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Day 1: Pick up at Salta city airport. Transfer to Estancia. Dinner.

Day 2: Early in the morning to La Viña (2hrs). Meet the horses. Last minute packing before riding into the mountainous forest of Valle de Lerma along the course of the Las Pircas stream. At sunset, arrive at El Churqui mountain refuge to spend the night where we will be awaited with an energizing homemade meal.

Day 3: As we ascend, the dense forest gradually gives way to grasslands. This is the land of the wild horses. Once we reach aprox. 9000 feet and have the chance to see some condors, we find the passage that leads to the desertic Calchaquí Valley. We head towards the town of Amblayo where we will spend the second night. It has only 150 dwellers. It is renowned for its goat cheese. Traditional lamb barbecue at dinner.

Day 4: We visit the town and its ancient chapel and ride all day through the Calchaquí Valley to our next stop at Isonza ranch.

Day 5: Isonza is a working ranch. During this morning you are welcome to join in with the everyday life of the ranch. After lunch we ride and hike to visit the archeological remains of ancient settlements and pictographs. Overnight at Isonza.

Day 6: A long day ride across the Calchaquí Valley but heading back to the mountain range that divides both valleys. A day full of contrasts. When we reach the very steep slopes of Chilo at 9000 feet the view is awesome. We are forced to get off the horses and let them go down on their own. The forest landscape is back. We ride along the narrow gorges of the Chilo River. Its walls are as tall as 120 feet. We arrive at La Viña, say farewell to our horses. Transfer to Estancia to spend the night after a well deserved dinner.

Day 7: Transfer to Salta City airport.

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Days: 7 days/6 nights, 5 riding days
Dates: departures all year round. Please ask for our schedule
Horses: Mountain horses
Pace: Slow with enough opportunities for those 
who like to canter and gallop. 6-7 hrs /day
Level: Suitable for novice to experienced riders. Wide selection of horses to suit all levels of riders
Weather: Summer Hi 86°F - Lo 50°F; Winter Hi 70°F - Lo 32°F
Meeting place: Salta city airport (flight via Buenos Aires - Argentina)
Included: Transfers to/from Salta city, accommodations (2 nights in Estancia, 4 nights mountain refuge), all meals (pic-nic at lunch) and beverages. Camping shower. English speaking guides. Not included are flights, travel insurance, gratuities. 

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