ride the most pristine wilderness of the incredible
Patagonia in Argentina. The base camp is set on a 45 000
acres working “estancia” embedded in the Andes range. It
was founded long ago and first owned by English pioneers.
ready for five days of exploration of uninhabited land where
we will see, at most, a few Mapuche Indians grazing their
herds on the summer prairies. We ride
across unique places you can only reach on horseback and
camp by crystal clear rivers or lakes
full of trout.
go past valleys and mountains covered by indigenous sub-
Antarctic forests. Here, the gigantic monkey puzzle trees
set the stage. Up from the hill tops, we will get sight of
Chile on the other side of the border.
the sun sets, the spectacular stars of the southern
hemisphere will cover the sky. Relax at the camp with its
peaceful atmosphere, the campfire that lightens up the
darkness as you share a cup of coffee, tea or mate. All this
creates the ideal ambiance to feel the spirit of the old
time explorers and to make new friends. On the sixth day, we
finalize the trip rafting down the Aluminé river, the
region’s best. Our 8 years of experience guarantee an
unforgettable vacation. Hopefully, the trip of a lifetime.
Day 1: Pick-up at San Martín de los Andes airport. Meet your guide
and transfer to one of the finest hotels in town. Enjoy a
Day 2: Early in the morning transfer to the Estancia. Meet the
horses. Start of ride to first campsite.
Day 3 to 5: Breakfast. Preparation for a riding day. Last minute
packing before riding past valleys and mountains covered by
indigenous sub- Antarctic forests, lakes and rivers. We will
get very close to the Chilean border. At night we will camp
by rivers or lakes.
Day 6: Final day of riding. At sunset, after crossing a few rivers
through the incredible Patagonian forests, we reach the base
camp at the estancia to spend the night. Say farewell to our
horses. At dinner we will enjoy a farewell typical Argentine
Day 7: Rafting on the River Aluminé, the region’s best. 8-12
miles on the rapids surrounded by awesome scenery. The level
of difficulty of this river is OK for everyone, thus
combining adventure with safety. Transfer back to San Martín
de los Andes. Night at hotel.
8: Transfer to San Martín de los Andes airport.
- Rate: Ask for quotation
- Days: 8 days/7 nights, 5 full riding days
- Dates: departures during season (October – April). Please ask for our schedule
- Horses: Criollos and mountain horses
- Pace: Slow with enough opportunities for those
like to canter and gallop – 5-6 hrs /day
- Level: Suitable for novice to experienced riders
- Weather: Summer Hi 25°C (77ºF) - Lo 0°C (32ºF)
- Meeting place: San Martín de los Andes airport (flight via Buenos
Aires - Argentina)
- Included: Transfers to/from San Martín de los Andes, accommodations
(2 nights hotel, 5 nights camping, camping shower), meals
and beverages. English speaking guides. Not included:
flights, travel insurance, gratuities.