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Summary:
Working cattle estancia near Cordoba, Argentina. Ride with gauchos and experience Argentine hospitality, lovely accommodation and learn to play polo. All levels.
Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Open all year except May and June, anytime arrival and departure.
  • Christmas/New Year: 1 - 15 January and 15 - 31 December
  • Trip Length: Suggested 8 days/7 nights or as you wish. There is a minimum of 3 nights (5 nights over Christmas & New Year).
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible, on trails 4-6 hours. No riding on Sunday afternoons
  • Meeting point: Cordoba Airport, Argentina.
  • Riding Ability Required: All riding abilities catered for
  • Usual Group Size: Max 12
  • Transfer: 2022: Included from Córdoba Pajas Blancas airport or Rio Ceballos (but not Córdoba central) between 08.00 and 20.00. All other transfer requests will be quoted on a case by case basis.. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour
Herding cattle in the Andes
from $1,789
Summary:

Visit the high Andes of north west Argentina on this unique trail. Ride on ancient Incan pathways, searching for cattle in the high altitude grasslands at 3,000m where condors circle overhead. You'll help the gauchos drive the cattle into corrals and assist with sorting and branding.This destination is for experienced riders who want to experience local Argentinian culture by taking part in one of the last truly authentic cattle drives in the world. Accommodation is in mountain cabins with two nights in a hotel for a true gaucho experience.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 30 Apr; 1 Oct
  • 2023: 29 Apr; 30 Sept
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6-9 hours
  • Meeting point: Salta Airport (SLA), Argentina
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2022: Included from Salta airport or city centre.
Desert portion of the ride
from $1,855
Summary:

Ride along ancient Inca trails in the Andes Mountains where life goes on as it has for centuries. From the dry Calchaquí desert on the west of the Dead Lion Range of the Andes, we cross at 3,000m (9,000ft) where condors roam and descend into a different world of lush green valleys and tropical forests of Lerma. 

En-route we stay in the homes of the local Calchaqui Indians with 3 nights of camping under the spectacular southern hemisphere stars in the high Andes, an unmissable experience. A relaxed ride with beds and hot showers all or most nights for riders who can walk, trot and canter.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022 9 Day Programme: May 10; July 16; August 21; October 11; November 27.
  • 2022 12 Day Programme: May 22; July 3; August 7; September 18; November 13.
  • Tailor-made rides can also be arranged all year round
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/6 days riding OR 8 days/7 nights/6 riding days (excluding Buenos Aires activities)
    12 days/ 11 nights/9 days riding OR 11 days/10 nights/9 riding days (excluding Buenos Aires activities)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: 9 day: Salta Airport (SLA)
    12 day: Buenos Aires Airport (EZE) or Salta Airport (SLA) (11 day itinerary)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8. Ride may be confirmed for less than 6 at a supplement, see Prices and Dates tab.
  • Transfer: 2022: Included from Salta for 9 day programme. 12 day programme approximately $60 one way per car (1-3 pax) from Buenos Aires Pistarini (international) or $30 from Buenos Aires Newbery (domestic).
Playing polo on the Estancia
from $3,579
Summary:
A week dedicated to learning to play polo on a working cattle estancia. Ride with gauchos and experience Argentine hospitality, lovely accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 28 February; 3 October; 7 (FULL) November.
  • Other dates on request for 2+ people
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible, polo tuition every afternoon.
  • Meeting point: Cordoba Airport, Argentina (COR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and experienced riders will get the best out of this ride
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 12
    Minimum age 12
  • Transfer: Included from Córdoba Pajas Blancas airport or Rio Ceballos (but not Córdoba central) between 08.00 and 20.00. All other transfer requests will be quoted on a case by case basis.. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour
Taking a rest
from $3,489
Summary:

The ultimate challenge - cross the High Andes along the remote historic route. For the adventurous, tough and reasonably fit only.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: December 28.
  • 2023: January 22, February 12, March 2
  • Additional dates are available on requests for groups of 6 or more from Dec - March.
  • Trip Length: 10 days / 9 nights / 7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 to 9 hours
  • Meeting point: Santiago, Chile at 2pm.
    End point of ride - Mendoza, Argentina. It is possible to catch a bus back to Santiago at the end of the ride - this takes 6 hours and costs in the region of $40
  • Riding Ability Required: From fit and confident novice onwards. Min age 10.
  • Usual Group Size: 10-15
  • Transfer: Included from Santiago and back to Mendoza at end of ride. Transfer time is approx 2 hours.
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