puma tracking & wildlife
photo safaris
available year-round
torres del paine national park in chile

One of the most impressive, yet elusive and hard to spot animals in Patagonia is the Puma. This is the world's largest mountain lion and the largest native mammal in the region. Those who have the opportunity to witness this large cat in the wild are treated to an experience that rivals any Big-Cat Safari around the world.

The months of May - August are the best times of the year to see Pumas. The Parks are uncrowded, and the main prey of the Puma (the Guanaco) concentrates in a specific part of the Park, thereby concentrating the Puma population as well in this are. Our Puma-tracking safaris are designed to put you face to face with this magnificent cat.

the safari
difference
properties & lodges
for puma-tracking safaris
itinerary, dates & rates
5 days / 4 nights
puma-tracking safari
torres del paine


details & rates

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6 days / 5 nights
puma-tracking safari
torres del paine


details & rates

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self-drive vs
guided tours
  • self-drive

    Self-Drive tours are not available on our Puma Tracking adventures as these require the guidance and expertise of a Puma-tracking guide.

    For a Self-Drive tour, please refer to our 2 other Overland Safari tour options.

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    On a Self-Drive tour, you are in complete control of your adventure as you drive around the National Parks. Enjoy the maximum freedom of a self-drive experience, while relying on the 24/7 support of our Patagonia staff and the state of the art navigation equipment we provide. This equipment includes a GARMIN GPS navigation system, a full interactive itinerary and expedition manual, a GPS tracker and a Satellite phone. On top of this, you always have the 24/7 support of our Patagonia team to help you anytime along the expedition

  • guided

    On a Guided Puma Tracking tour, you drive around the National Parks accompanied by a tour guide in your vehicle who can also assist with the driving well. Your guide is there to treat you to an amazing puma-tracking experience and to make sure every moment of your adventure is fun, safe and memorable. Your guide is there to take care of all the details of your trip.

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    Guided tours add a little bit of additional pampering, as our expert guides show you around the National parks while taking care of all the details of your trip. A Guided Safari is the perfect option for those who don’t want to worry about a thing.

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Hotel Lago Grey, Patagonia
2019 secret season: May 1 - September 24
2019/2020 regular season: September 25 - April 30
secret season itineraries
5 days/4 nights (Express) & 6 days/5 nights (Regular)
May 1 - September 27, 2019

Secret Season puma tracking dates are completely flexible. You can begin any day between May 1 and September 24.

regular season itineraries
5 days/4 nights (Express) & 6 days/5 nights (Regular)
September 25, 2019 - April 30, 2020

  • 6 days / 5 nights (Regular)
  • Sep 28 - Oct 4
  • Oct 5-11
  • Oct 12-18
  • Oct 19-25
  • Oct 26 - Nov 1
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  • Apr 25 - May 1
  • 5 days / 4 nights (Regular)
  • Sep 28 - Oct 3
  • Oct 5-10
  • Oct 12-17
  • Oct 19-24
  • Oct 26-31
  • Nov 2-7
  • Nov 9-14
  • Nov 16-21
  • Nov 23-28
  • Nov 30-5
  • Dec 7-12
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  • Dec 21-26
  • Dec 28 - Jan 2
  • Jan 4-9
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  • Jan 25-30
  • Feb 1-6
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  • Feb 29 - Mar 5
  • Mar 7-12
  • Mar 14-19
  • Mar 21-26
  • Mar 28 - Apr 2
  • Apr 4-9
  • Apr 11-16
  • Apr 18-23
  • Apr 25-30

Quasar Expeditions' itineraries are subject to change without prior notice for various factors including, but not limited to: safety, weather, mechanical breakdown, unforeseen emergencies, and the discretion of the Guide, Driver, Quasar Expeditions and theNational Parks.

2019 - 2020 puma tracking rates

Rates are per person, in US Dollars, based on double occupancy.
Valid from May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020

Singles pay a 75% supplement on the double occupancy rate.
3rd person: In a group of 3 pays the same price as double occupancy, sharing a Jeep with 2 other participants but in a Single Room.
4 Persons: Apply a discount of 600 USD per person to the double occupancy prices.
5+ Persons: Please inquire with us for special group pricing.

RATES ARE PER PERSON
IN US DOLLARS

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
EXPRESS
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
REGULAR
Double Double
GOLD Program - 5 Stars
May 1 - Sep 24 $6,650 + *$590 $8,050 + *$590
Sep 25 - Apr 30 $7,000 + *$590* $8,100 + *$590
SILVER Program - 4 Stars
May 1 - Sep 24 $4,950 + *$590 $5,950 + *$590
Sep 25 - Apr 30 $5,750 + *$590* $6,950 + *$590
RATES ARE PER PERSON IN US DOLLARS

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
EXPRESS
(DBL)
$6,650 + $590*
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
EXPRESS
(DBL)
$8,050 + $590*
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
EXPRESS
(DBL)
$7,000 + $590*
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
EXPRESS
(DBL)
$8,100 + $590*
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
EXPRESS
(DBL)
$4,950 + $590*
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
EXPRESS
(DBL)
$5,950 + $590*
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
EXPRESS
(DBL)
$5,750 + $590*
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
EXPRESS
(DBL)
$6,950 + $590*

* All Puma Tracking Safaris have a non-commissionable 'Tracking Fee' of $590 per person. This fee covers the entrance fees charged by the owners of the private lands where the puma tracking takes place.


