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Live the life of a real Patagonian cowboy
Estancia Tercera Barranca
BlueGreen Adventures would like to introduce you to some exciting and authentic estancia-based riding experiences.

Live the life of a gaucho as you ride out with the elusive cowboys of the south into the garangantuan landscapes of Patagonia. Living on an estancia you will explore the landscape on horseback as you learn about the customs, the history, the people and the wildlife that make this region so special.

An estancia is a farm or ranch that raises either cattle or sheep. The entire area of Patagonia is essentially a number of estancias strung together between the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic ocean in the east. In fact, the Torres del Paine National Park was an estancia before it became a National Park.

We were the first company to offer estancia-based accommodation in the area with the introduction of our Estancia Ride where clients ride from ranch to ranch. In fact, we are very proud to have been instrumental in the development of some of the local estancias for tourism and are still the experts when it comes to this form of agritourism in the area.

BlueGreen Adventures is very pleased to advise on stays in any of the region's estancias - both in Chile and Argentina.

One of our favourites which is run by dear friends is Estancia Tercera Barranca owned and managed by Don Pepe Rajcevic and his family.

This lovely, intimate estancia is situated on the eastern perimeters of Torres del Paine details of which appear below. 

Estancia Tercera Barranca

Typical of the estancias of the area, Estancia Tercera is a working sheep ranch situated in an enviable position on the border of Torres del Paine. It offers fantastic views of the granite Towers and mountains of the Paine Massif. With land extending to 6,454 hectares it offers high quality accommodation in addition to its continuing work rearing sheep in the traditional way. It is situated a 30 minute drive to the Laguna Amarga Park entrance and approximately 130 km from Puerto Natales. There is no public transport to the Estancia.

If you are seeking something different this peaceful retreat in a uniquely Patagonian setting will expose you to life on one of the world's southern most ranches. Offering an intimate and personal experience you will be looked after by Juan and Carmen who are proud to share this, their home, with guests.

In addition to the accommodation offered in the cosy ranch house you can enjoy a night or two remote camping in a tranquil site nearby while observing the daily life of the baqueanos (the Chilean word for Gaucho). As part of the discreet development of this site, we have recently helped with installation of environmentally friendly bathrooms providing guests with a comfortable camping experience while also preserving the environment.

Camping at Puesto Tercera is a great option for families or small groups. A night or two here can be combined with either an estancia stay or any of the Torres del Paine trips detailed on our website. We can even arrange for horses to be delivered to your tent with a personal chef to cook for you. Ask for details!

We are pleased to offer two fully inclusive Estancia-based riding programmes based at Estancia Tercera where you can experience gaucho life for either 4 or 5 days. For more information on these new trips please click on the photo box to the right.

In addition to Estancia Tercera, we can organize stays at other estancias in the area. Across the border in Argentine, two of our favourites are Estancia Nibepo Aike and Estancia El Condor, both well located on the vast pampas of Argentina and both offering fully inclusive riding programmes and pack trips for all you keen cowboys and cowgirls out there.

With an easy overland journey between the two areas, it is possible to combine estancia stays across the region.

More details will be coming soon but if you would like more information, please contact us.
Patagonia Gaucho