Go on an unforgettable journey to Patagonia, but with a twist. Not only will you enjoy active adventures in the beautiful natural surroundings of Torres del Paine, you'll get to walk in the footsteps of some of the most important and powerful women of local history. Riding on horseback, learn about the woman who named "Cleopatra's Needles." Kayak through fjords and learn about the women of indigenous canoeing tribes. And meet modern-day women entrepreneurs whose trades include handicrafts, gastronomy, and yoga. An inspiring journey just for women!
Hike to the Mirador del Torres viewpoint for spectacular views of Cleopatra's Needles
Enjoy breathtaking scenery from horseback as you ride across the Patagonian Steppe
Kayak through sounds and fjords surrounded by mountain peaks and native wildlife
Meet your MT Sobek representative at Punta Arenas airport and transfer to your hotel. In the evening, gather with the group for a trip briefing followed by a welcome dinner.
Get to know Sara Braun, an important pioneer whose fortune was based on sheep farming, with a visit to the Palacio Sara Braun. In the afternoon, travel over the Patagonian steppe and arrive at a ranch in a scenic sheep-farming area that will be your home for the next three nights.
Saddle up for a horseback ride across the steppe, just as Scottish writer Lady Florence Dixie did in the late 19th century. Enjoy stunning views of Torres del Paine National Park, including the three towers that Lady Florence dubbed "Cleopatra's Needles." In the evening, enjoy a true Patagonian barbecue of butterflied leg of lamb.
Challenge yourself with a strenuous hike deep inside the Paine Massif that will bring you to Mirador Los Torres passing through beautiful beech forest, talus-covered slopes and finally boulders before arriving at this spectacular point. From this famous viewpoint, you can get a spectacular view of the jagged granite towers of Cleopatra's Needles. We'll enjoy our pack lunch en route before hiking back to the hotel.
Enjoy a drive through the park from east to west, stopping along the way to hike on the outskirts of the Paine Massif. See important rock formations, local fauna, and prehistoric cave paintings. In the afternoon, arrive at a lake on the outskirts of the park and settle in to a geodesic dome for the night.
Explore the western part of the Torres del Paine National Park with a boat trip to see Grey Glacier or with small hikes in the area, depending on the group's abilities and the weather. Spend the afternoon taking in the beautiful natural surroundings of your camp.
Set out on scenic kayaking trip to explore serene Last Hope Sound (Ultima Esperanza). Paddle through the Eberhard Fjord, Puerto Prat, and the historic "Island of the Dead," used as a cemetery to bury the first settlers. In these protected waters look out for swans, red-gartered coots, and great grebes. Arrive at Guanaco Island and admire the panoramic view, including spectacular mountains. Learn about Patagonia's indigenous canoeing tribes, where the women were strong paddlers and navigators.
Spend the day in and around Puerto Natales browsing the Handicraft Village and getting to know some of the women behind the local designs you'll see there. Meet more female entrepreneurs with a course in local gastronomy and a yoga session in a peaceful spot outside Puerto Natales.
Transfer from Puerto Natales to the Punta Arenas Airport to meet your flight back to Santiago.
MT Sobek has custom crafted this trip along with a collection of unique women's hiking adventures that promote confidence and camaraderie.
We have been leading adventures in Patagonia since the 1970s, working with the best local guiding teams for a completely immersive experience.
Active adventurers will appreciate the mix of activities, from horseback riding to yoga, plus the cultural insights that focus on important women in history.
Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.
Horseback riding, kayaking, yoga, and hiking in and around Torres del Paine National Park and warm cultural encounters with local people.
Three distinct hotels, including a ranch stay, a magnificent hotel in a former industrial building, and a comfortable European-style hotel. Two nights in cozy yurts.
The weather in Patagonia can change drastically and unexpectedly. Pleasant days range from 60-70°F. Rain, wind, and cold air blowing in quickly causes temperature drops into the 30/40°Fs.
The horses are called "Criollo," which is a mix of English and quarter mile. We use Machovero saddles with a closed stirrup.
No experience is necessary. We will have double ocean kayaks and will provide all of the necessary equipment to keep you warm.
Our scheduled departures are exclusive to our women travelers. However, we will gladly organize separate services for your family if they would like to meet you before or after this trip. We can also plan private departures of this program for men and women.
The Chilean gastronomy consist of lamb, fish and many vegetarian options.
No. We will provide the necessary equipment. Our yoga sessions will be near Puerto Natales with amazing views of the mountains and lake.
Some will, but we do not require that the guides on our women's trips be women. We only require that they be outstanding guides - the best in the business!
Make any of our trips a custom adventure or start from scratch. Take two itineraries and match them up to create a unique third. Add extras and extensions and more...if you can imagine it, we can make it happen!
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