Picked up at San Juan bus station for a 3 hour ride to Barreal in two vehicles the first day. Group Meeting. Nice hotel with a great view and a pool. Two rooms, 5 girls in one with two bedrooms. Two beds in one, three in the other. Very comfortable. Boys in other room. Day 2 stunning thrilling 3 hour drive to start of ride. Mounted up for a three hour ride to first campsite. Every day started about 9 am riding 6-9 hours a day. Potty stops in morning and afternoon and a lunch stop. Scenery was mesmerizing every day. Set up camp and tents, then a ‘snack’ then dinner after 9pm. In January light until after 9pm. Gauchos got your horses saddled, and unsaddled at end of day. Plan for WIND! Most stunning thrilling exciting week ever!
Absolutely the best trip ever! Andes mountains were stunning! breathtaking views every day. We were not cold as we dressed properly, and overpacked a bit. People were extremely nice and helpful, staff and other guests. As staff spoke spanish, and our guide Cristian a very little english, we were fortunate to have three guests from Argentina that spoke good english and translated for us. Horses were amazing, strong, safe and comfortable. I would go back in a minute, even with notes below!
Although our association with Trips SouthAmerica is coming to an end for now, I wanted to highly recommend them. I will miss working with Leandro but hope to be in contact in the future for personal trips to South America. Sincerely, Beri Smith Don Smith Photography, LLC