Luxury Tour - Puma tracking and photography expedition, including conservation and photography workshops.
We are offering an exclusive 5-star version of our puma tracking expedition, which includes 7-nights in the luxurious Tierra Patagonia hotel, experiencing the best of the world heritage listed UNESCO biosphere reserve Torres Del Paine National park in Patagonia Chile.
Once in a lifetime experience of one week in this pristine landscape, tracking and photographing puma for 4 days, and 3 days hiking in one of the worlds most spectacular National parks. Take time for yourself to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with nature.
Renowned for being one of the best places in the world to see and photograph puma, and one of the most dramatic mountain ranges, which is understandably on every adventures’ bucket list, Torres Del Paine is nothing short of spectacular. The highest peak is Paine Grande towering 2,884m above sea level, and these remarkable mountain ranges are the spectacular the backdrop of our puma and hiking expedition.
This expedition is for lovers of photography, wildlife and pristine wilderness who are looking for an adventurous (and rejuvenating week), reconnecting to nature whilst enjoying a touch of luxury.
Track puma for 4 dedicated days, and hike for 3 days in spectacular Torres Del Paine national park, the world heritage listed UNESCO biosphere reserve.
Returning to your luxury eco hotel each evening https://tierrahotels.com/patagonia/ for a pre-dinner workout, spa, massage or simply enjoy a lovely dinner in the restaurant overlooking Torres Del Paine massif.
Chantal Henderson, one of your guides has spent 15 years photographing and trekking in Patagonia and has completed the Torres del Paine “W” trek 5 times and the”0” circuit twice.
Rodrigo Noriega, Chilean born, personal bush-pilot for Tompkins Conservation, is passionate about puma, conservation and trekking, and will also assist leading the group.
A local expert puma tracker will join us on the puma days for the best chances to spot and photograph puma in the park.
October 19th - 26th 2019
7 nights luxury accommodation in Tierra Patagonia
Our group (max of 8 passengers, plus expert trackers/ guides)
4 days (either sunrise or sunset) dedicated puma tracking with expert trackers with exclusive “free range” access to the estancia (ranch) adjacent to the border of Torres del Paine national park where the puma frequent. The national park have regulations for puma tracking, so also having access to the adjacent private estancia gives us more flexibility and greater chances to see puma close.
3 days, day-hikes to spectacular areas within Torres del Paine national park
All inclusive meals, beverages and alcohol
Torres Del Paine park fees
Return transfers from Punta Arenas Airport
OPTIONAL EXTRA - 90 MINUTE SCENIC FLIGHT OVER TORRES DEL PAINE, BERNARD O’HIGGINS NATIONAL PARK & SOUTHERN PATAGONIAN ICE FIELD. ***weather permitting***
Group size : 8 guests maximum
Be prepared for typical Patagonian weather (extremely unpredictable), especially on the cusp of winter! Wind, rain, sleet, and sunshine, all of which make for a memorable experience. Be prepared that it may snow, and if it does its a blessing that it helps with our puma tracking. Wind from the icecap can be very bitter so please take note of clothing TBA.
International or domestic airfares or medical/travel insurance
This particular trip is for the adventurous, those wanting to learn more about photography, wildlife and wilderness conservation, and for those who like a little touch of luxury.
This is an active and adventurous trip. Participants will need to be comfortable moving around as we track, observe and photograph puma sunrise and/or sunset.
Guests will need to be able to carry their own camera equipment in a day pack, as we walk around areas of the national park. We will cover approximately 10-15 Km /day, it all depends on the cats.