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Horse Riding Holidays Argentina – Caballadas Patagonian Estancia

PRICES & DATES top

Caballadas Patagonian Estancia: Prices 2021

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Rates are based on the number of people staying at the lodge.

4 nights

  • 2-4 people
    $1,650
    • GBP: 1,238
    • EUR: 1,382
    per person
  • 5-7 people
    $1,529
    • GBP: 1,147
    • EUR: 1,281
    per person
  • 8-12 people
    $1,409
    • GBP: 1,057
    • EUR: 1,180
    per person

7 nights

  • 2-4 people
    $2,889
    • GBP: 2,167
    • EUR: 2,420
    per person
  •  5-7 people
    $2,677
    • GBP: 2,008
    • EUR: 2,243
    per person
  • 8-12 people
    $2,466
    • GBP: 1,850
    • EUR: 2,066
    per person

Single Supplement – $20 per night
Xmas & New Year, 22 December to 3rd January Supplement – 12%

  • Exclusive Group of up to 12 Guests$2,413
    • GBP: 1,810
    • EUR: 2,021
    per night

Camping – There is also the option to add on 3 nights camping to ride out further into the Andes mountain range even as far as seeing the awe inspiring Lanin Volcano.

Caballadas Patagonian Estancia: Dates 2020

Open 15th November to the first week of January and end of February to the 15th May.

Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our ‘Terms & Conditions’ for full details.

Included – All the riding, accommodation, meals and drinks including wine with meals

Excluded – Flights, tips, fly fishing, laundry, alcoholic drinks & transfers

Getting There – International flight to Buenos Aires and then internal flights to San Martin Los Andes or Bariloche

Transfer – We can arrange a transfer from the nearest airports San Martin Los Andes & Bariloche.

SUMMARY OF THE TRIP top

Located on a private estancia, family owned and operated since 1908, this lodge suits discerning couples, friends and/or families looking for a remote, comfortable and authentic experience.

Northern Patagonia is one of the last truly wild places on earth and we think the best way to experience it is on horseback. Estancia Caballadas is located to the north of the Lanín National Park, the most secluded and scenic part of the Patagonian Lake District. Here you can ride across arid plains, through ancient Monkey Puzzle tree forests, across lakes and rivers……..even play polo on two masterpiece polo fields!

Each day you will ride across this 20,000-hectare estancia, exploring canyons and valleys, climb mountaintops in the search for the best views and relax by a lake, a gloriously pit stop to tuck into a delicious picnic lunch.

Throughout your trip, you’ll have ample opportunity to bear witness to one of the most peculiar looking trees in the world – the ancient Araucaria Araucana/Monkey Puzzle tree. This magnificent tree has been around for more than two hundred million years. The ones you’ll see on this trip are descendants of those that survived the great volcanic eruption that flattened most of Patagonia 150 million years ago. Truly a prehistoric survivor!

On this lodge-based adventure, you’ll sleep in a rustic lodge set on a hilltop at the heart of the estancia, waking up each morning to spectacular views over the valley. After riding each day, you’ll welcome the opportunity to come home to a hot shower, cozy bed, fabulous Argentine wine, and delicious traditional home made cuisine. With four daily meals, and a traditional Argentine parilla (barbeque) one evening, you’ll be sure not to go hungry!

This private & remote Estancia is the perfect setting for a special occasion or family get together.

Claire rode here in 2018 and reported:

“The riding country is excellent – open grass meadowland, forest tracks, and mountain paths. The scenery is genuinely breath taking – with views of volcanoes, verdant green forests and lakes of the bluest water. 

I was exceptionally well looked after, from as soon as Santi picked me up from the bus station until he left me off to start the next part of my trip. Both he and Isabelle take such pride in running the lodge, and can’t do enough to ensure that everyone is happy, well fed and enjoying themselves. It may be a bit of a journey to this wonderful place, but the remoteness and wildness of the landscape is part of the reason why it is so special.”

