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Glamping in the Andes: Riding Holidays

5.0 (10)
days 4 days nights 3 nights
Argentina
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Premium
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

Experience an authentic Patagonian adventure with a three-day horseback riding trip in our refuge and the Alto Chubut valley. Immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions of the Mapuche people while exploring the stunning landscapes. The daily routes are tailored to suit all levels of riders, ranging from two to six hours. Take in the breathtaking views of the Andes mountain range while enjoying peaceful moments by the Chubut River. This unforgettable journey will leave you with a true appreciation of Patagonia's natural beauty.

US$ 1 170
per tourist for 4 days
Tour starts
Río Negro Province, aeroport San Karlos de Bariloche
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 10 years old
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Photo Dominik M.
Dominik M. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
I am from Switzerland and arrived in Argentina more than 30 years ago to travel around on horseback. Since 2004 I have been living permanently in Patagonia, where I continue to work as an agronomist and farm manager. Great rider and connoisseur of the whole area of the Precordillera in Patagonia. Bilingual horseback riding guide. Tammy, my life and riding partner was born in Entre Rios, Argentina. Her life has always been related to the Argentinean countryside since her native Entre Rios where she started her relationship with horses at a very young age. She took different courses on equine activity and equine therapy, being also a ski instructor. 40 years ago she chose Bariloche to display her love for the mountains, the countryside and animals.

Tour highlights

Andes Glamping
You will stay overnight in our cozy mountain shelter
Ride Argentine Criollos
They are the ideal companion for a mountain ride
Holiday in Patagonia
Behold the majestic mountains, flat grasslands, clear streams and lush woods

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Our trip takes us by private transfer along route 40, a famous junction at the foot of the mountain range between the north and the south of the country. We first cross the region of the lakes of the Norpatagonia, then we enter the immensity of the steppe and finally after about four hours we arrive at the "Sapucai", our establishment in the Precordillera. We stay in our cozy house and enjoy the beauty of a quiet afternoon. Before dinner, we will surely have time for a walk to the banks of the Chubut River or to greet our horses.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner.

No riding.

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Day 2
To Miranda
Day 3
Lagoon Ride
Day 4
Ride to an Old School
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

The program is suitable for all levels of riders, since it consists of three days of horseback riding with accommodation in Yurtas (GLAMPING) or in the shelter, since we return every afternoon to the starting point.
For this reason, the route and the demands of each day of horseback riding can be adapted to the level of the group. Daily departures can vary from 2 to 6 hours, according to our clients' requests. We have the opportunity to tour the wonders of the Precordillera and Cordillera of Patagonia, on horseback and rest on the banks of the Chubut River, enjoying the silence and magic of this unique place.

The dates are set approximately, for further info please contact us.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Premium
Camp Site
3 nights
3 nights
El Sapucai Mountain Refuge

The Patagonian refuge is located on the banks of the Chubut River, in an isolated place within the foothills. The house consists of a warm dining kitchen where delicious meals are prepared still with firewood. There are two bedrooms for two people each, a shared bathroom with a wood-burning heater and a
living room with a fireplace. Everything is set to make this place a unique experience.

Right outside, a little stream separates the main house from the two yurts, located in front of the Chubut River. Each yurt is decorated with a ethnic touch, has a wooden floors, wooden fired stove and readymade beds for 2/3 persons. hey are installed on a wooden deck that isolates them from the floor and protects them from the rains. Its solid construction and warm interior setting allows you to enjoy a full GLAMPING-style rest.

There is no electric light or cell phone signal.
Emergencies are handled with satellite telephony and the rescue experience of their owners.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Río Negro Province, aeroport San Karlos de Bariloche
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Tour conditions

Included

  • all private transportation IN/OUT;
  • all meals as detailed in the itinerary;
  • accommodation;
  • bilingual guides, authentic local guides;
  • satellite phone for emergencies;
  • saddle horses;
  • extra horses.

Extras

  • flights;
  • personal expenses;
  • insurance;
  • tips.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Indispensable

  • sunglasses;
  • hat or cap;
  • high factor sunscreen;
  • lip protection against wind and sun;
  • personal medication (enough for the entire trip), contact lenses;

Recommended

  • insect repellent;
  • basic first aid kit for personal use;
  • cleaning kit (soap and biodegradable shampoo);
  • tissues/moist towelettes or travel wipes;
  • flashlight (ideally headlamp);
  • camera and/or camcorder, spare battery and memory stick;
  • books/reading/pencil and paper;
  • water bottle;

In general

  • adequate clothing for outdoor activities;
  • long-sleeved T-shirts;
  • short sleeve T-shirt;
  • waterproof jacket/windbreaker;
  • scarf;
  • long pants;
  • shorts or cotton pants;
  • fleece/Sweater;
  • sneakers/comfortable shoes;

For horseback riding

  • boots or booties (with a sole suitable for riding (not too thick soled so you can quickly pull your footout in case of an eventual fall);
  • full-leg (preferably) or half-leg leather chaps;
  • riding helmet (highly recommended);
  • riding gloves.
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 10 reviews
  • MP
    Marina Pereyra I. and Juan Romero
    23 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    It was an exceptional experience in every way. A magical location, with its vast mountain range and the hospitality of Domi and Tammy, who have a deep love for horses. It's perfect for those seeking a break from everyday life to reconnect with nature and themselves. Domi and Tammy are wonderful hosts who make you feel at home. The candlelit dinners, the cozy wood-burning stove, and Tammy's homemade desserts give the place a special charm. Being able to customize our schedule, type of ride, and plans was exactly what I needed. For anyone seeking an unforgettable horseback riding experience with great horses, this is the perfect choice. I recommend it to anyone looking for a truly unique experience and the chance to explore remote places. Sharing a meal with friendly locals and discovering hidden lagoons in the mountains were unforgettable moments. And lastly...sleeping in the yurts and gazing at the stars that enhance the beauty of the mountain range was truly spectacular. The yurts are comfortable, spacious, warm, and blend in perfectly with the surroundings. They provide the ideal balance of privacy within this shared group experience.
    23 Dec, 2023
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    22 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    Das Alto Chubut Ride war eine einzigartige Erfahrung. Obwohl ich viel über die Weiten Patagoniens gelesen und gehört habe, war es sehr beeindruckend, Teil davon zu sein, während ich auf dem Rücken eines Pferdes saß, das jeden Schritt genau kannte. Die Natur war vielfältig und atemberaubend. Ich möchte Dominik und Tammy herzlich für ihre sorgfältige Organisation und ihr umfangreiches Fachwissen danken!
    22 Dec, 2023
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    Alejandra Miller
    9 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    We had a fantastic ride, mainly due to the excellent treatment, attention and food provided by Dominik and Tammy. The horses were all well-behaved, and the guide Migueo was very courteous. The landscapes were also stunning. Overall, we had a wonderful time and can't wait to come back.
    9 Dec, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    1 Oct, 2023 – 30 Apr, 2024
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