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Saddle up for a thrilling horseback adventure on this full-day tour from Mendoza and follow ancient trails through the heart of the Andes. Enjoy a 3.5-hour trail ride through the scenic Uco Valley, winding around the Cordón del Plata mountain range and climbing to a height of 9,185 feet (2,800 meters). Stop along the way to refresh with some traditional ‘mate’ tea, then tuck into a hearty ‘asado’ (barbecue) on return to the ranch. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people and includes hotel pick-up, breakfast and lunch.


  • Horseback riding full-day tour from Mendoza
  • Venture on horseback into the Cordón del Plata mountains in the Uco Valley
  • Stop at scenic viewpoints along the route with your experienced guide
  • Look for Andean wildlife like condors, llamas and foxes
  • Enjoy local cuisine for breakfast and lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group class with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Mendoza Horseback Riding Tour with Traditional Argentine Asado

Horseback Riding Tour from Mendoza

Your tour begins in the morning with hotel pickup in Mendoza. Aboard your comfortable minivan, drive through Villa Potrerillos, a village located 45 minutes away. You’ll continue up to Quebrada del Condor, stopping at the panoramic viewpoint of Mirador de la Hoyada en route.

Approximately two hours after leaving Mendoza you’ll reach the gorge, where a traditional Argentine breakfast is served to your small group.

Once your guide offers a safety briefing and some instruction, settle onto your sturdy horse — bred for stamina over mountainous terrain — and follow along the rugged trail. Your 3.5-hour horseback ride starts at the foot of the Cordón del Plata, an Andean mountain range in the Uco Valley. Amid this breathtaking landscape of snowcapped peaks, wildlife abounds. Keep a lookout for llamas, foxes, hares, condors and other incredible birds throughout your horseback ride.

In the middle of the journey, stop for a break at the shore of a creek to enjoy an infusion of mate, a popular drink made from yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water. Then saddle up and follow ancient paths until your small group reaches a viewpoint. From 9,185 feet (2,800 meters) above sea level, you’ll appreciate the magnificent scenery, including the Cordón del Plata ridge and the Potrerillos Valley.

At the completion of your horseback ride in the late afternoon, dismount to enjoy an authentic Argentine asado (barbecue) for lunch.

Your full-day tour ends with return transport by minivan to your hotel in Mendoza.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an incredible tour - amazing views, great guides and fabulous food. This is definitely the tour to do if you are traveling to Mendoza.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was pure and simply AWESOME! This is not recommended for a beginner rider or those who are afraid of heights. You go up the Andes a good 3000 feet and your horse is made to walk along the very edge!! Even in the most hot of days you will be at high elevation. You need to dress extremely warm!

Kristen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Best part of the whole vacation! We LOVED this!!

Margaret M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

so awesome

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