Horseback riding at sunset in the Andes

We invite you to ride at sunset, with panoramic views of the entire Plata Mountain Range. You will enjoy a unique experience.

  • Half day.
  • Low difficulty.
  • 2 pax minimum.

    Price per person

    $130 USD

    It is a horseback ride at sunset in Mendoza, to explore the mountains like a true gaucho.

    You will have a horseback riding adventure among mountains over 4,000 meters high, guided by Don Daniel, the host and an excellent guide.

    You will visit some of the hidden corners of the Andes that not everyone gets to see: the scenery is unforgettable. 

    And to complete the experience we will share with you a “picada criolla” with homemade delicacies from the Post.

    What is the experience like?

    You will arrive at the Post through a route full of natural beauty, and here we will welcome you to begin your horseback ride at sunset in Mendoza.

    You will be able to experience the traditional customs of a mountain family: in addition to incredible photographs, you will take home an experience of regional culture. 

    The welcome: Don Daniel will welcome you with your horse.

    When you arrive at the post, you will have to get ready to ride. The animals are very tame, and we will guide you at all times. 

    Horseback riding at sunset

    It will be 2 hours on horseback: you will see the sunset in the background, surrounded by large valleys, streams and springs of water.

    Traditional appetizers

    In the middle of the ride, we will invite you to taste appetizers with homemade bread, cheese and salami from the Post, accompanied by wine from Mendoza.


    Excellent experience! Daniel is super friendly and cordial.The salami he prepares himself is spectacular. The animals are very well cared for, it is very easy to ride them even without experience.

    Incredible landscapes, definitely 100% recommended. Thank you Daniel!

    Jorge Daniel Teich

    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.

    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

    Horseback riding at sunset in the Andes

    What does it include?
    • 3 hours of activity with a gaucho guide.
    • Personalized service, small groups.
    • One horse per participant.
    • 2 hour ride.
    • Appetizers with cheese, salami, homemade bread and a bottle of wine.
    • Personal accident insurance.
    Ask us if you want to add:
    • Transport.
    • Barbecue

    • More riding time.
    • 04:30 pm. welcome (in summer). In winter it will be at 4:00 pm.
    • 04:45 p.m. start of the ride.
    • 06:00 p.m. appetizers.
    • 07:30 p.m. end of the activity.
    Do you offer a vegetarian/alternative menu?

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

    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 25% advance payment via bank transfer.

    What does it not include?
    • Transportation.
    • Any service not specified.
    What to bring
    • Sportswear: long pants, coat, windbreaker, hat, gloves and sneakers or boots. In winter you should also add a warm hat and an extra pair of pants.
    • Sunscreen and sunglasses.
    • Mineral water.
    • Mate kit, if you would like to have some.
    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 get to the Post?

    You will have to arrive at the Post on your own, as the activity does not include transportation.. Here you will find the map with our exact location.

    The trip will take approximately two hours from Mendoza City by private vehicle (public transportation does not reach the site).

    Important: We recommend downloading the map from Google Maps, as in some parts of the road there is no phone signal. 

    Directions: First you will have to head towards the town of Potrerillos, and from there take route 89 to ” Las Vegas” town. When you get there, you will continue along route 89 until del Sol Ave., and then you will head towards “Valle del Sol”. 

    Once you enter Valle del Sol, you will have to continue until the end of the boulevard, and right where it ends, in a corner you will see the “El Lagarto” grocery store. 

    When you see the store, turn right on the same street and continue until the end, where you will find a gate and a sign that reads “Puesto Las Lajas”: this is the entrance to our Post. You will have to open the gate (then leave it closed in the same way), and continue from there to Rancho Don Daniel. It is a 3.5 km. gravel road in good condition. Please bear in mind that you will not have any phone signal.

    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).

    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 horseback riding at sunset 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.



          0261 341-8696



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