EXPECTATIONS AND REALITY
At our core, transparency is vital; we want our valued guests to fully understand what we offer. Puma searches can span hours or even days, demanding patience and waiting. Some sightings may pose challenges in access or proximity, like obscured views amid branches and angles. Safety, both for the pumas and us, is paramount.
A PERFECT PROGRAM FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND NATURALISTS
The journey commences with the captivating search, blending knowledge, luck, and patience. We observe the surroundings, listen for guanaco alarms, and watch soaring scavengers like the condor. These signs guide us to potential puma locations. Be immersed in our field operation, animal behavior insights, and the estancia's commitment to Chile's majestic felines. The duration is uncertain, but rest assured, we persist until we encounter these elusive pumas.
When we locate a puma, we assess its demeanor and plan a cautious approach, as each one's tolerance varies. As we tread the wild, we think like pumas and guanacos, making the experience indelible, etching lasting memories for a lifetime.
- Minimum focal length: 400 mm
- Recommended: 600/500 mm
- Lens: 70-200 f/2.8 with a multiplier
- For landscapes: 14-24 mm / 15-35 mm lens
- Extra memory cards
- Extra batteries
Ensure you have these equipment essentials to make the most of your Puma Tracking Tour!
THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR PUMA OBSERVATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Chilean Patagonia has emerged as the world's premier destination for observing and photographing pumas. Renowned TV productions, such as "Our National Parks" (Netflix, 2022), "Dynasties II" (BBC Earth series, 2022), and "Pumas: Legends of the Ice Mountains" (PBS, 2021), have showcased these captivating felines within the private property we operate.
Our unique advantage lies in the intimate relationship established with these pumas since their cub days. Their familiarity with human observation allows us to be present without causing disturbance. Identifying the pumas that tolerate our presence and respecting their boundaries are vital aspects of our approach. By nurturing a harmonious coexistence, we create an ideal setting for both the pumas and our guests, whether their aim is to photograph or simply observe these magnificent creatures.
There's a fixed daily fee covering entrance to the private property, specialized guide, vehicle, and gasoline. Accommodation and food costs depend on your chosen lodging and are to be factored in separately. We're here to assist you in finding the best options that suit both your preferences and budget.
For summer visits, we highly recommend staying close to the property, as we begin our activities with the first light of day, typically around 5 am, varying by month.
Keep in mind that this is private property, limiting the number of people allowed with their guide and puma-tracker. This ensures not only the best conditions for photographers but also for the pumas, allowing for an unparalleled experience.