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Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

1. Mendoza: Horseback Riding in the Andes with Authentic BBQ

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.

From Mendoza: Full Day Gaucho Experience

2. From Mendoza: Full Day Gaucho Experience

Your guide will pick you up at 8:30 AM at the previously agreed upon place. It will take 2 hours to arrive at the ranch. During the drive, you will pass through Cacheuta and Potrerillos.  When you arrive at the ranch, food will be waiting so you can enjoy some 'tortitas' and 'mate'. Then enjoy 3 hours on horseback in the Andes. You can enjoy amazing views and most probably watch some Guanacos and Condores.  After the horseback riding, your host will make you a traditional asado with wine, vegetables, and some dessert. At approximately 6:30 PM you will arrive back in Mendoza city, depending on the traffic.

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What people are saying about Mendoza

One of the better horse tour experiences I have had. The day ran smoothly, all staff were nice and helpful. Diego, the owner of the Estancia was kind, informative and made the tour fun but also taught me a lot about horse riding which normally doesn’t happens on tours like this. It was a fairly challenging horse riding, going up and down steep terrain as well as a bit of trotting. Horses were responsive even though they can do the walks with their eyes closed I still felt as though I had to be in control of Polly (my horse) To top it off, the food at the end was delicious. Simple but perfectly cooked asado and Chorizo. Would happily go again! Thank you Gaucho Estate

Our very professional gaucho (not speaking French…), very friendly, Orlando, a native of the country. Delicious meal prepared by Diego, equally friendly. Beautiful walk in the Andes cordillera!… We recommend

Very good experience of riding a horse in the hills with a guide who was always attentive to the group so that the ride was formidable. very good views. The delicious and abundant roast.

It was really good but be aware that the title is misleading as it implies that the BBQ is included. The title should be "with OPTIONAL Authetice BBQ" as it was not included in ours.

This was the best way to start my trip in Argentina! Diego was so kind, and the group got along so well. The ride during sunset was beautiful, highly recommend it!