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Horse Riding the Sierra Dorotea

The perfect combination of horseback riding, nature and adventure in Puerto Natales

  • two horses on the dorotea hill
  • two girls on two horses
  • horseback riding in dorotea hill
  • group horseback riding in patagonia
  • dorotea hill viewpoint
  • gaucho resting sitting on top of a stone
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Puerto Natales
1 day
Starts: From your accommodation in Puerto Natales
Ends: To your lodging in Puerto Natales 4 hours later
Free cancellation!

Discover the secrets of Patagonia on horseback with this half day tour. A 4 hour excursion of low difficulty that does not require previous riding experience.

The Horse Riding the Sierra Dorotea tour will takeyou to know the natural environment of the surroundings of Puerto Natales, in a special environment, with sincere and cheerful gauchos that will make you feel a part of Patagonia.

Tour details


  • Baqueano or horseback riding guide in Spanish
  • Semi-private transportation, seat insurance
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gaiter and Helmet
  • Safety talk.

Not included

  • Personal and medical expenses
  • Personal insurance

Important information

🚫 The minimum age for the tour is 12 years old. 

❌ This tour is not suitable for pregnant women.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Horse Riding the Sierra Dorotea

Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: Low

Pick-up in Puerto Natales

The guide will pick you up at your accommodation in Puerto Natales. The tour has two daily departures: morning and afternoon; and you will be informed of the exact departure time in your confirmation e-mail. It is important that you be at the door of your hotel at least 15 minutes before the indicated time.

You will board the minibus and head for the slopes of Cerro Dorotea, the natural boundary between Chile and Argentina. You will arrive there in just 15 minutes.

The safety talk and tour explanations are only in Spanish.

gaucho riding a horse patagonia

Horseback riding in the Cerro Dorotea

Upon arrival you will receive a safety briefing and instructions on how to enjoy the ride. Then you will be given your equipment: gaiters and helmet, and you will be ready to start riding.

The horseback ride will begin with a slight ascent up the eastern slope of the Cerro. You will reach a native forest, where for a moment we will get off the horse and approach on foot to the main viewpoint. A unique enclave from where you will be able to appreciate the city of Puerto Natales, the Almirante Montt Gulf, the Última Esperanza Fjord and a large part of the Patagonian steppe.

sierra dorotea viewpoint

Return to Puerto Natales

After a short rest, you will get back on the horse and we will start the descent by the same path to the minibus. Once in the foothills of Cerro Dorotea, we will say goodbye to our horse and our guide and we will get back on the minibus that will take us back to Puerto Natales.

rest during the horseback ride on dorotea hill

What to bring to Horse Riding the Sierra Dorotea

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof and hard-soled trekking shoes
  • Warm clothing

Where does the tour Horse Riding the Sierra Dorotea start

The Horse Riding the Sierra Dorotea tour starts in the city of Puerto Natales. If you are traveling from Santiago de Chile the best option is to take a flight to Punta Arenas. And from Punta Arenas take a bus to Puerto Natales (3:15 hours). If you are traveling from El Calafate (Argentina), there are buses that connect directly to Puerto Natales in a 5 hour trip.

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