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Patagonia Wildlife Adventure with Far South Expeditions

Join the ultimate nature and photo journey to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Far South Expeditions and Remota Lodge have joined efforts in designing, creating and operating this superb wildlife adventure to the world's end. We have combined the best of our companies with the single purpose of providing our guests with an authentic and memorable journey of discovery, with outstanding levels of service. Remota is one of the top lodges in Patagonia and Chile; its award-winning architecture, with grand and inspiring facilities will be our main base during this expedition; we will enjoy of its superb gourmet cuisine with a strong sense of place, characterized by the use of local and very fresh products and what to say about the lovely and ample accommodations! We will spend long hours in the field, watching wildlife, capturing the magnificent scenery of Patagonia and walking in remote trails; after all that effort you will indulge yourself with all the quality amenities Remota has to provide. 

8-day trip from at Punta Arenas, Chile; private transfers from El Calafate, Argentina. 

Next departures: Oct 15 and Dec 7, 2016

 

King Penguins, one of the highlights of our 'Patagonia Wildlife Adventures' © Far South Expeditions

King Penguins, one of the highlights of our 'Patagonia Wildlife Adventures' © Far South Expeditions

 

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Another name for this program well could be 'Patagonia for Connoisseurs'; you may have visited Patagonia in the past or this will be your very first time here, but our goal is that by the end of this journey of discovery, you would become a true connoisseur of the nature and wildlife of these latitudes. We will spend considerable time exploring the surrounding areas of Puerto Natales, including boat trips to the Chilean Fjords and its striking glaciers, plus in-depth visits to Patagonia's premier wildlife destination, Torres del Paine National Park. The focus of this trip is to see as much wildlife as possible and traveling in a small group (up to 6 participants), will also provide the photo enthusiast, of great chances of capturing the grandeur of these awe-inspiring landscapes. Remota Lodge will be our comfortable base during most of this trip; its remarkable architecture and its unique setting are worthwhile exploring and documenting. The last portion of the trip will be oriented to visit Tierra del Fuego and the world's most accessible breeding colony of the stunning King Penguins. A grand finale for a trip of a lifetime. 

 

OVERVIEW

Overview

 

Itinerary in Brief (8 days, 7 nights)

Day 1 • Punta Arenas – Magellanic penguins – Puerto Natales

Day 2 • Mylodon Cave NM – Sierra Baguales

Day 3 • Chilean Fjords: Boat trip to Last Hope Fjord and Balmaceda Glacier

Day 4 • Torres del Paine NP (east) – Laguna Amarga and Laguna Azul

Day 5 • Torres del Paine NP (west) – Boat trip to Grey Glacier

Day 6 • Pali Aike NP – Ferry to Tierra del Fuego – Porvenir

Day 7 • King penguins – Ferry to Punta Arenas

Day 8 • End of the tour

 

Remota Lodge, our main base on this Wildlife Adventure to Patagonia © Pablo Negri

Remota Lodge, our main base on this Wildlife Adventure to Patagonia © Pablo Negri


Trip Highlights

• Exclusive nature and photo program designed to explore 'Torres del Paine' & 'Bernardo O'Higgins' National Parks, in Chilean Patagonia. 

• Visits to Otway Sound, Mylodon Cave and 'King Penguin' park, the latter in Chilean Tierra del Fuego.

• Superb accommodation at the luxury and award-winning Remota Lodge, where you will enjoy of its great facilities, hospitable and helpful staff and magnificent gourmet cuisine, full of local flavors.

• Great naturalist guides who will introduce you to the natural history and culture of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. 

• An incredible array of wildlife, ranging from Andean condors to guanacos, from flamingoes to penguins, from pumas to dolphins and sea lions.

• A study of the rich cultural history (and pre-history) of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego; as well as the history of exploration from Magellan onwards.

• Ferry journeys across the mythic Straits of Magellan.

• A remarkable and unique array of flora for the plant enthusiasts, including the Nothofagus beech forests, the southernmost in the world.

• Ideal journey for nature photographers (of all levels) as well as nature enthusiasts.

 

This program is operated as a scheduled departure (maximum group size of 6 participants). A custom trip (flexible option which runs on a date you choose giving you more privacy) is available upon request for individuals or small private groups.

 

The Difference of Traveling with Far South Expeditions

• Superb to great accommodation at nature lodges, great dinning cuisine and memorable picnic lunches.

