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Horse Riding Holidays Argentina – Caballadas Patagonian Private Lodge

PRICES & DATES top

Caballadas Patagonian Private Lodge : Prices 2019

Rates are based on number of people staying at the lodge. Price is for minimum 4 night stay but we recommend extending to a 7 night stay. We can also offer a tailored expedition package for 6-7 nights to include 3 nights camping in the Andes if you want something more adventurous, please ask.

4 night stay – Riders & Non-riders

Based on 2-4 people staying in lodge
£3,870/€4,460/$5,000 per person

Based on 4-6 people staying in lodge
£2,940/€3,390/$3,800 per person

Based on 8-12 people staying in lodge
£2,700/€3,120/$3,500 per person 

Single supplement: £130/€140/$150 per night

We also offer personal itineraries for longer stays.

Caballadas Patagonian Private Lodge : Dates 2019

The lodge is open for guests from November to the first week of January and March to the first week of 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, drinks including wine with meals, one load of laundry (up to 6kg), 1 boat ride, transfers

Excluded – Flights, tips, fly fishing, extra laundry, alcoholic drinks outside of meals

Getting There – International flight to Buenos Aires and then internal flights to San Martin Los Andes (also possible to fly to Bariloche)

Transfer – Included if you fly to San Martin Los Andes. We can also organise it if you fly to Bariloche for an extra cost.

SUMMARY OF THE TRIP top

 Caballadas is located to the north of Lanín National Park, the most secluded and scenic part of the Patagonia Lake District in Argentina. They offer fantastic riding as well as superb fly fishing in remote Northern Patagonia.

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 super authentic experience. Think of it like a home from home privilege.

This private & remote Estancia is the perfect setting for a special occasion or family get together and your hosts will treat you like special guests.

This is what Claire, our test rider said:

The riding country is excellent – open grass meadowland, forest tracks, and mountain paths. The scenery is genuinely breathtaking – 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 here. Riding times can be tailored but many people ride out for around 5 hours a day.

Tack – Traditional Argentinian saddles are used. You should note these tend to feel comfortable but don’t have a lot of support for your legs, hence a good independent seat is required.

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

Group Size – Maximum 12

ACCOMMODATION top

The Lodge, is a big chalet style house located at the heart of the ranch, set on top of a hill providing a breathtaking 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 and can be arranged at extra cost, please ask us.
  • Add ons – Hotel stay in Buenos Aires for a few nights & trip to see the Igauzo Falls.

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Argentina Holidays Testimonials

A. O’Discoll on Estancia Los Potreros, Argentina

We had a wonderful break in Argentina and thanks again for all your advice and help. The ranch was beautiful with excellent home bred horses, wonderful staff, the resident gauchos were so lovely and keen to show us how the ranch worked and the Beggs are gorgeous hosts who kept us filled with delicious food

A. O’Discoll from Dublin