Goat cheese remains one of the most important sources of income in the Hurtado River Valley. Hundreds of years ago, shepherds of goats and nomads moved to places where there was enough food for their animals. They spend the winter at the lowest altitudes, in the summer they look for summer pastures in the heights of the Andes. Although transport is increasingly moving towards vehicles, some roads are still used.

Horseback riding in Río Hurtado / Coquimbo /

Chile madness

Information

Starting Point

Hurtado River

Daily Riding Time

5 average hours

Duration

5 days / 4 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 6 429.000

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 point is around 10.00 a.m.
    Directly from Serón we begin the tour on a steady and partly steep climb. They reward us with a beautiful view of our valley. We spend the night with a goatherd, in a tent or outdoors. Depending on the season, the pastor is there and makes goat cheese, which we will definitely try.

3. 3 DAY

6 HOURS RIDING

NIGHT IN CAMP (DAC)

  • Early risers are welcome to see the milking and maybe even help. After breakfast, we will go again to know the area of ​​Laguna de Serón. Along the way we see trunks of petrified trees, petroglyphs of Molle and Diaguitas 2000 years old, beautiful rock formations and with a bit of luck, free-living horses. Spend the night again with the goat shepherd
    Option: Depending on the weather and the moon phase we offer a short night ride according to the
    wish.
    Duration of the ride approx. 4 hours

4. 4 DAY

6 HOURS RIDING

NIGHT IN GUEST ROOM (DAC)

  • On the way back we ride along an impressive ravine and through the valley of the Hurtado River. The horse and the rider show their skills downhill. Around 16.00 pm we are really tired but with many new experiences and beautiful memories back in Serón, where we can finish the tour after a delicious dinner and an extensive shower.

5. 5 DAY

Farewell

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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