• Spacious vehicles that ensure a window seat to each trip participant.

• Each of our trips have a maximum of 6 participants.

• Each vehicle and driver we use has been authorized by the Chilean and Argentine Transportation Authority.

• The service and expertise of a professional local naturalist leader, who will look after every logistical aspect of 'your' holiday.

• …plus an useful pre-departure information package (maps, wildlife checklists and more).

 

Patagonia Wildlife Adventure can be combined with one of the following optional extensions:

• The Falkland Islands (8 days, 7 nights), encounters with penguins and other fascinating wildlife of the 'Galapagos' of the South Atlantic,

• Expedition cruise to Tierra del Fuego & Cape Horn (4-5 days), follow Darwin's footsteps across the most remote corners of Patagonia on the wake of the 'Beagle',

• Atacama Desert Explorer (6 days, 5 nights), unique private photo safari to discover the wildlife and landscapes of the world's most arid desert.

 

ITINERARY

Detailed Itinerary and Activities

 

Tame southern gray fox at Torres del Paine NP, Chile © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

Tame southern gray fox at Torres del Paine NP, Chile © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

 

Day 1 • Punta Arenas – Magdalena Island penguin colony – Drive to Puerto Natales 

Our ultimate wildlife adventure to Patagonia starts this morning! We strongly recommend you to arrive to Punta Arenas the day before the trip starts, in order to make full use of today’s activities.

After meeting your guide at Punta Arenas, we will sail out bound for Magdalena Island, in the waters of the mythical Straits of Magellan, in Patagonia. This protected area holds a huge Magellanic Penguin colony of more than 150,000 individuals. Besides the penguins, several other species of seabirds such as Imperial & Rock Cormorants, Dolphin and Kelp Gulls, Chilean Skua and South American Tern nest here. At approximately 8.30am, we will be reaching Magdalena Island and its imposing cliffs, teeming with wildlife. We will have one hour to explore the trail towards the center of the island, which ends at the conspicuous lighthouse which is now the ranger station. We will be overwhelmed by the large numbers of penguins inhabiting every available spot of the island's surface and by their raucous braying calls. Some of the penguins will be busy while landing, coming ashore from their feeding trips, taking a bath or preening and resting peacefully at the shoreline while others will be waking with its characteristic gait towards their burrows to incubate the eggs or attend their chicks. Several other seabird species breed in the island including Imperial and Rock Cormorants, Dolphin and Kelp Gulls, Chilean Skua and South American Tern. South American Sea Lions occasionally patrol the coast looking opportunities to catch a distracted penguin.

We will continue our journey driving towards Puerto Natales. You will observe how the strong ‘westerlies’ (prevailing winds in Patagonia) have sculpted the vegetation of the grassy wind-swept steppes. We will make several stops for photography and wildlife observation along the way; on route we should spot Andean Condors, Guanacos, southern Grey Foxes (locally known as 'Chillas', and Patagonian Skunks, while enjoying our first contact with the Antarctic beech (Nothofagus) forests, world's southernmost woodlands.

At the picturesque coastal town of Puerto Natales, we will enjoy of gorgeous vistas of the Chilean fjords with tens of stunning Black-necked Swans feeding along the shoreline.

Remota Lodge will be our base during the following five nights. This remarkable lodge brings out the perfect balance combining its striking and award-winning architecture, a cozy and truly comfortable atmosphere plus kind and highly trained local staff. We guarantee you that your stay here will be a memorable one, as this place is the perfect choice for our goals in terms of wildlife discoveries and traveling in comfort.

Overnight at Remota Lodge, Puerto Natales. (Box-Lunch, Dinner)(Guide).

 

Moulting Magellanic penguins, Spheniscus magellanicus, Otway Sound, Chile © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

Moulting Magellanic penguins, Spheniscus magellanicus, Otway Sound, Chile © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

 

Day 2 • Exploring the Chilean Fjords & Bernardo O'Higgins National Park: Boat trip to Ultima Esperanza Fjord – Serrano & Balmaceda glaciers 

Time to explore the Chilean Fjörds, a maze of islands, channels, deep fjords, snow-capped mountains and unnamed glaciers. This remote and pristine wilderness comprises most of the topography of western Patagonia and we will see part of it by visiting the Ultima Esperanza – the ‘Last Hope’ – Fjord.

