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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What our customers think of Estancia Mercedes

We really enjoyed Estancia Mercedes and the wonderful family who took us into their home. We are now friends with them.

Travelled: September 2017

Esther - Australia

Excursions at Estancia Mercedes

Horse-Ride to Canto de los Turbales

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.

One-day excursion; Easy; 3hrs round-trip; from USD $200

Please enquire for more details.

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Hiking to Cerro Mirador del Golfo

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.

One-day excursion; Advanced; 1.5hrs hiking; from USD $200

Please enquire for more details.

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Cattle Round-Up

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.

One or more days; 3-5hrs; from USD $222

Please enquire for more details.

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Dates & Rates

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

The rate per person per night for full board is USD $180.

Full board includes breakfast, lunch at the estancia or box lunch and dinner. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included. 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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