Los Pioneros horseback riding

Relive the history of the pioneers of the De las Vueltas river valley on horseback, with this excursion that includes a visit to the Madsen House Museum and a Patagonian dinner at Estancia Bonanza.

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Estancia Bonanza


Data sheet

Total lenght: 4.5 or 3.5 hours.

Starting from Ea. Bonanza to Casa Madsen: 1:30 p.m.

Starting from Casa Madsen to Ea. Bonanza: 5:00 p.m.

Half day activity.

No experience required.

Difficulty level: low.

Minimum age: 12 years.

This excursion offers two options: from the Madsen House Museum to Estancia Bonanza (with snack and dinner included) or in the opposite direction (without dinner).



The excursion begins at 5:00 p.m. at the gate of the Madsen House Museum, the meeting place with the guide. Visitors must approach the gate of the Museum House on foot, along a quiet and picturesque gravel path that skirts the Cordón de los Cóndores to the center of Estancia Fitz Roy.

At the gate you will be greeted by the guide who will give you an introduction to the stories and adventures that the Madsen family lived and the reasons they had for leaving their native Denmark to start a new life in this remote corner that is so magical, but at the same time so untamed and far from the rest of the world.

As you approach the house, you will observe the original construction that is still practically intact, with its walls raised with lenga trunks cut with an axe. The interior is made with wooden drawer boards, burlap cloth and newspapers of the time that they used as isolation layer. The House Museum exhibits different artifacts, tools and original furniture and a collection of black and white photographs that portray details of the life of these pioneers of deep Patagonia at the beginning of the last century.

You will share with the other visitors a cup of coffee or tea with sweet masses while the guide tells stories and anecdotes that will make you relive the history of the pioneers of this valley.

At the end of the visit, the spectacular horseride begins from the Madsen House Museum to the Estancia Bonanza for approximately 2.5 hours. along one of the paths traveled by those pioneers who populated these lands a century ago.

Mount Fitz Roy and the Rio de Las Vueltas will accompany you during almost the entire journey.

After fording the Del Bosque River on horseback, you will arrive at Bonanza, where a delicious Patagonian Lamb will be ready! (see Vegetarian / Vegan options).

At the end of dinner you will be transferred in 4x4 vehicles to the suspension bridge and from there the Minibus will take you to El Chaltén.

AR$ 27.000 * per person.

* Includes dinner at Bonanza

OPTIONAL: the excursion can be done in the opposite direction starting from Bonanza at 2:30 p.m. and concluding with a visit to the Madsen house-museum.
AR$ 20.000


Keep in mind that all participants must be present at the gate of the Madsen House Museum at 5:00 p.m.


Round trip transfers at no extra charge..

Guided visit to Madsen House Museum.

Snack in Madsen House Museum.

Horseback riding of approximately 2.5 hours.

Bilingual guides.

Dinner in the case of concluding the excursion in Bonanza.


Does not include

Clothing: We recommend comfortable clothing and shoes according to the weather.

Private transfers outside established schedules.


All photos courtesy of Estancia Bonanza.

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