE NOTE: This tour can also be taken on a Tailor-Made basis.

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Itinerary

Price from $6,749 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Punta Arenas

Depart Santiago and fly to Punta Arenas in the far south of Chile. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Staying at Hotel Cabo de Hornos. Includes No Meals.

Day 2 - Torres del Paine

After breakfast transfer (shared) about five hours to your accommodation in Torres del Paine National Park. En route stop for lunch in Puerto Natales, a small, lively town on the shores of Last Hope Sound, and then explore Cueva de Milodon, a large prehistoric cave where the remains of a giant ground sloth were discovered in the 1890’s. After dinner your guide will give a briefing on the upcoming days and the wildlife that will be seen.

Staying at EcoCamp Patagonia. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Torres del Paine

Start off each day early, photographing the sunrise from distinct locations while enjoying hot coffee and breakfast on the go. The puma tracking team, already hard at work, will be in radio contact to advise of any sightings. The wildlife exploration begins close to EcoCamp, on the park’s trails and roads in the eastern sector, making the most of the beautiful morning light and animal activity. It will also extend beyond the eastern boundary of the park into a private ranch.

Each day there will usually be around six hours of wildlife observation in the morning, studying and photographing the park’s native flora and fauna, before heading back to EcoCamp for lunch and a siesta.

In the afternoons after the quieter peak sun hours head out again, this time to the park’s western sector to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and flora and fauna to be found here. Visit landmark locations such as Grey Glacier and other striking natural monuments and listen for reports from the tracking team who will alert the group to any interesting fauna sightings in the area. After photographing the iconic Patagonian sunset over the Paine massif return to EcoCamp for dinner and a well-earned rest.

Note: The exact itinerary is flexible and will depend on the weather, the reports from the puma tracking team, and the needs of the group.

Staying at EcoCamp Patagonia. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Torres del Paine

Morning and afternoon excursions to search for puma and other fauna.

Staying at EcoCamp Patagonia. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Torres del Paine

Morning and afternoon excursions to search for puma and other fauna.

Staying at EcoCamp Patagonia. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Torres del Paine

Morning and afternoon excursions to search for puma and other fauna.

Staying at EcoCamp Patagonia. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Torres del Paine

Enjoy a last morning activity, return to EcoCamp for lunch, then transfer by road to Punta Arenas and fly to Santiago. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Staying at Hotel Orly. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 8 - Santiago

Transfer to Santiago Airport.

Includes Breakfast.

Travel Info

Are International Flights Included?
No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:
The itinerary includes domestic flights only.

Best Visited:
October to April

Area Specialist

John Melton

Pre or post tour tailor-made extensions can be arranged to visit the king penguin colony on Tierra del Fuego, the Lake District, wine country, San Pedro de Atacama or Easter Island. A visit to Chile can also be combined with Argentina, crossing to Bariloche through the Lake District, to El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park, or cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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So good to be able to have the holiday organised for us and to be collected/guided by enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Nice for the majority of the accommodation to be all inclusive. Met all our expectations. Nice to be able to review and select our hotels.

Mr PL - Surrey

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Hotel Cabo de Hornos: -53.162880, -70.906823
EcoCamp Patagonia: -50.962975, -72.863772