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Pumas & Glaciers of Patagonia

from $15,450.00

Highlights

  • Trek pumas (mountain lions) on foot, close encounters & incredible photographic & viewing opportunities await
  • Witness some of the world’s most incredible & break-taking landscapes
  • Photograph the 3 towers of Paine & other spectacular mountains
  • Stay in some of the most epic locations with incredible views
  • Visit Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate & enjoy great views & photo opportunities of this iconic landmark
  • Enjoy access to the densest wild puma population in a private access area
  • Only 6 people on this tour – small & exclusive
  • Make use of the best tracker & guide teams in Torres del Paine whilst searching for Pumas
  • April is considered to be cub season
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    • Group Size Medium Group
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    All about the Pumas & Glaciers of Patagonia.

    Overview

    In the south-most landlocked regions of our planet lies on of the most extreme, exotic and sought-after destinations to be found today – Patagonia. For many years the region lured adventure travelers from all around the world, attracted by the natural beauty on offer & the exceptional hiking opportunities. The peaks known as Torres del Paine stand tall above the landscape, might in splendor and only ever seen by those with a spirit for adventure.

    Pumas habituated to people on foot opened up the region to a whole new kind of traveler – the nature lover & wildlife photographer. Torres Del Paine has now become the home of the puma & the source of a life changing experience for those who dare travel to the end of the world.  The experience is surreal. Not only do you get to visit one of the most scenic regions on our planet, but you’ll be exposed to some of the most exciting photographic opportunities too.

    Pumas in the region have grown accustomed to humans on foot & therefor allow you remarkably close. Incredible photographic opportunities and on foot encounters await. You get to see them on the move as they hunt or patrol their territorials. If you are fortunate, they may even have cubs with them in attendance. You might even be lucky enough to join on the hunt with the most incredible mountain backdrop you could ask for.

    Hotel Hosteria Pehoe offers visitors the best views in the entire park. It’s situated on a lake and accessed via a footbridge. There’s few hotels on earth today that can match Pehoe when it comes to views, it’s simply not possible. This hotel is also in prime location with more than a dozen pumas calling the surrounding region home.

    Although the largest attraction might be the puma, this exciting adventure will take you to some of the most incredible landscapes and glaciers in the to be found on our planet. You’ve travelled so far it would be a shame to not see the lakes & glaciers surrounding the home of the puma. This itinerary has been designed to give you almost 6 full days of puma trekking in addition to magnificent viewing of glaciers, lakes and landscapes.

    This is no ordinary travel experience. It takes you to a place that can experience 4 seasons on one day, a place wild and wonderful and largely untouched, a place that forms home to one of the big cats of the world.

    Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

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    1. Day 1 Arrival

      Arrival Arrival off international flights into El Calafate. A transfer will take you from the airport to the hotel in town for your overnight. Here you’ll meet the rest of the team for dinner to discuss the exciting times lying ahead

       

    2. Day 2 El Calafate

      After breakfast and coffee we will visit the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier in the morning when we usually find good conditions for photography. It’s a great opportunity for photographers to explore and experience one of Argentina’s top attractions and a natural marvel. This location into the Los Glaciares National Park offers exceptional views of Patagonia’s most famous glacier, giving you the chance to really appreciate the glacier’s sheer magnitude as you walk across the wooden walkways along the shores of Lake Argentino. After this morning activity we will drive back to El Calafate. We will head straight to a traditional restaurant where a special lunch will be waiting for us, something to look forward to. We’ll return to the hotel to enjoy dinner, a good conversation and an overnight

    3. Day 3 Travel day

      This is the special day you’ve been waiting for. After breakfast and coffee transfer from El Calafate to Torres del Paine (around 5 hours driving) for a 6 night adventure of epic proportions. We will stay in the small town of Cerro Castillo, located in the Chilean side of the border and close to the National Park and estancia. In the afternoon we’ll head out on our very first puma trek within one of our planet’s most stunningly visual regions

