Venture Deep Into the Majestic Puma Kingdom:

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary realms of Patagonia with SouthWild.

Where Nature’s Elegance Unfolds: Witness the grandeur of Patagonia's most exuberant creature

Amidst landscapes that appear straight out of a dream, where towering mountains kiss the sky, crystalline lakes mirror the purest blue, and an all-encompassing serenity soothes your soul, you’ll encounter the majestic Puma. As you gaze into the eyes of this magnificent feline, you’re invited into a profound symphony, where each element plays a part in a beautiful, orchestrated experience.

In this wondrous symphony of nature, you’ll become fully immersed in an unforgettable experience. It transcends the mere act of sighting and photographing South America’s most magnificent cat in its southernmost region. It’s a symphony of life-changing encounters with the King of Pumaland, accompanied by its favorite prey, guanacos and hares, and a diverse array of beautiful, rare birds. All of this unfolds against the captivating backdrop of an environment that beckons exploration. As you meander through the pristine wilderness, every step you take contributes to a harmonious note in this enchanting composition. 

The World`s Best Puma Sighting Destination.

Your visit to Pumaland is more than a tour

In the heart of Patagonia lies a realm like no other, where nature’s majesty unfolds with every step. This is Pumaland, and your adventure here is not just a journey; it’s an immersion into a world of awe and wonder.

Expert Guidance: Your Path to Discovery

With SouthWild, you have the privilege of embarking on this extraordinary odyssey with a team of English- Speaking Puma Experts. We are the only operator with full-time professional Puma Trackers on staff year-round. Their unparalleled knowledge of the region will guide you through the magnificent behavior of Pumas latest hideouts, movements and possible locations.

Unmatched Encounters: Assured by SouthWild

Pumaland, spanning a vast 10,000 hectares, is the world’s premier destination to witness Pumas in the wild. Here, the thrill of spotting these magnificent creatures on 99.9% of days, often for hours each day, guarantees extraordinary wildlife encounters.

Itinerary

Day 1

Punta Arenas (PUQ) to Torres del Paine
Welcome to Chilean Patagonia. Yur guide will meet you at your hotel in Punta Arenas around 7:00 am and drive you to Torres Del Paine, arriving at the lodge and rest.

After lunch, begin our Puma Search

Meals included: Lunch & Dinner.

Day 2

Torres del Paine This morning you spend 4-5h searching for and tracking Pumas in Pumaland. We will return to the lodge for lunch.

In the Afternoon we enjoy another 4-5h of Puma search an tracking

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 ,4, 5

Torres del Paine In the morning, spend 4-5 hours watching or searching for the pumas.

Lunch or Box Lunch included. In the late afternoon, track Pumas for Another 3-5 hours.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Torres del Paine to Punta Arenas In the Morning we leave the lodge and drive for 4 hours south to an enormous Andean Condor Roos Cliff.

The roost cliff below you normally has 20-80 Andean Condors on in the late afternoon, and they dly back and forth in front of you, often below the horizon, offering the World’s Most spectacular photo opportunities for Andean Condors. At the end of the day, drive 80 minutes to Punta Arenas

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 1

A Patagonian Welcome

Punta Arenas (PUQ) to Torres del Paine

As the sun graces the skies of the Punta Arenas commune, your grand adventure into Chilean Patagonia begins. At the break of dawn, our English-Speaking guide, a guardian of these wild realms, will greet you at your hotel around 7:00 am. With the promise of a day filled with wonders, you’ll embark on a journey to the heart of Patagonia, specifically, the exuberant Torres del Paine.

As you reach the lodge, the epic Patagonian landscapes will greet you, and the anticipation in the air will be palpable. After a hearty lunch that ignites your taste buds with regional flavors, it’s time to set out on our first Puma Search. The wilderness beckons, and the Pumas await.

Overnight at Hotel Estancia El Ovejero

Meals included: Lunch & Dinner.

Day 2

Tracking the Lords of Patagonia in Torres del Paine

With the first light of day, your mission begins. You’ll spend the morning, a good 4-5 hours, deep in the heart of Pumaland, tracking the elusive Pumas. These magnificent creatures are the lords of the mountains, and your journey to witness them in their natural freedom has commenced.

