The Northern Trail Ride, Argentina

Be prepared for Big Landscapes, Amazing Horses, Culture Alive, Historic Accommodations, and Winetasting!

Essential travel information

 Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

travel documentation

  • International Passport:  Required for most foreigners (still 6 months valid)

  • Visa:  most European and Latin American citizens do not need a visa to travel to Argentina. Contact the Argentinan Embassy in your country for more information. 

  • Travel Insurance is mandatory.

  • Trip Cancelation Insurance, mandatory.

  • International and local flights tickets. Gateway is Salta (SLA). 

  • Vaccinations: not mandatory but recommended (consult your physician)

  • Luggage: the maximum allowable weight of your luggage depends from airline to airline. Check with the airline or travel agent how many kilograms and pieces of luggage you can take. Your personal luggage is transported during the trek to the various stopovers.

general information, country

  • Currency: the Argentinan peso is the currency of Argentina identified by the symbol $

  • Health: Argentina is, in general, a safe country in terms of health. You can easily eat and drink anything without being stomach bothered. Eating raw vegetables, salads and ice creams is normally no problem.  There are no vaccinations required and there is no malaria in this part of Argentina. In case of illness or an accident, there are good hospitals and doctors in the region.

  • Language: Spanish is the official language in Argentina, but do not worry our guide speaks 6 languages and will help and translate with pleasure where needed.

  • Safety: Argentina together with Chile and Uruguay are considered the safest countries in South America. The region that we visit during the trail ride is rural, pleasant and very welcoming.

  • The Electricity and plugs: https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/ar/argentina/  

  • General information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina_(disambiguation)

  • Time: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ 

riding, general information

  • Horses: Peruvian Paso Horses

  • The riding: 11 day trip of with 7 days on horseback, trail riding from one place to the other, an average of 5 hours per day in the saddle.

  • Saddles: comfortable Argentinian saddles

  • Guides: professional and multilingual guides

  • Comfort: High standard comfort in colonial hotels and posadas and 1 night of Comfortable camping in big tents. (single participants of the same sex share rooms & tent)

  • Riding level: Suitable for intermediate to experienced riders. You should be confident on a horse at all paces.

  • Group Size: Minimum 8 participants and Maximum  14 riders

  • Riders weight limit: 100 Kg

travel gear

  • A warm sweater 

  • A warm jacket 

  • Warm clothing, especially for the evenings/nights

  • 4 or 5 T-shirts and a minimum of 2 shirts with long sleeves.

  • Jodhpurs or jeans to ride with 

  • Riding shoes or boots/riding shoes with mini-chaps or long chaps

  • The second pair of shoes for the evening

  • Comfortable clothing + a Hat to protect you from the sun

  • One towel

  • Swimsuit 

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Water canteen 

  • Camera…

* we have raincoats and saddlebags available for you.

* It is recommended to put your luggage in a travel bag instead of a hard suitcase. 14 bags are easier to get in the backup vehicle than 14 suitcases.  (thanks!)

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dirección:

Avenida 2 con calle 41,
Urbanización El Encanto

5101 Mérida (Venezuela)

Teléfono +58-274-263.86.33

Fax +58-274-263.68.84