This morning we will board the comfortable and modern vessel ‘Tonina’ to enjoy of a scenic 3-hour journey through usually smooth and sheltered waters. During our navigation, we will have good chances of seeing interesting marine mammals and seabirds, such as the endemic and little-known Chilean Dolphin, South American Sea Lion, King Cormorants and Chilean Skuas. We will be admiring the striking scenery – many unnamed peaks, hanging glaciers and impressive waterfalls, until we literally reach the foothills of the imposing Balmaceda Mount, one of the tallest mountains of the area.

We will land here at the gates of one of Chile’s and Patagonia’s largest and unexplored national parks: ‘Bernardo O’Higgins’ NP. After landing, we will have a picnic lunch and a fairly easy hike through dense and pristine rainforests, where we will study and photograph the diverse plant community, including a dense carpet of mosses and lichens. Eventually we will reach a glacier lake and the imposing front of Serrano Glacier; the landscape along the well-defined trail is simply breathtaking.

Overnight at Remota Lodge, Puerto Natales. (Breakfast, Box-Lunch, Dinner)(Guide).

 

Guanaco, Lama guanicoe, Torres del Paine NP © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

Guanaco, Lama guanicoe, Torres del Paine NP © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

 

Day 3 • Morning visit to Mylodon Cave Natural Monument – Afternoon visit to Sierra Baguales

We will start the day driving a short distance towards 'Mylodon Cave’ Nature Reserve. This outstanding natural formation – consisting of a massive cavity within conglomerate rock – was used as shelter for a large array of long-gone Pleistocene mammal species, including Giant Ground-Sloth (Mylodon darwinii), when most of the surroundings were covered by glaciers. The paleontology of the area results fascinating and we will learn some interesting accounts from our guide, in the field as well as by visiting the small interpretation center of the reserve.

We will have the rare opportunity to explore other minor caves of Benitez Hill; these smaller shelters, fairly easy to explore, were primarily used by paleo-Indians, who reached these latitudes several thousands years ago.

The trail passes through some beech woodlands, which will provide great chances of seeing new forest birds as well as raptors and soaring Condors. We will also study the flora of the area; one of the most remarkable and dominant plants is the Chilean Firebush (Embothrium coccineum), a Protea-related tree/bush, whose flowers provide the hillsides of incredible scarlet colors.

During the afternoon we will explore the remote Baguales Range, located north-east from Torres del Paine. Along the road, in the scrubby gullies, we will look for interesting and local songbirds such as Patagonian Mockingbird and Gray-bellied Shrike-Tyrant. As we continue exploring this montane habitat, we might find interesting species such as White-throated Caracara, Grey-breasted Seedsnipe, Rufous-banded Miner, Cinnamon-bellied and Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrants, Patagonian and Greater Yellow-Finches and the stunning Yellow-bridled Finch.

Overnight at Remota Lodge, Puerto Natales. (Breakfast, Box-Lunch, Dinner)(Guide).

 

Anemone multifica, Ranunculaceae, Patagonia, Chile © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

Anemone multifida, Ranunculaceae, Patagonia, Chile © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

 

Day 4 • Eastern sector of Torres del Paine National Park (Laguna Azul, Laguna Amarga, Lago Sarmiento)

We will have two full days to explore Torres del Paine National Park and we will have early starts in order to be at location to photograph the Paine Massif at dawn.

Today we will concentrate in exploring the eastern region of this huge Biosphere Reserve, which comprises a total extent of nearly 600,000 acres (242,000+ hectares).

At the eastern corner of Sarmiento Lake, we will reach locations that command the most incredible views of the towering peaks of Las Torres or the 'Towers', the pinnacles from which the park takes its name. As we move around the park, you shall observe confiding herds of Guanaco, most southerly camelid, the curious-looking Lesser Rhea and impressive Andean Condors soaring along the road. We will visit the eastern side of the park to enjoy the views of one of the impressive waterfalls of Paine river and if is clear, of the fabulous granite columns of the Paine massif from Laguna Amarga.

After our picnic, we will keep exploring the alkaline ponds and reed-fringed lagoons located of the eastern part of the park. There are approximately 120 species of birds in the park and we will see a considerable number of them, with the help of binoculars and the spotting scope. Also the flora is a very interesting subject for observation and photography. The park holds probably nearly 500 species of plants; the southern spring and early summer (mid-October through late January) are great to see the myriad of flowers that bloom in these magnificent landscapes. After our return to the hotel and enjoy our delicious dinner, we will have another chance to photograph the mountains and clouds at sunset.

