A 5-day wildlife and birdwatching tour to the last corner of the American continent is not only a great place for birding and wildlife observation but also the scenery for breath-taking landscapes and probably one of the wildest areas of the world. From the forests of the Magellanic Woodpeckers to the coasts of Tierra del Fuego and the King Penguin colonies.
We depart in the morning for a great driving through the steppe of patagonia to reach the national park torres del paine, a unesco world biosphere reserve. On the route we will scanall the alkaline lagoons and ponds to make the first attempts to find the unique magellanic plover and other species of waterfowl and waders. The drive will be the perfect chance to start the quest for the specialties of these areas as the lesser rhea, chocolate-vented tyrant and least seednsipe among others.
Some of the species of the day: flying steamer duck, crested duck, lesser rhea, chilean flamingos, coscoroba swans, common miner, black-chested buzzard eagle, southern crested caracara among others.Breakfast and box lunch,Overnight in torres del paine park
Birding at different stunning areas of torres del paine. Some of the species of the day: spectacled duck, magellanic woodpecker, silvery grebe, austral parakeet, torrent duck, patagonian sierra finch, southamerican snipe, austral pygmy owl, among others.Breakfast, box lunch included. Overnight in torres del paine park
Exploring the baguales mountain range, located north-east of torres del paine.
Some of the species of the day: patagonian mockingbird, grey-bellied shrike tyrant, grey-breasted seedsnipe, cinnamon-bellied ground tyrant, yellow-bridled finch, among others. Breakfast, box lunch included. Overnight in punta arenas
Ferry to tierra del fuego to explore the last corner of the american continent and cross the legendary magellanic straight. We will visit the area of baquedano hills and useless bay for the colony of king penguins and different coastal and moorland areas as the natural monument laguna los cisnes. Some of the species of the day: king penguin southern-giant petrels, southern fulmar, magellanic diving- petrel, black-throated finch, austral canastero, rufous-chested dotterel among others. Breakfast and box lunch included. Overnight in porvenir.
Morning dedicated to explore the lagoons around around the town of porvenir looking for more specialties as the rare magellanic plover and some other remarkable birds as the two-banded plover, wilson’s phalarope, white-rumped sandpiper among others. In the afternoon we cross back to the mainland. Some of the species of the day:, magellanic plover, two-banded plover, dolphin’s gull, king cormorant, southamerican tern, among others. Breakfast and box lunch included.
What is included?
- Professional Naturalist/Birding Guide fluent in English with certification of Wilderness First Respond.
- Private terrestrial transportation
- Complete equipment for birding & nature observation (Scopes, binoculars and torches for nocturnal observation)
- Window Seat Guaranteed for each traveller
- Professional Driver with license A2
- Personal insurance provided by Metlife (coverage for travellers between 18 and 64 years old)
- Personal insurance during transportation
- Entrance fees to National and Private Reserves
- Check list of birds
- Two nights of lodging in Torres del Paine, One night in Porvenir & Punta Arenas
- Box Lunch and dinners (Options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten intolerant)