Horseback riding and hiking through the wildest lands of northern Patagonia
In the Southern Aysen Region, between Chile and Argentina is located "Entrada Baker" as a frontier pass. This area formerly inhabited by the Tehuelche Indians and through which the first colonists enter the area to establish themselves along the Baker River. It is an area of pampas with very dry weather and intense clear blue skies, so typical of Patagonia.
During this horseback riding, we will enter through old trails and lead by experienced guides, into a mountain country, with beautiful forests, rivers and lakes: land of glaciers, sun and wind.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day 1 BALMACEDA - COCHRANE - ENTRADA BAKER
Reception at Balmaceda airport for the morning flight. Departure toward the south, on the Ruta Austral, going through the Cerro Castillo Reserve, the Murta river, Puerto Tranquilo, Puerto Bertrand, to finally arrive to Entrada Baker, on the Chile/Argentina border, from where the ride will start tomorrow. Picnic on the way. Dinner and camping.
Day 2 THE HORSE BACK RIDE STARTS - PUESTO CANOGA
Breakfast. Reception of the group: you will be handed all the necessary items for the ride and the whole trip will be explained to you. Departure toward La Leona dale, riding through steep gorges. Picnic on the way. After approximately 5 hours we will arrive to Puesto Canoga, where camp will be settling. Dinner and camping
Day 3 LEONA RIVER, LAGUNA MUCHACHO, LAGUNA JEINIMENI
Breakfast. After raising camp we will do a 2,5 hours ride following La Leona upriver, through a lenga and ñire forest, until we arrive to Laguna del Muchacho, where there is good fishing. After a picnic and an other 2,5 hours ride, we will arrive to Laguna Jeinimeni where camp will be settle. Dinner and camping.
Day 4 JEINIMENI NATIONAL RESERVE
Breakfast. Camp will not be moved today. We will stay in the area to do some hikes or ride to the source of Jeinimeini river or to the outflow of the lake. Good fishing.
Day 5 HERMOSO VALLEY AND VERDE LAKE
Breakfast. After raising camp we will continue our trip riding along the valley of the Jeinimeni Lake through steep uphill and downhill trails and with amazing views, until we arrive to Hermoso Valley with its beautiful Verde Lake. Picnic during the ride. Dinner and camping.
Day 6 AVILÉS DALE
Breakfast. Camp rising. We continue our ride, following a wooded trail through a rugged land, until we enter the Avilés Dale. Pic nic at noon. Dinner and camping.
Day 7 CHACABUCO VALLEY - ENTRADA BAKER, END OF OUR RIDE
Breakfast. Camp raising. Today's ride will take us downhill through large trails that will lead us to Chacabuco Valley. Picnic at noon to arrive later at our starting point in Entrada Baker. Good-bye dinner and Camping.
Day 8 ENTRADA BAKER
Breakfast. Very early in the morning departure toward the north to arrive to Balmaceda to catch the latest flight of the day. Picnic on the way.
 
2004-2005 COST PER PERSON
4 - 5 persons
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6 - 7 persons
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8 - 10 persons
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INCLUDED :

  • 7 nights camping (2 in shelters and 5 in tents)
  • All meals during the ride
  • Land transportation round trip Balmaceda-Balmaceda
  • Bilingual and expert local guides
  • Horses and riding accessories
  • Tents and inflatable mattress.

NOT INCLUDED :

  • Air ticket
  • Any type of insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips
  • Gratuities and personal extras as communications cost, laundry, meals, drinks and transportation out of the program and other personal items.

Participants:

Groups are limited to a minimum of 4 people and maximum of 8 people. Individual clients may apply our scheduled departures dates.

 

Degree of difficulty and physical conditions:

This horseback-ride is generally easy. Members are expected to be in good physical condition. No special abilities are needed although members should realize that rainy weather is normal for this region.


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