Chile’S Rare Mammals

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 19388

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From huge blue whales to diminutive kodkods and southern pudus, Chile has a wonderful diversity of mammals living in a spectacular range of landscapes.

Our tour begins in the Valdivian rainforest of Chiloé, where we look for Darwin's fox, kodkod, southern pudu and endemic birds. We search the coast and ocean nearby for marine and southern river otters, blue whale and Chilean dolphin. In the region of Patagonia we visit South America's only continental colony of king penguins on Tierra del Fuego. Finally we explore the mighty landscape of Torres del Paine, home to puma, guanaco, culpeo fox and large hairy armadillo.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Puerto Montt
  3. Day 3: Travel to Chiloé & on to Parque Tepuhueico
  4. Day 4: Explore Parque Tepuhueico
  5. Day 5: Drive to the south of Chiloé, explore Yaldad inlet
  6. Day 6: Boat trip to Puñihuil & Metalqui islands
  7. Day 7: Chepu River for southern river otter, continue to Puerto Varas
  8. Day 8: Gulf of Reloncavi for Pincoya storm petrel, fly to Punta Arenas
  9. Day 9: Ferry to Tierra del Fuego, king penguin colony
  10. Day 10: Explore Tierra del Fuego, drive to Torres del Paine
  11. Days 11-12: Search for pumas in Torres del Paine
  12. Day 13: Torres del Paine to Puerto Natales
  13. Day 14: Return to Punta Arenas & depart
  14. Day 15: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Feb
  • Group size: 8
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £6,495 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £5,995 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Domestic flights Santiago – Puerto Montt – Punta Arenas - Santiago
    • 12 nights hotel accommodation
    • All 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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