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Estancia Day Tour Puerto Natales
Feel like a real gaucho from Chilean Patagonia
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.
- Round trip transfer to and from the pier - Puerto Natales
- Navigation to and from the Estancia
- Typical Patagonian food (vegetarian option)
- 1 activity to choose
- Breakfast on the first day
- Dinner on the last day
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Puerto Natales - Estancias La Peninsula - Puerto Natales
Pick up in Puerto Natales and boat 🚤
The Estancia Day Tour Puerto Natales starts at 9:00 a.m. at La Peninsula 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).
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.
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.
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.
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
- Hat or cap
- 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.