Estancia Mercedes,Chile Patagonia,  Lati

Estancia Mercedes, Patagonia Chile

A one-week life-changing Gaucho experience at a Patagonian Estancia!

Overview

Estancia Mercedes is not a boutique hotel, not a dude ranch, but an authentic Patagonian Farm.

 

Sebastian and Grisel are a young couple who live on the ranch with their parents, brother, and sister. You will be considered as a new family member, have dinner at the same dinner table, you will bake bread with them, and share a bottle of nice Chilean wine with them before going to bed.

The family home has two open rooms that can lodge up to 10 guests. One room has a double bed, and the other room has four bunk beds. The bathroom is separate. The cozy house was built in a Patagonian country style and is always clean.

Duration

8 Days - 7 Nights

Riding & Ranch Activities days

6 Days

Group Size

02 - 10 Riders

Riding level

Medium

From:

$3100,00

trip highlights:

  • Lodging located 1 hour from the city of Puerto Natales, in an area called Peninsula Antonio Varas, a pristine place with large forests and spectacular views of the Last Hope Fjord.

  • To reach here, you must take a Ferry, it only takes 7 minutes, during which you will be able to enjoy the amazing view of the Monte Balmaceda Glacier.

  • Old house dating from 1916, which offers two rooms with private bathroom, to receive guests who want to experience the tranquility or beachfront and share with a typical Patagonian family.

  • Most of the products come from the farm and are organic. The farm has a vegetable garden, hens that give us fresh eggs, our milk, beef without chemicals, pure waters from our mountain range, homemade jams, artisan beer among other things.

  • The Antonio Varas Peninsula is a place that is near the city of Puerto Natales, but despite this, it is a pristine place. Here you can only find cattle ranches that have large extensions of land. The views are beautiful, as you can see forests, sea, rivers, flora, birds, panoramic views.

 
 

itinerary

day 1: Puerto Natales – Estancia Mercedes

day 2 to day 7: Estancia Mercedes

Full day activities of your choice:
Horse riding, trail riding, or herding cattle/sheep on horseback
Farm activities
Hiking on foot
Fishing trout, salmon, sea bass…
You decide what you prefer to do. Proposals will also be made according to the activities of the day.
There is NO internet on the farm!
All meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the farm. 
Accommodation at the farm. 

day 8 : Estancia Mercedes – Puerto Natales

Download the full program in PDF, by clicking here

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions. The final route is always left up to the discretion of the trip leader in the field.

 

Prices & dates 2022:

8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding & ranch activities
Price 3.100 USD p.p.**

 

Travel date: A la Carte > Choose your own travel date!
The Best Period to visit southern Patagonia is from
September to April. 

** Prices are linked to the Chilean Peso, in case of strong exchange rate fluctuations, the price can be adjusted up to 3 weeks before departure.

** if you are alone, post on your social media that you are looking for a travel companion or check with us if there is another person requesting for the same travel period.

when you book with us

First, you just must to...

Click on the date more convenient for you, and fill the form (that will appear) with all the information that we required.

Then, we are going to...

Check the availability, and send you a Budget with all the details about your trip, and the process to do the payment. 

Once we receive your payment...

We will send you an invoice to confirm your booking.

Included:

  • Accommodation: night 6 nights at the farm/estancia. Estancia Mercedes is not a boutique hotel, not a dude ranch, but an authentic farm without fringes. The family house has 2 spare rooms where they can accommodate 10 guests. This being one double room/1 bed for a couple and another room with 4 bunk beds. 2 bathrooms. The house is built in a cozy Patagonian country style and is always clean. 

  • Meals: full board. (From dinner first day to breakfast last day) 

  • Drinks: fruit juices, wine, and beer is included during the meals. If you want soft drinks like Coca-Cola, Fanta/the unhealthy stuff, then please inform us in advance so we can provide this for you.  

  • All farm activities:  for riders and non-riders, including fishing, hiking, Kayaking. 

  • Transfer: From Puerto Natales by boat and car to Estancia Mercedes on day 1 and vice versa on day 8.

not included:

  • Travel Insurance and Trip Cancellation Insurance are Mandatory: ask your local insurance company or travel agent about it. You will not be allowed to participate in this riding holiday without having both of these personal travel insurance. 

  • Flight: international and local flights are not included. Gateway is Punta Arenas (PUQ)  ​  

  • Road trip from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (many buses/cheap)  

  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks at other times than lunch and dinner.

  • Personal expenses 

  • Tips: (optional)

  • Booking Sales Tax: USD 33,00 per person per payment

 

travel information

 Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

travel documentation

  • International Passport:  Required for most foreigners (still 6 months valid)

  • Visa:  most European and Latin American citizens do not need a visa to travel to Chile. Contact the Chilean Embassy in your country for more information. 

  • Travel Insurance is mandatory.

  • Trip Cancelation Insurance, mandatory.

  • International and local flights tickets. Gateway is Punta Arenas ( PUQ ) 

  • Vaccinations: not mandatory but recommended (consult your physician)

  • Luggage: the maximum allowable weight of your luggage depends from airline to airline. Check with the airline or travel agent how many kilograms and pieces of luggage you can take. Your personal luggage is transported during the trek to the various stopovers.

general information, country

  • Currency: the Chilean currency is the Chilean Peso = $

  • Health: Chile is a safe country in terms of health. You can easily eat and drink anything without being stomach bothered. Eating raw vegetables, salads and ice-creams is no problem. There are no vaccinations required for Chile.

  • Language: Spanish is the official language in Chile, but do not worry our guide speaks  6 languages and will help and translate with pleasure where needed.

  • Safety: Chile is one of the safest countries in Latin-America, on the trail ride there is no need to worry at all!

  • The Electricity and plugs: http://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/chile/

  • General information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile

  • Time: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ 

 riding, general information

  • Horses: Chilean Criollo..

  • Saddles: comfortable Patagonia saddles.

  • Guides: professional and multilingual guides

  • Comfort: basic during the camping & comfortable at the guesthouses.

  • Riding level: MEDIUM Suitable for intermediate to experienced riders. You should be confident on a horse at all paces. You can also go as a non-rider and enjoy the other non-riding farm activities, Or you might want to give the horse riding a try – easy going.

  • Group Size: Minimum 2 participants and Maximum  10 participants,

  • Riders weight limit: 120 Kg

  • Age: minimum age is 12 years, only allowed if accompanied by an adult.

  • Both men and women BOOK this kind of life-changing vacation.

  • Fishing:  fishing equipment is available on site. if desired, you can of course also bring your own fishing equipment.

travel gear

  • A warm sweater 

  • A warm jacket 

  • Waterproof poncho or overall

  • 4 or 5 T-shirts and a minimum of 2 shirts with long sleeves.

  • Jodhpurs or jeans to ride with 

  • Riding shoes or boots/riding shoes with mini-chaps or long chaps

  • The second pair of shoes for the evening

  • Comfortable clothing + a Hat to protect you from the sun

  • One towel

  • Swimsuit 

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Water canteen 

  • Warm hat – gloves – scarf/buff

  • Camera…

Booking Conditions & Cancellation Policies

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Estancia Mercedes,Chile Patagonia,  Lati