Tasha Williams
Written by Tasha Williams Travel Consultant – Chile & Argentina

Updated: December 08, 2022
Published: March 16, 2021

Up-close head shot of a Crested Caracara
The sparsely populated region of Patagonia is one of the Earth’s hidden gems for many reasons. Not only is the stunning scenery a traveller’s paradise with deep blue waters, icy mountain peaks and national parks stretching as far as the eye can see, but it is also a wildlife lover’s dream. Home to over 500 species of wildlife; the possibilities of seeing Patagonian mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians are plentiful when booking a Patagonia wildlife safari. By partnering with Jeep, Quasar Expeditions offer Patagonia luxury tours that are second to none. We are always striving to deliver tours that create unforgettable memories and provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to see countless beautiful species in their natural habitat.

Your Must See Wildlife Checklist When Visiting Patagonia

At Quasar Expeditions, we have a highly knowledgeable destination specialists to help craft your perfect Patagonia itinerary, and world-class university-qualified guides that will accompany you on your safari so you know you will be in safe hands and provided with plenty of opportunities to spot Patagonian wildlife.

Guanaco in Torres del Paine National Park

Many native Patagonia Animals have been displaced in the last few centuries by species that were introduced by man during the times of the conquest and the colonization of the region. Sheep and cattle farming are two of the principal activities that led to this displacement.


Track Patagonian Pumas

A much sought-after experience and one of our most popular safari activities is to track wild Patagonian Pumas. With help from our professional tracking team, travelers can revel in viewing the world’s largest mountain lion with the naked eye. What a breathtaking moment!

Tracking Patagonian Pumas with Quasar Expeditions

Native Patagonian Wildlife

In addition to these beautiful creatures, travellers have the opportunity to spot other mammals including the Patagonian Culpeo fox, Huemul deer, guanaco, Patagonian mara, hairy armadillos, Patagonian skunks and more! There are over 60 species of mammal residing within the remote region, how many will you be able to spot?

Patagonian Culpeo

Incredible Bird Watching Opportunities

With over 400 species of birds present in Patagonia, there are endless opportunities to watch these animals in action. From predatory birds such as the famous Andean Condor, vultures, the Caracara, eagles and falcons to water birds such as geese, ducks and penguins and everything in between, when visiting Patagonia, bird lovers are truly spoilt for choice.

Andes Condor Bird Flying over Patagonia

Marine Wildlife

The marine life around the Patagonian coastline is also thriving and travellers often see seals, sea lions and whales - to name a few - swimming amongst the waves. The rivers are also populated with species of fish such as trout and salmon.

It is clear to see that the list is endless and that there are opportunities to see wildlife roam at every turn. As with any region, some species are a common spot and others are more rare. If there is a specific animal that you are hoping to see, speak with our team and we can tailor a personalised itinerary to maximise the chances of spotting it on your trip.

Marine Life in Patagonia

Quasar Expedition Provides Unforgettable Patagonia Wildlife Experiences

When booking Patagonia tours with Quasar Expeditions, travellers can expect a high-quality trip. We focus on providing in-depth connections with the region and go above and beyond to ensure we deliver unforgettable experiences. With a Quasar safari, we provide:

  • Small groups to ensure a more intimate and personal trip
  • No crowds: we take you off the beaten path and away from the tourist hot spots
  • Highly knowledgeable, university qualified naturalist guides
  • Five-star treatment; luxury accommodation, mouth-watering cuisine and quality experiences
Patagonian Armadillo

Providing life-changing Patagonia travel packages for over 37 years, we are experts in our field, possessing a passion for Patagonia and genuine care for our customers and their experiences. Speak with a member of our team today to begin your Patagonian safari adventure!

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Tasha Williams
By Tasha Williams
Travel Consultant – Chile & Argentina

Hello! My name is Tasha. I love to travel to see new places and meet new people. I am passionate about creating unique travel experiences for adventurous travelers with a desire to see some of the most remote corners of South America. I have traveled extensively to Patagonia, Chile, Argentina, Galapagos, Ecuador and many other areas of this wild continent and I am eager to share my knowledge with the world.