Authentic Holidays in the Andes

days 5 days nights 4 nights
San Carlos de Bariloche
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic
Weight limit
100 kg / 220 lb

Crossing the Andes on horseback is an unforgettable and incomparable adventure.

We offer a unique program: small groups that experience an authentic cultural exchange with the families who live in this isolated place that they call home.

We ride through the centuries-old steps of the gauchos, we cross rivers, we reach the border with Chile, we go along mountain ridges with views of beautiful valleys.

After a hot breakfast, the day will consist of approximately 5 or 6 hours of horseback riding with a break midway for lunch, followed by a hearty and delicious dinner with the best Argentine wines.

We ride through a spectacular mountain landscape on well-trained horses, you will feel the magic of this immensity and you will come to understand why they have so much mythical power in the history of the region. Our itineraries offer real experiences of a remote way of life that has not changed over the years.  

US$ 1 400
per tourist for 5 days
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Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 16 years old
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Photo Dario G.
Dario G. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I am Dario, third generation descendant of gauchos and horse breeders in my region, Corrientes. In 2001, I decided to share my passion for horses and Argentine customs by organizing adventures with horses and authentic cultural experiences.

Tour highlights

Discover Local Culture
Follow the local way of life that has not been changed in years
Enjoy Breathtaking Views
Panoramas of a spectacular mountain landscape from up to 4000m
Ride Together with Professional Guides
You will be guided by the people that have passed this way more than a 100 of times

Route details

Day 1
Beginning of the adventure

Darío has been doing this parade for 15 years with already 115 crossings of the Andes. 

The night before the ride, you will have a barbecue at the house of the stallholder Edmundo who will accompany you throughout the journey with a team. During the meal, Darío is going to explain what the parade is about, the itinerary, and so on.

After breakfast and preparing the mules, you will eat something light and go out around 1:00 p.m. to ride for three hours.

There are three different routes, which will be chosen according to the weather always prioritiinge safety. 

The first camp will be held at Los Álamos Post or El Mallín depending on the weather. You will arrive at 4:00 p.m. It is going to be the time to clean up while you will begin to assemble the tents. 

Dinner will be around 8:30 p.m.

Day 2
The ascent
Day 3
Post Yeso
Day 4
Las Overas
Day 5
The descend
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

We have different horses and we select them based on their experience. For inexperienced riders or children we also have very good horses.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Tent
4 nights
4 nights
Tent

This is a rustic and authentic gaucho experience. We will provide the tents and you will bring your sleeping bag. The first camp will be held at Los Álamos Post or El Mallín depending on the weather. You will sleep two nights here and the rest in Post Yeso.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

El Mallín, Bustillo KM 11600, San Carlos de Bariloche, Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina

Tour conditions

Included

  • horse riding sessions;
  • use of horses and horse equipment;
  • 4 nights accommodation;
  • tents;
  • pick-up from Malargüe;
  • breakfasts, lunches, and dinners;
  • beverages.

Extras

  • transfers to the place of the departure of the ride;
  • night accommodation at the Mapicsa hostel;
  • insurance;
  • sleeping bag.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

5 days
4 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking
In case of booking cancellation the next policy applies: Tourists will receive a full amount they paid for the reservation in case they cancel more than 35 days in advance of the tour start date In the event of cancellation within the period of 34 to 16 days before the tour start date - they are entitled to receive 50% of the booking amount Cancelations made within 15 days before the tour starts will not be entitled to a refund.

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 400
    4 – 8 Mar 5 days 4 nights
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