The Andes Horseback Riding

Kid Friendly, San JuanTraveler pickup is offeredPortsUAQ to Returns to original departure point

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Expedition loaded with emotions without equal, so much for the magnitude of the landscapes, the rough weather, the work of the mules, guides and baqueanos, added to the historical stamp that is printed in each moment in each camp, where in a certain way we relived the epic of that great patriot Don José de San Martín and his liberating troops, who chose these ravines, mountain ranges, valleys and steps to start our freedom as a country and as a continent.Duration: 8 days 7 nightsDifficulty: Medium / HighSeason: Summer (december to March)
Itinerary:Day 1. Reception in the city of San Juan or Mendoza and transfer to Barreal. Overnight at Posada in Barreal. Acclimatization, team review, logistics talk. Introduction to the history of the crossing. Free time. Night in Barreal in shared cabins 3 to 5 people. Consult for singles or doubles. Day 2. Breakfast. Transfers in 4x4 vehicles to the first mountain station. Assignment and preparation of the mules. Lunch in the field. Departure through Cordillerano valley delimited by the hills La Ramada and Alma Negra. Native fauna sighting. Arrival to the first campsite, night in Peñón Colorado or Los Hornitos (BC1 2900msnm) * depending on where we start the ride we can advance to another BC.Day 3. Breakfast at Peñón or Los Hornitos. Departure to the pass of Espinacito, where we will reach a maximum height of 4,500 m.s.n.m, perhaps the most adrenaline and exciting moment of the expedition. Arrival to the base camp. Dinner and Night in Las Vegas de Gallardo (Day 4: Breakfast in Las Vegas de Gallardo. We rode to Valle de Los Patos to reach the Valle Hermoso, where General San Martín performed with the Army his last camp on the Argentine side. Dinner and Night along the river of Valle Hermoso. Day 5: Breakfast. Horseback riding to the Chilean border limit. Break.Night in Valle Hermoso.Day 6: Breakfast. Horseback ride back among Cordillera streams until you reach Rancho de Lata or Vega del Cura, where you will spend the night and dine. Day 7: Breakfast at Rancho de Lata. Departure in ascent to Paso La Honda where the border line of Altas Cumbres and Cerro Aconcagua can be observed. Arrival at Manantiales. Possible extension to Burners by road condition. Transfers to Barreal. Night in shared cabins 3 to 5 people. Consult quote double or single room.Day 8. Breakfast. Transfers End of services.Included.Transfer in / out San Juan – Barreal, Transfer from Barreal to the beginning of the ride - Burners or springs, Transfer from the end of the ride, Burners or Springs, to Barreal, Full board in the mountains (breakfast, lunch, snacks, snacks, dinners), 2 nights accommodation in Barreal, Rooms for 3 or 4 people to share. Double Rooms or Singles Request a Quote, 5 nights accommodation in a wild camp, in the middle of the mountain range, Guides, coordinators and baqueanos, Horses equipped and properly prepared for this type of mountain expeditions, Tents, General mountain safety equipment, Satellite pone, General camping logistics (pots, heaters, security elements, orientation. Personal accident coverage, Satellite monitoring during the entire expedition. (Saved by Spot), Prior advice with photos, maps and necessary material, Permanent assistance.Does not includeTicktes or Transfers- from city of origin to the city of San Juan, Drinks at the inn, Lunch-dinner on the day of arrival, Expenses caused by abandonment of expedition, Aerial extraction in case of evacuation

What’s included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Local taxes
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • All activities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

What’s not included

  • Transportation to/from attractions

Itinerary

Day 4: Breakfast in Las Vegas de Gallardo. We rode to Valle de Los Patos to reach the Valle Hermoso, where General San Martín performed with the Army his last camp on the Argentine side. Dinner and Night along the river of Valle Hermoso. 
Day 5: Breakfast. Horseback riding to the Chilean border limit. Break.Night in Valle Hermoso.
Day 6: Breakfast. Horseback ride back among Cordillera streams until you reach Rancho de Lata or Vega del Cura, where you will spend the night and dine. 
Day 7: Breakfast at Rancho de Lata. Departure in ascent to Paso La Honda where the border line of Altas Cumbres and Cerro Aconcagua can be observed. Arrival at Manantiales. Possible extension to Burners by road condition. Transfers to Barreal. Night in shared cabins 3 to 5 people. Consult quote double or single room. Day 8. Breakfast. Transfers End of services. Included.Transfer in / out San Juan – Barreal, Transfer from Barreal to the beginning of the ride - Burners or springs, Transfer from the end of the ride, Burners or Springs, to Barreal, Full board in the mountains (breakfast, lunch, snacks, snacks, dinners), 2 nights accommodation in Barreal, Rooms for 3 or 4 people to share. Double Rooms or Singles Request a Quote, 5 nights accommodation in a wild camp, in the middle of the mountain range, Guides, coordinators and baqueanos, Horses equipped and properly prepared for this type of mountain expeditions, Tents, General mountain safety equipment, Satellite pone, General camping logistics (pots, heaters, security elements, orientation. Personal accident coverage, Satellite monitoring during the entire expedition. (Saved by Spot), Prior advice with photos, maps and necessary material, Permanent assistance. Does not include Ticktes or Transfers- from city of origin to the city of San Juan, Drinks at the inn, Lunch-dinner on the day of arrival, Expenses caused by abandonment of expedition, Aerial extraction in case of evacuation
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