About Horse Riding Chile

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Rides are run by a group of arrieros, local horsemen, who live in the Cajon del Maipo. These men have worked all their lives in the Andes mountains, in the Cajon del Maipo near Santiago. They know the mountains and their trails like no one else and can take you horse riding up there in the Andes mountains in the Cajon del Maipo. Horseback riding near Santiago is a great adventure, even for inexperienced riders.

Horseback riding near Santiago, working with local horsemen

In order to assist the arrieros, cowboys, of the Cajon del Maipo to make contact with people wanting to ride in the glorious Andes mountains, native English speakers living locally in the Cajon del Maipo manage the emails and communications in English and Spanish. This association between the English speaking residents and a group of local ‘arrieros,’ has lasted several years. It began with a joint purchase of horses to ride in rodeos. Later, requests from friends travelling on holiday to Chile gradually changed it into a horseback riding tour business. Day rides and camping holidays on horseback are provided along with bespoke and customised rides.

The arrieros in Chile enjoy taking tours in the mountains and showing visitors the beauties and wonders of  their country and the Andes. People enjoy being taken into the mountains by genuine local horsemen. They are immensely ‘simpatico’ and they add authenticity to the experience with your visit to Chile.

In addition, most tours of Chile will allow you to look at the Andes mountains, but not to go right into them, along hidden trails and ancient mountain paths. This is a very special experience into the heart of Chile.

See the real Chile!

Arrieros de la zona – horsemen from the mountains near Santiago,

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  1. Hi,
    My name is Jessica and I am flying into Santiago on the 16th June and will be staying in Chile for ten days. I am an experienced rider having grown up with horses and competing in endurance rides in Australia. I would love to do a trek and was wondering if I may possibly book a 3 or 4 day camping tour? Could you please quote me on the price and if these dates are available? I am travelling solo and packing light so it would also be great to know what I need to bring with me.

    I hope to hear from you soon,

    Kind regards,


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