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INCLUDED IN THE RATES ABOVE

  • Roundtrip private transfers in Patagonia to/from Airport/Hotel
  • All lodging and meals as specified on itinerary
  • Open Bar (Excluding Premium Beverages), daily Spa use (where available) and Wifi Services at certain properties as detailed on itinerary
  • All activities inside the National Parks as detailed on the itinerary
  • Services of a Quasar Expeditions Guide and Puma Tracker
  • Entrance fees to Torres del Paine National Park and to the Puma Tracking Private lands
  • Use of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vehicle or similar with onboard navigation equipment
  • Fuel in Chile (unlimited mileage)
  • Unlimited satellite phone use with Quasar staff + 10 Free minutes for personal use
  • Comprehensive vehicle insurance, including 3rd party liability insurance
  • 24/7 Support of Quasar Expedions’ Patagonia staff
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATES ABOVE

  • International or Domestic Airfare
  • Hotels, tours or transfers while in Santiago or Buenos Aires or other areas of Chile and Argentina
  • Massages or special treatments at hotel spas (when available)
  • Bar consumption at certain properties as detailed on your itinerary
  • Certain 3rd party excursions as detailed on our Guide to Excursions
  • Tips to Guides and Hotel Staff
  • Trip cancellation, travel delay, or baggage insurance
ADDITIONAL CHARGES (DISCOUNTS & CONDITIONS)

  • Holiday Bookings: Due to the special booking policies of hotels during Christmas and New Year weeks, loding options will vary from those of our regular itineraries. 
  • Please inquire with us for more details and itineraries.
  • Notes on Children: Certain 5-Star properties program hotels have restrictions on children, so please inquire with us for details.
  • Note on Driver’s Licenses: At least one person in each Jeep must be over the age of 25, hold a valid driver’s license and be able/willing to drive.
 
payment terms
& booking policies
CUSTOMER AGREEMENT

Welcome to Quasar Expeditions. You are a highly valued customer and we look forward to hosting you as our guest. This page is designed to make you fully aware of the terms, conditions and policies governing your participation on our Galapagos cruises and, Ecuador and Peru, so that you may enjoy a safe and fulfilling trip of a lifetime. It is also a legal document that requires your careful attention.

By paying your deposit to book a Quasar Expeditions trip, a contractual relationship is established between you and Quasar Expeditions, in which all Quasar Terms & Conditions apply. Quasar’s Terms and Conditions are readily available to the general public by way of a link found on its home page. By making this initial deposit, you are indicating your acceptance of these terms, conditions & policies found herein. The policies described herein, in combination with your completed, dated and signed medical and reservation forms along with your invoice and other applicable documents mentioned below, constitute the entire and mutual Agreement which governs the relationship between TUMBACO INC. dba Quasar Expeditions, a Florida USA Corporation located at 7855 N.W. 12th St, Suite 111, Doral, Florida 33126, hereinafter referred to as the “Tour Company” and you, hereinafter referred to as the “Customer”.

Last Updated: Jan 5, 2016

payments

FOR RESERVATIONS FOR 1 TO 5 TRAVELERS:

  • To confirm a Patagonia reservation: An $800 USD non-refundable per person deposit is due from the Customer at the time of booking.
  • Final Payment: Final Payment is due from the Customer at 65 days prior to departure

FOR RESERVATIONS OVER 5+ TRAVELERS, please inquire with us about the Payment & Cancellation Policies.

Forms of payment: Forms of payment accepted by the Tour Company include wire transfers, credit cards and checks. Detailed information regarding forms of payment will appear on the Customer’s invoice or will be provided upon request by the Tour Company. For Travel professionals, please note we do not accept credit card payments, only wire transfers or checks.

Payments are due in the Tour Company’s offices on the due date specified on the passenger’s invoice and should be sent in a timely fashion to arrive by the above mentioned date. Failure to do so may result in the release of cabins, with rebooking subject to availability at the desecration of the Tour Company.

cancellations

FOR RESERVATIONS FOR 1 TO 5 TRAVELERS:

The following cancellation fees will be applied to the Customer according to the number of days prior to departure that the Tour Company receives written notice of cancellation from the Customer. All cancellations must be made in writing and should be sent via email to the sales agent who made the Customer’s reservation for the Tour Company.

  • 65 days or more prior to departure: Deposit will be forfeited
  • 64 days or less prior to departure: 100% of total invoiced amount

FOR RESERVATIONS OVER 5+ TRAVELERS OR GROUPS, please inquire with us about the Payment & Cancellation Policies.

How to guard against cancellation fees: The Tour Company strongly recommends the Customer purchase trip cancellation / interrupt insurance directly after the reservation is confirmed. This coverage reimburses the Customer for most non-refundable costs of the tour should he or she need to cancel due to illness, injury or other reasons covered under the policy.

For passengers with pre-existing conditions: coverage must typically be purchased from a travel insurance company within 24 hours from the time a reservation is confirmed to cover cancellation resulting from the pre-existing condition.

TERMS & CONDITIONS


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