Patagonia`s Athlantic Coast

Kallpa Exploring the Authentic Blue Route: Revealing Patagonia’s Atlantic Coast

Greetings from the stunning Atlantic coast of Patagonia! Recently, our team embarked on an unforgettable journey through the captivating region of Puerto Madryn, Peninsula Valdés, and Bahía Bustamante. Dolores Delfino, our Operations Manager, along with Account Executives Larisa Betancour and Eduardo Gagey, shared their insights on this adventure. They encountered breathtaking landscapes, incredible wildlife, and had unique experiences in the region.

This time, we want to shift our focus towards the development of the Blue Route, which covers 450 kms between Comodoro Rivadavia and Trelew, highlighting two essential locations directly linked to this route: Bahia Bustamante and Estancia La Antonieta. These highlights are not just great destinations; they are pivotal pieces in the puzzle of this region’s growth and sustainability. They perfectly align with Kallpa Tour`s mission to offer sustainable products, promote responsible tourism and preserve the natural beauty of Patagonia..

These are important topics they mentioned about at Bahia Bustamante:

  • Seafaring Adventures: you can embark on a voyage through Malaspina Cove, where you’ll explore sea lion and seabird colonies, and visit the bustling Vernacci Islands, the home of Magellan Penguins.
  • A Glimpse into the Past: Bahia Bustamante is a living time capsule, bridging the gap between the region’s history and its captivating wilderness.
  • Inclusivity and Preservation: Everyone is welcome, from biologists, adventure enthusiasts, and artists. The restored historic houses offer modern comforts while preserving the legacy of pioneers.
  • Luxury in Nature: You will be immersed in genuine luxury surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Patagonian wilderness.

Estancia La Antonieta: Tradition, Conservation, and the Future of Eco-Tourism

Within 11,000 hectares, Estancia La Antonieta stands as a sanctuary for those seeking to connect with tradition, conservation, and the promise of sustainable tourism. This is where the past merges with the future of eco-travel.

  • Conservation Legacy: Generations of the Martino family have devoted themselves to the preservation of local flora and fauna.
  • Sustainable Practices: La Antonieta’s foundation in sustainable sheep farming, combined with eco-friendly energy practices, showcases its commitment to the environment.
  • Diverse Adventures: You can see Elephant Seals , enjoy horseback riding, discover the Petrified Forest, Aristizabal Cape, Rock Canyon, and much more.

This journey through Bahia Bustamante Lodge and Estancia La Antonieta is not solely about experiencing the beauty of Patagonia. It’s also about comprehending and supporting the Blue Route, a trail that winds through the Patagonia Atlántica region, where the preservation of nature, tradition, and the future of sustainable tourism converge.

Stay tuned for more thrilling adventures that we will share with you soon!

Estancia Bonanza

An Unforgettable Patagonian Adventure at Estancia Bonanza!

We’re excited to introduce you to a hidden gem in the heart of Patagonia, Argentina – Estancia Bonanza. Surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of El Chalten, this estancia offers the perfect blend between adventure, relaxation, and deep connection with the region’s natural attractions

Accommodation: A Cozy Retreat

At Estancia Bonanza, you have the opportunity to choose from a selection of cozy accommodations, each with its unique style.

Puestos de Veranada is the embodiment of rustic charm, with five double rooms and one quadruple room, all offering stunning vistas of the northwest face of Monte Fitz Roy. The maximum capacity for each room is 2 to 4 guests, making it an ideal choice for a couple’s getaway or a small group of friends.

If you are traveling with your family or group of friends, you can also choose Casa de Campo, the former residence of the estancia’s owners, is a spacious and comfortable lodging. It features two bedrooms, private bathrooms, a cozy living area, and a well-equipped kitchen. Situated just 5 minutes from the common areas, this accommodation is perfect for a group of up to six people, offering flexibility in room arrangements.

For a more intimate stay, you can choose Casa de Huéspedes. This 40m² studio offers a private bathroom and can comfortably accommodate up to four people, making it an excellent choice for a family or a small group of friends.

