Horses at Argentina Rafting expediciones await your horseback riding vacation
Horseback riding vacation in Argentina
Along with the woman who speaks English, her husband and two or more other employees of the stable join the ride. There is always someone nearby in case you have trouble with your horse or the terrain. The ride starts with a short walk through town into the open brush. The views of the Andes, snow-capped for half of the year, are spectacular. Though the ride only goes through the low Andes, you get different views of the mountains and the surrounding countryside. On a clear day, you can also see Mendoza in the distance.
The morning ride lasts about an hour and a half and wanders up and down the small hills of the area. There are occasional stops for taking photos and checking to make sure that the riders are comfortable. For the most part, the ride is single file, but occasionally you can spread out and wander alongside the group. This may be done on purpose or your horse may decide to wander a bit!
Around noon, you are led back to the stable for a lunch of the local cuisine, usually including Argentinean steak. After lunch is finished and you’ve had a short rest, the afternoon ride starts. The ride takes you through slightly different parts of the area and occasionally you go faster than a walk, but this depends on how comfortable you feel in the saddle. The stable and employees are very aware of your needs and comfort levels. After a couple of more hours of horseback riding, you are again led back to the stables. Argentina Rafting expediciones will pick you up at the stables and drive you back to Mendoza.