Your horseback
  riding outfitter
       in the heart of
          the Chilean Andes

 

 


In the region of Valle de Elqui (Pisqo Elqui) and Rio Hurtado (Chico Norte of Chile):

Colonial style outdoors for you in the Chilean Andes

activites in the area of valley Elqui in Chile include, culture, horseback, trekking, hiking

We offer: great outdoor packages and bed & breakfast

English, German and Spanish spoken!



Our Outdoor-Trips

Riding on horseback mountainous landscapes  river crossing on horse

Hacienda Explorer: The travelers experience -nature activities & lodging

1 day / 1 night, all inclusive: p . p. dbl. US$ 135.

Sierra Horseback Trekking:  2 days Andean nature experience
2 days / 1 night (in tents), all inclusive: p.p. dbl. US$ 252.

Hacienda Cocktail: Nature & adventure for everyone!
4 days/3 nights, all inclusive: p.p. dbl. US$ 371

Great Adventure: Horsebackriding, Outback & Andes
8 days/ 7 nights, all inclusive p.p. dbl US$ 1380

Horseback Andean Wilderness: Outdoor adventure for nonriders and riders
4 days/3 nights (1night in tents), all inclusive: p. p. dbl. US$ 371
DAY 1: 13:00 Transfer from Vicuña or Ovalle. Afternoon: time to discover our 1000 acres nature paradise. Dinner, overnight stay Hacienda (private bath).
DAY 2: Breakfast. 10:00 set off into the Andes. Riding through canyons and sierra. Camp in oasis Maiten. Asado (bbq) or vegetarian meal. overnight in tents.
DAY 3: After breakfast (selfmade bread&fresh goat´s cheese), discovering the wilderness of Sierra Maiten. In the afternoon return to the Hacienda. Sauna, jacuzzi, dinner. Overnight stay in comfort rooms.
Day 4: Time for sunbathing, natures trails, hiking, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming in the river. 16:00 transfer out to Vicuña or Ovalle -Scenic Drive.
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INCLUDED IN ALL THESE PACKAGES!:

Transfer in/out Vicuña or Ovalle, overnight stays in comfort rooms -private bath, overnight stays in the Andes in comfort tents, All meals (breakfast, lunch/picnic, dinner), sauna, jacuzzi, access to 1000 acres Hacienda: trails, river, gardens. English, German, Spanisch spoken guides. Soft saddle, well trained horses, sleeping bag with inlet, mat, tents, hut etc.



Our Special Offer: The BIG Horseback Adventure

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GREAT ADVENTURE - all inclusive! For Non-Riders and riders
In the saddle through the Andes along Inca-trails and gold diggers paths.
8 Days / 7 Nights p. p. US$ 1.380

