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High Andes Cattle Drive


High Andes Cattle Drive
Central Chile

Welcome to Argentina, a land of horses. Born and made on horseback. We would like to invite you to enjoy the uniqueness of this country. Its real spirit. We will ride the Andes Mountains of Northwest Argentina the way it was done in Colonial times but keeping some XXI Century privileges. These are ancient Inca trails.

For centuries, the beginning of fall marks the time when gauchos round up cattle grazing the open range. It is time to get ready for winter.

After driving cattle to the ancient corrals, the task is sorting, branding, and doctoring. A lot of work and adrenaline, joy, and excitement as the time has come to sell some and cash in a year of hard work. 

This is the perfect program to enjoy horses to its maximum, fully blending with the rider. It is for a small group of experienced riders, willing to experience the authentic, essential, and unspoiled life of the gaucho and cattle drives in the Andes. You will be required to ride your horse off track in steep mountain terrain.

We go up to 3000 m (9000 feet) where the forest changes to high altitude grassland. This is the homeland of the Andean condor. As the sun sets, the spectacular stars of the southern hemisphere will cover the sky. Relax at the camp with its peaceful atmosphere. The campfire lightens up the darkness of the night as you share a cup of coffee, tea, or mate. All this creates the ideal ambiance to feel the timeless spirit of nature and make new friends. I hope you can join us in this unique adventure that runs just once a year!


Cattle Drive, Round Up

Meeting: Los Patos
Airport: Santiago
Transfer: Santiago de Chile airport
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 10 riders

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    High Andes Cattle Drive
    Tour Code: IT-CHCD01
    9 days / 7 nights ~$1,390.00
    Dates :

    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    A 2017 04/02 - 04/09 9d / 7n 7 day trip, AP 4 /10 Reserve
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    Tack: Chilean
    Horses: Chilean Criollos
    Pace: Only for experienced riders. Must be i...

    Airport: Santiago
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