Overnight at Remota Lodge, Puerto Natales. (Breakfast, Box-Lunch, Dinner)(Guide).

 

The 'towers', the granite spires naming Torres del Paine NP, Chile © Claudio F. Vida, Far South Expeditions

The 'towers', the granite spires naming Torres del Paine NP, Chile © Claudio F. Vida, Far South Expeditions

 

Day 5 • Western sector of Torres del Paine National Park – Boat trip to Grey glacier

Torres del Paine again! The landscape is dominated by the omnipresent 'Paine Massif', a magnificent set of rugged peaks formed out of granite and sedimentary rock. The long-gone Indians of Patagonia gave the name Paine, meaning “blue”, presumably referring to its remarkable hazy coloration when observed at a distance. We will have the opportunity to explore the Nothofagus or southern Beech forests to study its diversity of plants and animals; we will try to see Magellanic Woodpecker, Austral Parakeet and the shy Andean Deer or Huemul, if we are lucky. We will be marveled by seeing the contrasting mosaic of towering mountains, glaciers, wetlands, steppes and forests.

'Lago Grey' is today’s highlight. Colossal icebergs are stranded on the southern shore of the lake after a long and slow transit from the glacier front. From this shore we will board our boat (the M/V Grey II) for a 3-hour excursion through the icy waters of the lake towards the impressive and actively calving front of the Grey Glacier. 'Grey' is one of the nearly 50 outlet glaciers which originate from the massive Southern Patagonian Ice Field, world's third largest after Antarctica and Greenland, and is one of the most beautiful and colourful in all Patagonia. The front is full of crevasses and the solid glacial ice colors vary from whitish to deep indigo. The glacier is flanked towards the east by impressive granite walls which are part of the Paine Massif, and towards the west by the eroded and low summits of the older Andes. The photography is great at this particular spot. We will be treated with a glass of 'pisco sour' or 'scotch' containing glacier ice of hundreds, possibly thousand years old!

This evening we will have again an optional photo outing for sunset and the dramatic cloud formations.

Overnight at Remota Lodge, Puerto Natales. (Breakfast, Box-Lunch, Dinner)(Guide).

 

Icebergs at Grey Lake, Torres del Paine NP, Chile © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

 

Day 6 • Drive to Pali Aike National Park – Ferry crossing to Tierra del Fuego (Punta Delgada) – Drive to Porvenir

We will leave Remota and Puerto Natales, hopefully with many rewarding memories of our explorations and wildlife encounters on this beautiful corner of Patagonia. We will drive eastwards across the vast wind-swept steppes and along the border with Argentina, which here is literally a straight, seemingly endless line.

Pali Aike National Park and its many extinct cinder cones mark a place that break this uniform, big-sky country. The area was extensively occupied by long-gone Indians, and it has a very rich archaeology and paleontology. The birdlife of the area is very interesting too, as we may find intriguing species such as the Least Seedsnipe, Tawny-throated Dotterel, Chocolate-vented Tyrant and the colorful Black-throated Finch.

We will take a short ferry ride across the narrowest portion of the Magellan Straits, where we expect to see the delightful and local Commerson’s Dolphin.

'Tierra del Fuego', the 'Land of Fire' is another landmark coined by the skilled navigator Ferdinand Magellan. In 1520, while crossing the seaways that now honor him, he and his crew spotted a line of bonfires along the coast of a huge landmass. Tierra del Fuego is now a land of endless wind-swept steppes, rolling hills and lush temperate forests; sheep-farming stations, locally known as 'estancias', are interspersed amidst these picturesque and colorful landscapes dominated by dramatic skies.

We will continue our journey towards the small village of Porvenir.

Overnight at Hosteria Yendegaia House, Porvenir. (Breakfast, Box-Lunch, Dinner)(Guide).

 

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King Penguins, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Patagonia, Chile © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

 

Day 7 • Morning visit to Useless Bay and King penguin colony – Ferry to Punta Arenas (c. 2 hours)

Our last day of wildlife explorations in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. This time we will drive along the shores of the huge embayment of Useless Sound, being our destination the newly-established breeding colony of King Penguins. This is a private nature reserve, which aims to preserve the small numbers of the 'Kings' that remain year-round and even breed here (in small numbers), taking advantage of the excellent feeding conditions of the surrounding seas. We will have ample opportunities to observe and photograph the penguins from a reasonable distance (maximum approach distance will be given by your guide and must be respected at all times during your visit).

