Chile,

Patagonia Puma Tracking

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Group Tour
8 Days
From £5579
GEOIP Not Available
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Tour Introduction

8 Days from £5579
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Prices based on rates applicable at the time of costing which may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote

In the company of a professional naturalist guide and team of experienced trackers, discover the fascinating geology, spectacular scenery and impressive flora and fauna of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy moments of intimacy with enchanting wildlife such as the endangered huemul deer, the graceful guanaco and the elusive puma, one of the most enigmatic felines. Evenings are spent at the award winning EcoCamp Patagonia, staying in one of its sustainable geodesic Suite Domes. Nothing quite matches the thrill of seeing your first puma and nowhere on Earth is there a better chance of a clear and sustained sighting.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour can also be undertaken on a Tailor-Made basis. The price is based on a minimum of four in one group.

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Full Itinerary

Price from £5579
GEOIP Not Available
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.

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Tour Accommodation

Chile Chilean Patagonia

EcoCamp Patagonia

Overview

EcoCamp Patagonia is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, with a unique view of the majestic granite towers. The region’s first fully sustainable accommodation south of the Amazon and the first of its kind in the Patagonian wilderness, EcoCamp offers upscale camping in geodesic domes inspired by the region’s ancient nomadic inhabitants.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
23
Facilities

The 10 suite domes have comfortable double or twin beds, a modern low-emission wood stove and a private bathroom with a state of the art composting toilet. Guests can gaze at the stars through the ceiling windows while falling asleep each night, after enjoying a spectacular sunset from their private terrace. There are also 13 basic Standard Domes, with shared gender divided facilities. There is no heating or electricity in the standard domes but cameras etc can be charged in the Community Domes. Towels and fleece bedding are provided.

Walkways lead from the domes to a central core dome area which houses the dining room, main lounge and bar, gift shop, and outside terrace. Energy is provided by solar power and a micro-hydro turbine. There is no mobile phone signal at EcoCamp, nor WiFi. A laundry service is available on request.

Local Wildlife

There are 26 species of mammal in Torres del Paine National Park including guanaco, puma, south Andean deer, dwarf armadillo and Patagonian skunk. Bird species number 118 including Chilean flamingo, lesser rhea and Andean condor.

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Hotel Orly

Overview

This comfortable 30-room hotel is located in the Providencia district of Santiago, close to a variety of cafés, restaurants and bars. The rooms have a safety deposit box, cable TV, minibar, central heating and air-conditioning. There is a small lounge area on the ground floor, and a lovely glass-domed breakfast room. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the property, and there are also two computer workstations. A laundry service is available. The hotel provides breakfast only but there are numerous eating options literally on the doorstep!

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
30
Facilities

Small lounge, glass-domed breakfast room, and complimentary WiFi throughout.

Chile Chilean Patagonia

Hotel Cabo de Hornos

Overview

This hotel is located right on the main square in Punta Arenas. The ensuite rooms have either sea or city views and are equipped with satellite TV and safety deposit box. There is a restaurant, bar, small business centre (four computers!), room service, laundry service and WiFi throughout.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
No
Facilities

Restaurant, bar, small business centre, room service, laundry service and WiFi throughout.

Route Map

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

Departure Dates

Tour Dates
Adult Price
Single Supp
10/10/2020
£5579
£497
20/11/2020
£5579
£497
10/01/2021
£5579
£497
19/04/2021
£5579
£497

Travel Information

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

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

John Melton

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

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