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GLOBETROTTING IN TORRES DEL PAINE, CHILE
This horse riding adventure leads you through Torres del Paine, Chile’s most prized national park. Its 180,000 hectares of diverse scenery and wild landscape on the edge of the southern ice fields and is one of the largest sources of temperate-zone glaciers in the world. The park was created in 1959 and was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. Before that, it was part of a huge sheep estancia.
The type of horses used on this ride are the Criollo breed. I have the utmost respect and admiration for these caballos. They are extremely willing, stocky in shape and tough as old boots. The breed is one of the oldest registered horse breeds of South America and is known for their high threshold of discomfort, great immunity to disease and remarkable rate of recuperation. In short, direct one of these horses towards an impassable river crossing or a steep cliff climb and they will not hesitate, once the trust is earned they will become a loyal friend.
time in saddle: 4 to 7 hours
breed of horses: Criollo
pace: medium to fast
riding ability: intermediate to advanced. This is a fast paced ride with some very long riding days. Fitness and experience are important. Not suitable for beginner riders.
weight limit: 95kg
accommodation: basic camping for the Glacier Ride and comfortable estancia accommodation for the Estancia Ride.
seasons: October to March
group size: minimum of 4 and maximum of 10 riders for Gaucho & Glacier rides, and minimum of 2, maximum of 8 for Estancia rides
Departure dates for 2018/19:
10-day Estancia ride:
October 19 to 28, 2018
November 7 to 16, 2018
December 19 to 28, 2018
January 2 to 11, 2019
January 19 to 28, 2019 – only TWO saddle seats left!
February 2 to 11, 2019 – SOLD OUT
February 19 to 28, 2019
March 19 to 28, 2019
5-day Estancia ride: this ride is not scheduled and can be suited to individual date requirements. All accommodation subject to availability.
5 & 10 day Gaucho & Glacier rides: these rides are not scheduled and can be suited to individual’s date requirements (minimum 4 guests required).
Ride prices for 2018/19:
10-day Estancia Ride (10 days, 9 nights with 8 full days riding): $6,799 USD per person (2-3 riders), $6,299 USD per person (4-5 riders), $5,899 USD per person (6-8 riders). Single supplement is $990 USD.
5-day Estancia Ride (5 days, 4 nights with 3 full days riding and 1/2 day rides on days 1 and 5): $4,199 USD per person (2-3 riders), $3,799 USD per person (4-5 riders), $3,599 USD per person (6-8 riders). Single supplement is $460 USD.
10-day Gaucho & Glacier Ride (10 days, 9 nights with 8 full days riding): $4,999 USD per person (4-5 riders), $4,799 USD per person (6-7 riders), $4,399 USD per person (8-10 riders). Single supplement is $500 USD.
5-day Gaucho & Glacier Ride (5 days, 4 nights with 3 full days riding and 1/2 day rides on days 1 and 5): $3,299 USD per person (2 riders), $2,999 USD per person (3 riders), $2,699 USD per person (4-5 riders), $2,499 USD per person (6-10 riders). Single supplement is $275 USD.
*The prices include transfers to and from Puerto Natales, accommodation, meals and riding.
*The prices do not include international or domestic flights, or travel insurance.
*Prices may be subject to change.
Accepted payment is by credit card only. There is a 2% surcharge on all credit card payments. Since you’ll be paying in a foreign currency, in this case USD, we believe paying via credit card is the most cost effective and easiest option for you.
Why is the price quoted in US dollars?
With our overseas riding destinations (rides other than in Australia), the currency is dictated by our partner in that country. Therefore due to fluctuating exchange rates we have to quote in the same currency.
Transfers to and from Puerto Natales are included in the cost of your ride. You can arrive anytime on day one and can book departing flights anytime after breakfast on the final day. Please note, if you fly into Puerto Arenas there will be a bus fee.