Explore Pumaland in Torres del Paine, Chile

Pumas of Torres del Paine Expedition

Track elusive pumas in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park in southern Patagonia for
6D/5N Starting at $4698 per person

Big Cats in the Shadow of the Famous Spires of Torres del Paine: "The Most Spectacular National Park in the World"

"Pumaland" at Torres del Paine is a 200-square-kilometer tract of rolling, grassy hills that is the only place in the world where Pumas can be seen on a guaranteed basis. These cats are visible thanks to decades of protection from hunting combined with a uniquely-high density of their favorite prey, guanacos and hares.

Puma in Torres del Paine National Park

Since 2011 we have offered the most sophisticated scientific system for finding, tracking and safely showcasing these graceful but powerful predators. In additional to Pumas you will spot thousands of wild guanacos and be treated to stunning views of the spectacular granite spires of Torres del Paine.

Other wildlife you will fine include Andean Condors, Darwin's Rheas, Chilean Flamingos, foxes, skunks, swans, geese, and many other bird species.​

  • Unique advantages of our Puma Expeditions:
  • Pumas in Torres del Paine National Park
  • Extremely high success rate. We find at least one Puma on 99% of search days and have a running average of 1.9 cats per day. New detection methods have increased the rate to 2.5-3.5 spotting each day.
  • Money-back guarantee. If you do not see a single Puma during the expedition your trip cost will be reimbursed. In the eight years of operating Puma tours, not a single guest has missed seeing Puma. In fact, as of late-2019 the average Puma viewing experienced by fixed-departure guests was 4-8 different cats seen in a total of 8-14 different sightings during 8-10 hours of Puma observation.
  • Unique Infrared viewer. Our expert Puma trackers use night spotlighting to locate Pumas in the hours before sunrise and then follow the cats using infrared devices, thus giving guests a head start on daily searches.
  • Professional trackers. The only full-time, year-round professional trackers based on the private Puma Ranch.
  • Exclusive Puma ID guide.
  • First to compensate ranchers. Local sheep ranchers are paid to allow visitors to enter and walk on private sheep ranches.
  • Fixed departure dates:
    • Oct 4, 2020
    • Oct 13, 2020
    • Nov 11, 2020
    • Dec 12, 2020
    • Jan 14, 2021
    • Feb 1, 2021
    • Mar 5, 2021

Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.

Day 1: Punta Arenas to Torres del Paine

Welcome to Southern Patagonia. You will be met at your hotel in Punta Arenas and transferred to the town of Cerro Castillo, located about halfway between Puerto Natales and the entrance to Torres del Paine National Park. 

After lunch at the hotel you will join our first puma search.

Overnight in Cerro Castillo at the Hotel Estancia El Ovejero, your home for the next five nights.  The hotel offers 22 rooms, all equipped with private bathrooms. The hotel provides free WiFi and central heating (from 6:00pm until 10:00am).  Hotel facilities include a restaurant where meals are served.  

All meals are included from lunch today through breakfast in the last day. 

Days 2 - 5: Torres del Paine

Breakfast buffet at the lodge.

This morning you will spend 4-5 hours searching for and tracking Pumas in Pumaland. Return to the lodge for lunch

In the afternoon there will be another 4- to 5-hour Puma search and tracking.

Dinner and overnight at Estancia El Ovejero.

Day 6: Transfer to Punta Arenas 

Breakfast buffet at the lodge.

Depart the lodge for 4-hour drive south to the enormous Andean Condor Roost Cliff. In the late afternoon, the roost cliff below you normally has 30-80 Andean Condors flying back and forth, above and below the horizon.  This is one of the world's most spectacular photo opportunities for Andean Condors.  Afterward, continue about an hour to Punta Arenas. 

Price from $4,698.00 per person, based on double occupancy
Days 6
Nights 5
  • English-speaking Naturalist Guide
  • 5 nights lodge accommodations
  • Meals and excursions as specified
  • Shared transfers
  • English-speaking Trekking Guide
  • Local expert tracker/dedicated 4X4 vehicle
  • Torres del Paine National Park entrance fee
  • Entrance fees to Laguna Amarga private ranch
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips to guides and staff
  • Beverages and snacks not included with meals

"We had an outstanding time!"

Our travel agency organized our 18 day trip in November 2015 to Chile and Argentina. My wife and I traveled usually with a driver and a guide often in a private vehicle. We crossed the border 4 times starting in Santiago and ending in Torres del Paine.

- Dale D, November 2015

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