During the early afternoon we will return to Porvenir, where we will take a 2-hour ferry crossing towards Punta Arenas. The mythic Magellan Straits, this world-famous seaways, are very rich in terms of history of exploration. Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, Bougainville, Fitz Roy and Darwin, among several other sailors and explorers, surveyed this region, most of the times, in harsh and dangerous conditions. You will see an interesting array of seabirds, including Black-browed Albatrosses, Southern Giant Petrels, Southern Fulmars, King Cormorants, Dolphin Gulls and South American Terns. It is very likely to see interesting marine mammals such as pods of Peale's Dolphin and inquisitive South American Sea Lions.

Overnight at Hotel Rey Don Felipe, Punta Arenas. (Breakfast, Box-Lunch, Dinner)(Guide).

 

Day 8 • Private transfer to Punta Arenas airport for connecting flights

End of services (Breakfast).

 

MAP

Trip Map

 

Patagonia Wildlife Adventures Tour Map © Far South Expeditions

 

DATES & RATES

Dates and Rates

 

Scheduled Departures

 

Patagonia Wildlife Adventure
Trip Code  PAT06
Trip Length  8 days, 7 nights
Dates  2016  Oct 15, Dec 7
2017  Feb 18, Apr 22, Oct 14, Dec 16
2018  Feb 17, Apr 14
Price per person  $3,998
Single Supplement  $995

 Trips are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of 4 participants.

Maximum group size: 6 participants.

 

Private Tours: (you choose the date):

Available year round. Departures from Punta Arenas, Chile. Optional transfers to/from El Calafate, Argentina.

 

Patagonia Wildlife Adventure
Trip Code  PAT06
Trip Length  8 days, 7 nights
No. of guests  2 3 4/6 Single Suppl.
Price per person  $4,998 $4,498 $3,998 $995
Trips are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of 2 participants.

 

What the trip includes/excludes

The above price is per person in US Dollars, based on double occupancy. All payments are in US Dollars.

Single supplement will be added if single accommodations are requested.

The trip price includes: All accommodations, meals and guide services as stated in the itinerary, private ground transportation during the tour, boat trips to Balmaceda Glacier and Grey Lake, ferry fares to Tierra del Fuego, and park entrance fees.

The trip price excludes: Domestic flights (Santiago – Punta Arenas – Santiago or other route), tipping, travel insurance, entrance tax to Chile, excess baggage charges, private excursions, à la carte dishes, snacks, drinks, laundry, telephone calls and anything else of a purely personal nature.

LODGES

The Lodges


 

Remota Lodge is the perfect base for one of our favorite programs: Patagonia Wildlife Adventure.

Remota is a unique hotel in several ways, starting with its location in Puerto Natales, gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. From its award-winning organic architecture and design concept, to its superb cuisine, it has been created with a sole purpose: to let you enjoy world-class facilities and attention while making you feel you are a part of the patagonian landscape.

Its very shape says a lot, it crawls up the hill where it is placed, its roofing has soil with grass growing on it and it breathes and maintains temperature through a sustainable network of pipings and window panes that makes it behave more like a living organism than a lifeless human-made structure. Add beautiful, ample and luminous interiors and a professional and attentive staff and you have the ingredients to make your stay here an unforgettable one, no doubt!

 

Hotel Remota, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile

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Hotel Remota, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile

Yendegaia House, Porvenir, Tierra del Fuego, Chile

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Yendegaia House, Porvenir, Tierra del Fuego, Chile

Hotel Rey Don Felipe, Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile

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Hotel Rey Don Felipe, Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile

 

CHECKLIST

Field Checklist

 

Possible species of mammals and birds to be seen during this trip. 

