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Chile – Pumas of Patagonia Photo Tour 2024

US$10,995 person sharing

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Please note that costs & dates for 2024 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 & dates as close to the original.

16 Apr 2024 – 22 Apr 2024

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, Geoffroy’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 mothers 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 charismatic mammals including the noisy Guanaco and the enormous Andean Condor, 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 in addition to the ORYX Photo Tour Leader.

Guided Experience

We will be trekking (on foot) in order to get wildlife sightings at an optimum distance wherever possible; note that our walks may include trekking to some of the best vistas in the park for landscape photography.

Dale Morris - ORYX Photo Tours

Dale Morris

7 Days
6 Guests & 1 ORYX Leader
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Punta Arenas, Chile
  • person sharing
  • Single Supplement
  • Photographic Highlights
    Puma, Guanaco, Andean Deer, Culpeo, Grey Fox, Patagonian weasel, landscapes
  • Guide

Day 1: Arrival in Punta Arenas

After arriving in the quaint city of Punta Arenas you will transferred to your hotel for the first night of your 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!

Day 2: Road transfer to Torres Del Paine National Park

Today our travel to Torres del Paine commences with departure from Punta Arenas as we drive to Torres del Paine. On this Patagonia photography tour, this scenic drive is usually just over an hour long but with photography stops along the way, it will take us approximately 4 hours to reach the national park.

Days 3 to 6: Torres Del Paine

Torres del Paine, Spanish for “Towers of Paine” and “Paine”, an old indigenous word for the colour blue, is a breath-taking 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. Over the next 4 days, our Torres del Paine tour will focus much of its attention on these sleek felines. Your local guide and Puma tracker, who regularly follow Puma family groups, will constantly be on the lookout and with the aid of binoculars and spotting scopes, 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 into the park (often on foot), 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 Geoffroy’s cat, the endangered Chilean Huemul and the Patagonian weasel. In addition to the mammals, two sizeable birds the park is well known for include Lesser Rhea and the huge Andean Condor (which average 25lbs in weight!). And of course, a Patagonia photography tour would not be complete without a little landscape photography!

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 where this amazing tour will come to an end.
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