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Horse back riding

The pampas region is an excellent place for horseback riding and this activity is one of the most popular ways of exploring this state that begins just outside of metropolitan Buenos Aires. The estancias listed below offer horseback riding for all levels and provide guided tours of their estates and surrounding acres.

Los Patos, Buenos Aires.
Dos Hermanos, Buenos Aires
Potrerillos, Córdoba
Los Potreros, Córdoba

There are many options that include the visit to Historic Estancias, riding lessons, traditional barbeques and visits to workshops where local craftsmen create stunning silver objects and ornaments for gauchos.

Please contact us for further information about our half day and full day programs.

 
 
 
 
 

Kayak – Tigre and the Delta of the Paraná River

 
images/outdoor-activities-delta-kayak.jpg Less than an hour away from the city of Buenos Aires, a wonderful gateway into nature is found Tigre and the Paraná River delta area. We offer a full-day bike trip that includes a delta kayaking excursion. The cycling tour of Tigre, the delta area and the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires offers a wide range of possibilities to combine both sport and culture in a beautiful setting.

Once in Tigre, we invite you on a one-and-a-half hour kayak adventure in the delta waters. The town of Tigre and the islands of the Paraná River are an oasis of natural landscapes and beautiful scenery unparalleled by other Buenos Aires sightseeing tours.


Cycling tours include:

Bike, helmet, tour guide, kayaking, lunch, bottled water, train tickets and traveller's insurance.

Level of Difficulty: Low

 
 

Patagonia | Bariloche | Bariloche Scenic Trek

 
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After breakfast we depart from our hotel towards the west end of Bariloche, a must see of the area.

We start at the small village of Llao Llao trekking through the forest with the chance of spotting and listening to many of the birds that are found in the Andes. Half way through, the trail will take us to the summit of our day: Cerro Llao Llao. From this privileged point we have an amazing view of the west end of Lake Nahuel Huapi and the Andes. After the obligatory pictures we start our descent again through the forest to arrive at the small bay known as Villa Tacul and the end of our trek. We enjoy a refreshing snack by the emerald waters of the lake before getting on to our vehicles for the transfer back to the hotel.

Rating: Easy
Half Day Tour

Information about this Trek:

Linear distance: 6 kms.
Altitude gain: Undulated + 250 metres (summit of Cerro Llao Llao).
Terrain: Trails.
Rating: Easy.

The Trek includes:

- Transfer Hotel – Llao Llao / Villa Tacul – Hotel
- AAGM mountain guide.
- Snacks
- Equipment for emergencies.
- Personal accident insurance according National Park Nahuel Huapi regulations.

 
 

Trek to the Catedral Towers

 
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After an early breakfast we take a short transfer to the base of the ski resort in Bariloche. We will then take a chairlift all the way up to the ridge and from this vantage point begins our trek with an incredible view of the lakes, Andes and the Chilean Volcanoes in the distance. This amazing scenery will frame our trek along the ridge towards the towers of Cerro Catedral, the mountain we are traversing to the south.

After approximately 3 hours be arrive by the towers and granite spires, if the weather is good we enjoy a well earned picnic lunch with the last glimpse to the west, before descending towards the beautiful Schmoll and Tonchek lagoon. We deal with some rocks and boulders in the descent to arrive at the Frey Refuge, surrounded by the stunning granite spires of the valley, another chance to relax and enjoy a warm cup of coffee.
After this tea time break, we take off along the trail that will bring us again into the woods and clear mountain streams and eventually back to the base of the ski resort.
Finally we take a car transfer back to Bariloche.

Rating: Tough – Technical.
1 Day Trek

Information about this Trek:

Linear distance: 22 kms.
Altitude gain: 300 metres, undulated on the ridge and minus 1000 metres on the descent.
Terrain: Rock trail, boulders, Trails.

The trek includes:

- Mountain Guides (AAGM certified)
- Picnic lunch and tea time snack.
- All land transfers according to itinerary exclusive for the group.
- Chairlift at Cerro Catedral.
- National Parks entrance.
- First Aid materials.
- VHF radio and satellite communication equipment for emergencies.
- First response emergency insurance.

Read more about Outdoor Activities in Bariloche

 
 

El Calafate

 
images/outdoor-activities-glaciar.jpg El Calafate is an important tourist destination as the hub to visit different parts of the Los Glaciares National Park, including the Perito Moreno Glacier (one of the most visited in the world) and the Cerro Chaltén and Cerro Torre.