Returning to the lodge for a well-deserved lunch, you’ll recharge for an afternoon that promises more thrilling encounters. Once again, venture out into the wild, and let your passion for nature and the pursuit of these majestic beings guide you.

Overnight at Hotel Estancia El Ovejero

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 ,4, 5

Torres del Paine

In the mornings, immerse yourself in hours of contemplation of the Pumas. This is the magical moment when nature reveals its best-kept secrets. With each step, the hope of spotting these majestic felines grows, creating a palpable sense of anticipation in the air.

At noon, take a break for lunch, either in the comfort of the lodge or with a specially prepared “Lunch Box,” keeping your energy high for the approaching afternoon. In the afternoons, the adventure continues with the quest for Pumas. Every moment is a promise of an encounter with nature in its purest state.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 6

Torres del Paine to Punta Arenas

In the morning, we bid farewell to the lodge and head southward to witness a colossal Andean cliff that serves as a sanctuary for the magnificent Andean Condors. Upon arrival, the sight is breathtaking. Typically, many Andean Condors gather on this cliff in the late afternoon, performing majestic flights before you, often below the horizon. This provides some of the world’s most spectacular photographic opportunities. Each camera click is a tribute to the beauty of nature.

At the end of the day, we drive to Punta Arenas, our hearts filled with incredible memories and deep gratitude for this unique experience.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

Puma Garantee

Your Ultimate Patagonian Adventure is GARANTEE.

We find at least one Puma on 99% of days and now have a daily, running average of 1.9 of the big cats.

Our Unique, new puma detection methods are now increasing our rate of Pumas per day to 2.5-3.5

Our Unwavering Puma Guarantee:

 If, by any rare circumstance, you do not have the privilege of encountering a single Puma during this expedition, SouthWild is committed to refunding your expenses with our services. We take immense pride and unwavering confidence in offering this assurance because, throughout our eight years of operating Puma tours, not a single guest has missed the awe-inspiring sight of a Puma. In fact, owing to the dedicated conservation efforts in the region, by late 2019, our guests typically enjoyed an astonishing 4-8 different Puma sightings during 8-14 distinct encounters, totaling an incredible 8-20 hours of Puma observation!

About US

Dr. Charles Munn: The Visionary behind SouthWild;

In the vast realm of eco-tourism and wildlife exploration, few names resonate as profoundly as Dr. Charles Munn. Holding a PhD in evolution and ecology from Princeton, Charles is not just an esteemed academic but a passionate explorer, deeply attuned to the rhythms of nature.

His relentless curiosity and groundbreaking discoveries have led him deep into the heart of Patagonia, unveiling secrets many had only dreamt of. But Charles’s contributions extend far beyond this region. As a field conservationist for the Wildlife Conservation Society, his work on macaw biology, park creation, and innovative models of rainforest ecotourism has been heralded as the world’s finest example of applied conservation biology.

Charles’s vision and dedication have been instrumental in the creation of a staggering 15 million acres of new protected areas and Indian Reserves in Amazonian Peru and Bolivia—an expanse comparable to the entire state of New Hampshire. His innovative predator-viewing systems have not only provided unparalleled wildlife experiences but also created thousands of new, conservation-related jobs.

Recognized globally for his profound impact, Charles has been featured in two National Geographic cover stories. In 2013, Condé Nast Traveller recognized him as one of the world’s three leading experts on wildlife tourism, the only one representing the Western Hemisphere. His accolades don’t stop there; in 1994, TIME magazine acknowledged his transformative influence, selecting him as one of the 100 future leaders of the world—a list that also included luminaries like Bill Gates.

At the core of his endeavors lies a deep commitment to conservation and community. Recognizing the transformative power of immersive experiences, Charles meticulously crafted the Patagonia Tour. Every detail, from the chosen paths to the trained guides, reflects his profound understanding and respect for Patagonia`s intricate web of life.

When you embark on a SouthWild adventure, you’re not merely stepping into the wild. You’re journeying alongside Charles’s legacy, experiencing the wonders of nature through the eyes of a visionary who has dedicated his life to understanding, preserving, and championing its marvels.

