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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 2019/20:
10-day Estancia ride:
October 20 to 29, 2019
November 8 to 17, 2019
December 1 to 10, 2019
January 5 to 14, 2020
January 19 to 28, 2020
February 2 to 11, 2020
February 19 to 28, 2020
March 4 to 13, 2020
5-day Estancia ride: this ride is not scheduled and can be suited to individual date requirements. All accommodation subject to availability.
Ride prices for 2019/20:
10-day Estancia Ride (10 days, 9 nights with 8 full days riding): $6,999 USD per person (2-3 riders), $6,499 USD per person (4-5 riders), $5,999 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 $490 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.
10-day Estancia Ride:
Transfers to/from Punta Arenas airport or hotel to Puerto Natales (where the ride starts) are included in the ride price. Please ensure you are ready for collection at 3pm on day 1. And departing flights can be booked anytime after 2pm on the final day.
5-day Estancia Ride:
Transfers are NOT included. All guests will need to meet in the cafe Spacio Kau in Puerto Natales for the trip briefing mid- morning on day 1. You can depart after 5pm on the last day.