Come and visit our mountain post

Looking for a day in nature? At Don Daniel Ranch you can get to know the Andes and enjoy delicious regional food.

Mountain Post: We are waiting for you to enjoy a delicious homemade menu in the middle of the immensity of the Andes.

You will get to know a real gaucho mountain post: a place away from the comforts of the city, where you will be able to connect 100% with the calm of the mountain.

You will have the possibility of choosing among the regional food options that we prepare in our house: barbecue with wine from Mendoza, appetizers, fried dough, etc.

The local animals complete the landscape: cows, goats, horses and chickens that we raise with dedication.

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What is the experience like?

We offer you the possibility of getting to know an exclusive natural spot and the gaucho way of life in the Andes. 

Here the main thing is nature: our building is small, so you will spend all your time outdoors, with a view that leaves you speechless.

Towards the heart of the mountain

You will get here by a gravel road with incredible landscapes. Here the infrastructure and pollution of the city does not reach you.

Enjoying regional food

We can offer you delicacies prepared at the Post: appetizers with homemade bread, cheese and salami, great barbecues, fried dough, and empanadas.

A tour of the Post

You will learn about the gaucho way of life: our work, the animals, and those of us who live here, preserving our traditions.

With my partner we fell in love with this place, a unique place in Argentina that is worth visiting.

Daniel and his family were very kind to us. You can tell they love what they do, and they have impeccable horses. We had an unforgettable time

Eugenia Memoli

At Don Daniel Ranch

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?

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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?

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What does it include?

We prepare the services for your visit in a personalized way: you can choose what to include, how long your visit will last, and the menu you like the most. Some of the options are Argentinean barbecue with wine from Mendoza, homemade appetizers (with bread, cheese and salami), empanadas and fried dough.

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 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 to bring

– Mate kit, if you would like to have some.
– Sportswear: long pants, coat, windbreaker, hat, gloves and sneakers or boots.
– Sunscreen and sunglasses.
– 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 25% advance payment via bank transfer.

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 are you waiting for? 

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And start preparing to enjoy a country picnic with a regional menu,  at Don Daniel Ranch.

Hombre cabalgando

Gaucho day with barbecue and horseback ride

We ride in the middle of the Andes, with appetizers, barbecue and wine.

  • Midday
  • Low difficulty.
Price per person

$220 USD

parrilla asado

Traditional day, trekking and barbecue

3 hour trekking with a great  gaucho barbecue, appetizers and wine.

  • Full day.
  • Low difficulty

Price per person

$150 USD

parrilla asado

2 day horseback tour in the Andes

A complete mountain experience, two days to experience the Andes like a Gaucho.

  • 2 days duration.
  • Low difficulty.

Price per person

$440 USD

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.


+54 9 261 341-8696


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