Learn more about what to expect on this holiday including group size, when to go and how comfortable you can expect to be.
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When should I go?
This ride takes place between December and March. At this time of year you are likely to experience cool evenings and mornings but warm daytime temperatures.
The proximity of the Andes means that it gets cold at night.The lakes on the Western side of the Andes are a region of high precipitation so be prepared for rainfall. Even in summer you may experience high altitude conditions: snow, ice and wind.
Temperatures typically range from 5° – 27°C.
This trip is only suitable for experienced riders who are fit enough to canter for extended periods and spend long hours in the saddle.
There are five to eight hours’ riding a day over several consecutive days.
Because of the size of the horses, there is a 90kg weight limit for participation.
Fully supported camping, remote lodges and farmhouses, ranch and hotels.
On the Argentine estancia accommodation is in twin bedded guest rooms in three lodges in the garden of the main house, each with private bathroom.
On the route to the Chilean border nights are spent in two-person tents.
On the Chilean side, two-person tents or simple cabins are used.
There are no washing facilities in camps – the clear mountain rivers and lakes are used for washing.
Meals when camping are cooked by your guides and gauchos over an open fire and are usually eaten sitting on the ground around the campfire.
You are riding through a genuinely remote wilderness.
Fully guided small group of 12 people maximum.
Who is it for?
You should be a confident and experienced rider.
You must be comfortable with the idea of long days riding over varied, sometimes tough, terrain. This holiday takes you into some dramatic and remote areas accessible only on foot or by horse.
You must have riding experience and have a positive attitude in order to enjoy each and every day. The horses are extremely well trained.
Pura Aventura is passionate about the places it visits. To help preserve the integrity of these destinations we:
• Keep groups small to minimise environmental impact.
• Work directly with local businesses and organisations to directly benefit local economies. We use small, locally owned hotels and restaurants. We know the owners except in the large cities.
• Work with local guides so that our holidays are more interesting for clients and more beneficial locally.
• Make payment to suppliers before our clients arrive.
As you already know, Pura Aventura is dedicated to safe and responsible travel. The links below provide useful content and more information about Argentina. Please call us of any special requirements on 01273 676 712.
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides useful travel advice for Argentina.
BBC News provides useful information about Argentina. Read more about it.
Official Government website
Find out more about Argentina, by visiting its official government website.
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