Friends Patagonia
 
       
Javier... Tito... Raul... Jesus...
Gustavo... Riky... Hector... Enzo...
Myrna... José & Viky... Eduardo... Hector Valle...
Chuma... Zoilo... Cristian... Hugo...
 
Esteban - Nicolas... Maximo... juan and Mario...  
Javier, young and beautiful gaucho. Always available and generous, we would want almost to adopt him. But Javier is attached too much to these grounds of the end of the world to follow us...
Tito, his wisdom and his experience. A tranquility against all test, a glance and a smile that breathe the transparency of a simple and complete life. A country man, informed, intelligent, surprising...
Raul, Tito's companion, he works in the same ranch. For the gauchos, to exchange some words or some mates with him its a real pleasure. Also, during the winter, Raul is almost alone in the world, inside his forgotten cabin, where the condors make him company.
Jesús and his truly look of gaucho, it's a great friend. The horses and the life in the ranch doesn't have any secrets for him. He has the glance and the appearance of the cow-boys of the great south, with the heart and sensitivity of the people who live out of time. And with such a first name, it could not be differently...
Gustavo, true odd-job man and very simple. He has always a solution for everything and he is a true force of nature. His kindness and his devotion are up to his capacity of being able to fight the elements. He is also a specialist in asados and an outstanding fisherman.
Riky, what can we say about this man, so many things that one wants to be his friend... ? Former skiing instructor, hunting and fishing guide, he is impassioned by the life in the ranch. He will be able to speak to you hours and hours of the habits, the traditions and the history of Patagonia.
Hector Correa, he has the face marked by the hostility of the climate and the roughness of the life at the end of the world. To share a maté with a character like him, it is the unforgettable kind of moment of a trip.
Enzo, it is useless to specify you what will be the future of this little man!!! There are people looking for the whole life their way or their destiny whereas for others it seems everything so evident...
Myrna Corsi, where I would be or what I would be doing if ours ways hadn't ever crossed? She is without any doubt the reason and the strong bond that made me come to Patagonia. True sun ray in my life and for all those who cross her way.
José and Viky, friends and dancers of tango pro. They perfectly dominate this dance that, first of all, valorizes the woman in her feminity and her sensuality. One could observe during hours and hours these steps through wich they express their imaginations and their characters.
Eduardo Cretton, grandpa of more than 75 years, he is very attaching. He only lives thanks to his animals. Player of accordion in his free times, and he does not go to the city more than once a month. To meet him in his farm, is a true voyage in the time and simplicity.
Hector Valle, "the" specialist in all the activities linked to the water like rafting, dukies, canyoning, but specially kayak. He is also guide of mountain bike and snowboarding instructor during the winter. A great lover of nature, something that has always bound us.
Chuma and his "beautiful" appearance... the gentleman of the south. Always neat, with his well sharpened moustache, his hat well fitted and of course proud on his horse. He is the great specialist of the chilean Rodeo.
Zoilo, to meet him will be a shock for all, because he is really the symbol of the true gaucho of Patagonia. He lives in a cabin lost in the middle of The Estancia "Rincón Amigo" 12,000 hectares of surface, in the Herat of the province of Santa Cruz. His only companion is his horse with which he rides kilometers and kilometers to gather his cattle.
The young Cristian will receive you with open arms to make you discover the lifestyle in a Chilean Ranch. Cristian has been friend of mine from our first meeting because his simplicity and his courage seduced me.
Hugo, he is part of those attaching gauchos who we cannot forget. Alone, on his horse, traversing the thousands of hectares of "La Matilde" ranch, between the sea and the mountain range of the Andes, in the heart of the province of Santa Cruz.
Nicolas (on the right), he is part of those rare french with those who I like to be in touch. You will surely cross him in Chile not far from Puerto Varas. Very attaching, available, simple and generous boy. I became his friend very quickly. He likes to party and to go to bed very late...
Esteban Echeverria, vous recevra les bras ouverts comme il l'a fait avec moi lors de notre première rencontre. D'une gentillesse sans limite, il est à l'image du peuple Argentin.
Maximo will take you to discover the animals in the Ibera marshes. He was born there and he is the specialist locating the masterful species in the art of camouflage such as the caimans, the anacondas, the marsh deer... His kindness and his knowledge on the fauna impressed me and will surely seduce you.
Juan (on the right) and Mario (on the left) are fishers and they sail the Atlantic along the coasts of the Patagonia. Mario, excellent submariner, he can collect kilos of scallops only with his breathing ; whereas Juan, hand on the rudder directs his small boat often defying the elements. They will be able to take you to swim with marine wolves and some other marine mammals that you may have the chance to find...

 

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Patagonia in all seasons menu. For example, according to the climate, from Bariloche, in Patagonia Argentina, it is possible to go to Puerto Montt, in Chile, crossing successively three lakes by boat, as did the Jesuits and the first German settlers. I offer a tour that leads to the Pacific Ocean. It is quite long, but the beauty of the sites - forests, volcanoes and crystalline lakes - is such that it is worth to be carried. The Argentine side, cross the west arm of Nahuel Huapi and Lake Puerto Alegre and, the chilen side, Lake Todos los Santos. Moving from one lake to another by bus. This tour is feasible in all seasons, but in winter, it takes two days to reach Puerto Montt, stopping for one night at Peulla. We returned to Bariloche by air or by the same way, after a night in Puerto Montt. Borispatagonia is also responsible for visas to go to Chile and to book hotels. In Patagonia, winter and summer are tourist seasons. In summer, besides explore the surrounding, many activities are available: climbing, torrent fishing, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, rides, visits to Aciendas... In winter, the main activity is, of course, skiing, especially in July and August on the side of the Andes, but not only: snowshoe hikes, thematic tours, many walks to admire the beauty of Patagonia Argentina and Chile in this season, due a unique light, the warmth of the people of Patagonia... Just to talk about, I get goose bumps!