Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

Activity provider: Gaucho Estate

Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

Activity provider: Gaucho Estate
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From US$ 75.95 per person

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Explore The Andes mountain range on a 2-hour horseback ride, accompanied by bilingual guides. Decide whether to taste an authentic Argentinian barbecue, or "asado", with some red mendocinian wine.

About this activity

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Duration 5 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick up is available from centrally located accommodation in Mendoza. If you are not staying in the center please contact the local partner after booking to arrange pickup or a meeting point.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Ride through the stunning Andes landscape on horseback
  • Enjoy a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Dine on a traditional Argentinian BBQ lunch with Mendoza wines
  • Benefit from the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description

Ride for 2 hours in the Andes on horseback in the company of bilingual guides. Choose whether to just take the horse ride in the morning (BBQ lunch not included), to conclude your morning ride with a BBQ lunch, or to ride at sunset and end your tour with a BBQ dinner and traditional folk music.

The tour begins with either morning or afternoon pickup from your hotel in Mendoza and travels to Los Amigos Post. Here, get kitted out with all the necessary equipment and get acquainted with your horse, which will be selected depending on your size and experience. 

After a quick trip to the riding school for a safety lesson on how to ride on mountain roads, it’s time to set off for Mirador Eagles Nest.

Upon arrival at Mirador Eagles Nest, admire the breathtaking views across the Andes. Jump down from your horse and stretch your legs as you explore the landscape and take some photos. 

From here, look back and see how much of the road you have traveled, and feel like a true adventurer. Don't forget to keep an eye out for black eagles and condors that circle around, as well as other wildlife in the area.

Continue the horse ride to Aguaribay Post, and enjoy a delicious Argentinian Asado BBQ (if one of the options with BBQ is selected). 

The BBQ lunch or dinner option includes chorizo, morcillas, ribs, steak, grilled vegetables, homemade bread, seasonal salads, and local wines. There’s also a vegetarian option.

If you selected the morning trip, the BBQ lunch is optional. For afternoon tours, a BBQ dinner is included, as well as a sunset ride and a traditional folk music session.

  • Roundtrip transfers with hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located accommodation in Mendoza
  • Bilingual guide/instructor, Spanish and English-speaking
  • 2-hour horseback ride
  • Safety equipment
  • Insurance
  • BBQ lunch with drinks (if the option is selected in the 'Morning Option')
  • BBQ dinner with drinks and folk music (if 'Sunset Option' is selected)
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian BBQ option is available
  • Please note that BBQ lunch will only be included in the 'Morning Option' if you select the option available
  • For those who do not choose the 'BBQ Lunch Option', transfer back to Mendoza will be after arriving at Aguaribay Post
  • For those who do not choose the 'BBQ Lunch Option', transfer back to Mendoza will be after arriving at Aguaribay Post
  • Please note that the traditional folk music session is only available with the 'Sunset Horseback Ride' option
  • Vegetarian BBQ option is available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 141 reviews

Review summary

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We had a private horseback ride in the mountains outside of Mendoza! Only about 30 mins from the city, but far enough to be in the foothills of the Andes. The gauchos provided an excellent asado dinner. Highly recommend! Prior horseback riding experience would be helpful, but the horses are very gentle and safe!

March 27, 2023

Excellent morning with the lovely Diego and four very safe horses. 2 hrs of riding was a perfect amount of time to get into the hills of the Andes and back for a really lovely BBQ. Diego and his colleague couldn’t do enough to make our activity the best. Thoroughly enjoyed it and it was the highlight of our holiday.

March 27, 2023

very rewarding experience that we will remember all our lives! Diego is surely the best guide you could hope for an activity like this. He is extremely passionate about his ranch, his horses. I 100% recommend this activity, at the foot of the Cordillera de los Andes, you will be amazed! We love you Diego ❤️ Lenny and Nour

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 276132