    4. Day 4 Safari

      Every day will start early with a warm cup of coffee and a good breakfast. A total of five full days will be dedicated to photograph Pumas, Guanacos, birds of prey, amazing scenery and much more. After many years of Pumas being hunted in Torres del Paine region by farmers trying to protect their livestock, the hunting of Pumas was banned in the park. Since then, with no predators to speak of, and an unlimited food supply of juicy guanacos, the Puma population has been steadily growing. Pumas tend to concentrate their hunting operations i the time period from before dawn until about two hours after sunrise and again from about two hours before sunset until after dusk. We will be most active during these periods and inspect the puma hunting grounds located in a private Estancia. The area comprised by the northern coast of Sarmiento Lake, Laguna Amarga and Laguna Azul is well known for holding one of the largest concentrations of pumas in the wild. In company of our local guide and puma tracker we will follow puma at a prudent distance with the help of binoculars and spotting scopes. Our puma tracking team, already hard at work before sunrise, will be in radio contact to let us know how they’re doing. Throughout the trip, they will be letting us know the location of the estancia’s most elusive animals so that we can head to the sites where they are as soon as they’re spotted. We can also expect to visit caves and shelters where big cats sometimes rest after enjoying a meal. While we travel around looking for Pumas there will be plenty of opportunities to photograph Guanacos, other mammals, birds and of course the astounding scenery of Torres del Paine. Southern Chile’s high latitude and the Chilean combine rather well for us in that sunrise is quite late in the morning in Chilean Patagonia, so we don’t have to get up at some totally ungodly hour in order to capture the beauty of the park and to spend time with the pumas and more. This will be our daily routine as we search for and photograph the big cats. There’ll be time for some stunning landscape photography too. The evenings will be spent at the hotel talking about the days events

    5. Day 5 Safari

      Every day will start early with a warm cup of coffee and a good breakfast. A total of five full days will be dedicated to photograph Pumas, Guanacos, birds of prey, amazing scenery and much more. After many years of Pumas being hunted in Torres del Paine region by farmers trying to protect their livestock, the hunting of Pumas was banned in the park. Since then, with no predators to speak of, and an unlimited food supply of juicy guanacos, the Puma population has been steadily growing. Pumas tend to concentrate their hunting operations i the time period from before dawn until about two hours after sunrise and again from about two hours before sunset until after dusk. We will be most active during these periods and inspect the puma hunting grounds located in a private Estancia. The area comprised by the northern coast of Sarmiento Lake, Laguna Amarga and Laguna Azul is well known for holding one of the largest concentrations of pumas in the wild. In company of our local guide and puma tracker we will follow puma at a prudent distance with the help of binoculars and spotting scopes. Our puma tracking team, already hard at work before sunrise, will be in radio contact to let us know how they’re doing. Throughout the trip, they will be letting us know the location of the estancia’s most elusive animals so that we can head to the sites where they are as soon as they’re spotted. We can also expect to visit caves and shelters where big cats sometimes rest after enjoying a meal. While we travel around looking for Pumas there will be plenty of opportunities to photograph Guanacos, other mammals, birds and of course the astounding scenery of Torres del Paine. Southern Chile’s high latitude and the Chilean combine rather well for us in that sunrise is quite late in the morning in Chilean Patagonia, so we don’t have to get up at some totally ungodly hour in order to capture the beauty of the park and to spend time with the pumas and more. This will be our daily routine as we search for and photograph the big cats. There’ll be time for some stunning landscape photography too. The evenings will be spent at the hotel talking about the days events

    6. Day 6 Safari

      Every day will start early with a warm cup of coffee and a good breakfast. A total of five full days will be dedicated to photograph Pumas, Guanacos, birds of prey, amazing scenery and much more. After many years of Pumas being hunted in Torres del Paine region by farmers trying to protect their livestock, the hunting of Pumas was banned in the park. Since then, with no predators to speak of, and an unlimited food supply of juicy guanacos, the Puma population has been steadily growing. Pumas tend to concentrate their hunting operations i the time period from before dawn until about two hours after sunrise and again from about two hours before sunset until after dusk. We will be most active during these periods and inspect the puma hunting grounds located in a private Estancia. The area comprised by the northern coast of Sarmiento Lake, Laguna Amarga and Laguna Azul is well known for holding one of the largest concentrations of pumas in the wild. In company of our local guide and puma tracker we will follow puma at a prudent distance with the help of binoculars and spotting scopes. Our puma tracking team, already hard at work before sunrise, will be in radio contact to let us know how they’re doing. Throughout the trip, they will be letting us know the location of the estancia’s most elusive animals so that we can head to the sites where they are as soon as they’re spotted. We can also expect to visit caves and shelters where big cats sometimes rest after enjoying a meal. While we travel around looking for Pumas there will be plenty of opportunities to photograph Guanacos, other mammals, birds and of course the astounding scenery of Torres del Paine. Southern Chile’s high latitude and the Chilean combine rather well for us in that sunrise is quite late in the morning in Chilean Patagonia, so we don’t have to get up at some totally ungodly hour in order to capture the beauty of the park and to spend time with the pumas and more. This will be our daily routine as we search for and photograph the big cats. There’ll be time for some stunning landscape photography too. The evenings will be spent at the hotel talking about the days events

