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Full day ride at the foot of The Andes provided by Rancho El Rosario Horse Riding Holidays

Full day ride at the foot of The Andes

Full day ride at the foot of The Andes
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Personal helmet
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Contact us to organize transport from any location around Mendoza city or Valle de Uco.
  • Ports:
  • Menodoza Airport
  • Mendoza bus station
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Personal helmet
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Contact us to organize transport from any location around Mendoza city or Valle de Uco.
  • Ports:
  • Menodoza Airport
  • Mendoza bus station
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
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Nigel D
United Kingdom49 contributions
Jan 2020
We joined another couple to do this trip. We were collected early morning from our hotel in Mendoza, and made the two hour driver by Land Rover to the ranch. When we got to the ranch, we were fed, cakes, dulce de leche and coffee. I'm GF, but they found me some GF biscuits. Once fed and watered, we set off on the hours. All really calm and well trained. We did an hour and a half on horse back, arriving at a quiet spot by a river, where our guides set up a BBQ, chilled the wine in the river, and got cooking. Short time later, we were fed a great BBQ of steak, vegetables and wine. Then onwards, around 2.5 hours into the mountains. Amazing views and terrain. A

Arriving back at the ranch.... more cake, fruit, and fresh orange juice, before the drive back to Mendoza.

This might feel like an expensive day out (think we paid around £120 each) but it was worth every penny.
Written 15 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ranchoelrosario
Hello Nigel, Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your ride. We hope that you come back to see us again one day. Kind regards, Tobias and Jose
Written 29 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yannick J
Mortsel, Belgium1 contribution
We did this activity about a year ago, but forgot to write a review. It's by looking back at our pictures of our trip to Argentina that we remembered to leave a positive review this great experience.

We booked less than 12 hours in advance, but this was no problem for José to pick us up at our hotel, drive us two hours, guide us the entire day and provide us with breakfast and asado (Argentinan bbq) and then drive us back again to the hotel. Eventhough there was no one else to take the tour that day, that was no problem to do the full effort.

Can only recommend!
Written 15 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stephanie S
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
We had an excellent day yesterday at the ranch. We loved the food and the horses and would highly recommend visiting. Our only regret was that after visiting we wished that we could have done a multi day ride!

The last time we were on horses was over 10 years ago and we were given very gentle and placid horses. As the ranch has 20+ horses I’m sure that they would also be able to accomodate more advanced riders.

It was lovely to eat by the river and we loved the food provided for lunch.
Written 18 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ranchoelrosario
Hi Stephanie, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the horses. We hope that you can come back to do a multiday in the future :) Kind regards, Tobias and Jose
Written 29 January 2020
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Georgie T
4 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
10/10 experience. Jose and Helen were so welcoming and Jose was a brilliant guide- the effort they went to to make us feel welcome was amazing, and their whole family was very warm. The riding is beautiful, the horses were very well behaved. We are experienced riders which Jose took note of, and he gave us horses which were willing to do a bit more, but I imagine he would also look after a novice beautifully. The food all day was incredible- Definately do not be on a diet when you visit here! Jose is the king of a barbecue, it was utterly delicious. Overall fantastic experince.
Written 10 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Georgie, It was very fun to ride with you and we are glad you enjoyed the horses. We love when people appreciate the food, we like to think we can cook a mean asado. Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you back again one day. Kind regards, Rancho El Rosario Team
Written 11 August 2019
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EHF
Darmstadt, Germany301 contributions
Oct 2019
To make one statement right up front I will say: On a scale of 1-10 this day was a perfect 11!!

The description, feelings, and experience that "laurenriff" has stated in here excellent review is 100% the same experience that I and my wife had when we had our "Full day ride at the foot of the Andes" early this month.
This is a day to remember forever, starting from the pick up in the hotel in the early morning, the 2 hr drive to the ranch, the breakfast there, the horses, the dogs, the ride itself and last but not least the most incredible Asado just prepared privately at a beautiful place at a creek. And at the end of the day the return trip to Mendoza to finish a magnificent day.
The way how Jose handles the activities during the entire day was unbelievable and we can not say thank you often enough. The communication with Tobias was easy, excellent and everything was exactly as described before.

