Rumbo Patagon Adventure Activities
Jake Crawford August 29, 2023
When planning your adventures, know that the activities can be as rigorous or as mild as one wants. The less physical venues will include driving tours of the park with short walks to special vistas, a lake catamaran tour, as well as birding, photo touring, and cultural tours. For hikers there are endless options including an iconic hike to the base of the Towers in Torres del Paine National Park. Horseback riding and special early morning tours in which guests try and see pumas are also available.
Here is a sample itinerary for a week of adventure activities at Rumbo Patagon:
- Day One: Experience the beauty of southern Patagonia by horseback
- Day Two: Explore Patagonia’s natural marvels
- Day Three: Hike to base of Torres del Paine National Park
- Day Four: Navigate to awe inspiring glaciers
- Day Five: Immerse yourself in the charm of Puerto Natales
- Day Six: Explore the local history at the Singular Hotel Museum
Experience the beauty of southern Patagonia by horseback
Explore the region's natural wonders while immersing yourself in its rich history and culture. Choose from two incredible options, each promising a unique and unforgettable experience.
Pingo Salvaje: Half-Day Adventure
Discover the rustic charm of Estancia Lago Sofia, owned by Tamara Mac Leod and Jose Antonio Kusanovic, descendants of Croatian and Scottish settlers. This 6,000-hectare ranch is dedicated to cattle and sheep farming and is a true testament to the region's heritage.
Embark on a 25-minute journey from the lodge at Puerto Bories to reach Estancia Lago Sofia. The ride offers breathtaking views and a chance to connect with the region's vast landscapes. With low to intermediate difficulty, the trail is perfect for riders of varying skill levels.
Your horseback journey will last for approximately 3 hours, covering a distance of 10 kilometers. Marvel at the open fields, enjoy the serenity of the ride, and soak in the pure Patagonian air. After the ride, return to the lodge for a delicious lunch, followed by a leisurely afternoon to rest or explore the nearby town.
Estancia Lazo: Full-Day Expedition
For an extended adventure, opt for the Estancia Lazo experience, which unfolds against the magnificent backdrop of Torres del Paine National Park. This vast 12,000-hectare ranch is dedicated to cattle raising and promises an immersive day of exploration.
Embark on a 1 hour and 15-minute journey from Puerto Natales (100km) to reach Estancia Lazo. The ride itself, ranging from 2 to 5 hours, covers a distance of 10 to 15 kilometers. The terrain is suitable for riders of low to intermediate skill levels.
What makes this journey truly exceptional is the opportunity for fishing enthusiasts to join in. Bring along your fishing gear and try your luck in the Estancia's pristine lake and creek. Share your stories during a communal lunch featuring a delectable Lamb Barbecue, a true Patagonian culinary delight.
As the day draws to a close, return to the lodge to unwind. Enjoy cocktails as you reminisce about your day, followed by a satisfying dinner that captures the essence of Patagonian flavors.
Whichever adventure you choose, our horseback riding experiences promise a harmonious blend of exploration, nature, and culture. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime as you traverse the stunning landscapes of Patagonia.
Explore Patagonia’s natural marvels with condor watching and Milodon Cave
Embark on an exhilarating journey through the rugged beauty of Patagonia's landscapes with our trekking adventures. Choose from two captivating options that promise to bring you closer to nature's splendor, each offering a unique perspective on this breathtaking region.
Condor Watching and Milodon Cave: Half-Day Exploration
Experience the thrill of trekking along the cliffs of Laguna Sofia, where you can observe the grandeur of the world's largest flying birds - the condors. A mere 25 minutes away from the lodge in Puerto Bories, this intermediate-level trek offers a walking time of approximately 1.5 hours to the viewpoint, with a 40-minute return journey.
As you ascend, be prepared to be captivated by the stunning fjords and mountains that grace the landscape near Laguna Sofia. On the way back from the condor viewing trek, a remarkable experience awaits you at the Milodon Cave. Discover the remnants of a 2.5-meter sloth that roamed Patagonia 10,000 years ago, within the impressive crevice of Benitez Hill.
