Estancia Ranquilco is a remote family-owned 100,000-acre horse and cattle ranch nestled in the foothills of the Andes. It is a vast expanse of land in Patagonia, stretching across leagues of high steppes, river valleys, grazing meadows, and jagged cliffs, into the very heart of the Argentine cordillera.
Our horses are the classic argentine criollo, strong, sturdy and surefooted, with a very level-headed temperament. These are working horses, thick and stocky, perfect for the rugged mountain trails of the Andes.
T.A.’s mountain pack trips are designed to bring you in direct contact with the landscape, animals and people of Patagonia. This is a unique small group horseback adventure into rugged and pristine mountains. You will enjoy breathtaking scenery, excellent local food, sure-footed, responsive horses and the serenity only possible in deep nature.
Since 1979, Estancia Ranquilco has been owned and cared for the by the Carrithers family, Ashley, T.A., and Sky. In the years that we have been here, we have built a deep connection with the landscape, people, and horses.