A tour that offers a lot of variety in a few days. We pass by the Gemini Observatory and have a great view of other observatories. We enter the life of the shepherd and go through great landscapes.

Horseback riding in Río Hurtado / Coquimbo /

Chile madness

Information

Starting Point

Hurtado River

Daily Riding Time

5 average hours

Duration

6 days / 5 nights

Group Size

Minimum 1, Maximum 6 People

Difficulty level

Moderate

Confirmation within 48 hours

Includes

  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (D: breakfast, BL: box lunch, S: snack, PK: picnic, A: lunch, T: tea, C: food)
  • 2 nights in a guest room
  • Professional guides and baqueanos (languages: English, German and Spanish)
  • Mat, bag and tent
  • GPS for emergencies

Does not include

  • Additional nights
  • Medical expenses
  • Does not include insurance, but we recommend having.
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratifications for the guide and baqueano

Prices

No. of participants Value per person
1 to 6 572.000

Itinerary

1. 1 DAY

NIGHT IN GUEST ROOM (C)

  • Arrival of the guests, tour briefing and luggage preparation. Dinner and accommodation in the guest room.

2. 2 DAY

6 HOURS RIDING

NIGHT IN CAMP (DAC)

  • After the night in one of our guest rooms and breakfast, riders are introduced to their horse and we pack the mule with luggage. Before we begin, we briefly introduce the participants - also experienced riders - the Chilean riding style. Once the saddlebags are packed, the straps tight and the arms locked, we are ready to leave. The meeting place is approximately 10.00 a.m. We went through a church of almost 200 years, the pride of Seron. Unfortunately, the church has already seen better times, until the parrot used the house as a nesting place. From the road we climb the mountains to enjoy a beautiful view. The different colors of the hills are impressive. Due to the large amount of minerals in the earth, they glow from violet to green, even red and yellow. Further up in the valley we cross the Hurtado River and arrive at the town of the same name, where we set up our camp for the night.

3. 3 DAY

6 HOURS RIDING

NIGHT IN CAMP (DAC)

  • After breakfast and loading the mule, we go up the opposite side of the valley towards Cerro Negro. In this way we get a different view of our valley. The climb is exhausting for horses, but they are used to work. Once we reach the top, we ride in plain until we reach a goat shepherd who is already waiting for us with a tasty roast. At home we set up our camp for the night, feed the horses and enjoy the cozy meeting with the pastor.

4. 4 DAY

6 HOURS RIDING

NIGHT IN GUEST ROOM (DAC)

  • Today we will ride on Cerro Pachón, passing through the Gemini Observatory. Gemini means twin. While the observatory on Cerro Pachón is to observe the southern sky, its twin in Hawaii is in the northern hemisphere. Gemini is one of several professional observatories located in the Hurtado River Valley. Unfortunately, entry for private persons is not possible. But if you want to visit an observatory, contact us. We follow the mountain range until we finally return to a goatherd where we spend the night. With a little luck we will have fresh goat cheese.
    Option: Depending on the weather and the moon phase we offer a short night ride according to the
    wish.

5. 5 DAY

  • Early risers are welcome to see the milking and maybe even help. After breakfast we return to Seron. If you climb a hill, you have to go down again. All along the way we enjoy the great view of our valley and the horses once again demonstrate their safety. Arrived at home, the horses enjoy a well-deserved rest and after the nights in the open air we enjoy the comfort of the guest rooms.

6. 6 DAY

Farewell and individual return trip

8. WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING

  • To have on hand in your saddlebag: bottle of water, knife, snack, camera, swimsuit, toilet paper, coat and sunscreen
  • Ecological soap if soap is used
  • Personal medications if required
  • Hats if not wearing helmets, good shoes, comfortable clothes and long-sleeved shirts
  • Long pants (riding, jeans, etc.)
  • Riding boots also suitable for hiking. Riding boots are not recommended since their sole is very smooth
  • Gloves
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Protection for the lips against wind and sun
  • Wide hat for the sun
  • Rain coat (ideally avoid plastic materials)
  • Scarf / bandana to avoid dust
  • Socks and underwear
  • Important: 2 changes of clothes are usually enough

9. NOTE ON THE ITINERARY

Although we will do our best to follow the itinerary explained above, it is subject to change due to weather or other unexpected events beyond our control.

Prior notice of any type of health condition or food restriction

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