FARELLONES VALLEY

THE COWBOYS

Very close to Santiago (40 minutes from downtown) experience a horseback riding and enjoy for one day like an Arriero (the cowboy of the Chilean Andes). We will explore the part of the Farellones Valley in a horseback riding trip along Molina creek through a beautiful valley sourranded by great mountains.

Highlights:  40 minutes from Santiago / along Molina River  / giant rock walls / arrieros culture / native wildlife

Options: ask for an overnight trip pressing here

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Location

Santiago, Chile


Difficulty

Easy. Terrain is pretty flat mostly of the time.


Horseback riding time

3,5 hours round trip (rest time has been included)


Transportation time

40 minute by car from Santiago to the beginning of the path.


Technical data

Lenght: 4,5 miles (one way) / Ramp: 1200 ft / Maximum Altitude: 4650 ft.


Season

Year round. Specially beautiful in winter when the summits are snow-caped


Requirements

Age of participants must be between 14 and 75 years old. Physical and medical condition must be compatible with activity (When in doubt, please ask).

The times on the itinerary below are an approximation of the schedule. These times could vary depending on weather and the speed of your group. A more accurate pick -up time will delivered once we receive your pick -up address obtained through the booking process.

9:30 Pick up at hotel or meeting point in Santiago.

10:30 We´ll arrive to the starting point in the Santa Matilde Farm, where horses will be outfitted in front of the "Medialuna"

11:00 We´ll start the adventure through the wonderful valley alongside Molina River

12:30 Lunch break under the impressive Andean mountains

13:00 Return

14:30 Back to starting point

15:30 Back in your hotel in Santiago.

Warning: This activity could include ride in irregular terrain, driving by land roads, sudden changes of weather, ride under strong sun.

What's included

  • Private transportation (Pick up from your Hotel)
  • Guides: 1 each 4 clients
  • Horses
  • Arriero
  • Lunch Box (isotonic juice, granola or energy bars, sandwich, fruits, cookies, chocolate)
  • Park fee
  • First aid kit
  • VHF Radio and Satelital Phone

What's not included

  • Personal Clothing (Please check "Gear")
  • Small backpack (Rent available)
  • Personal Insurance

What to bring:

Summer:

  • Small backpack. If you haven´t, we can rent to you. (10 USD)
  • First layer or sport t-shirt
  • Polar Fleece or similar
  • Wind jacket
  • Hiking pants or similar comfortable to walk/ shorts (ask for the weather the day before)
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat/ lipbalm
  • Sunscreen

Winter:

  • Summer gear
  • Down or puffy Jacket
  • First layer upper and lower body
  • Liner gloves
  • Wool hat
  • Balaclava/ Neck gator

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