El Colorado Horse Ride

Andes Mountains
Trip Length: 1 Day
Group Size: 2-10
Difficulty
From: 189 USD
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Trade the busy streets of Santiago for a serene horseback ride through the gorgeous El Colorado Valley outside the city.

Giddy up! Hop onto your mighty steed and get ready for a full day of sightseeing and relaxed riding through the beautiful El Colorado Valley, passing magnificent peaks, gushing rivers, and deep gorges.

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Typical Chilean BBQ.
  • Middle of the Andes.
  • Breathtaking Mountain Scenery.
  • Private Services.
  • Local Criollo Horses.

Itinerary

El Colorado

Central Andes, Chile

After an 7:30 am pick up from your hotel in Santiago, we head out of the city towards the Andes Mountains. We arrive at the Colorado River canyon where our friendly, well-trained horses are waiting for us and begin our ascent through the stunning landscapes of green vegetation, ancient trees and craggy hills crowning the valley. Finally, we arrive at the plunging rock face at the very top and see (depending on the season) a wide variety of waterfalls, streams and fresh mountain springs. If we are lucky we see condors soaring overhead, with wingspans of up to 3 meters, and other birds including yellow Cometocinos.

After 2 hours riding through this spectacular landscape we arrive at our destination and a picnic lunch with wine. We enjoy the food, the great view and a little bit of rest time before riding back down to the canyon entrance and being driven back to our hotel.

Included

Included

  • All transportation as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Picnic.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Spanish speaking “Baqueano” guide.

Not included

  • Insurance. (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
  • Voluntary tipping of guides and staff.
  • Items of personal nature.

Facts

Departures

Every day on request. September to April.

Starting / finishing point

The trip starts at your hotel in Santiago at 09:00 hrs and finishes at your hotel at approximately 18.00 hrs.

Physical demands

This is the right trip for energetic people who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. To enjoy this trek it is essential to be in shape.

Group size guiding staff

Guide to client ratio: 1:10.

Transport

We use comfortable minivans.

Weather

Central Chile enjoys an ideal Mediterranean climate, mild and temperate. The warmest months are November to February when temperatures reach 29ºC / 84ºF, with a lovely distinct lack of humidity. Nevertheless, during this low mountain trek, the temperature might drop considerably if the day is cloudy and the wind blows strongly, reaching a low of up to 15ºC / 59ºF.

What you need to bring

Long pants, tennis or trekking shoes, wind-blocking fleece jacket, sun hat, and sunscreen.

The horses

We use Chilean horses that are on average shorter but no less strong than European horses. These animals are used to riding on a rough and sloped terrain. Most of them are used for daily cattle duties and are always on their best behavior. The saddle has been adapted locally from Arab and Spanish saddles and is lined in leather that does not heat up in the sun and provides maximum comfort.

Itinerary modifications

We reserve the right to change the order of the itinerary under the sole discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can also modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations.

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We are a Chilean owned adventure tour operator, based in Santiago de Chile, operating adventure tours in Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. Our base prices are in Chilean Pesos (CLP), but we charge prices in USD based on the exchange rate valid on the day of payment.

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