Patagonia Estancia Tour
Patagonia Estancia Tour
This full-day estancia tour is a perfect way to learn about life on a Patagonian ranch. Choose between horseback riding, hiking, or off-roading at the estancia. After your activity, enjoy a traditional barbecue and learn about the process of herding and shearing sheep.
Day 1: Depart Puerto Natales and arrive at the estancia 45-minutes later. After coffee and an introduction to the ranch, begin one of the following 2-hour activities of your choice:
Horseback Riding: Ride one of the criollo horses to explore in true Patagonian style. Rides are lead by a gaucho, a local cowboy, and a bilingual guide to walk you through the estancia's diverse landscape. Pass by wide-open pampas, green southern beach forests, and rocky coastline while learning about the local flora and fauna. Admire the surrounding mountains and glaciers from spectacular viewpoints along the trail and delve into the history of the local indigenous tribes while visiting an archeological site.
Off Road Drive: Enjoy the comfort of riding inside the farm’s Land Rover and follow the dirt road from the main house along the coastline. Stop along the way to observe local flora and fauna and take photos. At the end of the trip, pass a conchal, an archaeological site where the ancient people, the Kaweskar, used to live.
Guided Walk + Birdwatching: Meander along the coastline passing through wetlands and native forests. Birds such as condors, black chested buzzard eagles, flamingos, geese, swans and much more are often observed within the first few steps. Books and binoculars are provided by the guides.
After your chosen activity, enjoy a traditional Patagonian lamb barbecue (vegetarian option available). Next, observe the estancia’s sheep dogs working followed by a sheep shearing demonstration. Return to Puerto Natales for the night.
Inclusions: van and boat transport, snack, excursion, BBQ Lunch, accommodations
Day 2: Services end after breakfast. If you have completed the Epic Patagonia expedition, OneSeed will arrange a bus to take you to the Punta Arenas airport for your flight back to Santiago.
PLEASE NOTE: Extension must be booked within 7 days of Epic Patagonia trip confirmation otherwise domestic flight change fees back to Santiago may apply. This trip is a great extension for Epic, Essential, or Full Circuit Patagonia expeditions.
Solo Room Fee: $65
Questions or ready to book?
medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
1 night hotel accommodations in Puerto Natales
meals as indicated in itinerary
ground and boat transportation to and from Estancia
trip cancelation insurance (highly recommended)
international airfare and meals during travel
beverages outside of designated meals