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DAY RIDE: 55,000 CLP per person

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Looking for things to do in Santiago? Let us take you on a fun day tour, ride on horseback into the Andes mountains near Santiago. Suitable for first time riders or experienced horse riders. Come with the specialists! We can also offer shorter rides – see below.

Santiago day trips, rides itinerary: Horseback rides into the Andes mountains

1. You arrive at the parcela or ranch in the Cajon del Maipo and an English speaker will be there to greet you and introduce you to the arrieros (cowboys) and horses who will be accompanying you on the ride into the mountains.

2. After a short introductory chat on riding in the Andes you set off into the mountains, often along the top side of a beautiful river valley passing cactus and rock formations. Routes sometimes vary at our discretion.

3. Picnic lunch under a tree or by a mountain stream with rocks and pools. Sometimes it is possible to bathe, depending on the time of year.

4. Head back down to the parcela where your driver will be waiting for you. Farewell to horses and arrieros.

Prices: Daytime tour package (not including transport):

  • A Daytime ride with lunch, is 55,000 CLP (Chilean pesos) per person.

We will give discounts to large groups. Contact us to get a price.

rides@horseridingchile.com or Horse Riding Chile on +56 9 93095574

Summer special: Evening tour package (not including transport):

  • Evening ride from 5 pm (times flexible in Summer), is from 55,000 Chilean pesos per person – please inquire about availability.

Transport options and Taxi costs:

Transport is not included. A car for up to 3 people costs 45,000 CLP and a minivan for 4+ people costs from 85,000CLP (USD$160). More details on public transport and if you want to come by car see our Route Planner page here – https://horseridingchile.com/map

The journey takes just over an hour from the centre of Santiago. Riders arrive at our ranch between 10-30 and 11.30 am and for our day ride return to the ranch between 3.30 and 4.00 pm. (Shorter rides are also available – contact us).

What to do to book this tour:

Fill in our enquiries form and we can give you a more detailed quote for your Day Ride. Click below:

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Availability: All year round

In winter the mountains around are snow-capped and on certain days we can ride up as far as the snow, usually in full sun. In summer it is warmer, the rivers sparkle, the rock pools invite and the cactus may be in flower. You will feel the mountains in a way it is impossible to describe. The mountains are steep, the paths often narrow but the routes we take are safe if you go with our excellent guides. This trip has been rated by Trip Advisor as one of the top 20 ‘ things to do in Santiago’ when visiting Chile.

Things to do in Santiago – Who is it for?

People wondering what to do in Santiago with a free day and who would enjoy a great tour, an adventure into the Andes. Perfect for everyone: first-time riders and onwards, people looking for a real taste of Chile, things to do around Santiago. We will send you into the mountains on horseback with our great team of guides. Our guides are real working arrieros (Chilean cowboys) experts in horsemanship, travelling and survival in the Chilean Andes in the Cajon de Maipo. Our horses are strong, quiet and well-mannered. This is one of the top things to do in Santiago.

Children: we love to take children into the mountains and they usually get wonderful pleasure out of a ride  of this kind. However, it is not suitable for very young children. Also it is normal to offer discounts for children in most activities but we have the problem that children put a much greater responsibility on us and also a greater cost. We normally send at least one extra guide and horse to make sure that children get proper care and attention as there are risks involved. For that reason we cannot sensibly give discounts, although we try our best to give a reasonable price.

Check out the other Horseback riding packages we offer:

One on one ride
Camping trips on horseback

Enquiries form horse riding Chile tours trips adventure

All prices are in Chilean pesos. Contact us – rides@horseridingchile.com or Horse Riding Chile on +56 9 5938 7729

CAMPING TRIP on horseback: 245,000 CLP per person

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 to keep you warm and to cook you a delicious meal.
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ONE-on-ONE RIDES: 85,000 CLP per person

A serious ride tailored for experienced riders who want to cover the ground and see as much as possible of the Andes mountains. Our horses are good quality and well cared for, strong Chilean corralero horses some of which are thoroughbred. Our guides are first class horsemen who love the mountains which they have worked since childhood. Continue Reading

For Telephone Enquiries & Bookings call on +56 9 5938 7729

or Whatsapp us on +56 9 5938 7729

We are ideal for first time riders and families with children.

(ask for times and availability +56 9 5938 7729)

Day tours every day - Discounts for large groups. English speaking guide available.

We customise every trip/tour to suit your needs and can also arrange transportation.

Don't hesitate to contact us - email rides@horseridingchile.com or you can use our Book a ride form.