The Puma is the largest cat in Patagonia and Torres del Paine’s top predator, yet very tricky to spot unless on a dedicated puma tracking trip, where we can see them in their natural habitat. They are gathered mostly in the eastern areas of Torres del Paine where there are fewer people, and together with our expert guides and trackers give you the best chances of seeing them up close. Spectacular landscapes, flora and fauna, this adventure is a must for wildlife and nature enthusiasts alike!
• Possibility to Spot & Photograph Pumas Up Close
• Exclusive Opportunity to see Huemules (native deer)
• Quiet Trekking through Laguna Azul & Laguna Amarga
• Photograph Spectacular Landscapes & Fauna of Torres Del Paine
• Secluded Camping Experience in Our Riverside Camp!
• Option to extend trip or stay additional nights
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$595 per person
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Transfer to Chile Nativo Riverside Camp – Welcome Dinner
- 1.5 Hour Private Transfer
- Welcome Dinner & Night in Private Deluxe Tent (D)
In the evening, a private transfer will pick you up from your hotel or accommodation taking you to the national park along a scenic route past far stretching landscapes of the Patagonia pampas as the mountains and valleys of the Paine Massif come into sight as you enter Chile Nativo’s Riverside Camp located on the shores of the Serrano River.
Upon your arrival, you will be warmly greeted by the concierge and staff who will escort you to your private deluxe accommodation. Inside, you’ll find double-height mattresses and cozy down covers to ensure a warm night’s rest.
A freshly prepared welcome dinner awaits you and your guide in a dedicated dining lodge with a magnificent views of the Paine Massif. During dinner, your guide will brief you on tomorrow’s excursion before settling in for a comfortable night’s rest.
Full Day Puma Tracking & Photo Safari
- 8 – 10 Hour Guided Puma Tracking & Photo Safari Excursion with Full Vehicle Support
- 1.5 Hour Private Transfer to Puerto Natales (B-BL)
Early in the morning after a hearty breakfast, we head out to meet up with the local puma tracking guide who will indicate our meeting point today. Generally the pumas are found near a nature trail along the border of Lago Sarmiento & Juncos Lagoon which offers an exceptional backdrop for landscape photos.
If we are fortunate enough to spot the pumas, we will take advantage to capture photos – but not for too long! – in order to respect the puma and to not alter too much their daily life and routine. We’ll continue to observe these spectacular felines while hiking in particular sectors of the park, making our way in vehicle while taking pictures along on our way.
We will trek through other areas of the park, such as Laguna Azul where we will enjoy a delicious box lunch and observe the park’s other landscapes and species.
After our last pictures, we drive back Puerto Natales where our journey ends. Guests will be dropped off at their hotel or accommodation for the evening.
- All private transportation indicated in the schedule
- All meals indicated in the schedule (B: breakfast, BL: box lunch, D: dinner)
- 1 night at Chile Nativo Riverside Camp in Torres del Paine (Double Dome)
- Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park
- Guide (English-Spanish speaking)
- Expert ranger in tracking Pumas
- Any additional nights
- Medical expenses
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks except those included in menu
- Insurance of any kind
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities for guide/driver
$595 per person
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Far away from the crowded park refugios and campsites, Chile Nativo Riverside Camp is our fully supported base camp located in Torres del Paine National Park. This area is ideal for families and special groups setting off to the park or for those looking for an alternative and unique outdoor experience.
Dates & Prices
PRICES FOR SEASON 2022/2023: (Valid until April 2023)
1D/1N Puma Tracking Excursion with Overnight in Riverside Camp
(Full Day Puma Tracking with 1 Night Accommodation in Chile Nativo Riverside Camp. Riverside Camp Operates October – April)
2 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 1.055 per person
3 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 835 per person
4 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 695 per person
5-7 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 635 per person
8 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 595 per person
*DEPARTURES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST*
Puma Tracking is Available All Year Round. Overnight excursions with accommodation in Chile Nativo Riverside Camp is available October – April.
Q: Where do I keep my luggage that I won’t need during my excursion in the park?
A: The majority of the hotels and hostels will store luggage for their guests who are staying with them prior to and after their travels in the park. If not, we will happily store your luggage securely in our office until you arrive back from your program. During your guided puma tracking excursion you will have full vehicle support for the safe transport of your luggage and equipment needed during your excursion.
Q: What if I’m staying inside the park already and not in Puerto Natales? Can I still be picked up from my hotel or accommodation?
A: Yes – the transfer to our Riverside Camp is included in this program regardless where you are staying (inside the park or in Puerto Natales).
Q: I’m renting a vehicle during my time in Torres Del Paine – can I follow the guide in my own car since I won’t need transportation?
A: The safety of our guests and guides is always our primary concern on any excursion. Even though you may have your own transportation during your travels throughout Patagonia and Torres Del Paine, you will still need to travel along with our guide in our vehicle during the puma tracking excursion. This ensures the safety of everyone and so you can enjoy the panoramic views during the transport and the chance to spot a puma in route! Our Riverside Camp has ample and safe parking so you are welcome to leave your car during your excursion.
Q: Will I need to carry a backpack each day during this excursion?
A: Although you won´t need to carry a large backpack during each day´s activity, it is recommended that you have a small daypack to carry items such as your lunch, water bottle, camera, sunscreen, glasses, and other personal items needed.
Q: Are there restrooms and showers in the Riverside Camp?
A: Yes – there are 2 restrooms and 2 showers per gender in the bath house located in the camp. Hot water is available during the generator’s schedule which functions 08:00 – 23:00. We recommend that you shower at night since your mornings you will be starting early for your days’ excursion.
Q: What is the Riverside Camp like?
A: Chile Nativo Riverside Campsite is our own private home base located within Torres del Paine National Park. Perfect for families or groups, ours is a fully-equipped campsite located on the shores of the Serrano River, away from the buzz of crowded Refugios and campsites. We run all operations in-house, meaning we’re free to work with our own trusted staff, source local products, select the best creature comforts and control all the moving parts that make up an outdoor travel experience. Our double deluxe tents are located on raised platforms, protected against the bracing Patagonian elements. Inside, you’ll find double-height mattresses, cozy down covers and heaters that can be operated during the evening to ensure a warm night’s rest. Permanent, separate male and female bathrooms with hot showers are just a short walk from the tents (please note that electricity and hot water in the campsite runs from 8 AM to 0:00 hrs). Meals are abundant, delicious and shared in a dedicated dining lodge with views of the Paine Massif’s changing colors and spacious room to lounge, relax, and enjoy great company. Our buffet breakfasts, design-your-own packed lunches and chef-prepared three-course dinners are a nourishing mix of local delicacies and high-energy foods to fuel our days’ adventures. Vegans, vegetarians and guests with other dietary needs are more than catered for with a range of alternative milks, gluten free breads, vegan cheeses and soy products. And of course, beer, Chilean wine and Pisco sours mark the perfect end to a day’s trekking. Our own concierge is always onsite to answer questions and to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. With factors such as generators, mosquitos and chilly nights in the mix, our concierge is there to advise when to close mosquito nets, charge electronic devices, close your deluxe tent and turn on the heaters.
Q: Do the deluxe tents have outlets for charging devices?
A: Currently there are no charging outlets in individual tents, but there are charging outlets inside of the Dining Lodge where guests can charge devices until midnight before the electricity/generator is shut off.