Imagine hiking in the iconic landscapes of the majestic Torres del Paine National Park. As the Patagonian winds sweep the plains around you, enormous granite formations tower above, creating a sense of immensity and vast expanse like only Patagonia can. You will be hiking through a succession of valleys created by glacial forces over several thousands of years, as well as vast grasslands spreading as far as the eye can see inhabited by ranch farmers and their cattle. Pumas also roam these lands, and you will be taken out each day with expert puma trackers who will impart their knowledge and passion for this region and its apex predator. Thanks to increased awareness and conservation efforts over the past few years, the puma population in this specific area has increased and we are delighted to report daily sightings on 90% of expeditions.
Embarking on this safari is also a chance to contribute directly to the results of this conservation work, thus ensuring that Torres Del Paine remains a safe environment for pumas to thrive in and providing us with the humbling experience of admiring them in their natural habitat.
What makes this trip extraordinary?
- Hike in the shadows of Torres Del Paine’s mythical rock formations, forged by centuries of erosion in one of the harshest climates on Earth.
- Follow the best expert puma trackers for a chance to see the big cat in the wild.
- Hike up to eight hours a day in search of the ultimate reward: a puma sighting.
- Live the authentic life of a Patagonian cattle-ranch farmer at Refugio Laguna Amarga, the first farm in the area to stop hunting pumas, thus playing a major role in their survival and expansion.