Mini trekking

Description:

The tour starts with a 20 minute sail across the Rico Arm with breathtaking views of the glacier’s front walls. Specialized mountain guides will welcome you and lead you to small shelter. Small groups follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier.

Once on the ice, they will put each the crampons and explain how to use them. The two hours circuit that follows introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. The trekking is moderate. The ice surface over which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe. You will receive explanations about general glaciology of the region and also about the particular about the Perito Moreno Glacier. After the walk, a stroll through the forest brings you back to the shelter. Our vans will take you back to your hotel.

Duration: Between 4 and 5 hours.

Difficulty: Medium. Only for people between 10 and 65 years of age. Not advisable for pregnant women or people with heart, respiratory or mobility disorders.

Important Notes: We suggest you to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, and comfortable shoes and outwear, and a warm jacket. Changes and cancellations can be made until 5 p. m. of the previous day. Remember to choose the available meals for the lunch box the previous day.
 
 

Big Ice

 
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The tour includes a 20 minute sail through the Argentine Lake in order to arrive to the opposite shore. Mountain guides will welcome you at the shelter, very close to the
Perito Moreno Glacier.

After checking the gear, you will be ready to pick up the crampons and walk following the lateral moraine towards the centre of the glacier. After an hour’s walk the point where the ice trek starts will be reach. During the walk you will be introduced to a number of features within the ice, huge crevasses, caves, the glacier’s deep blue colour, the freezing little lakes on the surface, etc.

You will hike for about 3 hours, and spend some time having lunch somewhere on the middle of the Glacier. Expert mountain guides will always lead you, looking after you safety. Back on the moraine the descent start to catch the boat. Our vans will take you back to your Hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

Difficulty: High. Only for people between 18 and 45 years of age. Not advisable for pregnant women or people with heart, respiratory or mobility disorders.

Important Notes:
we suggest you to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hiking boots, hat, and waterproof outwear. Changes and cancellations can be made until 5 p.m. of the previous day.
 
 

Horse back riding

 
images/outdoor-activities-horse-back.jpg Half Day Tour

Description:

The excursion begins in Mitre ranch, where specialized guides will assign you the horses, depending on the experience that you have. Then the exploration begins, riding for about 2 hours and a half trough the steppe, with the Cervantes Glacier, the Moreno Hill, and the Hills of the Estancias as the landscape, visiting the old ranches of the pioneers’ families in the shore of the Branch Rico. In the ride is possible to see hares, foxes, birds, and the admirable condor and flora of the southern Patagonia. After this experience, you will be back to the Ranch Mitre for lunch: a delicious lamb roasted in the Argentinean way. At last our van will take you back to your Hotel in El Calafate.

Duration: 5 hours

Difficulty: Medium, about 2 hours and a half of horse riding in the flat terrain of the steppe.

Horse Back Riding

Full Day Tour

Description:

This excursion is similar to the short option, but this one continue the trial up to the mouth of a little river call Chorillo Malo, in the shore of Branch Rico, giving you a lasting experience. The lunch will be in the nature, rib eye steak, roasted in a share, a typical way to roast a steak in some ranches of Argentina. Once you are ready, the riding continues to the country Ranch Mitre, where our van will be waiting for you to take you back to your Hotel in El Calafate.

Duration: 5 hours

Difficulty: Medium, about 4 hours of horse riding in the flat terrain of the steppe.
 
 

El Chalten

 
images/outdoor-activities-trekking.jpg El Chaltén, the national trekking capital, is internationally considered to be one of the most attractive, varied in landscapes and less polluted places where different length walks can be carried out.

Our proposal includes not only the visit to conventional tracks which lead to the attractive viewpoints of the area but also overnight stays up in the mountain, excellent cooking services and the entrance to one of the most attractive glaciers in the park, which is Grande glacier at Torre´ s peak base itself.
 
 

Trek to Fitz Roy Mountain

 
images/outdoor-activities-fitz-roy.jpg The Fitz Roy Mountain is located near the El Chaltén village, in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile. Prime trekking season is from November to April. Together with Paine, the Fitz Roy Mountain is the best hike in Patagonia.

During all these hikes, participants are accompanied by mountain guides in order to count on safety as well as on environmental interpretation and information, which will allow the understanding of the outstanding surroundings.
 

 

 
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