PUMAS OF PATAGONIA 2022

ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR WILDLIFE EXPERIENCES ANYWHERE. PHOTOGRAPH PUMAS AT CLOSE RANGE AMONG THE BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPE OF TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF A 4X4.

On this tour to southern Chile we are going to use comfortable 4×4 vehicles to quickly and effectively access the higher parts of an extensive private land adjacent to Torres del Paine National Park and use the services of expert Puma trackers to photograph these “ghost cats” at close range. Pantanal Photo Tours was among the pioneers in Puma tours, doing it since 2013. Our rate of success is very high and rarely there is a day we don’t photograph at least one Puma, in fact it’s quite common to have a few encounters a day. Other wildlife found on this tour includes the abundant Guanaco, Gray and Culpeo Foxes, Humboldt’s Hog-nosed Skunk and many birds like White-tufted and Great Grebes, varied duck species, Black-necked Swan, Andean Condor, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Magellanic Woodpecker, etc.

On the first tour, in May, there is a chance for some snow, which makes the experience different and special. For the second tour, in October, there is no snow, but on the other hand there’s beautiful blooming vegetation and more birds migrating South for the Summer. Both are equally good for Pumas.

  • Double occupancy accommodation on superior rooms (single rooms may be available)
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks on the field
  • All road transportation on comfortable 4x4s (up to 3 clients per car)
  • Puma tracking services
  • Photography guide services
  • Park entrance fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • Air tickets
  • Drinks at the hotel
  • PCR testing
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Hotel in Punta Arenas (if needed/desired)
  • Ground transfers in Punta Arenas (if needed/desired)
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • 29 May – 05 Jun, 2022
  • 19 Oct – 26 Oct, 2022 (3 spots)
  • For more than 3 guests, two 4×4’s will be used.
  • Min. of 2, max. of only 5 guests
  • US$ 10.500 per person, US$ 500 additional for single room
  • Use of comfortable 4×4’s to explore the private land in search of pumas.
  • 6 full days of Puma photography, with extremelly high chances for close encounters with Pumas and other wildlife.
  • Extremelly high chances for close encounters with Pumas and other wildlife.
  • Level of difficulty is moderate. While on every trip we find Pumas that are accessible right next to the 4×4’s, on other occasions some hiking on sloping hills is necessary. However, the hiking is greatly reduced compared to non-4×4 tours.
  • It’s nearly sea level, so there’re no problems with high alttitude.
  • Incredible opportunities for landscape photography as well.
  • Our highly experienced Puma tracker works from his own vehicle to increase our chances and coordinates with the tour leader through radio.