Estancia La Península is one of the most beautiful ranches in Patagonia thanks to its incredible surrounding nature. It is only accessible by boat, which makes the ranch an undisturbed and peaceful place for both visitors and animals. By having both the sea and the land we have a great diversity of the nature, vegetation and animals. You will experience and learn about life at a Patagonian ranch: how we train our sheepdogs, how we shear the sheep and get to know about the whole process, how we quality test the wool and see the end product. Furthermore you will try a delicious Patagonian lamb barbeque made the traditional way with traditional side dishes. We invite you to come here and enjoy our beautiful nature and be part of our vision: to get one of the best experiences during your time in Patagonia.
Activities you can enjoy at the ranch:
Horseback riding: Our peaceful white Criollo horses, a Patagonian breed, will carry you safely through our surrounding area to explore of our different vegetation like la pampa, the lenga forest and along the coastline of canal Señoret. Each place you will observe the variety of wildlife we have. The highlight of the tour is getting to the lookout to see the glacier Balmaceda and the shift of colors in the water. Afterwards we pass by an important historical site of the native Kawesqars before heading back along the coast to observe birds.
Four-wheel drive: From the ranch we go to the top of the hill Cerro Ballena. During the first part of the route we will cross a typical ñirre forest where a great variety of birds and rabbits live. Then we pass another type of forest where coique and cinnamon abound and the creeping plant chaura dominates the environment. Here we have the first stop where you can see the Ballena River. We continue to the top of the hill where you will get an amazing 360-degree view of the fjords and the mountain range.
Guided walk and bird watching: We are walking along the coast where we will observe the diversity of wildlife we have here like the flamingo, swans and eagles among others. On the way to the viewpoint of glacier Balmaceda the guide will explain about flore, fauna and history about this area.
Relaxing time at the ranch: If you just want to relax, read some books or hang around the area this is another opportunity. Maybe you want to walk around and take photos of our beautiful ranch, the animals or the birds.
|Pick-up at hotel and transfer to Puerto Natales dock.|
|09:00 AM||Departure from Puerto Natales in the sailboat Resi.|
|09:40 AM||Arrival at the mole at estancia La Península. Welcome greetings at the house, tea or coffee and preparation for activities.|
|10:15 AM||Introduction to safety and basic explanation of activities.|
|10:30 AM||Activities: horseback riding, four-wheel tour, trekking.|
|1:00 PM||Lunch: Patagonian Lamb barbacue (vegetarian option).|
Demonstration of sheepdogs with explanation of the breed and the necessary commands to make them work with the sheep.
Demonstration of the shearing with explanation of the process of extraction of wool and how to get the raw material to the final product.
|3:00 PM||Free time to explore and enjoy the estancia.|
|3:30 PM||Departure from Estancia La Península|
|4:00 PM||Arrival to Puerto Natales y transfer to hotel.|
Note: this itinerary is aproximated and depends on the characteristics and needs of each group and the climatic conditions.
October 2019 - April 2020
Price per person
$155.000 - USD 240
Closed from May to September 2020
* Minimum 1 passenger, maximum 14.