 

Birds Mammals

 

Rheas | Rheidae

Lesser Rhea Rhea pennata

Penguins | Spheniscidae

King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonica

Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus


Grebes | Podicipedidae

White-tufted Grebe Rollandia rolland

Great Grebe Podiceps major

Silvery Grebe Podiceps occipitalis

Albatrosses | Diomedeidae

Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris

Shearwaters & Petrels | Procellariidae

Antarctic Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides

Cape Petrel Daption capense

White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis

Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

Storm-Petrels | Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus

Diving-Petrels | Pelecanoididae

Magellanic Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides magellani

Cormorants | Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Rock Shag Phalacrocorax magellanicus

Imperial Shag Phalacrocorax atriceps

Herons, Egrets & Bitterns | Ardeidae

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Ibises & Spoonbills | Threskiornithidae

Black-faced Ibis Theristicus melanopis

Flamingos | Phoenicopteridae

Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis

Ducks, Geese & Swans | Anatidae

Black-necked Swan Cygnus melanocorypha

Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba coscoroba

Upland Goose Chloephaga picta

Kelp Goose Chloephaga hybrida

Ashy-headed Goose Chloephaga poliocephala

Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps

Flightless Steamerduck Tachyeres pteneres

Flying Steamerduck Tachyeres patachonicus

Chiloe Wigeon Anas sibilatrix

Speckled Teal Anas flavirostris

Spectacled Duck Anas specularis

Crested Duck Anas specularioides

Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica

White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis

Silver Teal Anas versicolor

Red Shoveler Anas platalea

Black-headed Duck Heteronetta atricapilla

Andean Duck Oxyura ferruginea

Lake Duck Oxyura vittata

New World Vultures | Cathartidae

Andean Condor Vultur gryphus

Hawks, Eagles & Kites | Accipitridae

Cinereous Harrier Circus cinereus

Chilean Hawk Accipiter chilensis

Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus

Variable Hawk Buteo polyosoma

Falcons & Caracaras | Falconidae

Southern Crested Caracara Caracara plancus

Chimango Caracara Milvago chimango

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Rails, Gallinules & Coots | Rallidae

Plumbeous Rail Pardirallus sanguinolentus

White-winged Coot Fulica leucoptera

Red-gartered Coot Fulica armillata

Red-fronted Coot Fulica rufifrons

Oystercatchers | Haematopodidae

Magellanic Oystercatcher Haematopus leucopodus

Blackish Oystercatcher Haematopus ater

American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus

Plovers & Lapwings | Charadriidae

Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis

American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica

Two-banded Plover Charadrius falklandicus

Rufous-chested Dotterel Charadrius modestus

Tawny-throated Dotterel Oreopholus ruficollis

Magellanic Plover | Pluvianellidae

Magellanic Plover Pluvianellus socialis

Sandpipers & Allies | Scolopacidae

South American Snipe Gallinago paraguaiae

Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Red Knot Calidris canutus

Sanderling Calidris alba

White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis

Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii

Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor

Seedsnipes | Thinocoridae

Gray-breasted Seedsnipe Thinocorus orbignyianus

Least Seedsnipe Thinocorus rumicivorus

Sheathbills | Chionidae

Snowy Sheathbill Chionis alba

Skuas & Jaegers | Stercoraridae

Chilean Skua Stercorarius chilensis

Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus

Gulls | Laridae

Dolphin Gull Larus scoresbii

Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus

Brown-hooded Gull Larus maculipennis

Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan

South American Tern Sterna hirundinacea

Doves & Pigeons | Columbidae

Rock Dove Columba livia

Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata

Parrots, Macaws & Allies | Psittacidae

Austral Parakeet Enicognathus ferrugineus

Barn Owls | Tytonidae

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Typical Owls | Strigidae

Magellanic Horned Owl Bubo magellanicus

Austral Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium nanum

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

Hummingbirds | Trochilidae

Green-backed Firecrown Sephanoides sephaniodes

Kingfishers | Alcedinidae

Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata

Woodpeckers & Allies | Picidae

Striped Woodpecker Picoides lignarius

Chilean Flicker Colaptes pitius

Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus

Ovenbirds | Furnariidae

Common Miner Geositta cunicularia

Short-billed Miner Geositta antarctica

Scale-throated Earthcreeper Upucerthia dumetaria

Band-tailed Earthcreeper Eremobius phoenicurus

Dark-bellied Cinclodes Cinclodes patagonicus

Gray-flanked Cinclodes Cinclodes oustaleti

Bar-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes fuscus

Thorn-tailed Rayadito Aphrastura spinicauda

Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail Leptasthenura aegithaloides