Common Areas: Where Comfort Meets Nature

The common areas at Estancia Bonanza are designed to provide you with the perfect balance of comfort and natural beauty.

La Pulpería, the on-site restaurant, serves traditional Patagonian cuisine cooked over open fires. It is a culinary experience you don’t want to miss. 

El Rancho is an open lounge that invites you to relax and unwind. It offers comfortable seating, a variety of board games, and the warmth of a wood-burning fireplace—a cozy space to share stories of your adventures.

Lo de Lita, the charming tea house, is a serene spot where you can enjoy a buffet breakfast with panoramic views of Monte Fitz Roy and the Río de Bosque Valley. 

Adventure Awaits: A Playground for Nature Lovers

If you’re an adventure seeker, you’re in for a treat at Estancia Bonanza. The vast, Patagonian landscape offers a  great playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Choose from a range of exciting activities, including:

  • Horseback Riding: Explore remote corners of the estancia, passing through enchanting forests, crystal-clear streams, and majestic mountain ranges.
  • Climbing: Test your mettle on various climbing routes tailored to different experience levels.
  • Mountain Biking: Pedal through well-marked trails that wind through Lenga and Ñire forests, all while taking in the stunning mountain vistas.
  • Trekking: Discover the breathtaking beauty of Patagonia with guided hikes of varying difficulty levels.
  • And More: If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, there’s kayaking, rafting, and the unique Vía Ferrata experience, combining climbing, trekking, and even a thrilling zipline.

Estancia Bonanza is a great destination for travelers looking to combine adventure and comfort in a setting that’s nothing short of magical. Whether you’re planning a day trip or an extended stay, this hidden gem promises an authentic experience. 

Horseback Riding between lakes – Tierra del Fuego

Horseback Riding between lakes  at the Heart of Tierra del Fuego.

Discover the amazing landscapes of Escondido Lake on a horse riding experience. 

Depart from Ushuaia Hotels around 3.30 pm, drive 55km along national road 3 crossing the Andes by Garibaldi Pass. Visit Laguna Escondida Ranch’ and Baqueano lodge, the starting point of the riding adventure. 

The estancia was founded in 1956 by Bronzovich Family who settled  in Tierra del Fuego to develop a business around the local woods, especially Lenga wood.  

Horses are one of the family’s passions and they have become very well known for being enthusiastic players of our National Sport , Pato.

As you arrive at the Ranch you will be invited for a one hour ride through the beautiful sub antarctic forests that hold incredible varieties of Nothofagus Trees. The trail takes you towards Lago Escondido shores and the amazing views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

On your way back to the  lodge a delicious Tea and Snack will be waiting as you share with the family stories and anecdotes of this far away land.

At 7pm you will be heading back to Ushuaia, arrival time being around 8 pm.

Remember to schedule this adventure on your next trip to Ushuaia!

Estancia San Lorenzo, Tierra de Pinguinos-Peninsula Valdés

In Punta Norte, Peninsula Valdes it is possible to lodge, observe around 600.000 Magellanic penguins per season and get immersed in daily activities of a Patagonian Sheep farming ranch. Estancia San Lorenzo Nature Reserve is the place.

Estancia San Lorenzo offers two nights all inclusive program in the guest house available for three guests, with an exclusive visit to the penguin colony and the different activities related to sheep farming: marking, shearing, and sheep enclosure with the help of herding dogs.

Meals are included and guests have the chance to taste the Traditional Patagonian Lamb cooked open flame.

Penguin Colony daily visits are also possible at three different scheduled times from September to March (11am , 2pm and 4pm). The trail circuit stretches through a penguin transit and burrowing area. It is also possible to enjoy astonishing views of San Matias Gulf and the wide beach used by penguins to get in and out of the water, and for resting. Ruins of the old Sealion-oil Factory can be seen at the end of the trail.

An authentic Patagonian experience not to be missed in your next visit to Peninsula Valdes.