6 nights and 7 days
All year round
Road Transfers and walking
Chile is a remarkable country endowed with some of the world’s most spectacular scenery but for lovers of mountains, lakes and glaciers, the Torres del Paine National Park has deservedly become one of the country’s major attractions with over a quarter of a million visitors per annum over half of whom travel from other countries.
Its southerly location in Chilean Patagonia would seem to place it far off the mainstream tourist map but its popularity is growing and those who have visited this beautiful area have no hesitation in saying that the long trip was well worthwhile. The entire west side of the park is covered by the huge southern Patagonia icefield but the rest of the park offers a diversity of landscape types including forests, shrub-land, Andean desert and the Pampas-like Patagonia steppe
Torres del Paine National Park is one of the last remaining places where truly wild guanacos can be found. The guanaco is a wild relative of the domesticated llama and alpaca. This is one of the main food for Pumas, one of the most beautifull and very elusive cats. Torres del Paine is the best place in the world to see them quite close and to walk with them is one experience you will never forget.
The tour can be planned to commence at Santiago or Punta Arenas. Early this morning, guests commence the tour from Punta Arenas. A private car would be available for transfer to Torres del Paine National Park stopping for lunch at Puerto Natales at a local restaurant. Your guide would accompany you in another 4×4 car that will be used for the rest of the trip while you would continue to the hotel in the same car you have been on. Check in at the Lodge. In the afternoon, a photography session would commence from the lodge grounds itself. In the evening, the guide will deliver a short presentation on pumas and how to behave during the next days before dinner. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
You would spend 5 full days around the Torres del Paine National Park photographing wildlife and the breath-taking scenery that this off-beat destination has to offer.
During the days when you track Pumas, breakfast would be carried on the field and for lunch, you can decide whether you would want to carry or return to the lodge. A 4×4 SUV would be used to drive around and once the cats are sighted, guests would need to approach them on foot to get closer. A certain degree of fitness is considered essential to move fast on the hilly terrain.
Return to the Lodge for dinner and stay overnight.
Following a sumptuous breakfast at the lodge, guests would check-out and transfer back to the Punta Arenas for their return flights. Flights can be arranged to Santiago.
Punta Arenas is also the gateway to Antarctica. Many cruise liners depart from the port of Punta Arenas towards the Antarctic Peninsula and islands. Patagonia can be designed as a pre tour or post tour to your Antarctic Voyage. Talk to us for more information and on how to plan the tour.