Return to the lodge after your adventures for a delicious lunch and enjoy a leisurely afternoon to rest or take a leisurely stroll around the lodge.
Base Torre's National Park Hike: Full-Day Expedition
Set out on a full-day adventure that takes you up close and personal with the awe-inspiring Torres del Paine. Depart from the lodge at 7:00 a.m., arriving at the park's entrance at Laguna Amarga by 9:00 a.m. The journey covers a driving distance of 180 km.
This moderate-to-high difficulty hike spans a distance of 23 kilometers round trip, with a trekking time of approximately 6 hours. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the park as you venture through this iconic trail, and relish the included lunch amidst this stunning backdrop. A backpack is recommended for this experience.
Return to the lodge around 7:00 p.m. for a delightful cocktail and dinner, cherishing the memories of an invigorating day.
Full Day "Torres del Paine": Traverse the Routes of Torres del Paine National Park
Embark on a full-day journey through the renowned Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Eight Wonders of the world. Set out from the lodge at 7:00 a.m., beginning with a stop at the Lago Sarmiento viewpoint, offering a panoramic vista of the park's largest lake.
Arrive at the Laguna Amarga park gate, where the iconic towers of Paine stand tall against the horizon. Continue your adventure with a walk to Salto Grande waterfall at Lago Nordenskjold, followed by a lunch stop chosen for the group's convenience. Capture breathtaking views at Mirador Explora and the Lago Grey viewpoint, where icebergs drift from the Grey Glacier, a spectacle of the southern Patagonian ice fields.
Return to the lodge by 6:00-7:00 p.m., where cocktails and dinner await, offering the perfect end to a day of awe-inspiring exploration.
Immerse yourself in the magnificence of Patagonia's landscapes and heritage through these treks, each designed to create unforgettable memories of this pristine paradise.
Discover Glacial Wonders on Epic Navigation Tours
Get ready to embark on unparalleled navigation experiences, revealing the astonishing beauty of Patagonia's glaciers and landscapes. Choose from two captivating full-day options, each promising an unforgettable encounter with nature's frozen marvels.
Balmaceda & Serrano Glacier in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park
Begin your day of exploration with a boat trip aboard a Catamaran, departing from Puerto Bories near the lodge at 9:00 am. Sail through the Ultima Esperanza fjord, treating your eyes to cascading waterfalls, idyllic cattle ranches, and the vibrant birdlife that calls Patagonia home.
For approximately 3 hours, cruise through the pristine waters, marveling at the majestic Balmaceda Glacier from the comfort of the boat. Arriving at Puerto Toro, take a short forest walk to reach the vantage point of the awe-inspiring Serrano Glacier. Immerse yourself in this glacial wonderland and capture memories that will last a lifetime.
Lunchtime invites you to Estancia Perales, where a delectable Lamb Barbecue awaits. Indulge in the flavors of Patagonia against a breathtaking backdrop. As the day draws to a close, return to Puerto Bories around 5:30 pm, where an evening of cocktails and a delicious dinner at the lodge awaits.
Grey Glacier Navigation: A Journey through Pristine Ice
Set the tone for an enchanting day as you depart the lodge at 7:30 am. Your journey takes you to the Rio Serrano park entrance, where the adventure unfolds. Check-in at 9:00 am at Hotel Lago Grey before embarking on an extraordinary voyage.
Board the Grey III boat for a three-hour expedition that will immerse you in the captivating landscape of icebergs, lush vegetation, and towering mountains. As you cruise through these crystalline waters, absorb the magnitude of Grey Glacier's beauty, feeling the echoes of history etched into its icy expanse.
Lunch is a special affair, served onboard by our knowledgeable private guide from the lodge. Savor a meal crafted to perfection while surrounded by the glacial grandeur of Grey Glacier.
