At the end of the American continent, in the remote and untamed Chilean Patagonia, come and follow the trail of the “Andean lion”, the magnificent puma (Felis concolor patagoniaca). Within one of the world’s most spectacular national parks, Torres del Paine, head out with an expert, in search of the puma, to observe her in her natural habitat and snap away with your camera to capture unique photographs. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to learn about local fauna and see first-hand the most incredible mountain views, whilst savoring the comfort and warmth of Hosteria Las Torres.
Day 1: Arrive Punta Arenas. Visit the Cerro Negro Ranch, a typical Patagonian ranch where guests get the chance to enjoy an authentic sheepdog and sheep shearing show organized by the ranch workers and the family owners. Lunch at the ranch. Continue onto Hosteria Las Torres. Informative talk about puma watching (attendance is mandatory). Overnight Hosteria Las Torres.
Day 2: At 08:00 a group of maximum 7 people will leave the hotel led by an expert in puma-watching, animal observation and photography. On foot and/or by van, the group will travel across the nearby areas of either the hotel or the national park depending on where the best chance is to see a puma on the day. The guide will explain the habits of the puma and its behavior, according to the type of puma-sighting experience that occurs. After lunch in the hotel, the group will continue to search for the ultimate snapshot opportunity of the puma. Return to the hotel at 19:00. Dinner and overnight at Hosteria Las Torres. Morning excursion: 08:00 – 12:00 noon. Lunch at the hotel: 12:00 - 15:00. Afternoon excursion: 15:00 - 19:00.
Day 3: The excursion on the third day is the same as the second. The day will end with a typical Patagonian asado (BBQ) in the hotel. Overnight at Hosteria Las Torres.
Day 4: Transfer to Punta Arenas or Calafate.
The program is sold for 3nts, 4nts, or 5nts. Extensions to the above 3nt itinerary can be complemented with full-day puma seeking excursions or with any other excursion offered by Hosteria Las Torres.
Transfer in from Punta Arenas or Calafate (Argentina) to Hosteria Las Torres Patagonia. Departures from hotels in Punta Arenas. 09:00 and 15:00. Departures from Punta Arenas airport. 09:30 and 15:30. Arrivals at Hosteria Las Torres 16:00 and 21:00. Departures from Calafate (no visit to the Cerro Negro Ranch) 07:00. Arrival at Hosteria Las Torres 12:00 noon.
Transfers out to Punta Arenas Airport are a 07:30 and 13:00. Arrival at the airport 12:30 and 18:00. Transfer out to Calafate 09:00. Arrival Calafate 14:00.
Transfers in and out from/to Punta Arenas or Calafate.• Visit Cerro Negro Ranch en route from Punta Arenas.• Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park.• Open Bar (not including premium spirits). All meals.• All excursions inside the National Park.• Bilingual guides.• Wifi (only in common areas).• Accommodation in superior room.• 35% discount in the Spa.
Program does not include
Premium wines, premium liquors & premium beer.• Transfers outside our regularly scheduled times. • Laundry.• Tips.• Phone Calls.• Unscheduled meals.• Accommodation outside Torres del Paine National Park.
Program Dates (Guests may reserve a program of 3nts, 4nts or 5nts within the following dates)
Dates pending update for 2017/18
The sighting of a puma cannot be guaranteed as this animal lives in the wild. Please avoid wearing bright, strong colors, including orange, red, blue, yellow and please avoid wearing also any synthetic clothes (waterproofs, etc). Bring binoculars. Minimum age requirement: 15 years. Group size: Minimum 1 person, maximum 7 people.