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The Fjord Trail

A stunning horseback expedition following a route from the remote Bernardo O'Higgins National Park into Torres del Paine via lakes, wetlands and virgin forests - an epic way to enter Paine. Take a boat across Last Hope Sound, get up close to Serrano Glacier and spend a night in a comfy dome. This fantastic two-day horse ride is a great add-on to any Paine adventure.

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Trip type

Guided Activity

Trip length

2 Days




Torres del Paine

The Fjord Trail - 2 - $1,495

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Puerto Natales; Boat across Sound; Afternoon horse ride to Lake Brush area

Day 2: Ride to Serrano Village; Afternoon transfer to Puerto Natales

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on The Fjord Trail

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Puerto Natales; Boat across Sound; Afternoon horse ride to Lake Brush area

Around 7:30am you'll take a transfer from Puerto Natales to the dock at Puerto Bories where you'll board a boat for a four-hour trip through the Last Hope Sound to the dock at Hosteria Balmaceda.

There will be an opportunity to visit the Serrano Glacier viewpoint from here.

At Hosteria Balmaceda you'll meet your horse and the gaucho who will accompany you on your trip.

The ride then begins, first through humid forests before ending for the day at Lake Brush where you will spend the night at the Nunatak Domes. Here you'll enjoy a Chilean BBQ.

Length of walk: 45 mins

Length of ride: 5hrs, 12km/7.4 miles walking and trotting

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Nunatak Domes

Day 2: Ride to Serrano Village; Afternoon transfer to Puerto Natales

After a hearty breakfast, you'll take to the saddle once more and continue to Torres del Paine National Park through deciduous forests to Aniceto Astorga's farmhouse at Serrano Village.

Along the way, you'll pass through some fascinating forested areas as you cross numerous creeks and rivers and at times through dense vegetation on little-travelled trails.

Northwards, the stunning view of the Torres del Paine massif will gradually come into view. You'll likely find very few other explorers on this trail which provides you with a truly memorable experience. You may have the chance to see some unique birdlife, such as the Magellanic woodpecker or the Austral parakeet.

As you continue there may be more opportunity to canter as the vegetation becomes less dense and the grasslands open up.

Once at the farmhouse at Serrano Village you'll pass your horse to the caretaker and take a transfer back to Puerto Natales.

Length of ride: 4hrs, 16km/9.9 miles, walking

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch

The Fjord Trail

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices for the 2023/24 season are:

4-8 people: USD $1,495 per person

3 people: USD $1,695 per person

2 people: USD $1,895 per person


Please contact us to discuss your preferred departure date.

Additional Notes

Leaving the trip – Transport back to Puerto Natales is included on the final day, but please ask us about staying in accommodation in Paine, such as Serrano Camp from where you can explore the Torres del Paine National Park on foot or extend your horse-riding experience.

Group size – 8 maximum, 2 minimum.

Single supplement – A single supplement is available at a cost of USD $200.


  • Meals: 1 breakfasts, 2 picnic lunches, 1 dinners
  • Accommodation: 1 night at Nunatak Domes
  • All private transport indicated in the itinerary
  • All horses, saddles and packhorses
  • Helmets, leather chaps, leather gloves, dry bags
  • Non-waterproof saddle-bags for small personal items and change of clothes
  • English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Baqueano (local cowboy)
  • Navigation from Mt Balmaceda to Puerto Natales


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Accommodation on any additional nights
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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