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  • 2-3 passengers USD$ 1.395
  • 4-8 passengers USD$ 1.195
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3 Days/ 2 Nights
Puerto Natales (PNT), Chile 


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Day 1 We meet at noon in the park administration; from here we’ll take a private transfer, crossing the Serrano River and arriving to Aniceto Astorga’s farmhouse. There we’ll choose our horses to begin a ride to an unexplored valley at the border of Torres Del Paine national park. We cross several rivers and go through a landscape filled with lakes and wetlands, constantly being surprised by the changing views of the Paine massif and the last glaciers of the Southern Ice Field. We’ll spend the night here after setting up camp on the shores of Lake Brush.
(10 minutes transfer, 4 hours walking and trotting) (BL-BBQ) (Night at Lake Brush Campsite)

Day 2 After a hearty breakfast we continue to Bernardo O´Higgins national park. This trail takes us through humid forests, similar to those of the austral canals, following the Serrano River until it empties into the Sound of Last Hope, where we spend the night in the Hostería Balmaceda with an amazing view of the Serrano glacier.
(5 hours, walking) (B-BL-D) (Night at Hostería Balmaceda)

Day 3 We’ll begin the day by crossing the river into the Seno de Ultima Esperanza, facing the imposing Serrano glacier at the foot of the Balmaceda Mountain (2148m). Here we make a short easy walk up to the glacier. We’ll then take a boat, “the cutter, 21 de Mayo” navigating via glaciers and canals on our way down to Puerto Natales.
(45 min walk, 3 hours by boat) (B-BBQ)

The schedules indicated above are subject to change due to weather conditions or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, but we will try our best to keep them unaltered.

Camping Chile Nativo

Our clients sleep in 4-season tents, North Face VE 25 (3 person capacity) or similar, based on twin-share occupancy. We use a Mountain Hardwear domo-dining tent when the group is over 6 passengers and only in certain areas.


Gaucho's hut (Puesto)

A “puesto” is a hut that the Gauchos use during the summer time, when they have to take care of the cattle herds away from the main Estancia house.
These simple huts are warm shelters to escape the occasional inclement weather in Patagonia. It’s a great place for cooking and enjoying a mate (local tea) around a fire.

Usually located in a strategic location, close to a water source and protected from the strong winds. We will be able to sleep in one of these characteristic Patagonian huts, or camp beside it.


Hostería Balmaceda

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.



-All private transport indicated in the itinerary
-All horses, saddles and packhorses
-Helmets, Leather chaps, leather gloves, saddle bags, dry bags
-All meals indicated in the schedule (B: breakfast, BL: picnic lunch,
L: lunch, D: dinner , BBQ: barbecue)
-One night at Chile Nativo camp
(North Face VE 25 tents, double occupancy basis)
-One night at Hosteria Balmaceda
(Twin standard rooms)
-Entrance fee to Bernardo O´Higgins National Park
-Guide (English-Spanish languages), plus a Baqueano (local cowboy)
-Navigation from Monte Balmaceda to Puerto Natales


-Any additional nights
-Medical expenses
-Insurance of any kind
-Personal expenses
-Sleeping bag and mattress
-Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks at the Hostería Balmaceda
-Gratuities for Guide and baqueano

Weather and Temperature Chart

The weather in Patagonia in an important factor that must b e taken into account. The maximum temperature in summer is 20 C° and it drops to below 0° in winter. The windchill factor sometimes makes the ambient temperature drop 6 or 7 degrees. The temperature of the water is normally between 4 and 5 degrees Celsius.


(TFT) Horseback riding
We LOVED getting to run the horses the first day. We would not have been able to do that if the trip was in reverse. The accommodation and food were fantastic! Niko and olmen were great guides we enjoyed hanging out with. We’d love Nico’s email to be able to stay in touch.

Nico gave us berries to try, explained geological formation, made sure everything about our trip logistically went bery smooth. He magnificently managed two sticky situations when we lost a hotel key. Second, when Amy’s horse fell in the mud. He gave us our space as well as made sure we had everything we needed. We really like him.

Phenomenal custom trip riding horses in Patagonia. Guides you’d want to hang out with. Horses you can canter and run (in parts). A very different perspective on Patagonia. From someone who has seen a few glaciers, Grey Glacier is not to be missed and was an unexpected highlight.

Grant canary
(TFT) three day horse back riding through the fjords
EXCELLENT! The best trip ever!

Benjamin was incredible, friendly, lighthearted, professional and all in all a well rounded individual. He offered a wealth of information about the native culture, vegetation, horses, the mountain ranges. He let us move at a nice pace, we never felt rushed and it was the most relaxing trip I have ever been on. Thank you Benjamin for being our tour guide and making it a trip of a lifetime! Abrazos, Sara Pfeffer

to highlight there's no need to bring bottles of water, just bring your steri-pen (not even necessary) and your reusable water container to not use plastic in/near the park. Also, to wear non-tearable windbreaker clothing.

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. All in all, the trip was a 10 and I have recommended this trip to several coworkers already here in Argentina. Thank you all for providing me and my friend the trip of a lifetime!

Sara Pfeffer
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