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Crossing the Andes from Chile into Argentina


Accommodations for Crossing the Andes from Chile into Argentina



Accommodations
These are progressive rides where nights are spent either camping or in cabins in different locations. 
On the 9-day Trips:  We spend 6 nights in tent camps, 2 nights in cabins. 
On the 10-day Trips: We spend 3 nights camping and 6 nights in cabins.
On the 11-day Trips:  We spend 5 nights in tent camps, 5 nights in cabins. 

Description
Accommodations are in comfortable tent camps and in cabins during this trip.
There are no laundry services on this trip but facilities to hand wash your cloths are available in some locations. WIFI access is only available in Pucon.

9 day Camping Ride Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Camping at Laguna Geppinger (shower & toilet facilities)
Night 2: Camping at Termas Rio Blanco (shower & toilet facilities)
Night 3: Camping at Flor de Valle
Night 4: Camping in Araucaria forest (toilet facilities)
Night 5: Cabin in Icalma (shower & toilet facilities)
Nights 6 & 7: Camping in Argentina
Night 8: Hernan's Ranch (shower & toilet facilities)

10 day Cabin & Camping Ride Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Farmhouse in Pucon (shower & toilet facilities)
Night 2: Camping at Laguna Geppinger (shower & toilet facilities)
Night 3: Guesthouse in Termas Rio Blanco (shower & toilet facilities)
Night 4: Camping at Flor de Valle
Night 5: Lodge Nevados de Sollipulli at Sollipulli Volcano (shower & toilet facilities)
Night 6: Cabin in Icalma (shower & toilet facilities)
Nights 7: Camping in Argentina
Nights 8 & 9: Hernan's Ranch (shower & toilet facilities)

11 day Camping & Cabin Ride with Sollipulli Volcano Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Farmhouse in Pucon (shower & toilet facilities)
Night 2: Camping at Laguna Geppinger (shower & toilet facilities)
Night 3: Camping at Termas Rio Blanco (shower & toilet facilities)
Night 4: Camping at Flor de Valle
Nights 5 & 6: Lodge Nevados de Sollipulli at Sollipulli Volcano (shower & toilet facilities)
Night 7: Cabin in Icalma (shower & toilet facilities)
Nights 8 & 9: Camping in Argentina
Night 10: Hernan's Ranch (shower & toilet facilities)

Farmhouse in Pucon
The Guesthouse cabin, is situated beside a small creek and surrounded by fruit and chestnut trees. There are 2 cozy bedrooms (each accommodating two guests), a dining area, cooking facilities and a full bathroom (shared between the 2 rooms). The kitchen area has a gas stove and a refrigerator, and the cabin is heated with a wood-burning stove. A second cabin is located 20 meters away from Liucura River, providing the same facilities.

Guesthouse in Termas de Rio Blanco
Tonight, you sleep in the newly built guesthouse of this beautiful hot spring area. The guesthouse is located just a few minutes’ walk from the natural hot springs. Rooms are basic but comfortable.

Lodge Nevados de Sollipulli at Sollipulli Volcano
This rustic mountain lodge offers cozy accommodations in small huts, just at the foot of the Sollipulli Volcano. The huts come with comfortable beds, heating and a private bathroom. Guests can also relax in the hot tub and sauna.

Lakeside cabin in Icalma
For your last night in Chile, you stay in double rooms in a single standing cabin on the lakeshore about 20 minutes from Icalma village. The cabin is equipped with a wood stove, a spacy dining room and a BBQ area. Bathrooms and washrooms are shared. The view over the lake is great from the cabin.

Hernan’s Ranch
This rustic ranch is set in a remote location, close to the border and surrounded by mountains and unique Araucaria forests. There are 2 cabins with double and triple rooms. Each cabin has a wood burning stove and a small common area. There are bathrooms and washrooms in each cabin but the facilities are shared. The cabins are made of basalt stones and timber, giving them a lot of charm.

Camping
While camping, we provide you with "Robens” and “Salewa” dome tents (double or single tents available), which are solid, lightweight and with plenty of room for 2 persons. No need to bring your own mattress or sleeping bag. You will be given a Thermarest mattresses and a "Doite" (Chilean brand) sleeping bag with comfort zone from -7 to 0 degrees Celsius (19 - 32 degrees Fahrenheit).
Washroom facilities depend on the campsite from outhouses to hole in the ground.
Most of the camping nights, guests will have the opportunity to swim in lakes or river and some camps offer shower facilities.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is not mandatory if we cannot find another rider to share.



Meals
All meals are included in the trip. On the trail, we have abundant breakfasts and dinners at camps or cabins and a picnic at lunchtime.

We serve a mixture of traditional dishes. BBQs are an important part of the diet, especially in Argentina. You will experience and taste the difference between Chilean and Argentinean dishes and of course the Chilean and Argentinean wines. 

Wine is included with dinner.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater for special diet requirements with prior notice.

This trip includes some wine with dinner and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Crossing the Andes from Chile into Argentina
Tour Code: IT-CHRT04
10 days / 9 nights ~$0.00
Dates : Dec to March

Trip Rating :
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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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
B 2021 11/14 - 11/23 10d / 9n 10 day Cabin + Camping Ride,... 2 /8 Expired
B 2021 11/28 - 12/07 10d / 9n 10 day Cabin + Camping Ride,... 2 /8 Expired
C 2021 12/13 - 12/21 9d / 8n 9 day Camping Ride, AP 2 /8 Reserve
A 2021 12/27 - 01/06 11d / 10n 11 day Cabin + Camping Ride,... 2 /8 Reserve
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Tack: Chillean working saddles: Avio Chileno...
Horses: Criollo Chileno
Pace: On mountain trails mostly walking. The...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: La Araucanía International Airport in Temuco (ZCO)
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