Authentic Horseback Ride With Chilean Cowboys In The Andes Close To Santiago!

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Day 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Morning option - 10am, Sunset option - 4pm
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    In order to avoid morning traffic, we pick up only from hotels in located in: Bellavista, Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura.
    If you reside outside these areas, pick u.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Go off the beaten track on a horseback-riding tour through the mountains of the Santiago area. With an expert guide, youll follow local arrieros (cowboys) across riverbeds, native forests and along scenic terrain. Beginners rest assured: these small but sturdy Criollo horses -- known for their stamina -- will put anyone at ease. We lend you some chaps & a helmet for a safe ride!

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Pick up from Hotel or meeting point

Pass By: Chile Off Track, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region

Riverbeds, native forests, breathtaking vistas of Santiago city from above!
After your guide picks you up from your Santiago hotel, relax on the 30-minute drive into the rugged mountain range (known locally as the cordillera). When you arrive, put on your chaps and mount your Criollo a stout and hardy, long-distance horse breed known for its stamina in mountainous terrain. Youll get a brief safety training and some riding instruction, but no prior experience is required to ride one!
When youre ready, follow a local cowboy who guides you onto the trail for a 3-hour ride on horseback. Take in the magnificent scenery as you scale the mountain paths, and cross some streams along the way.
Admire the breath-taking panoramas of Chiles gorgeous natural surroundings as you learn about the horses, abundant bird life, and native flora and fauna from your arriero guide. Theres plenty of time to stop for great photo opportunities during your ride.
Afterward, stop to visit an authentic arriero ranch. Youll be welcomed by his family to enjoy a cup of coffee or try mate a traditional South American drink typically sipped from a gourd through a metal straw. While youre there, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch including wine, cheese, ham, locally baked bread, seasonal fruits and more!
Your horseback-riding tour ends with return transport to your hotel.
Tour Options:
In the summer months, evening and night rides are also available. Admire the views of Santiago during the sunset tour.


Duration: 4 hours

Location: Andes Mountains, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region

Return to Hotel or meeting point

Pass By: Chile Off Track, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region

Inclusions

Professional bilingual guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch

Additional snacks

All necessary equipment

Entry/Admission - Andes Mountains

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Minimum age is 10 years

Passport name, number, date of birth, expiry date and country are required at time of booking for all participants

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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  • 17-Mar-2018

    A fantastic trip, geared more for the inexperienced rider I would say as its a gentle walk through the mountains. We have never ridden before other than donkeys on the beach but felt totally at ease on the horse following direction from our wonderful guide Lorraine. Would highly recommend this experience. Lorraine was extremely knowledgeable about the area which again added to the experience.

  • 01-Feb-2018

    Amazing views.

  • 03-Jan-2018

    This was an excellent tour, Felipe was our guide and we were so luck to have a Private Tour. He was very attentive, funny and spoke great English. The horses were so gentle. We were a party of 4 my husband myself and our two adult children. We were all experienced riders so Felipe took us to parts of the mountain that made the ride fun and challenging. Juan was also in assistance to make sure we were all ok. We had a great fantastic time, it is so peaceful and the views of Santiago were amazing. Afterward Felipe prepared a wonderful picnic lunch for us with a nice bottle of wine. I would highly recommend this tour and Felipe our guide.

  • 02-Dec-2017

    I highly recommend this tour. My wife and my daughters boyfriend had never been on a horse before. The guides made sure that they got gentle horses. All the horses are well behaved and easy to ride, The views were awesome, the guides never leave you alone and are always there to help you. This is not a follow the leader on a flat circle trail. This is up and down and around trail that never gets boring. We saw eagles and a condor flying high up. We liked it so much that on our next trip we want to try one of their overnight tours. Also at the end of the day there is a delicious lunch waiting for you with good Chilean wine to wash it down. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 19-Mar-2017

    On March 5, 2017, we a group of four had scheduled our sunset horseback riding tour. We had a wonderful experience during our tour. The staff was very friendly and helpful, taking time to explain things that enhanced our tour. This tour especially perfect for people who have never been on a horse. The horses were well behaved and knew the trails wells. The sites were breathtaking and we were able to see a most beautiful sunset while riding in the foothills of the Andes.
    I highly recommend this tour so you can experience the beauty of Chile and the Andes. Everything about this tour was spectacular. Thank you to our tour guide David for an excellent experience!

  • 18-Mar-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 27-Sep-2016

    Excellent way to see the mountain's and only a short drive from the city

  • 19-Aug-2016

    A wonderful excursion with a fabulous guide. Highly recommended.

  • 13-Apr-2016

    Great experience and we are not accustomed to riding horses. Will definitely recommend it.

  • 08-Apr-2016

    Fantastic day, very relaxing and a beautiful way to see the Andes. Tour guide brilliant and we had a fantastic Chilean lunch washed down with red wine. Neither of us had any experienced horse riding but had no issues going over the mountainous terrain as the horses were very well trained and the guide kept a close eye on us and coached us well on the way up.

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