Best Experience! If I could give 10 stars, I would. My husband and I had the most memorable day in the Andes with Daniel and his wonderful family. When I asked my husband what his favourite part of our two week long trip to South America was, he thought for a moment and said, The horseback riding day in the Andes. I agree! The day was absolutely perfect. The people, the picnic lunch, the Gaucho experience, and of course, our stellar Guide. He was more than friendly, informative and made us feel very welcome. Even the bottled water, ready for us in his truck, was very much appreciated on a very hot day!
Do not hesitate to book yourself on this well-organized day trip - it is incredibly beautiful.
The Gaucho Day trip with Don Daniel was outstanding. We transferred from our hotel to the ranch no problem and stopped at Potrerillos along the way to take in the amazing views as well as to pick up snacks and drinks. We got to the ranch where our guide showed us around the ranch, and then went into the gaucho's home where his wife and kids made us fresh sopapillas and mate. We headed out on horseback into the mountains taking in more amazing views and stopped in a very scenic valley for lunch. We had a wonderful lunch of meat, veggies, and wine which we chilled in the stream!. We headed back down the mountain to the ranch in the afternoon. All horses on our trip were very easy and none were too excitable. When we got back to the ranch, people were there for an asado. We headed back to Mendoza. I would highly recommend this trip. It was the best highlight of many on our trip to the Andes!
The scenery was worth the price alone! Great day trekking through the mountains and taking in the wonderful views, broke for lunch and a drop of wine with only our horses and the farm dogs for company! Our guide was really helpful and spoke excellent English, would highly recommend this trip!