- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Journey into the Patagonian steppe and the foothills of the Argentine Andes on a pleasant 2-hour guided horseback ride. Along the way, admire a picturesque lake, transitional forests of cypress trees, and spot condors, black-necked swans, guanacos and deer. On this day excursion just outside of Bariloche, visit one of the oldest working ranches in the area, where you’ll enjoy a 3-course lunch with ‘asado’ (traditional barbecued meats) and an open bar of select beverages. Riders of all experience levels are welcome, and hotel transport is included.
- All necessary equipment included
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Family friendly
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Lunch included
- Professional guide
- All necessary equipment
- Light breakfast of sweets, coffee, juice and mate tea
- Open bar of wine, sodas and mineral water
- Traditional Argentine asado
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission - La Fragua de estancia San Ramon
San Carlos de Bariloche
Traveler pickup is offered
This is not an exhaustive list, please indicate your hotel address at payment and we will confirm you the pick-up.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Tangol Bariloche, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Patagonia
After hotel pickup, travel by air-conditioned coach for about an hour east of Bariloche and head to Puesto La Fragua de Estancia San Ramon (San Ramón Ranch).
Stop At: La Fragua de estancia San Ramon, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Patagonia
One of the oldest working ranches in the area, San Ramón Ranch spans 62,000 acres (25,000 hectares) into the foothills of the Argentine Andes. When you arrive, you’ll notice cattle and sheep roaming the grasslands.
Follow your guide to an old countryside school converted to the ranch’s eating area, located below one of the largest condor nesting rocks in the region. You might just see one of these impressive creatures soaring high in the sky. Inside the former school, ranch staff welcome you with a light breakfast of sweets, coffee, juice and mate tea.
Next, mosey over to the stables for a safety briefing and be paired up with a horse that matches your riding experience. This tour is suitable for both beginners and more experienced riders; you'll learn some horseback riding techniques from your expert guide who leads the way on a 2-hour journey into the Andes foothills.
Pass a picturesque lake and ride through transition forests before reaching the Patagonian steppe. Keep your eyes peeled for condors, pink flamingos, black-necked swans, guanacos, rheas and deer. Your guide explains the geological sights, plants and wildlife you see along the way.
After your horseback ride, return to the ranch and dig into a 3-course lunch featuring Argentine asado (see below for a sample menu). The feast of traditional barbecued meats comes with an open bar of wine, soft drinks and mineral water.
Your appetite sated, enjoy transport back to your Bariloche hotel.
Please note: If you select the afternoon tour, you will start off with lunch, then the horseback ride, and end with snacks consisting of sweets, coffee, juice and mate tea.
Sample lunch menu (subject to change):
• Grilled chorizo
• Asado (barbecued grilled meats) accompanied with salad
• Fruit salad
*Please note: If you have dietary restrictions, please note these when you book the tour.
Duration: 5 hours
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Lovely day overall. Punctual pick up from our hotel in a private taxi, joined by another lovely couple only 4 of us at the experience all day! Our driver knew the roads well and got us to the ranch safely.
The food was OUTSTANDING - some of the best beef and sausage that we had in Argentina. There was also plenty of wine to go round as well as the option of soft drinks. Our host's English was much better than he gave himself credit for, but even while speaking Spanish, explaining about the countryside, animals and birds, he did so in such a way that you could get the gist of the conversation.
After a great lunch we went on the horseback ride. As someone who had never ridden a horse before, I was extremely nervous, but with some basic instructions I really enjoyed the experience. My horse was docile enough that I felt in control although I probably wasn't at any point!
Overall - fantastic welcome and food. Enjoyable trail taking in condor nests and the natural landscape we also saw a baby skunk! Great for beginners like me. On reflection I probably should have asked for a helmet just to feel 100 comfortable but survived the trail unscathed!
Some quick tips from me, the winds got a bit strong and cold at times, bring something warm to throw on and perhaps jogging bottoms rather than shorts. Well worth doing whilst in the area.
Everything was fantastic, The horse ride was fun, through beautiful countryside. The gauchos/guides were very helpful especially as we were beginners on horseback. The asado lunch with great wine, was delicious. Our host was very charming and informative, and our fellow caballeros were a lovely bunch. Just a perfect day for all of us.