Puma Tracking and Wildlife Photography

Explore wild Patagonia in search of pumas and other wildlife with expert photographer and naturalist, Diego Araya.

Itinerary Summary

Duration
6 Days
Price
£4000
When
Oct - Mar
Destination
Chile
Type
Small Group Safari or Tailor-Made
Duration Price When Destination Type
6 Days £4000 Oct - Mar Chile Small Group Safari or Tailor-Made
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About this trip

This wonderful safari ventures through stunning Torres del Paine National Park with expert guide and photographer, Diego Araya, one of the most qualified locals in terms in tracking, approximation and photography of the fauna in the region. Staying at the wonderful EcoCamp Patagonia, head out each day to explore the park in search of its wonderful wildlife and extraordinary landscapes.

Diego will be on hand, not only ensuring you are in the right place at the right time to see as much wildlife as possible (hopefully including the puma!), but he will also assist you in capturing incredible photos throughout your journey.

 

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Track the elusive South American puma with expert guides & photographer, Diego Araya.
  • Venture through the wild landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Stay at the stunning, sustainable EcoCamp Patagonia.
  • Return with excellent wildlife and landscape photographs from your journey.

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A specialist-led puma tracking wildlife photography safari

from £4,000 per person sharing, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Torres Del Paine

Arrive at Punta Arenas airport where you are met and transferred to Torres del Paine National Park. Depending on your arrival time, you may enjoy a leisurely tour of the national park, where you can admire the jaw dropping beauty of the snow-capped peaks, glacial blue lakes and get a glimpse of the first signs of wildlife – the guanaco, the favourite food of the elusive puma.

Overnight: Eco Camp Patagonia

Days 2-5

Puma tracking and wildlife watching

The trackers keep us informed of any sightings by radio. Meanwhile, you enjoy photographing the sunrise while enjoying breakfast and hot coffee on the go. Most days begin close to camp, in the park’s eastern sector, taking advantage of the stunning morning light and any animal activity. You will spend approximately six hours viewing and photographing the native wildlife of the park. You are likely to observe culpeo foxes, the mighty Andean condor, guanacos, and we hope to view the puma and the endangered huemul (South Andean deer). In the afternoons, after the peak sun hours and little wildlife activity, you may head to the western parts of the park. Here you have the opportunity to capture some of the more iconic landmarks such as Grey’s Glacier and The Horns while waiting for news from the trackers. Watch the sun setting over the Paine Massif before returning to camp. Photography tips and advice are offered by expert guide and professional photographer, Diego Araya.

Overnight: Eco Camp Patagonia (B, L, D)

Day 6

Depart Torres del Paine

Today is your last day of wildlife photography in Torres del Paine National Park. Once again, the trackers head out well before the group and after an early breakfast you head out for a final morning in search of the elusive puma. After a final few hours in the park, you head back to camp for you final lunch before being transferred back to Punta Arenas in time for your onward travel arrangements.

TRIP DETAILS

DATES AND PRICES

This itinerary runs as a small group safari on the dates specified below. We can also tailor your safari according to your own personal needs.

Trip date
Dec 17 - Nov 22 2019
Trip date
Mar 02 - Mar 07 2020 Apr 08 - Apr 13 2020 Apr 15 - Apr 20 2020

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