Day 1: Horseback riding - Uspallata Valley
In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Mendoza and together we drive towards the mountains. We arrive to our base camp.
The guide, the gauchos and the horses are waiting for you, ready to leave. Once on the horse, we will climb up paths and ride through beautiful landscapes. At dusk we arrive at the camp where we will warm us up around the campfire and eat the "asado". We spend the night under the stars or in tents.
Day 2: Horseback riding
After breakfast we go on riding, going deep into the mountains, climbing up to 3,000 mts. (10,000 ft.) and discovering the mysteries of the Andes. If we are lucky we might even spot some condors, guanaco, foxes, “choiques” (ostrich), etc. This is an unforgettable experience! In the afternoon we reach our next campsite where we set up the camp, have dinner and rest.
Today we ride up to 3,000 mts. (10,000 ft.) and from there we have a beautiful view over the Uspallata Valley and the Andes. Far away from stress, computers and phones, it is the perfect moment to enjoy nature and relax! Then, we ride to our next camp to have dinner and spend the night.
Today we will go down a gorge, following a river. It will be a perfect day to take pictures if you haven't taken any so far! We go down in altitude and at the same time you will see the variation in the vegetation. After a break to have lunch and have a nap we go on riding until we reach our last campsite. We will gather some wood and if you feel fit, you can decide to have a walk around! In the evening we will have our last dinner before going to rest.
Day 5: Horseback riding
Today will be our last day on horseback. We ride, enjoying the last views of the inside of the Andes until we reach our final destination in the afternoon. From there, transfer to Mendoza by private vehicle and end of one of the most exciting adventure the Andes can offer us.
Uspallata is a small town in a valley at 1,900 - 2,500 mts. (6,200 - 8,200 ft.) of altitude. It lies on the road which crosses the Andes between Mendoza and Santiago de Chile. It is located about 100 km. (60 miles) west of Mendoza and there was once the Transandine Railway which passed through the town on its way from Mendoza to Los Andes in Chile.
Map of this trip
a) Experience: This horseback ride is suitable for beginners as well as experienced riders. The horses used are gentle and specialized for the mountain paths. Therefore no previous experience or any horse-riding knowledge is necessary.
b) Price: The best rate is reached with a minimum of 03 people; otherwise price will be slightly different.
c) Itinerary: Itineraries can be altered according to the weather conditions and the riders.