Mendoza Horseback Riding Tour With Traditional Argentine Asado

Overview

This full-day tour takes you horseback riding in the Uco Valley, located in the middle of the Andes mountain range. Discover a unique Argentine landscape from the foothills of the Cordn del Plata (Silver Cord), and follow your experienced guide on a 3.5-hour ride while magnificent condors fly above. Enjoy breakfast at Quebrada del Condor (Condors Gorge) and complete your tour with a barbecue lunch. Round-trip hotel transport by minivan from Mendoza is included. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience with a small group.

Highlights

  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included

Details about this tour

Your tour begins in the morning with hotel pickup in Mendoza. Aboard your comfortable minivan, drive through Villa Potrerillos, a village located 45 minutes away. Youll continue up to Quebrada del Condor, stopping at the panoramic viewpoint of Mirador de la Hoyada en route.

Approximately two hours after leaving Mendoza youll reach the gorge, where a traditional Argentine breakfast is served to your small group.

Once your guide offers a safety briefing and some instruction, settle onto your sturdy horse bred for stamina over mountainous terrain and follow along the rugged trail. Your 3.5-hour horseback ride starts at the foot of the Cordn del Plata, an Andean mountain range in the Uco Valley. Amid this breathtaking landscape of snowcapped peaks, wildlife abounds. Keep a lookout for llamas, foxes, hares, condors and other incredible birds throughout your horseback ride.

In the middle of the journey, stop for a break at the shore of a creek to enjoy an infusion of mate, a popular drink made from yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water. Then saddle up and follow ancient paths until your small group reaches a viewpoint. From 9,185 feet (2,800 meters) above sea level, youll appreciate the magnificent scenery, including the Cordn del Plata ridge and the Potrerillos Valley.

At the completion of your horseback ride in the late afternoon, dismount to enjoy an authentic Argentine asado (barbecue) for lunch.

Your full-day tour ends with return transport by minivan to your hotel in Mendoza.

Inclusions

  • Local bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Use of all necessary equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Maximum number per group is 12 people

Passport name, number, expiry, date of birth and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • KEVIN B
    26-May-2015

    This was an incredible tour - amazing views, great guides and fabulous food. This is definitely the tour to do if you are traveling to Mendoza.

  • Kristen G
    25-Nov-2014

    Best part of the whole vacation! We LOVED this!!

  • Pamela
    23-Nov-2014

    This was pure and simply AWESOME! This is not recommended for a beginner rider or those who are afraid of heights. You go up the Andes a good 3000 feet and your horse is made to walk along the very edge!! Even in the most hot of days you will be at high elevation. You need to dress extremely warm!

  • Margaret M
    28-Mar-2014

    so awesome

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