South America’s most famous national park, Torres del Paine, is home to jagged mountains, milky blue glaciers and majestic big cats. However, as the numbers of visitors increase each year, pumas, guanacos, and other native species such as Darwin’s Rhea, are forced to leave the boundaries of the park in search of new territories and food.

This is when they come under threat.

Unable to sit by and watch these beautiful creatures fall into decline, the Awasi team founded South America’s first Puma Foundation.

Awasi Patagonia lies at the edge of the Torres del Paine National Park – a priviledged location for fauna spotting.

Expanding our protected area by renting or collaborating with adjacent sheep farms to avoid farming, help restore the natural ecosystem and expand the areas under protection.

Working together with scientists, we are monitoring the movements of Patagonia’s wildlife, using hidden cameras to plot their habits and learn about their behavior.

Awasi guests can try their luck at spotting the elusive pumas in their natural habitat, and there are even options for puma tracking which can be booked additionally in advance.

For more information and to get involved, please see our dedicated page or contact us at