Horseback Ride in the Mountains & Gourmet Picnic

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Horseback Ride in the Mountains & Gourmet Picnic
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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.
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In Brief

Location:
Santiago, Chile
Country:
Chile
Duration:
1 day 6 hours
Operates:
Daily
Overview
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Itinerary

-Pick up from Hotel or meeting point

-Meet your guide & drive to our ranch

-Meet the horses & hear about Chilean Horse riding traditions

-Brief explanation on how to handle your horse

-Explore the Cordillera de los Andes Mountains for 3 hours on horseback

-Return to our Ranch

-Enjoy a delicious picnic with wine, cheese & ham, fresh bread & fruits of the season


Stop At:

• Andes Mountains, Santiago Chile

Inclusions

  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Additional snacks
  • All necessary equipment

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Point

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 up will be coordinated at the Park Plaza Hotel, Ricardo Lyon 207, (corner with Nueva Providencia) Providencia.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.93 out of 5 based on the last 14 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
Amazing views.
• Submitted 01 Feb 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.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
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.
• Submitted 02 Dec 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!
• Submitted 21 Mar 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 18 Mar 2017
Excellent way to see the mountain's and only a short drive from the city
• Submitted 27 Sep 2016
A wonderful excursion with a fabulous guide. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 19 Aug 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.
• Submitted 15 Apr 2016
This was EXCELLENT. We were in a tour of two other couples--which apparently was one of the largest tours they had done for a while. We had an excellent trail ride through the hills with an incredibly knowledgeable guide Juane who spoke perfect English and was full of really interesting facts about the area. The lunch was simple and delicious, and everything was capped off with a great glass of wine. We would HIGHLY recommend this tour--probably the best part of our 12 day Chile trip. One slight word of warning, though--the description says no horseback riding experience needed, but I would argue that more experience on horses is better for this. It's a real trail ride, and the horses, and the very nice horses they use DO have personalities as opposed to some other trail rides where they just follow the lead horse at a slow walk. You will trot, and probably have quick bouts of cantering, during this ride. But, that's one of the things we really enjoyed! Excellent tour from start to finish.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2015
..............................................................FANTASTIC............................................................. Firstly I must say my wife and I are not horse riders, or very young. When we booked this we somehow imagined it to be a gentle clip clop along the track, looking up at mountains, we were totally wrong. When our Columbian guide from the horse ranch set off down a steep slope into a dried up river bed I almost refused to follow, but he showed me how to do it and we were soon 2000 metres above Santiago enjoying an amazing view. There was just the 2 of us , our guide from the ranch and our very helpful and friendly guide from the tour company. The ride back down was exciting and was followed by a relaxing picnic with time to discuss the experience. We were then taken back to our hotel. Just one note of caution: Because of the morning traffic in Santiago, the company cannot pick you up from a city centre hotel, so we took a taxi to another one, they did take us back to our hotel. an excellent, personal service. I cannot rate this brilliant experience too highly, thank you.
• Submitted 05 May 2015
One great riding tour around the mountains of Santiago. The horses were well behaved and the scenery around the course was fantastic. Our tour guide was friendly and explained alot. Definately worth doing the tour lots of fun
• Submitted 03 Apr 2015
The tour guide was great, and the views were fantastic! They did an amazing job making our honeymoon even more special than it already was.
• Submitted 20 Oct 2014
Great experience and we are not accustomed to riding horses. Will definitely recommend it.
• Submitted 16 Apr 2016

In Brief

Location:
Santiago, Chile
Country:
Chile
Duration:
1 day 6 hours
Operates:
Daily