About SouthWild

SouthWild is a travel company specializing in eco-tourism and wildlife experiences.

Founded by Charles Munn and co-owned with Layra Martins, SouthWild Travel offers unique and immersive journeys into the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems.

At the core of its operations, SouthWild Travel is committed to conservation and sustainable tourism.

The company works closely with local communities and landowners, fostering partnerships that promote the protection of fragile ecosystems while providing economic opportunities for the inhabitants.

Join us. Be an integral part of this transformative odyssey. Let’s craft a legacy of preservation, one adventure at a time.

Charles Munn

CEO and co-owner

Layra Martins

General Manager
and co-owner

OUR MISSION

Preservation through Exploration

At SouthWild, our journey is not just about witnessing nature’s grandeur, but actively participating in its preservation. Every tour, every footstep, every shared moment of awe contributes to a larger purpose: the creation of weapons of mass conservation!

By choosing the Puma Extreme, you’re not just embarking on an adventure; you’re becoming a vital part of our mission. Each expedition directly supports the local economy, ensuring that the communities that call Patagonia home thrive alongside the very wildlife we cherish.

Our commitment runs deep. We believe that true conservation is a symbiotic relationship between man and nature. And with every traveler who joins us, we move one step closer to our vision: a Patagonia where nature flourishes, communities prosper, and the magic of the wild remains untouched for generations to come.

Moreover, our dedication to the planet is unwavering. We’re proud to say that our flagship lodge is carbon-neutral, ensuring that our love for exploration leaves no harmful footprints behind.

Join us. Be an integral part of this transformative odyssey. Let’s craft a legacy of preservation, one adventure at a time.

An Experience Beyond Imitation

In the vast realm of eco-tourism, many promise adventure, but few can offer the genuine, undiluted essence of Patagonia like SouthWild’s Puma Extreme. Our journey is not a mere tour; it’s a labor of love, crafted from decades of research, passion, and deep respect for nature.

Every mountain sight, every astonishing landscape, every whisper of the wind has been considered in the making of this tour. And the result? An experience that stands unparalleled, untouched by commercialization, and unreplicated by any other.

But here’s the catch: Nature, in its raw beauty, doesn’t wait. And neither can we. The Puma Extreme tour is available for a limited time, with only a select number of spots open for those who truly seek the heart of Patagonia.

Are you ready to claim your exclusive passage into nature’s secret world?

Unique Advantages of Southwild`s Expedition

Extremely high rate of success: We find at least one Puma on 99% of days, and now have a daily running average of the big cats.

Money Back Guarantee: s previously mentioned, we take immense pride in providing you with our exclusive Puma sighting guarantee—a unique offering that you can only experience with SouthWild.

Unique infrared viewer: Our expert Puma trackers utilize night spotlighting to locate Pumas in the hours before sunset. They then follow the cats using infrared devices, giving you—the guest—a head start in the daily searches. In summary, this exclusive technique, only offered by SouthWild, allows trackers to find Pumas earlier than conventional methods. It also ensures that you capture stunning photographs of Pumas as soon as the pre-dawn light becomes strong.

The only operation with full time trackers: Be guided by the best naturalist guides of the region, their expertise and love for Wildlife allows this experience to be like no other.

Room with a View: Your hotel offers expansive views right from your room, immersing you in the wilderness. No small windows or obstructed views here.

No Hidden Agendas: We believe in transparency. Unlike some, we don’t redirect you to “order our catalog” pages when you seek information. Get the details you want without the runaround.

Conservation at Heart: Our commitment to conservation isn’t just talk. We’ve been instrumental in creating thousands of acres of protected areas, ensuring these regions remain pristine for future generations.

Expertise and Legacy: When you choose SouthWild, you’re not just selecting a tour; you’re becoming part of a legacy. Benefit from the expertise and vision of Dr. Charles Munn, a recognized global leader in ecotourism and wildlife exploration.

Focused on Quality, Not Just Quantity: While some might carpet bomb with ads, our emphasis is on delivering quality experiences. We prioritize the satisfaction and enrichment of our guests over sheer numbers.

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