Patagonia Wilderness & Wildlife Explorer

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Peaks, Lakes, Glaciers & Pumas on a Grand Andean Adventure
The southernmost Andes rise in spires to the sky, their sheer granite heights drawing the eye and spirit upward. Sunrise bathes the peaks in rosy alpenglow. Glaciers wind down in frozen rivers from the ice-crowned massifs, choking turquoise lakes with floating blue bergs. Patagonia has no peer on Earth when it comes to dramatic mountain landscapes. On our cross-border expedition into Chile and Argentina, look for condors, guanacos and elusive pumas on guided hikes. Puma sightings are on the increase, and we hope to get a glimpse of this stealthy hunter in Torres del Paine National Park. Learn about conservation strides on visits to working estancias where protecting wildlife and raising livestock are mutually compatible goals. Explore and photograph diverse facets of this legendary adventure realm on our all-encompassing odyssey to the bottom of South America.
Mirador Los Cuernos, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
David Minkel
Mirador Los Cuernos, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Guanacos, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Guanacos, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Nat Hab guests, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Cairan Murtagh
Nat Hab guests, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Pumas, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Pumas, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
David Minkel
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina.
Elisa Poma
Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina.
Nat Hab Expedition Leader and guest, Patagonia.
Andrew Christofil
Nat Hab Expedition Leader and guest, Patagonia.
Guanacos, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Ralph Lee Hopkins
Guanacos, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
South American gray fox, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
South American gray fox, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina.
Cassiano "Zapa" Zaniboni
Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina.
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Elissa Poma
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Dave Carley
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Torres del Paine
David Corman
Torres del Paine
Patagonia Camp
Patagonia Camp
Lago Argentino/Lake Argentino
Francisco Di Poi
Lago Argentino/Lake Argentino
Sandy Shannon

Trip Highlights

Track Pumas in Torres del Paine National Park

From our luxury base at Patagonia Camp, search for pumas and guanacos against the world-famous backdrop of Torres del Paine's sheer granite spires

Cruise by Private Boat to Perito Moreno Glacier

On a private cruise to the massive face of Perito Moreno Glacier, watch icebergs calve into the turquoise waters of Lago Argentino

Stay on Private Estancias Leading the Way on Conservation

Get an exclusive look at how modern-day Patagonia ranchers sustain their livelihoods while protecting habitats and wildlife—including rebounding pumas

Photo Expeditions Available

Patagonia photo departures are limited to no more than 10 guests, guided by a naturalist Expedition Leader who is an expert nature and wildlife photographer adept at helping you create outstanding images. A small group means quieter, closer photo encounters, flexibility to adapt to changing light and weather conditions, plus the utmost in personal attention and photography instruction from your guide. Come away with stunning shots of granite spires, glaciers, turquoise lakes and Andean wildlife including pumas, guanacos and condors.
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Experience More of Patagonia, More Personally, with Nat Hab!

Though Patagonia is one of the world's most remote travel destinations, its matchless grandeur ensures there are plenty of guided group trips to choose from. But you’ll be hard-pressed to find one as comprehensive as ours. While many operators focus on either Chile or Argentina, we show you the best of both sides of the southernmost Andes—and in a manner that’s adventurous yet very comfortable: no endurance treks or freezing tents!

  1. A More Personalized Nature Experience
    We limit our group to approximately 12 travelers—and just 10 on photography departures. You'll enjoy quieter encounters with the natural world and plenty of personal attention from our Expedition Leader.
  2. Varied Angles to View and Photograph Patagonia's Famous Glaciers
    The Southern Patagonian ice fields are some of the largest on Earth, and glacier sightseeing is a highlight. In Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we do some light hiking near Perito Moreno, which unlike most glaciers is still advancing. We also view it from the water on a private boat trip on Lago Argentino, and watching icebergs calve from its 200-foot-high face is a matchless thrill. View Upsala Glacier from Estancia Cristina, too, an equally impressive sight.
  3. Search for Wild Pumas—Sightings are on the Rise!
    While pumas—also known as cougars or mountain lions in North America—are elusive and rarely seen, sightings are increasing, and we put a special focus on looking for them. In fact, we've added a third day in the Torres del Paine National Park region for this very purpose. This is likely not the case on other Patagonia trips, which aren't as wildlife-oriented as ours is. 
  4. Unique Lodgings Include Coveted Patagonia Camp
    Nat Hab accommodations are often as memorable as the destinations we explore. Among the special places we stay is Patagonia Camp, with access to Chile's renowned Torres del Paine National Park. Warm, wind-resistant luxury yurts provide an immersion in the natural environs while offering supreme comfort. We also stay on two private conservation-focused ranches—Estancia Cristina and Estancia Cerro Guido—for an exclusive look at how sustainable agriculture works hand in hand with wildlife protection. 
  5. Your Expedition Leader is One of Patagonia’s Top Naturalist Guides
    Our Patagonia Expedition Leader is one of the most acclaimed guides in the region, with years of in-depth experience in the southern Andes. All our Expedition Leaders benefit from further resources provided by WWF scientists, so your trip is sure to be an adventure for the mind as well as the body and spirit. On our special photo departures, you'll travel with a professional photographer guide who has years of expertise in the wild reaches of the southern Andes. Read our Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
  6. Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superlative Patagonia Adventure
    Natural Habitat Adventures offers an exclusive guarantee that clearly states that we will meet the high expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise for yourself!
  7. Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey
    We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures has been the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007.
  8. Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF’s Travel Partner
    Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our small-group nature adventures, World Wildlife Fund, the world’s leading environmental conservation organization, has named Natural Habitat Adventures its worldwide travel partner—a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!

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