Tour
Riding the paths of the Inca and gold diggers. Right through the Andes off civilization. This adventure offers three trips in seven days. You will explore the wild Sierra, the huge Andes and experience a romantic and pure nature. Hacienda Los Andes, which is under German and Austrian management, guarantees you a hundred percent Nature & Adventure in the sun.
Day 1
Transfer (14:30) from the colonial city La Serena to the Hacienda. Time for Jakuzzi, sauna, a walk across the 1000 acres nature reserve. Dinner. Overnight stay / room with private bath.
Day 2
American breakfast and meeting of the team. Discussing the tour. You will get to know your horse and the Chilean riding style (similar to Western style). Riding tour through the valley Rio Hurtado finally reaching an idyllic mountain village. Picnic in the garden of the Plaza. Returning to the Hacienda through the Andean landscape. Dinner in front of the fireplace. Overnight stay at the Hacienda.
Day 3
Breakfast. Packing saddle bags. Riding along the gold diggers path through the calmness of the Sierra and passing through lonely valleys. It leads us through canyons finally reaching the Andean plateau Oro Blanco, - white gold. In the afternoon, we leave the wilderness behind and stay overnight at a hermitage. We camp and have dinner under fig trees. Overnight stay in comfortable Hilleberg tents with inflatable sleeping-mat and warm sleeping bag.
Day 4
Andean breakfast: selfmade bread, goats cheese, sausage and fresh eggs. Starting from the oasis which is at a hight of 2000 metres, we ride along the historic mule path of the gold diggers up to the Andes. We are surrounded by a gigantic panorama, tremendous overlook and untouched nature. Lunchbreak at a spring. In the afternoon it takes us through a canyon to the Rio Hurtado. In the evening we reach the goatherd village Las Breas where we camp beside the river and have a camp fire.
Day 5
Breakfast with a family. After meeting the local people we continue our tour. The track winds through the wide Andean valley passing small, idyllic villages. Picnic in a small village inn. Returning to the Hacienda along shepherds paths. Time for Jacuzzi, a swim in the river or sunbathing under the palm tree. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hacienda.
Day 6
Big breakfast. Today, we are after another adventure with our horses: the Inca-trail. We cross two passes and visit the cave drawings of the Molle Indians who lived with the Inca. You will have a totally different landscape than before: Wide Andean plateaus, small valleys, natural meadows and animals. Picnic lunch. Passing the colourful Sierra and in the evening we are guests at a 120 years old, plain pioneer farm. Overnight stay in tents beside the mountain stream. Camp fire, meeting people, and stories.
Day 7
We experience the romantic and lonely Andes in the saddle.Along the Inca-trail we cross a pass and come through lonely valleys to the ceremony place Laguna. Glaciers and peaks are the features of this panorama. Picnic. We follow an ancient trading track which still leads to Argentina. Riding across a romantic Western style landscape for hours. Back at the Hacienda it is time for relaxing: sunbathing, swimming in the river, relaxing in the hammock. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hacienda.
Day 8
08.00 8.00 am transfer to the airport in La Serena. Certainly, you may stay some more days at the Hacienda and join other activities.

 

DATES:

October 15 - Octobre 22

Novembre 05 - Novembre 12
Novembre 19 - Novembre 26
Decembre 24 - Decembre 31

March 15 - 22. March 22
April 10 - April 17
April 19 - April 26

Private Tour (other dates) on inquiry

CAPACITY:
Minimum 2, Maximum 8

DURATION:
8 Days / 7 Nights (4 Hacienda, 3 nights in comfort-tents (Hilleberg)

PRICES:
Tour dates as given about p. p. in double room / tent US$ 1.380
Private tour (special dates) p. p. in double room / tent US$ 1.690,-

SERVICES:
Transfer, in and out Hacienda Los Andes from / to La Serena-Airport, Ovalle and Vicuña. 3 overnight stays in comfort tents (Hillerberg), 4 overnight stays at the Hacienda. All meals. Equipment for riding explorations: comfortable Gaucho-saddle with sheep-fur padding, sleeping bag and clean inlet, thermal mat, tent, personal pannier (cup etc.), ice-box, thermo bottle, by request safety helmet, sombrero head and riding gaiters, first aid kit, saddle bags and finally one of our well trained and calm Chilean mountain horses. Any facilities of the Hacienda such as sauna, Jacuzzi, nature trail and river access. Explorations accompanied by English, German and Spanish speaking guides.

CONTACT & RESERVATION: see below

 



Bed and Breakfast

Outdoor vacations and colonial lodging in the green valley of Rio Hurtado  Outdoor activities in the pristine wilderness of the Andes

Hacienda Bed & Breakfast: Confi-nights in the outback! (how to get there!)
Private bath, american breakfast p. p. double. US$ 27

Access to 3 km wild romantic river, sauna, jacuzzi, gardens, nature-trails etc.


More Information & Contact

1. see our main web site:  http://www.haciendalosandes.com/

2. Nuestros Pagina en Español

3. Unsere Website auf Deutsch!

4.  e-mail: info@ridechile.com or phone  (56) 53-691822, English, German, Spanish spoken




Clark Stede,
Hacienda Los Andes
Rio Hurtado, IV. Región, Ovalle
Chile, South America
E-mail :  info@ridechile.com
Phone: (56) 53-691822