Pekin Guerrero - Pioneer in Torres del Paine - Gueikie Glacier  


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  3-Day Horseback Riding Trip to Glacier Gueikie Plus Glacier Navigation

Río Nutria

Day 1

At 10:00 in the morning, we meet at Torres del Paine National Park Administration, where we take a short transfer to the home of the Astorga Family, baqueano pioneers of the Serrano area.
During the horseback ride, we will observe a wide variety of local birds and admire the scenic postcard-perfect views of the Paine Massif. We wade through Rivers Otter and Brush, which threaten to get our feet wet, with their depth in the summer.
We also have the opportunity to visit the lookout point of the Tyndall Glacier and Southern Patagonian Ice Field. This is an excellent place to understand the geographic importance of Estancia Anita, because it has the best access to Gueikie Lake and Glacier.
The estancia belongs the Guerrero Family, owners of this unique Chilean land located between two national parks: Bernardo O'Higgins and Torres del Paine. Once we reach the estancia, we leave the horses and cross the river in a semi-rigid boat to the opposite bank, where we spend our first night. Accommodation is in simple huts with an outdoor bathroom, no showers.


Lago Gueikie

Day 2

Early in the morning, the horses will be ready and waiting for us to ride to Lake Gueikie. Because of its geographic isolation, the Gueikie Glacier is still a real secret to many, not to mention being one of the most beautiful in the region. We will visit the three most impressive lookout points, with plenty of time to take memorable photos.
At Lake Gueikie, we will seek out the perfect lunch spot on the beach, beside huge icebergs. After lunch we can ride beside the icebergs, snapping some of the most excellent, unique photos of Patagonia. This is undoubtedly one of the best excursions in the region, due to the impressive glacial landscape and the feeling that we are the only humans in this isolated corner of Torres del Paine National Park.
When we return to the estancia along the Serrano River, we will enjoy an excellent asado dinner (barbecue beef, typical of the region) with the Guerrero Family. Accommodation is in simple huts with an outdoor bathroom, no showers.


Fiordo Ultima Esperanza - Glaciar Balmaceda

Day 3

In the morning after a good breakfast we continue sailing down the Serrano River. We stop at Hostería Monte Balmaceda for a hot drink, and then we continue to the Serrano Glacier, gateway to Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks, one of the biggest parks in Chile. Here we walk to the viewpoint of the Serrano Glacier, where we hopefully observe ice blocks calving and splashing into the lagoon below.
We return to the port by 13:15 hours, where we board the 21 de Mayo boat and begin to navigate through the Última Esperanza Fjord en route to Puerto Natales. During this voyage we will observe the Balmaceda Glacier, which pours into the sea from the summit of Mount Balmaceda.
In the middle of the fjord we stop for 1.5 hours for a Patagonian lamb barbecue at Estancia Perales. We then continue sailing through the fjord, arriving to Puerto Natales around 16:00 hrs. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

Start: Administration NP (CONAF)
End: Puerto Natales
Difficulty: Medium
Season: October-April
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More options

It is possible to start and finish this program in Puerto Natales or from another point in Torres del Paine National Park. (Additional costs apply.)

Kayak: On day 1, you can change the horseback ride along the Serrano River to an excursion in kayak. (The leg from the Serrano sector to Estancia Anita). No previous kayak experience is necessary. Paddle time is approximately 4 hours. (No additional charge.)

Serrano River Navigation: On days 1 and 3, you can change the horseback ride to a navigation on the Serrano River. This is for those who do not wish to ride three full days. (No additional charge.)

Extensions: On day 3, you can extend the horseback ride to 8 hours, including a visit to Lago Brush. (No additional cost).

This program can be extended by one or more days, by adding a fishing program at Lago Brush and a horseback ride to Glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano.


It is not necessary to have horseback riding experience. Your guide takes the time necessary to ensure that you learn all the most important technical aspects of riding, all the basic security measures, the local riding style and how to stay comfortable.
During the ride there is an area that is difficult to cross on horseback. For your security, we will dismount and walk for about 30-40 minutes (round trip, so we will have to do this twice). According to the weather and humidity, the ground may be soft. This walk is of medium difficulty, and a basic level of fitness is necessary.


The water supply comes from rivers and lakes in the areas we visit. In this area of Patagonia, the water is pure and you can drink it without problems. The guide carries a filter and chlorine tablets for those who wish to purify the water.

Accommodation is basic, with no sanitary facilities. There is an outdoor bathroom, typical of what you may find in the wilderness.

Climate and Temperature

Patagonia is known for its changeable weather and high winds. Even the summers can be very cool and rainy. Appropriately warm clothing and equipment are required.

Strong and impervious footwear
Warm clothes
Rain jacket
Rain pants
Cap or wool hat
Sunglasses (optional)
Transfer from Torres del Paine Administration to the Serrano sector.
Bilingual guide (Spanish / English ), with WFR training, VHF radio and first aid kit.
Day 1: Horseback ride from the Serrano sector to Estancia Anita (approximately 4-5 hours).
Day 2: Horseback ride from Estancia Anita to Gueikie Glacier and back to Estancia Anita (approximately 7-8 hours).
A horse to carry equipment.
One-way navigation on the Serrano river: Estancia Anita to Puerto Toro.
2 nights lodging in a simple cabin (outdoor bathrooms, without showers).
Individual equipment: gaiters and helmet.
Navigation to Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers.
Asado (typical Chilean barbecue) at Estancia Perales (drinks not included).
Sleeping bag.
Food service: All included, four meal services a day (breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner).
Drinks: mineral water, juice, coffee, tea, Pisco sour with ancient glacial ice.
Transfer from Puerto Bories to Puerto Natales.
Accident insurance.
DVD with photographs of the excursion.
Not included
Entrance fees for Torres del Paine National Park.

Groups have a maximum of 6 persons.
It is possible to exceed this maximum for tour operator or family groups.

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