Estancia Mercedes, Chilean Patagonia, Chile

A one-week lifechanging Gaucho experience at a Patagonian Estancia!

 

Practical information:

Good to know before you go

Riding level

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 02 participant

Maximum 08 participants

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

Weight: 

Riders weight limit: 120 Kg

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

  • Both men and women BOOK this kind of lifechanging vacation.

  • Horses: Chilean Criollo.

  • Saddles: comfortable Patagonia saddles

  • 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 info.

  • Vaccinations: not required in the área where we ride (for other regions consult your physician).

  • Gateway: Fly in and out to Punta Arenas (Airport code: PUQ)

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

Comfort at the Estancia: Comfortable. 

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 6 guests. This being one double room /1 bed for a couple and another room with 4 bunk beds. Bathroom is separate. The house is built in cozy Patagonian country style and is always clean.

 

Are you alone?

Check with us if there is another person requesting this trip for the same travel period?! … Post on your multimedia that you are looking for a travel companion.
If you want we can also help you with post on our multimedia!

Weather in Southern Chilean Patagonia : 

Best period to visit Patagonia is from September to April

Because of its proximity to the Southern Ice Field and the Pacific Ocean, you can have all four seasons in one day, therefore, you must be prepared for everything. Wind is a major factor to determinate the climate. Wind sometimes reaching more than 100 mph. Summer temperature (December-March) is between 4C° minimum and maximum 15C° (can drop to freezing temperatures overnight), and sometimes reaching up to day temperatures of 25C° . During those months the days have 18 hours of light. September to November and January to March are generally a few degrees cooler. Be prepared for sun, snow, rain, fog and wind all in one single day.

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.

Safety: 

Chile is one of the safest countries in Latin-America, at the farm there is no need to worry at all! They also have satellite phone and radio station in case of emergency.

 

 

Language:

There will be NO Entre Orejas trip leader on this trip. So, you will be travelling alone or with your family or friend(s) to the Estancia. At the Estancia you will be welcomed by Sebastian and Grissel.
Sebastian speaks basic English and Grissel speaks it pretty well. Their native language is Spanish. But they both enjoy talking and learning English.

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

 

 

travel gear...

  •  Valid international passport

  • Travel Insurance

  • Pocket money (you can change EUR/£/USD in the airport)

  • A warm sweater

  • A warm jacket

  • Waterproof poncho or overall

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

  • Jodhpurs or jeans to ride with

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

  • A second pair of shoes for the evening

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

  • Swimsuit

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Warm hat – gloves – scarf/buff

  • Camera…

  • In case you smoke; cigarettes

 

TRAVEL insurance MANDATORY:

We request you take a travel Insurance. Ask your local insurance company or travel agent about it. You will not be allowed to participate at the “Entre Orejas” riding holiday program without having a Personal Travel & Medical Insurance. Your insurance details will be requested on arrival.

 

Trip Cancellation Insurance MANDATORY:
In order to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances interfering with your “Entre Orejas” vacation, we demand that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. You can use any travel insurance company you are comfortable with.

 

Release Agreement: 
The “Entre Orejas” guests are required to sign a release agreement at the time of check-in. This is mandatory and guests cannot participate in the tour without signing the release agreement (all moneys paid are non-refundable). Please feel free to read the release agreement prior to your arrival: please download the form here. Parents or legal guardians of minor children are required to sign the release agreement on their children’s behalf. Please direct all questions to the office.

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  • Currency: 

The Chilean currency is the Chilean Peso = $ . 

Cash dispensers can be found in all towns and cities. In the cities, you can pay with credit cards. (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express ). Normally you will need no money during your stay at the Estancia.

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

  • Mobile phone & Internet:: In towns and villages there is mobile phone coverage everywhere. During your stay at the farm/estancia there is almost no cellphone signal and NO internet.

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

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

  • Rules: We are not so much into rules, but we reserve the right to refuse service to any individual who jeopardizes the health, safety and welfare of any of our guests, staff, family & community members, animals & livestock, or who refuses to follow the rules we have established for your safety and welfare during your visit with us.

  • You are Visiting a Family. Respect the culture and customs that may be completely different from where you live. Respect and courtesy is free. A smile the most beautiful thing you can share.
     

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