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Estancia Day Tour Puerto Natales

Feel like a real gaucho from Chilean Patagonia

(4 reviews)
Puerto Natales
1 day
Spanish and English
Starts: At 8:30 A.M. at MacLean Dock (Puerto Bories)
Ends: Around 4:00 P.M. at MacLean Dock (Puerto Bories)
Free cancellation!
Briefing

The Estancia Day Tour Puerto Natales is the ultimate tour for those who want to experience the life of an authentic local in the Chilean Patagonia, living what nature offers and surrounded by animals. On this tour, you will travel by boat to the Antonio Varas Peninsula, in front of Puerto Natales. We will choose an activity to do during the day, horseback riding or hiking. After the activity, you will enjoy a typical Patagonian meal: lamb "al palo" raised on the ranch itself or the vegetarian option. Finally, you will have a guided tour where you will learn all about sheep herding and their herding dogs.

Tour details

Included

  • Navigation to and from the Estancia
  • Guide
  • Typical Patagonian food (vegetarian option)
  • 1 activity to choose

Not included

  • Round trip transfer to and from the pier - Puerto Natales

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you’ll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 45 days in advance. Between 44 and 30 days before the tour start date, 50% of the total amount will be refunded. After this time, or if you don’t show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Estancia La Península

Pick up in Puerto Natales and boat 🚤

The Estancia Day Tour Puerto Natales starts at 9:00 a.m. at MacLean Pier in Puerto Bories. Below you will find information on how to get to the location.

After a 30-minute boat ride, we will arrive at the estancia, where a typical country breakfast awaits us.

Breakfast 🍵: Sopaipilla (fried bread) with jam accompanied by tea, coffee, or mate (typical infusion in Chile).

man next to boat at puerto natales dock

The activity of choice and lunch

After breakfast, we will choose the activity we want to do. You can choose between: 

🐎 Ride on the back of a horse on a route through the entire estancia area together with a horse expert and a guide. 

🥾 Take a hiking route through the mountains where you will learn about the flora and fauna of the area.

After finishing the activity, it is time to eat a typical and traditional Patagonian menu at the Estancia: organic lamb roasted on a spit, along with a good Chilean wine, salad, and homemade sauces. There is also the option of eating hake or the vegetarian option, consisting of pomegranate beans.

two travelers riding at estancia la peninsula

Sheepdogs and shearing of a sheep 🐑

After lunch, we will live like an authentic settler of the Peninsula. Life at the ranch revolves around the animals, we will see how the sheepdogs work in a demonstration of how they organize the flock of sheep. Afterward, we will learn how the sheep are sheared, as well as many curiosities about the world of sheep, the classification of wool, holistic management, and regenerative agriculture in coexistence with livestock.

group of sheep at estancia la peninsula

Visit the estancia and return

At the end of all the explanations about the sheep world, you will have a guided tour of all the facilities of the Estancia and we will visit a nearby viewpoint where we will appreciate the views of the Patagonian ecosystem. After this day of rural life in Patagonia, we will head back to our lodging in Puerto Natales, where you will arrive around 4:00 pm, thus ending our Estancia Day Tour Puerto Natales.

views of estancia la peninsula

What to bring to Estancia Day Tour Puerto Natales

  • Original passport (the same one you used to book the tour)
  • Waterproof shoes with thick soles
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat or rain poncho
  • Warm clothing

Where does the tour Estancia Day Tour Puerto Natales start

The Estancia La Peninsula tour starts at the Peninsula Pier in Puerto Bories (Puerto Natales). From Puerto Natales, on the road to Puerto Bories, just in Muelle KOCHIFAS (before the ascent) take the road to the left, the same entrance of the hotel SIMPLE PATAGONIA. Drive to the end of the road (500 mts) and you will find La Peninsula pier.

If you are traveling from Santiago de Chile the best option is to take a flight to Punta Arenas, and from there you can take a bus that in only 3:15 hours will take you to the bus station in Puerto Natales or hire a private transportation service with us.

If you are traveling from El Calafate (Argentina), there are buses that connect directly to Puerto Natales in a 5 hour trip or you can book a private service with us.

Estancia Day Tour Puerto Natales tour reviews with Howlanders

Stephanie
Our favorite part of our trip to the Patagonia! Absolutely a magical experience to spend a day with the Estancia La Peninsula family. Horseback ride was suitable for beginners but also super fun for those a little more experienced, gorgeous scenery and a great way to explore it. The lamb was the bes...
December 18, 2023
Traveled in couple
Age: 25 - 35
Ellen
absolutely worth it - the roast lamb was the best we’ve ever had, the horseback riding was easy for us beginners and the staff at the farm were so welcoming and friendly. the estancia itself is beautiful as well!
December 25, 2022
Tracy
Excellent day. All staff were very attentive to the groups needs and gave us a lot of information about Chilem the region and estancia life. Food and drinks were delicious and plentiful. Activities were excellent. Safety was a priority. Can say enough about this trip. Was well worth the more e...
November 19, 2022
Rodrigo
Amazing day, very nice and kind staff, good food, everything was great !!!
February 9, 2020

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