Horse trekking into the Andes El Huecu, Argentina Horseback Riding
El Huecu, Argentina Horseback Riding

Estancia Ranquilco is a remote luxury lodge in Patagonia. Guest suites have sweeping river views and include stone fireplaces, sitting areas, large bathrooms and private balconies. Experience outstanding horseback riding adventure vacations.

From $250 / night

Active Adventure

Our beautiful guest ranch is located in northern Patagonia in the foothills of the Andes in Argentina. Accessible only by horse and steeped in traditional gaucho culture, Estancia Ranquilco offers magical, out of the ordinary, riding adventures.

Estancia Ranquilco is breathtakingly beautiful, rugged, remote and pristine - and the best way to see it is from the back of one of our horses. Our horses are reliable, responsive and energetic, and we have one for every rider, new or advanced.

We offer a range of accommodations for the rider, including all inclusive lodging in our private cottages or a self catering option in simple adobe houses.

In 2010, we are excited to offer horse trekking into the Andes. Seven and ten day trips combine luxury lodging at our ranch with camping in the stunning, ever changing landscapes of the cordillera. Our horse pack trips allow you to reach areas in the mountains inaccessible by car.

Our horse treks are designed to bring you in direct contact with the landscape, animals and people of Patagonia. This is a unique small group horseback adventure into rugged and pristine mountains. You will enjoy breathtaking scenery, excellent local food, sure footed, responsive horses and the serenity only possible in deep nature.

If you love horses and want adventure travel to one of the world’s last frontiers, think Patagonia. Horsemanship here is a way of life. Come join us.

The View

Typical Day

Typical day at the ranch pre-trip: Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Casa Grande featuring homemade yogurt, granola, and fresh eggs cooked to order. We’ll spend these two days at the Ranquilco lodge getting familiar with the horses, the tack, and the landscape. You’ll learn to saddle and care for your horse, and also to help tack and load the packhorses. During day rides, we’ll talk about trail safety, extended horse travel, and specific considerations of the local geography, weather, and culture. There will also be time to enjoy the river, the lodge, and the scenery. Finally, we’ll go over personal gear, group items, food, and pack gear as we prepare to ride off into the mountains. Lunch and dinner will be served family style and will feature traditional Argentine dishes.


Map & Directions

Estancia Ranquilco, El Huecu, Argentina 8470
Points of Interest
Estancia Ranquilco

Nearby Attractions and Services

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Rates & Availability

October through April
per person/per day

Seven Day Mountain Pack Trip: January 12-18, 2010 and January 20-26, 2010, $1600
Ten Day Mountain Pack Trip: February 10-18, 2010, $2250

Discounts are negotiable for families or groups or longer stay durations.

*Please contact advertiser for rates & availability for your travel dates.

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