Why we like this estancia

  • At over 100 years old, it takes you back in time as you imagine how gaucho life was in this remote part of the world before Torres del Paine was on the traveller's map
  • You get the chance to have a more traditional experience by staying in houses that were formerly those of the estancia workers and witnessing gaucho skills such as sheep shearing and horseback riding
  • It's an extremely comfortable place to stay while visiting Torres del Paine and the surrounding areas, with easy access to the eastern side of the park
  • The food is superb with three-course meals using organic produce from the estancia's allotments, delicious lamb cooked in the traditional style 'al palo', and some of the finest of Chile's wines being served
  • Pick from a wide range of excursions that allow you to explore in the park, or in some of the lesser-visited places like the Baguales mountain range on the Argentinian border
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Swoop says

Stay at Estancia Cerro Guido to get off the beaten track. You will need to come either with your own transport or as part of a group tour as they don't offer an all-inclusive programme or transport to and from the estancia. It's more than worth it for the jaw-dropping scenery and remote setting.


Excursions offered at the estancia include horseback riding, trekking, a conservation safari, wildlife and heritage tours and an estancia day. These are offered in groups with other guests, except for the private full-day Paine tour. Excursions are organised by our team of guides and are subject to change based on weather conditions.

Puma tracking

Spend several days tracking the elusive puma in various areas of the national park. An experienced puma tracker will use their knowledge to get you to the known puma hunting grounds around the east of the park.

There will also be time to spot other wildlife in Torres del Paine, such as the Andean deer (huemul), Patagonian hog-nosed skunk and the Patagonian hairy armadillo.

Puma in Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Puma in Torres del Paine

Horse riding

Follow the lead of the gauchos by crossing the pampas on horseback to get awe-inspiring views of the Paine Massif, Sierra Baguales and Las Chinas Valley. Start at the estancia stables and work out the best route with your guide according to your experience and preferences.

For anyone interested in horse riding, this is not to be missed. 

Las Flores horseride, Patagonia, Chile

Las Flores horseride


Follow popular trails in the park to get views of the iconic granite towers, the layered rock of the cuernos and the glistening icy facades of Grey Glacier. Alternatively, explore routes east of the park within a short distance from Cerro Guido.

The estancia will be able to advise you on these self-guided hikes. The trailheads aren't far away, although you will need your own vehicle unless you are visiting as part of a group tour.

Heritage tour at Estancia Cerro Guido, Patagonia, Chile

Heritage tour at Estancia Cerro Guido

Conservation Safari

Whether you wish to hike, bike or horseback, join a guide and explore the rich biodiversity of the estancia itself. You can spot all kinds of birds, guanacos, foxes, skunks, and, if you're lucky, pumas and huemul deer.

Your guide will also be pointing out the local plant and tree species along the way.

Wildlife Guanacos-Shereen Mroueh

Guanacos in Torres del Paine

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Danny says

I love this place - it's up there with all the high-end luxury lodges but offers so much more variety. It has something for everyone and much better suited for families of all ages. There's a focus on conservation and the history of the estancia is absorbing. They even have projects that are working with both the estancia and puma/condor conservation - akin to those used on the wildlife conservancies in Kenya.

Danny Middleton Patagonia Specialist

About Estancia Cerro Guido


Covering an area of 101,000 hectares, Cerro Guido borders the eastern side of Torres del Paine National Park and is the largest estancia in the area. From the restored farmhouses you can gaze at the iconic towers of Paine and enjoy the vast Patagonian landscapes.

It's a great spot for nature and wildlife-lovers thanks to a wide variety of flora and fauna in the area.

Estancia Cerro Guido


Settlers from Tierra del Fuego came to the area over 100 years ago looking for land on which they could expand their network of cattle ranches. These self-sufficient estancias bore the gaucho lifestyle which in turn became embedded in Patagonian culture.

This is how Estancia Cerro Guido came to be and more than a century later, its traditional farmhouses have been restored to their former glory and transformed into a delightful, cosy place to stay.

Lounge at Estancia Cerro Guido, Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Lounge at Estancia Cerro Guido

Food and drink

The estancia's restaurant, 'Kaw', serves delicious local dishes put together with fresh organic produce from their allotments and fine meat cuts. They do a fantastic asado (barbecue) in the traditional Patagonian style with lamb grilling over an open fire.

The wines available are some of the best from Chile's central wine-producing region. Dietary requirements can easily be catered for with prior notice.

Estancia Cerro Guido


There are 12 bright and spacious superior rooms with tradition furnishings and wooden floors that can be either doubles or twins. A bed can be added in three of the rooms to make triples. All rooms have central heating, large comfy beds, cosy duvets and pillows, private bathroom, plus a hair dryer and safe deposit box.

You'll get wonderful views of the dramatic Paine Massif, or over the rolling pampas.

Double room at Estancia Cerro Guido, Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Double room at Estancia Cerro Guido


In the 2023/24 season, Estancia Cerro Guido is open from 15th Sep 2023 to 31st Mar 2024.

All-inclusive prices per person for a two-night stay, sharing a Classic double room:

  • USD $1,325 in low season (15th Sep to 31st Oct 2023 & Apr/May 2024)
  • USD $1,865 in high season (1st Nov 2023 to 31st Mar 2024)

These prices include a buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and an open bar (house wines and standard liquors included). Also included are daily excursions with bilingual guides, the entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park and transfers to/from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or Cerro Castillo.

Bar at Estancia Cerro Guido, Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Bar at Estancia Cerro Guido

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