Wren-like Rushbird Phleocryptes melanops

Lesser Canastero Asthenes pyrrholeuca

Cordilleran Canastero Asthenes modesta

Austral Canastero Asthenes anthoides

White-throated Treerunner Pygarrhichas albogularis

Tapaculos |  Rhinocryptidae

Magellanic Tapaculo Scytalopus magellanicus

Plantcutters | Phytotomidae

Rufous-tailed Plantcutter Phytotoma rara

Tyrant Flycatchers | Tyrannidae

White-crested Elaenia Elaenia albiceps

Tufted Tit-Tyrant Anairetes parulus

Patagonian Tyrant Colorhamphus parvirostris

Fire-eyed Diucon Xolmis pyrope

Chocolate-vented Tyrant Neoxolmis rufiventris

Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola macloviana

Cinnamon-bellied Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola capistrata

Austral Negrito Lessonia rufa

Swallows | Hirundinidae

Chilean Swallow Tachycineta meyeni

Blue-and-white Swallow Pygochelidon cyanoleuca

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Wagtails & Pipits | Motacillidae

Correndera Pipit Anthus correndera

Wrens | Troglodytidae

House Wren Troglodytes aedon

Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis

Mockingbirds & Thrashers | Mimidae

Patagonian Mockingbird Mimus patagonicus

Thrushes & Allies | Turdidae

Austral Thrush Turdus falcklandii

Old World Sparrows | Passeridae

House Sparrow ( I ) Passer domesticus

Siskins, Crossbills & Allies | Fringillidae

Black-chinned Siskin Carduelis barbata

Buntings, Sparrows & Allies | Emberizidae

Gray-hooded Sierra-Finch Phrygilus gayi

Patagonian Sierra-Finch Phrygilus patagonicus

Mourning Sierra-Finch Phrygilus fruticeti

Plumbeous Sierra-Finch Phrygilus unicolor

Canary-winged Finch Melanodera melanodera

Patagonian Yellow-Finch Sicalis lebruni

Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis

Troupials & Allies | Icteridae

Long-tailed Meadowlark Sturnella loyca

Austral Blackbird Curaeus curaeus

 

Armadillos | Dasypodidae

Big Hairy Armadillo Chaetophractus villosus

Pichi Zaedyus pichiy

 

Rabbits & Hares | Leporidae

Old World Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus

Brown Hare Lepus capensis

 

Nutrias | Myocastoridae

Nutria Myocastor coypus

 

Camels | Camelidae

Guanaco Lama guanicoe

 

Dolphins | Delphinidae

Peale's Dolphin Lagenorhynchus australis

Chilean Dolphin Cephalorhynchus eutropia

Commerson's Dolphin Cephalorhynchus commersonii

 

Eared Seals | Otariidae

Southern Sea Lion Otaria byronia

 

Deer | Cervidae

Southern Andean Deer Hippocamelus bisulcus

 

Cats | Felidae

Puma Puma concolor

 

Dogs | Canidae

Southern Grey Fox Pseudalopex griseus

Culpeo Fox Pseudalopex culpaeus

 

Skunks | Mephitidae

Patagonian Hog-nosed Skunk Conepatus humboldti

 

GALLERY

Photo Gallery


Check out our photo gallery with images from our recent wildlife adventures in Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego.

 

Photo Gallery: Patagonia Wildlife Adventure

Southern Gray Fox or Chilla, Torres del Paine NP, Patagonia, Chile © Claudio F. Vidal, Far South Expeditions

 

VIDEO

Remota Lodge 

 

Learn about Remota Lodge, about its facilities and the activities we are going to do in the field, through this remarkable award-winning footage by Chilean nature film-maker Ignacio Walker.

 

                                              

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How to Book

 

Tour Registration

To book this tour, please complete our online registration form. We will process your booking form and will send you (within 24 hours) a note with space confirmation and a deposit invoice with payment instructions. The deposit amount is US$ 500 per person. Full payment of the tour fee is due 90 days prior to tour departure.

NOTE: Inquires received on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays will be replied during the following working day.

 

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation can only be accepted IN WRITING from the person who signed the booking form and takes effect on the day such noticed is received by us.

 

Refunds are made according to the following schedule:

• If cancellation is made 120 days or more before departure date, the deposit less US$ 200 is refundable.

• If cancellation is made between 120 and 60 days before departure, the deposit is not refundable, but any payments covering the balance of the fee will be refunded.

• If cancellation is made fewer than 60 days before departure date, no refund is available.

This policy and fee schedule also applies to pre-trip and post trip extensions, as well as any transfers from one tour to another. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance to protect yourself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 
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