Best time to travel to Patagonia

Wild Horses

Meet incredibly fast and graceful animals living in the pristine corners of Argentina and Chile

Wild Horses in Patagonia 2020 - Best Time
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© Diego Martinez

Wild horses are an integral part of Patagonia's beautiful nature. For thousands of years, they've been roaming local meadows, grasslands and mountain slopes. The largest number of them live in the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and generally in the Magallanes Region. Large herds roam in the Baguales Sierra Mountains in Chile, about 140 kilometers from Puerto Natales. In Argentina, Los Glaciares National Park and the island of Tierra del Fuego has the largest population of wild horses. Small herds can also be spotted farther north, in the Neuquen and the Rio Negro.

During the high season, many travel companies offer wild horse watching tours providing the possibility to get closer to these graceful animals. Torres del Paine National Park is the most popular destination for these tours. Keep in mind that horses are very cautious and humans shouldn't come closer than 15 meters to the herd in order to not disturb the wild animals in their natural habitat.

Wild horse watching tours are usually offered for small groups from October to April.