Patagonian Ranch Culture - Reserva Las Torres

Patagonian Ranch Culture

Learn about Patagonian cowboy culture and lifestyle by spending a morning with the baqueanos.

Patagonian Ranch Culture

Spend a morning with the baqueanos and get a glimpse of the traditional Patagonian lifestyle. During your time with these Patagonian cowboys and girls — descendants of horsemen who came to work ranches in this remote region more than a century ago — you will learn about their special clothing, saddles and other horse tack. They can show you how to properly saddle a horse, nail a horseshoe and, of course, how to ride!

In Patagonia, love and respect are shown through the kitchen, and they live up to the Spanish saying “Happy Belly, Happy Heart.” The baqueanos will be happy to take a break, share a mate, and proudly tell you about their culture. Mate,   herbal tea made from yerba mate leaves, is heavily woven into Patagonia’s lifestyle and sharing this hot beverage is a beloved tradition with high significance. Try a savory treat of sopaipillas with pebre, a classic Chilean combination of pumpkin bread and fresh salsa. By the end of this cowboy journey, you will have a much better understanding of what it was like to live and work in this remote corner of South America.

What will you see?

Get to know our baqueanos

The cowboys who work at the Las Torres Reserve are descendants of horsemen who came to work ranches in this remote region more than a century ago.

Share a mate

This herbal tea made from yerba mate leaves is intricately infused into Patagonia’s lifestyle and sharing mate over good conversation is an important part of the day.

Learn about traditional Patagonia culture

Our baqueanos are so proud of their history and culture and will be honored to tell you more about what life in Patagonia is like.

Discover the workings of an authentic estancia

The beautiful, strong horses in our stables are well cared for by the baqueanos and take tourists across the wild Patagonian terrain.

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Our guests and visitors come to experience Torres del Paine for the purity of it´s nature and extraordinary contrasts.

They leave Reserva Las Torres with the most incredible memories from an authentic natural adventure

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We greatly enjoyed our time here. The excursions showed us things we’d been dreaming of for years. The staff were very friendly and helpful. My only regret is that our stay was too short to take every excursion we wanted! We took the all inclusive option and I would definitely recommend that route.

Tina St. John
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An amazing place with staff who were so friendly and helpful both in organising our excursions and room service. We especially appreciated our many guides, Josie, Alex, Deanne, Martius, Diago and Kristen for their understanding and knowledge of the area. I was very fortunate to see a puma during one of our excursions.
Where the hotel is situated, leaves me breathless, each time I walk around.
So finally, my husband and I would like to thank you for everything.

Daisy Lee