Jose and Tobias, if you continue to keep your business at this high level you will be soon the No. 1 attraction in the Mendoza area!
Written 13 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ranchoelrosario
Thank you so much for your lovely review - your words are so important to us. We love what we do and are very fortunate to share it with others such as yourselves - our dream job come to life! If you are ever headed back this way, please do get in contact again. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope you have a wonderful rest of your trip in Argentina. Kind regards, The team at Rancho El Rosario
Written 19 October 2019
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A. Renema
Houten, The Netherlands5 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I had the most fantastic horse riding experience I've ever had.
Jose is a fantastic guide; he tailored the trip completely according to what i wanted to do. The horses are well mannered and easy to handle.
I saw some of the most fantastic views and landscapes, and I really wish the experience would have lasted longer so we could have gone deeper into the mountains.
All in all, if you want to see the Andes from horseback, regardless of your horse-riding abilities/experience, I recommend you contact Rancho El Rosario.
The great customer service, provided both by Tobias and Jose, will ensure that your
preparations as well as the horse-riding trip itself will go smoothly and leave you wanting to do another horse-ride experience with them the next time you visit the area.
Written 11 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy you chose to ride with us, and we are very pleased that you enjoyed everything. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are headed this way again. Safe travels, Tobias and Jose Lima
Written 12 July 2019
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Karoline Leirfall
Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions
We had the most amazing day ever! Jose and Gustavo was super nice and made the day perfect. We ate amazing grilled meat and vegetable by the river. The horses was also super cute! We really recomend this tour😍 a memory for life!
Written 13 October 2019
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ranchoelrosario
Hi Karoline, We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you have a fantastic trip and come back to see us again. Safe travels! Kind regards, The team at Rancho El Rosario
Written 19 October 2019
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LaurenRiff
New York City, NY4 contributions
Such a memorable day! I lucked out and was solo for the trek. José was incredibly welcoming, accommodating and overall a great host :). From the ranch, to the animals, riding, the meals - I have nothing but great things to say. Everything was so authentic and thoughtful. Hard to pick 1 highlight - the whole experience was one. It was such a peaceful day, truly enveloped in nature and the life of a gaucho. I would spend the day at El Rosario again in a heart beat. Highly recommend and worth every penny - and then some.

More color: the drive out to the ranch (about 2 hrs) was easy. José pointed out a few towns along the way.

Once we got to the ranch, you’re immediately transported to another, simpler time - while also feeling like you’re being welcomed into an amazing home. Property was rustic and gorgeous. After a great breakfast (coffee, fresh juice, homemade bread) - which José setup out by the river - we saddled up for the ride. José provided everything to ensure I’d be comfortable on the ride. (Definitely wear long pants/jeans and sneakers or boots that can get dusty). After we were on the horse, we were off - the scenery was unreal. A true ranch surrounded by the Andes.

The lunch was yet another highlight. We crossed the river on horseback then Josè started a fire to starting the asado. Again - transported to another time. The food was SO GOOD, and quite the spread for just the 2 of us (steak, grilled veggies, salad, wine, bread, cheese, berries) didn’t feel skimped as a solo guest at all :) one of my favorite meals this whole trip. bbq right on the river. Amazing and relaxing. Nothing about it felt rushed.

We got back on the horses and rode for a bit longer, up the mountainside for some incredible views + photos. Was an easy ride and got to experience different terrain which was cool.

Back at the ranch, yet again another offer of hospitality with some tea and bread before we left. His 4 dogs who followed him/us around for the day was also a surprise perk.

Hopefully I can return to Mendoza and do this again. If you’re in the area and want to mix things up from wine tasting and the city, 100% spend the day with José.

