Horseback ride into the Andes mountains

Staying in Santiago? Get out of the city for the day and see another side of Chile! Let us take you in to the Andes mountains on horse back, with Chilean cowboys as your guides.

Suitable for first time riders or experienced horse riders. Come with the specialists for an unforgettable day in the mountains.

Ride itinerary:

1. You arrive at our mountain ranch – Parcela Rose –  in the Cajon del Maipo, where the English speaking hosts will greet you and introduce you to the arrieros (cowboys) and horses who will be accompanying you on the ride into the mountains.

2. After a short introductory chat on riding in the Andes you set off into the mountains, along the top side of a beautiful river valley passing cactus and rock formations. Routes sometimes vary at the guides discretion.

3.  At the top of the valley, you will stop for a picnic lunch with a difference! Take in the wonderful views as you rest and enjoy your lunch.

4. Head back down the mountain paths to the parcela where your hosts and driver will be waiting for you with a refreshing drink. Bid farewell to horses and arrieros and head back to the city in time for your evening entertainments.

The ride is usually from 11a.m-approx. 3pm. We can be flexible with timings if arranged in advance. We provide helmets.

Transport options and Taxi costs:

Transport is not included in the tour but we are happy to organise it for you!

 We can pick you up from your address in Santiago. A car for up to 4 people costs 45,000 CLP total return and a minivan for 5 to 8 people costs 65,000CLP.

Pick up will be at 9.30a.m

Alternatively, we can pick you up at Metro Station Las Mercedes for 25,000CLP total return.

If you are coming by car, see our Route Planner page here –

The journey takes just over an hour from the centre of Santiago.

How to book this tour:

Fill in our enquiries form and we can give you a more detailed quote for your Day Ride.

Or send us a whatsapp to +56 9 5938 7729

Horse Riding Chile on +56 9 5938 7729

Availability: All year round

In winter the mountains around are snow-capped and on certain days we can ride up as far as the snow, usually in full sun. In summer it is warmer, the rivers sparkle and the cactus may be in flower.

You will feel the mountains in a way it is impossible to describe. The mountains are steep, the paths often narrow but the routes we take are safe if you go with our excellent guides. This trip has been rated by Trip Advisor as one of the top 20 ‘ things to do in Santiago’ when visiting Chile.

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Santiago Chile things to do: One daytime horseback tour
Things to do in Santiago – Who is it for?

People wondering what to do in Santiago with a free day and who would enjoy a great tour, an adventure into the Andes. Perfect for everyone: first-time riders and onwards, people looking for a real taste of Chile, things to do around Santiago. The best Santiago day trip!

We will send you into the mountains on horseback with our great team of guides. Our guides are real working arrieros (Chilean cowboys) experts in horsemanship, travelling and survival in the Chilean Andes in the Cajon de Maipo. Our horses are strong, quiet and well-mannered. This is one of the top things to do in Santiago.

Children on Horseback

We are happy to take children (7 and over) into the mountains and they usually get wonderful pleasure out of a ride  of this kind. Also it is normal to offer discounts for children in most activities but we have the problem that children put a much greater responsibility on us and also a greater cost. We normally send at least one extra guide and horse to make sure that children get proper care and attention as there are risks involved. For that reason we cannot sensibly give discounts, although we try our best to give a reasonable price.

Summer special: Evening tour package (not including transport):

  • Evening ride from 4 pm – 7.30pm (timings flexible in Summer)
  • from 45,000 Chilean pesos per person – please inquire about availability.

Check out the other Horseback riding packages we offer:

One on one ride
Camping trips on horseback

Enquiries form horse riding Chile tours trips adventure

All prices are in Chilean pesos. Contact us – or Horse Riding Chile on +56 9 5938 7729

Join the Conversation


  1. Hello,
    My husband and I would like to do a day tour to the Andes including horseback riding.
    Is this available next week, ideally on November 22.
    How long does a taxi ride take from the city?
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,
    Kate Heylen

  2. Dear Kate
    I have sent prices and description to your email. Please let me know if it it has arrived. We would be very happy to take you for a ride on November 22nd. The taxi ride is just over an hour from central Santiago. See more details and pictures in my email to you. Best wishes, Rose

  3. Hello,

    We would like to do a day Tour in the andes with horseback riding. Would it be Possible on monday, 28th of April?

    Please let us know.
    Kind regards,

    Laura and Nikola

    1. Hello Laura
      We’d be very happy to take you for a ride on Monday. I have emailed you with more details.

  4. Hello,

    Me and my boyfriend are very interested in taking a horse riding tour with you on Monday 19th May. Which would you recommend the most, the day tour or night tour?
    We are available for either on this date.

    Thanks you.

    Best wishes,

    Rebecca Lyons

    1. Hi Rebecca,

      We’d be very happy to take you for a ride on Monday. I will email you with more details and options.

  5. Hi,

    I am in Santiago for a work trip in October. I would love to do a day tour with you on Saturday the 25th. Will this be possible?


  6. Hola!

    Would it be possible to go on a group horse ride on the 4th or 5th of July?

    Muchas gracias,


  7. Hello.

    We would like to do a ride with you. We are three: me (34), my wife (33) and my daughter (6). We are arriving in Santiago january 5th and leaving in january 17th. What is the best day to do the ride? What is the lowest price to all three? Go by taxi from the downtown Santiago is the best option, or is better go with a rent car or even bus? Thank you very much.

  8. Hi we’d like to do a day horse ride on the 23rd of March (2 people), could you please email me a price? We need return transport to Santiago and are happy to get a train or similar. My email is

    Thanks, Clair

  9. Hi there,

    I am an experience rider (I have a horse in my own country and have been riding for about 3 years), I would love to come to one of your tours but unfortunately I will only have one afternoon free before I fly back home! I am staying in Santiago, do you also organise any shorter trips? The date would be Friday 24th April.

    Thank you!


  10. Hello,
    My group of four will be staying in Santiago in June. June 9-11 are our optional days. I noticed taxi and minivan options. Are these options from Santiago, Provencia area? I am hoping for details on availability ,price, and transport.
    Thank you,

  11. Hola, my husband and I are wanting to book a evening ride either tomorrow night ( 21st) or the next night (22nd)
    Would this be possible at all?

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