The area known as Tierra del Fuego is located south of the Strait of Magellan in front of the city of Punta Arenas. It has an area of ​​47.992 square kilometers and a population of 133.000 inhabitants. Its wild climate is marked by strong winds in spring, which become softer in summer. In this experience on horseback you will get to know the wonderful landscapes of this area and you will have the opportunity to share with local inhabitants, who will teach you about their customs and their ways of life that have been maintained for several generations.

Horseback ride in Tierra del Fuego / Patagonia / Code CLL035

Information

Starting Point

Pick up at Punta Arenas

Daily Riding Time

8 hours on average

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Group Size

Minimum 2, maximum 10 people

Difficulty level

High, for riders with experience

Confirmation within 48 hours

Includes

  • Private transport indicated in the itinerary
  • Rio Bueno mount, with double cushion (pello), stirrups type capacho acioneras adjustable, a saddlebag per horse, pierneras, and riding helmet.
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (D: breakfast, BL: box lunch, A: lunch, BBQ: Patagonian roast, C: dinner) 1 / 2 bottle of wine per person at each meal
  • Nights in camp: we will stay outdoors near the campfire. In this trip we do not use tents.
  • Lodging in stall: Basic facilities, there are no luxuries, the rooms are shared, with wood heating.
  • Evacuation transport in case it is necessary
  • Guide / driver (English - Spanish), baqueano for horseback riding

Does not include

  • International and / or domestic flights
  • Sleeping bag
  • Additional nights
  • Medical expenses
  • Any type of insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides and baqueano

Prices

From USD 4.130 per person

Itinerary

1. DAY 1:

DAY OF MEETING AND PREPARATION

We will meet in Punta Arenas to prepare the departure the next day towards Tierra del Fuego

2. DAY 2:

3-4 HOURS IN FERRY

NIGHT AT ESTANCIA TRES HERMANOS (AC)

We will cross AT 9: 00 of the morning the Strait of Magellan towards Porvenir in Tierra del Fuego. We will have lunch and we will briefly visit the city and then go to the Estancia where we will stay.

3. Day 3:

8 HOURS RIDING

NIGHT IN THE SHEPHERD'S STATION (DAC)

We have breakfast and leave very early, entering the pampas towards the forests and heights of the Sierra Carmen Silva. The ride of these days has a duration of 8 hours, in order to fulfill the goal of reaching the next rest point. This point is already a position of shepherds where we will enter a bubble of time. We will not have electricity or a telephone signal.

4. 4 DAY

8 HOURS RIDING

NIGHT IN CAMP (DAC)

After our hearty breakfast, we head south again, cross a small hill known as Monte Cazuela and then descend to the Russfin section valley, where we will have our first night sleeping in camp.

5. Day 5

8 HOURS RIDING

NIGHT IN CAMP (DAC)

Breakfast, we continue heading south in the direction of the big river, to cross it at a point of no depth, here we will be completely interned in the depth of Tierra del Fuego. Here we will have the constant presence of condors, red foxes, beavers and river fishing.

6. 6 DAY

10 HOURS RIDING

NIGHT IN CAMP (DAC)

This day will be the longest of the expedition and here we will really test our physical and psychological capabilities, our goal will be the town of pampa guanaco, where there is a police station. Here we will have a telephone antenna. From here we will have the assistance of a vehicle in case the fatigue exceeds you, you can get off the horse and continue on this mobile. Third night of camp

7. 7 DAY

4 HOURS RIDING

NIGHT IN POSADA OVEJERO (DAC)

This day of riding is relatively short, we leave from Guanaco pampa towards the base camp where we end our journey, this is known as: The lagoon of the carabinero, and is a position of ovens conditioned for our rest, it is a place without amenities, but beautiful surrounded by wild horses, guanacos, foxes, wild cattle, etc.

8. 8 DAY

DAY OF REST

NIGHT IN POSADA OVEJERO (DAC)

This day is of rest and freedom of action, this day will be yours, you can go for a walk, fish, photograph, or just sleep if you want.

9. 9 DAY

3-4 HOURS IN FERRY

We leave by vehicle to Porvenir to take the ferry back to the city of Punta Arenas, where we will say goodbye wishing you had a great time and an unforgettable experience.

10. NOTE ON THE ITINERARY

Although we will do our best to follow the itinerary explained above, it is subject to change due to weather or other unexpected events beyond our control.

Prior notice of any type of health condition or food restriction

Our intention is not to sell a classic tour, because we don't want to treat you as a tourist or just show you beautiful things. The goal is to teach you a way of life that disappears, which is linked to the life and equestrian culture of Tierra del Fuego. We have years of experience in this but there is always something new, sometimes nature imposes its conditions on us and we have to accept them. It is important that you have flexibility in your travel reservations. The food is prepared on fire in the camp or in the shepherds' shelters. Although a lot of lamb is eaten in the area we also prepare legumes, travel-resistant vegetables (onions, garlic, carrots), nuts, and we cook our bread. We also carry chocolates, cookies, and wine. Everything you want or need to carry to eat should not exceed three kilos of weight. Once the crossing begins we will not have a place to buy since we will walk in inhospitable places. * There is no special service for vegetarians or vegans. It is important to keep in mind that meat is the food base of the area, so animal carney is continuously present. During the trip each person must saddle their own horse and a guide in charge will check the last details. Together with us you will be treated by the stallholders or workers of the rooms as one more passenger and you will be protected under the traditional concept of the people here.

11. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CARRY

  • First-aid sunblock.
  • Avoid synthetic fibers and prefer cotton or other natural fibers for the first layers.
  • Also the pants, preferably baggy and cotton, since constant attrition with the saddle can damage your skin.
  • Due to the wind, the outer layers of shelter should not be too wide so that they do not move excessively with the wind. The sound makes the horses nervous.
  • Scarf for the neck, hat to protect from the cold and the intense sun, knife or razor, glasses with UV protection, flashlight, camera, sleeping bag.
  • Comfortable shoes and not too wide to fit in the stirrups.

12. CONSIDERATIONS

Chilean patagonia is famous for having unpredictable weather. You can live the 4 seasons of the year in the same day. It is for this reason that it is necessary to be prepared for any event. The climate in winter is dry and cold with temperatures between -10 and 10ºC. The weather conditions are more stable between May and October. It is recommended to consider these factors when choosing the clothes with which you will attend the ride.
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