Horses are an exotic specie; thats why Estancia El Cóndor restricts its quantity. Their footsteps may damage the paths and lands, if there is no regulation. That is the main reason to explore by foot some places of the estancia: to take care of the place and, off course, of the horses themselves. by visiting the estancia, you are part of the conservation project, so its important to accept the nature care rules.

Estancia El Cóndor have not rural production. Instead, produces Nature.

  • Code: AT33
  • Duration:Days  Nights 
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ITINERARY:

DAY 01: EL CALAFATE / EL CONDOR RANCH

Leave early in the morning from El Calafate along the Route 40 to the town of Three Lakes. By bending to the west, 120 km of gravel remember that we are in Patagonia.

The road runs along the south bank of the lake, through a landscape of steppe is transformed into mountains to go through the Maipù Penìnsula.

Lunch at the Rìo Grande. The baggage is in the room, just follow the essentials for the next two nights. Reached by car near the Penìnsula Anchor, where the horses wait us to start the path.

We will arrive at a beach and bottom poplar grove.

Quickly wood stove is turned on to prepare some mate in office.

Dinner and overnight at the Puesto La Nana.

 

DAY 02: LA NANA AND SURROUNDINGS

Sunrise in the puesto. The aroma toasted wakes up the group and prepare it to explore the area. The guide defines the intended destination for the day according to weather conditions. We may go further and reach the border, a milestone, another shelter.

According to state of the trail and the weather that day define the area to go.

The Penìnsula Mackenna, its lakes, its jagged coastline, its horizons, may be another destination to explore. During the day is expected to picnic, which each charge in their saddlebags. If the weather is bad, we will have to stay in place and wait for the wind drops. It is a way to experience the hard and raw Patagonia. It has many charms.

At night, again in the post, a dish of those typical for the occasion is savored.

Dinner and overnight at La Nana.

 

DAY 03: RETURN TO EL CONDOR RANCH

We left behind the landscape of Nana, the path runs along the slope, keeping the height and new perspectives on the landscape are becoming larger. It seems that it is impossible to see when the lake San Martin ends. The route stretches for about six hours, stop for picnic and observe various details on land of the height of the horses.

Native animal footprints, native flora, a natural world that has much to say.

In the afternoon we will arrive at the Estancia. Dinner and overnight at El Còndor.

 

DAY 04: HORSEBACK RIDING TO LAGUNA CORAZÒN

After breakfast, we begin a horseback riding through environments of all kinds. The climb begins.

We will cross the Còndor River and will allow us to see Lake San Martin and its islands. To look for the front also see ñire forests, lenga forests, beech forests, where we will enter to reach a clear to meet the Laguna Corazòn,  surrounded by forest and high walls.

After lunch, on the shores of lake we will return to Lake San Martin. A ride with all the sights and all colors.

Overnight in El Còndor.

 

DAY 05:  RETURN  TO EL CALAFATE

In the morning, we will relax. After lunch, it is the transfer back to El Calafate

** Prices per pax in double base in dolars

Private horseback riding - daily departures

Min: 02 pax – Max: 12 pax

Individual tour or Groupal tour

SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Transfer in/out to El Calafate
  • 2 nights in Puesto La Nana: sleeping in a single room on mattresses, there is a bathroom with shower available to the group.
  • 2 nights in the ranch based on double occupancy of the rooms.
  • 4 days of horseback riding or trekking activities.
  • Full board (without drinks)
  • Bilingual guide

 

MEALS: 04 LUNCHS, 04 DINNERS

 

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

  • National and international flights
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Drinks or beverages
  • Sleeping bag
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal and medical insurances
  • Optional tours
  • Services not detailed in itinerary

 

DIFFICULTY:

Moderated

Riders must have experience in horseback riding of at least 6 hours per day. Native horses bred in the area and used to the terrain.

 Children’s policy: Children can make the program as long as they are accompanied by an adult and state that they have experience in horseback riding several hours straight.