Why We Like This Estancia

  • Embrace the laid-back atmosphere and homely charm amidst the astonishing surroundings of mountains, fjords, hills and sea 
  • Partake in the daily life of the family; acquainting yourself with the region's traditional ranch work whilst hearing stories of the family's strong bond with the land
  • In spite of the remote setting, the estancia is relatively easy to reach and offers the opportunity to enjoy horseback rides and treks to places such as Cerro Mirador and Puerto Natales
  • Share nourishing meals in front of the fire, with food grown by the family

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Excursions at Estancia Mercedes

Horse-Ride to Canto de los Turbales

One-day excursion, Easy, from USD $240

This excursion takes us along the old track which our ancestors used to reach the town of Puerto Natales. After following this fascinating trail, we will arrive at a magical waterfall.

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Hiking to Cerro Mirador del Golfo

One-day excursion, Advanced, from USD $220

On the hike to Cerro Mirador, we border the Gulf of Almirante Montt and walk through beautiful native forests full of birds, mosses and lichens. The trek offers many stunning panoramic views.

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Cattle Round-Up

One or more days, from USD $320

Experience the true Gaucho lifestyle. This is a typical activity for estancias and one which Estancia Mercedes has been doing since 1916.

You will head out into the countryside with the dogs to look for the herds of animals. They are then rounded up and driven to the corrals where the calves are branded.

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Dates & Rates

The Estancia is open all year round and can accommodate up to 8 people.

The rates per person are:

  • Overnight without Breakfast: USD $80
  • Overnight with Breakfast: USD $110
  • Overnight, Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner): USD $220

Transport and Towels not included.

Room Types

The refuge has two rooms: a double and a quadruple (with two bunk beds); each room also has an additional bed.

The rooms have wood stoves and share a bathroom. The family are focussed on sustainable tourism; the electric is produced by wind turbines, waste is recycled, and organic waste is used as compost.

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