Horseback Riding & Gaucho Culture

2 Day Patagonia Horseback Riding Extension

Horseback Riding Experience Patagonia / Chile 2 Days Patagonian Estancia October - April Private Departure

From US$ 520 per person

Our local Partner for this Trip

Our partner is a working Patagonian cattle ranch that combines cattle raising, tourism and conservation activities. A vast area of their terrain is left without livestock and tourism to allow flora and fauna to develop naturally. The farm owners consider highly important to protect both wild and domestic animals and take into account animal welfare in the ways all farm animals are treated. They work with a Holistic Livestock Management and use non-conventional renewable energy for part of the farm´s energy needs. 

Trip Facts: Horseback-Riding & Gaucho Culture

Horesback Riding "Gaucho Style"

Feel like a local and learn how to ride a horse the Patagonian “gaucho style”. The trip is suitable both for beginners and advanced riders and will be adapted according to your previous horseback riding experience.

Happy Criollo Horses

The Criollo breed is a horse native to the pampas and known for its long distance stamina and ability to adapt to climate. Animals live outside year-round, allowing for the most natural behavior possible.

Breathtaking Landscapes

Ride your horse through remote and beautiful Patagonian landscapes, in an area only accessible by boat and surrounded by fjords, mountains, pampas and glaciers.

Patagonian Farm Life

Get a unique and authentic insight in the life at a Patagonian estancia. Learn about the daily work at the farm during a demonstration of shepherding and sheep shearing

TRIP ITINERARY

This 2 day program is the perfect extension for those who have visited Torres del Paine and want to enjoy Patagonia’s beautiful nature and landscapes for a few extra days and explore a remote area on the back of a tame Criollo horse. The trip focuses on adventure, nature and local culture. You will ride through beautiful landscapes, in an area only accessible by boat and surrounded by fjords, mountains, pampas and glaciers. Participants will learn about horses, the Patagonian flora and fauna, the culture and work of the Gauchos as well as about the Kawesqar, the native people who used to live in this area for centuries. Horses used are from the Criollo breed, a horse native to the pampas and known for its long distance stamina and ability to adapt to climate, ideal characteristics for the harsh tasks of the countryside in Patagonia. The trip is suitable both for beginners and advanced riders as it will be adapted to your previous horseback riding experience. Your guide will make sure that the horse selected for you matches your level and will show you how to ride it the Patagonian "gaucho-style".

DAY 1: HORSEBACK RIDING "GAUCHO STYLE"
  • Depart from Puerto Natales to Estancia La Península, a typical Patagonian ranch
  • Upon arrival you will be introduced to your horse and learn to ride “gaucho style” before the adventure begins
  • Ride across rivers and through native Lenga and Beech Forests towards a huge waterfall
  • Overnight in “La Barrosa,” a simple and authentic Gaucho-style house
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner, accompanied by excellent Chilean wine, in the company of your guide
DAY 2: PATAGONIAN ESTANCIA LIFE
  • Ride towards the burial site of two Kaweskar children and admire the cave paintings of Patagonia´s ancient indigenous people
  • Return to the main Estancia and enjoy a traditional Patagonian lamb barbecue
  • Learn about Patagonian farm life during a demonstration of shepherding and sheep shearing
  • Return to Puerto Natales

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