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Riding in Chile Added adventure

from riding across the wide open plains of Torres del Paine National Park to the salt flats and extreme landscapes of the Atacama Desert

Chile offers some wonderful and varied riding, both fast and slower paced to suit experienced and novice riders. Stay in comfortable lodges or on a family run estancia - there is something for everyone.

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Itinerary summary


The 1,630 square kilometres of the Torres del Paine National Park offer spectularly scenic rides through lush green valleys and ancient beech forests, across wide open plains, and around turquoise coloured, iceberg-filled lakes. By staying in an authentic estancia or at a comfortable lodge ride out daily with local baqueanos (cowboys) and have the opportunity to see guanacos, ñandus (rhea - the South American ostrich) and, if you are lucky, pumas too.

The Atacama Desert

The Atacama is the driest, highest desert in the world, yet life flourishes in the oases formed by the streams that flow from the vast imposing heights of the Andes mountains. Exploring the extreme landscapes of mountains, volcanoes, salt flats, geysers, wetlands and hot springs on horseback, combined with visiting the local Atacameños to learn about their culture which dates back 10,000 years, is a unique experience. Stay in the village of San Pedro de Atacama in a comfortable lodge and ride out daily on Chilean criollo (and crosses between criollos and quarter horses), pure-breds and Arabians.

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Accommodation options

In the following section you will see our suggested options for possible accommodation.

Patagonia and Atacama - $500-900 per day

  • Estancia Cerro Guido image
    Estancia Cerro Guido - an authentic working shhep farm of 90,000 hectares, bordering Torres del Paine National Park. Ride around the estancia with Chiliean baqueanos (cowboys) and help with daily activities.
  • Explora Atacama image
    Explora Atacama - a first class hotel just outside the village of San Pedro de Atacama with an impressive stable yard and beautiful horses. Ride over sand dunes, to salt flats, hot springs, around volcanoes and to local villages on half and full day rides.
  • Explora Patagonia image
    Explora Patagonia - a first class hotel in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park with their own beautifully trained horses. Ride out daily across open plains, to the face of glaciers, around lakes and have the opportunity to see condors and wildlife.
  • Hosterķa Las Torres image
    Hosterķa Las Torres - a comfortable lodge in Torres del Paine National Park with a wide range of activities. Guided by gauchos, ride sure footed Chilean criollo cross horses over wide open plains, around lakes and to the face of glaciers.

As a fully bonded and very experienced Tour Operator, we can help you plan and book your perfect trip to Chile.


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