South Patagonia is the last frontier of the American continent. A land of wind, wilderness and stunning landscapes. During this complete and comprehensive journey we will have the chance to spot from sea birds as the Black-browed Albatross and the Antarctic Giant Petrel, to endangered waterfowl as the Ruddy-headed Goose, from specialties as the Magellanic Plover to the forest birds as the Magellanic Woodpecker, Chilean Hawk and flocks of Austral Parakeet. The steppe is also home of great specialties as the Chocolated-vented Tyrant, Austral Canastero and the skulking and elusive Patagonian Tinamou. During our exploration of Tierra del Fuego we will also go for the King Penguin that return to breed in Useless bay probably after thousands of years of absence transforming this special site in a unique spot to enjoy the view of these marvellous penguins.
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 Cerro Castillo.
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 Cerro Castillo.
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?
What is not included?
-Professional naturalist guides: we only work with local guides and trip leaders who can share their vast knowledge of local nature, history and culture providing a meaningful experience. -We go off the beaten path to take you to the best locations. Our trails are carefully picked and tours meticulously designed. -Small groups, better personalized service that allows flexibility and personal care for each of our guests. -Window seat guaranteed on birding programs for each traveler. -High quality equipment, check lists, books and field-guides available on each tour. -Complete documentation prior your departure and during the tour. -Truly responsible tourism with absolute commitment to conservation and constant support to local communities.