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Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine
The Estancia Ride
Oct 19 2013 Nov 19 2013 Dec 19 2013 Jan 19 2014 Feb 19 2014 Mar 19 2014Accommodation
Arrival night in Hotel If or similar in Puerto Natales, authentic, cosy estancias and lodges while in Park, departure night in Laguna Sophia country house.Excludes
Flights, airport taxes, airport transfers; meals in Puerto Natales;drinks in hotels and estancias; local gratuities (recommend $50).Extras
Boat trip to face of Glacier
Experience life as a Patagonian gaucho on this fantastic, exciting riding expedition in Torres del Paine National Park with its unforgettable landscape. One of the world's most spectacular riding trips.Highlights
Experience the unique thrill of horseback riding in Torres del Paine Feast on succulent organic lamb, roasted gaucho style See guanacos, rheas, condors and possibly pumas Canter your heart out on soft grassy pampas Enjoy a slice of history at some beautiful old estancia houses Take a boat trip up the Last Hope sound Experience breath taking views of Glacier Grey Ride up to Sierra Baguales in search of wild Criollo horses Sip fireside pisco sours and vino tinto while your hosts prepare dinner Sleep soundly in comfortable beds and notice the silence See glaciers and floating icebergsDay by Day
Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Natales.Taxi to Hotel If. Welcome dinner. Day 2: Ride from Estancia Consuelo to Estancia Perales. Day 3: Cutter across fjords to Balmaceda. Ride to Hotel Rio Serrano. Day 4: Ride out to Glacier Grey. Return to Hotel Rio Serrano. Day 5: Ride across the heart of the park to Estancia Tercera Barranca. Day 6: Ride out to Laguna Azul and return to Estancia Tercera Barranca. Day 7: Ride in the Sierra Baguales.Return to Estancia Tercera Barranca Day 8: Ride south to Cerro Castillo and Laguna Sophia. Day 9: Ride south to El Puesto. Return to Laguna Sophia Day 10: Transfer to Puerto Natales. Trip EndsIs this trip for me?
This vacation suits experienced riders who wish to combine local culture and comfortable accommodation with outdoor riding adventures. It is designed for those who prefer not to camp. The majority of the ride takes place within the park itself and offers plenty of diversity with rides across open pampas, rides to wild glaciers and iceberg-filled lakes and peaceful rides through valleys and ancient southern beech forests. Throughout these long, exciting days in the saddle, the snow capped mountains are never far away. Accommodation is in comfortable, authentic and welcoming lodges and estancias. Age Limit Ages 12 - 70. Young riders need to be experienced and accompanied by an experienced and capable adult. Alternatively please see our family itineraries for very young riders. Older riders are welcome but may be asked to complete a medical suitability questionnaire. Riding Experience Intermediate - Advanced. This is a fast-paced ride with some very long riding days. Fitness and experience are essential. Not for beginner riders.Includes
8 days horseback riding Accommodation in Estancias - some converted - hotels and park lodges; Accommodation throughout is clean, comfortable and welcoming all of it having been chosen for its beautiful location and insurpassable views. 9 nights based on twin share (in hotels, hosterias and estancias) Transfers to/from Puerto Natales. Breakfast and lunch every day, dinners stated on itinerary (excluding drinks), lamb asado English speaking and local guides, baqueanos who care for the horses, waterproof stuff sacks for trip, use of saddle bags, Entrance fees to Torres del Paine.