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Untamed Expeditions

Puerto Maldonado, Peru
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Wild cat, birding, photography and nature tours in South America. Bringing you closer to nature in the wildest of places. Wildlife at its best... Main Tours: Pumas of Patagonia Jaguars of Pantanal Peruvian Rainforest Birds of Peru
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Karen_and_Jon wrote a review Sep 2019
Canmore, Canada34 contributions12 helpful votes
I'm just back from my second trip with Untamed Expeditions, this time to the Brazilian Pantanal. Just like my puma trip in 2017, Naun delivered exceptional results and he worked tirelessly to ensure that we had the best possible experience. As a photographer, I need a guide that can not only find the animals but also anticipate their movement and be able to get in the best spots for images. Naun understands this perfectly, and I now have a hard drive stuffed with trophy shots that attest to that. In terms of travel logistics, Naun ensured that everything flowed smoothly and all our needs were well taken care of. I've been on many trips with many guides but I can't think of anyone else with such a keen eye and encylopedic knowledge of every species. I'm looking forward to my next trip with Untamed Expeditions -- hopefully soon! Jon Huyer Huyer Perspectives Photography
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Shravan R wrote a review Aug 2019
Ottawa, Canada27 contributions6 helpful votes
The untamed puma expedition to Patagonia was organised by Naun Amable Silva. From picking me up in Punta Arenas to dropping me off at Punta Arenas well in time for my flight, he was outstanding. This was a solo expedition without any other travellers. Since I am a vegetarian, Naun arranged for food in each place to my taste and interest. The room was a bit cold and he made sure to get an extra heater in my room. His attention detail was excellent. The pumas themselves were absolutely awesome. He found many pumas each day and got me across the terrain (I am not a trekker) without difficulty. He got us into good positions for photographing the pumas without any danger to the puma and to us. The pumas were in an adjoining private property to the Torres del Paine national park, meaning we could go on foot and off trail with permission from the private owner. Naun himself is great company, has a sense of humour and is very friendly. It made for an even better trip.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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markreinnam wrote a review Apr 2019
Bangkok, Thailand947 contributions78 helpful votes
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This was our 4th trip with Untamed Expeditions (Pantanal, Peru, Costa Rica, and now Patagonia). Again with Naun Amable Silva as our guide, the trip exceeded all expectations - we met Naun in El Calafate at the airport, and spent a memorable time viewing glaciers (by kayak as well as by boat). His restaurant research permitted us to eat really well. We then proceeded by road to Torres Del Paine on the Chilean side, and had a fantastic time staying at Tierra Patagonia and had 6 days tracking pumas. Naun harnessed the "godfather of puma tracking" in Patagonia, Roberto Donoso, as tracker and we had magnificent sightings. Naun and Roberto have an arrangement with the ranch immediately bordering the national park and were able to traverse this huge ranch which is the habitat for many pumas. Other operators or guests from all the local lodges have to hope to glance at a puma far away from the road, as they may not enter the private property of the ranch - therefore, if you want to see pumas, you really must engage Untamed Expeditions for the best close-up and personal sightings. We spent the mornings and afternoons going up and down hills looking for the cats and Roberto's eagle eyes hardly ever miss a cat. We saw lots and lots of pumas - totally magical. Naun is a leading wildlife photographer and is happy to advise and coach - also to lend his huge lens. After Torres del Paine we headed to Punta Arenas and beyond to see penguins and to go birding - again, Naun's bird knowledge is encyclopaedic. We are now arranging a trip with Untamed Expeditions to Ecuador for November 2019.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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KarenCod wrote a review Nov 2017
Bangkok5 contributions6 helpful votes
Untamed Expeditions arranged a wildlife trip for my husband and I in Peru in May this year. They organised a great itinerary in the north and south of Peru, with time also in Cusco. Naun Amable Silva was our guide. He is an excellent birder and and helped me enormously with my photography. In addition to being a great guide, he is fun to be around and we all got on extremely well. The places we stayed all offered the best wildlife viewing in the area. Naun quickly picked up on our particular interests and went out of his way to accommodate them. Untamed Expeditions is a small, new company so don't expect slick brochures or beautiful itineraries with stock footage pictures. You will however get personalised service, itineraries that match your interests and a passionate, highly experienced guide. We are already planning trips to Patagonia and Colombia with Untamed Expeditions and, if we can fit it in, back to Peru and Brazil also.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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