Project Description

PUMAS OF PATAGONIA, CHILE

2 – 11 SEPTEMBER 2020 (10 NIGHTS)
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In September 2020, Helena and Grant will be leading a small group of  photographers to Patagonia in Chile.  Our photo safari will be focused on spending time with pumas (Puma concolor), also known as mountain lions or cougars.  The puma is the fourth largest big cat, after tiger, lion and jaguar.  Traditionally, pumas are extremely shy and very hard to observe in the wild, but a unique scenario has developed in and around the Torres del Paine National Park whereby some individual cats amongst a healthy population have become tolerant of respectful human observers.  We are able to observe and photograph these cats in the most spectacular scenery and enjoy the other wildlife and birds of Patagonia on this trip.

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TRIP SUMMARY
  • 6 Days of puma tracking on a private ranch
  • 1 Day of general nature and landscape photography in the National Park
  • Visit to a condor roosting site

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Maximum participants is 4 (but the trip will run with 1 leader and a minimum of 2 participants)
  • 2 Puma guides and vehicle
  • 1 Dedicated puma tracker
  • Off-road driving is allowed and we are able to get out of the car and approach some of the pumas on foot
  • Visit Torres del Paine for a day of general nature and landscape photography in the park
  • Tracking pumas on foot

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Accommodation in Punta Arenas (first night and last night)
  • Accomodation at El Ovejero Hotel Estancia
  • All meals at El Overjero included
  • All activity fees
  • All transfers from Punta Arenas and back
  • US$9 999 per person sharing
  • US$1 000 single supplement

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