Reception at the airport of bus terminal In Mendoza
city. Transfer to hotel. In the afternoon checking of personal
equipment with the assistance of our guides.
- Mendoza / Barreal / Las Hornillas
Departure towards Barreal. After stopping for lunch, we take up the
last stretch and reach Las Hornillas where we set up camp.
– Las Hornillas / Manantiales
After breakfast we meet our guides and muleteers,
saddle the horses and prepare loads for the mules. Start of our
first day on horseback towards Manantiales. Set up camp. Rest and
– Manantiales / Paso del Espinacito / Lagunitas
Breakfast and preparations for the most intense day
of the excursion. Riding through the Paso del Espinacito until
reaching el Portezuelo at 4.500 mts altitude. Set up camp, rest and
– Lagunitas / Valle Hermoso
After breakfast, we continue riding crossing the Yeso
mountains, passing through the Valle de los Patos and the National
Frontier Guards Shelter “Ingeniero Sardinas”. Arrival at Valle
Hermoso where we set up camp.
– Valle Hermoso / Argentine – Chilean border / Valle Hermoso
Breakfast. Continue riding toward the west to Valle
del Rio Volcan, from where we can appreciate Mount Aconcagua. Reach
the Argentine – Chilean border and return to camp in Valle Hermoso.
– Rest in Valle Hermoso
Rest day for people and animals.
– Valle Hermoso / Rancho de Lata
Alter breakfast we begin our return riding along the
high summits until reaching “Rancho de Lata”, where we set up camp.
– Rancho de Lata / Manantiales
After breakfast, we ascend to Paso de la Honda at 4.300 m altitude.
From here we descend to Manantiales where we set up our last camp.
10 – Manantiales / Las Hornillas / Mendoza
After breakfast, we begin our last day on horseback
till we reach Las Hornillas where our vehicles are waiting for us to
take us back to Mendoza.
11 – Mendoza City
Breakfast. Transfer to airport or bus-terminal. End
of our services.
When you hire our program you are reserving the following services:
Reception at Mendoza airport or bus terminal: the principal
guide of the excursion will be expecting you to welcome you to our
province, see to your luggage, and take you to the hotel in the
- 2 (two) nights lodging in the city of Mendoza:
the first at your arrival and the second at the return of the
cavalcade. We have been working for four years with two hotels:
Hotel Provincial, and Apart Hotel Xumec, both of them a couple of
blocks away from the city center, in a safe area, and 3 star
category, fully renewed and of excellent service. Reservations are
made for double rooms, single room s have an added cost. Breakfast
and taxes are included.
- Equipment checking and assistance for buying or
After lunch personal equipment checking will be carried out and
assistance provided for buying or renting any item needed.
- Transfers Mendoza / Barreal / Las Hornillas /
We use all terrain vehicles (4 x 4). Departure from the hotel will
take place in the early morning in order to reach “Las Hornillas” in
- Tame horses with saddle:
We work with half-breed horses, named “Cerrillanos”. Born and bred
in the mountains, they are tame and hardy and used to cordillera
transport. We use local saddles type “casco cuyano”, ideal for
riding in mountain country. The shape of the “helmet” or “casco”
(covered with blankets and hides) literally embedded in the saddle
hold one firmly and stop one from sliding forward or backward due to
- Load transport by mules:
The excursion’s general provisions are loaded on carrier mules, as
well as the personal equipment. In order to move with ease and
comfort, we cannot take many animals so that we limit the weight of
the personal equipment to 20 k per person.
- Mountain tents for two and three persons:
We provide igloo-type dormy tents for two or three persons.
- Dining-room tents:
dinners are served in the camp dining-room that we set up every
evening. It serves as kitchen at first, then to eat sheltered from
the open air, and, finally for after dinner card-playing and
price of the program doesn't include:
in Mendoza / personal equipment / expenses originating through
abandon of program / extra
expenses (tips, telephone calls, etc.)
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