El Jimmy´s Patagonia

summary
Dates
November to March
Location
Provincia Santa Cruz, Argentina
Duration
7 nights
Level
Intermediate riders, suited to those who enjoy outdoors.
Size
Minimum of 2 people
Cost
Contact us for details

(incl. transfers to and from Calafate, horseman guide, horses, pack horses, full board)

This safari travels through proper Patagonian country!

The main estancia house where you stay at the beginning and end of the riding safari is in a fantastic setting. Roaring log fires, traditional argentine country style.

Jimmy Radboone was an Englishman of great character who settled in a beautiful remote lakeside pasture called La Nana with his Telhuelche Indian wife. He lived there as an english fugitive with his wife, whom he won in a horse race, fell in love with and had 5 children. It is an inspiring location and we will stay here during the trip.

After leaving the Estancia house you will journey between simple log cabins. There will be opportunities to track and see wild cow and remote wild living horses. Log cabins have the characteristic wood burning stove.

You would hope to see puma tracks, plenty of condor, eagles and eyes must be peeled for a huemul (indigineous deer) which the estancia protect.

Having experienced a great journey into the Patagonia wilderness you return to the main house of the estancia where you can shower, freshen up and enjoy the comforts of the house for the night and recount your adventures over a good meal, fine wine and a roaring log fire.

Itinerary
Day 01
Transfer at 8am for you straight to Estancia Condor from your hotel. 4 hour drive
Day 02
Today we will go off for a day ride with picnic – or 2 rides and lunch at the estancia
Day 03
Simple log cabin at La Nana in incredible location. 3 nights
Day 04
We ride to the far reaches of the McKenna peninsula where the wild cows are known to roam.
Day 05
Today, based out in our log cabin we will do another day ride exploring the area.
Day 06
We head onward to an area called Las Rosas. A beautiful ride with views of Lago St Martin. We will stay in another simple hut.
Day 07
With luck the weather is kind and possible views of Fitzroy and the glacier fields will be visible.Picnic and in the forest.Hot showers, fresh clothes and all the comforts of the estancia home wait – hosting a splendid last evening.
Day 08
3.00pm Transfer back to El Calafate for your onward Journey