Frequently Asked Questions
want to travel by myself is solo traveling
in Chile safe? e? Traveling in Chile is a very safe experience - even for women traveling on their own. The Chilean economy is the best in South America, and the Chilean people are welcoming and friendly. Planning ahead and following the normal travel precautions is all that is needed. If you closely follow our well-planned travel itinerary you should have a smooth journey with very few problems.
What breed of horses do you have your guests ride?
? We use the Chilean Corralero horse, a derivative of the Argentine Criollo. Breeds of Horses Read More
What kind of tack do you use?
? We use the Chilean tack specifically developed for this area of Patagonia. All of the tack that we use is the same kind used everyday by huasos working the land. Chilean Tack Read more
Is the Chilean Cowboy a Gaucho or Huaso?
? Chilean Cowboy: Gauchos and Huasos
weigh over 200 llbs can I go on one of your
trips? O? Our horses are capable of carrying riders up to 230 pounds. On our pack trips gear is carried by support horses called Pilcheros, which keeps our horses from becoming too burdened with excess weight. Please contact our office if you are near or over the weight limit so we can reserve the appropriate mount.
your guides speak English? On our staff we have a mixture of bilingual guides, Spanish speakers and English speakers. As a part of the cultural experience we offer on our trips we like to have our guests interact as much as possible with the equestrian and Spanish culture of the local ranchers. Therefore we like to strive for a balance of speaking ability among our horseback riding guides. We also take into account the needs and desires of our guests and groups when assigning guides to our trips. All of our guides are dedicated to providing our guests the best vacation experience possible. Lets us know if you need an English speaking guide.
is the elevation of Futaleufu?
We are located in a river valley at 1,200 feet in the heart of the Andes Mountains. Our Pioneer Culture, Trail of the Lakes stays under 2000 ft elevation, while our Andes to the Ocean ride reaches 3,200 feet when we go over a pass. We are surrounded by glacier ringed mountains nearing 10,000 feet. The elevation changes and relief in our area are immense. Our topography resembles that of Yosemite and Glacier National Park.
I am not a very experienced rider, is this
the right place for me?
Some experience is important on our Andes to the Ocean trip. On the seven lakes trail, anytime you feel uncomfortable, you can easily walk that section of the trail.
have small children and want to bring them
along. How old does my child need to be in
order to go horseback riding in Chile?
For our Horseback expeditions we have had children with some horseback riding experience, that were eleven-years-old complete the trip. Call our office if you have a younger child that is a solid rider.
Other Horseback Riding Vacation options include: Horseback Andes to the Ocean expedition, Pioneer Culture: Trail of the Lakes 4 day ride.