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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 Spanish and English-speaking 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 selected). BBQ lunch/dinner includes chorizo, morcillas, ribs, steak, grilled vegetables, homemade bread, seasonal salads, and local wines. There’s also a vegetarian option too. If you selected the morning trip, the BBQ lunch is optional. For afternoon tours, BBQ dinner is included, as well as a sunset ride and a traditional folk music session.

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From Mendoza: Gaucho Experience Full Day

2. From Mendoza: Gaucho Experience Full Day

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 desert. At approximately 6:30 PM you will arrive back in Mendoza city, depending on the traffic.

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Mendoza: 3-Day Horse Riding Experience in The Andes

3. Mendoza: 3-Day Horse Riding Experience in The Andes

Begin with pickup from your hotel in Mendoza at 9:00 AM. Travel for 30 minutes until you reach the ranch. Start your first day with 4 hours of horse riding in the Andes. Take a short training session with your horse, if you are a beginner. Spot local fauna such as condors and eagles throughout the first day, with a stop for a snack during the afternoon.  Return to the camp where the local gauchos will welcome you to your lodgings for the next 2 nights. Get settled in and enjoy a delicious Argentinian BBQ. Enjoy your dinner by the bonfire, with some melodies played by guitar.  On your second day, start with breakfast at 10:00 AM and embark on a trail which takes you 2500-meters above sea level. See if you can spot guanacos, Andean foxes, and ostriches. Return to the ranch for another night of traditional Argentinean food and songs.  On the final day, start with breakfast at 10:00 AM and then, enjoy 4-5 hours of riding before returning to the ranch for a farewell BBQ lunch. Be returned to your hotel in Mendoza at approximately 6:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Mendoza

Wonderful horse ride that follows so you don't have to be good at leading horses. I had never done a tour like this. Professional and responsible guides. Dinner was wonderful, but with so much wine I ended up losing my cell phone and helped me get it back. Unforgettable.

So lovely. the guides are knowledgeable and so incredibly and genuinely warm hearted. just got back to our hotel and are already booking again for tomorrow.

A nice day riding out in the mountains. The guides were good about recognizing the levels of the riders. It was fun, kinda, and professional

The horses and the experience was amazing.however, we did not have the barbecue which was a bit disappointing

Stunning nature and a wonderful walk, delicious barbecue and wine