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Crossing the Andes from Argentina to Chile

5.0 (7)
10 days 9 nights
Argentina
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

On this long and demanding journey, we ride among imposing mountains, such as Mount Aconcagua (6,959 m), discovering glaciers, valleys, rivers and eternal snows at every turn.

The first part of this journey takes place on the Argentine side. We leave from Las Hornillas, in the province of San Juan, and ride up to the top of the Andes – the Chilean border.

Since our Peruvian horses, pack mules, saddles and supplies cannot cross the border between both countries, we must leave them on the Argentine side.

However, right there at the top, we change horses and have all the necessary things to continue with our trip.

Once in Chile, we start the descent towards Los Patos, about 100 km before Santiago de Chile.

From there, we travel by car to the capital city, where we enjoy a delicious farewell dinner. This is the perfect time to look back on the anecdotes of the journey!

The following day, guests go back to their home countries with this experience still fresh in their minds.

US$ 3 838
per tourist for 10 days
Departing from
Mendoza
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 15 tourists over 18 years old
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Photo Katrin H.
Katrin H. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Katrin is a great fan of adventure trips. She grew up in Germany, lives in Argentina and travelled to numerous countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. She is our sales agent and helps you find the right tour for you and is happy to answer all your questions. We have several English speaking guides.

Tour highlights

Crossing the Entire Andes on Horseback
This is one of the most outstanding rides for adventurous riders, a one of a lifetime experience!
Visit Both Argentina and Chile
The trail starts in Argentina on Peruvian Pasos and ends in Chile on Criollos
Try Local Cuisine
Our chef prepares some of the most exquisite dishes and desserts of traditional Argentinean cuisine

Route details

Day 1
Arrival in Mendoza

Arrival at the airport and transfer to the city of Mendoza. This city is the starting point of our trip across the Andes. Free afternoon to visit the city. In the evening, we will enjoy a Folklore and Tango Show in one of the best Dinner Theatres of Mendoza.

Day 2
MENDOZA 750 M - LAS HORNILLAS 2.100 M
Day 3
LAS HORNILLAS 2.100 M – MANANTIALES 3.000 M
Day 4
MANANTIALES 3.000 M - PASO ESPINACITO 4.500 M – VEGA LARGA 3.000 M
Day 5
VEGA LARGA 3.000 M - VALLE HERMOSO 2.800 M
Day 6
VALLE HERMOSO 2900 M – ACTIVE REST
Day 7
VALLE HERMOSO 2.900 M - ARGENTINA/CHILE BORDER 3,518M VEGAS DEL CIENAGO 2.700 M
Day 8
VEGAS DEL CIENAGO 2600 M – LA COLORADA 3500 M - MAITEN BONITO 2200 M
Day 9
MAITEN BONITO 1800 M – LOS PATOS 1100 M - SANTIAGO 500 M
Day 10
Goodbye in Santiago de Chile
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

The mythical Andes mountain range, with its snow-capped peaks, rivers and valleys, poses a real challenge to the most experienced riders. We cross the border between Argentina and Chile on horseback surrounded by some of the highest mountains in America.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Hotel
2 nights
Tent
7 nights

The first and last nights are spent in 4* hotel and the nights during the tour in tents.

2 nights
4* hotel

We spend the first in Mendoza, Argentina, and last night in Santiago de Chile in a 4* hotel.

7 nights
Tents

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Mendoza
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Tour conditions

Included

  1. Transfers from/to the nearest airport
  2. Accommodation
  3. All meals (no alcohol during the ride)
  4. Guides and horses

Extras

  1. Personal expenses
  2. Alcoholic drinks (in Mendoza and Santiago)
  3. Single room
  4. Supplement for small group if it applies

Group size

up to 15 tourists

Duration

10 days
9 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking

Change the date for free till 31 days before the tour.
Depending on the cause, we might charge a penalty.

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 7 reviews
  • LA
    Leena and Eddie
    31 May, 2023
    about provider
    Everything we planned went perfectly. Our 2 day extension in Buenos Aires was well organized and we saw more than we could have dreamed of with our expert guide. At the Estancia, we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, excellent food and wine along with the professional and attentive service. The rooms were nice and horseback riding was something out of this world. The horseback program could not be done better and the horses were great as well. A special thank you for organizing such an extensive and interesting non-riding program for Eddie. It was a joy to see the sights of Cordoba with our friendly, expert guide. Overall, it was an unforgettable holiday and left us many memories.
    31 May, 2023
  • M
    Monica
    28 Feb, 2023
    about provider
    It is a place to rest. It is worth spending more than 5 nights. The rooms are very comfortable and fresh, the large clean bathrooms, good views, the patio is a dream. The hotel employees are very good. The food is excellent. Luckily the rooms do not have TV so the childrenhave other things to do. Highly recommended!
    28 Feb, 2023
  • A
    Andrea
    18 Oct, 2022
    about provider
    The people, the place, the food, the horses, the weather, everything combines perfectly! It is an ideal place to go as a family or as a couple, to rest, to read in the shade of a tree, ride a horse, walk. Thank you for your attention and love!
    18 Oct, 2022

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  • Any dates on request during the season
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