Muchas gracias, José, for sharing your home with me. Hasta luego!
Written 30 September 2019
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review. There are no words to explain our feeling after receiving a review like this. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed the experience and that you can appreciate all the effort we put into it. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and we would be very happy to have you again. Safe travels, The Team at Rancho El Rosario
Written 30 September 2019
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DaijieH
Boston, MA30 contributions
Our day with Jose was amazing. The excursion was very personally tailored; we chose our starting time and where/how we wanted to ride the horses, and we never felt rushed or hurried. Jose made a delicious apple cake the day before which we had for breakfast, and we loved the asado at lunch!
Afterwards, we watched his friend chase a cow and later lasso it. We got to try as well, which was exhilarating and a ton of fun.
In the evening after riding, Jose even made us homemade bread before a fire— the hospitality the whole way was great.
The horses themselves were very clean and well-mannered.
The only recommendation I have is to make sure you’re wearing sturdy pants as some of the bushes you ride through are thorny.
In short, don’t hesitate to book an experience at the Rosario Ranch. Although it doesn’t have the most reviews, the experience is very worth it!
Written 10 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ranchoelrosario
Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the day and you had some fun trying to catch cows with the "lazo". We are also very happy that you enjoyed the food, we hope to see you again another time. All the best and safe trips
Written 25 August 2019
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Teddy S
Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I had a great day out riding with the owner of the Estancion Jose. The landscape was spectacular and the horses were very gentle, so that even a beginner rider like me had no problems tramping up and down several hills and through bushes. Jose’s cute doggy also came for the ride. Furthermore, the asado was fantastic— Jose made it completely from scratch and there was so much food. Overall, a must-do experience if you pass through Mendoza.
Written 26 July 2019
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ranchoelrosario
Hello Teddy, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the ranch. We love our horses, and are happy to hear that you did too. Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you are ever in the area again. Safe travels through Argentina. Warmest regards, Tobias and Jose
Written 27 July 2019
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Céline D
Céline D
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Unique gaucho experience in the andine cordillera
I had a wonderful 3 day horse riding trip in the cordillera with José, the owner of the ranch, and a friend of his.
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J824RPdavidet
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A faux pas
I had a terrible experience with them, twice. The first time, they forgot about my tour and it was impossible to co
Denise S
Denise S
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Excellent and authentic horseback riding vacation vacc
Great and authentic place with warm and excellent service. Importantly the horses are wonderful and treated well in
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veronicacD1432OE
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Best thing we did in Argentina!
The best thing we did in Argentina! It exceeded all our expectations, and it left us super impressed with memories
Jocelyn D
Jocelyn D
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Fantastic horseriding in beautiful setting
From start to finish, this is a great place to go horse riding. Tobias on the email communication is very efficient
Marijosius
Marijosius
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Exceeded all expectations
What a wonderful and unforgettable journey into the Andes. I am truly grateful to have experienced such a memorable
jlp254
jlp254
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Authentic goucho ranch ride and stay
This a real working ranch with over 200 head of cattle and agriculture is an off the beaten track gem. Jose and hi
Kmarijosius
Kmarijosius
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Exceeded all Expectations
What an incredible and memorable journey! Gustavo and Joaquin were incredible guides, as they were knowledgeable an
Cjbonny
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Andes trek
A wonderful experience throughout. The horses are very well cared for and so responsive to a gentle hand. The ranch
Beatito
Beatito
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Many thanks! Muchisimas gracias!!!
Thank you very much for the beautiful horseback riding and the many new impressions. The invitation to grill and th
Volli8
Volli8
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Stunning day of horsebackriding in great nature
On this day of horsebackriding with Jose and Pinky on the Rancho Rosario, we all felt at the end of the day, that w
todd149084
todd149084
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Outstanding Rustic Horseback riding stay
I can’t say enough how amazing our 4 day stay with Jose at his family’s estancia was. My 13 year old daughter is a
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794barrybb
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No Show. Ruined the day. Objectively, unprofessional.
Regrettably, after two confirmations regarding date and time for pick up at my hotel, an “internal communications p
yeguabahia
yeguabahia
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Full Day Trail Ride
I had a fantastic day riding at Rancho El Rosario! The ranch is beautiful. Jose is friendly, knowledgeable, and a
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