Relax in the heart of the Patagonian Andes. Beautiful coigüe forests and lakes of uncomparable beauty will be part of our scenery as we approach our exclusive island. In the middle of nowhere, unwind and enjoy the local hospitality and exquisite cuisine in a comfortable place, while forgetting about everything else. You will have an outstanding view over the lake Las Rocas and the mountains. Isla Las Bandurrias is a great place for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers and families.
Full-board accommodation & meals including at a fabulous retreat, Bandurrias Island. The place has a woodland path circumnavigating the shore, small private beaches and two charming cottages. Guests stay in a comfortable and well-equipped 2-story cottage heated by firewood; the same system heats water for showers. The bathrooms offer a splendid view of a southern “coigue” forest while from the living, the dining areas and the great sundeck you can see the small beach next to the quay. Here you will find stunning views of Lake Las Rocas and the surrounding peaks. The cottage offers accommodation for up to 6 people with original French country decor. It is a very cozy and warm place. The cottage is surrounded by a flower garden which includes butterfly bushes, fuchsia and camellia and it is adjacent to the main house.
You may have the opportunity as an extra to do horseback riding during your stay and other activities. Horseback expeditions run anytime from October to late April. Ask for other dates.
We can also provide pack horses, jet motorboat, local & experienced guides, huasos (los baqueanos) and tour leader, VHF radio & communication equipment.
Cathy was born in Buenos Aires where she studied and worked as a music therapist and social psychologist.
She has been a Chilean resident since 1997, when she started Opentravel in order to work more closely with nature. She designed the border crossing between Chile and Argentina in her trekking and riding itineraries, making local culture and respect for the environment key parts of her trips.
Among the destinations she offers are La Colina farm, her horses' place and the exclusive Bandurrias Island. Her charisma, professionalism and warmth make these trips a real lifetime experience.