Estancias Ride - Chile

Estancias Ride

5 star rating   14 January 2020

Sarah who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. A fabulous trip - highly recommend | Loved all the four horses that I rode, especially Tormento, who carried me through bogs, up and down hills through the forests and then cantered across the pampas and along stony tracks. They were all incredibly fit and surefooted especially when Amando said “did you see where the guanaco went, that’s where we are going”. The horses looked very well but some of the shoeing could have been better.

I couldn’t believe how the terrain changed every day which made it fun. Vicky (the ride operator) runs a very professional and efficient business and Amando was a first class guide. He is passionate and very knowledgeable about the countryside and wildlife and was excellent at telling us what we could expect each day.

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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The accommodation was as I expected, all clean and comfortable and very authentic. Cerro Guido had a lovely colonial feel to it. The food was delicious, plenty of fish as well as meat. Fun to try guanaco when we were in Peurto Natales which was rather like venison. The picnics were outstanding, fabulous soups and the highlight was the wild salmon, scrummy. Only complaint comes from my husband who would have liked some beer at lunchtime, more thirst quenching than wine.

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Abbie did a great job organizing our holiday, she booked us into a super hotel in Punta Areanas for a couple of days before the ride and also on a trip to visit the penguins which I would thoroughly recommend.

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I would thoroughly recommend this holiday to anybody who loves beautiful countryside and wildlife. The glaciers, white topped hills, azure blue lakes and open countryside are stunning. The light is fabulous and always changing. Our photographs don't do justice to the size of the place.