Chile’S Pumas, Condors & Penguins

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 14615

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Staying at one of the prime locations for tracking pumas in Torres del Paine National Park, this 11-day small group tour is filled with other wonderful Patagonian wildlife including Andean condors and Magellanic penguins.

Starting in Chile's southernmost city, Punta Arenas, we experience the rich marine wildlife found in the Straits of Magellan with a visit to Magdalena Island to witness one of the world's largest colonies of Magellanic penguins, along with chances to see many other sea birds and sealions. We then look skywards, as we stop on our drive to Puerto Natales to watch Andean condors as they soar back and forth from a vertical cliff-face which serves as a roosting site for over 100 birds.

The main highlight of our trip is, without doubt, the time we spend in Torres del Paine National Park. We base ourselves in the Refugio Laguna Amarga, a remote lodge which not only boasts spectacular views of the iconic granite pillars of Torres del Paine, but is also perfectly positioned for puma tracking. We spend time tracking these elusive cats but also have opportunities to search for the other wildlife which calls the park home, including hairy armadillos, guanacos, Patagonian hog-nosed skunk and Chilean flamingos. 

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Punta Arenas
  3. Day 3: Magdalena Island & Estancia Olga Teresa
  4. Days 4-7: Puma tracking in Torres del Paine National Park
  5. Day 8: Torres del Paine National Par
  6. Day 9: Estancia Olga Teresa & Punta Arenas
  7. Day 10: Depart Punta Arenas
  8. Day 11: Arrive UK

You should note: Due to the remote location of Refugio Laguna Amarga, electricity is provided by a generator at set times of day and not available 24 hours.

  • Available*: Oct to Mar
  • Group size: 8
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £4,995 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £4,295 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights Santiago-Punta Arenas
    • 4 nights hotel accommodation
    • 4 nights lodge accommodation
    • Most meals
    • Transfers
    • Entrance fees to parks & reserves
    • Excursions as specified
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Nature drive

Departures

This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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