Half-day Horseback riding, Laguna de los Patos, Tilcara, Jujuy

Let David, an AAGM certified guide, take you to a true paradise on Earth, Laguna de los Patos. Follow him on this horseback riding half day trip near Tilcara in Jujuy, northern Argentina.




Trip Duration

1/2 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

15 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Explore the charming town of Tilcara, in Jujuy, northern Argentina

  • Visit the Laguna de los Pato, a paradise near Tilcara

  • Admire different species of aquatic birds in their natural habita

Join me on this horseback riding adventure to Laguna de los Patos. Discover this marvellous place near the charming town of Tilcara, in the province of Jujuy, northern Argentina.

The itinerary I suggest will begin riding towards the Rio Grande, passing through Tilcara, until we reach the Laguna de los Patos. Then, we will head back using the Malka river, passing by and admiring local houses and fincas.

This mesmerizing lagoon was formed over an upland, with the most majestic mountains and hills of differents shapes and colors. And, even though a desert surrounds it, it is an incredibly lush area, used for cultivating. Here, the tranquility is only interrupted briefly by the wind blowing or the song of a bird. It is a true Eden on Earth that seems to have come out of a dream.

More than 20 species of aquatic birds visit this lagoon daily, especially different kinds of ducks. Hence its name, which means the Lagoon of Ducks.

Located only 2 kilometers outside of Tilcara, near Pucara, it is very accessible through the road near Rio Grande. Thus, the horseback riding we’ll experience will be gentle and peaceful. Yet, surrounded by some of the most breathtaking sceneries in the country.

If you want to join this horseback riding half day trip, just send me a request. Let me show you some of my favorite spots in this paradise in Jujuy, Argentina.

Are you looking for something different? You can also check this ascent to 6732-meter Llullaillaco Volcano that I guide too.

Price per person

Group of 2
25 USD

Group of 3
25 USD

Group of 4
25 USD

Group of 5
25 USD

Group of 6
25 USD

Group of 7
25 USD

Group of 8
25 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 Minimum 2 and maximum 15 people for this trip. To confirm the trip 20% of the price is required in advance. The prices are per person, per season.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
All Levels
Fitness level required
Open to everyone
Meeting point
CHICAPA behind the Pucara of Tilcara
More info

Bring comfortable clothing and shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Please note each horse has different characteristics and personalities. We have different saddles according to your needs.


About the Guide


AAGM Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I was born in Catamarca province, land of 6000m peaks (los seismiles), such as Pissis and Ojos del Salado.

I now live in Tilcara, Jujuy, located in the 'Quebrada de Humahuaca' a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I guide mountaineering, trekking, horse riding and multi adventure trips in Argentina's North and North-West region.

When guiding, my objective is to provide confidence and safety to my clients, and by the end of the trip to say goodbye as friends.

FROM 25 USD per person


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