One day ride near Santiago, Chile in the El Toyo fundo or estate
The most popular one day ride goes out from our parcela in El Toyo, just over an hour’s drive from Santiago.
It winds up through native Chilean trees and follows along the top edge of a river valley, passing cactus and chagual flowers perched on craggy rocks, with pools and waterfalls below.
We stop for lunch near the river where there are pools to cool off in summer, and then come down again afterwards, often surprised at the sure-footedness of the horses.
Longer riding holidays, on horseback camping in the High Andes
In summer we can also ride and camp in the high cordillera of the Andes, going out from Banos Morales. These rides are more remote and for that reason more costly, as is the transport to get there, but for many people it is worth the extra expense.
Some of these high rides are straightforward but one or two require that the riders are fit and preferably have some experience. The individual day’s rides can be selected from various alternatives such as:
Valle Engorda, La Laguna(glacier), El Plantal, El Clarillo