Horseback Riding Trips in Patagonia
Avellano Valley and the Lost Town
Our signature horse-packing trip, this adventure offers everything you’d imagine in Patagonia, representing the region of Aysén and its strong gaucho culture as you follow old horse and ox paths into the mountains.
Beginning just south of the town of Cerro Castillo, we travel into the forests and Andes, traveling the trails of weathered gauchos. We’ll spend the nights in established camps or “puestos”, feasting on traditional Patagonian asados (open-fire lamb barbeque) until reaching the abandoned mining town of Puerto Cristal. Here you’ll be welcomed by the owners of Turismo Puerto Cristal, where you’ll spend a night in their guest house and take a historical tour of the now ghost town, and a declared national monument. This is truly one of the most historical and traditional routes in this area of Aysén. Don’t miss it!
Dates available from December 1, 2023 through April 1, 2024
Level of Difficulty: Medium to High, experience riding is necessary.
Duration: 8 days and 7 nights (6 days on horseback)
Price: starting at $3,650.00 USD per person
Torres del Avellano
Part of our signature pack trip, the Torres del Avellano is becoming a trekking delight for off the beaten path enthousiasts and a world class destination for rock climbing.
On this trip we’ll take you to the base of the Avellano Torres, a highlight in Aysén only accessible by several days hike or by horse back. We will set base camp at one of our guides’ mountain huts, and then day ride to granite peaks where you’ll have a chance to explore on foot this untouched gem and its cobalt glacial lakes. The valleys are full of lush forests and pristine rivers with just a few rural families living nearby where they graze their animals in the summer pasturelands. This area is also currently under legislative review to become a protected wilderness area, in which our company and local community are working closely with the government and various NGOs to help make this happen! By participating on this trip, 5% of your trip is donated to the area to help preserve its biodiversity and local culture.
Level of Difficulty: Medium.
Duration:6 days, 5 nights, (4 days on horseback)
Price: $2,300 USD per person
Estancia La Maroma
This horse trip gives clients an excellent array of landscapes, from rolling pampas to vistas of Lake General Carrera, highlighting the sectors of Cerro Castillo and Puerto Ibanez, just an hour south of the Balmaceda/Coyhaique airport.
Level of Difficulty: Low
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights (3 days on horseback)
Price: starting at USD$2.575
The Pioneer Trail
For those searching for the ultimate horse expedition, look no further. A trip of a lifetime, this horse expedition is not to be missed. Follow the original trail from the town of Cochrane along the Argentinean border to the ultimate frontier town of Aysén, Villa O’Higgins.
Level of Difficulty: Very High, experience riding is required.
Duration: 14 days and 13 nights (9 days on horseback)
Price: starting at USD$4.500