Ride to Argentina

Ride to Argentina 5 days / 4 nights

What is basically forbidden in Chile, namely to cross the border to Argentina by horse, is allowed in the valley of Tulahuen.

During a three-day riding tour over the Andes, we arrive at a mountain lake on the Argentine side. A tour that is very suitable for beginners or inexperienced riders. Despite beautiful landscapes there are no difficult places to overcome. There is enough time for bathing, enjoying and fishing.

Program

1st day

Arrival and overnight in Seron in Rio Hurtado. We discuss the upcoming riding tour and prepare our luggage for the start the next morning.

2nd day

We start at dawn, departure is at 05.00 o’clock. The trip to our neighbouring valley takes about three hours, where in Carizal, the last village, our horses and mules are waiting for us. While the guides load the luggage onto the mules, the guests can have breakfast. At about ten o’clock we finally leave. Our path leads with a gentle but steady gradient along a mountain stream up into the Andes. Before we get to the pass, the path gets rockier and steeper, at the top we are rewarded with a great view of the Argentine plateau and a small mountain lake, where we set up our first camp for the night. While the guides prepare the food, the guests have time to set up their night camp and take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters of the mountain lake.

Riding time approx. 5 hours

3rd day

Today is a bit shorter, we pack our stuff to get from the small mountain lake to a bigger one, around which we ride. Between the two lagoons we ride past springs with ice-cold but clear water. After we have almost circumnavigated the lagoon, we ride behind another mountain range back towards the Chilean border. But also this time we put up our night camp still on Argentinean side.

Riding time approx. 3 hours

4th day

The third and last riding day in this valley is also the longest. We continue to ride uphill until we finally reach the border to Chile on the pass again. A look back, from where we came, is worthwhile in any case, we still see the laguna as a blue strip in the middle of the reddish coloured mountains. One last time we admire the steep mountains of the Andes and the view into the valley before we descend back to our starting point. Once there, we return the horses to their owners and drive back to Seron, Rio Hurtado.

Riding time approx. 6 hours

5th day

Farewell and individual onward or return journey.