Authentic horseback ride with Chilean Cowboys in the Andes close to Santiago!

Summary

Depart from your Santiago hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and relax during the 30-minute drive into the rugged mountain range known as the Cordillera. On arrival, don professional riding gear and select your horse from a herd of gentle Criollos, mild creatures famed for their long-distance stamina upon mountainous terrain.  After a brief orientation session from your professional guide, set out on a slow saunter to explore the splendid surroundings of Santiago. During a half-day ride, scale mountain paths, traverse meandering streams and admire the dramatic natural panoramas on offer. Observe the flora for diverse wildlife species as your guide offers fascinating insight into the abundant birdlife and complex eco-system of the enclave. Capture fabulous photographs at a variety of picturesque viewpoints before continuing your journey to an authentic arriero ranch.  Enjoy a warm welcome from the ranch owner and his family, sipping a steaming cup of coffee to refresh after the long ride. Feast upon a flavorsome and fulfilling picnic lunch of freshly baked bread, creamy cheeses, meats, and exotic fruit paired with wine. Relax during the return journey back to your hotel, where the adventurous excursion concludes.   Tour Options: In the summer months, evening and night rides are also available. Admire the views of Santiago during the sunset tour.

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Why take this tour?

At a 30 min drive from Santiago, enter a complete different world. Go off the beaten track on a horseback-riding tour through the mountains of the Santiago area. With an expert English speaking guide, you’ll follow local ‘arrieros’ (cowboys) across riverbeds, native forests and along scenic terrain. You will learn about Chile's horsemanship traditions, spot different native trees, sorts of vegetation, mountain micro-climates, and all of this while enjoy the breathtaking vistas on horseback. For sure some other furry friends like dogs will join us as well. Activity suitable for beginners and experts...these small but sturdy Criollo horses will put anyone at ease. We lend you some chaps & a helmet for a safe ride! After our ride, we enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic with wine, coffee, ham & cheese with fresh bread and seasonal fruits. We relax, reflecting on the day together and share what we have enjoyed about our interaction with nature, the animals and the beautiful environment.

What’s included?

  • Professional bilingual guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Lunch

  • Additional snacks

  • All necessary equipment

  • Gratuities

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  • Duration: 1 day

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Private and/or semi private tours (2-8 pax) for a unique experience! Our tours are tailored to suit the most important person, you! As a Boutique Tour Company we offer day tours around Santiago and customized tours to the Lake District & Patagonia. In the Santiago area we offer a variety of day trips, such as horseback rides, winery tours, cultural & nature tours for the perfect day out! Our tailored tour experiences in Chile will take you off the beaten path! We create unique experiences and lasting memories in this beautiful country.

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