Traverse on Horseback in the Andes

5.0 (8)
2 days 1 night
Weight limit
110 kg / 243 lb

Experience an incredible horseback journey through the stunning Mountains of Mendoza.

Our adventure takes us southwest to Tupungato town, where we'll navigate through the vineyard-laden landscapes of the Uco Valley. The grapevines extend up the mountain slopes, their lush greenery standing out against the snowy white peaks. 

Along the path, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the towering 'El Plata' mountains and the majestic Tupungato volcano. 

Covering approximately 140 km, our route eventually leads us to El Manzano Histórico, a quaint village nestled at the mountain's base and at the heart of the Natural Reserve that shares its name. As one of the area's primary tourist attractions, this will be our starting point for an unforgettable horseback riding experience.

US$ 420
per tourist for 2 days
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Photo Federico Z.
Federico Z. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Federico is an outdoor lover with plenty of adventures in The Andes. Specialized in the tour logistics and organization of Expeditions and Treks in the Central Andes, Patagonia, Peru, Bolivia, and French Alps.

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Born in 1982 in the south of France and son of a Canadian mother, married with an Argentinian from Mendoza and father of two kids, he came to Argentina with his family 5 years ago after being a firefighter emergency medical technician in Paris, France during 11 years (BSPP). Passionated by nature and horses, he found a new vocation guiding people in the Andes Mountains. Now he has become one of the best and expert local guides in Mendoza with much knowledge of our culture, traditions, and lover of good wine.

Tour highlights

Experience the Night at Glacial Lake
With the snowy mountains in front, we will reach the glacial lake where we will spend the night under the stars in tents
Have a Chance to See the Tupungato Volcano
Tupungato Volcano dominates the region, and the summit marks the international border between Argentina and Chile
Discover Unique Patagonian Scenery at the Uco Valley
Have a ride through one of the most famous wine regions of Argentina

Route details

Day 1
Farm – Refuge Dr. Scarabelli (Mula Muerta)

We saddled the horses in the morning to start our way to the mountains. We will pass through the Historical Manzano, where General San Martín (army liberator of South America of the Spanish king stopped when he returned from the Chilean battle). 

We continue to Gendarmerie (Refugio Alferez Portinari), where we have lunch and then continue to our first destination: Dr. Scarabelli (Real de the Dead Mule). On this route, we will see Mt Punta Negra with its 4000 meters above sea level, waterfalls, and the Andean massif. 

We will arrive at the old refuge where we will enjoy a traditional barbecue during dinner with excellent wines from the Uco Valley and spend the night in tents.

Day 2
Dr. Scarabelli – Portillo Argentino Manzano Historico
Tour provider's comments

No experience required



1 night
1 night

Night under the stars, fire and traditional bbq makes a perfect end of the first day testing exquisite Malbecs from Uco Valley. 

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Tour conditions


  • transfers by from the Mendoza city to Valle de Uco
  • high mountain tents to camp
  • specialized bilingual guides, experts baqueanos area, cooking services
  • horses in excellent condition and easy to drive
  • 12 kg of equipment per pax. loading by horses
  • dinner and all meals (included BBQ and drinks)
  • satellite phone (in case of contingencies)
  • detailed information of flora, fauna, and history of each place


  • personal equipment (clothes, sleeping bag, mattress)
  • extra expenses, drinks, farewell dinner
  • any costs resulting from the cancellation of the program before and during the trip

Group size

up to 3 tourists


2 days
1 night

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Upper body

• 1 Top underwear
• 1 Fleece jacket
• 1 Windproof jacket


• Hat for the sun

Lower body

• 1 Trekking pant or jeans


• 1 Pair of trekking shoes


• 1 Pairs of extra socks


• 1 Pair of sunglasses


• 1 Headlamp
• 1 Sleeping bag comfortable between -5C and  -10ºC


• Small backpack 20 L


• Sunscreen and lip protection SPF 40
• Personal hygiene kit

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Tour reviews

Based on 8 reviews
  • A
    20 Mar, 2023
    about provider
    It was the best ever Aconcagua adventure we experienced. The team was well organized, extremely supportive, fun and trustworthy. Pablo was an amazing guide and Federico made everything to help us with all the arrangements from abroad. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime!
    20 Mar, 2023
  • AS
    Alexi Shaw
    15 Mar, 2023
    about provider
    We had the two days horse riding trip in Mendoza. Wonderful trip - our guide was excellent, multilingual leader, the gauchos were wonderful guys, the planning itself was extremely great! Breathtaking views and a superb experience. I will never forget our dinner in the clouds and this little adventure. Well worth the price.
    15 Mar, 2023
  • R
    5 Mar, 2023
    about provider
    We had an amazing horseback riding experience with Pablo. It was probably the best excursion we had during our trip. Views were spectacular and the gaucho lunch in the mountains was so unique. Highly recommend!
    5 Mar, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    1 Sep, 2024 – 31 May, 2025
  • US$ 420
    10 – 11 Sep 2 days 1 night
  • US$ 420
    10 – 11 Oct 2 days 1 night
  • US$ 420
    10 – 11 Nov 2 days 1 night
  • US$ 420
    10 – 11 Dec 2 days 1 night

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