Itinerary

May 27: Your guide and host will meet you at the airport or hotel in the morning in Punta Arenas, South Chile. We recommend you arrive the day before and stay at a hotel in the city, we will be happy to arrange this for you upon request. Drive to Hosteria Pehoe in Torres del Paine (06:00 hrs). We stop at the scenic town of Puerto Natales for a coffee and some photos, plus a couple other spots. Arrival at the hotel and rest of the afternoon there. The landscape alone will keep you very entertained, but there are some wildlife around the hotel too, like Culpeo Foxes. Dinner at the hotel.

May 28 to June 02: Six full days of Puma search. A typical day at this time of the year starts before sunrise, around 08:30. If our tracker finds a puma  we go straight to it with the 4x4s. We will have two 4x4s so that we put two photographers per car.

At this time of the year we do not return to the hotel for lunch, instead we have a packed lunch for each guest.

While our main goal on this trip is always going to be Pumas, there will be a lot of other incredible photo opportunities, like the amazing landscape, the groups of Guanacos, varied birds like grebes and swans, Andean Condors, foxes, etc. Some people may be afraid of approaching these wild cats by foot, but rest assured that we know when it can be dangerous and when it is ok to approach. We would never approach a cat that is showing signs of stress. Our puma tracker is extremelly experienced with these cats.

June 3: Drive back to Punta Arenas after breakfast. We stop at a private estancia on the way where we go to a cliff to photograph flying Andean Condors, as they fly at eye level or even below us. We should arrive at Punta Arenas in early evening.

What’s included
  • Double occupancy accomodation at Hosteria Pehoe in superior rooms (single rooms may be available)
  • All meals during the itinerary (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner)
  • Drinks on the field
  • Ground transportation within the itinerary on two comfortable 4×4’s
  • Local guide and puma tracker
  • Photography tutoring
  • Park entrance fees

NOT included

  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Hotel in Punta Arenas (if needed/desired)
  • Ground transfers in Punta Arenas (if needed/desired)
  • Travel and cancellation insurance *

* Please note that for this trip specifically we do offer a deposit refund in case the trip does not reach the minimum number of participants. The refund is only offered in that situation and covers only the deposit paid to us, NOT other related costs like air tickets.

Accomodations

Accomodations included on the tour price are for double occupancy rooms. Single rooms are usually available, but to guarantee them we advise to book early. Rooms throughout the trip are equipped with gas heaters and private bathrooms. Wi-fi is available on the main lodge area and dining room. During this tour we stay at the Hosteria Pehoe, inside Torres del Paine National Park.

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