2 day horseback tour in the Andes

A complete mountain experience: two days of adventure on horseback, to experience the Andes like a gaucho. 

  • 2 days.
  • Medium difficulty.
  • 2 pax minimum.

    Price per person:

    $440 USD

    A 2-day ride into the heart of the mountains, combining unforgettable landscapes and regional culture in the hoserback tour.

    You will reach almost 4,000 masl, riding through ravines, valleys and springs of pure water.

    It will be a great adventure: we will spend the night in a camp under the starry sky of the Cordón del Plata mountain range.

    We will enjoy the regional delicacies of the Post, and we will get to know the native flora and fauna of the Andes.

    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes
    2 day horseback tour in the Andes

    What is the experience about?

    The 2-day horseback ride in the Andes is an ideal adventure if you are looking to disconnect from the pace of the city, in a 100% natural environment.

    The mountains of Valle del Sol are our home: we have more than 700 hectares, and we will guide you to the best spots. 

    Riding among the mountains

    We will welcome you with homemade sopaipillas (fried dough), and then start riding surrounded by panoramic views, streams, local flora and fauna. 

    Overnight at 3,000 masl

    After the horseback ride, we will arrive in the evening at the place where we will camp: the night sky creates an unforgettable landscape. 

    Unmissable regional delicacies

    All meals are homemade at the Post: appetizers, asado (barbecue), wine from Mendoza. We love to be in the details of the kitchen.

    “Everything was excellent. We ate very well and were very pleased with your service. The ride was extremely pleasant and peaceful with a spectacular view in the light of the full moon and starry sky. A highly recommended experience from start to finish.”

    Brian Casas

    At Don Daniel Ranch

    We offer you

    Professional Guide 

    An expert in the area will take you to places full of natural beauty, far from mass tourism.
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    Family-run customer service

    We are a family, and we enjoy sharing our customs with every visitor.

    Unforgettable landscapes

    Mountains that reach 4,000 and 6,000 m.a.s.l., where important water courses are born.

    Tame horses

    We raise the animals with love and dedication to ensure that the rides are a safe experience.

    Homemade food

    We prepare regional delicacies such as bread, salami, meat and fried dough.

    Years of experience

    We have been dedicated to tourism for 16 years, with the mission of sharing the mountain tradition.

    Would you like to enjoy this experience?

    Contact us

    More information about

    2 day horseback tour in the Andes

    What does it include?
    • 2 days tour with gaucho guide.
    • Customized service, small groups.
    • Bilingual professional guide. 
    • One horse per participant.
    • General camping equipment (tents).
    • Full board from lunch on day 1 to afternoon snack on day 2 (includes appetizers, barbecue, homemade fried dough, wine from Mendoza, etc.).
    • Personal accident insurance.
    • Transportation from Mendoza city
    What to bring
    • Personal camping equipment (sleeping bag, insulator).
    • Sportswear: long sleeve, long pants, fleece jacket, windbreaker, cap, and sneakers or boots.
    • In winter you should also add: warm jacket, buff or neckerchief, liner gloves, beanie.
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a backpack for the coat.
    • Mineral water.
    Do I need to have riding experience?

    No, the horses are very docile, so you will be able to come without any experience. It is important that you are not afraid of the animals, though.

    How do I book?
    • To book you must contact us via WhatsApp and let us know the date, activity and number of people attending.

    • Once this is coordinated, you will confirm the reservation by making a 10% advance payment via.

    Do you offer vegetarian/alternative menu?

    Yes, we do. Just let us know when you book your experience, and we will prepare something special for you.

    What is the local weather like?

    It is a mountain climate, so it is more extreme than that of the city. 

    In winter, be aware that there may be snow, and temperatures drop considerably, so it is important that you bring your full gear list, and plenty of warm clothes.

    In summer, although temperatures are higher, we can always have a cold day. So it is important that you bring all the suggested clothing (except gloves and hat, in case you are not very cold).

