Horse Riding

Andean Valley: Horse Riding - Full Day - Medium

We will explore the Yerba Loca Natural Sanctuary in a horseback riding trip to an old German Hut where you will enjoy amazing views of La Paloma mount and glacier located at 4910 meters and El Plomo Mount and their glaciers at 5450 meters.

You will enjoy amazing scenery and you will be surrounded by huge nice mountains (in winter covered by snow) also you will have the opportunity to share with the arrieros (the Chilean cowboy) and live the Arriero culture.

Highlights: 40 minutes from Santiago / high water falls / giant rock walls / Paloma Glacier views / arrieros culture

Options: go for a 3 day trip right to the bottom of La Paloma Glacier. Press here


Horseback riding time

3,5 hours of ascent and 2 hour descent. 5,5 hours round trip (rest time has been included)


Transportation time

45 minute by car from Santiago to the beginning of the path.


Technical data

Lenght: 3,2 miles (one way) / Ramp: 1.250 ft / Maximum Altitude: 9.280 ft.


Season

October to May. In winter we perform a similar trip in the area with snowshoes. For more info press here


Requirements

Age of participants must be between 14 and 75 years old. Physical and medical condition must be compatible with activity (When in doubt, please ask).

Itinerary

The times below are an approximation of the schedule. These times could vary depending on weather and the speed of your group. A more accurate pick -up time will delivered once we receive your pick -up address obtained through the booking process.

  • 8:30 Pick up at hotel or meeting point in Santiago.
  • 9:30 We´ll arrive to the starting point in the Yerba Loca Natural Sanctuary.
  • 10:00 We´ll start the adventure through the wonderful valley, which ends at the base of the mounts and glaciers of Paloma (16.150 ft) an Altar (17.000 ft) mounts.
  • 13:30 Lunch break under huge rock walls and waterfall.
  • 15:30 Back in the car.
  • 17:00 Back in your hotel in Santiago.

What's included

  • Private transportation (Pick up from your Hotel)
  • Guides: 1 each 4 clients
  • Horses
  • Arriero
  • Lunch Box (isotonic juice, granola or energy bars, sandwich, fruits, cookies, chocolate)
  • Park fee
  • First aid kit
  • VHF Radio and Satelital Phone

What's not included

  • Personal Clothing (Please check "Gear")
  • Small backpack (Rent available)
  • Personal Insurance

What to bring:

Summer:

  • Small backpack. If you haven´t, we can rent to you. (10 USD)
  • First layer or sport t-shirt
  • Polar Fleece or similar
  • Wind jacket
  • Hiking pants or similar comfortable to walk/ shorts (ask for the weather the day before)
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat/ lipbalm
  • Sunscreen

Winter:

  • Summer gear
  • Down or puffy Jacket
  • First layer upper and lower body
  • Liner gloves
  • Wool hat
  • Balaclava/ Neck gator
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