THE RIDING top

Horses – They have a large herd of horses,  these are a mix of stocky Criollos, cross breeds & some finer leggier types.

Level of Riding & Pace – Good Novice to Advanced. The riding isn’t fast or adventurous here but as it is remote it is important people can ride confidently to be safe. The pace consists of a lot of walking interspersed with some canters, generally they don’t trot. Riding times can be tailored but many people ride out for around 5 hours a day and cover up to 24 miles a day.

Tack – Traditional Argentinian saddles, western style.

Weight Restriction – 120kg / 266lbs / 19stone.

Group Size – Maximum 12

ACCOMMODATION top

The Lodge, is a large rustic style house located at the heart of the ranch, set on top of a hill providing a breath taking view of the entire valley and surrounding area. This traditional family house is made of native oak wood and stone, typical of the region. It can accommodate up to 12 people in 8 bedrooms and 5 shared bathrooms. Individual travellers & couples will be allocated rooms with ensuite bathrooms. A large communal living room with a fireplace, dining room, and a large playroom for the kids – including a ping pong table – means there is plenty of room to roam around during downtime.

Food – The food is wonderful, all homemade and cooked to order. The usual day consists of four meals; breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

A typical breakfast includes eggs, bacon or ham cooked to order. There is always fruit, yogurt, ham, cheese, good coffee and orange juice too.

Lunch could be a picnic with nibbles and drinks offered as you dismount your horse followed by a beef & vegetable stew with salad, fruit salad & home made cakes for desert. Or you might ride to a lake beach and have a BBQ; great steak and baked potatoes are typical. Lunch is always washed down with wine if you wish.

Afternoon tea is always on option with canapes, snacks, cakes on offer.

Dinner is a big affaire and you can expect delicious home cooking. A typical menu would be carrot and ginger soup to start, then home made fresh pasta with sauces and a couple of deserts to choose from. There is always a selection of carefully chosen Argentinian wine offered with dinner of course!

We have travelled the world testing a huge variety of horse riding holidays to make sure we offer you, our client, the best horse riding holiday experience possible.

Our horse riding holidays are thoroughly researched – we consider all the elements that go towards making our horse riding holidays collection the best in the world. We check the quality of the horses, if they are fit for the job, well produced and looked after. We make sure the riding terrain is good going, the countryside is interesting and, for example, on Classic Dressage horse riding holidays, the arenas are in good condition. We make sure the accommodation, whether it’s a five star hotel, a farmhouse or camping, is clean and comfortable, and offers a great night’s sleep. The food is all important too – we take the time to make sure we tell you if it’s cordon bleu, home cooked, or regional and locally sourced – above all it has to be delicious, plentiful and nourishing. Last but not least, we choose the horse riding holidays that have the best hosts, who are friendly, warm and welcoming.

It’s only when all these elements come together that we add a horse riding holiday into our hand-picked collection of horse riding holidays.

Please Ask About

  • Fly fishing is world famous here, Caballadas covers over 14 kms of pristine river waters, several creeks, and a lake. The property plays host to one of the most exclusive fly-fishing rivers in Patagonia, the Quillen, famous among dry fly fanatics. The wide variety of water structure and bottoms provide a perfect habitat for a good population of trout, where abundant browns and rainbows are actively feeding and rising through most of the season. A great option for a fishing partner to enjoy while you ride!
  • Buenos Aires City Break
  • Iguazo Falls Visit, 2 – 3 nights, see the falls from both the Brazilian and the Argentine sides
  • Visit other Argentine estancias in different regions, Cordoba, Corrientes and Salta

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Argentina Holidays Testimonials

Sally on Across the Andes Ride, Argentina

The sheer beauty of each country was amazing, the views were AWESOME, river crossings so many and all memorable, adventurous riding albeit not galloping all the time, but you had to be confident, just thinking of the shakey bridge! And your horses, incredibly fit, forward going and so sure footed, I was glad to be

Sally from UK