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The Andes, Malargue (Mendoza), 7 days Horseback riding round trip

Join one of our experienced guides on this fantastic adventure across the Andes. Explore two different countries horseback riding to and from Malargue, Mendoza.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration7 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Cross the mythical Andes on this horseback riding adventure

  • Explore dazzling areas in Chile and Argentina

  • Discover unique sceneries, you can only reach by horse

Description

The Andes have always been a mythical place in Argentina. Simon Bolivar and San Martin amongst others real heroes crossed them during the fight for the independence of Southamerica. Would you like to explore them too? Join this horseback riding journey across them, departing and ending in Malargue, Mendoza.

Over a week we will discover some of the most marvellous places in the Andes. We’ll ride through dazzling paths. And reach places where the majestic mountains guard mesmerizing lagoons. Also, we’ll reach stunning waterfalls, as well as certain places where the snow always covers the land.

Moreover, the path we will take will be circular. Therefore, we will never visit the same spot.

We’ll meet in Malargue, northern Argentina. And we’ll end our journey there too. This enchanting town lies right at the foothills of the Andes mountain range. Thus, the views you’ll get from here, as well as the rest of the trip will be simply breathtaking.

Some of the fantastic spots we will be visit include lagoons such as Laguna Baya, Cari Launa and Negra Casca. Also, we’ll cross to Chile and back into Argentina. What’s more we’ll explore charming towns like las Loicas. And explore magical spots like Cajon de Rezago, Guanaco and las Pompas. Moreover, we’ll cross places like Paso Pehuenche and Puesto Sepulveda.

So if you are up for this dream-like adventure don’t hesitate and send us a request. One of our certified guides we’ll have the pleasure to show you this breathtaking place.

But if you are looking for something different, check this Ascent to Nevado de Chañi at 5896m.

Accommodation

Camping and hotel

More info

This program is recommended for adventurers 13 years and older (with a parent, tutor or the corresponding authorization), and under 65, as there are steep ascents and descents. However, there won’t be any areas of high risk. Also, please note the program is subject to changes due to unforeseen circumstances. And, in order to join it participants must present the corresponding medical certificate as well as a valid passport.But, you don’t require any previous horse riding experience to participate.

Meeting point

Malargue, Mendoza

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Itinerary

Day 1: Malargue city, Mendoza

First, we’ll meet at the bus terminal or your hotel. Then, we’ll grab lunch together and finish all the last arrangements for the trip, including a short safety briefing, along with sharing the itinerary and meeting your guide. Finally, we’ll take the ruta 40 to Las Loicas where our horseback riding adventure begins.

Day 2: Horseback riding, first day

We’ll begin our journey heading towards the heart of the Andes. Later, we’ll reach the Cajon de Rezago, where we’ll camp for the night.

Day 3: Puesto Sepulveda - Laguna Baya

On this day we’ll ride through different canyons. Then, we’ll stop for a lunch at Puesto Sepulveda. After that we’ll get to Laguna Baya, with our base camp set at a mesmerizing oasis in the Andes.

Day 4: Chile

This will be the day in which we cross into Chile. We’ll cross and descend to Laguna Carilauna. Then, we’ll arrive at Laguna Negra Casca, from where we will re-enter argentina, passing by a splendid cascade at Salto de Panculehue.  

Day 5: Las Pomas

We’ll ride across the Cajon Las Pomas. There, we’ll descend from east-west, passing by long plains. Then, we’ll arrive at the cajon del Guanaco, where we’ll set camp for the night.

Day 6: Paso Pehuenche

This will be the last day of our horse riding adventure. First we’ll take the route through Paso Pehuenche, which marks the border between Chile and Argentina that we’ll cross. After exploring the area we’ll head to Las Loicas to cross back into Argentina. Finally, we’ll transfer to our hotel for our last dinner.

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast our adventure ends.


About the guide

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Adventure tourism agency formed by ISAS, EPGAMT and adventure tourism guides.

Head guide is Leandro Scheurle, rock and ice climbing instructor, wild areas lifeguard (WFR), and ISAS trekking and adventure tourism guide. He is also Instructor and lecturer at the ‘Instituto Superior Andes del Sur’ (school of professional guides).

He made technical ascents in Argentina and South America, including solo new routes in Domuyo Volcano (Neuquén), and Cerro Bonete (Tierra del Fuego).

He also write articles for magazines, blogs and websites specialized in outdoors and mountain activities.


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