Andes Crossing

An unforgettable experience

Crossing the Andes on horseback is an unforgettable and incomparable adventure.

Gaucho Argentino offers a unique program: small groups that experience an authentic cultural exchange with the families living in this isolated place that they call home.

We ride through the centuries-old gaucho trails, cross rivers, reach the Chilean border, ride over mountain ridges with views of beautiful valleys.

Season 2024/2025 Dates

December 2024

New year
- 29 to 2 January

January 2025

- January 5 to 9.
- January 12 to 16.
- January 23 to 27.

February 2025

- February 1 to 5.
- February 9 to 13.
- February 18 to 22.
- February 28 to March 4.

March 2025

March 8 to 12.

Excellent service in the mountains

After a hot breakfast, the day will consist of approximately 5 or 6 hours of riding with a break halfway for lunch, followed by a hearty and delicious dinner with the best Argentine wines.

We ride through spectacular mountain scenery on well trained horses, you will feel the magic of this vastness and come to understand why they have such mythical power in the history of the region. Our 5 or 7 itineraries offer real experiences of a remote way of life that has not changed over the years. We do not go above 4200 meters on our ride.

How to Get Here

Our adventure starts in Las Loicas, a small town nestled in the Andes, one hour west of Malargüe. We will meet in Malargüe whether you decide to go by car or take the colectivo. Although it is possible to drive to Malargüe from Buenos Aires in about 12 hours, it is recommended that you fly to San Rafael.

Then, for the rest of the trip (2.5 hours from San Rafael), you can rent a car or travel by colectivo from San Rafael to Malargüe.

What to bring

This is a gaucho experience, rustic and authentic. We provide all meals, drinks, tents, horses and horse equipment.

You will need:
§ Sleeping bag
§ Overlay clothes, for cold temperatures and wind
§ Hat with a drawstring (it is very windy up there)
§ Camera
§ Gloves
§ Flashlight
§ Toiletries
§ Towel
§ Bathing suit
§ Sunscreen

Frequent questions

Do I need to be an experienced rider?

No, it is not necessary. We have different horses and we select them based on their
experience. For inexperienced riders or children we also have very good horses.

Are your trips adapted for families?

Yes, we have trips for families. Depending on the age of the children and their
horseback riding experience, we take shorter or longer excursions.

How old should children be for these trips?

Minimum 7 years.

Can you help us book other trips to Argentina?

Yes of course.

What do i need to bring?

Sleeping bag.
Layered garments, for cold temperatures and wind.
Drawstring hat.
Hat with headlamp.
Personal toiletries.

Do you have insurance?

Yes, but we ask that you have your own individual insurance, specifying that you ride


Are your horses well trained and cared for?

Yes, they have a good life here.

What equipment do you provide on the trip to Los Andes?

We provide some bags for you to put your personal things for the ride and

we provide the tent. We can provide a sleeping bag for an additional cost.

Are the stays for work? Will we have the opportunity to work together with the gauchos?

This includes horseback riding through the surrounding wetlands, exploring the land to

inspect, corral and care for horses and livestock, stay in rustic ranches

gauchescas and working with the gauchos in everyday tasks.


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