• Solar eclipse

Itinerary Summary

4 Days
Dec 2020
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
4 Days £2300 Dec 2020 Chile Small Group Safari
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Solar Eclipse Photography Safari Extension

Following the conclusion of our Puma Photography Safari with Diego Araya, you can choose to stay for a further four nights in Chile to coincide with the 2020 solar eclipse. This is your chance to photograph the spectacular celestial phenomenon in a stunning natural landscape. Alternatively, this 4-day trip can also be booked separately from the 9-day puma safari.

In December 2020, photographer Diego Araya will be leading our Puma Photography Safari in search of Patagonia's apex predator. This trip includes six nights at Eco Camp Patagonia, the world's first geodesic dome hotel, in the wilds of Torres del Paine National Park. Guests on this safari will be able to join Diego and a team of expert wildlife trackers as they search for pumas, guanacos, rheas, Andean foxes, Andean condors and many more species, in one of the most visually stunning wildernesses anywhere in the Americas.

After bidding farewell to Diego, guests can choose to extend their travels with a 4-day extension to coincide with the December 2020 solar eclipse, when the moon will pass in front of the sun, plunging the day into darkness. Based in the Araucanía Region of Chile, you'll be perfectly placed to witness this mind-blowing event, allowing you to capture some spectacular photos. You can choose to add on this extension to Diego's Puma Photography Safari or enjoy the 4-day solar eclipse trip on its own.


What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Take advantage of the best location in the world to photograph the solar eclipse while improving your camera skills.
  • Follow expert astrologists in the field to witness the solar eclipse.
  • Stay in a sumptuous glamping camp out in the wilderness while awaiting the eclipse.
  • Partake in exciting outdoor activities like hiking volcanoes, white water rafting and bathing in thermal hot springs.

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A 4-day photographic safari extension based around the 2020 solar eclipse

from $2,932 per person sharing, excluding international and domestic flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Dec 12: Santiago – Temuco – Glamping Camp

This morning, guests on our Puma Photography Safari with Diego Araya will meet at the reception of their hotel, where they will take a group transfer to Santiago Airport in time for their flight to Temuco. Those who have booked the 4-day solar eclipse trip separately will meet their fellow travellers at Temuco Airport. Once everyone has arrived at the airport, our local representative will greet you and transfer you to the Glamping Camp. Following your arrival, spend the afternoon relaxing and checking out your campsite for the next four days, before finishing your day off with a relaxing evening at the Huife Hot Springs.

Day 2

Dec 13: Villarica Region

With a free day ahead of you, why not join in on one of the excursions available at the Glamping Camp. You can choose from a hike in Huerquehue National Park, climbing the active Villarrica Volcano which stands 9,380 ft high; opt for white water rafting on the Trancura River followed by a visit to the beautiful waterfalls of Ojos Del Caburgua; or for something more relaxed, visit the town of Coñaripe and then on to the thermal baths of Termas Geometricas for a dip. You may also decide to relax around camp and take in these pristine natural surroundings.

Day 3

Dec 14: Solar Eclipse

After a relaxed morning, head off to the chosen viewing site nearby Villarrica & Pucón where you will experience the magnificent total eclipse. The partial eclipse starts at 14:41, with the total eclipse starting at 16:02, which should last for 2 minutes and 8 seconds. After the total eclipse, carry on enjoying the partial eclipse for almost another hour and a half. After today’s excitement, transfer back to camp for dinner where you will have the chance to sit, look over your photos and reflect on this unique experience.

Day 4

Dec 15: Glamping Camp – Depart Temuco

Enjoy your last breakfast in camp before transferring back to Temuco Airport for your onward flight home.



This is a small group photographic expedition with photographer Diego Araya departing on a single set date in December 2020. Guests can choose to add this as an extension to Diego's Puma Photography Safari, departing on December 4th, or take either trip separately.


Please note that the price excludes the costs of international and domestic flights.

Trip date Prices from
Dec 12 - Dec 15 2020 £2300
Guanaco in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, Keith Ladzinski

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