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 60,000 CLP (Chilean pesos) per person.
Contact us to get a price.
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Summer special: Evening tour package (not including transport):
Evening ride from 5 pm (times flexible in Summer), is from 65,000 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:
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 on Horseback
We are happy 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 (7 and over). 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:
All prices are in Chilean pesos. Contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org or Horse Riding Chile on +56 9 5938 7729