Camping trips on horseback, from one night to a week. Sleep under the stars in the Chilean Andes. A horse riding holiday like no other; visit idyllic spots in the mountains, ride our lovely horses. All the food and baggage is taken up on mules and our guides make you comfortable, with a camp fire…
One of our arriero guides, Victor who is eldest son of our head guide, Rigo
Leo, our arriero guide, a real Chilean mountain horseman who knows El Toyo and its mountains like no one else
Alejandro Severino, known as Rigo, is our head arriero and guide. Experienced, responsible y simpatico.
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…
Arriero in the mountains. A Chilean cowboy is called an arriero because he herds cattle (to herd is ‘arrear’ and herding is ‘arreo’ in Spanish)
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
Mules in hte Andes – an essential part of overnight rides