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Chile – Pumas of Patagonia Photo Tour 2021

Chile – Pumas of Patagonia Photo Tour 2021

US$7,695 per person sharing

Spaces Available

Please note that costs for 2021 tours are subject to change (as not all our partner properties and local airlines have released their rates) – should we need to revise costs, we will endeavour to keep fees as close to original cost.

3 Apr 2021 – 9 Apr 2021

Near South America’s southernmost tip lies a vast and wild land that sprawls across Argentina and Chile, and is home to fantastic mountain peaks, vast and empty steppes, glaciers and icefields and some incredible animals. This area – Patagonia – is world-renowned for its incredible natural beauty, and it is here where the elusive Puma can be found far easier than almost anywhere in the Americas. Frequently regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the world, the 1,800 square kilometre / 700 square mile Torres del Paine National Park is our chosen spot for our Patagonia photo tour to photograph the beautiful Puma; the open terrain and good population of Pumas, together with the fact that their habits are well known means that we have a very good chance of seeing and photographing them on foot!

With other wildlife including the Guanaco, Andean Deer, Hairy Armadillo, Chilla Fox, Geoffrey’s Cat and Patagonian Weasel awaiting to be seen, not to mention fantastic bird life, Torres del Paine is assuredly a photographic destination that needs to be ticked off the bucket list!

Why this Photo Tour is for You

Destination Allure

Patagonia, specifically Torres Del Paine, is world-renowned for its incredible natural beauty and it supports one of the largest concentrations of Puma in the world.

Month of Travel

April is ideal for photographers as autumn colours set in and Puma mother cats are actively hunting to provide food to their growing cubs.

Wildlife & Landscapes

Along with its most popular drawcard, the puma, Torres Del Paine also plays host to numerous other wildlife species and is known for its fantastic birding as well. All set against a backdrop comprising of mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers. It is truly a photogenic locale!

Small Group Departures

This photo tour is limited to only 6 guests and will include a puma tracker and local guide on top of photographic tutoring.

Guided Experience

We will be trekking by foot in order to close to wildlife sightings and incorporate light hiking to some of the best vistas in the park for landscape photography.

Igancio Yufera

ORYX LEADER
Igancio Yufera

7 Days
6 Guests & 1 ORYX Leader
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Per Person Sharing
    US$7,695
  • Single Supplement
    US$688
  • Photographic Highlights
    Puma, Guanaco, Andean Deer, Culpeo, Grey Fox, Patagonian weasel, landscapes
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Day 1: Arrival in Punta Arenas

After arrival in the quaint city of Punta Arenas for our Patagonia photo tour. This evening, your ORYX Photo tour leader will discuss in detail the upcoming adventure focused on Torres del Paine National Park and its celebrated Pumas!
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Day 2: Road transfer to Torres Del Paine National Park

Today our Patagonia photography tour commences as we leave Punta Arenas and drive to Torres del Paine. This scenic drive is usually just over an hour long but with birding and photography stops along the way, it will take an us approximately 4 hours to reach the national park.
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Days 3 to 6: Torres Del Paine

Over the next 4 days, our Torres del Paine tour will focus on searches of its wildlife, and focus on photographing its unique wilderness. Torres del Paine, Spanish for “Towers of Paine” and “Paine”, an old indigenous word for the colour blue, is a breathtaking national park that encompasses mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers and its main wildlife drawcard, the glorious Puma. The park supports one of the largest concentrations of Puma in the wild and April is good time to be on the look-out for the big cat as females are actively hunting to provide food to their growing cubs. Your guide and Puma tracker, who regularly follow Puma family groups, will constantly be on the lookout with the help of binoculars and spotting scopes, and will use their years of experience in the park to ensure that we catch sight of this big cat. Our time spent in Torres del Paine will be flexible as strategies are adjusted each day according to the big cat’s movements in the area. As we journey on foot into the park, we will also be on the lookout for other wildlife species such as Guanaco, Andean Deer, Hairy Armadillo, Chilla Fox and Culpeo Fox, the elusive Geoffrey’s cat, the endangered Chilean Huemul and the Patagonian weasel. Birding is also fantastic in this national park! And of course, a Patagonia photography tour would not be complete without a little landscape photography! Well known for its spectacular rock formations, ice blue lakes and glorious glaciers, the amazing scenery ensures that landscape photography in Torres del Paine is arguably some of the best in the world!
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Day 7: Torres Del Paine to Punta Arenas and depart

Sadly, today is our last day on our Patagonia photography tour and we will bid farewell to Torres del Paine. After breakfast, we will drive back to Punta Arenas and catch our flights back to Santiago, where this amazing tour will come to an end.

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