There are two principle ways to access Futaleufu (aside from direct charter flights to the Futaleufu aerodrome).

One is through Chile, through the port town of Chaiten and the other is through the jet-port of Esquel, Argentina.

For our Espolón valley trip, we recommend the following travel itinerary:

Through Chile: Fly from Santiago to Puerto Montt. An option is to spend a night in Puerto Montt, the capital of the Los Lagos region, which has very good hotels and gastronomy, especially fresh fish and seafood. The next day you can fly on to Chaiten, on a twin-engine plane. The trip between Puerto Montt and Chaiten takes about 45 minutes. We will pick you up at the Chaiten aerodrome for a three-hour trip to Futaleufu along the Carretera Austral (Chile’s Southern Highway).

Through Argentina: The second option is to travel to Futaleufu via Esquel, Argentina.

Esquel has a jet-port that connects Esquel to Buenos Aires, however, flights are not every day, so they must be planned in advance.  Once you have your flight itinerary, we will pick you up in Esquel and transport you to Futaleufu. This trip takes about 1.5 hours and involves a border crossing to get into Chile. The town of Futaleufu lies 10 km from the international border.

Single and two day trips: For our other trips, the modes of transport are the same as above, but you will need to be prepared to negotiate the travel connections on your own. There are public transport options (buses) from both Chaiten (daily) and Esquel (three times a week) to Futaleufu. There is also a third option that connects Puerto Montt to Futaleufu directly by road. This is called the “Bimodal Route” that runs along Chile’s coastline and is interspersed with ferry boats to cross the fjords. This trip can be accomplished in one day.

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How to get to Futaleufu

Our Activities

Single Day Program
Our guests will spend a day getting to know the horses, they will learn how to treat them, so that rider and horse can bond and function in a self-sufficient way. This method is known as “rational dressage” where horse and rider form a working relationship based on mutual understanding, respect and friendship, and then harvest vegetables in our garden for a farewell dinner with the family …
Two-Day Outing
During two days our guests will meet the horses, they will learn how to treat them, so that rider and horse can bond. This method is known as “rational dressage” where horse and rider form a working relationship based on mutual understanding, respect and friendship and then apply what they have learned riding through the Futaleufú valley ….
Espolón Valley Odyssey
For more experienced riders and outdoor enthusiasts, we offer a five-day trip through the remote and spectacular Espolón Valley. The valley is located in the heart of the Andes of Northern Patagonia and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and glaciers. During the trip we will cross numerous rivers and lakes exploring virgin native forests and pristine landscapes …