Most rides start out from our ‘parcela’ where the horses are kept, on the edge of the Fundo El Toyo, a 20,000 hectarea mountain estate near Santiago
Mule being loaded with mountaineers’ baggage to take up to base camp. The mountains around where we ride are some of the best climbing mountains in the world and attract many climbers, or Andinistas & montanistas as they are called. Some come also to practise before a major climb like Everest. Mountaineers need some way […]
Crossing rivers on horses in the Andes is part of the adventure
A ride through Valle Engorda on horseback, the Fattening Valley, takes us through rivers and areas full of flowers with a view of Volcan San Jose. In Valle Engorda on horseback we have to cross the river twice. In wet years there are beautiful, special flowers in a patch near one of the crossings. There is […]
To be able to lasso a horse is a great skill. When we take children on rides they often want to learn how and our arriero guides help them
Horse ride up the higher part of the Cajon del Maipo on horseback to the El Morado hanging glacier
Parcela Rose at El Toyo, Cajon de Maipo, near Santiago , Chile.
In winter we usually provide a barbecue for one day rides, in summer a picnic.
Rigo and his son Angelo winning the rodeo & leading the victory parade behind the ‘capataz; in El Toyo Chile is an interesting culture and great place to discover and visit. Much of it is best seen on horseback. We can take you for riding trips, long or short, with more or less adventure tailored […]
Mules in hte Andes – an essential part of overnight rides
Experience a long horseback tour and we take rides of a week or more in summer, going out into the high cordillera from a campsite around 2000 metres.