    What does it not include?
    • Personal camping equipment (sleeping bag, insulator, personal gear, warm clothes).
    • Any service not specified.
    Itinerary
    • Day 1: 9:30 a.m. pick up at Mendoza city.
    • Day 1: 11:30 a.m. welcome at the Ranch.
    • Day 1: 2:30 p.m. arrive to the camp.
    • Day 2: 9:00 a.m. start of the ride.
    • Day 2: 1.30 p.m. Lunch at the highest point of the ride.
    • Day 2: 04:00 p.m. end of the activity.
    • Day 2: 6:00 p.m. arrive to Mendoza City.
    What does it include?
    • 2 days tour with gaucho guide.
    • Customized service, small groups.
    • Bilingual professional guide. 
    • One horse per participant.
    • General camping equipment (tents).
    • Full board from lunch on day 1 to afternoon snack on day 2 (includes appetizers, barbecue, homemade fried dough, wine from Mendoza, etc.).
    • Personal accident insurance.
    • Transportation from Mendoza city
    What to bring
    • Personal camping equipment (sleeping bag, insulator).
    • Sportswear: long sleeve, long pants, fleece jacket, windbreaker, cap, and sneakers or boots.
    • In winter you should also add: warm jacket, buff or neckerchief, liner gloves, beanie.
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a backpack for the coat.
    • Mineral water.
    How do I book?
    • To book, you must contact us via WhatsApp and let us know the date, activity, and number of people attending.

    • Once this is coordinated, you will confirm the reservation by making a 10% advance payment.

    Do you offer vegetarian/alternative menu?

    Yes, we do. Just let us know when you book your experience, and we will prepare something special for you.

    What is the local weather like?

    It is a mountain climate, so it is more extreme than that of the city. 

    In winter, be aware that there may be snow, and temperatures drop considerably, so it is important that you bring your full gear list, and plenty of warm clothes.

    In summer, although temperatures are higher, we can always have a cold day. So it is important that you bring all the suggested clothing (except gloves and hat, in case you are not very cold).

    What does it not include?
    • Personal camping equipment (sleeping bag, insulator, personal gear, warm clothes).
    • Any service not specified.
    Do I need to have riding experience?

    No, the horses are very docile, so you will be able to come without any experience. It is important that you are not afraid of the animals, though.

    Itinerary
    • Day 1: 9:30 a.m. pick up at Mendoza city.
    • Day 1: 11:30 a.m. welcome at the Ranch.
    • Day 1: 2:30 p.m. arrive to the camp.
    • Day 2: 9:00 a.m. start of the ride.
    • Day 2: 1.30 p.m. Lunch at the highest point of the ride.
    • Day 2: 04:00 p.m. end of the activity.
    • Day 2: 6:00 p.m. arrive to Mendoza City.

    About the place

    Don Daniel Ranch is a mountain post in Mendoza, located in the Plata Mountain Range, in the Front Range. In these hills, surrounded by peaks that reach up to 6,000 m.a.s.l., there are beautiful water springs that bring life to the place.

    From Mendoza you will arrive after a 2-hour drive, passing through picturesque towns such as Cacheuta and Potrerillos, to Las Lajas Post (in Las Vegas, Valle del Sol).

    And there you will find our home: the place where we live, raise animals, and welcome every visitor to share our customs. We look forward to your visit.

    What are you waiting for? 

    Contact us now

    And start getting ready to enjoy the 2 day horseback tour in the Andes, at Don Daniel Ranch.

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    Contorno Don Daniel

    Don Daniel Ranch is a family-run mountain outpost located in the Valle del Sol area, within the town of Vallecitos, in the province of Mendoza. We offer horseback riding, trekking and regional food experiences to enjoy.

    Telephone

    +54 9 261 341-8696

    E-mail

    mail rancho

    Location

    Unnamed street at the end of Valle del Sol, M5549, Mendoza