The Northern Trail Ride, Argentina

Be prepared for Big Landscapes, Amazing Horses, Culture Alive, Historic Accommodations, and Winetasting!

Overview

Argentina’s hardscrabble northwest sits beneath the mighty snowcapped Andes, where a confluence of wind, water, ice, and time has conjured weird, wonderful rockscapes, streaked with minerals and glowing red in the sun. Nature speaks powerfully here, lending the region a certain mystery.

It is Argentina’s most seductive rural zone, a winning combination of rugged landscapes, traditional weavers' workshops, striking adobe villages, top vineyards, and Gaucho tradition while at the same time there is a visible pre-Columbian influence of Indigenous Argentina. The local people wonderfully managed to conserve this mixed Colonial-Indigenous heritage of the region.

Duration

11 Days - 10 Nights

Riding days

7 Days

Group Size

08 - 14 Riders

Riding level

Medium

From:

$3150,00

trip highlights:

  • On average you will be riding about 5 hours a day on energetic and smooth gaited Peruvian Paso Horses.

  • you will have discovered Western-movie-like landscapes, colonial villages and cities, Indigenous places, amazing gastronomy, fantastic wines, a rare horse breed, and the true cultural richness of Argentina of the beaten track.

  • The local people wonderfully managed to conserve this mixed Colonial-Indigenous heritage of the region.

  • The local culture, however, is a blend of Spanish and gaucho (mestizo, criollo, both indigenous and non-indigenous) traditions, lending the city a distinctive identity.

 
 

itinerary

day 1: Salta

day 2 : Salta

day 3 : Salta - Chicoana

day 4 : Chicoana - Ovejero - Isonza - Ovejero - Cachi

day 5 : Cachi - Cardones National Park - Cachi  

day 6 : Cachi 

day 7 : Cachi - Seclantás

day 8 : Seclantás - Molinos

day 9 : Molinos - Angastaco

day 10 : Angastaco - Cafayate

day 11 : Cafayate - Salta

Download the full program in PDF, by clicking here

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions. The final route is always left up to the discretion of the trip leader in the field.

 

Prices & dates 2022:

11 days / 10 nights / 7 days riding
Price 3.150 USD p.p.**

** Prices are linked to the Argentinian Peso, in case of strong exchange rate fluctuations, the price can be adjusted up to 3 weeks before departure.

** Are you alone? do not worry, you can individually register/book and join in a group with other riders.

when you book with us

First, you just must to...

Click on the date more convenient for you, and fill the form (that will appear) with all the information that we required.

Then, we are going to...

Check the availability, and send you a Budget with all the details about your trip, and the process to do the payment. 

Once we receive your payment...

We will send you an invoice to confirm your booking.

Included:

  • Accommodation: our accommodations offer you the opportunity of staying in beautiful and historic places. The accommodations meet quality standards that amaze with their architecture and decoration. Based on double/twin rooms.  + 3 nights in a comfortable tent camp. Tents are set up and maintained by the logistics team.

  • Meals: from first-day lunch to last day breakfast.

  • Drinks: Soft drinks and 1 bottle of wine per 4 persons at lunch and dinner is included (during camping 1 bottle of wine per 3 persons) During the pic-nick only soft drinks included.

  • Guides: fluency in several languages by the leader guides of the group between the languages are: English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. The Argentinean Gauchos guides-are equipped with cell phones and walky-talky radios.  

  • Backup Vehicle: brings your personal luggage to the daily overnight place. 

  • Horses & tack, including saddlebags.

  • Transfer: pick up on day 1 and drop off on day 11 at the Airport of Salta.

not included:

  • Travel Insurance and Trip Cancellation Insurance are Mandatory: ask your local insurance company or travel agent about it. You will not be allowed to participate in this riding holiday without having both of these personal travel insurance. 

  • Flight: international and local flights are not included. Gateway is Salta (SLA)​ ​​  

  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks: at other times than the meals.    

  • Single Supplement: USD 369 to pay only if you specifically want to sleep in a single room and not want to share the room (a single room is not always possible).

  • Personal expenses 

  • Tips: (optional)

  • Booking Sales Tax: USD 33,00 per person per payment

 

travel information

 Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

travel documentation

  • International Passport:  Required for most foreigners (still 6 months valid)

  • Visa:  most European and Latin American citizens do not need a visa to travel to Argentina. Contact the Argentinan Embassy in your country for more information. 

  • Travel Insurance is mandatory.

  • Trip Cancelation Insurance, mandatory.

  • International and local flights tickets. Gateway is Salta (SLA)

  • Vaccinations: not mandatory but recommended (consult your physician)

  • Luggage: the maximum allowable weight of your luggage depends from airline to airline. Check with the airline or travel agent how many kilograms and pieces of luggage you can take. Your personal luggage is transported during the trek to the various stopovers.

general information, country

  • Currency: the Argentinan peso is the currency of Argentina identified by the symbol $

  • Health: Argentina is, in general, a safe country in terms of health. You can easily eat and drink anything without being stomach bothered. Eating raw vegetables, salads, and ice creams is normally no problem.  There are no vaccinations required and there is no malaria in this part of Argentina. In case of illness or an accident, there are good hospitals and doctors in the region.

  • Language: Spanish is the official language in Argentina, but do not worry our guide speaks  6 languages and will help and translate with pleasure where needed.

  • Safety: Argentina together with Chile and Uruguay are considered the safest countries in South America. The region that we visit during the trail ride is rural, pleasant, and very welcoming.

  • The Electricity and plugs: https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/ar/argentina/

  • General information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina_(disambiguation)

  • Time: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ 

riding, general information

  • Horses: Peruvian Paso Horses

  • The riding: 11 day trip of with 7 days on horseback, trail riding from one place to the other, an average of 5 hours per day in the saddle.

  • Saddles: comfortable Argentinian saddles

  • Guides: professional and multilingual guides

  • Comfort: High standard comfort in colonial hotels and posadas and 1 night of Comfortable camping in big tents. (single participants of the same sex share rooms & tent)

  • Riding level: Suitable for intermediate to experienced riders. You should be confident on a horse at all paces. 

  • Group Size: Minimum 8 participants and Maximum  14 riders

  • Riders weight limit: 100 Kg

travel gear

  • A warm sweater 

  • A warm jacket 

  • Waterproof poncho or overall

  • 4 or 5 T-shirts and a minimum of 2 shirts with long sleeves.

  • Jodhpurs or jeans to ride with 

  • Riding shoes or boots/riding shoes with mini-chaps or long chaps

  • The second pair of shoes for the evening

  • Comfortable clothing + a Hat to protect you from the sun

  • One towel

  • Swimsuit 

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Water canteen 

  • Camera…

* we have raincoats and saddlebags available for you.

* It is recommended to put your luggage in a travel bag instead of a hard suitcase. 10 bags are easier to get in the backup vehicle than 10 suitcases. (thanks!)

Booking Conditions & Cancellation Policies

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