Roaming Horse Ride Adventure

Ride across towering mountains and through enchanted forests, alongside beautiful lakes, across hidden valleys and through rivers and creeks. Enjoy authentic luxury accommodation in a family-owned estancia and pop-up campsites along the way.

7 Days

$4,800

Roaming Horse Ride Adventure - 7 - $4,800

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Horse ride through a truly unique and secluded area of the Argentinean Lake District
  • Experience life on a real Patagonia estancia 
  • Enjoy three nights camping in a comfortable campsite and three nights stay in a stunning lodge within the estancia’s 60,000-acre property
  • Stand on mountaintops soaking in breathtaking views of the Andes and the mighty Lanín Volcano
  • Get a first-hand look at one of the most peculiar looking trees in the world - the ancient Araucaria Araucana or Monkey Puzzle tree.

Landmarks visited on Roaming Horse Ride Adventure

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive on a morning flight from Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes/Neuquen/Bariloche airport and meet your transfer. (Arrangements can be made for a private transfer)

The road trip from the airport to the ranch is simply magnificent, following the Alumine River Basin. Throughout the drive, you will see spectacular natural changes - ranging from the arid plateau to the subtropical woods of the northern Andes.

That night you will enjoy a welcome dinner and go over plans for the days ahead.

Accommodation: Valley Lodge       

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 2:

Today is all about getting comfortable with your horse and your gear in preparation for the days that lie ahead.

Set out this morning after a hearty breakfast. You ride through the Valley and enjoy lunch at Las Tordillas barn. After lunch, you will resume your ride and finish the day at the Valley Lodge where a hot shower and delicious meal await.

Accommodation: Valley Lodge       

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3:

Riding duration: 5-6 hours/40km

Today the horse-pack trip begins! The trail leads you deep into the Andes. Enjoy lunch at the beautiful 'Mallin Largo Valley', a hidden valley surrounded by ancient trees and the famous millenary Monkey Puzzle trees. Conclude today's ride by passing through Las Caballadas Valley located at the far end of the ranch next to the Chilean border.

The campsite will be prepared by the time you arrive. The personal chef will have a nice bonfire going along with a traditional Patagonian dinner and a welcoming glass of wine. 

Accommodation: Campsite 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 4:

Riding duration: 5-6 hours/40km

Following a delicious breakfast, you will get back on horseback. Today, the trail leads you through spectacular scenery not least the mighty Lanin Volcano and the towering Andes Mountain Range. Weather permitting, you will ride to the top of 'Cerro Ventana' (1,957m). Return to the campsite in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Campsite 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 5:

Riding duration: 5-6 hours/40km

Today the trail will lead you to 'Cerro Ponom' (1,865m), crossing through 'Mogotes Grises', and heading down to the gorgeous 'Tres Lagunas Valley' before returning to your campsite through the Magdalena and Caballadas Valley.

Accommodation: Campsite 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 6:

Riding duration: 5-6 hours/40km

After breakfast, pack your things and ride back to the ranch. Expect to arrive back at the lodge around 5pm. After a relaxing shower, afternoon tea will be waiting, followed by a delicious dinner to celebrate the conclusion of your trip!

Accommodation: Valley Lodge       

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7:

It's time to pack your things and say goodbye to the ranch. Upon request, arrangements can be made for airport transfers. During the journey back to the airport, you'll have time to reflect on your amazing trip to Northern Patagonia!

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $4,800 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Please note:

  • Itinerary is entirely flexible 
  • Price (per person) based on a group of 2 for 6 nights
  • Single Supplement is USD $70 per night
  • You should have riding experience, and be secure in the saddle at a walk, trot, and fast canter.
  • Exclusive to Swoop Patagonia

Includes

  • Airport transfer to San Martin de los Andes
  • Logistical support and map of the area
  • Accommodation & meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Wine and sodas during meals
  • Horses and tack
  • Local English speaking guide and crew
  • Saddle bags
  • Transportation in the estancias
  • Tents and camping gear

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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