Return to the lodge around 5:30 pm, where cocktails and a sumptuous dinner await, providing the perfect end to a day filled with wonder and exploration.
Choose your navigation adventure and set sail into the heart of Patagonia's frozen wonders, creating memories that will forever be etched in your soul.
Immerse Yourself in the Charm of Puerto Natales: Half-Day City Tour
Embark on a delightful journey to uncover the hidden treasures of Puerto Natales, a town brimming with culture, history, and scenic beauty. Spend a half-day embracing the local lifestyle, shopping for souvenirs, and savoring the town's unique flavors. Your unforgettable exploration awaits.
Day to Enjoy the Town
Begin your day with a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of Puerto Natales. Experience the town's warm atmosphere as you interact with locals, learn about their way of life, and soak in the cultural richness that defines this enchanting place.
Shopping for Souvenirs
No trip is complete without a piece of Puerto Natales to take home. Explore the local markets and boutiques, offering an array of handicrafts, textiles, and mementos that capture the spirit of Patagonia. Find the perfect keepsake to forever remind you of your journey.
Walking Along the Costanera (Waterfront)
Marvel at the breathtaking vistas as you take a leisurely stroll along the costanera, the town's picturesque waterfront. Gaze upon the serene waters, framed by the majestic mountains and a sky that seems to stretch forever. This tranquil setting is the perfect backdrop for reflection and relaxation.
Lunch in Town
Indulge in the flavors of Puerto Natales with a delectable lunch in one of the town's charming eateries. Savor local dishes crafted with care, and allow your taste buds to take a journey through the region's culinary traditions.
Gin Tasting at Last Hope Distillery
As the afternoon sun begins to wane, prepare for a unique experience at 17:30. Visit the renowned Last Hope Distillery for an exquisite gin tasting session. Delve into the world of craft spirits and learn about the artistry behind each blend. Immerse yourself in the flavors and stories that make this distillery a true gem.
As your half-day city tour draws to a close, reflect on the memories you've created, the sights you've seen, and the flavors you've savored. Return to the lodge with a heart full of experiences and stories to share, ready to savor a relaxing evening and recount the day's adventures.
Step into History: Explore the Singular Hotel Museum
Embark on a captivating journey to the Singular Hotel Museum, a half-day experience that promises to transport you through time. Discover the heritage of the century-old cold storage Frigorifico Bories, a true marvel declared a National Heritage in 1996. Depending on availability, this adventure offers a unique glimpse into the past.
Walking Distance from the Lodge
Begin your day with a leisurely walk from the lodge, enjoying the crisp Patagonian air and the picturesque landscapes that surround you. The short journey to the Singular Hotel Museum sets the tone for the historical immersion that awaits.
A Glimpse into the Past: The Cold Storage Frigorifico Bories
As you arrive at the museum, be prepared to step back in time. Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of the century-old cold storage Frigorifico Bories, a place that played a crucial role in the region's history. Declared a National Heritage in 1996, this architectural marvel stands as a testament to the industrial legacy of the area.
Tour of the Museum and Lunch at the Restaurant
Embark on a guided tour that unveils the layers of history within the museum's walls. Learn about the processes, stories, and people that shaped the Frigorifico Bories and contributed to its significance. Your journey through time will be both enlightening and awe-inspiring.
After the museum tour, indulge in a leisurely lunch at the hotel's restaurant. While lunch is not included and will be paid by the guest, the culinary experience is sure to be a delight, reflecting the flavors of the region and complementing the historical journey you've undertaken.
The opportunity to immerse yourself in this captivating museum experience and enjoy its culinary offerings depends on the day's availability.
As you conclude your visit to the Singular Hotel Museum, you'll carry with you a deeper understanding of the region's history and a sense of connection to the past. Return to the lodge with a heart enriched by the stories and heritage you've encountered, ready to share your newfound knowledge and experiences with fellow travelers.
Please note that several of these experiences are subject to availability and it is best to know in advance if there are activities that you would like to experience to make sure they can secure your spaces.
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