Ideal for intermediate and young riders, this 3-day experience shows you Torres del Paine from an entirely new perspective. Criollo horses and a local baqueano will accompany you through woods, past lakes, along rivers and to glaciers – all while you simply gaze in awe at your surroundings.
• Wilderness horseback riding experience
• Visit forests, rivers, valleys, wetlands, lakes and glaciers
• Ride Criollo horses
• Suitable for intermediate and young riders
• Stay in campsites and guest houses
• Boat trip through the Last Hope Sound
We meet at noon at the National Park’s administration and take a transfer south across the Serrano River to a traditional Patagonian farmhouse. Here, we’ll choose horses to accompany us on our journey to a secluded valley at the border of Torres del Paine National Park. To get there, we’ll ride across several rivers and trot through landscapes filled with wetlands and lakes, while views of the Paine Massif and its glaciers alter alongside us. We’ll set up camp on the shores of Lake Brush and enjoy a hearty Patagonian style barbecue.
After a nourishing breakfast we’ll set off for Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. Today’s trail is a peaceful one, taking us through humid forests and following the Serrano River until its mouth at the Last Hope Sound. Our destination is Hostería Balmaceda, where there are wonderful views of the Serrano Glacier as it seems to cascade into the lagoon beneath it. Here, we’ll leave our horses to their guide’s care, enjoy dinner together and settle in for a good night’s rest
Our day begins crossing the river into the Last Hope Sound by zodiac, coming face-to-face with the steeply-descending Serrano Glacier at the foot of Mount Balmaceda (2148 m). We’ll take a short walk up to the glacier where we’ll board a boat bound for Puerto Natales via the Last Hope Sound. We will arrive to Puerto Natales around 6.00 pm.
Located off the beaten path at the shore of Lake Brush, is a simple camp near an old gaucho hut (Puesto), no facilities but an amazing view of the Paine Massif from a different perspective.
The perfect place for resting, adventure and observation. There are 16 rooms with private bath and a dining room with grill. This is all surrounded by a beautiful landscape and a magnificent view of the Serrano glacier and the Balmaceda Mountain.
PRICES FOR SEASON 2019/2020: (valid until April 2019)
2-3 passengers USD$ 1.595
4-8 passengers USD$ 1.395
Single supplement USD$ 200
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES/SERVICES: (must be booked in advance)
Sleeping bag and mattress rental
This was the best trip I have ever been on in my life. I’ve spent the past 20 years traveling and I have been on several trips, but our 3-day Chile Nativo Horseback Riding trip was stellar. Our tour guide, Benjamin was fantastic, informative, friendly, relaxed and the gauchos who were with us, Olmin and Pato, were also amazing. Thank you all for providing me and my friend the trip of a lifetime!