    7. Day 7 Safari

      Every day will start early with a warm cup of coffee and a good breakfast. A total of five full days will be dedicated to photograph Pumas, Guanacos, birds of prey, amazing scenery and much more. After many years of Pumas being hunted in Torres del Paine region by farmers trying to protect their livestock, the hunting of Pumas was banned in the park. Since then, with no predators to speak of, and an unlimited food supply of juicy guanacos, the Puma population has been steadily growing. Pumas tend to concentrate their hunting operations i the time period from before dawn until about two hours after sunrise and again from about two hours before sunset until after dusk. We will be most active during these periods and inspect the puma hunting grounds located in a private Estancia. The area comprised by the northern coast of Sarmiento Lake, Laguna Amarga and Laguna Azul is well known for holding one of the largest concentrations of pumas in the wild. In company of our local guide and puma tracker we will follow puma at a prudent distance with the help of binoculars and spotting scopes. Our puma tracking team, already hard at work before sunrise, will be in radio contact to let us know how they’re doing. Throughout the trip, they will be letting us know the location of the estancia’s most elusive animals so that we can head to the sites where they are as soon as they’re spotted. We can also expect to visit caves and shelters where big cats sometimes rest after enjoying a meal. While we travel around looking for Pumas there will be plenty of opportunities to photograph Guanacos, other mammals, birds and of course the astounding scenery of Torres del Paine. Southern Chile’s high latitude and the Chilean combine rather well for us in that sunrise is quite late in the morning in Chilean Patagonia, so we don’t have to get up at some totally ungodly hour in order to capture the beauty of the park and to spend time with the pumas and more. This will be our daily routine as we search for and photograph the big cats. There’ll be time for some stunning landscape photography too. The evenings will be spent at the hotel talking about the days events

    8. Day 8 Safari

      Every day will start early with a warm cup of coffee and a good breakfast. A total of five full days will be dedicated to photograph Pumas, Guanacos, birds of prey, amazing scenery and much more. After many years of Pumas being hunted in Torres del Paine region by farmers trying to protect their livestock, the hunting of Pumas was banned in the park. Since then, with no predators to speak of, and an unlimited food supply of juicy guanacos, the Puma population has been steadily growing. Pumas tend to concentrate their hunting operations i the time period from before dawn until about two hours after sunrise and again from about two hours before sunset until after dusk. We will be most active during these periods and inspect the puma hunting grounds located in a private Estancia. The area comprised by the northern coast of Sarmiento Lake, Laguna Amarga and Laguna Azul is well known for holding one of the largest concentrations of pumas in the wild. In company of our local guide and puma tracker we will follow puma at a prudent distance with the help of binoculars and spotting scopes. Our puma tracking team, already hard at work before sunrise, will be in radio contact to let us know how they’re doing. Throughout the trip, they will be letting us know the location of the estancia’s most elusive animals so that we can head to the sites where they are as soon as they’re spotted. We can also expect to visit caves and shelters where big cats sometimes rest after enjoying a meal. While we travel around looking for Pumas there will be plenty of opportunities to photograph Guanacos, other mammals, birds and of course the astounding scenery of Torres del Paine. Southern Chile’s high latitude and the Chilean combine rather well for us in that sunrise is quite late in the morning in Chilean Patagonia, so we don’t have to get up at some totally ungodly hour in order to capture the beauty of the park and to spend time with the pumas and more. This will be our daily routine as we search for and photograph the big cats. There’ll be time for some stunning landscape photography too. The evenings will be spent at the hotel talking about the days events

    9. Day 9 Travel day

      After breakfast & a good coffee, we will drive back to El Calafate (5 hours). In the evening our local guide will prepare a traditional Argentinean barbecue for the group. It’ll be an evening of celebration and tradition as we talk about the past 9 days of adventure and exciting photography

       

    10. Day 10 Departure

      Departure This will be the day of departure. You’ll be transferred to the airport at the appropriate flight times. This will signal the end of the tour.

    Dates & Prices

    All dates are confirmed. Prices are quoted per person.

    Duration Spaces Price Book
    April 16 - 27, 2021 5 $15,450.00
    Guide: Marlon