Mules in hte Andes – an essential part of overnight rides
Chilean saddles bridles and tack is rather different from English style. The bridles are fiercer, the saddles much more comfortable, built to ease long hours in the mountains. They are simple and covered with sheepskin.
A photo taken in mid May 2011 by Derek who came for a 2 day ride and 1 night in a hostal.
Day rides or camping in the cordillera and alta cordillera of the Andes near Santiago
One day rides are the most popular of all
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.
Taking children on rides into the mountains is a huge pleasure to families, but it is more difficult and with more risk and extra responsibility.
El Clarillo, a beautiful valley with a river & small lake, flowers, birds.
El Avion Ride. This is one of our most beautiful rides, up
Amazing views of all the high cordillera roundabout with Volcan san jose and distant glaciers.
The Fossil Lake Ride This is the most challenging ride as although it is not difficult or dangerous, it is a steep climb, not advised if you suffer from vertigo or are unfit. The horses do not find it hard but they need to rest from time to time as we climb the altitude very…
All the year round snow covered El Plomo is the most striking mountain in the cordillera range east of Santiago
Camping trips on horseback in the mountains gets you closer to nature and has its special delights.
A view of the glaciers of Volcan San Jose in a high Andes valley: Valle Engorda which means the Fattening Valley.
Marmolejo mountain, seen in left fork as we ride up the valley Engorda Marmolejo is the highest mountain in the Cajon del Maipo and is the southernmost peak in the world that is over 6000m . This ride involves negotiating rivers which adds a touch of drama even though they are not difficult to cross and…
Lunch by the frozen lake at the foot of the hanging glacier El Morado (not the Morado National park) The Morado National Park of Chile, accessed from Bano Morales, is famous for its red river and its glacier. Many tourists visit it, but we take a different approach, where you will see almost nobody except…