Tour of Sierra Baguales & Estancia Cerro Guido
If you have always wanted to visit an Estancia, a large cattle farm in South America, then the Estancia Cerro Guido will not disappoint you.
From the hotel we head out towards the Sierra Baguales, a mountain-range north east of the National Park and close to the Argentine border. The scenery here is completely different from the Paine Massif and the geology is impressive.
We walk along the bank of the Baguales River, looking for fossils and enjoying the remoteness and views of this mostly unexplored valley. When the walk is ﬁnished, we head back towards the hotel, stopping off to visit Cerro Guido, an estancia (ranch) which was born at the end of the XIX century as part of the “Sociedad Explotadora Tierra del Fuego” the largest and best known cattle ranch in Patagonia.
Made up of farm workers and their families, the estancia Cerro Guido settlement is entirely self sufficient, and there is an ironsmith, carpenters workshop, Fire Station, sheep shearing shed, stables, and a pen for the sheep dogs, amongst others. Here we can enjoy the beautiful views and learn more about life in this remote area. Depending on the time of year, we may see sheep being sheared, horses being broken in, or young animals being born.
This is only one of the varied array of Patagonia tours and excursions on offer at our Torres del Paine hotel. The Tierra Patagonia adventure and Spa lodge is ideal for those looking to balance active adventures with some luxury, comfort, relaxation and pampering. Here you will be able to go out exploring the Torres del Paine National Park and surrounding area on daily guided tours, and then return to the hotel to enjoy the heated indoor pool or a well-earned massage treatment at the Uma Spa. And of course, the gourmet dining and Chilean Wines which are included as part of our all inclusive programs.