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Estancias - Chile
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Estancias Ride 10 days-9 nights

5 star rating   6 January 2019

It is difficult to give a single rating regarding the horses given that we ride different horses (from the different estancias/gauchos) during the ride. My last horse at Cerro Guido (Zorzal) was wonderful, and luckily I had him for the last 3 days. My horse at Tercera Barranca was good too - I would easily have done another day on him. The horses the first day were ok but not the greatest ever. The horses for the 3 days around Serrano were not the most enjoyable to ride; a few were better than others, but generally they were all extremely hard to move. The good thing is that they are totally bomb proof, but having to push and hit to move for 3 days was not the most enjoyable riding.

The riding was great. Good mix of paces, great trails, varied terrain.

The tack was great with all horses and Vicky's added tack was wonderful - great saddlebags, waterproof bag (which we didn't actually need since it didn't rain!), full length chaps for those who wanted. I was glad for my laces that I had brought with me, to tie my jacket at the back of the saddle.


Estancias - Chile
Experience Level

Estancias Ride 10 days-9 nights

5 star rating   7 November 2018

This ride more than met my expectations. The scenery is simply breath-taking. It has been cleverly thought out so each day has it's own character.
I loved the two boat trips, the first gave us an opportunity to see the effects of glaciation as we sailed up the fjord passing sea lions perched in caves, waterfalls, with condors and terns overhead. The second is optional but I was glad I did it. The boat takes you to each of the three glacier faces and amazingly blue icebergs float past you.
Especially on the two long days you really appreciate your surefooted mounts and I could only marvel as my horse nimbly climbed the mountain getting above the snowline at the last estancia, to be rewarded by sensational views.
I was pleasantly surprised by the saddles, all new (at Tercera Barranca) and the sheepskins made them very comfortable.


Estancias - Chile
Experience Level

Estancias Ride 10 days-9 nights

5 star rating   9 April 2018

The horses were incredibly fit and surefooted which you really did appreciate on the terrain out there. They were all impeccably behaved and responsive. You definitely need to be riding fit for this ride - all the days are pretty long and tough.

(ITS NOTE: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip to the amazing Torres del Paine).


Estancias - Chile
Experience Level

Estancias Ride 10 days-9 nights

5 star rating   3 April 2018

Wanted to go to Patagonia for 40 years, so finally made it! Everything about the ride, location, accommodation and most importantly the horses were beyond my expectations, and I have been on many horse riding adventures. Vicky the local agent was super efficient, patient and accommodating. My trip was combined with an 8 day cruise following Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle into Terra de Fuego, and a few days in Santiago......all of which were totally worth doing. Highly recommended.
(ITS NOTE: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your adventure in Chile. It was an absolute pleasure to arrange your riding holiday, cruise and time in Santiago).


Estancias - Chile
Experience Level

Estancias Ride 10 days-9 nights

5 star rating   15 March 2018

Phil and I both rode 6 horses out of 5 estancias. All the horses were great. If they appeared tired, gauchos had already anticipated this and changed horses for the next days ride.
All of our transfers worked beautifully - thank you!
(ITS NOTE: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip to Chile).


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