Puma & Patagonian Wildlife Photography

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 8042

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Capture Patagonia’s wildlife highlights, tracking the elusive puma with photographer Nick Garbutt, combined with visits to Tierra del Fuego and the Straight of Magellan for close up encounters with king penguins and incredible whale watching.

Without question, Torres del Paine is Chile's premier wildlife location and, together with its unsurpassable scenery, provides an excellent initial base for our puma tracking. We engage specialist local guides and trackers to maximise our chances of finding and photographing these sublime felines. Furthermore, the region also offers a chance of seeing and photographing many other species, some of which – like inquisitive guanacos and grey foxes –  are surprisingly relaxed and approachable.

In combination with the contrasting species and wildlife at Useless Bay, Tierra del Fuego, and Carlos III Island, this tour offers an ideal balance of opportunities to fully appreciate Patagonian and sub-Antarctic wildlife. Not to mention the potential for the very best photographic experiences!

Read Nick's blog from a previous trip

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Santiago & fly onwards to Punta Arenas
  3. Day 3: Torres del Paine National Park
  4. Days 4-7: Torres del Paine - searching for pumas
  5. Day 8: Torres del Paine & Lago Grey
  6. Day 9: Torres del Paine - searching for pumas
  7. Day 10: Torres del Paine, drive to Punta Arenas
  8. Day 11: Strait of Magellan to Carlos III Islan
  9. Day 12: Carlos III Island & Seno Ballena (Whale Sound)
  10. Day 13: Return to Punta Arenas
  11. Day 14: Tierra del Fuego & Useless Bay King Penguin Colony
  12. Day 15: Birdwatching at Laguna de los Cisnes, ferry to Punta Arenas
  13. Day 16: Fly to Santiago, city tour & depart
  14. Day 17: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Nov to Dec
  • Group size: 8
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £11,220 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £10,120 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights between Santiago de Chile & Punta Arenas
    • 9 nights hotel
    • 3 nights guesthouse
    • 2 nights eco-camp
    • Most meals
    • All transfers
    • Guided activities as indicated
    • Photography tuition from Nick Garbutt & professional Chilean photographer
    • Services of naturalist guide
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Nature drive
    • Panga ride
    • Photography
    • Walking

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

** If you see this next to a price, a specific price in your currency has not been provided, this is an estimated-only price based on a currency conversion, the price you pay may be different to that shown

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